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#401 Tofuu

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:58 PM

My beloved Pentax 105 SD F9,5: a sharp Samurai!

Forget the scope, I love that lamp in the background!!


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#402 Marcus Roman

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:29 PM

Forget the scope, I love that lamp in the background!!

Ahahaha! But Pentax gives me "more light"!


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#403 Kunama

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:52 PM

The 7” dove is too short......did you buy the remaining bintel 14”?

I have 19” doves and will switch them back onto the 102mm when bintel has 14”s back in stock.

 

i intend to cut the packaging to spread the scope to take up the 1200mm space in the ottoman.

that will keep the dew shield more extended but when I shove a handle on the top it will be already properly balanced when lifting and mounting. I don’t want to keep pull/pushing the dewshield.

 

The outdoor shot was observing Jupiter and Saturn last weekend while the sun was still up. (This was my only short dove trail and even in daylight I wasn’t comfortable with it)

Just aligned to the moon and pointed at Saturn nearby. White against a blue sky and Jupiter showed good bands.

a very different observing experience.

 

194 is mid sept. 

so if in order? How long its been since 095?

095 came out in August 2018

I had an ADM dovetail here that I modified to fit riser blocks.  I mainly use the scope for outreach events and it has been great so far.



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:21 PM

Which is your favorite? Do you use them primarily for visual?

Good question!  This is almost like picking your favorite kid.  smile.gif   It really depends on what I intend to observe, weather, time to observe, etc. as to which one is my favorite.  I am 100% visual. 


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:07 PM

Good question!  This is almost like picking your favorite kid.  smile.gif   It really depends on what I intend to observe, weather, time to observe, etc. as to which one is my favorite.  I am 100% visual. 

Hahaha touché!



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:35 PM

Is that a ClickLock adapter for Feather Touch Focuser on your FS-128? What type of model is it?

Yup, a Clicklock. Depending on needs, Baader has you covered for whatever! I think mine is a M68 to 2" Clicklock.



#407 HellsKitchen

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 01:12 AM

Vixen 80M, ST80, and WO Megrez 72

 

 

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#408 Philipp

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:08 AM

my Astro-Professional 80mm f/7 with D7000a, 0,8x reducer and some extra stuff...

 

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clear skies...

 

Phil


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#409 Grahaml

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 03:27 AM

You need some more cables Philsmile.gif


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#410 Philipp

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 03:34 AM

You need some more cables Philsmile.gif

you are right, I am thinking about an electric focuser!

 

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:26 AM

you are right, I am thinking about an electric focuser!

 

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Some Christmas lights would be nice.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:02 AM

Looks like canine heartworm.


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#413 Jared

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

Here is my latest... The optical tube is about ten or twelve years old, but the mount is new.  Specifically, I use this for travel/grab-and-go.  The whole things fits in a small Pelican case, and the tripod fits in a carry-on bag.  This week I’m house sitting for a friend in Vermont, and I brought it along with me.  I love the mount—capable of handling thirty pounds without counterweights. It can do one minute unguided exposures at 300mm and has slow, smooth periodic error that should be easy to guide out. The scope is particularly nice as well, an 80mm LOMO with a Feathertouch two inch focuser.  
 

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:14 PM

CFF 92 f/6.9 on Avalon T-pod 110 with DM6 alt-az mount.  This is in solar configuration.  

 

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:15 PM

close up of focuser, which is a dream (3" FT focuser) and can handle weight and leverage no problem.

 

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:32 PM

Spooky red Halloween refractor

 

 

my Astro-Professional 80mm f/7 with D7000a, 0,8x reducer and some extra stuff...

 

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clear skies...

 

Phil


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:39 PM

Try to getting some viewing before the bad weather sets in.

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#418 Lighthound

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Posted Yesterday, 04:07 PM

Here is my latest... The optical tube is about ten or twelve years old, but the mount is new.  Specifically, I use this for travel/grab-and-go.  The whole things fits in a small Pelican case, and the tripod fits in a carry-on bag.  This week I’m house sitting for a friend in Vermont, and I brought it along with me.  I love the mount—capable of handling thirty pounds without counterweights. It can do one minute unguided exposures at 300mm and has slow, smooth periodic error that should be easy to guide out. The scope is particularly nice as well, an 80mm LOMO with a Feathertouch two inch focuser.  
 

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What mount is this.

Looks nice.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:28 PM

What mount is this.

Looks nice.

I'm pretty sure Jared's mount is a Rainbow Astro...I think an RST-135.  Hopefully he will come back to confirm.  And yes, it looks very nice with a beautiful 'scope on it.  


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Posted Yesterday, 08:54 PM

Celestron C150HD masked to 120mm:

 

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Results:

 

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Very best,

 

 


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Posted Today, 08:12 AM

I'm pretty sure Jared's mount is a Rainbow Astro...I think an RST-135.  Hopefully he will come back to confirm.  And yes, it looks very nice with a beautiful 'scope on it.  

Looks like the RST135 on the Cloudbreak Optics site.  Well beyond my astro budget, but it is a thing of beauty.




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