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Old 24-12-2004, 03:43 AM
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I'm up I geuss

Vintage 97 12" LX200 version 4.32. Meade superwedge. 2" Diagonal. GFT shortened 12". Customized Superwedge. Orion Dewshield. Kendrick straps for Corrector, EP's and Finder. Now I need one for the Guidescope. Speaking of....90MM Meade F/11 that will be running a ToUCam SC1 w Guidedog. Canon Digital Rebel with IR Filter removed. All controlled aby a Dell 2.8 P4 Laptop with 1 gig ram, Mobile 9700Pro and WINXPPro running Cartes du Ciel, GuideDog, DSLR Focus and MaximDL Ver. 4

Thanks for looking.

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Old 25-12-2004, 06:12 AM
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ARAGORN.....thanks a lot for the advice !!!....now you've just sparked an idea in my head !!!!!....I've just finished making 1 of the 2 dust covers for my 12" GSO, and now I know EXACTLY how I'm gonna make a dewcap/ stray light blocker !!!!!....I'll just use cardboard and line the inside of it with felt or that black stuff with adhesive backing that's available at WAL-MART !!!!...THANK-YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION !!!!!!.....here's a pic of 1 of my completed dust caps...
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Old 25-12-2004, 06:14 AM
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here is the dust cap on the front of the scope...thanks again ...!!!
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:56 PM
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Ok here's the rig outside now. I saw comet Machholz, and fit the entire Pleiades into the field of my new 32mm Antares erfle...wow ...what a huge field size !!!
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:59 PM
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Hi, I'm Andrew. This is my setup....

http://comethunter.com/images/scopesetup.JPG

10" LX200GPS
3x Televue Barlow
QC4000pro

Mods I've done to the old girl include installing Bob's Knobs and I've also re-greased the Dec. drive - Meade made a mess of it.

Giving the barlow first light tonight with the QC.

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Old 15-01-2005, 09:39 AM
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I've still got to sort out my observing discipline ... I've got a few too many cables to trip over when I've set everything up..(ToUcam, DSC, Focuser, scope fine pointing, power) ...
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Old 26-01-2005, 05:30 PM
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I'll try and make my first post...this is our gear
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Old 27-01-2005, 05:23 AM
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This is father bear 16" mother bear 8" and baby bear 6".

Father bear wasn't completely finished at the time of photo with the focuser not yet installed.

Since this pic was taken I've sold the 8" and used the funds to make an 11".
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Old 27-01-2005, 05:28 AM
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This was me as a younger fella (bald old fart now) finishing off polishing the 16" mirror. I ground all the mirrors in the above telescopes and a few more besides.
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Old 27-01-2005, 12:00 PM
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Meade LX200 Classic on Milburn wedge. Losmandy dovetail system with 3-axis camera mount. Olympus OM-1 camera body with 200mm f4 Zuiko telephoto. JMI NGF-S focuser. TeleVue Everbrite diagonal.
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Old 27-01-2005, 06:48 PM
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Here is my major rig (as of about 2 months ago) - see attached picture


Its a 12.5" F6 truss dob. It has a NGF DX2 focuser, Discovery secondary and as far as I know it's a Meade primary. The scope is home built by a boat builder at the Gold Coast, so the mirror and rocker boxes are very solid (marine ply), and it is a solid scope all over.

I was searching for reviews on the 42mm GSO Superview when I arrived here and read Mark Hodson's review. Thought I would join.

Thanks for the welcome!!
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Old 27-01-2005, 11:25 PM
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I have had the comment about the focuser before. I think the design was out of one of those popular US telescope making books.

I have another piccy which show the scope from a different angle - see attached
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Old 27-01-2005, 11:30 PM
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Here is another piccy showing the mirror box & mirror. As you can see, there is a heap of room in the mirror box and I could probably easily accomodate a 14.5" at a shorter focal ratio

If you want some more photos of particular details I can get to it this weekend and pass them on
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Old 29-01-2005, 06:41 AM
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wow those new scope pics are a wonderful addition to this post!!!...I wish that MY focuser was on the right side just like astro south's. My old 12.5 inch had the focuser on the right side and I was very used to working with the scope that way. My new scope however, has the focuser on the left side, ( which is ok because I am used to using it this way ). Here's the newest shot of my scope with the light shield on the end....cheers and clear skies to all.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:13 AM
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Thought it was about time I sent in a shot of my second favourite rig, ie Mapleton Observatory C-11
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Hi Guys, Pics of the Mod Dob.
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:25 PM
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And the home built(can't you tell)? electronic focuser.
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:28 PM
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The curved rod camera tracker.
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:31 PM
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And for comfort. (one more H/Build).
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:33 AM
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My "observatory" with Tak130

The TOA130 in my roll off roof observatory.
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