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Mmmmm Saturn Nebula at 953x

Now that would be a sight to see.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:33 PM
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Mmmmm Saturn Nebula at 953x

Now that would be a sight to see.
My one regret is not making a sketch Even the faint extentions with the nobs on the ends were relatively easily seen with averted vision. And they were aircraft runways! One all previous occasions I was straining like hell to see them. The following night I was not able to replicate the view, even though I had other PNs in Sagittarius at nearly 800x. So you can just imagine the seeing during that time!
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:13 PM
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Meade 12" LX200 GPS, also have a meade AR6 on the way also for planetary stuff
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Old 27-09-2010, 02:53 AM
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The beastie...
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Old 27-09-2010, 07:01 AM
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You're signature at the bottom cracked me up Martin. LOLOL Nice looking beastie it is too.
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Old 29-09-2010, 07:15 AM
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Hi Victor - welcome to IIS

Wow - that's a beautiful machine. I'm not usually a dob man, but this instrument of yours is gorgeous. Well done! May I ask what woods have you used in its construction?

I also like how it matches your decor. Very nice
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Old 29-09-2010, 04:43 PM
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Hi Chris, thanks.
I have used high quality beech marine plywood.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:41 PM
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wow very nice scope Victor. Love the clean, smooth lines.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:59 PM
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My two toys

My trusty SE 8 and My Skywatcher BD12
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:18 PM
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My birthday present, Tak Sky 90, @ the IISAC last weekend.

Her first time under the stars.

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Old 28-10-2010, 11:20 AM
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My trusty SE 8 and My Skywatcher BD12
I love your scope, Haydn .
How much does it weight? I mean the one of the second pic.

Cheers.
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Old 28-10-2010, 12:13 PM
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A year on and my gear has changed a little bit.
My 12" solid tube dob is now a truss dob, for transport reasons.
My new, 22 year old, TV Genesis now sits on my DIY Alt/Az mount.
And the 'observatory' now has a screen to shield the neighbors lights.

No major changes anticipated from here on, very happy with what I've got.
But I might save up for a couple of decent eyepieces?........

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Old 30-10-2010, 11:09 AM
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A snapshot of the AP130 at IISAC.
Note replacment cwt shaft, and pier adaptor plate fitted.
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Old 22-11-2010, 11:12 AM
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For your consideration....
Tak TSA120 APO with SV50mm Finderscope & SV diagonal riding aboard the monster T-Rex alt/alz mount.
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Old 22-11-2010, 04:18 PM
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DROOOL!!!!!! do you use the tak for AP or just for visual??

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Old 22-11-2010, 04:30 PM
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Binoculars

Now if only I could join them as a binocular pair --- C14 and EdgeHD 1400 --- and clouds, clouds, clouds.
Peter
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Old 22-11-2010, 04:50 PM
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I think everyone knows what an LX90ACF looks like, mines an 8"
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Old 22-11-2010, 05:14 PM
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Hi Jenny!
Welcome to IIS. That a lovely setup you have.
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Old 23-11-2010, 01:20 AM
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DROOOL!!!!!! do you use the tak for AP or just for visual??

cheers,
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Hey Tony!
"Just" for visual!!!
But I spend hours at the EP when weather allows - I've not used any other scope that is as good on the moon. Seeing permitting, it'll take a 3.2 EP and a 2x barlow with no image breakdown!!! Fantastic views along the terminator.
Its no slouch on DSOs or Planets either, but a short FL EP, rather than a barlow is reccomended - again it seems to punch above its weight. Stick a 13mm Nagler or a 19mm Panotic in and they'll be prying you out of your chair when the sun comes up!
The mounts pretty awesome too.
I plan to write a 'double review' soon, but would like a few more clear nights to do some doubles and fainter nebulae.
Thanks for drooling!
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