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#451 Robrj

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 04:38 PM

Nice set up. What Li-Ion battery do you use? Does it require an adapter to fit the mount's power plug? Thanks!

I bought this one from Amazon (which is currently out of stock):

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I just use the plug it came with.  It worked fine.

 

My guess is this one would work as well:

https://www.amazon.c... li-ion battery


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:37 PM

New Truss 10" F4 imaging newt....should be nice....baader mpcc for this one..

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#453 Dom543

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 12:06 AM

Very high-tech looking Newt. Based on the counterweights, it must be very light.

The focuser looks huge and, I am sure, is very solid. Is that a 3" one? How large is the secondary? Does it illuminate a full-size sensor?

 

Congratulations!

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:15 AM

New Truss 10" F4 imaging newt....should be nice....baader mpcc for this one..

Very nice!   What brand is it?



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:52 PM

Here's the current iteration of my setup.

 

The monitor is showing Comet Garradd while the interior of the observatory is illuminated by a First Quarter Moon.

 

Don :usa:

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 05:17 PM

Thanks Mike,Dom
Its a TPO 10" F/4 Truss Tube Imaging Newtonian carbon fiber.

This focuser is a 2",,but a special beefed up unit...So far its been very solid.


"TPO's 10" Truss Tube Imaging Newtonian Reflector is a splendid example of a broad aperture, high speed imaging telescope ideal for wide field of view Deep Space astro imaging. It is fully compatible with DSLRs and large format CCD cameras alike."

It is very much like the AstroTech AT10INT


https://astronomics....ian_p20369.aspx

TPO=Third Planet Optics Item # OS-10IN-TT

I could of bought a hyperstar for my C11hd,,but did not like the FOV on my
C14F1.9..it works great but image size on things like M57 is small,and would be smaller on the C11....and this is my portable imaging/eaa EQ setup...I don't like messing with a hyperstar on a portable setup..(imho)

The coma corrector I got for it.

http://baader-planet.../pdf/mpcc_e.pdf

For the new cmos/ccd fast low noise larger chips...I think it will be great.
(22mm+chips)

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:31 AM

Thanks Mike,Dom
Its a TPO 10" F/4 Truss Tube Imaging Newtonian carbon fiber.

This focuser is a 2",,but a special beefed up unit...So far its been very solid.


"TPO's 10" Truss Tube Imaging Newtonian Reflector is a splendid example of a broad aperture, high speed imaging telescope ideal for wide field of view Deep Space astro imaging. It is fully compatible with DSLRs and large format CCD cameras alike."

It is very much like the AstroTech AT10INT


https://astronomics....ian_p20369.aspx

TPO=Third Planet Optics Item # OS-10IN-TT

I could of bought a hyperstar for my C11hd,,but did not like the FOV on my
C14F1.9..it works great but image size on things like M57 is small,and would be smaller on the C11....and this is my portable imaging/eaa EQ setup...I don't like messing with a hyperstar on a portable setup..(imho)

The coma corrector I got for it.

http://baader-planet.../pdf/mpcc_e.pdf

For the new cmos/ccd fast low noise larger chips...I think it will be great.
(22mm+chips)

Wow, looks like a great setup, and the price is not bad.  May have to go on my list of things to get in the future.  Would too see some of the images you get.  How does it do on visual?


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:54 AM

Thanks Mike,Dom
Its a TPO 10" F/4 Truss Tube Imaging Newtonian carbon fiber.

This focuser is a 2",,but a special beefed up unit...So far its been very solid.


"TPO's 10" Truss Tube Imaging Newtonian Reflector is a splendid example of a broad aperture, high speed imaging telescope ideal for wide field of view Deep Space astro imaging. It is fully compatible with DSLRs and large format CCD cameras alike."

It is very much like the AstroTech AT10INT

 

It is an AstroTech made AT10INT

 

On OPT's website down the bottom of the page of the Tech Specs: Manufacturer Product Number: AT10INT    :waytogo: 


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#459 Dom543

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:41 PM

....and this is my portable imaging/eaa EQ setup..

Thanks for the links and explanations Rob!

 

If this is your portable setup, then you must be driving a Hummer as your light duty go2 car...

 

Clear Skies!

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:51 PM

No this is my overnight Star Party type set up..
My portable is Evolution,At80EDT,starsense,infinity...
Plop n GO

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#461 davidmclifton

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:59 PM

mega256, I am wondering, can you get up towards zenith with that setup? Any chance you could share some samples from basic "live viewing" that you might have saved? I am really intrigued by that setup and would appreciate whatever you can throw my way.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:46 PM

Yes it goes all the way up...This is a very neat setup...

this is a youtube,,,,

https://www.youtube....h?v=RRkQZUJ-4Os

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:27 PM

Just arrived today...7 days door to door from Agena Astro...Revolution R2 for some live view EAA.

