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#2201 Lead_Weight

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Posted 01 July 2021 - 08:52 PM

8" EdgeHD on a highly portable mount. Rainbow Astro RST-135E.

 

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#2202 jgraham

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Posted 01 July 2021 - 09:55 PM

My new-to-me 1975 sand-cast C8...

 

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I just completed an initial refurb and it looks great!

 

Enjoy!

 


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#2203 TG

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 01:25 AM

I cut the openings in the tube of the telescope and the baffle tube with a hand drill and hole saw. About the center of gravity.
For the elliptical diagonal mirror i made a unit with long adjustment screws. It is pushed into the baffle tube from behind and
fixed in place.
My drawing is not good, i know. But i`m not good at drawing.


What a brilliant idea! An SCT with a Nasmyth focus is a
nice observational instrument. And your drawing is fine, BTW.

#2204 astronz59

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 07:00 PM

8" EdgeHD on a highly portable mount. Rainbow Astro RST-135E.

 

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Images like this showing scopes set up next to a swimming pool always cause my buttocks to clench......lol.gif roflmao.gif


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#2205 Lead_Weight

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 08:25 PM

Images like this showing scopes set up next to a swimming pool always cause my buttocks to clench......lol.gif roflmao.gif

You better believe mine was clenched when I set it up! lol.gif


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#2206 ngatel

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 10:53 PM

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#2207 BlueTrane2028

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 12:58 AM

Beast mode.

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Of course, every time I touch this thing the mount gets worse.

The last time I ran it, the fork arms hit the power cable I was using (dumb me didn't see that there was going to be interference until it was to late).  A new cable solved the interference, but it felt like the power jack may have been a loose from that, so I popped the front cover off to investigate, seemed fine inside, but now apparently all the sensors aren't communicating. Must've happened while I took a look.  Scope refused to do any alignment at all.  Ended up just manually slewing it about.  Shoulda just dragged out the Dob had I known all that... but I wouldn't have gotten this pic.

The desire to defork is getting pretty dang strong...


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#2208 MHamburg

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 09:57 AM

I bet those heat waves bouncing off the parking lot add to your woes. Jus' sayin'. grin.gif

 

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 10:37 AM

I bet those heat waves bouncing off the parking lot add to your woes. Jus' sayin'. grin.gif

 

Michael

Nearly all my observing happens in parking lots.  I typically BEGIN my setup at about 11pm, by then the ground is pretty cool.  I'm also not gonna hoof this thing any real distance.  Not good for me or the telescope.  Home is Bortle 8+, have to get away.

In other news, I think I finally have the bugs ironed out, learning and mild frustration have yielded to enjoyment.

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I like this pic too:

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#2210 jgraham

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:33 AM

Excellent! I love mine. The mount is a bit of a beast, but it is rock solid. For me, having a cart to move the heavy bits made life much easier. I also have a deforked version of this scope that it well suited for imaging, but I much prefer the altaz fork mount for visual.

 

My baby...

 

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Enjoy!

 


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#2211 BlueTrane2028

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 11:21 AM

Excellent! I love mine. The mount is a bit of a beast, but it is rock solid. For me, having a cart to move the heavy bits made life much easier. I also have a deforked version of this scope that it well suited for imaging, but I much prefer the altaz fork mount for visual.

 

My baby...

 

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Enjoy!

When I used it last night, was greeted to a hand controller that showed nothing on the display and the buttons didn't let it move.

I decided to remove all power and ran it manually, since Jupiter and Saturn were easy to find.

After a while I tried again and it turned on properly.  Strange...

Guess the frustrations aren't completely gone yet...

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#2212 jgraham

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 12:17 PM

Weird. Sounds like a loose power or cable connector. I always add a patch of Velcro to my mounts to strain-relieve the power connector so that it doesn't move. I place it near the connector in a spot where the power cord naturally lies. This works particularly well on the LX200 where the connections are on the stationary base.
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#2213 donadani

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 12:53 PM

My manual planet rig - Intes 275 on JP-Z 

 


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#2214 donadani

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 03:59 PM

was a VERY tough fight with Markus until this thing did what it should - but finally it delivers...

 

 

 

linear central obstruktion is about 25% - here´s a comparison to my earlier Meade 178 (view from behind)

 

Intes 275

 

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#2215 astronz59

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 05:06 PM

Great looking scope. I bet it performs well too! waytogo.gif



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 01:08 AM

The opposite of my 12" LX200, an early 80s C90.  Skies were awful tonight but I made the best of it with the little guy.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:16 PM

Great thread with great looking scopes.  Fun to scroll through them all. 

 

My new-to-me Intes Micro MN65 on the EQ6.  Still working on the mount and electronics, but used the scope manually.  I am not an expert, and still pretty new, but so far the optics are outstanding.  Very nice scope and lucky to have it. 

 

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#2218 Stevencbradley

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:36 PM

I not only see a nice astro setup, I see a CASITA!! Great little trailers! We tow ours with iur '03 Tundra. Perfect, even in Colorado.

My cat was on the prowl recently down in the "boot heel" of New Mexico. cool.gif

 

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:40 PM

I not only see a nice astro setup, I see a CASITA!! Great little trailers! We tow ours with iur '03 Tundra. Perfect, even in Colorado.

I call it the Moonlight Manor.  grin.gif

 

One of the best purchased I ever made.

 

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:08 AM

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 02:02 AM

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 08:21 AM

Theres a separate thread for maks ...https://www.cloudyni...v-setup/page-20



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 08:24 AM

Theres a separate thread for maks ...https://www.cloudyni...v-setup/page-20

It's still a Cat and can be posted here...


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Posted 23 July 2021 - 04:55 PM

Brand new Celestron NexStar Evolution 6.

 

Arrived two weeks ago today, but hasn't been outside.  If anyone around here (north-central New Mexico) blames me for the smoke, then they should also give me credit for the rain.  

 

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 11:05 PM

I know I said earlier that I was going to keep the Super C8 Plus on the fork.  I changed my mind after I got the new iOptron.  Here it is deforked and mounted on the GEM28 for visual.  I'll probably start out with this setup doing planetary and maybe try a bit of EAA if I get a larger camera.

 

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