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LivingNDixie
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Trussville, AL
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Grizz]
      #205766 - 09/25/04 04:36 PM

Nice observatory!

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kruzmisl
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Reged: 09/29/03

Loc: Thousand Oaks, CA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Grizz]
      #206463 - 09/26/04 06:48 PM

Grizz;
Thanks for taking care of mine. The instructions said 200k, and it was trial and error to get it there.
John Shwope


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rumples riot
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/01/04

Loc: South Australia
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #222869 - 10/16/04 03:59 AM Attachment (1176 downloads)

Well here it is Hawkeye.

Equipment:
10" Lx200 GPS UHTC
Field derotator
Off axis guider
LPI imager
reticular illuminated ep
26mm super plossel
20mm super plossel
12.5mm super plossel
40mm maxiview ep
2 x barlow
tube counter weight set
Nikon D70 DSLR
Waeco 12volt rechargable gel battery
Dew shield
JMI hard transport case

Phew spent a lot of cash . Anyway I love it.

Paul


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ProfLemoi
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Reged: 09/26/04

Loc: Ashburnham, MA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: rumples riot]
      #222959 - 10/16/04 10:37 AM

Nice scope! I can't wait for mine to get here! say, what kind of luck have you had with your LPI? Do you have any pics you can show us?

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Hawkeye
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Reged: 06/10/04

Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: ProfLemoi]
      #223571 - 10/17/04 06:23 AM

Very tidy.
And, it looks as though you have even given it a silk scarf!
Very nice setup, Paul - and in Aussie Dollars too. That, ladies and gentlemen is commitment!
I bet the weeks can't pass quickly enough for you to scoot down to the peninsula for some serious dark sky!


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rumples riot
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/01/04

Loc: South Australia
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #225451 - 10/19/04 10:46 AM

Dark skies, yeah, yeah, yeah (think of muttly doing his little dog laugh).

Paul


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ProfLemoi
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Reged: 09/26/04

Loc: Ashburnham, MA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: john]
      #225749 - 10/19/04 05:37 PM

John,

Great sticker! I went to the site and ordered the Planet hunter and the clear skies stickers... still waiting for those to arrive.

Kevin


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Festus
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Reged: 01/07/04

Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #237186 - 10/31/04 04:55 PM Attachment (1013 downloads)

This interesting picture is a combination of pics taken by my toshiba web cam, it was -6C notice the blue dew shield white with icy frost. I am still trying to figure out why I can't autoguide with the lpi you see stuck on the back, along with the digital rebel. On the bottom is a meade 12"lx200gps with a starmax 127 mounted on top. It has the special york iron 3d weight system I found in my garage.

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Grizz
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/24/03

Loc: Waldwick,New Jersey USA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Festus]
      #237934 - 11/01/04 02:41 PM

Festus I don't think you have the LPI in the correct position. When I use the LPI inserted in my ETX90 to guide my LX200GPS the USB cable has to be facing forward in order for the LPI to guide correctly. For your setup I'm not sure if the USB cable should be facing front or back but I'm pretty sure facing sideways will not work.

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Festus
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Reged: 01/07/04

Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Grizz]
      #237981 - 11/01/04 03:27 PM

Thanks Grizz, it is hard to tell from this picture because it is a composite of several. It is pointed ahead and stuck into a off axis guider. I have tried installing it in the starmax 127 mounted on top of the 12" with the cable pointing down (no diagonal) and the focal length adjusted in the software. It seems to track for a couple of seconds then guides the object right off the screen. It behave this way for both setups. If I leave the scope alone without guiding it does well for about 10 minutes (mind you the object tends to slide out of view).

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Grizz
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/24/03

Loc: Waldwick,New Jersey USA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Festus]
      #238099 - 11/01/04 05:22 PM

Ah I see...well not really.

Couple of things come to mind. Firmware version? Have you tried checking and unchecking the Diag Mirr box and doing a reset cal after each attempt? I have had very good results using the LPI for guiding. I'm sure you will also.


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John_Gillies
Vendor - Earthwin Optical
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #244080 - 11/07/04 10:37 AM Attachment (985 downloads)

Observalavatory Scope.

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ProfLemoi
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Reged: 09/26/04

Loc: Ashburnham, MA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: John_Gillies]
      #252095 - 11/15/04 11:01 AM

Nice addition of the bi-noc viewers John! I immage that must help with looking at objects for a long time. Reduced eye strain and the like... sweet!

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John_Gillies
Vendor - Earthwin Optical
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: ProfLemoi]
      #253125 - 11/16/04 06:59 AM

I wouldn't live without my Denkmeier's. Last Saturday night at the Observalavatory with the 12"/Denkmeier and a guest with his 12"/Denkmeier, four of us spent no less than 8 hours (7:30 pm to 3:30 am) at the ep's. And it only went down to -11 Celcius. You bet the binoviewer makes viewing easier!

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Strgazr27

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Reged: 10/04/04

Loc: StonyHill Observatory
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: john]
      #266219 - 11/29/04 11:33 AM

Here ya go...

12" LX200 Classic with UHC
Bucks Gears
Version 4.32
Superwedge
9x50 Celestron Polar scope
Kendrick Dew Controller w strips for Corrector and Diag/EP
2" Diagonal
GFT shortened 12"

Just ordered a bunch of stuff from Bobs Knobs. Also just ordered the Meade Zero Image shift focuser and 2" Flip Mirror Assembly.

Plans call for an Orion 80ED this spring piggy backed.

UPS says my Rebel w remote/ grip and extra battery should be here by Wednsday morning

I know, 3 weeks of rain Lol.

A big thanks to Mark G. for giving me the deal of a lifetime and "Big" John C for answering all my questions and PM's.

Thanks Guys.

Bobby


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Neil
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Reged: 11/21/04

Loc: Nottingham, England
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #266407 - 11/29/04 03:43 PM Attachment (960 downloads)

Meade very poorly, at the eye surgeons..

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Strgazr27

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Reged: 10/04/04

Loc: StonyHill Observatory
Re: Show off your LX200 setup [Re: Strgazr27]
      #293309 - 12/28/04 09:27 AM Attachment (909 downloads)

Let's try this one...

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Strgazr27

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Reged: 10/04/04

Loc: StonyHill Observatory
Re: Show off your LX200 setup [Re: Strgazr27]
      #293311 - 12/28/04 09:28 AM Attachment (706 downloads)

My "Finderscope" Actually my 90mm F/11 Guider I just picked up.

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R1200C
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Reged: 09/08/03

Loc: Eastern Ohio
Re: Show off your LX200 setup [Re: Strgazr27]
      #297045 - 01/01/05 01:03 PM Attachment (897 downloads)

Here's Mine:
*1998 10" LX200, with added bearings on focuser
*Stellarvue SV105 with 2" Feathertouch Focuser
*Robofocus with homeade bracket
*Ken Milburn Dovetails Top & Bottom
*Meade Superwedge with bearings and blocks on both axis, Mitty kit, teflon, rosette knobs.....
*JMI Wheely Bars


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Chris Graham
mmmm...Haggis


Reged: 04/01/04

Loc: Stirling, Scotland
Re: Show off your LX200 setup [Re: john]
      #300564 - 01/05/05 07:47 AM

wow some people are so lucky!



Great setups all!


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