World Explorer, Satellite Development, and all that...
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Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
Tak AP QSI Canon
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
Lackawanna Astronomical Society
10" RC in the making C 102GT OTA POJ 6" reflector Copyscope
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
Mach1GTO / G11/G2 (stock) / AT6RC / AT10RC / TMB92SS / Astrodon 50D / STT-8300M / FW8G-STT / PixInsight / etc, etc. Astrobin - Flickr
-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
Quote:psandelle--thanks much for the direct experience. I'm still wondering if I need the iEQ45 or if the iEQ30 would do it--I wouldn't expect to exceed the rated capacity of the 30 (which they say is 31), but if I'd end up substantially steadier with the 45, that might be the way to go. It's hard to know because it's not a standard scope.... Maybe I'll give the iOptron folks a call and see how their vaunted customer service is on a pre-sales call.I'm also curious about the new iEQ45 that can go Alt-Az or EQ and has a dual scope option in Alt-Az; might be a cool option; doesn't seem to be available with the 30.Thanks all!John
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:pfile, he's not planning to do long-exposure AP. a Mach1 is overkill for visual only..
- Jared Willson