CGEM 11 just arrived
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:48 AM
Should be able to re-"coop" your investment first night out!
Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:53 AM
How high is the top of your pier and how big is that telescope? Thats an 11"?
Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:47 AM
First light yet?
Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:34 AM
Yes that is a 11". Not sure of the height of the pier? Maybe the owner "Gary Cooper" can chime in with that for you. Gary is my best friend and lets me share his observatory with him.
I took the photos and posted so everyone could have a look at this great mount. Most photos don't show details because the mount is so black so I had to brighten and tweek the photos up alot. Hope this gives you all a better idea of the size and what this mount looks like.
I had a blast last night helping Coop set it all up. Now we have the best of both worlds, a wide field refractor and a large SCT. Perfect.
Coop is a visual observer mostly and some web caming of the planets. The scope is a little too high right now but it will be perfect once a metal dew shield is installed. To balance it right now the scope is all the way forward on the dovetail. With a metal dew shield installed the scope will be slid back on the dovetail to balance making the height just right for visual work.
My scope is in the back ground in the last photo, AT 111 on a Atlas with a WO 80ED piggybacked.
Last night was first light for the GGEM, under very poor skys. It worked perfectly. Very little mirror shift also. Stars were very pin point and set up, alignment were very straight forward.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:13 PM