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Old 01-10-2018, 11:18 AM
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My humble setup from the last night.
Looks like the perfect way to spend an evening, I would only add a bottle of Bin389 and a glass......
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:19 AM
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Steve, what size lever would be needed to separate you from the T-Rex - FC100, TOA130?
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:26 AM
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Looks like the perfect way to spend an evening, I would only add a bottle of Bin389 and a glass......
Double demerits. Had a glass of good wine once I got back home. Next time will camp there.

But night there was awesome. Observed Scorpii - Sagittarius region until Moon started rising.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:05 PM
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Another TRex ready to “do it in the dark” with apologies to those keen to find one.

I need to update the photo - completely different set of eyepieces and diagonal since this photo was taken about two years ago. The long flexible drive cables are my own creation. After hearing about the demise of TRex production I ordered a set of the long flexible cables from Japan and was totally lucky to secure the last pair in their run-off inventory.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:41 PM
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Some great looking locations there Ilya and Steve - we need a like button.
T-Rex is a little heavier than I like these days. Here's my grab and go set up: Vixen APZ, TV85
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:16 PM
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What a great set up ! , the location ain't bad either .

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Old 20-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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Let me know if I'm starting to get carried away

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Old 20-10-2018, 11:29 AM
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Very nice collectors of photons Barry , do you use light baffles when viewing or just take them to a dark site
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Old 20-10-2018, 12:52 PM
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Hey Matt,

I don't usually bother with baffles because in the backyard I'm only looking at the bright stuff. I have a dark site I go to just outside of Perth, there it is dark enough to not bother with baffles. I have a big roll of sticky backed flocking from Protostar for when I find a suitable substrate material to stick it to. I will make some baffles then. Any suggestions?.

PS: The high standard and quality of your work sickens and intimidates me
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Old 22-10-2018, 12:25 PM
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Book yourself into a Betty Ford Clinic ....

Really nice Dob's ....bet you can see a lot thru' them

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Old 22-10-2018, 04:30 PM
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Sometimes life just isn't fair. Nice collection.
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Old 24-10-2018, 05:13 PM
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Just received my long sought after Tak 2" Diagonal from Vaidya (galaxy) who was lovely to communicate and arrange details of the transaction with.

Thanks V.

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Tried out the new AZ-EQ6 and everything worked well first time including Starsense for Skywatcher and guiding/imaging.

The AZ-EQ6 is much easier to handle than my previous CGEM; the skywatcher is a few kilo's lighter and the base doubles as a handle.
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Borg 55FL f/3.6. Assembly will have to wait until I get home tonight
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Old 13-11-2018, 09:16 AM
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Assembled the scope and managed to collect a few hours of data last night. It's a very neat little unit.
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Old 13-11-2018, 10:04 PM
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Nice bit of kit there Rick .... I like Borg myself ...
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Old 13-11-2018, 10:56 PM
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Thanks, Col. It seems to be punching well above its weight!
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Old 14-11-2018, 06:40 AM
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Borg 55FL

Congrats Rick, what a little beauty!
If you’re not already aware, k-astec make some nice accessories for the 55FL, including a micro focuser: https://www.kyoei-osaka.jp/SHOP/k-astec-mfa55fl.html
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Old 14-11-2018, 10:30 AM
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Congrats Rick, what a little beauty!
If you’re not already aware, k-astec make some nice accessories for the 55FL, including a micro focuser: https://www.kyoei-osaka.jp/SHOP/k-astec-mfa55fl.html
Thanks, Jason! I have a generic microfocuser for camera lenses that should do the trick but it's not quite as neat looking as that one.

https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop...to-D-80mm.html

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