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Old 09-03-2009, 07:50 AM
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That's a neat looking setup Robin.

It looks like it will do the trick quite nicely.

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Old 09-03-2009, 08:45 AM
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Troy that looks AWESOME!!!
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:05 AM
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It is awesome!
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Old 16-03-2009, 07:47 PM
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The latest additions to the arsenal...

Losmandy plate on the C11, and much more importantly... The SBIG ST-9E

Pretty exciting stuff!

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Geez Alex ... I notice your ST-9E is water cooled mate

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Old 16-03-2009, 07:53 PM
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Hahaha! Nice pickup Steve!

Funny you should mention it, but it does have watercooling, I have the pump etc all here ready to go.. Just getting used to the camera as is before I start adding a bucket of water to my setup "to-do" list..
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Old 16-03-2009, 08:07 PM
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Hahaha! Nice pickup Steve!

Funny you should mention it, but it does have watercooling, I have the pump etc all here ready to go.. Just getting used to the camera as is before I start adding a bucket of water to my setup "to-do" list..
I've got a little pump too but I'm scared about kicking the bucket over in the obs

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Old 16-03-2009, 08:20 PM
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Indeed! that too is my main concern.. Im going to use a bucket I have here, that has an airtight lid (and when full of water can be laid on its side without it leaking) I'll put the pump in it, and put two hose barbs in the lid, sealed with ridiculous amounts of sillicone, so that its all a sealed unit, and then run hoses from the top of the bucket to the camera.. Mind you we're coming into the "cold" season here soon, so that might be a project for the month pre-summer late this year..
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Indeed! that too is my main concern.. Im going to use a bucket I have here, that has an airtight lid (and when full of water can be laid on its side without it leaking) I'll put the pump in it, and put two hose barbs in the lid, sealed with ridiculous amounts of sillicone, so that its all a sealed unit, and then run hoses from the top of the bucket to the camera.. Mind you we're coming into the "cold" season here soon, so that might be a project for the month pre-summer late this year..
Yeah there's no hurry to do things like that now ... it'll be getting nice and cool soon. I like your sealed bucket idea

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Here is a picture of my 8 Inch Saxon Collapsible Dob. As a newbie to astronomy I am really happy with what I can actually see with it.

Next to it, is a Tri-pod. This tri-pod is all that is left from a Refractor telescope I owned 3 yrs ago. I had it for about 2 months , still learning how all the knobs on it worked. One night looking at the moon, my young 8 yr son wanted to have a look, Instead of moving himself to the eye piece he pulled the eye piece towards him. Gravity took over after that , and it went boom.
. As you can see though, I kept the tri-pod, any ideas on what I can use it for :-). I have seen most of you are pretty handy with ideas like that

I couldnt go mad at Trav either as he is low level autistic and had/has no concept of gentle or how things move.
So far he's been great with Dob, as there is less to pull on.

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This is amazing, this thread has had nearly 52, 000 hits, ten times more than the existing members on this site, amazing.

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Nice pics everybody!
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Old 20-04-2009, 03:00 PM
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Maybe even really SICK! In the gen-Y type of way!


I'd better get some updated pics in here sometime. I'll wait until my third ( ) scope is all together. Oh, and the Galileoscopes are yet to come - I'll have to put one on an EQ mount and photograph that!
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Old 23-04-2009, 10:05 AM
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Here is a pic of my 12" (made by Les Sissons in 1950, mounted on a GEM I made in 1993. Driven by Mel Bartels' "scope". The stepper motor has been gong since 2001. It sits in a newly made dome. (One of our visitors suggested building a bottle opener onto the cass making it the compleat scope)!


See dome construction details at:-

http://cid-39aa894903a43927.photos.l...x?sa=242849414
All this is based at the Cederberg Observatory, situated in the Cedrberg mountain range 200Km north of Cape Town. Good skies and no light pollution.
On Saturdays (except for full moon and weather permitting) we (seven owners who have built the obs sinc acquirng it in 1988) open to the public, most of whom come from the guest and camping farms in the area.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:31 PM
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That's an interesting shape of dome, Chris. Thanks for showing us.
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Old 28-04-2009, 12:21 AM
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Hi Chris, that pier looks interesting.

It looks like a carved rock or concrete.

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Old 28-04-2009, 07:00 AM
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HI Ric,

It is cast concrete (with a cubic memter below ground.
If you go to:- http://cid-39aa894903a43927.photos.l...x?sa=24 2849414
You can see the original casting in 1993 ( and the subsequent building of the dome).
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:53 PM
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I think it is time i posted my new setup with the Gstar that arrived today, i need a couple more cables to get the mount automated then i will be on my way.

If the the weather holds out will test tonight.
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Chris,
Awesome setup you have there, Thanks for sharing your pics

Shaun,
you also have a good set up, I see you have the camera hooked upto the scope aswell as a TV Monitor, Nice one
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Old 19-05-2009, 01:15 PM
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Might as well post this...

My ever-changing setup!

GSO 8" RC, ST9E, EQ6 Pro + clear skies!...
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