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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: gavinm]
      #1525929 - 04/05/07 09:58 AM

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Here's my bedroom..

The camera's are on loan, the new dome is being built and I'm off work for the next 3 weeks so I have some random stuff at home (my wife hates it..)

Overkill for a guide scope



Looks cool! May I know how do you make the scope stands out of the background? I am very interested in learning this skill. Is this archieved using Photoshop?


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Colonel Bogey
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Reged: 01/27/07

Loc: Sweden
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: gavinm]
      #1525980 - 04/05/07 10:15 AM

Oh Gavin, that's a really nice "setup" to show off!!! Congratulations! You know, becoming a dad was THE most rewarding, stimulating, important experience of my entire life! My kids are kinda larger now (17, 15 and 12) but I still intensely remember their first weeks as newborns.
You lucky man


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gavinm
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Reged: 08/26/05

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1527416 - 04/06/07 01:07 AM

Robin, it was Photoshop. I do a magnetic lasso around the thing I want to emphasise (ie the telescope), then copy it and paste to a new layer. Then do what you like with the background - in this case lose the colour and lighten it.

Thanks Colonel, happiest day of my life since my wedding.. Not sure how I am gonna make a telescope adaptor for the baby though... Orion sell one???


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Poochpa
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Reged: 02/12/05

Loc: Buffalo Burbs, NY
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: gavinm]
      #1530186 - 04/07/07 04:18 PM Attachment (379 downloads)

Here's my 8" LX200GPS at home doing some reading during a cloudy stretch. The Stellarvue NH II on top was recently acquired for guiding with the DSI-C. Canon DReb XT is at the business end with a 6.3 r/c. I was previously using a ToUcam Pro and ST80 as a guider, which worked fine but was sometimes limited by the availability of sufficiently bright guide stars. Here's a link to an image taken with the 8" and previous guiding setup:
M27
Mike


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Steve S
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Reged: 02/15/07

Loc: SouthCentral - PA
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #1530817 - 04/07/07 11:51 PM

Here's my 12" LX90 GPS

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r280/SteveS67/Picture008.jpg


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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Steve S]
      #1530968 - 04/08/07 02:14 AM

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Here's my 12" LX90 GPS

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r280/SteveS67/Picture008.jpg



I found that the fork arm of 12" is quite the same in size as the 8".


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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Poochpa]
      #1530982 - 04/08/07 02:33 AM

Nice pic! The M27 looks really good.

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Joe Aguiar
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1531944 - 04/08/07 05:19 PM Attachment (384 downloads)

Here was my 14" Meade LX200 GPS/SCT F/10 SMT
Bad pic tho

Edited by Joe Aguiar (04/08/07 05:20 PM)


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Poochpa
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1532380 - 04/08/07 10:18 PM

Thanks Kim. I enjoyed reading your astro blog.
Mike


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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Joe Aguiar]
      #1532651 - 04/09/07 01:34 AM

Joe, that's a big scope! Does the tripod at this height introduce more vibration to the setup?

Poochpa, thanks for visiting.

Gavin, thanks for sharing the tips!

Edited by Kim Miau (04/09/07 01:42 AM)


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Joe Aguiar
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1534278 - 04/09/07 09:32 PM

I did not notice much vibration, the giant feild triod is very heavy & sturdy.
Joe


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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Joe Aguiar]
      #1534697 - 04/10/07 04:12 AM

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I did not notice much vibration, the giant feild triod is very heavy & sturdy.
Joe



Oh, it's the giant one. I will notice that the vibration is easily caused to the whole setup when I level up the tripod to about 10cm higher. When it's at the default height, the setup is very sturdy.


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Joe Aguiar
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1535806 - 04/10/07 05:31 PM

I got the 12" Meade LX90 GPS/SCT F/10 scope and it comes with the standard Meade tripod that comes with the 8" & 10" SCT scopes. They include this one also with the larger 12" (even though it is 3x times the weight of the 8" scope)which in my option is under gunned, and the vibrations are pretty bad. I am considering to get a used but good condition Meade giant tripod to replace the standard one.
However even used tripod are in the range of the $500 to $600 sometimes more.

Joe


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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Joe Aguiar]
      #1536731 - 04/11/07 04:48 AM

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I got the 12" Meade LX90 GPS/SCT F/10 scope and it comes with the standard Meade tripod that comes with the 8" & 10" SCT scopes. They include this one also with the larger 12" (even though it is 3x times the weight of the 8" scope)which in my option is under gunned, and the vibrations are pretty bad. I am considering to get a used but good condition Meade giant tripod to replace the standard one.
However even used tripod are in the range of the $500 to $600 sometimes more.

Joe



The tripod is not cheap... What about you try to complain to Meade and see whether you can exchange for one?


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Joe Aguiar
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1537921 - 04/11/07 06:20 PM

Hi Kim I would love too, but I paid what the scopes is worth so I cant do that.
Joe


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Hornblower
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Reged: 03/05/07

Loc: Idaho, USA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Nick Cook]
      #1546346 - 04/15/07 06:49 PM Attachment (458 downloads)

Ok, you talked me into it. Here's my RCX400 in its temporary home, an empty garage stall. I couldn't wait until the observatory is ready, so I placed it on a homebuilt cart. Otherwise the scope is essentially right out of the box. Generally two of us roll it out into the driveway on clear nights. With an extension cord, it's ready to go in about 5 minutes. The red bricks make a solid foundation for the tripod when it's set up. Right now I'm just using the scope for familiarization and celestial sightseeing.

The cart cost about $40 and was put together in less than an hour. Most of the cost was for the casters, which I will reuse when I'm done with the cart.

Edited by Hornblower (04/15/07 06:51 PM)


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Crims
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Reged: 04/04/06

Loc: ijmuiden/holland
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hornblower]
      #1546882 - 04/16/07 12:32 AM

thats a fat tripod....:)

Edited by Crims (04/16/07 12:32 AM)


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Galaxy001
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Reged: 06/08/06

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Crims]
      #1546889 - 04/16/07 12:35 AM

A homemade scopebuggy? At least that's what it looks like. That's very cool, are you ever worried that the RCX will snap the "buggy" due to its extreeme weight? Just wondering, its looks quite stable actually.

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Kim Miau
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hornblower]
      #1547064 - 04/16/07 05:18 AM

I doubt that the cart can support the massive weight of RCX400 and the tripod. By the way, why are the legs of the tripod so short? Is it on the default height?

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Crims
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #1547325 - 04/16/07 10:16 AM

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I doubt that the cart can support the massive weight of RCX400 and the tripod. By the way, why are the legs of the tripod so short? Is it on the default height?




the legs are short, this is also with the LX200 16'' ''his'' tripod.


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