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#1 rboe

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:52 PM

We just can't seem to leave well enough alone. What are your favorite modifications on your NS11?

I added losmandy rails - and I ain't done yet.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:05 PM

the scope hasn't arrived yet, but i know what i would like to do. i want to park a orion ed80 on top of the NS11GPS. would that be considered a mod?

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:21 PM

Ditched the original Celestron finder and bracket and replaced it with an older convertible RA/Straight through 8X50 Celestron finder from the early 90's. Oh yeah, and it has a real, honest to goodness helical focuser. Second was to get a 2" AP visual back and a William Optics 2" diagonal.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:31 PM

I've got my Tak. FS-78 on top of my NS11 and it works quite well. It's nice for contrasting views between the scopes and for planets when the seeing conditons don't support the 11 inch.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:03 PM

Well, first, there's the finder rodeo - replaced the POS Celestron straight through with a Russell RA 10x60. With the Celestron QR bracket. Slide focus, didn't like. So off it went and on came an Orion 9x50 RA - which wuz fine, except then I snagged a UO RA 8x50 with an illuminated reticle.

I have a Losmandy Dovetail on top (except it ain't there no mo', on accounta the GT80 tube I was going to put there was replaced by an Apogee WS II 100mm, which ended up getting its own mount).

But it does have the Losmandy CW rail - great help for balancing with the Denk Std. Then, lessee, it has a WO 2" diag, a WO Crayford, an AP 2" adaptor.

And a Tuthill NoDu II dewshield/heater combo, a Telrad, a DewBuster. And a JMI case. And a Particle Wave dessicant plug. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:18 PM

Hi Ron:

For all the things I've added, I think it's a tie between adding a binoviewer and adding the JMI Wheeley Bar. Without those two, I wouldn't use it nearly as often. ;)

Clear skies,
Jim


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Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:16 AM

Bob's Knobs! Which may be a sleeper mod, while being a true mod vs. an acc.. But hey, I'm fishing anyway. :whistle:

(I also replaced the finder with a RA from Orion - my first mod - does anybody actually like the straight through?)

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:01 PM

What a great finder i was gonna mount my old starguide 80 on my 11gps but i didnt think it would perform with it on ,this will make a great finder and will align better just car,nt get on with the standard finder or handset holder. Clear skys,

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:49 PM

I've had my N11GPS for 15 months and one of the first things I bough was Bob's Nobs. I do that for all my SCT's. Funny thing is, the factory collimation is so good, I can't bring myself to switch out the collimation screws. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:06 PM

I've had my N11GPS for 15 months and one of the first things I bough was Bob's Nobs. I do that for all my SCT's. Funny thing is, the factory collimation is so good, I can't bring myself to switch out the collimation screws. :foreheadslap:


A problem I could live with. :)

Nobody has mentioned that tray for easy docking.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:13 PM

You mean the Landing Pad? Yup, one of my first purchases. I like it a lot.


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