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#1 Doug76

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:13 PM

Now I have to wait until this coming Monday to see it. Still on the road. Gonna be busy getting it mounted in the observatory in place of the CG-5ASGT.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

I think you will be very happy with this mount. Mine worked great and served me very well.

Your little Cartons are going to feel very stable on this. :roflmao:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:48 PM

Only two of the Cartons are little, the 100mm is pretty hefty, and there's the C6R!

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:02 AM

It is an awesome mount - excellent choice - I really like mine.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:46 AM

Grats! You're gonna love it!

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:56 AM

I agree with everyone. You are going to love your Atlas. It's the best money I ever spent on my setup... :)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:38 PM

Now I have to wait until this coming Monday to see it. Still on the road. Gonna be busy getting it mounted in the observatory in place of the CG-5ASGT.


Congrats Doug! You'll love the upgrade for sure.:waytogo:
What will the scope of choice be for the obs.?

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:17 PM

Visually, a dance between the C6R for DSO and the Carton 100 for everything else (and also DSO, lol).
For AP use, the AT90EDT.
And occasionally the 60mm's will be riding there too.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:39 PM

Well, don't know if it will be Monday I get home. Due in Conroe TX Monday morning, and it's 400 miles from there to home. So maybe Tuesday I'll get to install it and play with it.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:45 PM

I love mine! :jump: :waytogo:

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:14 PM

I'm sure I will too.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:06 AM

Got it mounted on the pier. Looks really large compared to the CG-5ASGT.
I played with it to make sure it worked, and it does. It is quieter than the CG-5, for sure.
Weather didn't allow me to see it in action though. That waits until next time I'm home.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

Since you are observatory based, be sure to check out the wonders of EQMOD. You could go from merely happy to ecstatic with what EQMOD/EQASCOM can do!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:58 PM

I am looking into it.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:25 AM

Congrats and enjoy!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:41 PM

I played with it to make sure it worked, and it does. It is quieter than the CG-5, for sure.


I forgot to mention how quiet the Atlas is. It is by far the quietest mount I ever owned. The CG-5 could wake the dead, but the Atlas didn't even scare the deer grazing next to me. :cool:

Enjoy - It will give your C6-R a great ride!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

Thanks! The C6R and AP work were the prime reasons why I got it.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:07 PM

Doug:

You have all the makings of an awesome setup. (or two) My good friend Bill uses the C6R on an Atlas and it IS a winner. Congratulations.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:47 AM

Thanks Steve.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

Enjoy Doug!

I'd have gotten into imaging already if, among other things, I wasn't concerned about wanting/needing to upgrade to an Atlas (decided against the CGEM in it's current edition) but being unable to do so because of a bad back. Don't see any point in frustrating myself. My AT80ED and EON72 make a decent beginner imaging scope/guidescope setup but I don't even have guidescope rings yet. Besides, my observing skills leave a lot to be desired so I'm focusing on that for the time being.

I hope you eventually post some images using the Atlas. I'm looking forward to seeing 'em.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

Yeah, got so into mounting the Atlas, and doing some small additions to the observatory, that I forgot to take any pictures!
Any AP images I make are not posted generally, until I get better at it. I'm shy. :roflmao:

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:26 PM

Any AP images I make are not posted generally, until I get better at it. I'm shy. :roflmao:


Yeah, right!? AP images are understandable. If that's your obs in your avatar, then I wanna see pics of that! If you're shy (6,500+ posts), I'm the Pope. :lol:

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:39 AM

Shy? That's when your PA is off... If you don't want to post them in the forums then maybe post them in your CN gallery? All images, good and bad teach everyone a lot ... especially what does and doesn't work.... :jump:

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:48 AM

That is indeed my observatory.
No comment on the rest, except to say Hello Your Excellency! :lol:

My observatory build thread...
http://www.cloudynig...5/o/o/fpart/all

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:11 AM

Shy? That's when your PA is off...


I have been told my voice carries.... :lol:






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