Orion EON 80mm, Orion Atlas EQ-G. Orion SSAG. Celeston C6se Canon XSi, Celestron Neximage 5 IDAS 2" LPS-P2 filter. http://www.astrobin.com/users/whitenerj/ Texas Astronomical Society www.texasastro.org
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
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Ocala, FL Bortle scale 6-7
Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chrétien
Orion 80mm EON
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
QSI 683wsg-8 with Astrodon LRGB filters Astrodon 5nm SII. OIII and Ha Narrowband Filter Astro-Tech field flattener
Meade 16" f/4.5 Lightbridge M42 w/Paracorr & "Crossbow" EQT-200 Equatorial Platform
Meade AR-6 w/10:1 Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
Meade ETX-125 Terabeam/Wegat
Orion ST80 w/single speed Crayford Focuser
CGEM Hypertuned by Deep Space Products
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:I did it for years with a Telegizmos 365 cover and my powder coated LXD-75. Never a problem. I used a foam strip around the wooden base to tighten the bottom of the cover around. This gave a great complete seal to keep out spiders and wasps. I would walk out with the ota, lift off the cover, add the counter weights and shaft that were stored outside on the shelf, open the rings and attach the ota, power up and unpark, and was viewing in no time at all. Having it polar aligned already was a joy.
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
Dark, Steady, Transparent Skies... StarToucher Celestron C-8 Celestron 80mm ST Orion XT-10 Burgess 20x100 Binocs Burgess Parallelogram Mount Starmaster 14.5 DOB ScopeBuggy
Quote:If you live in an area with salty air, I would advise against it. I have mine in an observatory that is not fully sealed for less than a year now and many screws and knobs are starting to show surface corrosion. I'm within 1 mile of the sea. I heard one person advise that you use spary on car wax on the mount every once in a while, that does sound like good advice, and I don't see any harm in it as long as you keep the wax of the gears.
Quote:Here's how I placed the dry rod
Quote:wow.. look at that cabling! I couldn't find the dri-rod at first.. Looks like it is working out well for you.. Nice rust on the counterweight and shaft..