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Old 19-03-2005, 05:21 PM
bird (Anthony Wesley)

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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Rubyvale QLD
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Here's a pic of my shiny toy...

It's a 10" f/6 newtonian, sporting a precision primary by Mark Suchting of Sydney (Deep Sky Optics).

The tube is aluminium, which minimises tube currents (aluminium doesn't supercool like other metals).

The focusser is a JMI DX1-M, and you can see my colour wheel and camera are fitted in this picture.

The scope is sitting on a Losmandy G-11 mount, and an old sony vaio acts as my scope computer in the instrument case on the ground under the tripod.

You can just see the heatsinks at the mirror end of the tube from my homebrew peltier cooler that I use to fast-cool the mirror.

regards, Bird
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