Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6)
Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:15 PM
Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:17 PM
New Skywatcher Evostar ED80 on its way to me too...
Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:51 PM
Celestron/Vixen 90mm f14.4 from c~1980-84.
Great scope and superb planetary views. I usually use an extension with the AZ4 or HEQ-5 for this one.
Wow! Did not know this long focus scope from Celestron even existed.
Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:01 PM
Wow! Did not know this long focus scope from Celestron even existed. [/quote]
Neither did I until I saw it for sale from a US seller on here. Some further research into Vixen and Celestron's back catalogue, and some info supplied by other CN posters filled in the blanks.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:19 AM
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:54 PM
PS Very nice one, Neil!
Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:44 PM
Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:59 PM
I managed to collect some first astronomical light through it: http://www.pbase.com...380186/original
(There are no night skies to speak of in Alaska now.)
And some terrestrial (extremely high contrast pure white skies):
Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:47 PM
nice EVERYTHING. I can't follow some of the cables, like the USB, do they pass through the mount?
Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:26 PM
No, they always converge at the base of the mounting plate and run in one nice braided sleeve off the mount. 10Micron doesn't offer through-mount cabling (not that I'd ever needed it).
I am a cabling fetishist
Here's my smaller mount with a larger scope on the same pier...
Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:01 PM
Bought an Orion field flatter and 50mm SSAG autoguider setup to go with it as well.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:09 PM
Here is my Televue 102. I have posted it here before, but this time it is on my GPDX mount. I just finished tuning the mount, so the motors are not yet connected.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:05 PM
I've had this scope for a few years now, and I'm still amazed with it.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:28 PM
1996 FS 102 (I much prefer the green trim over the blue)
Current release AP 130 EDFGT, the only telescope I've purchased new