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Old 20-06-2006, 11:21 PM
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Pic 1: GS f5 12" reflector/dob with John Dobson's Autograph,
Ken, if John Dobson saw what you have done with the ota he would be attacking it with metho and a rag to take his autograph back

I like the eq mount , do the setting circles work well ?
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Old 20-06-2006, 11:40 PM
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Yeah, pretty ironic ain't it Geoff. The man who promotes simplicity and basics in Astronomy and I stick his name up in a computer controlled EQ bohemeth. He would cringe!

I don't know how to use setting circles
but they look good
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Old 20-06-2006, 11:54 PM
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I don't know how to use setting circles
The setting circles should be able to rotate freely of mount axis to "calibrate" the position, and then be locked to the axis to allow you to find objects by RA and Dec. reading off pointers on the setting circles.

What computerising does the mount have Ken ?
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Old 21-06-2006, 07:27 AM
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Oh, there's always more toys to spend your hard earned dollars on! The WO is only a SWAN, not an UWA, but this too shall come!

I just want the rain to stop now so I can move to first light!
I was only joking DaveO, from where I'm sitting a SWAN would be pretty nice too!!
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Old 21-06-2006, 12:58 PM
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What computerising does the mount have Ken ?
Stepper Program for the tracking, Geoff. Plus the Toucam program and electronic focusing. The kind of stuff that Mr Dobson would take off and throw out
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Old 21-06-2006, 01:14 PM
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yeah you are right ezy.... tell ya what, i'll swap ya!
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Old 21-06-2006, 09:55 PM
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Heres mine

Here she is! 10" dob, brand spanking new.
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Old 25-06-2006, 09:59 AM
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Awwww ,,,Ok then...

taken with the 350D.....
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Old 25-06-2006, 12:32 PM
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For those that might have missed this thread, here is my handy dandy grab-and-go 130mm newt before and after my 2" focuser upgrade mod.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...5&d=1145961361
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...3&d=1145961311
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...9&d=1150098768
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My Meade LX90 and Orion Express

Here's my stuff
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Hi

Here is my latest set up. I like it even thou some think that the mount is
"Chinese crappo mounts"

I think its a solid set up and I hope to have many night under the stars with it.
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good luck with it Dave, it looks like a fine setup and l hope you have many clear nights to enjoy it.
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Old 28-07-2006, 10:34 PM
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I like it even thou some think that the mount is
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Least you have a scope and mount !!! For what its worth I think its a nice looking setup.
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Old 28-07-2006, 10:45 PM
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Nice looking setup there Dave I hope you have many good nights observing with it
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I thought I was looking at my own setup when I saw that second picture smersh, until I saw it was fork and wedge mounted.

Hi. My name is paul and I have cable addiction
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:47 PM
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Here is my new scope on its newly made mount, which was a copy of the original base. This night the moon was full so not much observing got done so I decided to take a pic of it. Oops forgot to add this is an 200mm f6 Skywatcher telescope, with Orion accufocus (not shown)
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:25 PM
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Hi Andrew,

Looks very nice, hope it gives you hours of enjoyment.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:48 PM
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My F/7 newt and curved bolt astro drives setup at home, but now there is a new ED 80 on it's new pier, as well.

Cheers leon
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:02 PM
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Leon,

I love Pic number 2. Far better than number 1.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:19 AM
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I actually like #1 better.... but both #1 & #2 are great if you cross your eyes
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