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#276 John59

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:09 PM

Here is the adaptors for the Samsung SBC-2000. Since I already have the Orion Deep space video camera all I have to do is switch the nose adaptor from camera to camera. Other than adding power connections the only real mod is removing the IR filter. It really makes a big difference to remove that filter.

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#277 ourobouros2k2

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:23 PM

Stock Celestron NexStar 8SE
Mallincam color hyper (non plus)

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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 ! ! ! :grin:

Through in a Barlow and have a 12" F/8 for small bright Nebula and Planets...

Nice set up.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

"ok... I just have to ask about the 'taller' mount."

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.

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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.


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#281 CONQUEST1

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Here's mine, for now!

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#282 A. Viegas

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

Here is my CPC1100 w/ MCX



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#283 John59

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Here is my NexStar 8SE
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.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:07 AM

Here's one version of a night vision Binoviewer. This is a PVS-7A/C milspec bi-ocular goggle with a state-of-the art Gen 3 thin-film image intensifier tube. It is fitted with a c-mount adapter and a 1.25 inch nosepiece.

It provides great two-eye views of DSO's. Fits in any telescope with a 1.25 inch receptacle.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:09 AM

This is what the PVS-A/C NV binoviewer looks like in a telescope (Takahashi TSA 120):

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

Hi - here's mine - don't use a videocam but CCD to laptop for brief exp video-like viewing - snapped today in our little heatwave with my Archos tablet :grin:

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

Obsy red light zone - light goes off during exposures as cam very sensitive to red light :grin:

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

here is my new video setup im building. its a roll out table with mount, scope. camera and computer or monitor one in one. the middle part of the table has 3 layers of 3/4 inch plywood under it for stability and levelers at the bottom I had made at a welding shop. I think this will work out real well. I have a new video camera coming from astro-video systems. and really looking foreward to this. thanks for looking, donnie

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

another photo.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:27 AM

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:37 AM

ive been using a orion short tube 80 with no focal reducer for my Samsung 435 but thinking about using my celestron 6" sct with a 6.3 reducer in the visual back and a 0.5 in the camera. not sure if this would work, I just ordered the 0.5 from opt. donnie

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:53 AM

Very impressive Donnie :bow: - good luck ;)

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

Clever setup Donnie.

How does it go trying to get it to sit right on 4 legs rather than 3?

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

dragon man, the four levelers at the bottom on each side are 8" pipes with 2 welded bars and 1/4 holes at the ends to bolt to the table, in the middle of the pipe is 1/4" hole and a hex nut welded over it with a t handle screwed in it to hold the large bolt. when I take it out side and one side is too high, I just loosen the t handle and the bolt drops down to the ground then I tighten it. it works out real well. donnie

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:01 AM

Donnie

That is one awesome table mount set up. Impressive sir. :waytogo:

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:04 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

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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

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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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:56 PM

matt, that's really a neat device. who sells them, ive never seen one any were. the levelers I have on the table now, I don't screw the bolts in or out, they are inserted in a plumbing pipe and when I loosen the t handle it just drops down, of course I have to lift one side in order to do this if its too low but with the device in your photo that would eliminate the lift and that in its self would be a large benefit. thanks for the suggestion. donnie

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

tons of companies sell these, from Amazon to Sears to McMaster-Carr . Google for "push pull toggle clamp" and you'll get plenty of suppliers.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

My setup - C11 on CG5-GT.

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