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Old 14-04-2015, 07:56 PM
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Nice looking scope, Lewis! And the magical Fluorite too

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Yes, they work pretty well, Josh. I have heard of people needing to tighten them up but mine has not shown any flexure even with 5 or 6Kg on it.
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Old 15-04-2015, 09:54 AM
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Astro-Physics AP140EDF (thanks, Greg!) and the re-purposed guide scope
Beautiful scopes and well looked after. Looking forward to your new images Rick!
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Old 16-04-2015, 06:43 PM
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A decent sky tonight ... ready to go .... not a cloud to be seen.

TeleVue Genesis SDF ( 101mm ) Petzval...

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Old 16-04-2015, 06:49 PM
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Yes, they work pretty well, Josh. I have heard of people needing to tighten them up but mine has not shown any flexure even with 5 or 6Kg on it.
I needed to nick mine up just a tad, I say *needed*, but I like a rigid image train, its pretty tight now. There was not an alen key in town that would fit the small ones it has, needed to make my own, they are tinny!
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Old 16-04-2015, 07:24 PM
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A decent sky tonight ... ready to go .... not a cloud to be seen.

TeleVue Genesis SDF ( 101mm ) Petzval...

Col......

Don't mention the cloudless skies too loudly, nice binos
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Old 20-04-2015, 09:09 PM
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beautiful old mate , just beautiful .
You found the scope for life ? , I have always liked these , well done Flash .
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A decent sky tonight ... ready to go .... not a cloud to be seen.

TeleVue Genesis SDF ( 101mm ) Petzval...

Col......
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Old 21-04-2015, 09:35 PM
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Hi Col,

Nice set up, hows those Televue bino to use? That thought if getting one has crossed my mind of late...

Cheers,
Alec

PS I found another TV76...
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Old 21-04-2015, 10:04 PM
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Nice set-up, Col
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:37 PM
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Sorry North Queensland, I have bought rain! The cats (Rigel and Orion) wanted a new box. They told me the 8" box they previously had was very nice but they got box fever and wanted a bigger one. Reluctantly I got them a bigger 10" box. We came to an agreement that I get what's inside the box and they get the box.

Last pic is a size comparison between an 8" F4, a 10" F4 and the Ragdoll Orion.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:04 PM
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Sorry North Queensland, I have bought rain! The cats (Rigel and Orion) wanted a new box. They told me the 8" box they previously had was very nice but they got box fever and wanted a bigger one. Reluctantly I got them a bigger 10" box. We came to an agreement that I get what's inside the box and they get the box.

Last pic is a size comparison between an 8" F4, a 10" F4 and the Ragdoll Orion.
For a pair of cats I would have thought that a 12" box would be the minimum size, Kevin? And perhaps a box from a larger mount?
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:03 PM
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No 12" before I get an observatory lol. Now I need a bigger mount. Or get a decent drive for the Samson.
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Old 13-05-2015, 02:22 PM
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I could just imagine what the cat's were saying.

"Quick hurry up and dump the junk out, we want to sit in the box"
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Old 14-05-2015, 06:47 PM
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That's exactly what they were thinking lol.
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Old 14-05-2015, 07:17 PM
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Update - Tak FS-78 now "promoted" to portable imager on the GPD2.

Now just to get that Atik 420...
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Old 15-05-2015, 06:39 PM
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Looks good Lewis ....

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Old 15-05-2015, 11:16 PM
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Nice, Lewis
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Old 25-05-2015, 01:03 PM
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New Mount....

Very nice Mount Setup I purchased a couple of days ago....

Half Hitch ( FTX ) Mount on Berlebach ' Planet ' ( German ) Tripod.

I thought I had used ' smooth ' Mounts in my time ( and they have been )... but this Mount goes way beyond that... this has extremely ' silky smooth ' movement in both Alt/Az direction.

The Mount itself is an Engineering Marvel..... beautifully machined from Alloy.... superbly construsted and put together with absolute quality in mind.

These Mounts are known to support larger Refractors than mine.... right up to a TEC160.

Where the Mount connects to the Tripod, it may look like a ' weak ' point... but I can assure you it is very ' solid ' and no flexing.

A quick release adapter can be purchased from the USA ~$500.00AU.

.....I definitely don't need to look any further for another Mount.

Col.....


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Old 25-05-2015, 01:12 PM
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New Mount

A couple more....

It has some ' weight ' in it...but still easy enough for 1 person to handle.

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Old 25-05-2015, 01:13 PM
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That is a beautiful mount Col and I think you have picked the right tripod as well !!!
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Old 25-05-2015, 02:20 PM
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That is a beautiful mount Col and I think you have picked the right tripod as well !!!
Thank You Matt .... Yes ...I've still got a smile on my face....

Col...
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