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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: andysea]
      #6161683 - 10/28/13 12:16 AM

90 mm? Dangerous looking item, for sure.

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Dragonwatcher
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: andysea]
      #6161761 - 10/28/13 01:34 AM

Pretty scope Stacy. Reminds me of the WO 98 FLT that I wish I had never sold. It had the same black carbon fiber body look but some red/pink color rings. My current 105mm triplet probably looks close to your new "baby". I am partial to carbon fiber aesthetics.

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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #6161777 - 10/28/13 01:52 AM Attachment (8 downloads)

I actually got this thing out for first light tonight!

This is a big improvement over my SV80ED. Storybook views even in my LP skies! Can't wait to get it somewhere dark and perched on the SCT. I wouldn't think a 90 would be a big deal over the 80, but I guess every little bit helps. I suppose I will be letting the 80 go... That will be tough. It's such a nice little scope.. Never hurt anybody.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6161781 - 10/28/13 01:58 AM Attachment (8 downloads)

BTW, it's a SVR90T-25SV otherwise known as: Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO Triplet with 2.5 focuser.

Came with a SV 2" dielectric diagonal and a UM2A - M2 mount, column and tripod with tray. Great deal from a CN lurker.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: andysea]
      #6161823 - 10/28/13 03:06 AM

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Very nice Stacy! I hope you bring it with you the at the next outing so that i can look through it:)

Andy




Absolutely!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6161880 - 10/28/13 05:22 AM

Great addition Stacy!! Can't wait to get a peek through it!!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6162216 - 10/28/13 10:40 AM

Stacy, that is indeed a beauty! Congratulations!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6162290 - 10/28/13 11:24 AM

I was really salivating over the Raptors when searching for Punk's replacement. I think you're going to like it a lot!

Yesterday Anne & I drove up to Suntop, or at least almost to Suntop. The Ranger's report that the road was open was exaggerated. It was open as far as the last gate, maybe 3/4 mi. before the tippy top. We didn't walk the rest of the way so I can't tell you about the final leg of road or the site itself. I can report though, that the road as far as we went is better than I expected. There were a few potholes and some stretches of minor washboard, but it would have been easy in a passenger car. The top is about 7 mi. from the highway. I averaged 20-25 mph.

I'll be checking that site out for sure next summer.

We had lunch at the saddle just before the final gate. Lots of mushrooms and, in one place, a lot of blue grouse feathers. A bit of snow on the ground.

Edit: Stacy, what's the focal ratio on the new scope? What's the max FOV a guy can get with it. (On my NP 101, it's f/5.4, with 4.9* FOV with my Pan 41.)

Edited by Spaced (10/28/13 03:50 PM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6163249 - 10/28/13 08:01 PM

Congratulations Stacy. You beat me to it! From all accounts, the SV90T is great optically.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6163308 - 10/28/13 08:42 PM

Nice scope Stacy!

So I went to Rattlesnake Lake last night - 95% cloud cover.

I went home and set up on my back deck, and let my 10" cool for an hour or so. I was treated to the absolute worst seeing I've ever seen! I wonder if tonight could be any better? I'll probably use my refractor if the seeing is as bad


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: SteveG]
      #6163361 - 10/28/13 09:09 PM

I'm going out again after the game. I love this new scope. It's my first "real" apo and I must say there does seem to be something special about it. I had a Genesis once but it was so nice I hesitated to use it. I was planing on selling the mount, but I am REALLY enjoying that as well. It goes really high and is quite smooth and stable. Hmmm what to do...

For the most part this will rest piggyback on the SCT, but with this mount, the grab-n-go is becoming a real pleasure....

Need to go somewhere dark. Unfortunately the weekend doesn't look promising.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6163391 - 10/28/13 09:28 PM

Quote:

Spaced Said:
Edit: Stacy, what's the focal ratio on the new scope? What's the max FOV a guy can get with it. (On my NP 101, it's f/5.4, with 4.9* FOV with my Pan 41.)




It's an f7 so with my 41 Pan I get 4.2* and 15X. Pop in the Terminagler and I get 3.8* at 20X. Not too shabby.

I am going to find some warm clothes because I NEED to do some observing this winter. Hopefully we can all get together one of these weekends.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6163539 - 10/28/13 10:42 PM

Man.... is it ever cold tonight in winthrop. I got layed off so I'm making the best of it.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6163666 - 10/28/13 11:27 PM

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Man.... is it ever cold tonight in winthrop. I got layed off so I'm making the best of it.




Laid off!!!? That sucks. Freeze/frost warning everywhere. Cover your faucets!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6163794 - 10/29/13 12:36 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Man.... is it ever cold tonight in winthrop. I got layed off so I'm making the best of it.




Laid off!!!? That sucks. !




Well not so much since I'm getting the SII for my NGC1499. Image. What sucks is I left my brodband card at home so the only net connection is this phone of mine


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6164295 - 10/29/13 10:24 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Here are a few pix I took at Mt Rainier (Paradise visitor center parking lot) on Saturday Oct. 25

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: seawolfe]
      #6164302 - 10/29/13 10:27 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

Here's another from Saturday night. This one is Mt Rainier at sunset.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: seawolfe]
      #6164303 - 10/29/13 10:28 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

This one is of the waning Moon and the first time I used my prime focus on my 8 inch SCT. Just used a button for one or two seconds. It's a little out of focus but it's my first attempt.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: seawolfe]
      #6164307 - 10/29/13 10:29 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Here's the last one, it's also a first attempt. This one is of star trails over Mt. Rainier. I set it for bulb, tungsten, ISO 800 and shot for about 5 minutes.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 [Re: seawolfe]
      #6164316 - 10/29/13 10:38 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

Here's a couple more pix. These were taken using my Canon T3 on a piggyback mount on my 8 inch SCT. The first is of Andromeda and the exposure was 152 seconds.

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