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#1 powerstroke01

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

My AT10RCCF just arived today. Im a happy camper. Well except for the cloudy sky's... Which im sure will last for weeks now.
Im waiting on my new rings for my guide scope and a dew shield and a few other things. Cant wait to get out and do some imaging. :D :D :D

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Woah. It might clear up tonight. But i dont have all my parts. :mad:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Nice looking setup!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Nice looking setup!

Thanks. I got a break in the clouds so i went out and tried to align...


Then it got cloudy again. :mad:

But i did get it focused on the moon for a bit.

Sooooo happy. :D

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

is that all the counterweights? that thing must be really light compared to the metal one.

i could never get round stars with my AT10RC and G11, even with an OAG, so it will be interesting to see what you get with your hypertuned G11.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

is that all the counterweights? that thing must be really light compared to the metal one.

i could never get round stars with my AT10RC and G11, even with an OAG, so it will be interesting to see what you get with your hypertuned G11.

No theres a 20lb weight below that one. Just not in the picture. I have successfully imaged at 2500mm with my G11 at f/10. Not only is it hypertuned but its got an Ovision worm. And im working on maybe buying pempro to train the pec. Though im not sure i need it.
My guidescope is an Orion ST80 with an ssag..

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:03 AM

After getting the guide rings and scope attached.
Also noticed the collimation was off.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

VERY NICE! Hope clear night soon!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

VERY NICE! Hope clear night soon!

Thanks! I actually had a few hrs last night to check collimation. And of course it was off. So i screwed around twith that for a while. I think its perfect now. But I need a really clear night to check it.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Patience! LOL
I just got a new OTA that I am dying to try out but the weather here is terrible. We just got another 4 inches of snow last night....

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

You are putting the time to good use. One more week to meteorological Spring! :jump:

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Something to do with RC scopes clearly.....!
In UK been cloudy since beginning of December - the worst winter ever here. We are calling the last 18 months our "18 month winter". Been a few hour long patches of clear but not worth setting up imaging rig.
Desperate to test my RC collimation which is out...

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

Two things I love...telescopes and motorcycles. Try living on the west coast :(


So I took up diving in the tropics. :)


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