Takahashi SKY90 , Vixen SP
Istar 127mm f/8 Achro , HEQ5 on TV Gibralter
C9.25 XLT carbon fiber , HEQ5 .
EdgeHD 9.25, TSA-120
Keeper of the Swamp Gas Observatory "This R2 unit has a bad motivator" AR127, CG4 CGE1100 1984 tasco 60mm 49TR F/13.3 refractor 1976 Vixen Polaris 80mm F/15 refractor Denkmeier Big Easy BV'er Astro-Tech Titan 38mm 70* Astro-Tech Titan 20mm 70* Astro-Tech SR6 12mm 60* Meade MA25mm Jap. Meade MA9mm Jap. TMBpII 5mm ES 1.25" FX
FH Vixen 80L, FH 4" f/11
ES 68º series complete 2x ES Barlow XW 10 7 5 3.5 WO Bino's NPL 30 RKE 28 SWA 20 15 WA 12 pairs 150 f12 Istar Achro f4.8 Orion Optics (UK) VX 10" Newt NEQ6
Quote:Hi Brian,so you build your own refractor with the Istar lenses? It looks indeed very nice. Do you have a build report or some pictures of your building steps?Clear skies, Roland
Matt in Oz
Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm
Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm
Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m
Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Quote:Here is the moon at 3rd quarter shot taken at prime focus , 1000mm using my Sony Alpha 200 DSLR , zero work except the sizeing to fit it here .
The views thru my 14mm TV Radian mimic this well , every one that's looked thru my 127mm comment on the contrast and lack of CA , and the inky black space around the moon .
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Quote:My monitor shows some purple.David
Quote:Quote:My monitor shows some purple.David Mine does too, but in the image it's quite well controlled for a 5 inch F-8 achromat.