Celestron Super C8+ (deforked) Atlas EQ-G Mount Celestron Onyx 80mm ED F Canon T4i (unmodified)
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My optics are the brush....
The Milky Way is the masterpiece
reductio ad absurdum of epistomology is solipsism....
Quote:I just have to ask, in a humorous sort of way, but why is it that nearly all pictures of German Eq. Mounts have the scope tubes pointing north? I never see them "posed" for pictures as they would appear when in use.Anyway, just curious:-)
Quote:Very nice Mr. Bill. I have an Orion 8inch set up almost the same way. Do you find it more comfortable to use when the tube is bottom heavy? Less movement up top at the eyepiece when you're sitting down.
5in SCT G&G
-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
Quote:Losmandy GM8 with dual SV80BV and SV110ED refractors.
Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" f 10.6 AP Refractor ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm Over 5500 posts prior to the CNC on 03/14/14
Quote:The Finder is an 80mm Brandon. Guide Scope is a 100mm 1950s Unitron, the Guide scope rings were literaly milled that morning by Bob Burns the same day, he drove them up and we installed them for testing while up on the mountain. The Los Angeles Times was at Mnt. Pinos doing a piece on the Perseid meteor shower and included one photo of the AP in the online artical. Here is the shot they had in the artical. Clint
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7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
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