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gavinm
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Grizz]
      #1207357 - 10/19/06 10:39 PM Attachment (406 downloads)

Straight out of the box - Just having a little play

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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: wrather1]
      #1207621 - 10/20/06 01:31 AM

Quote:

A different angle:




awesome setup wrather1


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Kim Miau
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Reged: 07/17/06

Loc: Malaysia
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: gavinm]
      #1207714 - 10/20/06 04:42 AM

Quote:

Straight out of the box - Just having a little play



I would say you have one of the stragest placement of your autostar controller.


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omaroo
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: gavinm]
      #1211793 - 10/23/06 03:30 AM

Here's my 12" LX200GPS on a home-made floor wedge. I run a f/11 80mm refractor as a guide scope. The switches on the wedge are for scope power, the corrector plate heater, red LED base lighting and laptop power.



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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: omaroo]
      #1211825 - 10/23/06 04:33 AM

AwEsOmE!

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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Crims]
      #1211979 - 10/23/06 09:02 AM

You're such a good DIYer!

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wrather1
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Crims]
      #1213868 - 10/24/06 10:25 AM

Crims-

You are too kind - my pictures are ratty compared to the others posted here - I need to find a way to make them better. Also forgot to shoot the camera body at prime focus, so what was shown was the visual setup only. I use the WO66 for guiding. The ED80 is on a separate mount but can also be piggy-backed, however that makes the whole rig awfully heavy.

Your setup is very nice looking, too!

Cheers,

DW


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Snow dog
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: wrather1]
      #1214779 - 10/24/06 06:32 PM

That's an awesome home built wedge. Do you have any photos of the construction of it?

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gillmj24
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Snow dog]
      #1215182 - 10/24/06 10:07 PM Attachment (343 downloads)

finally I got enough counterweight (and the right size bar) to set up my 120 piggyback. The Naglers help out with the balance too Haven't had this set up outside yet though so of course the 120 is not aligned yet

I just set this up to try it out and see what it would look like. Hope you like


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gillmj24
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: gillmj24]
      #1215183 - 10/24/06 10:09 PM Attachment (286 downloads)

you can never have enough finderscopes

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omaroo
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Reged: 10/22/06

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Snow dog]
      #1215618 - 10/25/06 03:10 AM

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That's an awesome home built wedge. Do you have any photos of the construction of it?




G'Day Marc

Unfortunately not. It was not built by me, but by the owner and curator of Magellan Observatory here just south of Sydney. He has a website and may even be active here as "astroboy" as he is on the IceInSpace astro forums in Australia. His real name is Zane. A top bloke!

Magellan Observatory: http://home.goulburn.net.au/~magellan/

If you go to the "Tour" from the menu, choose "Observatory 2" and you'll see it.

Cheers
Chris

PS - It would not be hard to build a set of plans for it - only thing is the angle of the baseplate would of course be different for you. I suppose you could make it adjustable


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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: omaroo]
      #1215661 - 10/25/06 04:06 AM

Wrather1
at those moments in this topic it goes about the telescope not about the qaulity of the image
you wanna trade youre setup for an 350D? :P


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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Crims]
      #1227478 - 10/31/06 03:25 PM

here another pic of my Setup when i was imaging Comet M4 Swan


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phanfave
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Reged: 08/21/06

Loc: Pioneer Valley
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Crims]
      #1228813 - 11/01/06 10:12 AM

Crims,

What wedge are you using there? Is it pretty stable?

Thanks


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Kim Miau
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Reged: 07/17/06

Loc: Malaysia
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: phanfave]
      #1228849 - 11/01/06 10:30 AM

Meade Ultra Wedge if I am not wrong

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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1229147 - 11/01/06 12:34 PM

meade standard wedge for the 8'' versions,with LX90 adaptor plate offcourse,its pretty stable but only when its on grass or something ( not concrete floor )

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phanfave
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Crims]
      #1229152 - 11/01/06 12:38 PM

Thanks. I need to get a wedge but I heard the standard ones are a little shaky. Trying to avoid paying $400+ for a wedge.

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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: phanfave]
      #1229232 - 11/01/06 01:24 PM

i don't know if youre wedge would be used for long time,mine will be sold within 1 year because i want to buy myself an Gemini G-41 EQ mount
i think if you would use the Wedge for longer time you could better buy an Milburn or superwedge


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NeoDinian
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Loc: Rockford Illinois
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: phanfave]
      #1229249 - 11/01/06 01:34 PM

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Thanks. I need to get a wedge but I heard the standard ones are a little shaky. Trying to avoid paying $400+ for a wedge.




Keep an eye out for Used...

I got my Superwedge for 150.00... ($200. with a $50.00 coupon!)


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JanS
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Reged: 12/24/05

Loc: K/W
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: pber2025]
      #1261460 - 11/20/06 08:38 PM Attachment (260 downloads)

I know I'm kinda slow responding to your post, but I was only recently given a lovely 10" LX200. I've been driving myself nuts trying to design a mount I could keep in my diningroom (without losing too much space) and roll on a ramp out my patio doors. Your Ikea "kitchen cart" looks like an absolutely GREAT starting point! What a great idea - I doubt even the wife will complain . And with the ability to roll it to the patio door, I don't have to heft it far. Even my back shouldn't complain. That's what I call executive thinking, great stuff! BTW, do you have hardwood floors, or carpeted?
I got carried away there, this thread is about pictures. Well, this is mine in its simplest form. When I get it delivered here, and set up properly, I'll post another pic.


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