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Old 23-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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A few quipment changes since my last post here in Oct 2010: TOA. MX. FS60CB. Robofocus. Love all things Tak
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Old 23-06-2013, 04:15 PM
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Her's my setup, cdk12.5 atop a homemade pier in a RORO. A little stitching issue in front of the scope

You have some neet gear there Logan.
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Old 23-06-2013, 04:41 PM
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Very nice setup there Josh along with the Ob must be magic having that all located in Albany great part of WA.
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Old 23-06-2013, 10:37 PM
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Thanks Beren. yes, quite fortunate to live down here, there are some wonderfully dark skies among other things.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:09 PM
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Final incantation of the 127mm Istar .

For any one interested , here are a few photos of my home built , from parts got from here at IIS and others , Istar 127mm f8 achromat .
This lense is a stunner ! the views belie the fact that its only a 'Low'ly" achromat in some peoples eyes , but don't believe that for a minuite it performs very , very well .
Almost as good as my now sold NT triplet .

The American company Istar hand figure all their lenses to a high degree before sale and it shows in the final images , awesome stuff . .

Hope you all enjoy and to any one contemplating building a refractor these Istar lenses are great value .
My OTA cost only $630 total , including focuser , finder , OTA , rings and Istar lense .
I did all the machine work my self so saved a bit there .
Total cost was only $1200 mounted , great for a world class 5 inch f8 refractor .
A big thanks to all who contributed to this build here at IIS and others .
Brian.
Cant seem to up load any more photos at the moment , will try again later .
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:59 PM
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Good job, Brian
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:16 PM
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Brian, nicely done. Now, how to get rid of that 'Saxon' on the tube
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:00 PM
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:38 PM
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Heres mine, Celestron 6Se and SW80ED on HEQ5
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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Isatr , revisited .

I will try and down load a few more photos now , hope all is good today .
Oh well it managed 3 more .
Note the stainless steel adaptor I made to fit the HEQ5 mount onto my TV Gibralter tripod , as the SW s/s tube tripod could not be used here in Darwin at 12 degrees south because the counter weights hit the legs at that setting , there is plenty of clearance now , and very sturdy .
Hope you all enjoy .
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:40 PM
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Istar

To all the good people waiting with baited breath , here are the last 3 photos of my Istar build .
For crying out loud !!!! Upload has failed again and again !! oh yes , again ...
And it aint the size that matters , 31.8kb -217.8kb it makes no difference ,,
More tomorrow .
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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To all the good people waiting with baited breath , here are the last 3 photos of my Istar build .
For crying out loud !!!! Upload has failed again and again !! oh yes , again ...
And it aint the size that matters , 31.8kb -217.8kb it makes no difference ,,
More tomorrow .
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Looks great Brian. Still having problems with the damn Internet in Darwin?

Cheers Peter
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:29 PM
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Thanks Peter , the Istar lense is a beauty , performs excelent'y .
No I think its an IIS problem as I trialled a few 200kb photos to FB , Yahoo and friends , no problems there ..

On a side note how many sleeps till the USA mate ?
Enjoy you holiday mate .

Oh yea Peter fellow SIFI movie fan , I was in JB, HI FI today , and Star trek franchise has gone our way .
I grabbed "Star Trek " , 'Time Travel' fan collection . 4 discs 10 eposides , from Kirk to Janeway on time travel and only $19.99 ,, cool , my weekend is happening last week .....cool
have a look .
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:45 PM
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Thanks Laurie , been gone a while , but I am back .
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:47 PM
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Would if I could Logan , but the 'Pearl" white paint job is really nice , but as you know its not what's on the outside that counts ,
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:54 PM
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just for Logan

Here you go Bro , Istar lense in her cell , nice .
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:59 PM
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On a side note how many sleeps till the USA mate ?
Enjoy you holiday mate .

Oh yea Peter fellow SIFI movie fan , I was in JB, HI FI today , and Star trek franchise has gone our way .
I grabbed "Star Trek " , 'Time Travel' fan collection . 4 discs 10 eposides , from Kirk to Janeway on time travel and only $19.99 ,, cool , my weekend is happening last week .....cool
have a look .
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Hi Brian,

Only 7 more sleeps mate. But I am still not excited yet. I changed my flights to leave 5 days earlier to have more time in LA. Then I find out the temp in LA is 54C I know I want to get away from these 2C nightly temps we have been having over the past couple of nights, but to jump into a flaming furnace......not that happy! Gee, I like the heat, but not that much!!!! Hope it is a little cooler by the time I get there.

I always thought WA was the last place to get anything. Glad to hear that you havce3 finally got the Star Trek collections there, and at a much cheaper price than I paid, way cheaper.

"Times Arrow Part 1 & 2" were the best Star Trek episodes on time travel.

Cheers Peter
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:16 PM
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TV76 v Pronto

The TeleVue 76mm Scope v my TeleVue Pronto.
Coatings are obviously different by the pic's.
Had a look using a Orion Ultrascopic 35mm 1.25 eyepiece ( not the one in the pic's )....I've seen some very sharp and crisp views with the different Scopes I have owned ... but this TV76 ( in it's class ) is simply ' outstanding ' ...I doubt I've seen anything as clear and sharp as this Scope....as good as the TV85 IMHO.
The Focus Mate 10:1 is ' silky ' smooth....build quality is just superb....solid as...good ' feel ' to it all round.

Weight ...very similar ...TV76 maybe a ' touch ' heavier.
If I wanted to be ' picky ' ...the Pronto would be the ' runner up ' in a viewing contest....but there would be very little in it between them.

Yet to see the sky at night ....tonight I hope...weather permitting.
Very pleased with my purchase.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:42 PM
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Sounds good, Col. Televue stuff is always first rate
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:51 PM
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Very nice Colin , good to see TV's build quality has not changed between the Pronto and TV76 , nice gear .
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