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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Mauikj
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Reged: 06/08/08

Loc: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ScottAz]
      #5759148 - 03/26/13 08:46 PM

Scott,

Good Eye! We are about 20.5 N here. The counter weights just clear the leg. It is funny but the classic refactor "pose" on a GEM is always around 40 or 45 degrees, so it does look a bit off at first glance (but some of the southern stars and deep sky objects are awesome - Eta Carina just gets up 10 degrees here but is a great sight for the brief time it is visible!)


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joelimite
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: coopman]
      #5759225 - 03/26/13 09:30 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

My TMB92L with a white light filter and a Lunt LS35T mounted alongside it, both riding atop a Vixen Porta Mount.

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HCR32
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Reged: 08/27/10

Loc: Australia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mauikj]
      #5759656 - 03/27/13 07:21 AM

Is that scope really big or your mount really small

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t.r.
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: HCR32]
      #5759687 - 03/27/13 07:54 AM

Joel...Nice, nice , NICE looking grab and go rig there!

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joelimite
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: t.r.]
      #5759844 - 03/27/13 09:34 AM

Thanks! I recently got into solar observing. I'm having a blast so far with this setup.

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Pat at home
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Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: joelimite]
      #5760383 - 03/27/13 01:51 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

Here are mine. Were it not for offshore manufacturers I might not have any.
I'm happy with the views these allow me to enjoy.

Pat


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Mauikj
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Reged: 06/08/08

Loc: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: HCR32]
      #5760581 - 03/27/13 03:09 PM

Aloha HCR,

The TOA 130 IS a big scope for a 130 apo. With accessories it comes in at about 30 lbs. But the IEQ 45 can handle it nicely. It has a rated capacity of 45lbs (maybe a bit optimistic) and for visual it works quite well. And with the tripod legs extended, the eyepiece height is just about perfect. The IEQ45 is also lighter the other GEMs with the same load capacity which is why I choose it. So I think for a visual observer it is a good choice for this scope (for the times I don't need tracking I plan on getting a discmounts DM6 and save even more weight!).


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MikeBOKC
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: joelimite]
      #5760707 - 03/27/13 04:14 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

The TMB92L is a fine white light solar instrument. Here's mine with a PST riding side-saddle, much as yours is configured with the Lunt.

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joelimite
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Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5761031 - 03/27/13 06:43 PM

Very nice, Mike. It's nice to have both views of the sun with a single mount.

My TMB92L had its first white light yesterday. I'm eager to get it under the sun again.


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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: joelimite]
      #5761501 - 03/27/13 11:05 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

Here is my Orion 110mm ED that just arrived this morning.
Of course so did the clouds...
First light will have to wait for a day or two.

Steve


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jrbarnett
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5761512 - 03/27/13 11:12 PM

Mike, do you like that PST? I'm thinking of picking one up and running it side saddle with an AT60EDT/Lunt Hershel wedge.

- Jim


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Mauikj
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Reged: 06/08/08

Loc: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5761674 - 03/28/13 01:45 AM

Pat,

The wooden mount on the scope on the right is beautiful!

KJ


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Pat at home
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Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mauikj]
      #5761874 - 03/28/13 07:53 AM

KJ,

That's an older ED100 on an AZ3 with DIY oak legs.

Pat


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MikeBOKC
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Loc: Oklahoma City, OK
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5761920 - 03/28/13 08:44 AM

Jim it gives nice views for its small aperture. Of course the real solar mavens go bigger and into duoble stacked territory, but I find the PST to be a nice little H-alpha instrument for casual solar observing and outreach.

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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stevew]
      #5763184 - 03/28/13 09:01 PM

Steve,

The Orion 110 ED looks beautiful. Very classy.

Best, Linda B.


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zjc26138
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Agatha]
      #5763244 - 03/28/13 09:43 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Steve,
Beautiful scope!

Here is my ultra wide field setup for imaging.

Stellarvue 80/9D for guiding and Canon T1i for imaging. I might a 100-200mm lens soon.


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5763441 - 03/29/13 12:05 AM

MikeBOKC holy cow who printed that witchhead

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beanerds
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Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Darwin Australia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5763534 - 03/29/13 01:49 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Here is my lovely Takahashi SKY90 with Lunt solar wedge side by side with my Coranado Solarmax40 on a Vixen SP , great solar set up .
Brian.


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beanerds
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Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Darwin Australia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: beanerds]
      #5763536 - 03/29/13 01:55 AM Attachment (27 downloads)

And my retro-fitted Istar 127mm f8 lense into an old Saxon 127mm f/9 OTA I found minus its lense , for a song .
I cut the OTA shorter to fit the Istar's shorter f/l and machined up the counter-cell .
The Istar lense is very , very good , it performs well on its IEQ45 mount .
Brian.


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beanerds
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Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Darwin Australia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: beanerds]
      #5763540 - 03/29/13 02:03 AM Attachment (28 downloads)

One more , the heart of the Istar/Saxon , its beautiful lense , all for $450usd delivered here to Darwin Australia in only 10 days , awsome glass and service ! .
Brian.


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