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Old 07-08-2011, 07:11 PM
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Finally got around to shooting my current setup at Astrofest.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:38 PM
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Looks even better in the flesh, and you can see mine covered in a tarp in the background :thum bsup:
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:30 AM
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Finally got around to shooting my current setup at Astrofest.
Thats a beautiful model of your scope setup. I particularily like the realistic looking little man and boy figures in the background. How about you post pics of your real setup though!
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:37 AM
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Thats a beautiful model of your scope setup. I particularily like the realistic looking little man and boy figures in the background. How about you post pics of your real setup though!
It does look a bit like that, doesn't it. Depth of field really plays tricks on how we perceive an image.
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Old 19-09-2011, 09:29 PM
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Cool Graz , I have the same counter weights for my home built 5 inch f13
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my Meade APO on the cgem, since then have added a stellarvue finderscope and a moonlite focuser; my 10" GSO Newt on the EQ 6 pro, now that has two finder scopes on it (one on each side plus a 80mm Orion finder scope!)
Meade 8" SCT on Alt AZ not shown. Thongs cut in half as vibration suppression pads. Dew control by Big W gym mat!, big newt balanced with 5.99 gym weights also by Big W.
Just a small illustration of the bottomless pit of astronomy!
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Old 19-09-2011, 09:33 PM
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Here is another couple of photos of my 5 inch f13 planet buster .
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:57 PM
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Here's another set up...
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:00 PM
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My astrophotography equipment. Love my "baby"

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:21 PM
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Old 15-11-2011, 08:02 PM
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Nice Paula , you gotta love a 10 inch scope , I have one as well (mine is an f/10 tho) good sized scope , shows lots of deep sky objects very well and awsome on the planets.
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Old 16-11-2011, 07:14 AM
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Well here's my setup, taken at "Basalt Ridge Observatory" - notice the subtle use of red light to add some atmosphere...

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Old 16-11-2011, 08:00 AM
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Fascinating to see all the various setup combinations. Really makes you think about how your own setup is arranged for your requirements.
I'll get mine all up loaded on the pier when the weather allows and take a pic or two.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:49 AM
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My 13yr old Meade 1" with Losmandy GM-8

Hi,

This is my Meade 10" f/10 SCT with Losmandy GM-8 mount that I bought in 1998 - used it about 10 times, due to living in a unit, but now that I have moved to a house - I hope to get some more use out of it, especially if I make a small trailer to move it about. It is very solid and heavy - which was probably the reason I bought it, but made it less user friendly without a permanent place to sit.

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:22 PM
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My vintage Tasco 76mm & more recent 90mm Mak

Hi,

Here is a photo from the 2004 Venus transit. I have my vintage Tasco76mm f/15 refractor set up for solar projection. I bought this Tasco back in the mid 1980's second-hand from a colleague who was returning back to the US. The other scope is a Aspheric Optics 90mm f/13.3 Maksutov that I bought in HK about 10 years ago mounted on a piece of wood with my Sony Handycam. What is not so obvious is that the handycam is mounted on a Celestron #93804-A slow motion control, to allow the handycam to line up with the maksutov. The mount is a chinese version of the common EQ-3 - the manual version. I recorded the Venus transit from a carpark in Carlingford, NSW, Australia. Of course a tracking mount would be much better, but more on this later.

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Old 22-12-2011, 09:03 PM
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Its about time I posted my setup here. Its been pulled down for the wet session in Darwin, but as soon as its gone

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Old 22-12-2011, 09:15 PM
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Well here's my setup, taken at "Basalt Ridge Observatory" - notice the subtle use of red light to add some atmosphere...

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Old 31-12-2011, 07:02 AM
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Here my 10cm Genesis in use in Bali and in La Palma Island.

Note the counterweight
(I cannot afford bring extra 3kg for the 'official' counterweight supplied with the mount ...)

The last image is the 25cm Dob (right) and an 80mm tabletop spotting scope (left) in my backyard in Holland .... Note the different sky from AU .....

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:36 PM
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My astro~photography Setup

Hi everyone

Here is a picture of both our telescopes belonging to my wife and I.
Now that she has finished her Masters in Astronomy, I fear my scope time is limited.
Boy I hope she finds a time comsuming job soon.
Regards Paul.
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Old 15-01-2012, 09:27 AM
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Hi everyone

Here is a picture of both our telescopes belonging to my wife and I.
Now that she has finished her Masters in Astronomy, I fear my scope time is limited.
Boy I hope she finds a time comsuming job soon.
Regards Paul.
It will all work out Paul. You know I have the same issue, many of us do. You just need to be more creative on the excuses for getting out. See you soon mate!

Steve
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Old 15-01-2012, 09:40 PM
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My Big Baby & Little Baby.
10" GSO Dob & 6" Skywatcher Dob
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