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#1951 CCD-Freak

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:32 PM

Ain't it purdy? My 'new' 8" f/6.3 Meade SSC-8...

 

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The f/6.3 SSC-8's younger sibling, the f/10 LXD75 SC8, was my first SCT and still one of my favorites. I've had good experience with both 8" and 10" f/6.3s once they have been properly collimated and I'm looking forward to seeing how the SSC-8 performs.

 

Fun stuff!

I always liked the white tube SCTs.  I  have been thinking of painting my Ultima 8 white or maybe giving it a arbon fiber wrap.

 

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#1952 jgraham

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:32 PM

The SSC-8 is very reminiscent of my LXD75 SC8. I was intrigued by the f/6.3 configuration of the SSC.

 

My first SCT...

 

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...still one of my favorites. :)

 


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#1953 Old_Man

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:31 PM

I'm a rank rookie and I"m looking at the Nextstar SLT models. 90 and 127.

 

Used, of course.


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#1954 bthrel

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:08 PM

New to me LX85 8" ACF  ... Still learning my way around it

 

 

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#1955 Stargazer3236

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:41 PM

Nice Apache cases you have there!



#1956 Cfeastside

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:56 PM

second scope, first sct, goto etc., evo 925

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#1957 Nippon

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 12:14 AM

I've wanted one of these for a long time but my Edge 8 Celestron is a very good scope. But you only live once right?

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#1958 bthrel

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:48 AM

Nice Apache cases you have there!

 

Thanks, XLarge, one for eyepieces/accessories and one for mount and counter weight ... going to do the DYI Trekpak once the pluck foam wears out..



#1959 John Carlini

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:31 PM

Another kitten... I bought this Orion 90mm f/5.6 (MAK-500) spotting scope a couple of decades ago. Maybe it should be in the classics section. In either case, it has been my lightweight, all-around travel scope for both wildlife spotting and astronomical use. I mainly use it with a solar filter for transits, eclipses and sunspot photography.

 

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#1960 Supernova74

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 02:40 PM

Hi guys this is my set up

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#1961 Jeffmar

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 12:58 PM

Getting out in the dark is a great feeling. It is always worth the travel time.

 

dark place

 


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#1962 ATY

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 11:18 AM

My GSO 10" f/12 Classical Cassegrain on Ioptron CEM60.

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#1963 jgraham

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 08:51 PM

This one was an absolute blast to put together from parts. This is a Meade 10" f/6.3 Wide Field SCT from LX200 EMC production on an LX50 mount.

 

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Very solid, super simple, and a fantastic star-hopper!

 

:)

 


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#1964 jgraham

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 10:51 AM

This is my new to me Meade 12" f/10 LX90GPS ACF...

 

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I hesitated for a long time to look for a 12" Meade because of some concerns about its weight, but curiosity finally got the better of me and I am soooo glad that it did. The weight issue wasn't nearly as bad as I feared and in fact the 12" LX90 weighs significantly less than a 10" LX200GPS, though of course the LX200GPS is built like a tank (which is a good thing). Once the collimation was zeroed in and the temperature acclimated this telescope has proven to be an absolute joy to use! I recently enjoyed the sharpest views of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars that I have seen in recent years. The only views that come close were through my Meade Mak 7 and my fond memories of my time with a classic 12.5" f/10 Newtonian.

 

AS things stand now my C11/Atlas is emerging as my planetary imaging scope, but this 12" LX90 will serve as my visual planetary and deepsky scope.

 

Wonderful!

 


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#1965 CCD-Freak

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:49 PM

This little kitten decided to take up residence at our house.  It is a cute little rascal and promises to be fun to play with. (^8

 

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#1966 Supernova74

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 02:09 AM

C5, C8, and C11

Looks more like a C14 to me looking at size comparison  



#1967 NVDW

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 01:30 PM

Bought these two this weekend....
My CAT approves as usual... 123f90173de1d8963d8f73d054257d0f.jpg2b7698af28cb7880356846b8862e4070.jpg

Verstuurd vanaf mijn MI 8 met Tapatalk
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#1968 dmdouglass

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 03:51 PM

Wow... 2 pics and 3 cats !  Impressive.


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 05:04 PM

CGX with Intel NUC Side Resize
 
My C11 with Intel NUC mounted atop. The NUC controls the mount via CPWI, controls the Moonlite focuser, and it acquires images from the finderscope and imaging camera. I can use Remote Desktop to control the system from my living room.
 
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#1970 Nippon

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:31 PM

Following Jupiter in to the daylight and trees. Here in Central Florida Jupiter is just high enough in the sky to tease you with brief moments of fine detail. Just enough to tell how good it would be if it is wasn't in this low south path 

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#1971 NVDW

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:15 PM

Following Jupiter in to the daylight and trees. Here in Central Florida Jupiter is just high enough in the sky to tease you with brief moments of fine detail. Just enough to tell how good it would be if it is wasn't in this low south path

Cats really like CAT'S :)

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#1972 Nippon

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:27 PM

Yeah that's Perky at bottom right. It's actually the tripod that seems to be the object of his affection. If the object I'm viewing begins to dance in the field it's because he is rubbing the side of his face on one of the legs.


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#1973 jgraham

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:17 PM

My new to me Astro-Tech RC8 all dressed up and ready for first-light...

 

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The weather is hot, muggy, and hazy, perfect for spending quality time getting the collimation straightened out and not worrying about trying to get any 'serious' imaging done. :)

 

 


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#1974 Peter_D

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 01:33 PM

My recently acquired de-forked Meade LX10 2080. It's mounted on an unpowered Vixen GPE.

 

Looking forward to using it primarily for planetary and lunar. It's my first 8 inch OTA - really looking forward to using it!

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#1975 luxo II

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 08:40 PM

You could tilt that further and use it altaz - it's a lot more convenient for visual.


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