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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #3709415 - 03/27/10 11:01 PM

Yeah, got so into mounting the Atlas, and doing some small additions to the observatory, that I forgot to take any pictures!
Any AP images I make are not posted generally, until I get better at it. I'm shy.


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islandsteve11
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3709526 - 03/28/10 12:26 AM

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Any AP images I make are not posted generally, until I get better at it. I'm shy.




Yeah, right!? AP images are understandable. If that's your obs in your avatar, then I wanna see pics of that! If you're shy (6,500+ posts), I'm the Pope.

Edited by islandsteve11 (03/28/10 12:30 AM)


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BlueGrass
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #3709597 - 03/28/10 01:39 AM

Shy? That's when your PA is off... If you don't want to post them in the forums then maybe post them in your CN gallery? All images, good and bad teach everyone a lot ... especially what does and doesn't work....

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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #3709604 - 03/28/10 01:48 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

That is indeed my observatory.
No comment on the rest, except to say Hello Your Excellency!

My observatory build thread...
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Board/Observatory/Number/3097236/page/2/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/o/fpart/all


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #3709616 - 03/28/10 02:11 AM

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Shy? That's when your PA is off...




I have been told my voice carries....


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islandsteve11
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3709658 - 03/28/10 03:15 AM

Quote:

That is indeed my observatory.
No comment on the rest, except to say Hello Your Excellency!

My observatory build thread...
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Board/Observatory/Number/3097236/page/2/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/o/fpart/all




Great thread! Informative, instructive and FUN plus great pics.

And you didn't offer to bow down and kiss my (college Class and only) ring. Although "Your Excellency" does have a nice ring to it.

However, I have No-Blanking-Idea-What-I'm-Excellent-At-Except-Being-Full-of-Myself!

CS
Steve

Edited by islandsteve11 (03/28/10 03:22 AM)


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #3709819 - 03/28/10 08:11 AM

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However, I have No-Blanking-Idea-What-I'm-Excellent-At-Except-Being-Full-of-Myself!






Isn't that enough?


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islandsteve11
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3709935 - 03/28/10 09:36 AM

Quote:

Quote:



However, I have No-Blanking-Idea-What-I'm-Excellent-At-Except-Being-Full-of-Myself!






Isn't that enough?





You got a point there.

I bet I can read your mind. (Go to the FPL-51 thread in Refractors.) I'll prove it.


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #3710804 - 03/28/10 04:14 PM

Not quite, but close! Scary.

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islandsteve11
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3711341 - 03/28/10 08:16 PM

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Not quite, but close! Scary.




I'll settle for that! ANYTIME anyone one sticks their neck out THAT far, you've got to expect to occasionally need help extracting your foot from your mouth.

Come on, it's not like I needed to be psychic to make this prediction. Anyone who's read your posts could have. Most refractor weinies have seen enough pics of triple and quadruple (and more) stacks of refractors to know they look cool, if not practical.

Too bad the AT65Q isn't available in the matching "Doug76 color scheme," but I like the spray paint suggestion.

EDIT: For those wondering what the heck I'm talking about, go to the Vendors Forum and thread titled, "New Astro-Tech Products at NEAF." The new AT65Q (flat field, 2 ED elements including built-in flatner) looks "velly velly inter-hesting." I can't help but want one.

Edited by islandsteve11 (03/28/10 10:10 PM)


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #3732941 - 04/08/10 04:09 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

Well, I got some pics of it mounted on the pier. No scope on it yet when these were taken.
Got some shelves up in the obs too, and carpeted them.
That's the new Carton 60mm f/20 on the shelf. It was the first scope mounted on the Atlas.


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3732966 - 04/08/10 04:19 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

Different angle...

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Bill Cowles
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3738568 - 04/11/10 02:55 PM Attachment (34 downloads)

It sure is quieter than the CG-5 and so much steadier with the C6-R, you will love it. I have also added an ADM dual saddle, which is very nice and allows for either a Vixen or Losmandy set up.

Bill


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #3739202 - 04/11/10 08:41 PM

I'm thinking of getting that dual saddle too, as I believe the Vixen dovetail bar is a bit undersized for a C6R. I think it and my Carton 100mm f/13 would both benefit from the larger Losmandy type dovetail bar.

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Bill Cowles
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3739245 - 04/11/10 09:01 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

True and the spring loaded saddle rails, make it much easier to mount.

Bill


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Bill Cowles
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #3739252 - 04/11/10 09:04 PM Attachment (34 downloads)

The quality of the ADM dual saddle, is also much better.

Bill


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Steve Fisher

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #3739255 - 04/11/10 09:05 PM

Without a doubt the new saddle was the best improvment I made to my EQ6-Pro/Atlas.

Mine was done before everyone got "on board" with them. I had SkyCaptin, Kerry from Washington make my new collar and then added an ADM saddle.

Your scopes will appreciate this improvement.


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Steve Fisher]
      #3739331 - 04/11/10 09:54 PM

I like that it has a longer gripping surface.

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7331Peg
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3739625 - 04/12/10 01:07 AM

The ADM dual saddles are really nice. I've now got three of them. The ability to go back and forth between Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetails really adds a lot of flexibility to the ole observing operation. No more cussin' in the middle of the night ... well, not as much, anyway.

John


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EricJD
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: 7331Peg]
      #3740195 - 04/12/10 11:35 AM

Doug, I would like to mount mine to a pier as you have yours. Was wondering, how are you attaching the pier to the L bracket, is it with a nut/bolt combo that you put on there with the mount not attached to the pier yet? Also, did you make that plate and if not where did you buy it from?

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