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Planemo
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Reged: 08/07/10

Loc: Alabama Gulf Coast
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4376141 - 02/10/11 09:30 AM

Quote:

Has anyone got some photos or some specs of this EQ8?

The best photo would be a side by side comparison
with the EQ6.





Scroll down this page web page and there is a very good pic of it, but not side by side to the EQ-6, doesn't look like something I'd want to tote around, better suited for a permanent pier.


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: Planemo]
      #4376233 - 02/10/11 10:12 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Has anyone got some photos or some specs of this EQ8?

The best photo would be a side by side comparison
with the EQ6.





Scroll down this page web page and there is a very good pic of it, but not side by side to the EQ-6, doesn't look like something I'd want to tote around, better suited for a permanent pier.




I scrolled down that page & the the next page but I didn't see it.


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skybsd
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4376270 - 02/10/11 10:28 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Has anyone got some photos or some specs of this EQ8?

The best photo would be a side by side comparison
with the EQ6.





Scroll down this page web page and there is a very good pic of it, but not side by side to the EQ-6, doesn't look like something I'd want to tote around, better suited for a permanent pier.




I scrolled down that page & the the next page but I didn't see it.




Its there.., here you go.

Regards,

skybsd


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Kenny2004
Vendor - Icodome


Reged: 08/17/04

Loc: Toronto, Canada
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4376307 - 02/10/11 10:44 AM

It looks huge! So when is the North American release date on this monster?

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skybsd
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: Kenny2004]
      #4376524 - 02/10/11 12:19 PM

Hi,
No idea as to a N American launch to me knowledge.

Rumours in AP suggest that they will be the first geography to see it..,

Regards,

skybsd


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4376915 - 02/10/11 03:05 PM

Skybsd -
All I get is this - not a picture:


Originally Posted by FLO
The update we received this morning says the EQ8 will be first to arrive, probably later this year. The EQ8 is what we have all mistakenly been calling the EQ7 so it hasn't actually been canceled or delayed. it is the one shown in this picture:

Then all I see is a little box with a cross that has this property:


http://www.firstlightoptics.com/prodimages/new_skywatcher_geq_mount.jpg

When I try to look at the link -

I get
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


Maybe you can save the picture if you can see it then post it here on this site?


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skybsd
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Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4376959 - 02/10/11 03:29 PM

Hello,
Not sure what your problem might be, really..,

I can't post photos from another site here, actually - See CN Terms of Service .

Regards,

skybsd


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4377052 - 02/10/11 04:14 PM

Yes sky -
it does say:

Please do not copy e-mails, articles, pictures or posts from publications or from other online sites unless you are the owner of the material or have received explicit permission from the owner to do so. This permission must be included in your post. Using another person's work without permission is, at the very least, poor etiquette, and is not permitted on this forum.

What a pity - but maybe we are taking the rule a bit far?


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Ad Astra
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Reged: 05/12/10

Loc: Riverside Co., California
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377112 - 02/10/11 04:41 PM

Anyone have an idea of the capacity or supposed tracking accuracy of the EQ-8?

I have a big refractor (133mm f/12) that is too big for a CGEM or an Atlas. I've been thinking of the Titan or the AP 900, but they are really expensive. I need at least 30 Kg capacity (visual) or it isn't an option for me.

Dan


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skybsd
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Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377121 - 02/10/11 04:45 PM

Hi,
Its seems fair to me, to be honest..,

That said, I'd suggest that there's something not quite right on your set up there that's not permitting you to view the photos that at the link, really.

See if this works for you..,

Regards,

skybsd


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4377141 - 02/10/11 05:00 PM

Quote:

Hi,
Its seems fair to me, to be honest..,

That said, I'd suggest that there's something not quite right on your set up there that's not permitting you to view the photos that at the link, really.

See if this works for you..,

Regards,

skybsd




Yes I can see one photo at the top of the page.
Is that the EQ8 just behind the EQ6 & slightly to the right?


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skybsd
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Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377159 - 02/10/11 05:11 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi,
Its seems fair to me, to be honest..,

That said, I'd suggest that there's something not quite right on your set up there that's not permitting you to view the photos that at the link, really.

See if this works for you..,

Regards,

skybsd




Yes I can see one photo at the top of the page.
Is that the EQ8 just behind the EQ6 & slightly to the right?




Hi,
Well yes, but lower down, second post is another, larger photo of the mount..,

Regards,

skybsd


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4377168 - 02/10/11 05:20 PM

OK Thanks - I can't see the 2nd photo.
Maybe I should install another browser?
I'll try firefox.


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Astrojensen
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Bornholm, Denmark
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377174 - 02/10/11 05:24 PM

Hi alpal

PM sent.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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skybsd
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Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377178 - 02/10/11 05:25 PM

Hi,
Sounds like a plan.

For reference, images display fine for me on both linux-opera and firefox.

Regards,

skybsd


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4377208 - 02/10/11 05:41 PM

Yes - I just tried it on a laptop which also has
Internet explorer & it doesn't show either.
It will take me some time to install firefox.
I should have an alternative browser - this
happens quite a lot to me.


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377258 - 02/10/11 05:57 PM

I am using Firefox now & it's no different.

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Mighty_oz
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Reged: 12/15/08

Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4377339 - 02/10/11 06:32 PM

They show up fine for me using firefox, thanks for the link.

Edited by Mighty_oz (02/10/11 08:28 PM)


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: Mighty_oz]
      #4377484 - 02/10/11 07:25 PM

Good - think about how many people have a large Dob
Newtonian that could fit on that mount!

All they'll need is an auto guider &
they'll be taking 10 minute exposure sub frames with large apperture.

The DSLR forum here will fill up with pics of distant
galaxies which are rare pics with the little
telescopes most of them use.


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4380378 - 02/12/11 05:39 AM

Look here - a video of the EQ8.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mg6WLerTKZg#at=18


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