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Old 08-09-2015, 11:03 AM
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New war driver

Avalon Instruments T-POD 130 Tripod (Italian Perfection),
DiscMounts DM-6 AltAz with 8" Pier riser,
10k Encoders
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Celestron EdgeHD 11"

Black is the new Black

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Old 08-09-2015, 11:03 AM
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:53 PM
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Avalon Instruments T-POD 130 Tripod (Italian Perfection),
DiscMounts DM-6 AltAz with 8" Pier riser,
10k Encoders
Nexus DSC
Celestron EdgeHD 11"

Black is the new Black

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Very nice setup Stefan. I have a DM6 coming soon. My DM4 has been so good to me over the last couple of years it was a no brainer to get the 6 as well. I opted for the Losmandy FHD tripod instead, but did consider the T-POD. Interesting you went with the 10k encoders, did Tom put them in for you?
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:13 PM
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Ap140edf

Greg Bradley's loss is my gain AP140EDF and Apogee U16M on AP900GTO ready for more testing at home. Hoping to take this setup out for first light under dark skies this weekend at Glen Aplin.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:53 PM
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Who sells an AP140EDF? (someone taking delivery of an RHA I guess).

Looks the business. Have fun with first light!
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:16 PM
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:35 PM
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Eh, not bad, Rick :p
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:06 PM
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I hope to come back from the weekend with some great data, Mike & Lee
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:55 PM
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Greg will be watching his baby....so make sure it is

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:01 PM
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Hope the camera is fixed Rick!

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Looks fantastic Rick. Have fun.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:47 AM
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Very nice setup Stefan. I have a DM6 coming soon. My DM4 has been so good to me over the last couple of years it was a no brainer to get the 6 as well. I opted for the Losmandy FHD tripod instead, but did consider the T-POD. Interesting you went with the 10k encoders, did Tom put them in for you?
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Yes tom did the install after I sourced them Here and shipped them. I'm so impressed with the mount. Handles the edgeHD 11" as if it wasn't even there. I'm amazed at how smooth the friction plates are, and according to tom they only get better with age like a good red!

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Old 11-09-2015, 02:35 PM
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Good one Stefan. I'm going to the WSP in Florida next February and I've already talked to Tom about it. He brings his TEC180 along on a DM6, so I look forward to spending a few hours with him. He seems like a top guy.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:26 PM
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Stefan ..... nice rig you got ...love the Tripod .... the whole setup oozes ' QUALITY '

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Old 12-09-2015, 10:22 PM
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The telescope + mount and the "attachments" look very good Rick

I hope you don't mind me asking- what power distributor and power supply do you use? I am looking at replacing...let me do the math...5 power supplies with just one of good quality.
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Old 14-09-2015, 01:57 PM
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Avalon Instruments T-POD 130 Tripod (Italian Perfection),
DiscMounts DM-6 AltAz with 8" Pier riser,
10k Encoders
Nexus DSC
Celestron EdgeHD 11"

Black is the new Black

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Hi Stefan,

Great setup.
Hope you have the new firmware 1.1.8 with the new catalogue updates.


Adds:
Asterisms, Bayers, Flamsteed, Palomar, SAO and Terzan as well as Asteroids and Comets
As if 1.6 Million objects would not be enough!

New Functionality to Find mode and Tour mode with altitude limits and indication in Find if objects are below limit.

Regards,

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Old 22-09-2015, 10:12 PM
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My all new travel setup came together today with the delivery of a Gitzo GT5532S carbon tripod. Mount is a DSV-M from Desert Sky Astro on a 6" extension, and of course a TV85 sitting on top.

All up weight is 8.6kg, which is perfect for what I plan to use it for. Now waiting for some holes in the cloud to use it all for the first time.
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Old 25-09-2015, 01:24 PM
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My all new travel setup came together today with the delivery of a Gitzo GT5532S carbon tripod. Mount is a DSV-M from Desert Sky Astro on a 6" extension, and of course a TV85 sitting on top.

All up weight is 8.6kg, which is perfect for what I plan to use it for. Now waiting for some holes in the cloud to use it all for the first time.
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