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rockstarbill
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #5982406 - 07/21/13 03:39 AM

Here is my NexStar 8SE on its new mount!

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rockstarbill
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #5982410 - 07/21/13 04:24 AM Attachment (209 downloads)

Here is my NexStar 8SE mounted on a shiny new AVX. Ignore the deck, I need to re-stain it.

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DaveG
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #6024075 - 08/13/13 10:15 PM Attachment (167 downloads)

My new Nexstar 8SE.

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Tel
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: DaveG]
      #6024424 - 08/14/13 02:53 AM

Classic "set-ups" !

(Don't worry about the state of the deck, 'Bill, ... nobody sees it in the dark) !

Best regards,
Tel


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Eddgie
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: astroman68]
      #6084693 - 09/16/13 08:34 PM Attachment (170 downloads)

8SE mount with 1/8th wall aluminum leg mod

EdgeHD 8"

Baader 10mm SCT to T2 adapter

Baader T2 Prism

Mark V Binoviewer

24/68 ES eyepieces.

37 Lbs, ready to rock.


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jhirsch
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6084778 - 09/16/13 09:16 PM

Nice Legs Eddgie

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Eddgie
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: jhirsch]
      #6085498 - 09/17/13 08:50 AM

Thanks.

$30.

I posted a thread a couple of days where I detailed this very easy and inexpensive mod with locally sourced materials.


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TeamHawkins
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Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: astroman68]
      #6122836 - 10/07/13 03:58 PM



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oliverschurer
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: TeamHawkins]
      #6301848 - 01/09/14 11:34 AM Attachment (99 downloads)

After having looked at all of these photos many times, my strictly visual set up is now complete (I think)- one trip out to the deck. Any comments or suggestions for improvements are very welcome.

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hopskipson
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: oliverschurer]
      #6302899 - 01/09/14 07:57 PM

That is a thing of beauty and simplicity. Clear skies!

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tplat
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: DaveG]
      #6305381 - 01/11/14 01:46 AM

How well does that jump starter work as a power pack for your telescope?

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jag767
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: tplat]
      #6312352 - 01/14/14 01:47 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

New grab and go:

Skyprodigy mount head, cg5 tripod, 65mm barska Magnus


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svrider1000
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: jag767]
      #6312379 - 01/14/14 02:00 PM

Very Nice setup. How do you like the Barska?

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jag767
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: svrider1000]
      #6312426 - 01/14/14 02:23 PM

Quote:

Very Nice setup. How do you like the Barska?




From the factory it needs work. Mine has been flocked, painted, new gso dual speed custom fitted, and refinished to polished aluminum. That being said, the optics are excellent, and very much warranted the 20+ hours I have invested in it. I wouldn't trade mine for the world!


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Doug Culbertson
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: jag767]
      #6313897 - 01/15/14 08:58 AM

CPC800 with first light for Mallincam Junior Pro.



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mylatestwhim
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Reged: 01/14/14

Loc: Cheshire - UK
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: oliverschurer]
      #6317055 - 01/16/14 05:50 PM

Quote:

After having looked at all of these photos many times, my strictly visual set up is now complete (I think)- one trip out to the deck. Any comments or suggestions for improvements are very welcome.




That's a well kitted out 8se. Do you find that you use all 3 finders? I was thinking of sticking a red dot, glp and scope on mine but wasn't sure?

Are you happy with the feather touch also? Good mod or waste of money?

Looking good anyway. I will put mine up next time it's set up.

Great thread, I joined because of the nexstar section. I love my 8se


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oliverschurer
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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mylatestwhim]
      #6317678 - 01/16/14 11:40 PM

Thank you. I wouldn't be without a Telrad on any scope I don't think. The RACI is nice to have for the 9x view. The GLP is really just for fun.

The Feathertouch is a very nice upgrade, but not necessary at all.

Thanks - yes, please post a photo of your setup when you can.


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mylatestwhim
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Reged: 01/14/14

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Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: oliverschurer]
      #6317831 - 01/17/14 02:50 AM

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Thank you. I wouldn't be without a Telrad on any scope I don't think. The RACI is nice to have for the 9x view. The GLP is really just for fun.

The Feathertouch is a very nice upgrade, but not necessary at all.

Thanks - yes, please post a photo of your setup when you can.




Thanks for the reply Oliver. I've just bought a baader sky surfer V so that kind of negates the telrad. When it arrives I'll see where I can sneak a GLP. Like you say, good fun especially when showing people

I'll upload ASAP. Mines like yours but with less stuff


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mylatestwhim
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Reged: 01/14/14

Loc: Cheshire - UK
Re: Show off your NexStar new [Re: mylatestwhim]
      #6324522 - 01/20/14 04:27 PM

Greetings from the UK! Here's my 8SE.

Bought it from classifieds in virtually unused condition 3 weeks ago with the celestron EP kit, dew shield and padded case. The weather hasn't been too kind since then so I've been tinkering to pass the time. Yes, I'm a tinkerer :-/

Upgraded bits can be seen but mainly 2" WO carbon diagonal, baader 2" quicklock, baader 8-24 zoom mk3, 32mm panaview, baader sky surfer V, bobs knobs, JMI hand control bracket, DIY dew controller & dew straps from a small uk company.

A few eyepieces and filters and bits too which I'm going to slowly add to when I've used it a little more. I'd like to add a GLP at some stage but I can't work out which one or where to locate it so I've parked that idea for now. I won't be using it for imaging obviously so it's strictly a visual instrument that needs to be portable. (The sticker is just for fun and adds little to its performance :-P)

Latest edition is the DIY focuser that I made today from a redundant camera adaptor. Yet to try it but hopefully it will help fine focusing.

I live in a town with quite a bit of light pollution but I'm putting this together mainly for use at my fathers house in a very remote area where the skies are magnificent. I can't wait to get it up there soon..

This is my second proper scope (had 8" orion dob before) and I'm very happy with it so far. I've loved reading this thread for inspiration and I'll keep popping back :-)

Sorry for the life story!

All the best,

Andy















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Starry Jan
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Reged: 01/12/13

Loc: Pennsylvania
Re: Show off your NexStar [Re: astroman68]
      #6349237 - 02/01/14 01:48 PM

I love this thread, even though it's really old. Some of the best ideas are the cheapest! Velcro for a red flashlight, and the Wing Thing! The next thing I am considering is upgrading to a 2" diagonal. Since I have lots of great 1.25" eyepieces, will the upgrade be worth it? I have a Celestron NexStar 8SE.

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