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ProfLemoi
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: southmike]
      #655462 - 10/24/05 04:43 PM

Dear F29pc,

How are you focusing your scope remotely? (If you are)


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imjeffp
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: ProfLemoi]
      #655848 - 10/24/05 09:10 PM Attachment (428 downloads)

Preparing to image Mars.

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f29pc
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: southmike]
      #655917 - 10/24/05 10:02 PM

Joel, I was using The Sky to import an image to find out the pixle res. of the DSI to use in PEMPro. (2.02). and this position gave me an exact north up image, but the left-right slew and the north south selw were backwards, so I ended up rotating it 180, just for ease of centering

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f29pc
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: f29pc]
      #657085 - 10/25/05 07:01 PM

I remotely focus using a JMI NGF-S pluged into the mount, and I use the software that came with the DSI, or Maxim DL, and the ASCOM driver for the LX

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Strgazr27

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #659894 - 10/27/05 05:48 PM Attachment (484 downloads)

OK Don't yell at me. The heart of the setup IS a LX200.

10" LX200
CGE Mount on 12" Concrete Pier
Orion ED-80 due here 10/29/05
JMI NGF-C
Losmandy Plates and Rings
Homemade Mirror Lock


Edited by Strgazr27 (10/27/05 05:50 PM)


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Strgazr27

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #659896 - 10/27/05 05:49 PM Attachment (441 downloads)

Here's what it's going to be mounted on....

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Joel
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Loc: Merrimack, NH
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #659920 - 10/27/05 06:04 PM

So you painted it white? You may get a letter from Meade's lawyers.

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Strgazr27

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Joel]
      #659926 - 10/27/05 06:07 PM

Quote:

So you painted it white? You may get a letter from Meade's lawyers.




The original paint was a little scuffed up. Optically the thing is amazing but the outside left a little to be desired. I have always been partial to White for a scope. Traditonal I geuss.

Let them send away. I have an old letter that goes something like this " Soooooo you think anyone can take pictures like you show the very first night " I sold the DSI but kept the letter Lol.


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Nocturnal
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Loc: CT, USA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #660040 - 10/27/05 07:31 PM

Drooool. I assume you're building an observatory around it?

My inlaws have a house in Sagaponack. Close to you?


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Strgazr27

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Nocturnal]
      #660071 - 10/27/05 08:00 PM

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Drooool. I assume you're building an observatory around it?

My inlaws have a house in Sagaponack. Close to you?




At some point I might but not right now. I have a very convenient basement entrance thats about 10' behind the pier. I can setup in about 20 minutes. Another 15 to make sure drift is good and I'm off. Or so I hope. The ier was poured 6 days ago and the scope has not been out of the house on this mount yet. Work and weather conspiring against me

I'm about 25 miles west of Sagaponack. I know it well but not really close to it.


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Nocturnal
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #660082 - 10/27/05 08:07 PM

Ah, the mount looked semi-permanent and that CGE is pretty heavy I imagine so I didn't expect you to move it much.

It's a bummer that I wasn't into stargazing yet last time I was out there (few months ago). But I did notice before that the skies get pretty dark there. A house near the beach there has a nice dome observatory on the second floor as I remember.


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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Nocturnal]
      #660112 - 10/27/05 08:26 PM

Actually that's one of the perks of a GEM. You can break it down. I have a semi finished room in the basement that my equipment stays in. Nice and dry and warm

The mount is attached by 3 3/8 16 bolts to the pier plate I made. The mount weighs about 60lbs. The height of the pier puts the mount right at my center of gravity. Undo the 3 bolts, a slight lift and a short trip down the steps to the room.

Where I am on a good night I can make out 7 of the Sisters in M45 and can, at times make out the milky way. Not bad considering where I am located.


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Nocturnal
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #660155 - 10/27/05 08:55 PM

Very nice

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Mike WDF
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Reged: 10/26/05

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #660325 - 10/27/05 11:28 PM

What a museum piece!!!

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Mike WDF]
      #660345 - 10/27/05 11:56 PM

Quote:

What a museum piece!!!




Mike,

Thanks but this OTA has gathered a lot of light. It will be put to, weather willing A LOT of use this upcoming winter.


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Gandalf
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Reged: 08/19/05

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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Strgazr27]
      #665823 - 10/31/05 06:50 PM

My new 10" LX200GPS SMT UHTC is still awaiting first light due to a week of wind, rain and clouds...

It's a handsome beast though

~Gandalf~





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Nocturnal
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Gandalf]
      #665838 - 10/31/05 06:58 PM

Man how I'd love a little observatory like that. Very nice. It's also nice to see a 'stock' LX every now and then instead of being tricked out with all the toys

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Gandalf
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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Nocturnal]
      #665851 - 10/31/05 07:10 PM

Thanks

I do have an Antares binoviewer with 2 sets of eyepieces on the way if that counts...

Quote:

Man how I'd love a little observatory like that. Very nice. It's also nice to see a 'stock' LX every now and then instead of being tricked out with all the toys




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Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Gandalf]
      #665915 - 10/31/05 07:55 PM

Binos are great. I looked through a set at a recent star party and I know I'll have to get one too. So relaxing.

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Foley
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Reged: 08/30/05

Loc: Southwest Florida
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Festus]
      #681337 - 11/10/05 06:32 PM

The pieces are together. 14"Lx200 gps. The next time the scope is down the wedge will be going on the pier. Because of my lat. The wedge required a special plate from Meade, that should be here this week. Thank you all for the words of wisdom along this journey.
Mike
Southwest Florida


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