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kkokkolis
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4406300 - 02/23/11 03:25 PM

Congratulations.
I hope youíll live countless nights of refreshing and revitalizing astronomical observations inside your dome.


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mexjon
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: kkokkolis]
      #4406986 - 02/23/11 08:25 PM

Looks really good,Terry. Pete did a great job on that Telstar.

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Tel
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mexjon]
      #4407620 - 02/24/11 04:37 AM

Very many thanks guys for your comments.

Phil, yes, the GEM is mounted on a solid, (cast iron --- I think), pier which in turn sits on a 2ft. cube of concrete isolated from the concrete base itself which is 6" thick.

Phil and Tim: It was somewhat of a toss up whether to remove that brick monstrosity behind the dome but, realising that the weight and volume of it somewhat exceeds the dome and its base, it's much easier to shoulder the latter and carry it around to the front porch when viewing to the West is required ! Besides, my Hilde still needs somewhere to put her feet up !

In all seriousness though, the view from the dome spans something like Northwest through East to Southwest. Beyond that, the vista is totally obscured by the house. But, as they say; "What goes around, comes around" !

Best regards,
Tel


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Paul D
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: astroman68]
      #4412826 - 02/26/11 12:18 PM Attachment (165 downloads)

Here's mine after some AP, she's pointed towards M31. Feb 22,2011. Specs in the signature.

Edited by Paul D (02/26/11 12:19 PM)


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Paul D
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Paul D]
      #4412827 - 02/26/11 12:18 PM Attachment (116 downloads)

Another...

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TmaninTn
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Paul D]
      #4413259 - 02/26/11 03:47 PM

Lookin good Paul!

Did you get any shots of M31?


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flboy
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4413345 - 02/26/11 04:39 PM

With the house and garage being white and then ground covered with snow, makes for a really nice contrast with the night sky.

Nice image & set-up!!


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Paul D
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4414467 - 02/27/11 09:07 AM

TmaninTn,
I did, but the galaxy was tiled 90deg to what my camera was. So the edges were severely cut off.


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Paul D
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: flboy]
      #4414471 - 02/27/11 09:10 AM

flboy, that's my shed on the right, lol... Yes, it's 16'x12'. My house is behind me.

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burb scope
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #4423617 - 03/03/11 11:34 AM Attachment (142 downloads)

NexStar 6 SE with a tandem ETX-70

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Tel
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: burb scope]
      #4423879 - 03/03/11 01:22 PM

Great compact piece of kit, Ben !

Best regards,
Tel


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Skip
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #4424066 - 03/03/11 02:43 PM

Hi Ben,

Nice! What kind of mount is that with the ETX?


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Andre Cruz
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Skip]
      #4507937 - 04/09/11 09:36 PM Attachment (100 downloads)

Just got this SLT mount for my C5. Pictured here with the Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, Rigel QuickFinder and LE modded Neximage CCD.

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starshooter11
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: astroman68]
      #4511849 - 04/11/11 06:38 PM Attachment (127 downloads)

Greetings Everyone!

Although I signed up for this forum recently, somehow I got lost with various other internet searching, and forgot all about visiting here! Anyway, I thought I'd begin by showing off my very first telescope that I bought a few months ago. I see that there are many folders in this forum that I can start reading and posting in. I guess you'll see me popping up here and there. I'm still learning how to use this scope. I have been able to take some nice photos of the moon, but as you see by my avatar, not so lucky with Saturn. I hope to be able to improve my AP skills one of these days, AND, I'm very interested in getting into deep sky object photography.


Note: Image altered to fit the CN image size limit.

Edited by rick rian (04/12/11 08:26 AM)


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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: starshooter11]
      #4511931 - 04/11/11 07:23 PM

Hi Starshooter & Welcome to Cloudy Nights!

Your avatar looks like a pretty decent shot of saturn! You're off to a great start! Be sure to check out these threads:

http://tinyurl.com/2ftfpbb
http://tinyurl.com/6l8xroz

-Dan


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Arthur Dent
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #4511940 - 04/11/11 07:31 PM

A warm welcome from me too StarShooter



Any questions, just ask. Someone on here will know (its usually Tel!)


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THEPLOUGH
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #4511974 - 04/11/11 07:51 PM

Welcome to the forum Starshooter, hope you stay and join in the discusions....

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #4512618 - 04/12/11 03:16 AM

Quote:

As many know, last April I invested in a Pulsar observatory in which to house my Nexstar 8i OTA, pier mounted, on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GEM. Many will also remember that after its construction, a lively debate ensued as to what this observatory should be named and ultimately, the best came from Midnight Dan with, what else but the most apt "Telstar" !

I now have to report that a little time ago, following my last birthday, my dear CN friend and colleague Peter9, produced and sent me a superb nameplate which I have now had the pleasure to place proudly on the surface my "dome". I thought therefore, that a few pictures of the set up were now appropriate together with a few words to show my gratitude to Peter.

Thanks Peter !

Best regards,
Tel




Sorry for being late for the party but a big congratulations Tel for a great Telstar observatory, with a nice & fitting nameplate from Peter too!

Best,


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Peter9
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: ibase]
      #4512679 - 04/12/11 04:53 AM

Hi Starshooter and welcome to the Nexstar forum.

That's a great telescope, have fun.

Regards. Peter.


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flboy
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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: Peter9]
      #4512755 - 04/12/11 06:32 AM

Hi Starshooter,

Welcome to CN & the NexStar forum.

Nice image of Saturn!

Good to see other Floridian on the forum!!


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