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#501 Hellow533

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hellow533,

 

Thank you, I have been adding things to it over the past few years, lots of those things came from ideas I saw on this very thread.

I saw the pics of your new Konus mak you posted a few days earlier. Looks great. The dew shield was a very cool idea too!

 

Matt

Thanks, the telescope is actually quite old and has been with me a while.  The Rigel was the new part, as well as the dew shield.  I used insulation so that less heat is required when I add a dew heater later on.



#502 jgraham

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:02 PM

My 'new' Meade SN10 on an Orion Atlas mount...

 

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...and fitted with a simple homemade dew shield. This was made from an old sleeping bag bedroll. I'll make another if I can find this foam rubber in black. :)

 

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#503 Dwight J

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:22 AM

Nice setup John.  I have the same combo, well the Synta EQ6 Synscan which is the same mount, just bought in Canada.  It carries the 10" SN without breaking a sweat.  I added a dovetail on the top of the rings to mount a guidescope.  It stiffens up the rings.  Next mod for me is making some Wilcox rings for it.  They are great under-rated scopes!



#504 bob midiri

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:02 AM

Babysitting a Black Fastar ready C14, so why not have a little dual between it and my Classic Orange C14..its too close to call right now

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#505 bob midiri

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:03 AM

another

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#506 herrointment

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:12 PM

Orange by five lengths.



#507 jgraham

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:36 PM

Wow, beautiful scopes! I love the classic orange tube Celestrons with the sand-cast forks.

 

Dwight; I've got an ETX-90 OTA and rail set aside for use as a guide scope for my SN10, but I'm conducting a series of tests to see if I really need it. This scope takes me to me skyglow limit really fast, 30 seconds or less, so I may leave it off.

 

This shows the guide scope installation on my SN8. This uses the telescope from a DSX-90, which is identical to the ETX-90 (except for the color).

 

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My SN6 is so light that I use it without a guide scope...

 

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Simple is good. :)


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#508 wilt

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

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My grab and go telescope, a Sky-Watcher 90 with 8x50 finder (better for starhopping to variable star fields than the finder that came with the scope) on a Triton alt-as mount.

 

/Gustav


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#509 DoctorNoodle

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

Just upgraded from an Apex90 Mak to an Apex127. Only got it out once so far but I like what I saw.

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#510 evan9162

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

The Synta 127mm Mak-Casses are great little scopes.  




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