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#1001 Eliserpens

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 04:06 AM

I was going to guess it was yours, but didn't. Saw a pic of it on a GEM, the last time.

 

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Good catch!  Nothing like a custom scope - it has character!



#1002 youngbill

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 07:51 PM

This is a scope I picked up a month ago for $600.  I did have to have the mirror recoated at majestic coatings.  Scope came with the scope buggy and shroud.  Don't think I got a bad deal.

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#1003 BlueTrane2028

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:21 PM

I tried posting this before but it was taken down, hopefully this image is the proper size...

A boy, a telescope and Mars.  This parking lot isn't the best but the camera made it appear WAY brighter than it was.

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#1004 wpostma

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 11:07 PM

Just posted mine over in its own thread but I'll post the image here. Glad to join the party.

 

12" Explore Scientific Truss Rod Dob 

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Have not yet had first light with it.  Waiting for a clear night!

 

I cut a plywood cover to go over the primary mirror because we have cats.


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#1005 Chucky

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 08:54 AM

Great looking scope that Explore 12.  Wishing you many great observing sessions.



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Posted 30 November 2020 - 07:20 PM

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My new 10" SkyWatcher FlexTube 250P has arrived! Seen here with my Apertura DT6 and the baby, the Celestron FirstScope 76.

 

I have experience working with the 8" version of the FlexTube at the Cline Observatory, but 8" was not enough of an upgrade from the 6" (which I got as an early birthday gift once the pandemic started and I couldn't visit the observatory anymore) and the 12" would have been too big and expensive, so I got the 10" FlexTube. I wasn't expecting it to ship until at least mid December, maybe as late as Christmas, but it came earlier today and I excitedly assembled it. Sorry for the cloudy skies in North Carolina y'all. Hopefully it'll clear a bit later and I can give it a First Light.

 

from 6 to 10 inches: 1.67x the resolution. 2.78x the light gathering. 2.38x the cost. 1.58x the weight. same focal length.

 

I had forgotten how big the 8x50 RACI finder was. It is a welcome change from the 6x30 on the DT6. Need to get a 6x30 RACI for the DT6 some time.


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#1007 Sheol

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 07:06 PM

            So you have also triggered the curse. Today started out cold, but clear with a gentle breeze. I got my mirror installed in my new 12 inch Truss Dob, & the clouds have returned & gusty winds are blowing. Oh, and the rain chances are going up. I cannot take credit for bad weather in the Carolinas however. That is on you! LOL

 

      Clear Skies,

         Matt.


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#1008 BlueTrane2028

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 01:29 PM

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My new 10" SkyWatcher FlexTube 250P has arrived! Seen here with my Apertura DT6 and the baby, the Celestron FirstScope 76.

 

I have experience working with the 8" version of the FlexTube at the Cline Observatory, but 8" was not enough of an upgrade from the 6" (which I got as an early birthday gift once the pandemic started and I couldn't visit the observatory anymore) and the 12" would have been too big and expensive, so I got the 10" FlexTube. I wasn't expecting it to ship until at least mid December, maybe as late as Christmas, but it came earlier today and I excitedly assembled it. Sorry for the cloudy skies in North Carolina y'all. Hopefully it'll clear a bit later and I can give it a First Light.

 

from 6 to 10 inches: 1.67x the resolution. 2.78x the light gathering. 2.38x the cost. 1.58x the weight. same focal length.

 

I had forgotten how big the 8x50 RACI finder was. It is a welcome change from the 6x30 on the DT6. Need to get a 6x30 RACI for the DT6 some time.

6 and 10 is a great one-two punch.  I opted for 8 and 12, but I didn't pay 2020 money for my 12.

Finders, I've never really enjoyed a RACI by itself.  In conjuction with a Telrad? Yes.  Otherwise, if only running one finder, it's gotta be straight.  Everyone is different though.  Congrats on the new scope.

I got a new to me ST80 clone yesterday, and somehow the skies at my "dark site" (yeah the Moon kind of kills that) are set to be clear all night.  Thanks for diverting the clouds farther South.



#1009 Sheol

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 02:20 PM

             Your welcome. I think, since the Moon is full or just past. Of course, 3 great planets in the sky. Another backyard aggravation has popped up. With Christmas approaching, some houses here have strung X-mas lights around their entire houses. I may have to use a towel or jacket, maybe even a cape, just to do my First Light test. Then I guess its going to be the park behind my subdivision.

 

     Clear Skies,

      Matt.




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