CGEM DX Hypertune Time lapse & Full write up
Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:22 PM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:46 PM
PS. My console collection from the 1970's onward.
Atari 2600, Intellivision I and II, NES, SMS, Genesis, TG16 with CDROM, TurboDuo, SNES, N64, 3DO, Dreamcast, GameCube, PS1,2,3, Xbox, Xbox360.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:06 PM
Not a bad console collection there!
Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:10 PM
I think they're quite comparable in many respects. You should call Ed sometime and ask him about trends he sees in regards to Atlas mounts. I can't say, I never owned one.
That is a great idea.
I will say that I have been very happy with my Atlas.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:22 PM
Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:48 PM
I believe it's time to breathe life back into this beast. The clouds are going to possibly break. Let's see what happens.
Good luck Josh.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:22 AM
Before I had posted I was going to set up, I had been outside on my deck for half an hour, enjoying the cool temps, gentle breeze, and clearing skies. I swear the weather saw me post this comment. The minute I started to set up we were hit by high winds. Little rogue cells were pushing over the front range and working their way across. We didn't see a drop of rain but did glimpse some lightning in the distance. The storm fronts kicked up some wicked winds. Unfortunately the high wind didn't diminish through most of the night...
Terrible forecasting up here near Denver. Their "clear night" was bogus. I'll try again this evening since it's forecasted yet again to be "clear and calm".....
Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:38 AM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:45 PM
And yes, this is an expensive hobby. Much more so than my other hobbies (building scale model spacecraft). Still, any new hobby has a minimum price of $1K just to get in (my own opinion). And of course you can throw as much money as you have into any hobby. But for AP it really challenges you to be frugal and get good results. Not that I won't try, mind you.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:57 PM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:45 PM
I am convinced this mount will do great things after being straightened out. I still think it's tremendous bang for the buck. In stock form I know a C11 is really pushing the widely accepted "50%" rule, but tuned up I don't see why it would be an issue to push that number somewhat. I wouldn't try giving it a total 50 lbs and long focal length to shoot at, but I don't see it struggling to do 30+ lbs at all. I'm at roughly 26 lbs now with everything I've bolted onto the C8. They don't even sell this mount with a C8 option which drives me to a few conclusions that go against the commonly accepted rules. It won't even tip a single counterweight at the top of the counterweight bar with just a C8 OTA, which tells me it's meant to handle more than the given 50% capacity.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:02 PM
Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:49 PM
Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:05 PM
I was targeting the CGEM DX package with the EdgeHD 11 (which would guarantee cloudy nights here in Seattle too)
Hey now... Wait till October 13th for your purchase so we can continue to bask in this nice weather(here in the NW) until the official beginning of the rainy season
Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:20 AM
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:19 AM
We had plenty of clear nights until I finished my rebuild... sucky part is they keep calling for clear evenings, yet, we've had storms every evening since. Oh I no doubt it will clear up near full moon.
Can you do NB yet?
Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:11 AM
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