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Old 12-04-2013, 03:19 PM
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My 2 Refractors and Accessories.

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Nice set-up Col. I once had a Pronto, and while its colour correction wasn't perfect, it could handle tons of magnification without image breakdown. I regularly used it with a Televue 2" barlow and 4.8mm Nagler (200x) on Mars
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:23 PM
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SV90 Raptor on GPD2 mount

My Stellarvue 90mm Raptor on its new (used) Vixen GPD2 mount with Synscan go-to and Skywatcher tripod.
Should be a good imaging set-up when I get around to it!
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:56 PM
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Really nice setup there Laurie....very neat and tidy.
Great Mount / Great Scope.

Flash ...!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:21 PM
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+2 from me , beautiful set up Laurie .
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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Thanks Brian and Flash
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Old 13-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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A Mount ( StellarVue M1 ) recently bought for the Pronto....simple and easy to use. ...thanks to a IIS Member.
Pan Handle on it's way for the Mount....

Don't you just love the weather ...

Flash ..!!
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Old 13-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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A Mount ( StellarVue M1 ) recently bought for the Pronto....simple and easy to use. ...thanks to a IIS Member.
Pan Handle on it's way for the Mount....

Don't you just love the weather ...

Flash ..!!
Nice portable mount Colin. That looks so simple to operate.

I have added a new mount as well, for my FLT110. I got it about a week ago. And yes, it has rained, or been cloudy, since I got it, so have yet to try it out.

So far, I am impressed with the design, quality and finish on this mount. There are a couple of small niggles, but nothing that I can't easily rectified. Just hope it works as good as it looks

Going to add a solar scope to the other end and a white light filter on the 110, eventually. Hope to pick these up whilst in the US in July/August. I am going to Stellafane, so hope to pick something up then.

Cheers Peter
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Old 13-04-2013, 05:00 PM
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heh peter nice rig.............. but have you recently been robbed, or did you have to sell off the furniture to help purchase it ha ha!
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Old 13-04-2013, 05:35 PM
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And it look good Peter .
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Nice portable mount Colin. That looks so simple to operate.

I have added a new mount as well, for my FLT110. I got it about a week ago. And yes, it has rained, or been cloudy, since I got it, so have yet to try it out.

So far, I am impressed with the design, quality and finish on this mount. There are a couple of small niggles, but nothing that I can't easily rectified. Just hope it works as good as it looks

Going to add a solar scope to the other end and a white light filter on the 110, eventually. Hope to pick these up whilst in the US in July/August. I am going to Stellafane, so hope to pick something up then.

Cheers Peter
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heh peter nice rig.............. but have you recently been robbed, or did you have to sell off the furniture to help purchase it ha ha!
No Pat, it was a long time ago. You should know by now that I don't sell stuff to buy more stuff. I just buy more stuff Remember, I only have to justify it to myself; no missus to say no!
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Old 21-04-2013, 04:10 PM
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2 x Scopes ...... These are very nice to use.... sometimes I have both out at night when the ' seeing ' is ' good ' .

Flash......
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Old 21-04-2013, 05:06 PM
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Nice setup there Col, I must admit I was tempted to keep the little Stellarvue Mount in my car and drive right past Deception Bay.

Sorry I couldn't catch up with you. Next time for sure
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Old 21-04-2013, 06:35 PM
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2 x Scopes ...... These are very nice to use.... sometimes I have both out at night when the ' seeing ' is ' good ' .

Flash......
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Old 22-04-2013, 07:39 AM
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Nice setup there Col, I must admit I was tempted to keep the little Stellarvue Mount in my car and drive right past Deception Bay.

Sorry I couldn't catch up with you. Next time for sure
Thanks Matt....Next time it is ...

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A couple of changes.

Done a couple of changes.... Removed the StellarVue Tripod....and replaced it with the ' Bintel ' SkyView Tripod.

.... and also I have a proper ' pan handle ' for the Scope.

Only thing now....work out how I can ' make ' an eyepiece tray for it....

My idea is a ' wooden eyepiece ' tray....fitted down over the centre column ( so you can just spin it full 360 around ) ...and 3 eyepieces per side of the column....total 6

The legs ' spread ' further apart, making a more ' sure footed ' steadiness.
I reckon it looks good.

A very simple setup that works well......... and no star alignment necessary

The Pronto is upstairs all by itself and the Meade LB ....is sitting under the house.

Now I have a spare StellarVue Tripod .... what to do with it.....??

Flash........
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Old 30-04-2013, 12:21 AM
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[I][SIZE=2] My idea is a ' wooden eyepiece ' tray....fitted down over the centre column ( so you can just spin it full 360 around ) ...and 3 eyepieces per side of the column....total 6
Hi Flash,

Sweet lookin' setup. And what a great idea!

Maybe a modified "lazy susan" would do the trick? But instead of all wood, maybe some hard foam drilled to fit barrel size glued to the top of the 'lazy susan'.

I don't like to use those usual trays, as heavy eyepieces have a tendency to fall off. I had my big 21mm Ethos do that, and it got a scratch....Oh no I suppose I can live with it, it is a small scratch, but it did piss me off for a couple of weeks though

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All my equipment is packed away at the moment due to the poor weather so here is a pic of it all.

Will post another once everything is set up!

Image 1: Everything!
Image 2: Celestron 130SLT setup
Image 3: Skywatcher MAK80 setup
Image 4: Accessories (eyepieces, filters, power supply, cables, astrophotography equipment, etc).
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Old 25-05-2013, 10:14 PM
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Scopes set up and in action:

Currently using a Celestron Carbon Fibre C9.25 + Meade Motofocuser, Williams Optics 88mm Doublet and a 110 FLT + Moonlight focuser, all mounted using Losmandy Bars and Side saddle plates.

Guiding with a Lumicon OAG into a Meade DSI II Mono Pro and PHD

Imaging with Astronomy Modified 400D for the WO 88 and a Midified 40D on the C9.25. The FLT 110 is used for Visual at the moment.

The pointing and tracking on the Atlux is a delight!
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A fun pic of the scope from a night which was otherwise uesless due to cloud ...

http://rogergroom.com/under-cloudy-stars/

.... been years since I posted a pic here.

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A fun pic of the scope from a night which was otherwise uesless due to cloud ...

http://rogergroom.com/under-cloudy-stars/

.... been years since I posted a pic here.

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