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Old 09-04-2021, 11:58 AM
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Thanks guys. It is also my quick response set-up. Would have been better if I got a 150cm collapsible DOB. It will do for now.
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Old 09-04-2021, 05:21 PM
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My Celestron SCT 9.25, on my just enquired EQ6 R PRO for EEA imaging
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Old 11-04-2021, 09:40 AM
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Finally had time to mount my new to me Takahashi modified Lapides mount.
Temporary fitted to my Pm-1 tripod and column until I can get a stronger tripod.
Looking forward to use this simple alt/az mount.
Enjoy!
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:10 AM
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Wilso, that's neat, particulary the insulation job. Can you tell us more about it?
Also, how the Teegul mount is handling it.
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Old 12-04-2021, 04:10 PM
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Hi Mirko,
The insulation is 5mm wet suit material, obviously a lighter colour would have been better thermally. Covered the joint with carpet edging and used Velcro for the small split around the dovetail mounting point.
The mount is intended for my TSA-102, hence a more stable tripod is required.
The Pm-1 mount is approximately 65mm dia and the Lapides mount (in picture) is 82mm dia and has an extra load carrying capacity.
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Old 27-05-2021, 04:50 PM
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my set up of AZ GTI and Takahashi FC76DCU. Loving it!

https://cloud.degoo.com/share/SG-PNvdhnA1HTvkTkv4adA
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Old 23-06-2021, 09:01 PM
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Never had a DOB!

Found this on Gumtree for $250…
Focuser needs a bit of attention and the optics are a bit dirty, but a bit of TLC should sort it!
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Old 23-06-2021, 09:14 PM
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Found this on Gumtree for $250…
Focuser needs a bit of attention and the optics are a bit dirty, but a bit of TLC should sort it!
Hi Hemi, looks like a bargain. Good one
Cheers, Richard
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Old 25-07-2021, 02:42 PM
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Hi everyone

Just recently received my latest addition to the family.... Takahashi FC100DF. At this point, I have only managed a quick 2 minute first light as the weather has been very poor lately. I suppose it is winter . I am hoping for some clearer nights this week, especially as I am super keen for a bit of a shootout with the FC100DF on the DM4 and my Esprit 150ED on the DM6. Actually, that would make for a nice family portrait.... must also include the FS60CB.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Cheers

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Old 07-08-2021, 03:47 PM
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Here is a pic of my widefield rig, I purchased my 72Ed around 2 years ago and it has evolved into this.

72ED with flatenner, Heq5Pro with rowan mod, AsiAirPro, Zwo AEF, ASI533 Pro, filter drawer with baader ir/uv, 50ED guide scope with ASI120MM, and an Orion side by side mount. Starting to get some nice images but I still have a lot to learn
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Old 07-08-2021, 03:57 PM
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Found this on Gumtree for $250…
Focuser needs a bit of attention and the optics are a bit dirty, but a bit of TLC should sort it!
What a good buy, well done!
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Old 07-08-2021, 04:07 PM
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My latest addition is a GSO RC6, so far I'm pretty happy with it considering its low cost.
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Old 07-08-2021, 05:19 PM
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Here is a pic of my widefield rig, I purchased my 72Ed around 2 years ago and it has evolved into this.

72ED with flatenner, Heq5Pro with rowan mod, AsiAirPro, Zwo AEF, ASI533 Pro, filter drawer with baader ir/uv, 50ED guide scope with ASI120MM, and an Orion side by side mount. Starting to get some nice images but I still have a lot to learn
That's really good. I was thinking about the same with regards to side-by-side mounting. How do you find the performance and are you getting good guiding? Easy to balance?

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My latest addition is a GSO RC6, so far I'm pretty happy with it considering its low cost.
Nice and neat cabling, well done!
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Old 07-08-2021, 05:23 PM
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I thought I'd share my widefield setup based on a shot I took of Rho Ophuichi

This is a Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS connected to an Astromechanics adapter for autofocus (still don't know how to use it, but plan to test it this week).
I love how the guider combo is longer than the imaging rig
Longer focal length too (242mm vs 100mm), so maybe guiding isn't required.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:14 PM
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That's really good. I was thinking about the same with regards to side-by-side mounting. How do you find the performance and are you getting good guiding? Easy to balance?

Nice and neat cabling, well done!
I wondered if I would have any problems at first but I constantly get great guiding with this setup, balancing is a breeze.
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Old 08-08-2021, 11:32 AM
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I wondered if I would have any problems at first but I constantly get great guiding with this setup, balancing is a breeze.
That's great to hear, cheers
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Old 14-08-2021, 07:08 PM
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Sky looks clear tonight

After two weeks of continuous rain, the weather looks good tonight 😀
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:25 PM
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My old 80ED, now gifted to the little ones.
I was searching for ways to mount the scope on my tripod. I remembered my Wimberly head and Gitzo tripod combo, and then started looking for arca-swiss plates for telescopes.

That made me realise I already had one
Four posts up, my PrimaLuceLab's vixen bars can be turned upside down to be arca-swiss compatible I love that!

So here is the setup now that the kids will use. I'm so excited for them to use it.
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Old 15-10-2021, 06:36 PM
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Russian VooDoo ( Baby Unicorn )

Alter MN56 Mak Newt ( Russian Voodoo )

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Old 19-10-2021, 05:07 PM
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Awesome setups shown, the best part is the variety of everyone’s gear.

Here is my first real telescope, recently purchased from another forum member. I have attached it to a Manfrotto video head and Benro tripod. Is working well as intended, as a quick grab n go.
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