“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Just a stepping stone to greatness for others And a scope or two or three or four http://www.deer-pond-observatory.com
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:I pushed my atlas with a 10"F4 nuwt, 80mm guide scope and cameras, but a C11???
Quote:The saddle is Vixen type.
Quote:Quote:The saddle is Vixen type. That was the case 2 or 3 years ago then they started shipping the mount with 2 separate saddles: a Losmandy and a Vixen. More recently they have been shipped with a single saddle that will take both Losmandy & Vixen dovetails.
Quote:I used a 12" Meade LX200 OTA, a 60mm f/4 guider with SSAG and a SBIG ST-7 all at the same time. Tracked and guided fine taking a picture of a 15th magnitude asteroid. This was close to or above it's limit.William
Quote:Quote:I used a 12" Meade LX200 OTA, a 60mm f/4 guider with SSAG and a SBIG ST-7 all at the same time. Tracked and guided fine taking a picture of a 15th magnitude asteroid. This was close to or above it's limit.William That's interesting. Do you recall the weight of that setup?