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Old 13-01-2007, 08:19 AM
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Hi,

Here is a new member from the Americas and this is my Observatory equipment

http://www.rainerehlert.com/astro/ObsSetUp01.jpg

A Takahashi Mewlon 250S and a FS-78

and here my Studio equipment where I mainly test my stuff

http://www.rainerehlert.com/astro/TOA130-SP03.jpg

a Takahashi TOA 130 and severeal different Canon lenses using Lumenera and DMK cameras as well as modified Canon DSLR's
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Old 29-01-2007, 10:24 PM
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hopefully the final iteration of my equipment!

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Old 24-02-2007, 07:34 PM
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Here's my stuff - finally all working nicely!
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:41 PM
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Here's my automated setup. Details about the fitout can be found here:
http://www.david-higgins.com/Astronomy/fitout.htm
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:04 PM
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Hi Guys This is my new Imaging set-up

Takahashi FSQ-106, G11 Mount with Gemini Go-To, Canon 5D, plus some bits and pieces.

Cheers Leon
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Old 16-04-2007, 08:43 PM
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This is my set-up

Hi Guys,
This is my first post with this site. I have been into Astronomy since 1991 but only recently got this equipment.

As you can see I am a bit of a Takahashi nut.

I am a member of the ASNSW and was president of the soc in 2002 and 2003. I generally only use it up at Ilford each month but I am trying to get better set up for use in Sydney. I hope I can contribute as much to the IIS community as I think I'll get from being part of it.

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Old 16-04-2007, 09:24 PM
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Hi Monte,

to IIS.

It's great to have another skilled imager in the IIS community. Whilst I don't know much about imaging, I have seen Monte's set up at Ilford working by remote control from the house, combined with petrol generator and it's a pretty cool bit of gear.

Clear Skies
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Old 17-04-2007, 05:21 AM
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Welcome to IIS Monte! Great to have you here.

I look forward to your contributions and to seeing your images!
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Old 17-04-2007, 07:47 AM
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Thanks

Mike can just let you know how impressed I am with the functionality of the site? It is a pleasure to use and I haven't found anything that doesn't work or make sense. Congrats.
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Old 17-04-2007, 07:49 AM
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what a nice setup monte
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Old 18-04-2007, 06:59 AM
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Thought I'd post a few of the 22" - this was the last time out before the goto stuff goes on it, taken last weekend at the Spring Equinox star party here in the UK. Yes ,it was foggy

Arthur

PS - Celestron 114mm reflector, if you must know
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Old 18-04-2007, 07:18 AM
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Nice Dob

10/10 for craftsmanship and appearance. I hope to goto stuff doesn't detract too much from the clean lines. Don't worry it will be clear one day!
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Old 18-04-2007, 07:32 AM
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That's a lovely looking scope Arthur!
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Old 26-04-2007, 01:01 PM
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My Scopes

I've had the 60mm refractor for about 15 years, named the Tennerscope as it cost $10 complete with GEM from the recycle guy at the local tip. The finder and mount screws were all missing and no eyepieces but, being a fitter, they were manufactured during lunchbreaks (or when the boss wasn't looking). The first eyepiece was the lens from an 8mm cine projector turned down to fit the focuser, and it gave me my first views of the moon and milky way through a telescope. Optics are first class with no signs of chromic aberation. The tripod was a donation from some friendly surveyors
The 150 reflector was bought a couple of weeks ago so hasn't had a lot of use yet. It has taken a bit of fiddling to get the mirrors into better collimation, and the purchase of a few more eyepieces. Looking forward to getting it to a dark sky site and putting it through its paces.
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Old 28-04-2007, 01:35 PM
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about the mount. it looks like a vixen polaris or not far below in quality and plent

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I've had the 60mm refractor for about 15 years, named the Tennerscope as it cost $10 complete with GEM from the recycle guy at the local tip. The finder and mount screws were all missing and no eyepieces but, being a fitter, they were manufactured during lunchbreaks (or when the boss wasn't looking). The first eyepiece was the lens from an 8mm cine projector turned down to fit the focuser, and it gave me my first views of the moon and milky way through a telescope. Optics are first class with no signs of chromic aberation. The tripod was a donation from some friendly surveyors
The 150 reflector was bought a couple of weeks ago so hasn't had a lot of use yet. It has taken a bit of fiddling to get the mirrors into better collimation, and the purchase of a few more eyepieces. Looking forward to getting it to a dark sky site and putting it through its paces.
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Old 28-04-2007, 01:43 PM
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NICE scope

she looks very nice. sorry bout the last message [having problems with ice in space web site] anyway that mount looks like one i braught in christchurch 10 or more years ago,it carried a 60mm f15 refractor as well i was impressed with the quality shame i sold it.you just dont see them like that any more .clear skies
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Old 28-04-2007, 01:49 PM
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This is my current imaging set up of 8" celestron side by side mounted with 70x500 mm guidescope. All on HEQ5-Pro SynScanV3.1 mount. Have added a WO fine focusser to the 8" so that I can use a parfocal ronchi eyepiece and diagonal which slips out and the camera slips in - perfect focus for the DSLR.
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Old 30-04-2007, 09:04 AM
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The label on the scope marks it as a Vanex. I believe they were imported by an optician in Perth WA and rebadged. Here's a pic of the (rather agricultural) drive made for it 10 or 12 years ago. Its a stepper motor from an old computer disk drive, the ones that were about the size of a brick and weighed as much, grafted to a reduction gearbox salvaged from an old photocopier and drives the mount through a rubber tyred/knurled setup. The controller is a variable pulse 555 timer feeding into a 4017 decade counter and pulsing the stepper through small switching transistors. Worked reasonably well but some slippage on the rubber tyre. Might look out for a couple of gears to replace it now that I've dug it out of the box.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:53 PM
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Imaging and Visual setup

Here are pics of my imaging and visual setup showing:

1. A TOA 150 refractor for general viewing and photography.
2. An 80mm guidescope on the guiding mount,
3. A Canon EOS 350 with a 20 - 200mm lens(USM) for widefield shots.

Jerry.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:00 PM
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Wow! A TOA 150.

Very nice Jerry. Very nice
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