Show off your GPS/CPC setup!
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Orion ST80 piggyback refractor
Antares 12x80 Finder
Kendrick dew strips on corrector, Telrad, finder objective, refractor objective, refractor EP, and Bino EP's
Starizona spreader / accessory tray
Wing Thing hand controller holder
AstroZap dew shield
Posted 11 July 2005 - 02:08 AM
Well, Im new to the forums and just got my NS11 GPS XLT last week, and have yet to collimate it properly. So havent seen anything really. I built a power system into a roll around tool chest that should power the scope and dew heaters and my laptop for a day or so. It has about 50 Amp Hours so it should last quite awhile.
I am still waiting on some accesories but a quick list is as follows, DewBuster, AstroZap Dew shield, Televue Piggycam, Losmandy Counter balance, Dew-Not heaters, Rigel Finder (not mounted yet), Denkmeier X-Power Diagonal (not here yet) Kendrick Solar Filter, Anti Vibration pads and a WO Digiscoping device for my Canon SD500. Im looking to run the scope from my Tapwave Zodiac Palm device using Bluetooth with Astromist software. The Bluetooth dongle hasnt arrived yet though, so I havent tried it.
Also, I havent been able to get the scope to link to satellites yet so have a few things to work out before real observing can commence. Look forward to learning a great deal here and think this is a great thread idea.
Took this tonight while I was trying to get the GPS to link up
Almost forgot, thats Gus in the pic with the scope, he thinks its all for him:-)
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Clear Skies to all!
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:44 AM
Yea I really like the way the power station turned out. I got it at a fire sale from Home Depot, they actually had a fire and it was smoke damaged. Anyway, its a Husky and there is no model number on it and I think I paid like 30 dollars for it. Presently I have 3 - 12Ah and 3 - 7Ah Gel Cell batteries all stored in the bottom compartment. The bottom compartment is a bin and not a drawer per say. When you pull the handle the bin rotates towards you pivoting on it's bottom. I could probably get about 75 A hours of batteries in there but it would be way too heavy to lift using the handles. The top of the tool box comes off and is a small carry around that I stuffed with pick & pluck foam and a heater pad for eyepieces. The drawer below that holds all my heaters and the dewBuster. I went looking for stuff from Husky for it like accesories and never found anything. matter of fact I never found their main website. It has accessories you could get for it but I dont know where you get them, neither does Home depot, Go figure:-)
PS, when you going to post your NexStar pics?
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:55 AM
Look up a few replies and you will see my cpc 8 XLT with the Telrad. I replaced the stock finder (it will not focus the cross hairs) with the Orion finder off my 13" dob. I like to have both. I even use the Telrad for the initial alignment step. Its easier and faster than the finder.
The Telrad attaches with 2 sided tape already on its base. Works well.
Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:10 PM
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PS Nice Scope and how do you like the Scope Buggy? I have access to welding rigs and was thinking of making something like it, but with ten inch wheels to let it go across fields and such.
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 07:46 PM
There's new pictures and updated info about the CPC 9.25 and CPC 11 at Celestron website. They're both pretty cool looking.