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Old 21-06-2020, 08:23 PM
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Very Nice Indeed Andrew

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Old 22-06-2020, 07:26 PM
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Thanks Col
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Old 05-07-2020, 01:26 PM
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Current Refractor .... !!

My Humble Setup .. !!

WO Megrez ED90mm F6.9
New Eyepiece Tray
Hybrid Mount.

Col.
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:19 PM
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My Humble Setup .. !!

WO ED 90mm F6.9
New Eyepiece Tray
Hybrid Mount.

Col.
Looks very refined to me, Col.


I picked up some second (Third? Eighth?) -hand glass last week, one big, one little. 12.5" meade starfinder and canon 70-200mm f4 lens.
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Old 06-07-2020, 05:07 AM
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Nice job with the tray Col
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Old 14-07-2020, 03:27 PM
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All ready for Jupiter ... at its closest point to Earth tonight...!! 14/7/2020
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Old 14-07-2020, 03:49 PM
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Oooooo yeah! get it, Col~!

I'd never seen a pic of one of these before... looking awesome

Hoping for clearskies up your way, and down here too.
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Old 14-07-2020, 04:37 PM
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Love the performance altitude rims youíve fitted there Col. Iím sure you see Jupiter faster and your cornering will be greatly improved too.
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Old 18-07-2020, 07:25 PM
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grab and go upgrade

I ordered a skywatcher az gti with eq kit from Andrews during the week, and it arrived as i was packing the car for a long weekend to Coonabarabran and surrounds. Took the big mount out of the car, this one in!


I need to get home to update the firmware for eq mode, but the counterweight and bar came in handy in alt az mode, too. The WO zenithstar 81 with finder, diagonal and eyepiece is pushing its payload limit, and the counterweight balanced the whole mount nicely.



Set up was easy, alignment was fine, and after two or three objects GOTO was spot on. I was running it on 8 AA batteries which also went well. I think the whole set up is around 10kg. Its certainlyoff to a good start. Also incl is a 30s pic at 24mm focal length, taken out the back of our accommodation at Pilliga Pottery, a very, very dark place
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New focuser, the last of my red themed July scope bling arrived -- ADM saddle, Moonlite focuser, & ZenithStar 73mm, all nicely highlighted in red.

Pics: In the garage when it was still light, out under the stars tonight, & an iPhone up to the eyepiece shot (EP = 35mm Panoptic.)

My Zwo ASI462MC shipped today too, while it won't be July bling it'll mean better moon shots in the future I hope.
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My Scope with its new MoonLite Focuser ...!!
With 4.5 inches of draw tube travel, I doubt that any eyepiece wouldn't come to focus.
Nice piece of kit .. !!
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Nice Bling Col.


You sure that LONG drawtube won't vignette racked in?
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:02 PM
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4.5 inches is enough to satisfy isn't it Col..?
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:41 PM
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4.5 inches is enough to satisfy isn't it Col..?
Címon Les, you are going to give Col a big head

OMG...donít...no....donít misconstrue that
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Old 29-09-2020, 03:37 PM
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Courtesy of Steve (madtuna) here. Very excited to see how this goes. Its a very nice thing to behold.


8 days from 150km north-west of Kalgoorlie to my hands in Canberra... not too bad, auspost, not too bad.
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Clear skies, open space, campfire & great company
Makes the whole experience amazing
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Agree 100%

Campfire is now a requirement on those cold nights out imaging

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Old 29-09-2020, 06:53 PM
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I tried but the image was quickly removed
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A bit cloudy but, unlike with imaging, it only takes a few minutes to set up. Love Baader click-lock, how could I ever stargaze without it? Oh yes, I hardly did any stargazing in the past
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That looks amazing. Where was this? Private property?
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