Two eyeballsAP 5.1" f/6 on a GM-8 -- The Instrument10" f/4.8 Newt on a Dob -- Marcia!! Marcia! Marcia!!!12.5" f/4.5 Portaball -- The CojoneLunt LS100FHaBinotron 27Fujinon FMT-SX BinosBlack & Green Glass
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Quote:I've not used it for dark sky imaging but I do use it for visual at night with a 105.
Quote:I'm more in the Spartan camp and my spouse doesn't share the view that my gear is like industrial art.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:Rob,I have an AP140 w/4" focuser and the GM8 has given it a ride but it is really pushing it as you can imagine. It is heavier than a TEC 140. The GM-8 is used mostly for solar (as in picture) and with the 105. You guys have definitely convinced me to hang onto it.Doug
- Jared Willson
Quote: I had a AP130 EDFS on a GM8 years ago and felt it was marginal. However, that was years ago and looking back, I think the weak link was the tripod, not the GM8 mount head itself. Now I'm wondering if a GM8 on a better tripod might do the trick with the TEC140.
Quote: Actually, the AP portable pier is something I am considering. It just seems a bit heavy and bulky. What height pier do you use?
I was thinking of a 6" pier, 48" high.
Quote:very nice Ron - do you actually observe from the deck? On my deck the vibration is just too great.
Quote:With a few threads going on about Mach 1's at the moment I thought I'd ask for some advice. I've got one on the way (great - I'm happy about that ) and so I'm thinking of whether or not to part with my trusty GM-8 (non-Gemini version).
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.