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#1 jayscheuerle

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 03:43 PM

I REALLY would like some wider shots than what my NexStar 8i can pull in (even with the focal reducer and 2-10mm spacers).

What are people using to pull in wide shots?

I'm thinking of getting a Ray's Bracket adapter and a Vixen R130sf 130mm (650mm f/5) to use on my NexStar goto mount.

Ideas? images? - j

#2 greg

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:03 PM

I'm using a Celestron 102mm F/f5 as a finderscope and for low power wide angle scope for the MallinCam. With the MFR-3 and 15mm of spacers I was able to get both M81 & M82 in the same FOV with lots of room. I wished I would have removed the MFR-3 and tried it with a little most magnification.
Heres what I got:
M81 & M82

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#3 greg

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:04 PM

Same setup on M-31

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:27 PM

Hmmmm... Greg... I'd have never thought of a fast Achro!

makes sense; its not like DSO's are really bright! :lol:

now if I could only find a fast achro with lots of aperture that weights LESS than 20 pounds :lol:

so many tradeoffs in this hobby of ours, eh?

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#5 jayscheuerle

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:57 PM

Nice, Greg...

Hmmm... how about the Orion 4.5" Imaging Reflector?
450mm, f/4.... $140... 3.7 lbs..

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:22 PM

Hmmmm... Greg... I'd have never thought of a fast Achro!

makes sense; its not like DSO's are really bright! :lol:

now if I could only find a fast achro with lots of aperture that weights LESS than 20 pounds :lol:

so many tradeoffs in this hobby of ours, eh?

clear enough skies


A friend of mine uses an Orion 120mm F/5 that I believe weighs arround 11 lbs. Thats about 4 3/4" f/5 for $300.00 new and $200.00 to $250.00 Used.

Greg


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