Orlando, Florida, 81° W, 28.5° N, Joined: 8/27/11
CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Quote:Thanx all... a few questions:OAG - I have heard good and bad about OAG... I have the SBIG STi with their guide kit and thought that would be the way to go because a) no flexure in that it uses a clam shell rather than a ring system b) light weight c) an OAG restricts you to only what it sees via the primary d) no stealing of light e) any concerns with additional focus issues if you add a filter wheel f) concerns regarding the overall length of the OTA and camera set up and bumping into the mount legs... Can I get the OAG Pro's from you?Dual Speed Primary Focuser -I am not sure what to do here... are you meaning that there is a dual speed replacement for the stock focus knob, or is there a better choice in dual speed focusers that you suggest? Motorized Focus - I do have RigelSystems motorized step motor and PC controlled focusers that I can control with MaximDL on my 12" dob and 80mm and 127mm refractors... I haven't checked out what Leon has for the HD11, but did plan on going that route... are you thinking that if I do this that the stock focus is fine? I guess that would make sense... 0.7X Focal Reducer - I am not sure what the reducer will do for me to help... I have heard about these before but don't recall exactly what they/it would do... can you give me a high level idea on this?f/10 vs f/2 - I have heard that this OTA is set up to some how facilitate both f/10 and f/2... I need to read up more on what this can do for me and how that feature is implemented...Thanx all!
Quote:I placed the order for the HD11 yesterday... next week I am planing on ordering the rest of the gear... the Atlas Mount and AC adapter, 2 additional counter balance weights, an ADM Plate Adapter, the Starizona Hyperstar, 4 Batinov masks (1 for each of my OTA's), and the RigelSystems nSTEP with buttons & stepper motor...Short of buying a hunk of ground for a permanent structure... I think I am seeing light at the end of new OTA's! Thanx for all of your help!
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.
Quote:I did this with my C11 and hyperstar. It's the picture worth 1000 words...-Rich