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#1 jeffk1965

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:03 PM

Hi everyone,

I just received my new C11S-ASGT with XLT coatings today.

I put the scope together and all looks good so far. Unfortunately, the scope brought some bad weather along with it as we may get hit by a Tropical Storm in South Florida on Monday and it will be cloudy and rainy here until Tuesday.

I was a bit concerned when I ordered the scope that it would be difficult to get the ota on the ASGT mount. I am happy to report that I had absolutely no problem placing the tube on the mount. In fact, it was rather easy. The ota has a handle on the back which makes it easy to hold.

I guess I will be testing the new scope sometime next week.

I will be posting my first light here once I can get the scope outside.

Here is a pic of the new scope and a future astronomer.

Clear skies,

jeff

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#2 Gary

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:13 PM



























Jeff,

Quick, put it by the curb, before you catch something. I'll pick it up a save ya...


Looking good.

Gary

#3 Psa19one

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:14 PM

Looks great, Jeff! Congrats!

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:14 PM

Congrats on the new scope!

#5 jeffk1965

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:26 PM

Thanks....I think this scope will be the perfect compliment to my recently acquired Tec140. I now have a super planetary/lunar scope in the Tec140 and a deep sky scope with the C11. It will be interesting to see how the C11 does on the planets. I traded in a Meade 8" LX200GPS towards the C11 and am looking forward to the additional light gathering power.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 10:38 PM

Congrats on the scope. I like mine! But a Tec 140 also!! Sweet.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:59 AM

Congrats, nice looking set up.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:33 PM

Is it true that the bigger the aperture, the bigger the draft created as the instrument is delivered and so the more clouds that get pulled into the locale when the scope arrives? :roflmao: Congrats on the new equipment!

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 05:47 PM

Congrats Jeff!

But... I have some bad news. I'm in S Florida, and have decided to pull the trigger on a new C11 on the ASGT mount.

So after Tropical Storm Gamma comes through, (your fault), my new scope will result in bringing the next storm.

Seriously, do report your first light. Looking forward to reading it!

#10 jeffk1965

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:11 PM

Where in South Florida are you? I live in Weston....

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:47 PM

Jeff,

Enjoyed Hurricance Wilma from my home in Naples. Heard that your coast also got whacked from Wilma.

Curious what accessories you plan on attaching? My only concern re C11-ASGT is visual performance w/ aluminum dew shield, 2" diagonal and 2" eyepieces. Im going on faith from the positive reports on CN from actual owners of this combination that it will perform adequately for visual use.

As I don't plan on imaging, I hope the cg5 mount will work well. I have not (yet) committed to this, so am eager to hear your report.

On the positive side, I've yet to read any real gripes about stability for visual use. Hope you find the same results!

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 08:18 AM

David,

It is still cloudy here but should clear up next week and I will be able to try out the scope.

I will be adding a 2" Star Diagonal (which is on order) as I have some 2" eyepieces and will be using an Astrozap flexible dew shield.

Jeff
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:35 PM

So it was you the one that bought the clouds!?!?!!(stewie accent). I live in Miami and the sky here is completely closed.rogelio


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