Post a picture of your Assisted Visual Setup.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:09 PM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:23 PM
Mallincam color hyper (non plus)
Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:53 PM
but a big fast newt. on a eq mount with long exposures should be very cool.
You know it will ! ! !
Through in a Barlow and have a 12" F/8 for small bright Nebula and Planets...
Nice set up.
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:30 PM
Whoops, I know that this is and old post, but better late than never...
The pier extension is on my "spare" LXD75 that I used with a variety of scopes including an AR-6. With the refractor I wanted to get the scope a bit higher than the legs woul reach, hence the extension. This has also worked well with the twins. When I set the up for observing I can snug them fairly close together on my patio with the taller mount looking over the shorter. In this configuration the small footprint comes in handy. I recently reconfigured the control console for the twins and I'll post a picture of that when I get a chance.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:50 PM
No cables. No monitor. No other battery. Using an Ha filter and just about any scope you can to see stuff that few others can.
What is it?
Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:38 PM
The small screen seen on the telescope is Orion's DVR.
I use a remote to control it.
The case has all my video equipment and the 10" screen is embedded in the lid.
When the large screen shows good composition and focus, I use the remote to turn on the DVR screen and either take a snapshot of the object or a period of video.
The video train is:
a. A reducer when one is used.
b. Orion Flip Mirror.
c. Orion 22-8mm Pro Zoom eyepiece
d. StellaCam III video Camera
What is not seen in this photo is the other 10" screen which is the iPad driving the telescope via WiFi with SkySafari.
When I am done for the night everything packs back into the one case.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:07 AM
It provides great two-eye views of DSO's. Fits in any telescope with a 1.25 inch receptacle.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:56 AM
How does it go trying to get it to sit right on 4 legs rather than 3?
Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:40 AM
Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:01 AM
That is one awesome table mount set up. Impressive sir.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:04 PM
Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:33 PM
thanks jim for the compliment. i did a few more modes to the table. if I were to use the table for just observing the two extensions on both sides would limit me to reach the eyepiece in a comfortable position so what did was cut off the two extensions on both sides then use one of them as a leaf that I can slid in for video and take out for observing. I also took the mount off the table top and attached it directly to the center on the table. make for better versatility. donnie
You may consider replacing the 4 leveling screws with push pull style toggle clamps.
That way, you simply toggle them up or down by flipping a lever instead of having to turn 4 long screws for about 5 minutes while you're in an uncomfortable position with your head lower than your b*tt .
Push pull toggle clamps still retain the adjustment ability , you just don't have to do it every time. Adjust them once after which just toggle up/down.
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