Rob Tak EM200, TEC 140 And if the dam breaks open many years too soon, And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Tri-City Astronomy Club Meade 10" LX200R (Supercharged) Coronado Maxscope 40 (Double-stacked) Tele Vue NP-101is (and imaging accessories) Tele Vue NP-127 (with Moonlite focuser) QSI 683wsg-8 (3nm narrowband filters) SBIG ST-4000XCM (and AO-8) Two Vixen Sphinx SXDs (with NexSXD mods) Wife (loves shopping) Bank account (empty)
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.
Celestron CPC 1100 Televue 102iis Televue 76 Canon 6D - Canon T1i Celestron CGEM Vortex 10x42 Viper Binoculars
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:"CGEM is a great mount. I was getting 10 min unguided exposures with my TV 102 a few nights ago."
Really? and stars were round? thats phenominal, Kasey
Quote:Does anyone know if the Losmandy GM-8 can be used with SkyFi and an iPad?
Quote:One more question: Do you think it would be faster to setup the Losmandy GM-8, or the Tak EM-200?I get the impression that the EM-200 will win that contest, because of it's fast polar alignment.
Quote:Assume for the moment that I'll go with the Tak EM-200.Which Tak tripod would you recommend?Model SE-M (medium)Model SE-L (large)Model SE-LL (even larger)I'm 6'3" so my gut instinct tells me that the SE-LL would be good. However, I really don't know how high it will put the eyepiece. Do you have any idea how high the eyepiece might be for my NP-127 in the highest possible position (without pointing below the horizon obviously)?