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Old 09-01-2006, 07:25 PM
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Here is the last of my telescopes 250mm GSO Dob. Havent started customizing it yet but I want to get a crayford focuser and to paint the tube white for starters. I am standing next to the Dob and need lot's of customizing
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:41 PM
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Here is the last of my telescopes 250mm GSO Dob. Havent started customizing it yet but I want to get a crayford focuser and to paint the tube white for starters. I am standing next to the Dob and need lot's of customizing
Yer dob looks gr8 mate! Wish I had it hehe.... I'd leave the paint job for a rainy weekend though, you'd be HEAPS better off with a crayford. A paint job only looks good whereas a crayford IS good....
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Old 14-01-2006, 04:36 PM
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My setup and equipment.

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Old 20-01-2006, 08:29 PM
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Thumbs up The new scope and EQ6 with SynScan

Here's my new Celestron 9.25 atop the Skywatcher EQ6 and SynScan getting ready for some imaging

Will post some pix of the 8" f5 on the EQ5 soon.
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Old 21-01-2006, 10:47 AM
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Looks just like my scope matt, except I have a home made dew shield
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Old 21-01-2006, 11:09 AM
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time for an update...
i have posted this before on a seperate thread tho...
my 8" newt on a starfinder mount (thnx to chris)

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Old 21-01-2006, 11:14 AM
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Hey Rumples.

Ain't they a sweet looking outfit?

Yeah, I thought about making my own dewshield but then thought "why rob myself of spending even more money on astro gear", even the most basic of home-makeables?
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Old 22-01-2006, 09:59 AM
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Nice Vingo, what is the mount, where did you get it?

Matt, yeah I understand. I had to make mine while I was away down south. The dew there was pretty severe. Went to a camping store, bought a camp roll and some tap, ploy glue and sat in the caravan while it was raining and the girl was sleeping and made it. Cost $22.00 and 2 hours of my time. I think the test was on also, so I had a great afternoon. Nice and peaceful and productive.
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Old 22-01-2006, 10:08 AM
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That's a pleasant scene Rumples.

It's been years since I stayed in a caravan on the coast. Strange, coz I love "vanning" it.
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Old 25-01-2006, 05:01 PM
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G'day all,
I will try and get some photos on here of my gear (got lots to learn when it comes to computers). 16" Meade f4.5 newtonian and 8" Celestron SCT both mounted on Astro Optical Supplies "Goliath" mount. Thomas Matthis 14" RA drive, 24" Dec tangent arm, controlled manually by push button hand control.

Have ordered 14"SCT Meade OTA to replace both telescopes, (should arrive within next month). Just purchased Canon 20Da, 50mm f1.4 and 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 lenses.

Telescopes housed in rotating observatory, which I built 32years ago at age 16. When observatory was first completed it was a dome shape, but when I added the 16" newtonian, enlarged the opening and altered the shape slightly. Also on first completion there were many uninvited guests (Inch ants) so I built a moat around the cement wall which is filled with water and has a layer of sump oil on top. As the dome extends down into the moat almost no dust gets inside either.

Now can someone please tell me how to attach photos to this. Are photos still toooooo large;
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Old 25-01-2006, 05:12 PM
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That's a nice looking observatory you have there. And no doubt nice dark skies to boot. Whats your seeing like there?

I would like to see an enlarged image of the mount itself. The first image is a little small and hard to see, even with good eyesight.
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Old 25-01-2006, 05:33 PM
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awesome lester!
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Old 25-01-2006, 06:56 PM
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g'day Paul,

The skies are very dark, don't know what the naked eye limit is (I will get onto that one day) Can just see the glow of Pt Lincoln 2 degrees up from the southern horizon. I will include another photo of the mount.Been trying for 2 hours to down load photo not having much luck. By this time others may have replied to my first message; so G'day all.
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Old 25-01-2006, 11:08 PM
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Very nice, looks very sturdy.
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Old 27-01-2006, 04:04 PM
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l have been looking for a scope/mount combination to use as a travel scope, l just got a Meade LXD 75 and attached the 152mm refractor and it seems a good combination.

lt balances nicely with just the original counterweight and seems to drive effortlessly in both axiis with no apparent strain at all.

l will do a complete review once l've had a chance to have a few observing sessions.

lt comes with Autostar Go-To and has a PEC training feature.
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Old 18-02-2006, 12:25 AM
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Heres what i use,
The etx 90 GOTO
celestron 675 powerseeker
And soon to get this..http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/detail.php?id=13
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Old 18-02-2006, 06:49 AM
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Hi Sonia, That's a great setup you have there.Here's a picture of my workhorse, ignore the "handsome" fella in the picture. I'm waiting for the Meade lightbridge scopes to arrive in OZ. My new scope will be a 12". Cheers, from another hot Sydney day ( 35C ) John.
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Old 19-02-2006, 10:03 PM
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MickoKing.... where did you get that FUNKY shirt??????

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Old 20-02-2006, 08:11 PM
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MickoKing.... where did you get that FUNKY shirt??????

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Kuta, Bali. I love the batik shirt's the Indonesians wear, very cool
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Old 20-02-2006, 10:36 PM
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told you all about the toys before, but here they are now in the right forum..

Tony

ps, the observatory is now a few months away and will soon make its flash and smoke appearance
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