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#1426 Michel Trottier

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 06:21 PM

New setup for this Meade ACF 10” (upgrade from an APO 4”).

Waiting good weather for first light on night.

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#1427 Stargazer3236

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:13 PM

New setup for this Meade ACF 10” (upgrade from an APO 4”).

Waiting good weather for first light on night.

That's the kind of set up I would love to have!



#1428 terraclarke

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:34 AM

My 1977 C8:

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#1429 terraclarke

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:36 AM

Only two cats in the family currently. Here’s the other. My 1985 Questar:

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#1430 wrvond

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

My first SCT brought home this past weekend. Skies are predicted to be awesome in a couple nights!

 

8" SCT with starbright coatings, William Optics 2" dielectric mirror diagonal on a CG-5 GoTo.

 

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#1431 Ronofthedead07

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:18 PM

New-to-me 2001 C8 on an actually new AZ-EQ5. Excellent so far in the 2 clear nights we've had in the past 3 weeks...fingertap.gif

 

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#1432 Tyson M

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

Here is my dream Cat in action.  My favorite scope that I have used to date.

 

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#1433 rkelley8493

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:22 PM

Here's my LX90 10" out in action

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#1434 doug mc

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:14 PM

At last a cat that doesn't dew up.

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#1435 yellobeard

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:40 AM

What a delightful sight Terra, I especially feel a lot with that orange one, as it looks great on that nice wooden porch. But that Questar sure also is beautiful in his (or her) own right!

 

And give my warmest regards to Orion..


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#1436 jgraham

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 08:17 PM

These vintage Astro C90's make fantastic grab'n go scopes! They work fine with their original 0.965" eyepieces, but modern UWA eyepieces via a 0.965" - 1.25" conversion diagonal are wonderful!

 

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#1437 RJF-Astro

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:11 AM

No cat but a cass. I saw earlier in this thread that they are allowed wink.gif

 

This is my latest and recent addition: a 6" RC, mostly for photography with the 0.67x reducer. Untill I got it I only had refractors. I am still working on collimation and I actually enjoy the process, in the sparse hours I get between clouds. I have not used it for any serious imaging yet, but as soon as the collimation is good enough I will. 

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#1438 terridus_capidus

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:17 AM

I think I figured out why I like Amateur Astronomy,

...the day's not over when it gets dark, again.

 

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#1439 rkelley8493

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:16 AM

New setup for this Meade ACF 10” (upgrade from an APO 4”).

Waiting good weather for first light on night.

Nice looking setup waytogo.gif  This actually gave me the idea to defork my LX90. I have the same mount [in black], and it's much more accurate & easier to align than the fork mount.


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#1440 Kunama

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:45 PM

New setup for this Meade ACF 10” (upgrade from an APO 4”).

Waiting good weather for first light on night.

Nice setup, though I am curious why you don't set up the mount in Alt-Az mode which would be ergonomically much better as the eyepiece height would be more constant and there would be no need to rotate the diagonal around.  The AZ-EQ6 in Alt-Az mode tracks beautifully and doesn't require polar alignment...... Switching between modes takes just a couple of minutes if you want to image....



#1441 GlendaleGuy

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

My vintage C8 is still doing it's job, here imaging Jupiter

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#1442 Jim Davenport

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:30 AM

Here's my "90's vintage" C-8 with 2"adapter. Mounted on a iOptron AZ pro mount.

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#1443 JimOfOakCreek

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 04:12 PM

FINALLY, a clear night coming to Oak Creek. I am so ready!!!

 

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#1444 daltons

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:52 PM

My new old scope :))

 

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#1445 jgraham

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:22 PM

I love these little C90s! ScopeStuff sells a nice 0.965" to 1.25" conversion diagonal that works very well. You can also add a Vixen style finder mount and a 3mm RACI finder to improve usability.

 

Enjoy!



#1446 Stargazer3236

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:01 AM

Here is a picture of my newly acquired Meade 2080 MCOG SCT. It is likely a 1991 model. When I got it (for free, no less), the tube was scratched and the corrector was a bit dirty, but a little elbow grease and it cleaned up nicely. I attached some dark blue adhesive carbon fiber wrap to the tube and it looks brand new. I de-forked it from the fork mount it came with, added a vixen dovetail, mounting rail to the top, a Rigel Quik finder base and a new Meade dew shield and it spiffed right up! The collimation was almost there, but needed a bit of a tweak. Focus was smooth and no image shift. I was out last night doing some EAA imaging on some galaxies in Ursa Major and looked at Jupiter as well. Here it is attached to my iOptron ZEQ25 mount in the middle of the night.

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#1447 Stargazer3236

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

Here is a pic of my Celestron Nexstar 8SE ota on my iOptron ZEQ25 mount, on a different night.

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#1448 wrvond

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:20 AM

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#1449 CeeKay

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:27 AM

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31 year old C-8 on an 11 year old AS-GT mount...

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#1450 Sammy

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:18 PM

My humble Celestron N5 OTA....

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