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#1326 yonkrz

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

looks good,would like to hear about a side by side when you get a chance.

#1327 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

lbsgville , nice yard!

Your grass looks like a golf course, LOL! You should see mine, when I cut the grass, I feel like I'm on a broken roller coaster, :rofl2: HAHAHAHAHA!

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#1328 mark379

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

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xx 14i at the David Levy Retreat in upstate NY

#1329 neudar

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:19 PM

His and Hers

#1330 sn1987a

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

My new Webster 28" f4.2

#1331 nirvanix

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

Very nice setup sn1987a! Any 'roos ever stop by for a look? :p

#1332 sn1987a

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

Nah, they're too busy humping in the bush or doing other roo'd things. They like dried fruit!.

#1333 nirvanix

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Nah, they're too busy humping in the bush or doing other roo'd things. They like dried fruit!.


He he he. Can you setup/take down that thing yourself? Any idea what the primary weighs?

#1334 Tristan

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

Here's my trusty XT8. Some of the modifications I've made include: flocking the tube and focuser, adding adjustable feet and a 2-axis bubble level to the base, mounting a compass with reversed adjustable bezel to the base (handy for knowing your azimuth), adding brackets to mount a lead acid battery to power the fans and homemade dew heaters, made a little control box for the dew heaters and fans, upgraded the primary, added a telrad and green laser pointer (not shown in photo), added an imperial decal, and supplied some refrigerator magnets for holding star charts near the eyepiece.
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#1335 Tristan

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Nice! Im particularly fond of my imperial decal on mine...wife doesnt understand the novelty though.

#1336 sn1987a

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Nah, they're too busy humping in the bush or doing other roo'd things. They like dried fruit!.


He he he. Can you setup/take down that thing yourself? Any idea what the primary weighs?


Very easy. By the foot of the table you will see a silver handle, it is a 20kg weight that I use with a rope to hold down the truss cage to put the uta on/off. The mirror on its own is as you would expect very heavy, I can just barely handle it by myself ( not a good idea though ). Scope overall is easy to transport and setup.
The views are tremendous, I love it!.

#1337 nirvanix

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:36 AM

Nah, they're too busy humping in the bush or doing other roo'd things. They like dried fruit!.


He he he. Can you setup/take down that thing yourself? Any idea what the primary weighs?


Very easy. By the foot of the table you will see a silver handle, it is a 20kg weight that I use with a rope to hold down the truss cage to put the uta on/off. The mirror on its own is as you would expect very heavy, I can just barely handle it by myself ( not a good idea though ). Scope overall is easy to transport and setup.
The views are tremendous, I love it!.


Amazing. Well you certainly earn your views and get some weight training too. :)

#1338 tag1260

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

Here's my 12" Antares. Probably the BEST upgrades on it was the Velstrap handles to help carry the OTA and the setting circles that I just tried out last night. Just had Majestic re-coat the mirrors and added a telrad. Next up will be an equatorial platform I hope.

#1339 nirvanix

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

Hey tag 1260, how do you find the views through your antares dob? Mine are excellent.
Another nice upgrade is making a custom base out of a light wood, like baltic birch. Gets rid of a lot of weight.

#1340 tag1260

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

I'm very satisfied with them. I bought this scope last fall for $250 and at that price I was able to do some work to it.
I would like to upgrade the focuser to a 2 speed at some point. The biggest improvement (after the re-coat) was Catseye collimation tools and learning to use them.

#1341 nirvanix

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

Wow, 250$ that's incredible. Enjoy.

#1342 TimD

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

Just picked up a 10 inch Zhumell Tycho with drive and 6 eyepieces off CL for $200! (My daughter with the magic smile shows it up though!) pardon the messy room as it's spring cleaning time...

#1343 smallscopefanLeo

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

SO many awesome reflectors :jawdrop:

#1344 gmartin02

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

Home made 12.5" Dob w/Lightholder primary

#1345 Peter Natscher

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

StarStructure Rocks! Especially big StarStructure's. 24" f/3.3 Kennedy StarStructure LE with Argo Navis, StellarCAT wired and wireless hand controllers.

#1346 kfrederick

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

17 INCH offaxis Chief

#1347 Pinbout

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

my little mule...

#1348 Jeff Morgan

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

My recently completed (well, operational) 16" f/7 Dob. Zambuto optics and ServoCAT.

#1349 planet9

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

Here is my vintage(1997) 12" f/5.3 Orion(UK) DX300 on Vixen GP-DX mount.

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#1350 Mirzam

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

Planetron! Tom Swift's giant newtonian telescope.

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