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#1726 plane48

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:38 PM

We just moved here 2 months ago today.  Adjusting to the environment here as we came from the Phoenix area.  It is delightful here for sure compared to our old place.  Just couldn't take the heat and light pollution any longer after 25 years there.  The darkness here is pretty dark and Cochise County has a light ordinance to keep the light pollution to a minimum.  

 

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#1727 Dave Bush

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:10 PM

We just moved here 2 months ago today.  Adjusting to the environment here as we came from the Phoenix area.  It is delightful here for sure compared to our old place.  Just couldn't take the heat and light pollution any longer after 25 years there.  The darkness here is pretty dark and Cochise County has a light ordinance to keep the light pollution to a minimum.  

 

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I'm about to retire soon and have considered looking for a small place or property in that area.  You mentioned the heat.  Is it cooler there than up in Phoenix?



#1728 plane48

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:43 PM

The hottest day this summer here was 98 vs endless days of 110+ in Phoenix, so yes it is way cooler.  20 degrees on average.  But the best part is the evenings cool off rapidly into the low 80's vs Phoenix staying in the high 90's overnight.   


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#1729 Dave Bush

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:56 PM

The hottest day this summer here was 98 vs endless days of 110+ in Phoenix, so yes it is way cooler.  20 degrees on average.  But the best part is the evenings cool off rapidly into the low 80's vs Phoenix staying in the high 90's overnight.   

Now that's what I'm looking for.  :-)


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#1730 amys

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 09:00 AM

My Cat:  

 

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#1731 Castor

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 12:56 PM

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That’s an awesome setup for both planetary and deep-sky observing Amy!

 

Nice to see that you have your Sphinx SXW mount back! waytogo.gif 


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#1732 amys

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 04:46 PM

That’s an awesome setup for both planetary and deep-sky observing Amy!

 

Nice to see that you have your Sphinx SXW mount back! waytogo.gif 

That's an old photo!  I use the SXP now (when I'm able to get out) but I did get the SXW back from Vixen.  They fixed the RA axis at no charge.  I'm keeping it as a backup mount.  i just wish the conditions here were more suitable for observing with the Mewlon.  The views are terrific when the skies are steady.


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#1733 payner

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 06:21 PM

Curious if your mount had to go to Japan to be repaired? If they did that out of warranty it speaks volumes. Thanks.


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#1734 amys

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 06:34 PM

Yes. Vixen Optics sent it to Japan. They didn’t charge me because it took so long to get it back to me.
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#1735 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 07:14 PM

My Orange C-8's

 

  The 1973 Sandcast on a die cast era tripod 

 

     And the college student astronomy club highly modified and deforked 1979 C-8

 

       good color for this Halloween week     just saying...

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#1736 Castor

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 10:41 PM

That's an old photo!  I use the SXP now (when I'm able to get out) but I did get the SXW back from Vixen.  They fixed the RA axis at no charge.  I'm keeping it as a backup mount.  i just wish the conditions here were more suitable for observing with the Mewlon.  The views are terrific when the skies are steady.

Amy, I’m glad that you got your mount back from Vixen and now the RA axis is fixed, it’s the kind of news that those of us who own Vixen equipment love to hear, thank you! smile.gif

 

Then I wish you clear, steady skies so you can put your excellent Mewlon to good use! wink.gif 


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#1737 Augustus

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:00 PM

1995 ETX Astro, one of my favorite scopes

 

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#1738 ALman

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:31 AM

Here is my planetary work horse. Intes Micro MN68 DX.

I love Mak-Newts. Great to see one represented here among many other great scopes.



#1739 jgraham

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

This is my recently acquired Celestron C5+. It is in absolutely perfect condition and has superb optics. At 230x the double-double showed a clean split with perfect diffraction rings and the view of the moon was picture perfect! The mount works equally well in altaz or equatorial mode. The table-top wedge fits perfectly on top of the classic Celestron locked-triangle tripod and is surprisingly robust. The simple clock drive can run for up to 50 hours on a single 9V battery. In altaz mode it rests nicely on a Meade standard field tripod.

 

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This is going to make a fantastic grab’n go scope!

 


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#1740 Jeffmar

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 05:29 PM

 

My C14 under dark skies

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#1741 Sam M

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:27 PM

My garden variety C6 on the grab and go.  Looking at the crescent moon and Venus for a break at work a couple years ago...
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#1742 Starman27

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:42 PM

My CAT in the IOWA POD.

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#1743 stevew

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 01:10 AM

My trusty C8 on a William Optics EZ Touch....

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#1744 luxo II

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 01:28 AM

Ah so elegantly simple :)



#1745 NVDW

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 04:33 AM

My 'first' scope after leaving the hobby for 25 years... fc18e395d505ac0e80e11f2fc935eafe.jpg

Verstuurd vanaf mijn MI 8 met Tapatalk
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#1746 Stricnine

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 09:39 AM

My EdgeHD 9.25" at work under skies slowly clouding over back in April.  Being a bit bored at the time with imaging about to be halted I photographed the setup with the Dallas/Ft. Worth light pollution providing the back lighting.  No attempt to get accurate color was made when processing this.

 

The Telescope

 


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#1747 NVDW

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:20 AM

I made a similar one on my first astro party in France where I felt kinda underpowered between all that hardware :)

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#1748 Jeff L

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:24 AM

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#1749 StarWolf57

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 11:32 AM

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#1750 Dave Bush

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:44 PM

Jeff, that finder, is it the StellarVue 80mm?  How do you like it?  Would you recommend it?  I'm considering one as a low power/wide field piggy-back on my EdgeHD 8.




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