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#1426 Pilot87178d

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:13 PM

Hello all,

Tested for the first time my new Nexstar 6 SLT last night. Pretty happy with it so far. I will post a first light report if anyone is interested! Thanks

Surely...send it along!  Am considering the "6" or the "8" to add to the 5" refractor....do tell! 

Marc


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#1427 Chrispy

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:31 AM

Here is my rig.

Nexstar SLT mount with an ED80 doublet.

Heavy duty tripod with custom made connection for the SLT.

Ultra stable and a joy to use!

 

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#1428 Shawn_slt130

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:35 PM

Here's my SLT130, I have the wifi module but getting it to work reliably is still taxing. 

Saturn and Jupiter at 260x, 5mm celestron Xcel with a 2x Barlow, look amazing!

 

 

 

 

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#1429 donald41

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:21 PM

here is a photo of my 8" se. old lazy man setup.

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#1430 donald41

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:22 PM

another photo.

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#1431 LFORLEESEE

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

My Nextstar 4SE is 10 years old and still working great .

 

It's used for white light solar, spotting scope for archery with a Revolution R12 camera and a great Luna scope.

 

 

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#1432 protocol_droid

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:59 PM

This is a post-unboxing pic of my scope & initial kit when it first came home with me after my very thoughtful ladypartner conspired with the whole fam damily to pitch in for my B'day and set me loose on the astronomy store with their gift cardswhee.gif
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The 1st time I set it up out back after unboxing:
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The kit has grown a bit since then smirk.gif; I plan to post a thread on customizing the organizer shown here once I get the foam installed, etc.
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this is a very cool euro style looking backyard. nice rig to boot!

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
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#1433 thundherr

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

I also have a snap of the 6SE geared up and ready to go. This OTA can work on the other mount for imaging.

im not a fan of the small finder that came with my 8SE.   

is the larger finder on your 6SE  a celestron finder ?    

 

any feedback on what finder i should upgrade too would be appreciated.   

thank you.



#1434 thundherr

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:52 PM

My Nextstar 4SE is 10 years old and still working great .

 

It's used for white light solar, spotting scope for archery with a Revolution R12 camera and a great Luna scope.

Hello,

im interested in learning more about the attachment on to your eye piece,  it looks like binoculars.  

any feedback on how you use it and the manufacturer / model number would be appreciated.  

thank  you.



#1435 thundherr

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

nice scope !       i need to get that dew shield for my scope.   

very frustrating to think im not focusing correctly just to realize that dew has covered the front glass of my scope.  lol  



#1436 Freighter109

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:53 AM

My first telescope and I'm proud to show it off. To start, space is limited, as I live in my rv. So I went with this and have a nice small case to store everything in. I ditched the stock visual back and went with a Baader ClickLock and adapter. I'm already eyeing a Baader diagonal with another ClickLock for the eyepieces. Perhaps overkill but I'm not a fan of the tiny screws holding things in. I added the wifi module and love it so far. I have a spare iPhone and plan to use it just for the scope. The stock red dot seems extremely cheap, yet it works. I can get skyalign working just fine with it. I'm looking to replace it with a Telrad though. I considered StarSense but wanted to do it manually to begin with and honestly, I'm fine with manual. I tried to find the JMI hand control side bracket, but it seems to be sold out everywhere. So I re-purposed an old magnetic phone mount from my truck. It gave me the angle I wanted for the hand control. When the HC is on the magnet, I hang the battery from the HC slot with two command hooks. A right angle power cable keeps things out of the way. Lastly, I'm eyeing dew shields. I got the Celestron branded one, but am looking at Astrozap with a heater. I figure get one now to deal with weather conditions wherever I may go. 

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#1437 sirjab

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:08 PM

Nexstar 6SE
2 x Barlow
Flip mirror
Zwo camera ASI224
Dew shield
12 volt supply


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