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Old 02-12-2006, 04:47 PM
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my stuff

hello folks
Here are my goodies I just wish i had a really dark place to have it all.
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1-myself at the meade 7 inch F9 LXD75 APO refractor
2-the 15 inch F4.5 newtonion with a 76mm F14 guide scope
3-my partners in crime, and myself (kneeling)
4-the 15 inch roll off observatory ready for solar work
5-the 7 inch APO with the sbig STV CCD on the guide scope and a sbig ST-6 on the main
6-goodies
7-an optec SSP3 photometer
8-myself standing beside the 7 inch APO observatory on the day it was finished
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:48 PM
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Stunning array of equipment, Mark! I look forward to your contributions here.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:55 PM
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Impressive toys, welcome to IIS Mark.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:57 PM
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WOW, Mark! Nice set-up.

I'll swap you my 12" reflector for your 7" APO.

You get 12" of apature and I' suffer with the smaller 7". Sounds fair to me
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:06 PM
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Great to see some serious hardware, it would make for a very demanding time and a lot of work mixed in with the fun!
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:17 PM
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My scope

This is me and my set up. Hope you all like
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:58 PM
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time for an update...
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:04 PM
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Hi Mr Ving.

Welcome to IceInSpace. Nice scope and mount.
Enjoy your stay here. We're a friendly bunch . . . really.
I'd say you might be a cheeky sort of lad going by that smile (or smirk).

HEY! You've added tee-tree panels to your shed!!!
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:02 AM
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lol, thanks ken. it hasnt been an easy raod i can tell yoiu! i worked day and night for years on end to get that smile perfected for this very post

the panels where part on my wedding decorations... we left them there cause cheryl likes them and because the street light that normally reflects off the shed doesnt any more.... still shines in the back yard but at least theres less reflected light now.
i'd still prefer a c8 on the mount but i also want world peace...
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Old 16-12-2006, 11:28 PM
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You got married! I hope Cheryl knows about this

Congrats mate!
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Old 17-12-2006, 12:26 PM
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thanks mate
she is aware... i hope
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Old 20-12-2006, 01:13 PM
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not yet sure if I'll keep the fork mount but it is a pretty darn nice setup if I may say
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Old 20-12-2006, 01:28 PM
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looks like a very nice setup. I'd say keep both as they are unique to each other in what they do visually the ed80 isnt going to be anywhere near as good due to aperture
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Old 21-12-2006, 01:19 PM
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Ok everyone, heres the scope and camera set-up in my backyard in balmy Walcha.

Its a 91/92 Celestron Ultima 8" PEC on Deluxe Equatorial wedge and tripod.
Also have the Celestron Focus motor and Dec motor.
Celestron 1.25" Star Diagonal
I use the Minolta 7000 AF SLR with elec. cable release.
9mm Meade Series 4000 Illuminated reticle guiding eyepiece.( the only thing i own of meade! )
Celestron Radial Guider
Celestron f/6.3 focal reducer/corrector
25mm Celestron SMA Wide angle.
Celestron 12.5mm X-Cel.
Celestron Ultima 2X barlow
I have Astro-Master as well.
A selection of GSO Plossl eyepieces that i use with my 10" f/5 Dob.

Slowly but gradually building up my eyepieces, i'd love to have a Nagler but cant afford as yet!

Cheers!
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Old 21-12-2006, 05:44 PM
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Nice celestron setup outback man, and green grass !!

Why is your text that awfully bright blue colour, its a bit hard on the eyes.... specially at night.
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Old 22-12-2006, 09:01 AM
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Nice celestron setup outback man, and green grass !!

Why is your text that awfully bright blue colour, its a bit hard on the eyes.... specially at night.
Sorry Steve, its my "signature" typing...
Hows the thinner version??

Yeah, the green grass was there 12 months ago when the pic was taken, and its only recently become green!
Good thing is in the Autumn/winter time i dont have to touch a lawn mower for 6 months or so!

Scope is in great condition and it takes awesome pics, i just have to worm my way into digital astrophotography when i can afford it!

Cheers!
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:16 AM
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Hey Steve, what a fantastic EP rack!!!!

How about a 'How to' in another thread!

Below is your pic that I'm talking about:
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:05 AM
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Now thats an eyepiece rack....
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:51 AM
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Hey Steve, what a fantastic EP rack!!!!

How about a 'How to' in another thread!

Below is your pic that I'm talking about:

OK Ken will throw a few close up pickies in another thread later today, its pretty simple to knock up and wont need much explanation.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:03 PM
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Imaging setup

This is my current imaging set up of 8" celestron side by side mounted with 70x500 mm guidescope. All on HEQ5-Pro SynScanV3.1 mount. Have added a WO fine focusser to the 8" so that I can use a parfocal ronchi eyepiece and diagonal which slips out and the camera slips in - perfect focus for the DSLR.
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