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stkoepke
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Reged: 01/11/08

Loc: Abilene, Texas
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6134949 - 10/13/13 12:49 PM

It is on his website too,

http://asignobservatoryii.com/


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Midnight Dan
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Reged: 01/23/08

Loc: Hilton, NY, Yellow Zone (Bortl...
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: stkoepke]
      #6134961 - 10/13/13 01:00 PM

Thanks for the link!
-Dan


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hm insulators
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Reged: 01/22/07

Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6139079 - 10/15/13 01:35 PM

Gee, Barry, all your observatory needs is a baby-grand piano and a '57 Cadillac with dual AC and polarized sunshades and it'll be perfect!

Seriously, enjoyed the link and thank you!


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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6141737 - 10/16/13 08:29 PM

Quote:

Gee, Barry, all your observatory needs is a baby-grand piano and a '57 Cadillac with dual AC and polarized sunshades and it'll be perfect!

Seriously, enjoyed the link and thank you!




ROFL!! Funniest post on this thread to date!

God bless ya mate!

Baz.


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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6178066 - 11/05/13 07:35 PM

I'm now well into the swing of using it regularly for astrophotography and have already had two groups through.

Up on the observation deck at ASIGN Observatory II, processing the data collected through the telescope over the past few nights.



Downstairs, putting the finishing touches on the astrophotograph from the previous night.



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JJK
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/28/08

Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6178249 - 11/05/13 09:42 PM

That's a great looking observatory!

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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: JJK]
      #6178539 - 11/06/13 01:21 AM

Thanks Pooh-Bah!

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6179414 - 11/06/13 02:43 PM

Your observatory is even more amazing each time we see additional photos of it. A true work of art!

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rockethead26
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6180455 - 11/07/13 07:44 AM

What an incredibly well done project. The stuff of dreams!

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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: rockethead26]
      #6183930 - 11/09/13 12:30 AM

Thanks guys. Here's a video walk-through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_ofhg7ERI


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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6267888 - 12/23/13 03:23 AM

WOOT! With the sale of all the photography gear, the EQ8 has now been bought and installed! The new RC12 Carbon fibre truss telescope arrives late Jan to mid Feb.







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shawnhar
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Reged: 06/25/10

Loc: Knoxville, TN
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6268482 - 12/23/13 12:36 PM

Holy freakin wow....just wow...


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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: shawnhar]
      #6363087 - 02/07/14 10:46 PM

After many months of research and selling nearly everything that is near and dear to me, I finally drove to Sydney today to pick up a shiny new GSO RC12 inch Truss telescope. Let the steep learning curve begin!

First cut


OOOH SHINYYYY!


Careful... don't tear the wrapping paper!


Back-heavy this one.


Balancing.


First light at the Moon.


Pointing at Jupiter.


Southern Cross and Pointers out the window...doesn't get much better than this!


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crazyqban
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/16/08

Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6363408 - 02/08/14 06:30 AM

I just checked out this entire thred, JOB WELL DONE!!!! I love it, enjoy.

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tim57064
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: bloodhound31]
      #6363554 - 02/08/14 09:14 AM

Okay Baz,Now that scope really puts the icing on the cake. Kudos to you.Fantastic job.

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Midnight Dan
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Reged: 01/23/08

Loc: Hilton, NY, Yellow Zone (Bortl...
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: tim57064]
      #6363688 - 02/08/14 10:15 AM

That scope & mount setup is a beaut!

-Dan


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CMacD
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Reged: 01/23/12

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6366959 - 02/09/14 07:28 PM

Truly wonderful. Enjoy.

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hm insulators
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Reged: 01/22/07

Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! new [Re: CMacD]
      #6370245 - 02/11/14 11:14 AM

The new telescope looks back-wrenching as well as back-heavy!

Seriously, that is really a gorgeous telescope. And you didn't have any clouds, either! You'll have to call the manufacturer and tell them they forgot to ship the clouds in the package.


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Starman27
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Reged: 01/29/06

Loc: Illinois, Iowa
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! [Re: hm insulators]
      #6371798 - 02/12/14 08:34 AM

Great work! You now have your dream kit in a wonderful observatory. You worked hard, made tough choices now enjoy.

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bloodhound31
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Reged: 03/01/07

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!! [Re: Starman27]
      #6373679 - 02/13/14 07:34 AM

Cheers all!

Can you believe this? I sold all my pro photography gear to buy all this, then I had to get a pro photographer in to take these photos for my website and Facebook group.... go figure...





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