#921  
Old 29-05-2013, 10:49 AM
rogerg's Avatar
rogerg (Roger)
Registered User

rogerg is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 4,546
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacad01 View Post
I can see a nice sucker hole there Roger
haha, true And to think I didn't follow it
Reply With Quote
  #922  
Old 31-05-2013, 03:59 AM
skysurfer's Avatar
skysurfer
Dark sky rules !

skysurfer is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: 52N 6E (EU)
Posts: 1,128
Last week I got a very good 40cm Dobson for $1500 with a GSO mirror. Here the images.
http://skysurfer.eu/dobson.php
Reply With Quote
  #923  
Old 31-05-2013, 07:55 AM
rogerg's Avatar
rogerg (Roger)
Registered User

rogerg is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 4,546
Quote:
Originally Posted by skysurfer View Post
Last week I got a very good 40cm Dobson for $1500 with a GSO mirror. Here the images.
http://skysurfer.eu/dobson.php
I have to admit the first thing I noticed was the lush green garden! and I immediately thought "that's not Australia!"
Reply With Quote
  #924  
Old 05-06-2013, 06:16 PM
FlashDrive's Avatar
FlashDrive (Col)
Senior Citizen

FlashDrive is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Brisbane North
Posts: 4,223
Vixen NA140mm Scope.

Vixen NA140mm f/5.7 Achromat Petzval Design ( improved colour and flat field ) ...these don't ' show up ' to often...if fact..in the 5 years since I've been on this Site, I've seen 1 only up for grabs.

It's ' BIG ' ...but surprisingly light for it's size .... and my StellarVue M1 holds this VERY steady indeed.....I was apprehensive in the beginning doing this...but ...even with a ' deliberate ' bump, the Scope settled with in a second or so....surprised me ...!!

Being an Achromat, a 2" inch Baader Fringe Killer Filter is a must have for those ' brighter objects ' .......but where this Scope really excels is the Wide Field views it gives at 140mm Aperture.

Mind you...a ' T-Rex ' would be my choice of Mount for this....but that's for another day.....and yes...as per usual ...it's overcast and raining here right now...why am I not surprised ..

Now for the clouds to go away ........

Flash
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (P1011794.jpg)
219.6 KB157 views
Click for full-size image (P1011797.jpg)
222.6 KB174 views
Click for full-size image (P1011793.jpg)
174.0 KB125 views
Click for full-size image (P1011811.jpg)
188.4 KB161 views
Click for full-size image (P1011812.jpg)
125.2 KB145 views
Click for full-size image (P1011808.jpg)
182.4 KB146 views
Click for full-size image (P1011813.jpg)
128.2 KB129 views
Click for full-size image (P1011826.jpg)
192.0 KB135 views

Last edited by FlashDrive; 12-06-2013 at 03:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #925  
Old 05-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Kunama
...

Kunama is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,588
Nice !!!
definitely need a T-Rex for that one!
Reply With Quote
  #926  
Old 05-06-2013, 08:31 PM
UniPol's Avatar
UniPol
I Prefer Refractors

UniPol is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Blackheath, NSW
Posts: 1,449
Finally got my ideal set up for visual and imaging. I decided to fit the FSQ-106 to the EM-200 and the TOA-130 to the PMX.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (KICX4378 - 3.jpg)
115.3 KB224 views
Click for full-size image (KICX4379 - 3.jpg)
106.8 KB197 views
Click for full-size image (KICX4381 - 3.jpg)
100.4 KB244 views
Reply With Quote
  #927  
Old 06-06-2013, 03:07 PM
FlashDrive's Avatar
FlashDrive (Col)
Senior Citizen

FlashDrive is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Brisbane North
Posts: 4,223
Quote:
Originally Posted by UniPol View Post
Finally got my ideal set up for visual and imaging. I decided to fit the FSQ-106 to the EM-200 and the TOA-130 to the PMX.
Very Nice indeed Steve.....

Col...
Reply With Quote
  #928  
Old 06-06-2013, 04:32 PM
Kunama
...

Kunama is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by UniPol View Post
Finally got my ideal set up for visual and imaging. I decided to fit the FSQ-106 to the EM-200 and the TOA-130 to the PMX.
Beautiful setups Steve,
(..... every time my wife complains about me spending $$$ on astro gear I show her pictures of your stuff and tell her that she is lucky that my spending is under control ....... )
Reply With Quote
  #929  
Old 06-06-2013, 05:44 PM
UniPol's Avatar
UniPol
I Prefer Refractors

UniPol is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Blackheath, NSW
Posts: 1,449
Thanks Col and Matt. Apart from looking good the Taks certainly perform brilliantly. I often have the guilts looking at the amount of stuff I've collected over the years, but these bouts only last for about five seconds or so.
Reply With Quote
  #930  
Old 06-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Kunama
...

