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Old 28-08-2014, 06:01 PM
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Hey, if Bert is happy that's all that matters isn't it Paul and Pete? .......

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Absolutely correct Mike. However, he did say, "My differential flexure problems are almost non existent now." I am just pointing out the bleeding obvious.

If Bert is happy with that, then that is well and good with me. If it was me it would drive me crazy. So Bert if you are happy then I am happy for you. Best of luck.
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Old 28-08-2014, 06:34 PM
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I believe 99% of all the smug, safe imagers out there would similarly be frustrated by such obvious elongation.

My mere paltry system - amounting to no more than $8000 total - does not elongate stars. Never has
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Old 28-08-2014, 06:51 PM
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As a smug takahashi FSQ owner, here are my thoughts. Yes f3 is considerably faster optics and you go deeper faster.

While you have been playing Rube Goldberg with a considerably more expensive optic trying to get the basics right, I just bolted on the camera and made the thing work. So I'm a few years worth of exposure ahead. That's going to take some catching...even at f3.
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Old 28-08-2014, 06:57 PM
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As a smug takahashi FSQ owner, here are my thoughts. Yes f3 is considerably faster optics and you go deeper faster.

While you have been playing Rube Goldberg with a considerably more expensive optic trying to get the basics right, I just bolted on the camera and made the thing work. So I'm a few years worth of exposure ahead. That's going to take some catching...even at f3.

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Old 28-08-2014, 07:01 PM
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Imagine if one of those turnbuckle cable combinations came loose (or, became sentient) and wrapped itself around the mount while slewing...

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Old 28-08-2014, 07:07 PM
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As a smug takahashi FSQ owner, here are my thoughts. Yes f3 is considerably faster optics and you go deeper faster.

While you have been playing Rube Goldberg with a considerably more expensive optic trying to get the basics right, I just bolted on the camera and made the thing work. So I'm a few years worth of exposure ahead. That's going to take some catching...even at f3.
How did you do that, Brett? You must have two degrees in Physics!
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Old 28-08-2014, 07:40 PM
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Imagine if one of those turnbuckle cable combinations ... became sentient...and wrapped itself around the mount while ...

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Bondage indeed! Need a lot of lubrication to untangle that! (you crack me up H )

Honestly, I have seen jerry rigged, but this franken-scope takes the cake. Towels, C clamps, girders, turnbuckles... it needs a rigger!!!
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Old 28-08-2014, 07:41 PM
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How did you do that, Brett? You must have two degrees in Physics!
You ignore the realm of quantum mechanics my friend
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Old 28-08-2014, 08:55 PM
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What's with all you pussies imaging at crappy slow f3 speeds anyway, I do all mine at f1.9
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Old 28-08-2014, 11:01 PM
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All hail the Hyperstar....

I'll never catch Brett - my FSQ is a 1.5x less photon gatherer
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Old 29-08-2014, 08:22 AM
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To each their own folks. We're all here to learn from one another and i for one have benefited greatly from the generously shared knowledge, freely offered and given on this forum.

This hobby brings out the passion in people assuredly, and there are many personality types represented here. Many are working alone and for some this is the only method of sharing and maintaining a presence in the AP community.

I don't think its appropriate or fair to decry another's unique contribution or methods when it's much easier to simply let one's own opinion quietly "slip through to the keeper" instead of bringing someone down just because one's feathers are ruffelled.

This community is too small to support ego fuelled battles.

Move on everyone, and let's look forward to next amazing and positive contribution from this most talented and dedicated group of individuals!

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To each their own folks. We're all here to learn from one another and i for one have benefited greatly from the generously shared knowledge, freely offered and given on this forum.

This hobby brings out the passion in people assuredly, and there are many personality types represented here. Many are working alone and for some this is the only method of sharing and maintaining a presence in the AP community.

I don't think its appropriate or fair to decry another's unique contribution or methods when it's much easier to simply let one's own opinion quietly "slip through to the keeper" instead of bringing someone down just because one's feathers are ruffelled.

This community is too small to support ego fuelled battles.

Move on everyone, and let's look forward to next amazing and positive contribution from this most talented and dedicated group of individuals!

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Nicely put Andy.
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Old 29-08-2014, 08:52 AM
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Nicely put Andy.
Yes, well articulated Andy.
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Old 29-08-2014, 08:54 AM
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I'm f/5, and, I'm proud.

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Old 29-08-2014, 09:04 AM
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I swing both ways, f1.9, then back to f30.
None of these wishy washy inbetween ratios.

f5? I've never heard of it. Not even sure it exists...
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Old 29-08-2014, 11:25 AM
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A real roughy! Needs more work and some adjustment. Just a test to make sure that no movement occurred over a few days.

http://d1355990.i49.quadrahosting.co...04_DBE_SPI.jpg

Meanwhile argue amongst yourselves.

I have better things to do!

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Old 29-08-2014, 08:51 PM
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Guffaw...stars as tight as a ducks ar##

Don't think I have ever seen a rig supported by a piece of 4*4 but clearly working for you.

Top job.
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Old 29-08-2014, 09:06 PM
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Nope elongation left quadrant down to near centre.

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Old 29-08-2014, 09:54 PM
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bert, avert your eyes.

Lewis, am inexperienced at this, but I can't see the issue. Can you show me? Have trawled around the left hand quadrant near the centre but I must be missing something?
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A real roughy! Needs more work and some adjustment. Just a test to make sure that no movement occurred over a few days.

http://d1355990.i49.quadrahosting.co...04_DBE_SPI.jpg

Meanwhile argue amongst yourselves.

I have better things to do!

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ha ha good for you bert!, personally i am always amazed at you photos!
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