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powerstroke01
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Reged: 06/19/07

Loc: Western Sierra Nevada Foothill...
6wks of bad weather for me. new
      #5691429 - 02/20/13 05:57 PM

My AT10RCCF just arived today. Im a happy camper. Well except for the cloudy sky's... Which im sure will last for weeks now.
Im waiting on my new rings for my guide scope and a dew shield and a few other things. Cant wait to get out and do some imaging.



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powerstroke01
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Reged: 06/19/07

Loc: Western Sierra Nevada Foothill...
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5691753 - 02/20/13 08:57 PM

Woah. It might clear up tonight. But i dont have all my parts.

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rigel123
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Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5691827 - 02/20/13 09:58 PM

Nice looking setup!

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powerstroke01
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Reged: 06/19/07

Loc: Western Sierra Nevada Foothill...
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: rigel123]
      #5691856 - 02/20/13 10:17 PM

Quote:

Nice looking setup!



Thanks. I got a break in the clouds so i went out and tried to align...


Then it got cloudy again.

But i did get it focused on the moon for a bit.

Sooooo happy.


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pfile
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Reged: 06/14/09

Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5691867 - 02/20/13 10:25 PM

is that all the counterweights? that thing must be really light compared to the metal one.

i could never get round stars with my AT10RC and G11, even with an OAG, so it will be interesting to see what you get with your hypertuned G11.


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powerstroke01
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Reged: 06/19/07

Loc: Western Sierra Nevada Foothill...
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: pfile]
      #5691878 - 02/20/13 10:31 PM

Quote:

is that all the counterweights? that thing must be really light compared to the metal one.

i could never get round stars with my AT10RC and G11, even with an OAG, so it will be interesting to see what you get with your hypertuned G11.


No theres a 20lb weight below that one. Just not in the picture. I have successfully imaged at 2500mm with my G11 at f/10. Not only is it hypertuned but its got an Ovision worm. And im working on maybe buying pempro to train the pec. Though im not sure i need it.
My guidescope is an Orion ST80 with an ssag..


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powerstroke01
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Reged: 06/19/07

Loc: Western Sierra Nevada Foothill...
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5693966 - 02/22/13 03:03 AM

After getting the guide rings and scope attached.
Also noticed the collimation was off.



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Illinois
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Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5694134 - 02/22/13 07:51 AM

VERY NICE! Hope clear night soon!

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powerstroke01
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Reged: 06/19/07

Loc: Western Sierra Nevada Foothill...
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: Illinois]
      #5694256 - 02/22/13 09:22 AM

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VERY NICE! Hope clear night soon!


Thanks! I actually had a few hrs last night to check collimation. And of course it was off. So i screwed around twith that for a while. I think its perfect now. But I need a really clear night to check it.

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Jeff Smith
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Reged: 04/06/10

Loc: Chicago
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5694347 - 02/22/13 10:02 AM

Patience! LOL
I just got a new OTA that I am dying to try out but the weather here is terrible. We just got another 4 inches of snow last night....


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Starman27Moderator
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Reged: 01/29/06

Loc: Illinois, Iowa
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: Jeff Smith]
      #5695102 - 02/22/13 04:29 PM

You are putting the time to good use. One more week to meteorological Spring!

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shiner
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Reged: 11/04/11

Loc: England
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: Starman27]
      #5696499 - 02/23/13 12:18 PM

Something to do with RC scopes clearly.....!
In UK been cloudy since beginning of December - the worst winter ever here. We are calling the last 18 months our "18 month winter". Been a few hour long patches of clear but not worth setting up imaging rig.
Desperate to test my RC collimation which is out...


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Adacas
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Reged: 06/02/11

Loc: Abbotsford BC
Re: 6wks of bad weather for me. new [Re: shiner]
      #5701510 - 02/26/13 11:57 AM

Two things I love...telescopes and motorcycles. Try living on the west coast


So I took up diving in the tropics.


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