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Old 22-08-2014, 02:22 PM
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Neat little thing, Col!
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Old 28-08-2014, 07:58 PM
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Such a great little scope. Hope you're having lots of fun with yours Flash.
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Old 29-08-2014, 05:43 PM
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Look at those focuser knob's .

Welcome to the 60mm scope club Flash .sweet scope there .

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Old 29-08-2014, 06:33 PM
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Colin I've been looking for one of those myself
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Old 30-08-2014, 06:07 PM
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20"f4 Zambuto mirror Ultralight. Waiting for cloud to go away.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:18 AM
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Tak..tak..Dob

Great Ultralight Barry!


Here my collection of:
  • Travel - Sky 90 on AOK AYO Traveler with Argo
  • Grab and go - Tak FC-100 on AOK AYO II (now with Argo not pictured)
  • DSO - Bintel 12" with ultra light custom base and Argo
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:45 PM
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My little scope that i have been fixing for the last 14 months.

Vixen R150s.
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Old 30-10-2014, 11:24 AM
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Latest incarnation of the TSA120. The handle makes it more secure to mount and carry - it's a plastic kiteboard handle from ebay and it came with screws that fitted the Vixen rings perfectly.
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Old 31-10-2014, 09:33 AM
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De-forked C11 Edge now mounted on a T-Rex.
The fork will shortly be converted to a single arm mount and should be capable of carrying a C9.25 though I'll be using it with my 8" Edge ota.
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Old 31-10-2014, 06:55 PM
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A current stage of my evolving set-up

The recliners are for looking at the gear when weather is bad...
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:29 PM
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I decided to re-paint my ( Orion ED80 ) ... it was ' takky green ' ...
now.... Hammer Tone Gun Metal Grey ....

A Porta II Mount Head turned up yesterday from OPT ... bolted straight on.

I reckon it looks better .....

Col .....
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:34 PM
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Flash.....that was quicker than Flash Gordon
Looks miles ahead of Takky Green but isn't it sort of what it was to start with
Next you'll be into ATM quicker than you can say Telescopisamakismiam.

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:00 PM
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Col, what do you think of the Vixen Porta mount? I have been thinking about one of those for my new (old) Vixen ED80S.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:04 PM
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MattT ....sort of... but it's a lot ' cleaner ' cosmetically.

1st pic is the original ... others are the Scope now.... much better IMHO

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Old 06-11-2014, 08:35 PM
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You may be surprised to know that in the 40+ years I've been doing astronomy and astrophotography, I've never ever bought a Newtonian. I've built a lot, maybe a dozen but never bought a new one complete. So why did I start now? Cos I'm lazy, it's F4 and I don't think I can build one as cheap these days anyway.

Keep an eye out in the photography forums for pics taken through it.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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So.... did you get first light tonight?
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You may be surprised to know that in the 40+ years I've been doing astronomy and astrophotography, I've never ever bought a Newtonian. I've built a lot, maybe a dozen but never bought a new one complete. So why did I start now? Cos I'm lazy, it's F4 and I don't think I can build one as cheap these days anyway.

Keep an eye out in the photography forums for pics taken through it.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:33 PM
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Good stuff Kevin, you are going to love that extra apperture and f4 too! Hopefully you have a coma corrector handy. Will look forward to your pics, now you just need the moon to wane and the sky to stay clear.

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:39 PM
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It did have first light, with Canopus. Collimation is still a bit off but I'll fiddle more with that later.

Yes Rick I have a Baader MPCC MKIII in line. This is a single 30 second frame with the full moon nearby. Man those diffraction spikes are long with 4 vanes. With a 3 vane spider they are shorter due to energy distribution.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:00 AM
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I have found that with my 4 vane scopes the defraction spikes are only that long on really bright stars.
I have an old Astro Optical 8" f6 dob with three vanes that I want to try out on a tracking mount. (I have a samson mount in transit that I can hopefully resurect for the job)
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:05 AM
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CPC converted to single arm passed it's test last night. An 11" was removed from the forks because the setup was too heavy for me and the scope pictured is an 8".
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