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#26 WirelessDude

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:32 AM

After getting the alt/az adjustments tuned to <2 arc-minutes on each axis off NCP, I was able to do some unguided test shots of M101, M51, M13, and M16...

Here's a cropped raw image of M16 at about 25 degrees. Keep in mind that this is a single image, dark subtracted, unguided, and exposed for 4 minutes using the ST-8300M.

I am going to have some fun with this gear! :jump:

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:36 AM

Which scope was that the 127?

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:34 PM

Which scope was that the 127?


Yep! I don't have the 14"er on the mount yet. I wanted to get used to the mount and work out the adjustments with something lighter on it...

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

I finally got the 14" LX200R on the mount. WOW! I wonder If I am able to get the NP127is on it with the clearance that's left over. If not, I'll settle for my Meade Series 5000 80ED Triplet APO... :)

I don't have the AO-L attached in the optical train just yet since I maxed-out the CWs with the load you see here. I have more CWs on-order.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:32 PM

Here another shot of the wire organization. Not quite permanent, but I made use with what I had on-hand. We'll see how it works out!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

Looks like a fantastic set-up, Wireless Dude!! Very Awesome!!!...any pro's or con's encountered by you yet????

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:25 PM

Looks like a fantastic set-up, Wireless Dude!! Very Awesome!!!...any pro's or con's encountered by you yet????


Other than this (see attached image), everything is working like a dream! :cool:

As expected, the scope needs some collimation after a change of hands (bought it on AM and arranged for pickup between Phoenix and San Diego...)

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:45 PM

Here another shot of the wire organization. Not quite permanent, but I made use with what I had on-hand. We'll see how it works out!


Decided to tie the black plastic conduit tubing to the scope handle due to some potential kinking between the DEC servo motor and the DEC clutch knobs...

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