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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: ace50252]
      #1874748 - 09/29/07 07:27 PM

The only problem is it's getting heavier and not as easy to carry.

Lumicon no longer makes that particular finder. They replaced it with a newer model that has a shorter dew shield that's all black. I picked this one up for a reasonable discount. The problem was finding proper screws to mount the bracket. Fortunately, my scope store dug into their inventory of parts and found me two black hexagonal screws that were just long enough and the correct thread size to work.


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1887540 - 10/05/07 07:06 AM

Here's my 6SE, with PMF (peg micro focuser) and cardboard dew shield. I would get a wing thing but they're not easy to come by in the UK so I've stuck (pun intended) with velcro pads, which work surprisingly well.
The 7mm Pentax XL EP is my favourite when viewing the Moon and Planets. Wish I could afford more of them...


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1887566 - 10/05/07 07:35 AM Attachment (755 downloads)

Ok, so here is the picture this time ...

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1887577 - 10/05/07 07:52 AM

Have you tried in the scope setup menu? It is supposed to "safeguard aganst the scope slewing more than 360 deg in azimuth". I missed this at first as the default setting is OFF when in altazimuth alignment mode. Sorry for the delay in posting, I've just been browsing this thread.
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Hugh


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Huge]
      #1887635 - 10/05/07 08:53 AM

Looking good, Hugh. It looks like you've got a nice place to observe there, too. Nice eyepiece!

Brian


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: BrianRG]
      #1890387 - 10/06/07 11:50 AM

Thanks Brian,

My garden faces S and there's not too much light pollution so it's ok for a grab and go session. I have to go a mile or so to get a good dark site though...

I was showing off my favourite ep, it works well on the moon and planets and is about the right mag for the conditions most of the time.
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Hugh


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Huge]
      #1890460 - 10/06/07 12:17 PM

You can do almost anything using velcro.

Nice setup. I like your dew shield. It looks a lot better than mine.


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1890896 - 10/06/07 03:16 PM

Yup, velcro is great if you can't get a wing thing. The dew shield looks ok but won't last I'm afraid, the cardboard and duct tape are already showing signs of wear...

I can see me buying a heated dew shield soon.


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: fishnbanjo]
      #1895307 - 10/08/07 02:25 PM

How do you get all that good stuff to clear the mount?
B Cuddihee


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: bcuddihee]
      #1928203 - 10/22/07 11:14 AM

If you're interested Hugh, Seeview Observatory (Cambs.) sell an equivalent to the "Wing Thing".

Here's the link :
www.seeviewo.org/

Take a look under miscellaneous accessories (part number ML 1051), they might have just what you want.

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Tel


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #1931167 - 10/23/07 02:06 PM

Thanks Tel,

Now I'll have to work out how badly I want one...
Cheers
Hugh


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Huge]
      #1931283 - 10/23/07 02:59 PM

I'd stick with the velcro and save the money towards buying a Nagler.

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1931735 - 10/23/07 06:18 PM Attachment (383 downloads)

nextstar5...
but I slod it to Hammerhead

Edited by mattyfatz (10/23/07 06:19 PM)


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #1949276 - 10/30/07 08:04 PM

This is my nexstar 8i with the moon to the bottom.

Regards.

Luis


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: gasendi]
      #1961665 - 11/04/07 09:04 PM Attachment (487 downloads)

mine

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: strgazr]
      #1961671 - 11/04/07 09:05 PM Attachment (373 downloads)

mine 2

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1963159 - 11/05/07 01:41 PM

Quote:

I'd stick with the velcro and save the money towards buying a Nagler.




I like your thinking Starlighter - actually, I am probably going to build my own heaters, should be fun!

Hugh


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Huge]
      #1963633 - 11/05/07 04:49 PM

Please let us know how they work out.

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #1986669 - 11/15/07 07:52 AM

Will do Starlighter

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #1987308 - 11/15/07 01:48 PM Attachment (344 downloads)



My 114 GT small but noble..


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