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zerro1
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6054138 - 08/30/13 10:44 AM

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Anyone have a couple of 48mm filters of any kind that is cheap or unloved to spare? I am in desperate need of said filters to use as spacers for a field flattener. My last minute measurement showed that I am off by more than 10 mm. If you have a couple let me know if I can pick them up tomorrow if you are conveniently located.

If not I may need to head up to Seattle and try Glazers or try Robi's in Lakewood. If you know any camera stores in between Seattle and Tacoma that might have slightly non-standard parts (48 mm seems to be not in vogue except in the world of telescopes), that information would be valuable as well.

If I can't find some in the am tomorrow, I may have to push back my arrival to Saturday.

Thanks.

Ajay




pm'D you. I have a 10mm spacer, will bring to PL today/this eve


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6054203 - 08/30/13 11:16 AM

Just to be clear, the spacers have to be filter threaded. Regular T-threaded spacers won't work in this situation.

Ajay


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6054844 - 08/30/13 05:52 PM

Alright, so my quest for spacers is fulfilled! I found some at Robi's Camera in Lakewood. Going there was a great idea. It is an old-fashioned brick and mortar camera shop with stuff (old and new) that will make most of you drool. Prices weren't bad. They carry some Meade stuff and I saw one Televue EP in the display case. There aren't many camera stores like this around any more. Pop in and see for yourselves some time.

http://www.rainierphoto.com/index.html

Hope to see some of you tomorrow. I still have some prep work to do and its already 3:00 p.m. Don't have hopes of making it there in good time.

Ajay


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6055227 - 08/30/13 10:26 PM

Great to hear you got your spacing issues solved, Ajay.
Can't wait to be there tomorrow!


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #6055259 - 08/30/13 10:47 PM

I'm not gonna make it this weekend. Have to buy new tires for the truck.

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: square_peg]
      #6055353 - 08/31/13 12:08 AM

Ok then??? I'm the only one who made it here tonight!

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6055414 - 08/31/13 01:13 AM

Robert, Sorry to hear that. I had thought about going, but the weather forecast showed tonight was the only predicted good night. That seemed too iffy for the long drive. Now I am toying with going Monday-Thursday morning. Maybe.

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #6055441 - 08/31/13 01:56 AM

I have planned a 4-day trip, weather permitting.

Ajay


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6055466 - 08/31/13 02:51 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6055527 - 08/31/13 04:48 AM

Looks great Robert!

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6056287 - 08/31/13 03:24 PM

This is what the scope was getting

AT65EDQ + Modified Canon 1000D

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5356/shqv.jpg


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6056368 - 08/31/13 04:29 PM

That's pretty cool, Robert. What is it?

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6056409 - 08/31/13 05:05 PM

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That's pretty cool, Robert. What is it?




Thanks Mike
M17 Swan/Omega.

Gary (is it?) came down and said hello, brought me a diet coke and we chatted for a while. He was out cruising on his "mule". Bit windy right now but not unexpected. Supposed to be ""Clear"" tonight!


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6056518 - 08/31/13 06:45 PM

Nice Swan Robert!! Looks pretty dark there.
I will make it there one day.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6056835 - 08/31/13 10:46 PM

It it better than last time? Any smoke?

Hope you gutya are having FUN!!!

Stacy


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6057075 - 09/01/13 03:59 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

I would have to say yes and no in that order.

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6057903 - 09/01/13 03:31 PM

Nice, Robert.

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6058147 - 09/01/13 06:36 PM

Gonna try and make it for the 7th/8th and leave the 9th.
Hopefully the weather will be kind.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6059501 - 09/02/13 03:24 PM

Beautiful!

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 [Re: rainycityastro]
      #6059508 - 09/02/13 03:27 PM

Just got back home from two great nights. The first one (Sat night) was the best I've ever seen anytime in WA state.
Sunday night was super windy so lost a lot of data.

Even so the images I shot (Fireworks Galaxy and M33) look really nice after preliminary processing. I will post as soon as I get them done.


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