C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
“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
Quote:Wow, that's a beauty.
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If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
Mark EON 80 - Twilight 2 | C11 - iEQ45 | Astro Physics 175EDF - 900GTO
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Quote:Congrats....I'd love to see one of those in action. I have wondered about the slow motion controls and what they are like in use. Looks great!
Matt in Oz
Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm
Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm
Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m
Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote:That is a very impressive setup Brian, congratulations. I have yet to decide on the tripod for mine, considering the Berlebach Planet.
Quote:After I got my TRex with Sky Commander I was having problems trying to figure out the best way to align with only 2 stars. Then I read about an app for the iPad called Alt Az Align, works great to help you pick out the best pairs of stars. Probably works on other tablets too.
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Quote:Quote:That is a very impressive setup Brian, congratulations. I have yet to decide on the tripod for mine, considering the Berlebach Planet. It is not necessary to replace the tripod on the T-Rex.The tripod (Atlas/CGEM type) that comes with this mount allows it to hold a C11 or a 6" F5.9 Refractor completely steady. Plus that tripod can stay attached to the mount and still fits perfectly into the carrying bag they give you with the mount. If you plan to travel with the mount as I do, that bag is really nice. I could be wrong but I doubt the planet will fit in that bag while attached to the mount. You can also buy the Atlas Pier Extension for this tripod in case you have a long refractor you want to use on the mount.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTOR
MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX
CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar
EYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9
The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.