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#1 Emanuele

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:18 PM

I hope this is the right forum to post pictures of my C9.25, courtesy of Pstarr!! WOOWOOOOO :ubetcha:

Few boxes...

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#2 Emanuele

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:19 PM

another one

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:20 PM

last one for now

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:16 PM

congrats on the new scope, emanuele, it looks great!!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:50 PM

Yippeeeee !
I love to see pics of new scopes.
Congratulations!
Let us know how your "first night" goes.


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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:28 PM

Very Nice.

#7 Emanuele

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:55 PM

Thanks guys! :D

I'll post some pictures tomorrow..when I will mount it on the G-11

Of course, tonight it rained!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:49 PM

Nice scope. Is that the carbon fiber variety of tube?

#9 Emanuele

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:53 PM

Yup it is Dee! :) It looks awesome really! And it is quite big and heavy too! I actually was expecting something smaller! :D

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:56 PM

Big is good! :)

#11 Emanuele

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:59 PM

Ya, it is! Will have some pics tomorrow with the scope on the mount!

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:05 AM

Congrats Emanuele and enjoy!

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:07 AM

Thanks Joel! :)

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:17 AM

It is a great choice for a scope! Congrats!

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 05:33 AM

have fun with the scope :yay:

#16 Emanuele

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:47 AM

Thanks guys...very appreciated!

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:15 PM

very cool, you probably expected it to rain though :lol:

#18 Emanuele

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:37 PM

I do not know what SOL means...

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:52 PM

is that nice hard dew shield & cap on the sofa?

you may not like storing it but they really suce a scope up..and with some top rails, may be they only way to go ..

look forward to a pic of the whole thing set up.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:43 PM

here I am guys! Took a few pictures of the whole setup, and let me say that it requires some time! At least 15-20 minutes.

Southmike, yes it is a hard dew shield: what do you mean by top rails?

first pic!

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:44 PM

here's another, pointing at polaris...

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:45 PM

final one... Gemini connected to TheSky6...

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:03 PM

nice looking scope even has the xlt...

when I started adding on to my Lx200.. I added a counterweight and top rail with a guide scope..
the rail is just a dovetailed aluminum bar that holds the rings for piggy backing the guide scope....
But they made the diameter of the tube larger so the orion flex shield wont fit now...So I cured it with a nice big blue hard shield. I suppose i could cut it ..but then it would have to be re-stitched ....

you can see it here Mine is the forth one on this page

same thing with the 10"

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:34 PM

ohh I see what you are saying! Yeah I could do the same thing with my little Megrez, although I really am not sure if I will in the next few months. I've to buy some accessories still and adding this too, it would become a lot of money :D

One more thing, even: since every time I use the scope I have to pack it back up, adding a rail on top and counterweight on the bottom, will not allow me to store inside the celestron case it came in, no?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:42 PM

yes and no..the thing to look for is a rail that has a sliding ring mount...then you just slide the guide scope off.and the rail will fit in the case..same thing with the bottom weights. money wise it is around 225+/- for a rail and rings, and a counterweight to off set it. Something to consider down the line. The ring setup on that scope was an entry level set . they work great but don't slide off, which means the whole deal has to come off for storage..not ideal, that is why I switched to the dovetail style...also you probably wont want clamshell rings as they wont adjust if you need to align the guide scope, to the main scope.

I had to delete the other pic ,as I didn't have it scaled right. the one in the link is better
but still pretty grainy. Personally I like ADM telescope rings..They are super stable ,and a lot less then the losmandy.


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