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Old 01-02-2009, 09:43 PM
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A quick snap of my rig, minus imaging equipment, bells and whistles.
No Disrespect, but your rig reminds me of a promotion for Isuzu trucks at the Brisbane Truck Show Quite a few years ago.A large Truck with progresevly
smaller trucks stacked on one another.
Nice rig all the same.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:27 PM
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Cool setup Chris but it definitely looks like you need an Observatory. I'd hate for all those cables to get tangled up.

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:23 AM
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Cool setup Chris but it definitely looks like you need an Observatory. I'd hate for all those cables to get tangled up.

I'll show my wife your post Matty. Thanks
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:53 AM
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As complex as it looks, Chris is able to assemble or disassemble this rig quickly.
Everything has a place and is in place, Well done mate!!
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:20 PM
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I'll show my wife your post Matty. Thanks


I forgot to say that you also need LRGB filters as well for your new camera.

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Old 02-02-2009, 02:30 PM
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I forgot to say that you also need LRGB filters as well for your new camera.

..keep going!!!!!

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:24 PM
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and Ha SII OIII filters, water cooling, Adaptive optics, and a TOA-150.. housed in an observatory... Then you'd surely not tangle any cables... Although an AP900GTO might be a good idea just to be sure

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:18 AM
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AP900? Pffttt.... 1200
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:07 PM
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I HAVE 12 INCHE DOB THAT YOU CAN SEE WITH ME IN MY PICTURE THINGY
AND A 6INCHE SCT WITH NEXSTAR COMPUTER GOTO AND TRACKING ALSO IN MY PICTURE THINGY AN A NEXT IMAGE CAMMERA THAT IVE STILL GOT TO WORK OUT HO TO USE I THINK BY THE TIME I LEARN HOW TO USE IT
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:45 PM
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I had a bit of fun with my Setup, Photostitch, and a MW pic from the net...
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:26 PM
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Nice setup Baz
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:51 PM
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Great looking setup Baz and the addition of the Milky Way looks fantastic.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:53 AM
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The latest additions to the arsenal...

Losmandy plate on the C11, and much more importantly... The SBIG ST-9E

Pretty exciting stuff!

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Old 12-02-2009, 12:22 PM
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Nice Alex - and my gear is finally here too

Nice bit of kit Alex.

Here is my setup, ED80/QHY5 mono at the front, Tak FSQ106N/Orion Star Shoot Pro behind it, with a modded 20D piggy backed up top. Note the control box just in front of the ED80. With this I only need to run a USB cable and a 12 volt lead down to the battery pack to power dew heaters, control both cameras and the electric focuser on the FSQ. I power the mount seperately (17 amp hr battery pack not shown), also the mount is controlled via EQDIR so there is a USB lead for that too. At the end of the imaging session I crank the focussers in, unplug 3 USB leads and lift the scopes on the side by side plate straight in to the black box in the background.

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Old 12-02-2009, 01:04 PM
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Wayne.. Nice bit of kit you've got there yourself!
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:46 PM
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Wayne & Alex, they are both nice looking setups.

I like that SBig, can't wait to see the images.

Cheers
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Old 14-02-2009, 06:39 PM
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just finished setting up the new gear to make sure everything works as l hope it will.
l had to make a few mods to the mounting plate and l have made the new counterweights and balanced everything.
polar alignment is done so now a few imaging runs and some time to get used to the Argo Navis.
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Old 16-02-2009, 02:17 PM
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My 8inch Dob arrived, along with my 40,25,7mm William Optics eyepieces - gotta love 21st birthdays

I took it our for a quick look last night, a little smoke haze but I was still very impressed with the views of Orion and the milky way. I spent a while just panning at 30x 2.3 degrees of sky.. beautiful, makes you a little dizzy

not much point in a pic, you all know what a Synta looks like
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:52 PM
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Went to the Leyburn dark site on the weekend. In all the excitement of setting up, meeting new people, and taking images I forgot to get a shot of my rig. Fortunately for me, someone else did without me knowing. That's me on the right. Handsome devil, aren't I...

You can see the gold Skywatcher ED80 Pro with 30D (unmodified) for imaging, Skywatcher Short Tube 80 with Meade DSI II Pro on top for guiding, HEQ5 Pro mount. The small table has a black plastic box that I put my laptop in to try to keep dew off it. I put the lid on when I can.

http://piggo.com/%7Etroy/images/potn/troys_rig.jpg
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:40 PM
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Here is my latest piece of hardware.
This will carry all the gear to dark skys

Just won it off ebay and have waterproof covers on order.
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