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#776 SkyHound

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

Got nothing but good to say about my new Orion Atlas Pro..I can now move the scope manually around the sky and use the Goto if I want all at the same time with out loosing the alinement, Tracking for my imaging is dead on.....Feels like the old days..

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#777 dcbrown73

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Here are my two scopes / mounts.

Celestron 8SE
Explore Scientific 80mm triplet Apo on a Celestron Advanced VX mount.

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#778 B. Hebert

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:59 AM

How are you enjoying your AT6RC? Any comments?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Lovely mounts everyone. :)

Blaine,

No offense, but I want to squash your avatar....Eeeeek!!! :bawling:
Spiders and I don't work well together. :bugeyes:

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#780 AcTpoHoM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:21 AM

My new (used :)) IEQ45, together with the rest of the rig:

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#781 Gregg Carter

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:53 AM

Very nice. :waytogo:

That is an 8", right?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

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#783 R Botero

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

Now, that's different! :shocked:
What is it?

#784 UND_astrophysics

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

iOptron cube in EQ mode on a Nexstar 11 tripod with R-80 semi apo and Canon Rebel EOS SX :)

#785 AcTpoHoM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

Very nice. :waytogo:

That is an 8", right?


Thanks :) It is indeed a C8 :) Planning to change it with an 8" f4 newtonian with carbon tube, but funding is already a bit of a stretch :)

#786 Gregg Carter

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

Thanks :) It is indeed a C8 :) Planning to change it with an 8" f4 newtonian with carbon tube, but funding is already a bit of a stretch :)


I haven't seen an iEQ45 in person, but based on what I know about its size I thought that was a C8 and not a C6. Sure looks great, and will also with the carbon fiber Newtonian.

I have been considering an iEQ45. How do you like yours?

#787 Alfredo Beltran

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

Let me chime in. I own a iEQ45 and used a C6 I sold last month.

Here there is a picture of that setup. And here there's a thread in wish I post the results of measuring PEC, which could get to 4.6 arcseconds!!!

The iEQ45 is such a great mount for me! I'm very happy I chose it.

Best regards

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#788 Gregg Carter

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

Alfredo,

Thanks for the info and the links. Much appreciated.

Gregg

#789 Alfredo Beltran

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:12 AM

You're welcome Gregg

Best regards

Alfredo

#790 AcTpoHoM

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

I haven't seen an iEQ45 in person, but based on what I know about its size I thought that was a C8 and not a C6. Sure looks great, and will also with the carbon fiber Newtonian.

I have been considering an iEQ45. How do you like yours?


It's pretty new and I haven't had the chance to test it properly (waiting for a few pieces of my guiding setup). What I can say is that is vast improvement from my CG-5 :)

BTW Alfredo, your thread was one of the reasons I bought it :) It's also with the old controller, so I can't wait to get the PEC done and try to beat yours :)

P.S. Sorry to be posting here, I realize it is a thread for pictures.

#791 Ron Luxemburg

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

Just got it! my 2 other mounts are going up for sale.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

I was worried about vibration with this setup... do you think the pier is strong enough for this application? :grin:

Other people have Grab-n-Go setups, this is my Grab-n-Glance equipment. ;) Setup time is ~10 seconds - good for glancing at the moon, jupiter, & saturn (and whatever catches my interest during the day out in the sound of course).

For proper size reference that is a 50mm scope (a Galileoscope).

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

And to continue in the same vein. no need to put a small mount on spindly legs!

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

Nice counterweight too! Easily adjustable in small (1 marble's weight) increments 'eh? ;)

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:10 AM

AWESOME!!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:47 AM

Had a look through the pages and did not see one of these so here is my Tak EM-400.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:16 AM

A little update for the T-Rex, with apologies to Deep Space Products for hijacking their design for this one-off, I spent the day doing a bit of DIY in the shed:

A longer version of the T-Rex Quick Slew Handle. For you Northern residents, save yourself a lot of time and effort and just buy one from Ed.

To distinguish it from the original I have added the Crux and Pointers (not being pedantic but the holes are drilled to represent the apparent magnitudes ...)
Toliman 4.0mm
Hadar 4.0mm
Acrux 4.0mm
Mimosa 3.5mm
Gacrux 3.5mm
d Crucis 3.0mm
e Crucis 2.5mm

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Once the paint hardens I will fit it to my little dinosaur:

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:28 AM

Matt,
It looks like the mother ship is landing in your photo. Nice skies and scenic view. The scope isnt so bad either.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:07 PM

sirius mount non goto great under rated mount i think ..

the vixen ED100 just floats on it . you can thump it and it doesn't move

quiet and tracks good .. got 2 of them !

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:14 PM

I use a DM6 with a red dot finder, works great. I just set up the tripod, attach the DM6 and then set the telescope in the tilt in saddle. Takes less than 5min to set up and stable as a rock.

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