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Super08
sage


Reged: 05/18/12
Posts: 215
Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Bill Barlow]
      #5525862 - 11/18/12 10:58 AM

Thanks Bill you just saved me from going and weighing mine.

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Celestron CGEM DX 1400, Meade Series 6000 ED 130 APO
ADM CGEM double saddle, ADM CGEM knobs, Canon EOS T2i
TV Nagler T6 3.5,5,7,9,13, Panoptic 24, Plössl 55
Explore Scientific 18mm 82°, 34mm 68°
Celestron Plössl 4,6,9,15,20,25,32,40
KK Ortho 4,5,6,7,9,12.5,18,25


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iceblaze
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 10/15/11
Posts: 1472
Loc: 33.9° N, 118.4° W Lawndale, CA
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: coopman]
      #5526224 - 11/18/12 02:15 PM

Quote:

How tall is that column piece that you added below the M2?




The MEC2 column is 12 inches tall

-James

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8" f/6 "Swayzetron",Antares secondary, Parks Precision GEM
Porta II, Manny's panhandle,focus knobs
Carton 60mm f/16.7,crawmach focuser+tube rings
C8, SV M2
Apogee 80mm f/5, SV M1

Borg eyepiece turret
28mm RKE
4,5,6,7,9mm UO Abbe Ortho's
48,32,24,16,12,8,6mm Brandon
Denk binos,32,26,9.7mm Plössl pairs
18mm Takahashi LE pair
27mm Panoptic
10mm Pentax XW
4.5mm Delos
Astro chair
ipad mini/SkySafari pro


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jjongmans
super member


Reged: 02/11/12
Posts: 135
Loc: The Netherlands
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5561069 - 12/08/12 03:30 PM

My new cat:



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My astrophotography website
GSO 10" f/8 carbon RC
ASA DDM60 PRO
QSI 683wsg-8
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Astrodon Tru Balance LRGB Gen.2
Astrodon 3nm Ha / SII / OIII / NII
Imaging Source DMK21AU618
Astro-Physics CCDT67 Reducer
Astro Tech AT2FF Field Flattener


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Masvingo
sage


Reged: 01/10/12
Posts: 239
Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: sbellack]
      #5566146 - 12/11/12 03:29 PM

Sbellack - Beyootiful set up!

Lovely to see an orange tube C14 and toting a C5 as well!

James

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Celestron C8 Registry

"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard


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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/30/06
Posts: 1588
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5566685 - 12/11/12 10:29 PM Attachment (119 downloads)

My new-to-me C14 makes the G-11 look small.

Jeff

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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06
Posts: 3487
Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your Cat [Re: Jeff B]
      #5566830 - 12/12/12 12:10 AM

Nice rig Jeff!
I have been tempted several times to move from my C11 to a C14 for my G11, but have so far resisted.
Is that 55 lb of counterweights you have on there??

Steve

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More telescopes than I deserve....


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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/30/06
Posts: 1588
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: stevew]
      #5567085 - 12/12/12 07:39 AM

Quote:

Nice rig Jeff!
I have been tempted several times to move from my C11 to a C14 for my G11, but have so far resisted.
Is that 55 lb of counterweights you have on there??

Steve




Thanks Steve and yup that's 55 pounds of counterweights.

Hopefully there will be a first light tonight. I know it needs collimation. Was cetrified by Company 7 so I expect the optics will be decent.

My winter time project will be to install an active/passive cooling system. My C11 has one and it makes all the difference in the world with regards to usibility of the instrument. May install carbon fiber tube at the same time...Hey 3.5 pounds is 3.5 pounds.

Jeff


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bremms
professor emeritus


Reged: 08/31/12
Posts: 620
Loc: SC
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Jeff B]
      #5567126 - 12/12/12 08:27 AM Attachment (112 downloads)

Here is my new Vixen.. Tube is new mount is a year old.

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Present Scopes

5" F12 D&G AGAIN!
4" F15 Jaegers Lens
Sears 6339 76mm F15.8
Vixen A80Mwt Japan
6" F8 Newt Homemade Tube and mount
12" F8 Mirror from 1962 Project
4.25" F6 Newt
Vixen VMC200L New
C11 1988

Gone:
HST.. Worked there for 8 Years
10"F6 Newt Alika Herring Mirror.
Sears 60mm
RV6

Edited by bremms (12/12/12 08:27 AM)


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hottr6
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 06/28/09
Posts: 1099
Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Jeff B]
      #5567127 - 12/12/12 08:28 AM Attachment (87 downloads)

My 6" MCT on a Vixen Polaris..... made for each other, and the colors match!

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bremms
professor emeritus


Reged: 08/31/12
Posts: 620
Loc: SC
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: bremms]
      #5567128 - 12/12/12 08:29 AM Attachment (103 downloads)

Wow! I have two cats and I'm not a CAT person

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Present Scopes

5" F12 D&G AGAIN!
4" F15 Jaegers Lens
Sears 6339 76mm F15.8
Vixen A80Mwt Japan
6" F8 Newt Homemade Tube and mount
12" F8 Mirror from 1962 Project
4.25" F6 Newt
Vixen VMC200L New
C11 1988

Gone:
HST.. Worked there for 8 Years
10"F6 Newt Alika Herring Mirror.
Sears 60mm
RV6


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RTLR 12
Post Laureate


Reged: 12/04/08
Posts: 3052
Loc: Capistrano Beach, Ca
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: bremms]
      #5567177 - 12/12/12 09:02 AM Attachment (151 downloads)

Picked up a new/used CAT (C6 Celestron) with the intention of giving it to my son. Now, after a great first light night, he may have to get his own.