Kunama is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by UniPol View Post
Thanks Col and Matt. Apart from looking good the Taks certainly perform brilliantly. I often have the guilts looking at the amount of stuff I've collected over the years, but these bouts only last for about five seconds or so.
if it really bothers you looking at them, I am happy to store them for you!
Reply With Quote
  #931  
Old 06-06-2013, 06:53 PM
issdaol (Phil)
Registered User

issdaol is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 685
My Takahashi Mewlon 300 and EM400

Pretty rough and ready picture of the Mewlon 300 in action late one midnight/morning :-)

Will get a better action shot some other time
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Scope 004.jpg)
191.3 KB197 views
Reply With Quote
  #932  
Old 10-06-2013, 04:25 AM
denis0007dl (Denis Levatic)
Registered User

denis0007dl is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Umag, Croatia, Europe
Posts: 10
Here is my 10" tuned dob, and my binos: Mark V, WO and TS, but I have two Mark V binos, both tuned :-)
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (1.jpg)
32.9 KB128 views
Click for full-size image (2.jpg)
62.6 KB118 views
Reply With Quote
  #933  
Old 10-06-2013, 04:28 AM
denis0007dl (Denis Levatic)
Registered User

denis0007dl is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Umag, Croatia, Europe
Posts: 10
...and back side Tuned Mark V bino vs WO bino...

So, I will sell one Mark V bino!
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (3.jpg)
46.8 KB132 views
Reply With Quote
  #934  
Old 10-06-2013, 11:08 AM
LAW (Murphy)
Registered User

LAW is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 204
Well typically it's been nothing but rain and sucker holes for the entire New Moon weekend so I haven't even had a chance to play with my new Orion Autoguider setup. So I moved the mount under cover to route all the cables and recollimate the OTA.

It's not the most glamorous setup but I'm happy with it, 8" f/5 Skywatcher 'Black Diamond' + modded/cooled 450D, Orion ST80 + SSAG, on an older EQ6 which I've 'shoestring modded' for the Orion's ST-4 input an recently cleaned and tuned.
Bring on the clear skies!
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (855a6af7dd19b800b7abfd46e99ced1a.jpg)
89.0 KB162 views
Click for full-size image (1e0e187d2f7a5884b4bec2f340e0fe94.jpg)
94.6 KB147 views
Reply With Quote
  #935  
Old 18-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Kunama
...

Kunama is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,588
Seen one Tak, seen them all ....... but I just can't help myself
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (DSC_3253cn.jpg)
139.9 KB167 views
Click for full-size image (DSC_3252cn.jpg)
101.7 KB157 views
Click for full-size image (DSC_3251cn.jpg)
129.0 KB148 views
Click for full-size image (DSC_3250cn.jpg)
94.2 KB181 views
Click for full-size image (DSC_3246cn.jpg)
173.5 KB162 views
Click for full-size image (DSC_3245cn.jpg)
143.4 KB157 views
Reply With Quote
  #936  
Old 22-06-2013, 09:28 AM
alistairsam's Avatar
alistairsam
Registered User

alistairsam is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Box Hill North, Vic
Posts: 1,820
I've always wanted to post here for a long time, and I think I finally can.

This is a home built 10inch F4 Serrurier Truss with Carbon Fibre Truss segments, moonlite, mirrors from Orion Optics in the UK, guitar string spider.

I use a QHY8 and 1000d with a TS-9 OAG and a QHY5L-2 guidecam.
Mount is an NEQ6pro.

Now if only the skies cleared when the moon wasn't out!!

Cheers
Alistair
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (2013-06-21 22.12.45.jpg)
104.8 KB184 views
Click for full-size image (2013-06-21 22.13.15.jpg)
112.6 KB196 views
Click for full-size image (2013-06-21 22.13.38.jpg)
108.8 KB174 views
Click for full-size image (2013-06-21 22.52.20.jpg)
127.8 KB187 views
Reply With Quote
  #937  
Old 22-06-2013, 01:07 PM
byronpaul's Avatar
byronpaul (Paul)
Registered User

byronpaul is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greenvale, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 363
Alistair,

Looking good
Reply With Quote
  #938  
Old 22-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Kunama
...

Kunama is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,588
There'll be dark clouds over Box Hill for weeks and you have nobody to blame but yourself! Nice scope though .........
Reply With Quote
  #939  
Old 23-06-2013, 10:53 AM
sn1987a's Avatar
sn1987a (Barry)
Registered User

sn1987a is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rockingham WA Australia
Posts: 679
I finally got my new Servocat and Argo Navis up and running on my Lightbridge 16. Goto and tracking are working perfectly, a real joy to use!.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (LB 16 Servocat.jpg)
200.9 KB167 views
Reply With Quote
  #940  
Old 23-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Logieberra's Avatar
Logieberra (Logan)
Registered User

Logieberra is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,546
Quote:
Originally Posted by Logieberra View Post
My birthday present, Tak Sky 90, @ the IISAC last weekend.

Her first time under the stars.

Logie.
A few quipment changes since my last post here in Oct 2010: TOA. MX. FS60CB. Robofocus. Love all things Tak
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (20130623_125435.jpg)
186.2 KB191 views
Click for full-size image (20130623_125450.jpg)
178.3 KB189 views
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 08:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
EQ8-R
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Star Adventurer
Advertisement
Celestron RASA
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Astromechanics
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement