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#3676 Kasmos

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:20 AM

Me checking out Comet Neowise Monday evening with the SP-C80

Since I'm in the photo I thought it better to post it here than in the Neowise thread. 

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After using the Mayflower 814 two nights ago this thing's mount sure feels smooth and solid.


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:51 AM

Datum.  I have that exact scope, a Celestron/Vixen C80SP.



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:03 PM

'58 Tasco 10TE.... I think I am going to try this thing out before making a decision on whether I keep it. Put a lot of work into cleaning up the tube/mount and oiling the legs. Going to try it out tonight hopefully.

 

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 06:18 PM

Great looking scope Zane!


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 04:25 PM

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That is a vintage 6" F8 AP on the vintage AP 1200 mount.  Mounted the pier plate to a new Ioptron tri pier.   


Edited by starman876, 24 July 2020 - 04:04 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 01:13 PM

I finally had the Scope Orbit and Soligor f/20's set up at the same time.  And the little Sky Chief Jr. photo-bombing in the background.  If I would have known that setting up these two scopes together would cause the monsoon rains to finally show up, I would have done it earlier! lol.gif

 

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:16 PM

I have three classic scopes: Sears 90mm X 1400mm model 6345 (990165), Mayflower 80mm X 1200, and a Penncraft 60mm X 700mm.  All have excellent optics. Also have my trusty 15 year old Nexstar 8i.   Love the classic refractors!  My first scope back when I was about 12 was a Sears 60mm. 

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#3683 tim53

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:10 PM

I'm still learning the Cave DK Cassegrain, some daytime familiarization.

10 inch f/16, the focal length is nearly 14 feet!

You can see I have it stripped of non-essentials, no finder, no guidescope, even only one

focuser knob! one focus knob is Cave's doing.

I'm concentrating on the main telescope. I want to see Martians doing laundry in the canals

before I'm through.

Robert

 

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Heck, that ain't nothin'.  This 12.5" f/23 Cass has a 24 ft focal length!

 

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#3684 CCD-Freak

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:49 PM

On a Springfield !!!  Russell would be proud.  (^8

 

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:03 PM

Heck, that ain't nothin'.  This 12.5" f/23 Cass has a 24 ft focal length!

 

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Unfortunate sky at RTMC. What year was that?

(Nice scope, btw)


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 05:17 AM

I bought that van in 1994, so probably 95 or so.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 08:43 AM

Heck, that ain't nothin'.  This 12.5" f/23 Cass has a 24 ft focal length!

 

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"24 foot focal length"......Let me see...multiplied by.....divided by.......so with a 55mm eyepiece you get 133X. 

and if you drop in the trusty old 4.8mm Nagler you get 1524X...WOW !!!!


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:11 AM

 One thing that I was really surprised with was the ease of setting it up. Everything fits together so precisely that there is no fumbling.  In 15 minutes this is set up and in 15 minutes it is taken back down.  

 

1. Bring out pier

2. Bring out RA housing and attach to pier

3. Bring out Dec housing and attach to RA housing

4. Bring out counterweight bar and counterweight and attach.

5. Bring out rings and place in saddle.

6. Bring out scope and set into rings. 

 

Heaviest part is the pier at about 45 lbs.

 

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I have figured out what is going on with the sideways picture.   To fit the whole set up in the picture I needed to orient the camera sideways.   There must be something in the picture data that the CN software picks up and then presents the picture the way it does.    Click on the picture and it comes up oriented properly.  


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:30 AM

Is the picture in your computer?  if so, you should be able to rotate it, then upload it again to CN.

 

Clicking on the image, it is still sideways.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:45 AM

Is the picture in your computer?  if so, you should be able to rotate it, then upload it again to CN.

 

Clicking on the image, it is still sideways.

I did and it still came out sideways.  Just click on it and it is right side up.  interesting you still get a sideways pciture.  Others do not.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:17 AM

Mine is sideways on the thread page, but upright when I click on it.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:38 AM

Mine is sideways on the thread page, but upright when I click on it.

I always knew you were an upright person Terra


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:46 AM

Fixed it for ya...

 

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:49 AM

Fixed it for ya...

 

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Guess it is time to put a different scope on it.




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