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#376 elwaine

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:57 AM

My grab 'n' go kitten: a Meade ETX-125PE, wearing a WO binoviewer. The entire set up is very lightweight. I use a lightweight lithium battery pack and never remove the ETX from the tripod. Because of street lamp light pollution, I made the lens shade as a simple do-it-yourself project.

 

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#377 Atjous

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

Hi all,

this is my pride!

Waiting for a dark night, on vacation in the Eifel in Germany.

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#378 junomike

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:46 PM

What the ??? is that cool looking chair?  Link please!

 

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#379 junomike

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

C14/CGE in action.

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#380 Cyclop_si

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:48 AM

Mike,

I have same chair:

http://www.leifheit....veau-chrom.html

 

Basically it is ironing chair... my girlfriend though I will start ironing instead of her, but she was disappointed when she realized I will exclusively use it for astronomy...

 

 



What the ??? is that cool looking chair?  Link please!

 

Mike


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#381 CCD-Freak

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

This is a Wegat Optical modified Meade ETX 125 optical tube on my CI-700 mount at Okie-Tex 2011. 

Looking back now I think I regret having sold it. :(

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#382 Bruno Yporti

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:53 PM

My new cat, a Intes Micro Alter M615!

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#383 Ham Radio

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

Here is my setup in one of the field out back to get away from the yard light. I have since upgraded the wedge to a super wedge and I want to put a ROR in this sport and possibly a pier mount. The biggest issue is no power, but my Walmart power pack seems to be doing pretty good.

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#384 bob midiri

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

Purrrrrr!!!!

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#385 payner

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:31 PM

Some good looking 'cats! Ham Radio, your location looks awesome. I love rural areas.

Best,

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#386 stevew

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

My C11/G11

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#387 CCD-Freak

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

Some good looking 'cats! Ham Radio, your location looks awesome. I love rural areas.

Best,

Randy

Ham radio is another thing I like to do while out camping.  I like operating from remote locations running solar / battery and sometimes QRP.  I love having little interference to deal with.

Ham radio and astronomy go well together.

 

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#388 Ham Radio

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:24 AM

Hi John.. I was heavy into ham radio for the longest time, but it, unfortunately, gone by the wayside for now. I think I got a little burned out on it. I had a great time with it though and have alot of very fond memories. I am sure it will come back to me one of these days.

 

I have switched back to astronomy a couple of years ago, after being out of it for about 25 years. I am having a great time again!

 

I do prefer being out in the middle of now where if possible.

 

I made the case in the background for my 10" LX50. It is a tool box for a truck, but I added an axle and a set of wheels that make moving the scope around ALOT easier!

 

Rod

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#389 tclehman1969

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:27 AM

C8 deforked from a Super C8+ from about 1985. It used to be a black tube but in the process of tube flocking I decided to repaint the tube in an orange. I think it looks better than the original black. 

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#390 hodja

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:44 PM

searching for the meaning of life... and whirlpool galaxy (Flashlight made me blind for a while but I had no idea the picture was going to be taken)

 

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#391 cracked lens

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:36 PM

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#392 Jan Owen

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:06 PM

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A better image of my 10" Meade on the Atlas EQ-G mount...


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#393 mdowns

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

The cg11

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#394 Sorny

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:28 PM

 

You've got the OTA mounted backwards, and could have goto/tracking issues... The fork arm should be on the left as you use the telescope. 


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:03 AM

You beat me to it Sorny.

 

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:54 AM

 

 

You've got the OTA mounted backwards, and could have goto/tracking issues... The fork arm should be on the left as you use the telescope. 

 

Funny you recognized this. I did set it up as per text book instructions. But to me the focus knob was way too low to the base plus with the arm on the right works excellent. I guess because of my dyslexia and I am also left handed. With the focuser knob on the top is an easy to get to operation. When I did decide to put the knob on the top and the arm to the left. There was issues with the goto tracking. So I decided to switch the arm to the right to over come this issue.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:03 PM

Here is mine

 

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:31 PM

 

 

 

You've got the OTA mounted backwards, and could have goto/tracking issues... The fork arm should be on the left as you use the telescope. 

 

Funny you recognized this. I did set it up as per text book instructions. But to me the focus knob was way too low to the base plus with the arm on the right works excellent. I guess because of my dyslexia and I am also left handed. With the focuser knob on the top is an easy to get to operation. When I did decide to put the knob on the top and the arm to the left. There was issues with the goto tracking. So I decided to switch the arm to the right to over come this issue.

 

 

It should be fork arm to the left, locking knob to the bottom.



#399 bob midiri

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 02:00 AM

 

I like that new Purple Nagler perched  on the spreader bar, what FOV do you get with it?


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:04 AM

My two classic Orange Tubes....

 

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