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#876 Manny Myles

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:04 PM

Now THERE's alot of accessories, Very nice set up there!!!
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#877 Per Frejvall

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:45 PM

I finally have my first remote observatory up and running. One more trip down in late January to do the final connections to the roof electrics, and then it is 100% done.

Here's the GM2000HPS with the Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III and the QSI 683 WSG8. No guider connected (and none will be connected) ;)

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:32 PM

A-P 1100 in Pelican cases. First light will be Jan 1, 2014!

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#879 R Botero

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:10 AM

:waytogo: :photo:

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:58 AM

UA Double Star...

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:59 AM

:grin:

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#882 mattyfatz

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:21 AM

last one...I swear...

It's beautiful.
How long did you have to wait for that mount?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:30 AM

Jeff, Awesome Setup. Your OTA put that mount in perspective!!
Everyones setups are Awesome!
My Eye candy shot...
228mm F10.6 Astro Physics / 1950s 100mm F15 Unitron / Byers Ser. II
THE PEARL 03/01/12 :cool:
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01/01/13 Finished the observatory. Since then I have continued work on the setup.
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#884 ggalilei

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:40 AM

Fantastic!
And now I will be the first to ask the stupid question: how does THE PEARL go back in its shell so that you can close the roof??

#885 TxStars

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

From the photo I would guess it is pointed south and the tube is rotated level :question:

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:45 AM

Charles got it right. Shot before the observatory was finished. Interesting Design. The RollOff total weight around 250 pounds for a 18x12 roof. Check out the video, the entire frame I welded up from EMT Electrical conduit $.20 per foot. and strong as heck!
Antonio, Actually that was the biggest question on my mind when I found the 9" AP. Initially I was building the observatory for a 6" F15 telescope and wanted the observatory lined up with Polaris but I made a mistake. On a hazy night after a long day at work I set the stakes for the lay out line for the foundation for the observatory. I pointed my layout line 7 degrees to the east, Picked the wrong star??? LOL.
Then I found the Pearl and it seemed it was to long to fit. But because of the error in alignment it pulled the focuser just far enough from the north wall to fit perfect when put away! Perfect Mistake.
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Since this shot was taken I have completed the painting on the pier and a few other items on the OTA, You can see the misalignment in this shot and how the scope is not parallel to the west wall. When parked the focuser end is 3" from the north wall. Sometimes thing are just meant to be!
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Personally I cannot say enough about the Series II Byers Mount. Flip it on and it works. No issues, No problems, it just works.
Building this observatory has been as much fun as using it!
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:45 AM

Clint you talk too much. I would never have guessed a man in construction would blow that bad!! :roflmao: Here I thought everything looked perfect. :grin: Mike

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

Mike,
As it turned out, it has worked out perfect. I am glad I "Blew it".
Funny thing as a guy who has built $1200 psf Dream homes his whole life it is not the first time that a mistake while building something didn't make the project better than it would have been is built to plan.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

Little frankenmount. Cg5 tripod with skyprodigy head. Pretty stable for what it is!

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

Astro-Physics 1100GTO

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#891 Jeff B

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

Beautiful setup! Great proportions. Serious eye-candy.

Like Clint said concerning my 1100, the OTA certainly put everything in perspective.

Clint, I miss my Byers Series II. What a beaut.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:39 AM

Wow! Some of the mounts and telescopes are just to die for. Not literally of course.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:42 PM

Here's a picture of my 1100. Notice the color of the sky. That's the way it's been since I got it in early December. Three hours worth of observing so far...

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#894 WesC

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

That right there is GORGEOUS.

Man! I want an 1100!

#895 plav1959

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

I thought you had one on order Wes?

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:41 PM

Here is a picture of my mount (AP900 GTO) with one of my telescope.
Regards, Rodolphe

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Gotta be fun watching those mounts swing all that bling around.

Chances are I will never see an AP mount in person...so thanks for all the photos!

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:38 AM

I thought you had one on order Wes?


I was on the waiting list but had to pay for some medical bills last Fall, so I'm back on the list. Its a LOT of money, but I know it will be worth it.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:26 AM

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ZEQ25 widefield setup by LMNO Sunset Deluxe, on Flickr

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Return of the Zeq25 by LMNO Sunset Deluxe, on Flickr

#900 Jeff B

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

I hope this page can go on forever as I really like scrolling past Clint's Pearl.






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