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#1 guyroch

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

Well... I treated my wife to a nice weekend a few hours out of town for Valentines day. This morning just before coming back home she popped the question.

My wife: Is there an astronomy shop here?

Me: Yep, there's a few.

My wife: Want to go shop before going home?

Me: Humm... sure (I said with a grin not knowing if this was a trap ~ it was not)

My wife: Okay, let's go after breakfast.

Me: WOOHOO!

My wife: You look like a 10 year old boy about to go spend $1 at the candy store.

Me: Oops, is it that obvious?

My wife: yep!

So off we went to the astronomy store. 2 hours later the damage was...

One 2" 2x Televue Powermate with the camera adapter.
Two AT65EDQ Quadruplets for side-by-side imaging.

Now the bad news is the cloud spell that comes with new gear. Hopefully it won't last too long.

The moral of the today's event is be nice to your spouse... it pays off :)

Clouds clouds go away :)

Guylain

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Hommmmmmm... The Great Karnack sees a new washer and dryer in your future...

Enjoy!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

*Two* AT56EDQs? nice!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

That is awesome, guylain!!!
Congrats on the 65Q! If you ever go full frame you will LOVE that scope for wiiiide field imaging!! :D

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

Congrats x2

#6 guyroch

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

*Two* AT56EDQs? nice!


Yep, 2!

I bought the dual ADM saddle last year and thought this was the perfect scope for side by side... and with the wife's blessing one scope was not enough (at least that's was I told myself :roflmao:)... I only had 1 chance so I jumped all over it :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

Congrats Guylain - Ain't love a beautiful thing?

:-)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:24 AM

My wife was wondering why I was smiling while I was reading this post ;)
Congratulation Guylain

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:14 AM

The moral of the today's event is be nice to your spouse... it pays off :)

Clouds clouds go away :)

Guylain


Amen to that!

Congratulations on your new toys.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:24 AM

Now..If you could find motorized focuser's for each of dem puppies...ultra sweetness!!!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Now..If you could find motorized focuser's for each of dem puppies...ultra sweetness!!!


Both my RC's and the EON 120mm have Moonlite focusers. I think I'll buy another Moonlite and an extra flange, I think I can use the Moonlite I have for the 120mm by changing just the flange.

Shhhhhhhhhhhtttt... don't tell my wife, it's our little secret. :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:55 AM

Really? 2 at65s? Haha and I thought me buying one was crazy.
Congrats! You're gonna love'em!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:40 AM

Expect 6 months worth of clouds! Enjoy your booty :yay:

I'm now expecting 1 years worth of clouds (sorry Yorkshire) as my wife let me buy a 10 Micron 1000 HPS mount on Valentines day - 20 minute unguided with p2p error of 1/2 arc sec wooooooo. Arrives Tuesday :) :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

Washer and dryer! That just happened to me my Christmas astro haul. Whatever model you would like dear!

Congrats on the new stuff!

Best,

George

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Really? 2 at65s? Haha and I thought me buying one was crazy.
Congrats! You're gonna love'em!


Just one... yep you're crazy :p

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Way to go Guylain, strike while the iron`s hot :lol:
Congrats! on the new gear..

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

Are you going to use a mono camera on one AT65EDQ and a color camera on the other while shooting the same targets? I love my AT65EDQ. Just bought a Canon 6D. Want to see how the scope works with the full frame sensor.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Are you going to use a mono camera on one AT65EDQ and a color camera on the other while shooting the same targets? I love my AT65EDQ. Just bought a Canon 6D. Want to see how the scope works with the full frame sensor.


I'll try all sort of combination I guess.

I do have a OSC CCD and a Mono CCD; I could try that and compare the results, that should be fun.

I also have 11 DSLRs; 4 are modified and 1 is MONOfied. Yep, I have a monosensor Nikon D5100 so I'm pretty anxious to see how it performs with the AT65EDQ.

I'm also tempted to purchase another Atik 460EXM. This way I'll be able to double everything in one night... but this will have to wait for more funding; perhaps next year Valentines day :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Way to go Guylain, strike while the iron`s hot :lol:
Congrats! on the new gear..


I'm afraid if I strike too hard I'll end up with a permanent embossed iron shape tattoo on my back... and I mean the clothes iron... ouch that's gonna hurt.

Guylain

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

I've done a lot of imaging with twin scopes; monochrome on one and color on the other. I actually found it to be far easier and more productive to have the two scopes on their own mounts, that way the monochrome and color imaging could proceed at their own pace.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Well, Guylain, you just need to sell more copies of Backyard EOS. Everybody, buy it! Hehehe... Does BackyardEOS support two cameras at once, or will you have to have two laptops?

I've often thought how cool it would be to have a mega imaging array - 9 identical scopes, pointed the same direction, with 9 identical cameras attached, in a huge 3x3 rig, on a sturdy mount - just think, you could get over a day's worth of light frame data in under 3 hours!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

*Two* AT56EDQs? nice!


Look at his signature line and start counting the cameras :lol:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Congratulations Guylain!

You'll love those litlle gems.

@ Tonk: Congratulations on your new mount Tony. Look forward to hearing your impressions.

Clears skies ( if it's ever possible after these purchases :lol: )

#24 guyroch

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Well, Guylain, you just need to sell more copies of Backyard EOS. Everybody, buy it! Hehehe... Does BackyardEOS support two cameras at once, or will you have to have two laptops?

I've often thought how cool it would be to have a mega imaging array - 9 identical scopes, pointed the same direction, with 9 identical cameras attached, in a huge 3x3 rig, on a sturdy mount - just think, you could get over a day's worth of light frame data in under 3 hours!


BackyardEOS 2.1 will support more than one camera on the same laptop. I'm aiming at a 2.1 beta release sometime in March.

Thank you

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

BackyardEOS 2.1 will support more than one camera on the same laptop.


Say when and I'll buy :). Two cameras, two scopes and two mounts - "two" software is next on my list!






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