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Celestron CG-5³, CGEM, C6-N, C6, C8,
Nexstar 8SE, ONYX 80 EDF
Stellarvue SV115T20, SV70 ED, M1
Orion ST 80 A
Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount
Losmandy StarLapse
Meade DSIc and DSI PRO III
Wicháhpih'a


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ClusterHunter110
super member


Reged: 02/26/12
Posts: 126
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Super08]
      #5578138 - 12/18/12 11:27 PM Attachment (89 downloads)

Well, this is my new-to-me (but not new at all, it says 1999 on the box!)ETX 125. Equipment included in this picture: Garmin GPS II+, homemade pylon "tripod" (now that I look, it's more likely a pier instead of a tripod), and a screw on dew shield. More details on the rear in the next post...

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Sometimes being an astronomer is awesome, because you can prove people wrong when they always thought Jupiter was just a bright star.

Meade ETX-125EC + Garmin GPS
Meade Terrastar 60
Meade 60AZ-T
Sears 7x35 vintage binoculars
Bortle 8/9


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ClusterHunter110
super member


Reged: 02/26/12
Posts: 126
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Super08]
      #5578147 - 12/18/12 11:31 PM Attachment (90 downloads)

Continued from my first post.

The rear has my 45 deg. diagonal attached, in it is a 2X Barlow, and a Meade MA 17.5mm eyepiece. In the astronomical eyepiece position, is my primary eyepiece I use, the Meade Super Plossl 26mm. Unseen accessories is a Meade MH25mm, MH9mm, standard controller, 2 diagonals, etc. Just like what my description says. Besides complaining I don't have enough eyepieces, nor a reliable power source, it has been a blast to use.

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Sometimes being an astronomer is awesome, because you can prove people wrong when they always thought Jupiter was just a bright star.

Meade ETX-125EC + Garmin GPS
Meade Terrastar 60
Meade 60AZ-T
Sears 7x35 vintage binoculars
Bortle 8/9


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ClusterHunter110
super member


Reged: 02/26/12
Posts: 126
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5578150 - 12/18/12 11:34 PM

RT, that's a nice rig. Isn't that the Celestron Advanced series? I thought about this as my next telescope for an astrophotography setup. How does it preform? Is it a lot of fun to use? TIA

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Sometimes being an astronomer is awesome, because you can prove people wrong when they always thought Jupiter was just a bright star.

Meade ETX-125EC + Garmin GPS
Meade Terrastar 60
Meade 60AZ-T
Sears 7x35 vintage binoculars
Bortle 8/9


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FrankenCub
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Reged: 08/26/11
Posts: 98
Loc: Whitney Point, NY
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Ron Luxemburg]
      #5585012 - 12/23/12 01:45 AM

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The C14 out at our clubs dark sky site.




Hi Ron, any chance you have any more details on how that pier was built ? I've been trying to decide on how I want to build a pier for my C8 this coming spring and that one has caught my eye.

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My mistress is an orange C8


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wky46
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/12/05
Posts: 1934
Loc: west Ky.
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: FrankenCub]
      #5590453 - 12/26/12 10:50 PM

The LX50 seems a bit maligned these days but its always given me some great views and it's built like a tank !


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10" Meade LX50 / Televue 32mm Plössl / Televue 41mm Panoptic / Baader Solar Film Cell / Garrett Gemini LW 20x80 / Nikon AE 10x50 - '96 Guild X170 Manhattan AB / '11 Guild D-55 / '96 Fender 'Twin Amp' / '96 Fender 'Blues Deluxe'



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aa6ww
super member


Reged: 10/23/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Sacramento, Calif.
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: stevew]
      #5590742 - 12/27/12 05:52 AM Attachment (280 downloads)

My C11 vs C14, boys vs Men!!

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FC-60CB
TV-85,
TSA-102,
TOA-130,
Celestron Omni 150mm F/5 w/ 10:1
APM 180mm F/6
C11 XLT
C14
SolarMax 90 w/ BF-15
G11 and Vixen GP-Dx
Big Easy Binoviewers
and other scopes, mounts and eyepieces.
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....Comet Insanity is among us now!!!


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Josef1968
journeyman


Reged: 09/17/09
Posts: 6
Loc: Austria
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5592171 - 12/28/12 06:04 AM

Here is mine!

Meade 14" ACF

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CS!

Josef
www.sternwarte-au60.at


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IcecreamLtDan
member


Reged: 06/21/12
Posts: 65
Loc: Jacksonville, N.C.
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: Josef1968]
      #5612014 - 01/08/13 02:06 PM Attachment (64 downloads)

Finally got around to taking some pics of mine and thought I'd add to the thread.

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Sean Cunneen
Let Me Think


Reged: 08/01/07
Posts: 2728
Loc: Blue Island Illinois
Re: Post a picture of your Cat new [Re: IcecreamLtDan]
      #5632233 - 01/19/13 09:18 PM Attachment (66 downloads)

Here is a project of mine that is just about finished. Niteskystargazer made the OTA in the 70's at the Adler planetarium mirror shop(closed long ago). This is an 8" f16 Classical Cassegrain with a 2-speed focuser mounted on a newly painted and refurbished Criterion EQ mount. I added Losmandy style mini saddles and a Celestron Losmandy rail.

I have had trouble figuring out the exact seperation between the Primary and secondary but hopefully I can get that taken care of in the next week...

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Scopes:
6"f15 Wilma
on my homemade EQ mount Fred
12"newt:Big Tom
Projects:
16" F7.2 Reflector
76mm Vintage Brandon Refractor
4.25" Delmarva Schief


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