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#76 ace50252

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:56 PM

The GPS doesn't take long to input the info maybe 5 - 10 sec. I have 2 of them and need to move one. I received my ASGT 9.25" scope with one and before I bought it I had bought a BNIB 6 months prior to this.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 07:13 PM

How did you mount the GPS to your 6 SE? Does it need to be on top in order to receive the proper signal?

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:32 PM

No it does not need to be on top. I used the 8SE bracket and siliconed (automotive) it to the OTA. The 8SE has holes for the bracket and the 6SE doesn"t.
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:34 PM

I had to add a finder scope. You know how it is. You can never let anything remain untouched. I bought an 8x50 by Lumicon that has right image. I stuck the red dot on the other side using double-stick tape. I figured it would be convenient to still have it.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:57 PM

Looks great starlighter!!!

I don't blame you for wanting to leave the RDF on the scope. I did the same to mine. I use it alot because I can use it with 2 eyes when aligning the scope. If you use just the RAF you could run into problems on trying to get your scope aligned quickly. But have both type of finder is even better than just 1.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:27 PM

The only problem is it's getting heavier and not as easy to carry.

Lumicon no longer makes that particular finder. They replaced it with a newer model that has a shorter dew shield that's all black. I picked this one up for a reasonable discount. The problem was finding proper screws to mount the bracket. Fortunately, my scope store dug into their inventory of parts and found me two black hexagonal screws that were just long enough and the correct thread size to work.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:06 AM

Here's my 6SE, with PMF (peg micro focuser) and cardboard dew shield. I would get a wing thing but they're not easy to come by in the UK so I've stuck (pun intended) with velcro pads, which work surprisingly well.
The 7mm Pentax XL EP is my favourite when viewing the Moon and Planets. Wish I could afford more of them...

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:35 AM

Ok, so here is the picture this time ...

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:52 AM

Have you tried in the scope setup menu? It is supposed to "safeguard aganst the scope slewing more than 360 deg in azimuth". I missed this at first as the default setting is OFF when in altazimuth alignment mode. Sorry for the delay in posting, I've just been browsing this thread.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:53 AM

Looking good, Hugh. It looks like you've got a nice place to observe there, too. Nice eyepiece!

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:50 AM

Thanks Brian,

My garden faces S and there's not too much light pollution so it's ok for a grab and go session. I have to go a mile or so to get a good dark site though...

I was showing off my favourite ep, it works well on the moon and planets and is about the right mag for the conditions most of the time.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:17 AM

You can do almost anything using velcro.

Nice setup. I like your dew shield. It looks a lot better than mine.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 02:16 PM

Yup, velcro is great if you can't get a wing thing. The dew shield looks ok but won't last I'm afraid, the cardboard and duct tape are already showing signs of wear...

I can see me buying a heated dew shield soon.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

How do you get all that good stuff to clear the mount?
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:14 AM

If you're interested Hugh, Seeview Observatory (Cambs.) sell an equivalent to the "Wing Thing".

Here's the link :
www.seeviewo.org/

Take a look under miscellaneous accessories (part number ML 1051), they might have just what you want.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Tel,

Now I'll have to work out how badly I want one...
Cheers
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:59 PM

I'd stick with the velcro and save the money towards buying a Nagler.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:18 PM

nextstar5...
but I slod it to Hammerhead

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:04 PM

This is my nexstar 8i with the moon to the bottom.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:04 PM

mine

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

mine 2

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 01:41 PM

I'd stick with the velcro and save the money towards buying a Nagler.


I like your thinking Starlighter - actually, I am probably going to build my own heaters, should be fun!

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

Please let us know how they work out.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:52 AM

Will do Starlighter

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:48 PM



My 114 GT small but noble.. :bow:

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