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Old 08-02-2012, 08:13 PM
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Probably not a good idea to have the telescope out during Council pickup day...

12" SkyWatcher Goto Dobsonian.

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:19 PM
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Upgrade - please add big blue pier (visible in doorway ) and observatory
(and me - in front)
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:32 PM
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SkyWatcher 12" Goto Dobsonian with Canon EOS 600D, T-mount adapter and a Televue 5x Powermate, in typical shooting conditions
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:55 AM
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Nexstar reborn

Conversion of the Nexstar from a visual rig to an AP rig finally complete.
C8 Nexstar OTA on EQ6 Pro, OAG and upgraded finder, focuser, diagonal (f6.3 reducer not shown).
Still reasonally light at 50kg, give or take a couple.
Now just waiting for the clouds to clear so I can give the rig a test!
Will stick with my Nikon D70s and a couple of webcams for the time being, this AP thing is expensive
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:20 PM
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good idea

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Yes that trolley is a very good idea for a DOB. Here is my setup!

INTRODUCING.... S-M-A-T-S

'SAXON MOBILE ASTRONOMICAL ALL-TERRAIN TRANSPORT PLATFORM!'

Stuck it on a lawnmower Chassis... I think this is the best transport solution.

Also used by Tombaugh. I LOVE this scope! Used it for many years already.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...1&d=1303368363
"Yes that trolley is a very good idea for a DOB."
Hey that's my idea.
Thanks for copying it.
I feel honoured( to feel very proud and pleased)
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Old 13-02-2012, 11:53 PM
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My current imaging setup. The newest edition is the tarp as I get gusty gully winds in the evenings. Doesn't completely eliminate the wind but allows me to image in 20-30km/hr winds instead of about 10km/hr without the tarp. The scope is better protected from the wind when facing towards the meridian.
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Old 24-02-2012, 12:35 PM
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Skeletope II

Skeletope II waiting for the dark stuff to arrive. 8 x 50 finder and DSLR up on top. Next project is the Ob....
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Old 19-03-2012, 11:48 PM
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I like your wedge very clever and easy to build yourself
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Old 21-03-2012, 06:38 AM
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What pier do you have the tak em400 on?
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:42 PM
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A blast from the past

Cutting edge equipment from the past! Two eclipse expeditions when living in Kenya. June 1973 - at Loyengalani (by the eastern shore of Lake Turkana). February 1980 - in Tsavo National Park.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:50 PM
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Last night was the first time I'd had both set ups going at once.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:37 PM
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Here is my 130SLT.

My second telescope, a massive upgrade from the Celestron 60AZ.

Next time I am outside I will take a photo of the area where I am!
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Old 18-04-2012, 11:22 AM
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My current setup, 10" reflector on G-11 Gemini 2.
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Old 18-04-2012, 10:24 PM
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That's a great looking setup Erik.
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Old 19-04-2012, 02:00 PM
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Here is my setup (without cables!!)... CGEM 925 with cheap 80mm refractor as guidescope. QHY5 guider and ATIK 320E main camera.

Guide rings just arrived today - so finally it is balanced!!! I had been using the celetron photographic bracket until now to mount the 80mm, but it was too heavy at the EP end of the OTA to balance.

I have balance!!
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Old 22-04-2012, 10:48 PM
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A couple of my rigs

These are 2 images of my telescope pic 1 is an Officina Stellare 130 HC apochromatic fluorite triplet on An ASA DDM60 mount straddled atop of a Berlebach tripod pic 2 is a WO 110 fluoro triplet on a NEQ6 Pro
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Old 25-04-2012, 06:01 AM
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About time to update what I am currently using.
I don't think I have updated my gear in this thread for a few years.

- EQ6 Mount with v2.5a Skyscan
- Saxon 120mm f5 Achromat with Modified ToUcam Pro II guide camera & Orion Accufocus electric focusser
- Skywatcher 6" f5 Achromat with Modified Samsung SCC-A2333 AstroVideo camera

This set-up is for Live Astrocast broadcasting on Night Skies Network.
All driven remotely from inside the house
Hey Ken, Was this photo taken up the back ?? Or down near the house at your original Obs??
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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New TeleVue 85mm Refractor on Gibraltar Mount ... !!

Mount ... recently purchased ...
courtesy of Richard ... member of IIS.

Nice and tidy outfit .... I reckon ..!!
Now for the clouds to go away.

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:24 PM
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Scope Family

Here is the whole Family ...!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:28 PM
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I think ages ago I put what i had up. but for the sake of it here is the two set ups I run

WO Megrez 90, I'm still working to get this all perfect!
here

254 Newtonian Astrograph, '09 vintage pimped polished !@#!@# EQ6 and the imaging fruit. This set up is what took my last two images Whispy chicken feathers and the Forgotten Pond

here and here
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