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A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
My PixInsight Tutorial
Pointer to Other Useful Threads of Mine
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar
Orion XT10i Dobsonian
Celestron 80mm EQ Refractor
Paint brushes, canvas
Quote:Yeah,the DX is the first and only mount I've ever purchased. Given the pricetag and advertisements, I knew I wasn't getting the top of the line, but figured I would at least get something that worked with no major issues out of the box.
Quote:Great article and thank you for sharing. As someone who is looking to get serious about AP, I find this sort of material extremely helpful. And I don't mind rolling up my sleeves to get things in proper order.
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Quote:haven't tried AP yet (scared to frankly)
Quote:Nice NES collection too, btw.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE with 6.3 focal reducer SV 90mm SVT Raptor APO Triplet Refractor Celestron AS-GT (Hypertuned) Orion SSAG/Mini-guider Canon T3i DSLR modded with Baader UV/IR filter Backyard EOS/Deep Sky Stacker/Photoshop CS5
Quote:I think they're quite comparable in many respects. You should call Ed sometime and ask him about trends he sees in regards to Atlas mounts. I can't say, I never owned one.
Quote:I believe it's time to breathe life back into this beast. The clouds are going to possibly break. Let's see what happens.
Quote:I was targeting the CGEM DX package with the EdgeHD 11 (which would guarantee cloudy nights here in Seattle too)