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#26 Dakota1

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:41 PM

Great looking setup

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:37 PM

Cool scopes, that paramount set up is something else.

I also need a matilda sticker :)

#28 doug mc

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:23 PM

C6 on a eq5. Did not come with a tripod so i made one. Focuser mod works a treat

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#29 rigel123

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

Black Beauty C9.25

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#30 KevH

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

My Meade 8" on an Orion SVP mount. It's going to have an ST80 piggybacked on it in the not too distant future.
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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

You asked for it:

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:03 AM

Doc, is that CAT...wait for it...house broken? <insert rimshot here>

Oh, my CAT in use...sorry it's dark (Orion 150 MCT.)

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#33 magnus

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

Does it affect the optical performance in anyway? :confused:
Sorry, scary picture. What happened?

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

Does it affect the optical performance in anyway? :confused:
Sorry, scary picture. What happened?

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OTA dropped out of iOptron Mini-Tower mount while slewing. I guess I did not have the dovetail tightened enough.

Optical performance? Um, it looks fine to me.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

However, I had put my astro equipment on my homeowner's insurance, and had a replacement in a few days.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

That'll buff right out.










not. :(

#37 Peter9

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

That'll buff right out.

:funny:

As the corrector said to the scope... Your cracking me up. :lol:

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#38 rigel123

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

You asked for it:

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Ohhh, that's just not right!!! :nonono:

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

Commander Yee, your corrector looks like it was hit by a graviton pulse. But I don't suppose your insurer would accept that as the cause. You're quite right to stick with the conventional explanation.

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#40 David Knisely

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:13 PM

Here is me and my NexStar 9.25GPS XLT at the 17th annual NEBRASKA STAR PARTY during the public star party:

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#41 WesC

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

That's what you get pointing that thing at a nova!

#42 David Knisely

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

And here is me and the 9.25 doing primary duty as a "teaching tool" during our 2nd day session of the Nebraska Star Party's Beginner's Field School:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

Glad everything worked out ok for you :)

Same accident happened to me -09 when my 8"Newt fell from my CG-5GT while slewing. Luckely the ground was covered with snow,(sometimes snow can be a very good thing :smirk:) so the OTA had a "soft" landing.Only injury was two small scratches on the OTA when it hit one of the steel legs and I had to recollimate the optics.
After that I am very very careful when I attach my scopes to my CG-5!!!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

Glad everything worked out ok for you :)

Same accident happened to me . . .


Anybody want a NexStar 8 OTA minus a correotor plate?

#45 Bruce FitzGerald

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:03 PM

Here's my c-14 cooling down for a night of imaging.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

THAT is one sweet setup, Bruce!!!!What's your opinion on planetary observing with that baby??? Clear Skies!!!! :waytogo:

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:59 PM

Must be fun trying to polar align that one!!!!


Not at all. You just throw them into the air, and they land facing celestial North.

#48 Bruce FitzGerald

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:08 AM

THAT is one sweet setup, Bruce!!!!What's your opinion on planetary observing with that baby??? Clear Skies!!!! :waytogo:


Robert, I like it too! Everyone gets wrapped around the axle on SCT's for planetary observing but that's like arguing which truck is better; Ford, Chevy or Ram. It's a matter of what you are good with. There's some refractor guys down in Pennsylvania who build a great focuser. With that and my SBIG camera I like this SCT for planets; but I live in the desert. We don't have clouds between August and January so I don't need to rush exposures. I can shoot when everything is overhead and the air has settled down.
You could argue a refractor is better for planets but I can't afford one that gives illumination levels like this Cat. So, with that said, I'll keep my SCT!

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:21 PM

My humble grab and go.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:51 AM

My Quantum 4 that i just picked up at an estate auction last week. Thread about it here. My new Q

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