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journeyman


Reged: 03/27/10

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: rushintuit]
      #5140296 - 03/25/12 11:18 AM Attachment (392 downloads)

Here is my only workhorse, loved and cherished, with new home-made wooden legs:

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NHRob
Post Laureate
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5140304 - 03/25/12 11:23 AM

Nice scope! TV-85, right?
What wood did you use for the tripod? They look like solid walnut legs to me.

Nice job.


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rushintuit
sage


Reged: 04/01/06

Loc: Farpoint Observatory
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5140317 - 03/25/12 11:29 AM



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Focused
journeyman


Reged: 03/27/10

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: rushintuit]
      #5140363 - 03/25/12 11:51 AM

Thanks Rob; Yes it's a TV85. I used baltic birch plywood stained to dark walnut, tray is held in place by 3/4" earth magnets, and leg bands put to good use! It turned out to be very solid.

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Mr Onions
Two Time International Photographical Competition Winner
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Reged: 04/14/07

Loc: Newcastle upon Tyne.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5140734 - 03/25/12 03:38 PM

Looks fantastic.

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Erik Bakker
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Reged: 08/10/06

Loc: The Netherlands, Europe
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5140785 - 03/25/12 04:06 PM

Very nice grab-n-go powerhouse! Love the wooden tripod.

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BKBrown
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: Northern Virginia, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5140818 - 03/25/12 04:30 PM

Beautiful rig! The tripod looks terrific, did you create the plans or source them from somewhere? I'd love to make a tripod like that for my Porta II...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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bigdob24
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Reged: 04/19/08

Loc: Central Illinois
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5140901 - 03/25/12 05:16 PM Attachment (273 downloads)

William Optics 132mm FLT on a 6" DiscMount on a StellarVue tripod.
All works very smooth, easy setup and great views


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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5141029 - 03/25/12 06:54 PM Attachment (247 downloads)

My wonderful TMB #0006

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johnnyha
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Reged: 11/12/06

Loc: Sherman Oaks, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stevew]
      #5141465 - 03/26/12 12:30 AM Attachment (249 downloads)

My current grab-n-go setup... FS102NSV on DM6 with Nagler 3-6 zoom (136x-272x).

Edited by johnnyha (03/26/12 12:34 AM)


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tomchris
professor emeritus


Reged: 12/22/10

Loc: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Focused]
      #5141670 - 03/26/12 07:13 AM



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MarcF650R
sage


Reged: 02/25/09

Loc: Mississauga, Ontario
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: tomchris]
      #5142529 - 03/26/12 04:00 PM Attachment (325 downloads)

ES 127ED at Mississauga, Saddington Park for a public observing session.

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rushintuit
sage


Reged: 04/01/06

Loc: Farpoint Observatory
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: MarcF650R]
      #5142946 - 03/26/12 09:12 PM

What the heck is the black cubicle with the orange stripe?

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zawijava
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 10/06/07

Loc: Wells, Maine 04090
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: rushintuit]
      #5143016 - 03/26/12 10:30 PM

Quote:

What the heck is the black cubicle with the orange stripe?




I'm curious about that as well...

-Tim


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2100
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Reged: 08/03/10

Loc: Singapore
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: zawijava]
      #5143090 - 03/26/12 11:03 PM

Explore Scientific AR152 with the 9" extension and Twilight II and some DIY counterweights done with cable ties and Losmandy VW. Oriented it this way to show that there's no issue on clearance. The AR152 is the new model with the longer dewshield.



Edited by 2100 (03/26/12 11:03 PM)


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rushintuit
sage


Reged: 04/01/06

Loc: Farpoint Observatory
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: 2100]
      #5143370 - 03/27/12 05:52 AM

Shut the front door, that is an awesome scope!!!

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DJ N
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Reged: 05/29/07

Loc: South Australia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: rushintuit]
      #5143372 - 03/27/12 05:53 AM Attachment (264 downloads)

Hi all,

Here is my current imaging setup at home.

The details are as follows:

Imaging Telescope: Skywatcher ED120 with a Moonlite focuser with DC motor option
Guide Scope: Skywatcher ED80
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro
CCD: QHY8L
Guide Camera: DMK21

More often than not, I tend to use the ED120 for imaging, but on occasion I also use the ED80 for imaging and guide with the ED120.
In terms of field flatteners, I either use a Hotech SCA Flattener which leaves either scope at its native f7.5 or the latest William Optics 0.8x Flattener/Reducer III, which reduces the scopes to f6 for a "quicker" imaging platform.

Cheers,

Daniel

Edited by DJ N (03/27/12 05:57 AM)


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tezster
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 07/14/09

Loc: Missisauga, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: MarcF650R]
      #5143430 - 03/27/12 07:19 AM

Quote:

ES 127ED at Mississauga, Saddington Park for a public observing session.




You're around the same neck of the woods I am - maybe I should drop by one of these public viewing sessions sometime and take a closer look at your setup


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MarcF650R
sage


Reged: 02/25/09

Loc: Mississauga, Ontario
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: zawijava]
      #5143736 - 03/27/12 11:01 AM

Quote:

Quote:

What the heck is the black cubicle with the orange stripe?




I'm curious about that as well...

-Tim




That is a Sub Zero pop-up ice fishing hut I use to read charts, warm up and maybe in the future do some imaging in. They are great when it's -20C out


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MarcF650R
sage


Reged: 02/25/09

Loc: Mississauga, Ontario
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: tezster]
      #5143738 - 03/27/12 11:03 AM

Quote:

Quote:

ES 127ED at Mississauga, Saddington Park for a public observing session.




You're around the same neck of the woods I am - maybe I should drop by one of these public viewing sessions sometime and take a closer look at your setup




That's the group that holds them. It's fun. Next public night is scheduled for earth hour, but the forecast is crummy.
http://www.freewebs.com/ssggroup/


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