Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:Quote:I also have a Siebert bino optical corrector power wheel that works pretty good with an objective solar filter .Theo Too bad Siebert doesn't make them any more ... or does he?Mike
Quote:I also have a Siebert bino optical corrector power wheel that works pretty good with an objective solar filter .Theo
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Quote:Boy you got that right on the grease! I got some on my hand and had a heck of a time getting it off. I have some white lithium grease, would that work ok?So how do you get rid of the old greae (glue), do you have to remove the focuser from the tube to clean out the old stuff.....what do you use to clean it out?Finally, did the new lube make the focus much smoother?Thanks!Bob
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CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
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Quote:... do you have to remove the focuser from the tube to clean out the old stuffThanks!Bob
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote:How did the side by side comparison do?? I have both scopes now, but the sky has not been good since I got it.
Apertura ad8 w/ tweakers package (haven't messed wit this one yet!) Orion ed100 with custom gso focuser Barska magnus 65ed apo triplet heavily redone Celestron granite 10x50 Skyprodigy Vixen porta II Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 18mm, and 30mm.
Quote:The binos actually cancel some of the CA because of a dimmer image. But you'll be amazed at the additional details and the 3D effect. Look at the MOON!!!
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
10" f5.6 Bartels Dob Celestron NexStar 8SE Orion ST120 Sky-Watcher Pro 100ED Celestron 102GT Edmund 4 1/4" Palomar Jr. (Thanks, Dad. I'll never forget) Twilight I & Oberwerks Tall Agena 38mm SWA Konig II 32mm 2", GR Konig 6.7mm ES 24mm 68*, 11mm 82* Meade 20mm RG WA Baader Hyperion 17mm, 13mm, 8mm Meade 7mm RG Ortho SkySafari Pro w/SkyFi
Quote:... in the little scope that could!
Stellarvue SV70ED, UA DwarfStar, Oberwerk / AstroTech AT80EDT, AT Voyager / Celestron C6XLT, AT Voyager / Meade 8" LightBridge / Vixen VMC 110L (Baader Solar Film), Porta II / Celestron Nexstar 102GT, ES Twilight I / Oberwerk 20x80 DIII, Orion 10x50 Resolux
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:Nice set up Jarrod...question, I'm thinking about getting the ES rings for my 102g..do I need to remove the 4" stock dovetail rail first, or will the ES rings just fit over them?
Also, are the rings pretty light?
7 X 50 Binoculars 102mm f/9.8 Refractor 14" SCT w/ CGE Pro 6" SCT 180mm f/15 Mak Atlas EQ-G GEM Pentax, ES, Baader Ortho & Sterling EPs.
Quote:Very Nice. I have a 70mm in a set of SV rings. How did you get an accurate / coordinated aiming without rings?
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1984 tasco 49TR 60x800mm
1976 Vixen Polaris 80x1200mm
Denkmeier Big Easy BV
Quote:1. The WO binoviewer + GSO Crayford + Baader T-2 Prism diagonal comes to focus with the WO 1.6x barlow nosepiece having about 40mm inward focus to spare. Without the barlow it is pretty dang close. If I can come up with a low profile T-2 compatible eyepiece clamp for the diagonal, I believe I can achieve focus without shortening the tube.
Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.