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Midnight Dan
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #5821896 - 04/25/13 11:55 AM

Wow! Great job, and excellent craftsmanship!

-Dan


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rick rian
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5828218 - 04/28/13 12:14 PM

Great work, Jim!

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TmaninTn
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: rick rian]
      #5831520 - 04/30/13 02:55 AM Attachment (159 downloads)

The new 8se OTA, "Stella", on my original 6se mount, for her maiden voyage around Saturn.

I was having too much fun looking through it to get a good video cap, but I am impressed with the difference between the 6 and the 8.


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donnie3
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #5842275 - 05/05/13 07:14 PM Attachment (116 downloads)

my two

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donnie3
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #5842280 - 05/05/13 07:16 PM Attachment (111 downloads)

the other

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donnie3
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #5842282 - 05/05/13 07:18 PM

lazy mans way to observe. when you reach the upper age, setting down is more desirable.

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Midnight Dan
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: donnie3]
      #5842287 - 05/05/13 07:24 PM

Nice!

Actually, sitting down is always more desirable regardless of age. When you have the time to spend to study an object, you'll see more. Sitting in a comfortable chair means you're more likely to hang out longer and spend that needed time.

-Dan


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jhirsch
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: UncleMossy]
      #5842478 - 05/05/13 09:19 PM

Quote:

I've also done some modifications to the stock SE mount.
By removing the battery compartment and moving the control circuit board to beside the arm I gained 2" of clearance to accommodate my new 2" diagonal and visual back.
Constructed of 1/4 inch plywood and some 3/4 x 3 pine, closed cell weather strip under the plate and finished with truckbed liner applied with a shop towel.
I'm very pleased with the results.

I plan on doing a separate post about this modification.




Jim that's one heck of a mod. Celestron could learn a thing or two from you. Very nice. I'm looking forward to your write up on the mod


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Unidentified130
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Starlighter]
      #5891394 - 05/29/13 09:33 PM Attachment (129 downloads)

My Nexstar 8SE

Edited by Unidentified130 (05/29/13 09:37 PM)


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Unidentified130
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Unidentified130]
      #5891399 - 05/29/13 09:38 PM Attachment (87 downloads)

Another View

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cassini12
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Unidentified130]
      #5894148 - 05/31/13 12:03 PM

wow i didnt realize the 8SE would fit on the same tripod as the 6SE... How do you buy just the 8SE OTA? i badly want the 8SE...Thanks

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ben2112
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: cassini12]
      #5897483 - 06/02/13 09:42 AM

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wow i didnt realize the 8SE would fit on the same tripod as the 6SE... How do you buy just the 8SE OTA? i badly want the 8SE...Thanks




You can either find one for sale or you can by a C8 OTA new. Just make sure it has the Vixen V mount/CG-5 dovetail.


As for my scope..



Got to love that street light across the road and my neighbor's porch light.


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svrider1000
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: cassini12]
      #5897543 - 06/02/13 10:21 AM

I got both my C6/6SE and C8/8SE OTAs from here in the Cloudy Nights Classified section for around $300 each. Just make sure the person has been around awhile or has good feed back but so far I have not gotten scammed on there yet. I actually have a CG5 mount I use them on and a GT mount I use for the 6SE for grab and go.

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Smittty692k4
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: svrider1000]
      #5918485 - 06/13/13 10:21 AM Attachment (97 downloads)

Here is mine with the ASI120MC attached.

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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #5918603 - 06/13/13 11:55 AM

Congrats on a really nice set up Matt.

Good luck with the A.P.

Regards. Peter.


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John59
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #5942944 - 06/27/13 11:25 AM Attachment (117 downloads)

Finally got my new NexStar 8SE set up to the configuration I wanted.
Here is the list:
SCOPE-NexStar 8SE
DEW SHIELD-Astrozap for the 8SE
FINDER SCOPE-Orion EZ finder Deluxe II
DIAGONAL-Orion Flip Mirror
EYEPIECE-20mm Eyepiece set par-focal with video cameras.
CAMERA-(in this photo) StellaCam III
DISPLAY-Orion Mini-DVR
VIBRATION PADS-Celestron
POWER SOURCE-Sears 22AH battery tank

The telescope is excellent and does really well with video cameras. This is quickly becoming my favorite set up.

Clear Skies to all!


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: John59]
      #5958630 - 07/07/13 09:29 AM

John - Nice setup! Tony

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Smittty692k4
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5968411 - 07/13/13 01:19 AM Attachment (105 downloads)

Got the CPC Tripod in the other day. Finally got to try it out tonight. I gotta say, its very heavy. Very nice too.

Also, I installed Bob's knobs as well. I like how they stand out on the secondary.


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TmaninTn
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #5968449 - 07/13/13 02:02 AM

I see you have the ASI 120 box there too...how goes it with the little red giant? I'm still trying to get a handle on it. The learning curve from wxastrocapture/neximage to firecapture/ASI is steep. I have a lot of work to do. If you feel daring, start a thread for us to soak in your success.

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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: TmaninTn]
      #5968573 - 07/13/13 06:29 AM

Good idea on the camera thread. That device appears to have just the right price/performance features for the SE series of scopes.

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