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Old 16-06-2014, 06:27 PM
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You wouldn't be strolling about in shorts around here matey !!!
Nice systems you have there Col.
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Old 16-06-2014, 09:01 PM
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Got them out for tonight ..... looking good so far ......

Nice pair of 'scopes Col. i notice you have a fringe killer. An excellent filter to go with the Vixen would be a Baader Planetariun UHC-S for nebulae.

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Old 03-08-2014, 03:25 PM
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Now I have had this scope for nearly a year time for a photo or two...again.
My 6" f12 Istar ATM scope on the 1877 Gaunt EQ mount, soon to have a tangent arm on the Dec, setting circles and slomo RA gear with friction clutch.
The finder is a Polarex 40mm kindly given from Matt (Kunama) and the 'finder scope' is a 90mm f11.1 Orion with GSO 2" Crayford and 38mm SWA 70 eyepiece giving 2.7 of sky.
It's crying out for an Observatory.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:45 PM
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Great G & G Scope you got there Matt .. .. just kidding
Renovate the shed in the background for the ORB .. .. or is that the ' Chook House '

Col.. ..

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Old 03-08-2014, 06:52 PM
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..... 6" f12 Istar ATM scope on the 1877 Gaunt EQ mount, soon to have a tangent arm on the Dec, setting circles and slomo RA gear with friction clutch .....
That's an impressive bit of kit
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:11 PM
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WOW Matt, just WOW! Beautiful
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:39 PM
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Saxon ED120 on Celestron AVX
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Old 13-08-2014, 10:32 AM
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These are a very , very good APO on a great mount , will you do a small report on these when you have used them a bit ? thanks in advance .
I have a 127mm f8 and this sized scope kinda hits the sweet spot on most objects , well done .
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QUOTE=hobbit;1108216]Saxon ED120 on Celestron AVX[/QUOTE]
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Old 14-08-2014, 09:33 PM
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Nice easy Setup ... very light ... can pick up with 1 hand and carry.
TAK76D fitted with FT Focuser on Vixen / TeleVue Hybrid Mount.

EDIT....The beauty of this Mount is.... the Top TeleVue Caddy can ' spin ' 360* degrees ( the caddy sits on a bearing ) ......I don't have to move the Tripod at all to position the Scope towards a different direction... just ' spin ' the Scope around to any direction you want to point and look and the Tripod stays ' still '.


Flash.....
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Old 14-08-2014, 09:34 PM
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Nice easy Setup ... very light ... can pick up with 1 hand and carry.
TAK76D on Vixen / TeleVue Hybrid Mount.

Flash.....
Neat set-up, Col
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Old 17-08-2014, 05:33 PM
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Old 17-08-2014, 08:02 PM
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More to add tomorrow, but here is my FSQ85 at least
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Old 19-08-2014, 06:29 AM
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Not as exciting as a lot of the posts here, but this is my current set of toys:
  • NEQ6 Pro
  • Atik 314L+
  • Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80
  • QHY5L-II mono
  • Orion Deluxe OAG
  • ZWO LRGB + Filter wheel
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Old 20-08-2014, 10:37 AM
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Hi Lee

A nice looking setup, all scopes are exciting. You'll be getting some nice widefields with that rig.
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Old 20-08-2014, 10:58 AM
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Not as exciting as a lot of the posts here, but this is my current set of toys:
  • NEQ6 Pro
  • Atik 314L+
  • Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80
  • QHY5L-II mono
  • Orion Deluxe OAG
  • ZWO LRGB + Filter wheel

Nothing wrong with that setup Lee that a 90 Rotation won't fix
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Old 20-08-2014, 08:38 PM
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And I always thought there was no 'up' in space but what a great set up looking forward to seeing a few photos this will be able to produce , this is an APr's dream set up , nice .
Brian.
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Old 20-08-2014, 09:44 PM
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That's a great setup Lee, I used to have basically the same gear and it worked really well together

I thought something looked a bit off with your pic though (and not the 90 degree offset that Matt pointed out ) - your EQ6 is backwards on the tripod!? I'm sure it's not your fault as the mount only fits on one way but I'm sure it looks like it's facing the opposite way to mine!
Perhaps they've put the knob thing on the wrong side or maybe they've changed that since I got mine...?
You wouldn't want to live too far north or the counter weights would hit that front leg!
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Old 20-08-2014, 10:06 PM
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The peg on the top of the tripod can be switched from one side to the other. I use mine in the same configuration as it happens!
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Old 20-08-2014, 10:12 PM
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Forgot to mention my favourite part of that set up... my Moonlite focuser. God I love that thing. After having a stock SW ED80 focuser... and then having it go bad, using that thing is amazing.

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Nothing wrong with that setup Lee that a 90 Rotation won't fix
haha thanks mate :-)

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That's a great setup Lee, I used to have basically the same gear and it worked really well together

I thought something looked a bit off with your pic though (and not the 90 degree offset that Matt pointed out ) - your EQ6 is backwards on the tripod!? I'm sure it's not your fault as the mount only fits on one way but I'm sure it looks like it's facing the opposite way to mine!
Perhaps they've put the knob thing on the wrong side or maybe they've changed that since I got mine...?
You wouldn't want to live too far north or the counter weights would hit that front leg!
I just got the mount second hand very recently and I was surprised by this as well, as my previous mount was as you describe.

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The peg on the top of the tripod can be switched from one side to the other. I use mine in the same configuration as it happens!
I didn't even think of doing that.
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Old 22-08-2014, 12:55 PM
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At-65q quad apo

Arrived 2 Day's ago .... from O/Seas.

I had 1 of these about 2 years back and let it go ... now there's a ' waiting ' list to get one ....

These are very very nice ... compact ....FPL53 ED Optics ... Quality Build and Solid ' feel ' ....Smooth 360* Rotating Focuser.

I just need to find a ' nice ' Mount for it... Alt/Az

Col....
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