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Peter9
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4320700 - 01/17/11 03:07 PM

A fine instrument Sandy. Looks a lot like one I have.
Hope you continue to enjoy its use.

Regards. Peter.


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flboy
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #4320753 - 01/17/11 03:33 PM Attachment (134 downloads)

Sandy ~ next on your list to buy will be the "Wing Thing"

http://www.sandsoptika.com/sandsoptika.html

Thanks to Bob for sharing where to buy it at!!

Edited by flboy (01/17/11 03:36 PM)


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pedalmasher
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4321008 - 01/17/11 05:34 PM

Tim, yes it's the Williams Optics 2" diagonal and that's a Hyperion MKIII zoom EP sitting in it. Unfortunately, I took it out for first light last night. I did a fast SS alignment on Jupiter which looked great. Skies were nice and clear and I went inside to let the scope cool down and when I came back 20 mins later, it was totally overcast. Typical! I really haven't had a chance to deal with it, but I was encouraged to upgrade based on other reports using the 8SE with the WO diagonal.

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pedalmasher
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: flboy]
      #4321042 - 01/17/11 05:45 PM

John, I definitely have to get a Wing Thing - I hate the stock HC holder. Interestingly, when I go to the S&S website, none of the buttons that show their products are active.

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mexjon
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: pedalmasher]
      #4321620 - 01/17/11 09:48 PM

Quote:

John, I definitely have to get a Wing Thing - I hate the stock HC holder. Interestingly, when I go to the S&S website, none of the buttons that show their products are active.



I, too, could not find any indication that they sell the wing thing. Not listed under products (which are not links by the way) or anywhere that I could find.
Guess you have to be in contact. I understand JMI makes something similar.
EDIT: Sandy, you can just put Velcro on the back and stick it anywhere you want.

Edited by mexjon (01/17/11 09:49 PM)


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pedalmasher
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mexjon]
      #4321667 - 01/17/11 10:17 PM

John, I have a SkyScout and I purchased one of those interfaces that points the telescope to anything identified by the SkyScout. It mounts in the HC holder unit and then the HC mounts in that. I have not gotten around to installing or playing with it and perhaps it makes for a better HC holder. If not, I'll go on to plan bravo. In the meantime, I just let the thing hang there.

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flboy
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: pedalmasher]
      #4322155 - 01/18/11 06:23 AM

Sandy & John,

You have to call as they don't take internet orders. Nice friendly gal will help you out.


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pedalmasher
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: flboy]
      #4322179 - 01/18/11 06:51 AM

Quote:

Sandy & John,

You have to call as they don't take internet orders. Nice friendly gal will help you out.




Ah so, John!


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mexjon
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: flboy]
      #4322527 - 01/18/11 10:45 AM

Quote:

Sandy & John,

You have to call as they don't take internet orders. Nice friendly gal will help you out.



Thanks John (DeLeon)


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kkokkolis
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mexjon]
      #4359966 - 02/03/11 06:40 AM Attachment (127 downloads)

Here is my current (and final I believe) finders setup. SV50 on Celestron Quick Release mount and Rigel Quick finder. I also have a GLP base glued at 5 o'clock, not shown.
Full size here:
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=11843

For the rest of my Nexstars and accessories, full size photographs here:
EPs: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=21359
Bags for 6SE and bag for accessories: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=21361
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=21360
Family Pictures on my open urban observatory: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=21365
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=15924
Observatory Closet: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=18589
4SE on Bresser AltAz with Celestron GLP and RDF base: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=21609
4SE on Manfrotto: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=16009
4SE on SW Minidob Mount: http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/download.php?id=17453

Of course it can be used with 6SE's mount as well.
Did I mention I call my 6SE Clockwork Orange nad my 4SE Unwinded Mandarin (Tangerine)?


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Mikess
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #4371441 - 02/08/11 04:33 AM

This is a NexStar 8se on wheels

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Peter9
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Mikess]
      #4371571 - 02/08/11 07:12 AM

What is??

Peter.


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Skip
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #4392463 - 02/17/11 12:05 PM

Here's a promo video for our Fort Worth club. My Grandson and I are in it at about 3:03 showing off my NexStar.

linky-dink


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TmaninTn
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Skip]
      #4392543 - 02/17/11 12:51 PM

Cool clip Skip! That statistic about Texas representing TEN PERCENT of the world was pretty amazing.

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flboy
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4392574 - 02/17/11 01:08 PM

That's a neat video Skip and it's great to see your smiling face!!

Wow, that's one great origination you're a member of.

Clear skies & continue spreading the joy


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Skip
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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4393286 - 02/17/11 07:01 PM

Hi Tim,

Quote:

Cool clip Skip! That statistic about Texas representing TEN PERCENT of the world was pretty amazing.





Like everything else in Texas, that COULD be legend!


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Skip
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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: Skip]
      #4393301 - 02/17/11 07:06 PM

Quote:

Wow, that's one great origination you're a member of.




Thanks, John. The video is a new production done by our club VP. I thought he did an excellent job. I like our concentration on outreach. Hmmm... maybe I just like showing off?


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mexjon
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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: Skip]
      #4393323 - 02/17/11 07:15 PM

I find it interesting you don't mention who the lady next to you is. Is this a psychological omission?

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Skip
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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: mexjon]
      #4393338 - 02/17/11 07:23 PM

Tryin' to stir up trouble, eh John?

Actually I believe she had something to do with setting up the program. I don't know her.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!!


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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: Skip]
      #4394189 - 02/18/11 04:54 AM

I don't know, man, she looks so chummy, I figured she had to be someone "important" in your grandson's and your life. Guess she "just happened into the photo," right?

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