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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: Madratter]
      #6039777 - 08/22/13 09:29 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

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I'm definitely happy things are looking up for you.




Thanks! I think things will be ok with it.

Does this look better to you guys? This one is extrafocal


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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6039781 - 08/22/13 09:30 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

And here's an Intrafocal shot

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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6039808 - 08/22/13 09:51 AM Attachment (7 downloads)

Couldnt do much more last night other than some star test and the Moon. Cant even fit all of the Moon vertically at prime focus. I might have a tiny bit more tweaking to do but I think I'm gonna love this RC. Now that I have an observatory it might not even come off the mount for a while!

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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6040352 - 08/22/13 03:29 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

Sharpened it up a bit. Man I'm ready to get out and do some imaging! I missed the entire last dark window building the observatory. I'm jonesin' for some real imaging and processing now!

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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6040497 - 08/22/13 05:25 PM

I've been following this thread with interest. T think this could be my next scope.

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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6045434 - 08/25/13 03:50 PM

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Quote:

I'm definitely happy things are looking up for you.




Thanks! I think things will be ok with it.

Does this look better to you guys? This one is extrafocal




Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. I was out of town without access.

This is definitely looking better. These look pretty good to me.

That said, the real test is at high magnification with a 2x Barlow and something like a 7mm eyepiece.

But the images look pretty similar and things look pretty well centered.


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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: Madratter]
      #6045508 - 08/25/13 04:49 PM Attachment (2 downloads)

A very very short test before the Moon made me pack it in Friday night. This is with the Canon T3 and cropped very slightly to 98% of the original size. Its just 4 subs of 300 seconds at ISO 800. I cant wait to really test it out. I'm hoping to get some time in on the Helix nebula next week.

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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6045658 - 08/25/13 06:12 PM

Looking good at least at this resolution. I'll look forward to seeing it with more subs.

In my experience, the critical test of optics for DSO astrophotography is on small galaxies and how much detail they reveal. There differences in FWHM will really show up.


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Re: Levenhuk carbon fiber 8" RC on the way! new [Re: Madratter]
      #6045893 - 08/25/13 08:26 PM

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A very very short test before the Moon made me pack it in Friday night.




Richard, you know you can't say that 'pack it in' anymore with that ROR!

Nice test image! Like the Luna shots too!


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