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Old 21-04-2011, 03:49 PM
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Yes that trolley is a very good idea for a DOB. Here is my setup!

INTRODUCING.... S-M-A-T-S

'SAXON MOBILE ASTRONOMICAL ALL-TERRAIN TRANSPORT PLATFORM!'

Stuck it on a lawnmower Chassis... I think this is the best transport solution.

Also used by Tombaugh. I LOVE this scope! Used it for many years already.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...1&d=1303368363
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Old 21-04-2011, 04:24 PM
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Yes that trolley is a very good idea for a DOB. Here is my setup!

INTRODUCING.... S-M-A-T-S

'SAXON MOBILE ASTRONOMICAL ALL-TERRAIN TRANSPORT PLATFORM!'

Stuck it on a lawnmower Chassis... I think this is the best transport solution.

Also used by Tombaugh. I LOVE this scope! Used it for many years already.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...1&d=1303368363
Hi Chucky,Wana Swap I have a Big 16" scope which I obviously don't need, as you can see sooooooo much better in your 8" scope
I seems I am getting a bit old to be lugging around such a big scope when I can get Muuuuch better results out of an 8"
I just reallised I don't need to swap as I have an 8"SCT in the observatory so I will save myself the effort in setting up the 16" and go back to using the 8"
Cheers

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Old 22-04-2011, 07:07 AM
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Hi Chucky,Wana Swap I have a Big 16" scope which I obviously don't need, as you can see sooooooo much better in your 8" scope
I seems I am getting a bit old to be lugging around such a big scope when I can get Muuuuch better results out of an 8"
I just reallised I don't need to swap as I have an 8"SCT in the observatory so I will save myself the effort in setting up the 16" and go back to using the 8"
Cheers
LOL! I would LOVE a 16" But it must be long focus, or at least f/5. Hehehehe. And they are not so easy to find.

Oh yeah i'd definitely keep that in an observatory lol. LOL
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:08 PM
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This is my current set up.
I was just about to align my optics, that's why there is an actual eyepiece attached to it LOL
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:21 PM
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I like the safety warning!
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:51 AM
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Well here they are

My old baby, next to my new baby
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:42 AM
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So sre you going to sell the old Black one cheap???

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:30 AM
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So sre you going to sell the old Black one cheap???

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Sorry to disappoint but she's going nowhere !
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:49 AM
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So sre you going to sell the old Black one cheap???

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You beat me to it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:24 PM
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Talking Celestron CGEM 1100

Hi
After many years of dreaming, I finally got my 'beast' I also have an 8" reflector.

I contacted BINTEL in Melbourne on Monday the 2 May and discussed scope and extras, paid the dough and received the scope Friday the 6th May. Fantastic service from BINTEL

The CGEM 1100 is all i wished for and anyone thinking about getting one i can recommend and happy to answer any questions.

As Murphy's Law would have it, it has been cloudy until tonight. The seeing wasn't great but I checked out the Moon, Saturn and Omega Centaurus until it clouded over again I was having issue aligning it and the goto wasn't working properly. When i came back inside, i read the manual cover to cover and ended up Factory resetting the mount. I pointed it to SCP and did a 'Quick Align' (while inside) and did a few Goto's. It functioned perfectly.

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Old 11-05-2011, 08:56 AM
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Nice one George! Enjoy!
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:18 AM
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Here is my CGEM and Meade 12ACF...
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Old 23-05-2011, 03:56 PM
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Tim Tim Tim!!
Don't put a 12 inch on the CGEM... you will make me wish I had ordered the 11 inch instead of the 9.25!!!
Seriously though - looks good! Enjoy!!
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Old 25-05-2011, 03:31 PM
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Added an Extra Pic

For those that want to see a direct comparison between a 12 and 8" Dob side by side when the 12 is fully extended.

Really impressed with it btw, best purchase of the year

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Old 25-05-2011, 03:39 PM
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Looks good Stu, but we can't see you reflected in the glass this time

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I'm not certain if I've posted this before or not:
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just had delivered my second FS-60. Loved the first, and pretty good price from Honkers at the moment. So much better guide scope than my old dodgy one - didn't realise how bad it was till I saw the PHD graph with the new one.

One day I will make myself a nifty pair of bino's out of them!
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That's a lovely looking setup you have there Adam.
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My recently assembled imaging set-up at Ten Chain Hill yesterday...
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my set up

my Meade APO on the cgem, since then have added a stellarvue finderscope and a moonlite focuser; my 10" GSO Newt on the EQ 6 pro, now that has two finder scopes on it (one on each side plus a 80mm Orion finder scope!)
Meade 8" SCT on Alt AZ not shown. Thongs cut in half as vibration suppression pads. Dew control by Big W gym mat!, big newt balanced with 5.99 gym weights also by Big W.
Just a small illustration of the bottomless pit of astronomy!
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