"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride" *********** Stellarvue 90 Raptor CF.Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter.Orionx14g.Borg 125SD.Borg 60ED. Borg 50Achro. AT10RC. AT6RC. iOptron iEQ45GTN w/TDM.iOptron ZEQ25.iOptron Cube Pro.iOptron MT Pro/iOptron SmartEQ Pro.Celestron 10x50 Way too many EPs, flatteners and reducers. Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and a bunch of filters.
C8HD， C9.25 and 10 Dob
Member of Vandenberg Amateur Astronomical Society (VAAS)
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Webpage: Dave's telescopes
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
APM/TMB 115/805 APO Celestron ED-80 Celestron 9.25
CG-5 Vixen Porta II
Naglers: 17T4, 13T6, 3-6 zoom UWANs: 28mm, 7mm Pentax 10XW, 10mm Radian
Misc EP: 50mm Parks, 42mm GSO, 2x TV Barlow, sundry plossls...
http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
Quote:Looks good! Now I,just need tofigure out why I need one and how to pay for it.
Quote:"if this works" is the key, since it's in the same price range as the EQ8 and the CGE Pro - which is well-proven. Sure the CGE Pro can't do 1" p-p but it can do 4" p-p (with PEC enabled) which is plenty enough.
Quote:Exciting times.....iOptron looks to be on the money innovation-wise. Cant wait to hear about the ones going out for testing........I assume you are on the list Paul? Thanks for the report!Andy
Quote:Hi all, I just posted another 21 images to the CEM60 Flickr set:http://www.flickr.com/photos/astronewb2011/sets/72157637612473584/Browse away...Paul
Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s
My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/
Quote:Quote:Hi all, I just posted another 21 images to the CEM60 Flickr set:
Build in USB hub in the dovetail clamp? Nice.
Now that is rather a nice way to do "through the mount" cabling for camera, guide cam, etc control. Certainly can tell imagers are the prime target with a feature like that!
Quote:Hi all, I just posted another 21 images to the CEM60 Flickr set:
WO GTF 102, iOptron iEQ45, WO Megrez 80FD, Celestron C8, WO SWAN 33mm, WO UWANs 4mm, 7mm, 16mm, WO SPLs 3mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, WO Zoom II 7.5-22.5, WO EZTouch, SV F50B2 Finder
Quote:Paul, you mentioned the tripod isn't included, does that apply to both retail and upgraded versions, or just the latter? It also sounds like you can use any tripod with the mount, is this true? If one wanted to stick with an iOptron tripod, which makes sense to me, the nod would go to the iEQ45.
Dave JessieOutreach Events
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:I looked carefully at all the photos and see a definite potential problem. Take a look at the photo "DEC cable connected through RA housing." The CGE is notorious for difficulties due to the use of CAT5 cables to carry signal/current to the DEC motor. The problems come from strain on the cable sockets. The iOptron looks especially prone to this difficulty because of the close 90° bending of these DEC cables.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:The main problem with the CGE is not the dec cables or their connectors, but how the connectors are attached to the boards.
Mike ZS66, ZS80, TV85, FLT110 Cats ETX90, C6, C8, C11 Mounts Panoramic, Nexstar, Eq-5, GP, Heq-5, CGE QSI 583wsg, Watec 120N+, Canon60Da,etc., etc.
Tim Trice Celestron Nexstar 6 SE Orion Astrograph 10" IEQ45 Canon 60D ZWO ASI 120MM (Mono)
TV Genesis (non-sdf) TV NP127is Clave 6, Pentax XW 7, Vixen LVW 13, Panoptic 27 2x TeleXtender, 2.5x Powermate LXD75 AutoStar
C9.25 on CGEM
OldSchool 6" Newt on ASGT
My Denk Binoviewer is worth more than my portable mount
Permanent backyard steel pier
Tried to buy a LX80, talked out of it by a Meade dealer!
Andrew buys mounts on based on my recommendations!