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Old 24-06-2015, 08:45 PM
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Hey col, I was the original buyer of that scope prior to its voyage to NZ. I got it cheap on account of the colour. The distributor was unable to move it because it's too wild for the general astro population.

I've only ever regretted selling two scopes. My c11xlt, and that one.

Enjoy it. It's a beauty.
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Old 24-06-2015, 08:49 PM
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Looks a beauty Col more makes should give that a go IMO
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Old 24-06-2015, 08:55 PM
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This was when I first got it. Looks as good now as it did then.
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Old 24-06-2015, 09:00 PM
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Nice! Like the colour, Col
Thanks Larry ... yes.. not bad at all ... it's grown on me...

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Hey col, I was the original buyer of that scope prior to its voyage to NZ. I got it cheap on account of the colour. The distributor was unable to move it because it's too wild for the general astro population.
I've only ever regretted selling two scopes. My c11xlt, and that one.
Enjoy it. It's a beauty.
Alex ....it certainly is nice to view thru' ... thank you.

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Looks a beauty Col more makes should give that a go IMO
A ' classic ' beauty mate...

Col.....
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:25 AM
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I name thee Perseus...

...or Percy for short

This is my new, improved imaging rig. I know it's "just wrong" to be using a mere 1100D on such a scope, but one step at a time

Many thanks to Astro Pete for such swift and friendly service
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:40 AM
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Had Fatso a little while now (3 weeks or so), never taken baby pictures except when I first unboxed it.

FSQ-106ED "Fatso"

Still haven't used it in true anger yet - tonight is looking GOOD (but COLD)
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:43 AM
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I hope the weather gods gaze kindly on Brisbane for our sins, Lewis...

Fancy a shoot-out?
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:04 AM
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Target - M8 suit? M8 always makes a fine test target

Let's hope the wind dies off...
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:36 AM
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Yeah it's pretty windy today! I'm in the City so hopefully I can escape the LP some time next week and get some proper subs.

M8 sounds like a good test to me
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:48 AM
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Dunk/Lewis,

What Marquess of Queensberry Rules will apply for the shootout ?

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Old 03-07-2015, 01:10 PM
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I had to look that up

No hugging is a deal breaker for me
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:20 PM
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Lewis / Dunk ...
Nice gear ... both of you.
A' shoot ' out eh ... oooooooh .....

And the ' winner ' is .....

Col.....
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:22 PM
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Dunk/Lewis,

What Marquess of Queensberry Rules will apply for the shootout ?

Cheers

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I think that only this shall apply:

Should the contest be stopped by any unavoidable interference, the referee to name the time and place as soon as possible for finishing the contest; so that the match must be won and lost, unless the backers of both men agree to draw the stakes.

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Old 17-07-2015, 04:22 PM
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me rig!

well it seems to be working! just started ccd imaging and here is my rig
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Old 30-07-2015, 05:06 PM
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Scope Case.......

A ' BIG ' thanks to ' Bob the Builder ' for sending me this Heavy Duty Scope Case.
My TV SDF 101mm Scope sits perfectly in without any alterations at all.

When I close the case, the 2 upper inserts hold down the Scope in place to prevent any movement.

The lower compartment will be lined with a foam of sorts for padding to house the accessories.... I have ideas of dividing this compartment into several sections, so everything is not just ' floating ' around.

The ' original TV Case ' was a bit of a disaster inside, although useable.... I salvaged the TV Logo from it and placed it on the new Case.

Very pleased with my purchase.


The objective lens of the 101 is of an SD air spaced doublet design where two lenses (crown and flint) are matched to work as one; the positive element is of a fluorocrown substitute with special dispersion glass. In fact this design allows excellent color correction without annoying purple fringes (secondary color) common to less sophisticated achromatic refractors, and better than a number of older triplet and modern doublet apochromat designs. A fluorite doublet telecompressor/field flattener lens group provides flat field, wide angle capability. Spherical correction is very good also with the air gap objective contributing to this correction. Images of the stars and the planets are presented in their natural colors, daytime objects viewed at commonly used magnifications will appear quite three dimensional and sharp and contrasting.

Col.....
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Old 30-07-2015, 05:39 PM
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Nice looking scope there Col. Although the first thing I noticed was your Bias... I mean carpet
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Old 30-07-2015, 06:46 PM
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Wow, I cannot believe this thread that I started way back when I was RR has had 212,000 views and is 68 pages long. HUGE!
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Old 30-07-2015, 08:43 PM
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Wow, I cannot believe this thread that I started way back when I was RR has had 212,000 views and is 68 pages long. HUGE!

Hi Rumples Riot aka Paul Haese

Indeed, it is a huge thread...in 2004 I did not even know telescopes existed...
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Old 31-07-2015, 05:04 PM
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Lewis / Dunk ...
Nice gear ... both of you.
A' shoot ' out eh ... oooooooh .....

And the ' winner ' is .....

Col.....
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:31 PM
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New TEC 140 ready to image.

All is ready. Now just go away moon. Sunday night I head off to the middle of nowhere at Ayers Rock, which in itself is the middle of nowhere, to a very dark place. My boss the Astronomy Manager at the Ayers Rock Resort understands my enthusiasm and has organised three days off for me for my first imaging run. Bring on Sunday night and thanks Mike.

Very excited.

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