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#501 RadioAstronomer

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:35 PM

Hi RadioAstronomer,

 

You have two of my dream scopes (the TV102 and the TV76)drool5.gif, you have my admiration for owning both, congratulations! waytogo.gif 

Thank you! I find that these two scopes complement each other very well, despite the only 1" difference in aperture.

You have quite a TV collection yourself!!


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#502 sjd

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:00 PM

My TV 102 next to my TV 76, because why not.

love your scopes!!!  tell me how stable is the M2C ?   And what tripod are you using for the TV102 ?



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 09:39 AM

New-to-me RFT 102mm @ 5.23° w/31T5

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Removed the Vixen Dovetail and added a "Finder Shoe" via a metal plate adapter

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Rides on my AT12 and xx16g in the Finder Base position (with the help of some added CW's).

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:04 PM

New-to-me RFT 102mm @ 5.23° w/31T5
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Removed the Vixen Dovetail and added a "Finder Shoe" via a metal plate adapter
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Rides on my AT12 and xx16g in the Finder Base position (with the help of some added CW's).
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How good is the picture on the edge of view of Nagler 31 with this scope?

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:10 PM

How good is the picture on the edge of view of Nagler 31 with this scope?

I've only had it out a few times but I was impressed with the views using the 31T5.

With a F/L of 460mm it's gotta have FC but I seem to be less prone to it as I don't see it (like I see Coma and CA).

Also at 5.23° there's a whole lot more to concentrate on before you get to the edges, however the Hyades looked fine to

me and it filled the whole FOV.


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#507 RadioAstronomer

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:45 PM

love your scopes!!!  tell me how stable is the M2C ?   And what tripod are you using for the TV102 ?

Thanks! The M2C is very solid and stable. It handles the TV 102 without any effort. The tripod is from a Twilight I mount, and I'm using the SV 10mm thread column to attach the mount to the tripod.



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:27 PM

Hi Fellows,

I am relatively new to this hobby (about 1 year) and here is my second system. The first system was really testing the water with this hobby , so after I concluded that it is going to be  for a long time - I sold it and started to build this one. Just recently finished this system - so sorry if you have a terrible weather, like I do.

 

If you not in the position to own your own permanent observatory - scopebuggy can help at lot! At least it does help me a lot - it saves a lot of time. Without scopebuggy (or similar platform), I would not be in this hobby - it takes to much time to assemble and disassemble the system for each and every session. But please, take some effort to attach you system securely to it!

 

At least 50% of the system were sourced thru CN.

 

UPD: it is LZOS 152.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Best,

Andrey

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#509 Agatha

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:25 PM

Andrey,  that looks very nice.  smile.gif   Could you please let us know what telescope it is.  


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:53 PM

Andrey,  that looks very nice.  smile.gif   Could you please let us know what telescope it is.  

Linda, thanks much! it is LZOS 152 - also bought thru CN.

 

Best,

Andrey


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:59 PM

Securing the setup to the scopebuggy by hooks and chain (Pic 1)

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:00 PM

Securing the setup (pic 2)

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:01 PM

Securing the setup (pic 3)

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:06 PM

Is that an automated dust cap on your Lzos?

Luxury.....


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:36 PM

Is that an automated dust cap on your Lzos?

Luxury.....

No, it is a flatbox to make flat frames - Alnitak. It works really great w/ SGP and simplify my process flow.

I know that there are multiple approaches to do flat frames - starting from pointing the scope to the display with white screen and up to white T-shirt and pointing to the sky and everything in between, but I am quite new to this hobby and want to keep everything relatively simple (and repeatable).


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#517 OldManSky

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 09:47 PM

Here's mine.  AT72EDII with an Astromania 50mm guide scope.  Mounted on a really old Celestron AS-GT.  Just learning AP with this and it works really well,  I did a 40 minute guided exposure with a UHC filter last night, just to see if I could waytogo.gif

 

That's a nice rig, Andy.  I guess it's a newspaper rig...black and white and red all-over? :)


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 09:57 PM

That's a nice rig, Andy.  I guess it's a newspaper rig...black and white and red all-over? smile.gif

Thanks much, Paul!  here is a little bit of blue as well :) - lego parts for PC and WiFi router.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:14 AM

My latest addition.,Orion 120 mounted on Frank.,A mount I made for my ES,AR,127.,The 120 feels right at home.,

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:41 AM

Looking forward to some long refractor goodness once my back heals from recent surgery.

Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery!


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:55 PM

Dave, the telescope is very nice.  I love the panhandle.  waytogo.gif


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:03 PM

Another picture of my Skywatchers Evostar 72ED all dressed for long exposures of the night sky.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:05 PM

New Stuff & Restored Stuff

 

The Baby Blue pedestal is gone...

 

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APM 152ED + Takahashi FC-50 on improved hardware.  (I would call the Tiny Tak focuser-end ballast, but that might offend, so I won't do it.)  The accessory tray really comes in handy!

 

Loving all the green...

 

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The Vixen Custom mount was for an 80mm F11, but has no problem with the FL80S fluorite.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:19 PM

One more picture

 

How stable do you find your setup?

It's all raised on 3x 1/2" threaded studs when in use?



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:09 PM

Observed the Mercury transit this morning.

 

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