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#51 skybsd

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:14 PM

Hey Danno,
Kindred sprits we are.,

Nice!

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#52 Fordracer1

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:57 PM

Here is my Carbon Fiber tube Nexstar 11 GPS with Starbright coatings and Hyperstar getting ready to do some imaging at a recent club star party:

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And here it is currently in the observatory on my G11 side by side with an Orion 120ST guide scope:

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#53 Danno2006

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:02 PM

Hey Danno,
Kindred sprits we are.,

Nice!

Regards,

skybsd


Thanks - much appreciated.

#54 ETXer

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:45 PM

My early 80s C8 with a Byers drive

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#55 jrcrilly

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:01 PM

Waiting for dark (C14/NJP).

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#56 jrcrilly

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

Closeup

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#57 Danno2006

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 04:53 PM

John - quite the futuristic picture.

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#58 7331Peg

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:18 AM

Not the best picture, but this is a real cat with a real dog.
The C11 is in Massachusetts now and the CGE is in Ohio. But the dog is still here, and now he's guarding a C9.25, and I'm still waiting for him to take a picture of it ..............

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#59 StarWrangler

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:59 AM

Neat setup,

Never saw a camera in front of a Cat before, How did you do it?


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#60 David Pavlich

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:07 AM

Neat setup,

Never saw a camera in front of a Cat before, How did you do it?


Alan


That's a Hyperstar lense and can be seen here. This will explain the whole thing.

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#61 StarWrangler

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:47 PM

That is cool David,

Wish I could afford one.

Doesn't it cause a bigger obstruction?


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#62 Wes James

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 03:10 PM

Beautiful dog!
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#63 David Pavlich

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 04:04 PM

That is cool David,

Wish I could afford one.

Doesn't it cause a bigger obstruction?


Alan


It does cause a larger obstruction if you're using a DSLR or CCD that is larger than the Hyperstar itself which is no larger in diameter than the secodary mirror it replaces. There's several CCD cameras out there that are the same diameter of the HS so the obstruction is no larger.

Having said that, the bit of obstruction that happens doesn't have much of an affect on image quality. If you looked on the HS page, you would have seen some images taken with a Hyperstar. Not bad!

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#64 StarWrangler

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:41 AM

Your right David,

Great photos, guess I'll have to start to save my pennies to get one.


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#65 LDb

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:31 AM

Hi

Here are some shots of my 10" LX200R (incredibly good optics too) that I posted a long while ago -- made some changes like adding wireless handbox (terrific and MUCH better), a Binoviewer, and different dewheater control but it still looks mostly like this:

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My mainstay 'scope. Love it.

Clear skies all,
Howard

#66 Al Canarelli

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:26 PM

Here is my Fastar compatible C-14 on a CI700 mount, modified with full GOTO and adjustable legs. The stock leg tubes were cut down 6 inches and the adjustable leg sections (in the tubes) have an adjustment range of 20 inches.

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#67 RobertED

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:32 PM

Great looking scope!, Al!! :waytogo:

#68 Jeff B

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:55 PM

I seem to be cat-complusive myself.

Cat number 1.

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#69 Jeff B

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:01 AM

Cat number two, the TEC 8

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#70 Jeff B

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:03 AM

Cat number 3, the TEC6

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#71 Jeff B

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:11 AM

Cat number 4, Intes MN55 with rotating rings. A sweet setup

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#72 Jeff B

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:14 AM

Cat number 5, Intes M815

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:32 PM

Hi Jeff, awesome group of cats! What model is #1, an MN-66? Here are two more pictures of my MN-56 on the CI-700 setup for imaging. I hope to get an MN-55 or MN-65 someday more suited for imaging.

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#74 Steve C.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:35 PM

New C11 on my G11.

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#75 Jeff B

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:10 PM

Josh:

Nice set up!

Actually cat number 1 is a big cat....MN86

Jeff

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