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Old 20-02-2011, 08:25 PM
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Some "drool" quality equipment on this thread !
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Old 21-02-2011, 08:34 AM
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Seen that somewhere before H. LOL

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Old 21-02-2011, 09:20 AM
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The only time I have had all 3 scopes setup so far...
Nice collection, wow! Very, very nice. Which one belongs to the wife?
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Old 22-02-2011, 07:02 AM
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my scope 2

This is my 10 inch dob on trolley!

This is how you move a dobsonian!!!!!!!

I don't even have to take telescope of trolley to observe.I can move trolley 360 degrees to see any part of sky.

"Show me yours and I'll show you mine"
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Old 23-02-2011, 04:10 PM
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my scope 3

my 4 inch Achromat (102mm) refractor!!!!


It on a skyscan 2001 mount.

D=102mm F=1000mm Coated Optics.

this telescope I was lucky enough to buy in 2007 from a western sydney pawn shop in st marys.I got a terrific bargain.

There is something about a "live" view through a telescope that is very difficult to capture in photographs, no matter how spectacular


The front objective lens doesn't have adjustable screws like the current skywatchers.It has no brand name but i think it is an early skywatcher.It produces good sharp images.It is a good companion to my big apeture (10 inch and 12 inch)dobsonians.

"Show me yours and I'll show you mine"
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Old 26-02-2011, 07:04 PM
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I have this Orion Starblast 4 5 eq YOu can find it on the net hmm! Testfreaks might have it . Pretty nice though for the price.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:02 AM
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Show me yours and I'll show you mine

my 5 inch Achromat (12O mm) refractor!!!!

D=120mm F=1000mm Coated Optics.


THIS IS MY 5 INCH SAXON REFRACTOR.
It is black in colour while my other 4inch refractor is blue.
it is a high quality refractor without breaking the bank!!
It is achromat refractor design which is the same design as the worlds biggest refractor: the yerkes 40 inch refractor built in 1895.
Its objective lens is a Lens doublet (A set of two lenses, one concave and one convex, made from different types of glass. Together the lenses correct both spherical and chromatic aberrations. A single lens alone cannot correct these aberrations)



It is nice to look at and nice to look through.

IT IS ON A 17 YEAR OLD JAPANESE EQUATORIAL MOUNT.It is very solid and sturdy and doesn't shake, rattle and roll.

IT PRODUCES SHARP IMAGES OF THE MOON AND OTHER PLANETS
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IT HAS ADJUSTABLE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE LENS CELL .
This is my second refractor.I think it is a rebadged skywatcher.They not only rebadge cars but they rebadge telescopes too!
It has motor drive attached(see box attached to mount in photos) but I've never used it.

Stay tuned.More photos coming soon!
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:12 AM
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Nice collection of scopes Mr Bruess - loads of performance without spending a gazillion dollars.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:48 AM
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What i do on cloudy nights... collimate the scope with a made-in-china artificial star!
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:18 AM
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What i do on cloudy nights... collimate the scope with a made-in-china artificial star!
Acquired '' Target '' Sir .... 4th floor ..... 2nd window on left ..... do I take the shot .... ?
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:35 AM
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New Tripod.

This is a new mount I recently purchased.



The mount holds two telescopes side by side or a single telescope on one side. The telescopes do not have to be of equal weight since this is an isostatic mount with the center of gravity near the telescope position. This configuration improves damping time showing less vibration than one arm fork mounts..!

- Dual mounts to attach 2 telescopes or 1 telescope + some accessories
- Butter smooth head movements
- Very sturdy William Optics Walnut wooden tripod

One of the scopes can be positioned ''anywhere'' it likes and does not interfere with the other scopes position. ... so 2 people can be viewing at different ' targets ' at the same time. You can see this as per photo shown.

Cheers .... Colin.




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Old 11-03-2011, 02:11 AM
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OK so this image is a bit out of date (lovely motorised Moonlight focuser & some "electric spaghetti" cleanup added since then) but I thought I'd add it to the list of toys anyway.
At this latitude ( -12.5 deg ) it sits quite low & almost needs a weight on the back leg to stop it toppling over.

As for the Aussie flag ground mat...well I'm no great patriot it's just that we have quite a few F18 Hornets & Tiger attack helicopters flying overhead at times so if they mistake it for a missle launcher at least they know it's a friendly.

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:55 AM
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Here are some photos of my setup. They were taken at home with the last two amoungst the rice paddies at my dark site.
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here is my brand new CG-14 with g2 in lounge room waiting for first light. The Sydney weather is shocking lately.

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Old 05-04-2011, 07:05 PM
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About time to update what I am currently using.
I don't think I have updated my gear in this thread for a few years.

- EQ6 Mount with v2.5a Skyscan
- Saxon 120mm f5 Achromat with Modified ToUcam Pro II guide camera & Orion Accufocus electric focusser
- Skywatcher 6" f5 Achromat with Modified Samsung SCC-A2333 AstroVideo camera

This set-up is for Live Astrocast broadcasting on Night Skies Network.
All driven remotely from inside the house
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:55 PM
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Dual Scope Tripod

A few pics of how 2 scopes are " handy " in conjunction with each other. Comparing 2 different Scopes on the " one " object is quite interesting .... especially with different focal lengths.

Cheers ... Flash
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Back into it after a break...

Something portable this time...

A couple of WO,s , Off Icetrade... now waiting to travel with this kit...
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Old 16-04-2011, 09:41 PM
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My grab and go is getting there slowly. Main scope is an FLT98CF with a FT focuser, a zenithstar 66 rides on top and its all swung by a Sphinx SXD mount. Main camera is a QHY9 with a QHY5 for guiding and a 7 position 2" FLI filter wheel. The hub is a nice addittion with 9 adjustable power outlets, 4 adjustable dew heater outlets, 5 USB 2 powered outlets, focus control and GPS all in one box. Only 2 wires out plus the guide cable

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Here are some photos of my equipment setup so far,

* 12" Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (UHTC)
* Meade Giant Field Tripod, Peterson Engineering Equipped
* Tele Vue Ethos 17mm
* Meade Super Plossl 40,32,26,20,12.4,9.7,6.4mm
* Meade 2" diagonal
* Orion Moon Filter
* Meade Zero Image-shift Micro-focuser
* Bob's Knobs Collimation
* Kendrick Dew Control
* Home Made Dew Cap
* JMI Case.

Wayne.
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Old 18-04-2011, 07:16 PM
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Here are some photos of my equipment setup so far,

* 12" Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (UHTC)
* Meade Giant Field Tripod, Peterson Engineering Equipped
* Tele Vue Ethos 17mm
* Meade Super Plossl 40,32,26,20,12.4,9.7,6.4mm
* Meade 2" diagonal
* Orion Moon Filter
* Meade Zero Image-shift Micro-focuser
* Bob's Knobs Collimation
* Kendrick Dew Control
* Home Made Dew Cap
* JMI Case.

Wayne.
Very impressive Wayne .... makes my Meade LX90 8" ACF look like a toy .
Cheers ... Flash
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