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FJA
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #3979259 - 08/12/10 04:52 PM

Weelll, as a woman, I want to say that not all of us are neat freaks. I tend to lose things when I attempt to tidy up!

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #3987465 - 08/17/10 12:53 AM Attachment (150 downloads)

just starting out and waiting for the final equipment orders/deliveries. looking forward to getting this up and running!

equipment list:
-Celestron Classic C8 c/w original finder scope & jmi focuser moter controller (on order)
-Celestron Nexstar 80GT Guider/grab and go scope
-reddot finder (on Nexstar 80GT)
-cg-5 asgt goto mount and tripod version 4+ controller
-meade flip mirror
-zhummell sct focuser c/w jmi motor control(on order)
-Skywatcher 1.25" 8-24mm zoom eyepiece
teleview powermates 1.25" 2.5x & 5x
celestron 1.25" 25mm sma wide angle
celestron 1.25" 10mm
plossl 1.25" no name 17mm multi-coaded (boltcase says meade)
meade 1.25" meade ma25mm, mh 9mm both multi-coated
logitech quickcam express for guiding (just modified for use today)
microsoft lifecam cimema HD for astrophotography (modified simular to others in the forums here)
orion Skyglow ultrablock SCT version
celestron 6.3 focal reducer (not yet delivered)
celestron polar alignment scope (not yet delivered)
Celestron -GPS Accessory Kit CN16 (Advanced GT) with rs-232 and rs-232 to usb cables. (not yet delivered)
scopestuff mounting plate and dovetail for C8 mount to cg-5
homemade hartman mask


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rick rian
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: cadmaster]
      #3988507 - 08/17/10 02:05 PM

Looking good, cadmaster!

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #3988556 - 08/17/10 02:23 PM

Quite a tricked-out scope you have there cadmaster!

btw

Welcome to Cloudy Nights and the best bit of it - our NexStar forum.



Art


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cadmaster
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #3989374 - 08/17/10 09:19 PM

Thanks folks! I have been trying to buy smart and used where possible. I dont want to have to repurchase the right stuff.....now I just have to learn how to use it and that is going to be a chore. Astronomy is my new hobby... life without a passion is NOT life....and astronomy is starting to be a passion (obsession) LOL ...rather think about this than worry about work.

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: cadmaster]
      #3989968 - 08/18/10 04:45 AM

Hi Cadmaster,

Welcome to CN and this our Nexstar forum ! Superb 'scope set up ! I take it you have the intention to image with it given the CG5 and the flip mirror ?

Best regards,
Tel


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #3989993 - 08/18/10 05:40 AM

Hi Cadmaster and welcome to the Nexstar forum.

Looks a real nice set up you have there.

The Passion quickly becomes an obsession and on this forum, we will certainly show you how to indulge (and spend your money) yourself in the hobby.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #3990599 - 08/18/10 12:36 PM Attachment (125 downloads)

My C8 (NexStar 8i OTA) on the Losmandy GM-8, a match made in the heavens ...

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #3991593 - 08/18/10 08:01 PM

I intend to image and autoguide, but currently just enjoy the solar system and work myway out as I learn /get comfortable with the equipment. I figure I have acquired most of what I need.

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: cadmaster]
      #3992814 - 08/19/10 12:59 PM

Hey Rickster,

I'll trade ya my, er um ... HOUSE for that GM-8 !




Oh wait, maybe I'd better ask Susan about that !



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rick rian
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Skip]
      #3993164 - 08/19/10 03:19 PM

Quote:

Hey Rickster,

I'll trade ya my, er um ... HOUSE for that GM-8 !




Oh wait, maybe I'd better ask Susan about that !






Let me think about that Skip ...









OK, it's a deal!



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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #3993221 - 08/19/10 03:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hey Rickster,

I'll trade ya my, er um ... HOUSE for that GM-8 !




Oh wait, maybe I'd better ask Susan about that !






Let me think about that Skip ...









OK, it's a deal!






Can I watch what happens next. Please.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #3993693 - 08/19/10 07:26 PM

Well I just mentioned this to my wife and she said that while she had seen me do some REALLY stupid things, this one takes the cake! Now every time she looks at me, she just shakes her head and walks away.

I think I'm really in trouble this time!

So, I guess I have to withdraw my offer Rick!


And, NO, you can't watch, Peter!!





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rick rian
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Skip]
      #3993916 - 08/19/10 09:10 PM

Quote:

... So, I guess I have to withdraw my offer Rick!


And, NO, you can't watch, Peter!!










I understand completely, Skip, I was sooo close.


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #3994506 - 08/20/10 06:28 AM

Not to be a party-pooper guys but this thread has gone

seriously off-topic (says someone who also goes off-topic )

Maybe we ought to have an "off topic" thread.

Art


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #3994533 - 08/20/10 06:52 AM

Quote:

My C8 (NexStar 8i OTA) on the Losmandy GM-8, a match made in the heavens ...




Hi Rickster,

Superb set up ! But I didn't know you were into GEMs ? The last time I viewed your N8i it was on its standard Alt./Az. mount.

Any particular reason ? Are you joining the imagers ?

Best regards,
Tel


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rick rian
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #3995144 - 08/20/10 12:31 PM Attachment (107 downloads)

Ooops, we are slipping off topic here, sorry about that.

Tel, yes, I'm ever so slowly getting set up to try some imaging ... ever so slowly.

Thanks for your compliments on the GM-8 !

Now back on topic, an oldie but a goldie!


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #3995182 - 08/20/10 12:46 PM

Hi Rickster,
The new set up, as well as looking great, looks a lot less cluttered. Good Luck with the imaging.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: rick rian]
      #3995202 - 08/20/10 12:57 PM

Quote:

Ooops, we are slipping off topic here, sorry about that.

Tel, yes, I'm ever so slowly getting set up to try some imaging ... ever so slowly.

Thanks for your compliments on the GM-8 !

Now back on topic, an oldie but a goldie!




If a newbie asks for how much can handle a SE mount, we should refer him to your picture. I am sure i am way below that added weight


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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: coutleef]
      #4001602 - 08/23/10 03:33 PM

Just for Peter



My little 6 SE with a temporary dew shield



And with no skirt

It's a long story

Regards

Rob


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