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Crow Haven
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/09/09

Loc: Oregon USA
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: RodgerHouTex]
      #5697064 - 02/23/13 06:16 PM

Quote:

The camera I took the above shot with is actually a USB 2.0 CMOS color camera with good enough sensitivity that I can capture at 70 fps or more. They just released a driver that can capture 640x480 at 113fps! That is a lot better than the webcam I was using that could only capture at 20fps.




Great results! Things have really come far since I last dabbled with planetary ap with a regular 35mm film camera Canon F-1 (built like a tank and weighed about as much)! Seeing your results makes me reconsider trying planetary ap again with the C-8!
---Maya


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Crow Haven
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/09/09

Loc: Oregon USA
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5700062 - 02/25/13 03:32 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Still waiting for a clear night sky...but did get the ADM Vixen saddle and installed it on my old 1985 Super Polaris mt.

Worked out great, fits perfectly, gives the old mount more ota options! The combination of the wooden legs coloration and the new C8 ota actually looks pretty nice so I thought I'd add another pic. It's ready to go!


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zjc26138
Loved By All
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5700081 - 02/25/13 03:39 PM

Great looking scope!

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Crow Haven
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/09/09

Loc: Oregon USA
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5700188 - 02/25/13 04:28 PM

Thanks! That mount still works like it was new, though it's got plenty of mileage on it from carrying the old black tube C-8 on many a observing session around the country. I love how the new C-8 SE fits it just as well.

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zjc26138
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5700306 - 02/25/13 05:48 PM

I've always heard good things about the Super Polaris mounts, I never owned though. However I did own a regular Polaris mount it was a gem to use.

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Crow Haven
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/09/09

Loc: Oregon USA
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! [Re: zjc26138]
      #5700489 - 02/25/13 08:00 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

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it was a gem to use.




Well... yeah!

Here's that old gem way back in '86 carrying the original C-8 ota and a 5.5" f/3.6 Schmidt-newt Comet Catcher (I still have). It weighed about 7 lbs. so that was the max I ever loaded it with. The Comet Catcher gave a nice wide true fov of 2.63 degrees to alternate with the C-8's. These days there's much better options and wider fov possible with some small refractors.


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Jan Owen
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Reged: 02/12/06

Loc: Sun City West, Arizona
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #6389561 - 02/21/14 09:50 PM



Enjoy!!!


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beanerds
sage


Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Darwin Australia
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: Jan Owen]
      #6389907 - 02/22/14 05:14 AM Attachment (9 downloads)

Beautiful looking scope , I am a recient convert to the joys of a good SCT having just got a nice 2nd hand C9.25 CF , lovely scope .
On the Vixen SP mounts , here is mine under my Takahashi SKY90 , an awesome partnership that works very well .
Brian.


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Crow Haven
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/09/09

Loc: Oregon USA
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: beanerds]
      #6390361 - 02/22/14 11:47 AM

Thanks for the replies Jan and Brian! Both the C-8's and SP mt. are great to use in a variety of ways.

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keyth
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Reged: 03/07/13

Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #6391767 - 02/23/14 06:44 AM

Very nice scope and I love the palms - To me that means a nice warm climate Wish I was there Very cold here

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magnus
professor emeritus


Reged: 03/17/04

Loc: Visby, Sweden
Re: Another Great Orange 8 SE OTA! new [Re: RodgerHouTex]
      #6399565 - 02/27/14 04:35 AM

Rodger!

What a relief to notice someone who has more scopes than me; so maybe Iam not as crazy as I somethimes think I am and my wife also

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