Quote:Finally got a good pic of my 12.5-inch f/6.3 Newtonian, completed over a year ago. (And finally learned how to post pictures here!) They should take me away for putting such a large scope on top of a Meade LXD-75 mount! It rocks 'n rolls (in the motion sense); photography is unthinkable. But views of DSOs and planets alike have been thrilling. The OTA structure itself is rock-solid, and would be great in a "Dob" mount, but I like the goto and tracking. My first DIY scope - many lessons learned and modifications planned.
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Quote:They should take me away for putting such a large scope on top of a Meade LXD-75 mount!
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