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:07 AM

 

 

Don :usa: ............ Mallincam VSS+

Ahhh, the good ol' VSS+!

 

Still got mine and use it with a Sony 9" broadcast monitor. Great piece of kit even though analogue and 5 years old! Occasionally decide to sell it and take it outside to test it still works but always decide instead to keep it! 



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Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Here is my NVD Micro attached to a 50mm F 3.2 guide scope for image intensified, night vision, low power viewing. The complete system fits in an old, unused Orion 80mm scope bag that I had. 

 

For my impressions of this combination see my post in "An interesting looking guide scope as a 7x NV objective" in this forum.

 

Bob

 

 

 

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:26 AM

Here's my latest setup.  It's an Orion Skyview Pro 8" on an AVX mount with Starsense.  I used the Orion mirrors to build my 8" Travel Dob.  It wasn't seeing much use so I put the optics and focuser back in the tube and am now using it for EAA.  I had to buy an extra weight plus some tube rings and a bar.
Orion Skyview Pro 8

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:37 PM

Here is my set-up.  I have my 10"LX200R mounted on a dolly / hand-truck so I can just roll it out onto my patio all in one piece. This makes it so easy to set up and saves a lot of time.  I have an outlet strip mounted on the set-up to power the telescope, dew heater, and computer if I am using it.  I have a coiled extension cord mounted on the other side that I just run over to an outlet to supply power.  The 7" monitor near the scope is the monitor that comes with the R2 imager.  

 

 

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:06 PM

15" Starstructure w Atki Infinity. Also wired for Lodestar X2C and various Mallincams. The UTA has two positions for more or less in-focus depending on camera and reducer.

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:40 AM

Very nice, Frank!  Does that use some kind of flip mirror to switch between the Mallincam and the Atik?



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:12 AM

Very nice, Frank!  Does that use some kind of flip mirror to switch between the Mallincam and the Atik?

Hi Rob,

 

   No flip mirror -- I think you are looking at the focuser motor perpendicular to the Atik. You might notice a Moonlight clamp to the right of the power distribution bar, that's to park a running camera if you need to pop in an eyepiece.

 

Frank


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:21 AM

The UTA has two positions for more or less in-focus depending on camera and reducer.

Frank when you say two positions, does that mean you have two different trusses with different lengths? Or you have provision in your existing truss to have two different positions? If it is not a lot can you please share a picture of this, would help to understand it more. Thank you in advance.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:47 AM

 

The UTA has two positions for more or less in-focus depending on camera and reducer.

Frank when you say two positions, does that mean you have two different trusses with different lengths? Or you have provision in your existing truss to have two different positions? If it is not a lot can you please share a picture of this, would help to understand it more. Thank you in advance.

 

I'll try and snap a photo of it when I get home. Same set of truss poles. But the UTA two-position attachment points -- you raise or lower them on the UTA, very simple. Some Starstructures have three positions.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 11:46 AM

New Truss 10" F4 imaging newt....should be nice....baader mpcc for this one..

 

Can you tell me how much your OTA weighs?



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 07:01 AM

 

The UTA has two positions for more or less in-focus depending on camera and reducer.

Frank when you say two positions, does that mean you have two different trusses with different lengths? Or you have provision in your existing truss to have two different positions? If it is not a lot can you please share a picture of this, would help to understand it more. Thank you in advance.

 

The truss poles stay the same. It's the UTA that's adjustable. In the photo the flat black and sliver-colored piece at right with "U"-shaped cut-out joins two of the truss poles (there are four sets of two poles). The knob to tighten the UTA to that top of the truss poles screws on to a bolt at the bottom of the bright bar of metal with the hole in the center. That bar is one of four that side up and down inside the four UTA braces. As shown, it is extended out. To get more in-focus you would loosen the hex screw at the left, above the bottom UTA lip, slide the bar up and screw the hex bolt into the hole on the bar that is visible. All this is hidden by shroud.

No need for two sets of truss poles.

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:47 AM

This is my permanent setup with the Revolution R2...always ready to go within 90 seconds after switching the mount on....fully self contained with 7 inch monitor velcroed to the mount head...can always plug another tv to the system if a few friends are over..another R2 arrived yesterday from Agena so I can use the second R2 in some Maks and Dobs... this little imager always puts a smile on your face :)

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