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#26 nreid

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 08:32 PM

Don't worry about the telrad. It stays put I just seem to catch the base on something everytime I put it up for the night.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:59 PM

Run, about your Telrad tape problem: Here was my solution.

You can read about it in my post. here
Velcro Rocks for these solutions. I always liked realigning my Telrad anyways any time i take it off the base.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:39 PM

David,

Great solution, thanks for sharing it. I havent gotten the time to get the goo gone stuff to remove the excess tape yet, its on the list of things to do though and now so is some of those straps.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:40 PM

Alright everyone, I think we should give this thread another shot.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:52 PM

I've made THIS thread "Sticky" so as not to lose the continuity of a thread that was already started. SO, sorry for any confusion, but let's post our pictures of our setup HERE>>>

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:03 PM

Here is my CPC 800 XLT About 2 hours before a star hopping session with friends.

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CPC 800 XLT
Heated Dew Shield
Kenrick Heat Controller
Telrad
Power TanK 17
IBM Think Pad w/ Starry Night Pro 5.1
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This Scope...

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God I love this Hobby!!!!

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:31 PM

I've had a Rigel attached to my C8 with plain ol' electricians tape for two months now. It's not rock solid but when I do my polar alignment I simply adjust the rigel a tad once the scope is centered and it doesn't give me any trouble.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:43 PM

Here's a pic of the business end of my Super C8+. You can see the homemade bracket for my laser and tape attached Rigel. Good thing it's dark at Starparties!

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:44 PM

Here's one with the laser attached. 10 mW to point the way!

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 06:50 PM

Howdy all;

I am just getting the NS8 GPS set up in my observatory, so I will post it later. Here is my 11 incher that I take to dark skies. Often it has the Orion 100mm f/6 refractor piggybacked. I have an Orion red dot finder, Starizona landing pad and eyepiece tray and weight system.

Lots of fun;
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:57 PM

The Orion ED80 has since been sold, soon to be replaced with a William Optics ZenithStar 66mm APO. Its space is now occupied with a Canon Digital Rebel (mere mortal, not XT) and a 75-300mm zoom lens on the Losmandy dovetail mount thingy.

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Also my new garage isn't quite as messy.
And it's in Arizona versus Pennsylvania.
And it's ~70F here today.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:17 PM

Hi everyone,
Here are some pictures of my CPC 800 GPS XLT. Including orion ez finder II, celestron dew shield, william optics 2" 97% reflectivity diagonal, and William Optics 40mm SWAN eyepiece(just arrived today).

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:21 PM

and another picture of the rear cell...

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:25 PM

...and here are my newest toys: Wiliiam Optics 2" 97% reflectivity diagonal and William Optics SWAN 40mm 2" eyepiece, my first 2 inch eyepiece! :jump:

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:18 PM

Nice scopes guys and uh matt do you sleep with your scope or do you just like keeping it close to ya when your taking a snooze :lol:

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:58 PM

Haha Preston, Yes I agree that it is strange to have the scope in my bedroom. I actually only have it in my bedroom because of the really cold and cloudy weather we've been having. And it's not all that popular with the rest of the family when its in the living room...I'll have to get them hooked on astronomy then I can keep it wherever I want!
And plus, it would probably hog all the covers.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:18 AM

Matt,
Wives hate telescopes, espically ones that don't look good next to the China cabinent :lol: My wife didn't like my old 10in f/6 dob that I kept next to the TV in the family room. She kept telling me to move it to the back bedroom and I told her that Mars was at opposition (this was in 2003) and that I would be going out that night to look at it, and I didn't want to try and bring the scope through the hallway. Well my wife is a sharp lady and when Mars starting getting smaller after opposition she tried again, so my reply was, "but honey Saturn starting to come up and by midnight is going to be well placed for viewing." Eventually I sold the dob :lol: On the other hand the wife doesn't mind the LX200 too much, since it looks like a telescope and not a cannon :lol:
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:18 AM

Matt,
Wives hate telescopes, espically ones that don't look good next to the China cabinent :lol: My wife didn't like my old 10in f/6 dob that I kept next to the TV in the family room. She kept telling me to move it to the back bedroom and I told her that Mars was at opposition (this was in 2003) and that I would be going out that night to look at it, and I didn't want to try and bring the scope through the hallway. Well my wife is a sharp lady and when Mars starting getting smaller after opposition she tried again, so my reply was, "but honey Saturn starting to come up and by midnight is going to be well placed for viewing." Eventually I sold the dob :lol: On the other hand the wife doesn't mind the LX200 too much, since it looks like a telescope and not a cannon :lol:

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:06 PM

Preston,
I can definitely relate to that! It started getting too hard to come up with good excuses so I was eventually forced to move it. But once the snow starts to melt and spring arrives, you can be sure the scope will be back downstairs need the door once again!

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:34 PM

I keep mine in the living room (CPC 800). My says that we can call it "art"! :roflmao:

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:18 PM

Well, I know its not a CPC/GPS rig, but it is a Celestron and this is the closest forum to post it on. Plus, I think it is sweet!
C.925 on a CGE with a WO FLT110 guidescope. :bow:

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 09:34 AM

VERY nice!

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:35 AM

Very nice setup!
I think this thread should be open to any other Celestron owners that want to post their setup photos, not just CPC/GPS.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:52 PM

Awesome setup!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:18 PM

WOW Luke, that is just superb! The 9.25 for long focal lengths and the FLT110 for short - what a combo!! Also, from what I hear, the CGE tracks really well for it's price class. I think you've got an excellent setup there.

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