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#826 Jim4321

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:52 PM

My 9.25 Evolution, at my usual observing location (about 7 miles from home) on the Blue Ridge Parkway:

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#827 StarMike8SE

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

My new C11 arrived yesterday, and it was actually clear last night (miracles do happen).  Had a blast  Last night

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#828 Starman81

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 12:19 PM

My new C11 arrived yesterday, and it was actually clear last night (miracles do happen). Had a blast Last night
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Looking good Mike! Would love to hear more about your first-light, at least we can live vicariously through you.

#829 HarknessAstro

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 08:56 AM

Here she is mounted up to the new large JMI wheeley bars! I'll be installing a power strip and digital levels in the near future. 

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#830 rocco13

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:58 PM

Bump.  The older thread of the same title has been getting all the action lately...possibly combine the threads?


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#831 eros312

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:54 PM

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This just arrived today. The Pico-6 from Kasai Trading Co in Tokyo. 60mm 670mm FL. Mak-Cass


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#832 Paul Lennous

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:33 PM

My latest kitten, a C90.

 

Even my wife commented on how sharp the moon is in it.

 

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#833 jgraham

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

The latest addition to the family... a wonderful 10" f/6.3 LX200 GPS settling into its new home on my Atlas. I managed to get it out long enough tonight to get it up on the mount and the alignment tweaked. The seeing was absolutely horrible tonight, but I had a pleasant evening observing the moon through gaps in the clouds. Tomorrow she'll get fitted with a guide scope and camera. I'm hoping that this will serve as a narrow-field companion to my SN10 as well as a visual scope.

 

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Fun stuff.

 


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#834 Bill Barlow

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:43 PM

Nice setup, John.  What is the CO of the f/6.3 10" Meade?  I know that they are a little larger than the f/10 models, but how much I don't know.

 

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#835 jgraham

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:38 PM

Bill; It is sitting outside right now taking pictures, so I can't measure it. However, according to the manual the secondary obstruction for the 10" f/10 is 3.7", while the f/6.3 is 4.0". Just looking at it I would assume that includes the baffle.



#836 bob midiri

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:36 AM

 

after much time in using SCT's and AFC's Ive finally have narrowed it down to this one. Its a good one, and as good as my previous Meade "R" scopes. But having this one EDGE 11" covers all  will need. Its a beautiful scope, and functions quite well, the optics are quite good as far as I can see

What does "narrowed it down to this one" mean in relation to your C14 ?

 

Have the C14, but this covers the 10",11", and 12" range with one scope..im in the process of trying to move them


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#837 jgraham

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 04:15 PM

My wide angle 10" f/6.3 LX200 all decked out for its first night of imaging...

 

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The first-light image can be found here...

 

http://www.cloudynig...t/#entry7067279

 


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#838 skywarddreamer

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:14 AM

My new, and first, imaging setup, Celestron 11" Edge HD on an MX+.  I have not yet been able to get first light with it, I need to buy another counterweight and the wait is killing me, I just had to put a lot of $$$ into front end and suspension work on my truck so the weight purchase will have to be put on hold for a few more weeks. :bawling:OTA, guide scope setup, rings, dovetails, saddle, hyperstar and cameras total 51.25 lbs. and the MX+ only comes with 40 lbs. of counterweight​ :(.​

 

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#839 3 i Guy

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:18 PM

My grab-a-Mac. It's an ETX 125 deforked and sporting a brand new focus knob from

Astrosky(thanks James)

 

 

Mark

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#840 photonhunter

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 03:24 PM

My new C-6 and AVX mount after a night of visual observing.   My Tele Vue NP-101 is in the background on a Vixen GP-DX with the Skysensor 2000 PC controller.

Nicci, one of my two canine observing buddies is poking around in the background.

 

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#841 duck2k

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:58 AM

A bit of a change up for two of my OTA's.  The C8 will eventually go on a VX, or CGM (if I can find one on sale), but I have it on my Oberwerk 5000 tripod.  The C5 is mounted to the NexStar with Star Sense.  The C8 came on this mount.  Personally, I think a C6 on the NexStar mount is pushing it.  I think the C6, and C8 should come factory on the Advanced VX, or CGM.  anyway, enjoy the pic.:sct:

 

 

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#842 gunfighter48

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:00 AM

Here's a picture of my Meade LS8 and my Celestron C9.25 on a brand new iOptron iEQ45 Pro Goto mount. It's been raining the last two weeks and we're supposed to get rain for the next nine days!!  So it may be a month or two before I get to use the iEQ45 mount! :gaah:

 

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#843 Ptkacik

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:44 PM

So it seems like a psychological problem; however, I live in a cat house.

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#844 Ptkacik

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:47 PM

Oh yes, for cats, there is also the 5" and the 11"

 

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I'm struggling with the image gallery editor. I hope these arrive ok.


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#845 Ptkacik

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:52 PM

PS. for what it's worth, these include a 5" and 7" Maksutov from Orion, and an 8" Meade LX-80, and 10" LX-200, and finally a Celestron CGEM-DX C1100.

 

In the background is a 16" Lightbridge, a 28 x 110 Oberwerks binocular on an Orion Parallelogram mount, another Oberwerks 15 x 70, an old 4.5" Bushnell Newt, a my first scope, a 60 mm Tasco refractor from the 1960's (with a cool candy apple red paint job).

 

Clear Skies,

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#846 bbqediguana

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Here is my new (to me) Meade 2080. It had the MCSOG and a pretty badly tarnished secondary. I sent that out for recoating, and just got it back today. I popped it in, collimated things and now I am ready for clear skies!

 

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#847 Ptkacik

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 07:53 PM

Woo hoo! Looks good. Who did you get to remirror it?

Please report back on how the views look.

Clear skies,
Peter

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:41 PM

Thank you! So far, I'm pretty happy - I have an artificial star and a fairly big house, so getting the collimation done was fun! I got the mirror recoated by Optiques Fullum which is in Quebec. Normand was a pleasure to deal with, and they had a 3-day turn around.

 

I don't have any delusions about what this scope will give me. I expect reasonably good views and the aperture to pull in the deep sky stuff that my 4 inch APO simply could not.

 

What is the normal cloud cover after purchasing a new scope? Three weeks? LOL!


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#849 Ptkacik

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:21 PM

Jokes aside, Check "clear sky chart" which I think is done in Canada under a federal grant but great everywhere.

It tells you your seeing and transparency which sometimes is so rarely good, it motivates you to go outside when tired. I saw a few great details in Jupiters SEB last night only because CSC said it was good seeing and so I went out even though tired.

Great program,
Peter
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#850 TeamHawkins

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:40 PM

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Celestron 11" inch AVX with Starsense


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