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eric_zeiner
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Reged: 12/09/06

Loc: Georgia USA 34 31'57.18N 83 53...
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #4173538 - 11/09/10 08:44 AM Attachment (127 downloads)

And the full view.

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mrki233
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Reged: 03/14/07

Loc: Carlsbad, CA
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: astroman68]
      #4183369 - 11/13/10 04:01 PM Attachment (125 downloads)

Here's my 6SE. I added the SV finder and attached the RDF with double stick tape. Throw in a few classic Meade Super Plossl and UWA EPs, a Power Tank 12 and a dew shield and you have a nice setup for a great little scope!

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donnie3
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Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #4188750 - 11/15/10 11:34 PM Attachment (100 downloads)

my slt mod,

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Midnight Dan
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Reged: 01/23/08

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #4189082 - 11/16/10 07:14 AM

Nice, Donnie!

Is that base designed to be a table-top "tripod"? Or does it mount onto a pier?

-Dan


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donnie3
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Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #4189466 - 11/16/10 11:05 AM

on my patio deck i have a pier that i set it on. my viewing area is kind of small so i have to get up high in order to see most of the sky. i can set it on just about any solid flat surface, its really portable. i can take the mount off the table and place it back on the tripod if i wish. ill post another photo with it on the pier later. don

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donnie3
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Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #4202971 - 11/22/10 01:22 PM Attachment (116 downloads)

photo of my scopes, adjustable pier and walk ramp. my viewing area is small so i have to get up high enough to see most of the sky. don

Edited by donnie3 (11/22/10 01:23 PM)


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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #4202975 - 11/22/10 01:24 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

another photo

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rick rian
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Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Upper Mid West
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #4203034 - 11/22/10 01:48 PM

Great solution, Donnie3!

Thanks for the pix.


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flboy
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Reged: 08/10/10

Loc: De Leon Springs, FL
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #4203091 - 11/22/10 02:12 PM

Kool pier! I like how you handled that obstacle

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FebStars
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: MA
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: flboy]
      #4203266 - 11/22/10 04:01 PM

That is indeed a very provocative idea, Don. I'm thinking I could even do that with my LXD75 mount that I always use in the back yard.

Thank you for posting. I really like that pier, too. Looks like I could build it.


Tom


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Oz Alfert
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Reged: 11/06/10

Loc: Goldsby, Oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: astroman68]
      #4213970 - 11/27/10 08:55 PM Attachment (124 downloads)

New 8SE - 9x50 RACI, GLP. I much prefer the finder in that lower position.

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Oz Alfert
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Reged: 11/06/10

Loc: Goldsby, Oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Oz Alfert]
      #4213972 - 11/27/10 08:56 PM Attachment (96 downloads)

and...

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rick rian
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Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Upper Mid West
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Oz Alfert]
      #4214003 - 11/27/10 09:19 PM

A fine looking set up, Oz.

What is the orange cord for around the OTA?


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Oz Alfert
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Reged: 11/06/10

Loc: Goldsby, Oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #4214054 - 11/27/10 09:58 PM

Thanks.

The cord is attached to my flashlight. You can see it sitting on the mount base in the first pic.


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rick rian
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Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Upper Mid West
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Oz Alfert]
      #4214098 - 11/27/10 10:32 PM

Gottcha! Thanks.

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Trev
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Reged: 12/18/05

Loc: Fort McMurray, AB
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #4234484 - 12/07/10 04:22 PM Attachment (85 downloads)

Since all the older pic's are archived here's my 102 with a couple of mods.

Edited by Trev (12/07/10 04:23 PM)


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Oz Alfert
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Reged: 11/06/10

Loc: Goldsby, Oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Trev]
      #4268814 - 12/24/10 04:36 AM Attachment (106 downloads)

Updated configuration on the 8SE... now on a heavy duty surveyor tripod, with AT66 piggybacked. Seems very stable with no appreciable balance issues.

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bcuddihee
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Reged: 11/04/06

Loc: Cincinnati Ohio
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Oz Alfert]
      #4271662 - 12/25/10 07:49 PM

I'd be interested in the surveyor tripod interface with the nexstar base. Please...some pics and specs.

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Oz Alfert
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Reged: 11/06/10

Loc: Goldsby, Oklahoma
Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: bcuddihee]
      #4271971 - 12/26/10 12:18 AM

BC,

I'll work those up, though it's simpler than what you may be thinking.


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rick rian
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Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Upper Mid West
Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: Oz Alfert]
      #4273045 - 12/26/10 05:35 PM

Quote:

BC,

I'll work those up, though it's simpler than what you may be thinking.




Looks like a nice mod, Oz, maybe a new thread would be a better place to show that. Easier for us to follow in it's own thread.


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