Quote:Cave observatory "binocular mount"
Quote:Oh I have the 16" f/6 that came with it(and a 16" f/4.5 I need to make rotating rings for)but I havn't gotten around to restoring the OTA. primary looks OK (needs recoating) but I just can't get into yhe 175# OTA with a 55# 3 1/2" thick piece of glass. ( have 200# of counterweights)
Quote:The Human Mount.........
- Kirk My Astrophotos
Quote:John,Do you cary the gm-8 out for each observing session, or just cover it over during non-use?
Quote:yes! it came today im all tingling with excitement, got it on the pier, but also waiting for the clouds to show up. i bought the stock g-11, once im sure everything works i will transfer the gemini from the gm8 to the 11. anyone need a g11 tripod? it would be nice to sell to to a local astronomer cheap instead of ebay. here is a pic of them side by side. john
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)
Atlas and EdgeHD 8 on concrete pier with rolloff shed
Homemade refractor 83mm f/12 Jaegers objective
Photometrics Quantix KAF6303E
Modded Canon 550D, 350D
Meade LXD75, LXD55
Lots of ideas and plans, too little time
Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kw6562/
Quote:Hello Eric, Looks great to me..,Excellent job, there!Regards,skybsd