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#2226 Eric P

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 10:38 AM

My Questar Curio Cabinet

 

 

 

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#2227 clusterbuster

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 12:40 AM

236523535_4536498953050405_2094601471753247371_n.jpg My FINE 

Meade 10" LX50... Best Optics of any Telescope that I have ever owned !

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#2228 Gregg Carter

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 01:10 AM

attachicon.gif236523535_4536498953050405_2094601471753247371_n.jpgMy FINE 

Meade 10" LX50... Best Optics of any Telescope that I have ever owned !

 Mark

  That'll bust some clust!


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#2229 chunkymak

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 08:50 AM

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In my humble opinion, two of Meade’s finest.

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#2230 chunkymak

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 08:52 AM

Re-the second photo, both have very good optics and one also has very sharp claws!!


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#2231 Nippon

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 01:47 PM

"Their fast but their lazy." The tabby I mean. That's how my Siamese Sugar can be found at any given time so it always makes me think of that lyric from a Jethro Tull song. I think it was Bungle in the Jungle??


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#2232 chunkymak

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 02:30 PM

His name’s Jarvis. Every chance I get out in the garden under clear nighttime skies, he’s with me. 
My Astro buddy!


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#2233 mborland

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 07:58 PM

My 9.25 Edge on the driveway being watched by my cat on the computer table while I image the Ring Nebula.

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--Michael

 


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#2234 MHamburg

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 09:19 AM

Very cool image!

 

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 12:17 PM

Early 90s Meade 2045 mounted on a similar era Celestron WedgePod. It has good, but not great optics. It is easily transportable and fun to observe with. At f/10 eyepiece selection is not critical. Not too great with widefield views though, but the 32mm Plössl does OK. I think my next scope will be a 8 inch Dob at f/6. Nothing like a slow small aperture for you to want a faster bigger diameter scope. The finder is on my list of things to replace. 

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#2236 Rick-T137

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 06:23 PM

Early 90s Meade 2045 mounted on a similar era Celestron WedgePod. It has good, but not great optics. It is easily transportable and fun to observe with. At f/10 eyepiece selection is not critical. Not too great with widefield views though, but the 32mm Plössl does OK. I think my next scope will be a 8 inch Dob at f/6. Nothing like a slow small aperture for you to want a faster bigger diameter scope. The finder is on my list of things to replace. 

AWESOME!

 

I hit the "Like" button, but I would have hit a "Love It!" button if it existed!

 

Clear skies!

 

Rick


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#2237 Jared

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 11:07 PM

I have posted my Riccardi-Honders before on this thread, but it has a lovely new color filter wheel now full of Chroma filters, so here it is again...

 

Astro-Physics 305mm f/3.7 Riccardi-Honders

AP1100GTO mount with absolute encoders

QHY600 monochrome and CFW3XL filter wheel

 

Finally, no vignetting of that full frame goodness!

 

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#2238 Umasscrew39

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 12:24 PM

I did some upgrades to my observatory C11"/80mm combo setup during our hot, humid Florida summer.  I added the Optec secondary mirror autofocuser and "locked" down the primary, added the Celestron OAG with the ZWO ASI174mm guide camera, and a bunch of routine maintenance- new cables and better cable management, refined collimation, refined the backfocus, and eliminated the camera tilt.   Hoping for good imaging weather this fall in Florida. 

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#2239 Nippon

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 06:39 PM

His name’s Jarvis. Every chance I get out in the garden under clear nighttime skies, he’s with me. 
My Astro buddy!

My cat Perky was my astro buddy in the backyard but died last year at the ripe old age of twenty. This cat Sugar was my sister's and I got her when my sister passed away. She was an indoor apartment cat and has never been outside and I'm scared to let her out. But perhaps with a harness like the one in mborland's photo.


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Posted 14 August 2021 - 11:21 AM

I'm sorry for your losses, Nippon.  Good that you were able to adopt your sister's cat.

 

Randy


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#2241 GazingOli

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 04:54 AM

Introducing my EAA CAT

 

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CPC 800, mostly on wedge now

 

CS.Oli


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#2242 dpippel

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Posted 21 August 2021 - 06:34 PM

Recently went to a C9.25" Edge from my trusty 8"...

 

 

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Posted 22 August 2021 - 01:47 AM

Recently went to a C9.25" Edge from my trusty 8"...

please tell me this is just for show and not where you usually observe......!fingerscrossed.gif



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Posted 22 August 2021 - 10:00 AM

please tell me this is just for show and not where you usually observe......!fingerscrossed.gif

Why? The pool? Not an issue. This is my back yard. I've been observing in that spot for years.


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Posted 22 August 2021 - 11:44 AM

I would not envy the pool - just image you step back by night and fall into it! Much too dangerous wink.gif

 

Here's my second CAS:

 

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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 on wedge

 

CS.Oli


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#2246 dpippel

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Posted 22 August 2021 - 11:51 AM

I would not envy the pool - just image you step back by night and fall into it! Much too dangerous wink.gif

Nothing dangerous about it. ;)


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Posted 22 August 2021 - 03:23 PM

For me my C14 is the perfect SCT. I am glad they had a good day at Celestron. It is sharp and star tests looks great. It is a scope that just delivers night after night. One of the things that I really do like is that even a big SCT is the no nonsense optical tube. So easy to work with. But heavy...
In the summertime I use my 8" Triband SCT (a Celestron) with my h-alpha filters.
It is 40 years ago this year I got my first SCT, a used 8" orange beauty... That was a big step from an Unitron 114.

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 12:21 AM

240061741_4569539576413009_6257530589004874270_n.jpg 240457519_4569539719746328_5436399761701591801_n.jpg Since my earlier post on this thread (#2227), I have put my Meade 10"  LX50 on the Astro Physics AP800 Mount !

 Mark


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Posted 23 August 2021 - 06:51 AM

C5
 
Cat in a bag, my C5. The setup fits into a shopping trolley bag, easy to haul grab and go around. I use a modified porta as a mount.

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#2250 Bowlerhat

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 06:52 AM

Early 90s Meade 2045 mounted on a similar era Celestron WedgePod. It has good, but not great optics. It is easily transportable and fun to observe with. At f/10 eyepiece selection is not critical. Not too great with widefield views though, but the 32mm Plössl does OK. I think my next scope will be a 8 inch Dob at f/6. Nothing like a slow small aperture for you to want a faster bigger diameter scope. The finder is on my list of things to replace. 

Put a reducer on it if it's not wide enough.




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