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#1551 sunnyday

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 08:07 AM

Ready for some Planets tonight....

what is this pretty instrument?



#1552 jasonmryca

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 11:22 AM

My Tak FC-100DC looking up to Jupiter and the Teapot

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#1553 lu270bro

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 08:55 PM

I have posted the Stowaway before, quite a few pages back, but just received my first pair of binoviewers. Here they are on the Stowaway and the FTX v2, for my first ever look through a binoviewer. Denis' Apo binos do not disappoint, and of course the Stowaway never does. I am in awe at how awesome the view was. And it took me about 5 mins to set everything up outside. a1a46e5afc18830d782558448a1868db.jpg

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#1554 sunnyday

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 09:03 PM

 

Carl Zeiss APO binoviewer ?



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:37 AM

Carl Zeiss APO binoviewer ?


Yes, it is. Can't wait to get more time with it.
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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:22 PM

6 inch f/15. 

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#1557 Maurizio.67

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 07:25 PM

AP900 GTO with Takahashi FS152 & Tec140.

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#1558 Mordakyblu

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:20 PM

Here’s my 1986 Celestron/Vixen SPC 102.

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#1559 Lonkero

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 06:07 AM

Heres my backyard setup with Esprit120 + imaging gear, only for imaging. Maybe some day I will buy one eyepiece tongue2.gif

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:13 PM

Takahashi TOA-130 on Software Bisque MyT mount taken at local dark site.

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#1561 Mordakyblu

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:42 PM

Please, for the love of God, put a black focuser on the C102F!  
 
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What type of focuser

#1562 eros312

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 03:11 PM

My new Vixen SD103S with standard accessories.

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#1563 nicknacknock

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 12:02 AM

My all time favorite scopes and the ones I ended up with:

 

Tele Vue Genesis (turns 30 this November) yielding a lovely 5° TFOV with the Nagler 31mm and Takahashi FS-102 NSV (just turned 15 this year) yielding a superb 2° TFOV with binoviewers at native magnification. Next time I am out (hopefully tomorrow evening), I will dual mount them on the AYO DIGI II + Avalon T-Pod 130.

 

Best of both worlds laugh.gif

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#1564 nicknacknock

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 04:21 AM

Lol, I see Denis liked my image lol.gif

 

@ Denis, the binoviewers you made for me, FULLY illuminate my ES 26mm 68° - I did a daytime test with and without binoviewers. 2° True Field of View native binoviewing is nothing to scoff at. Right scope and right binoviewers for the job.

 

And here's the tripod and mount that will get the job done...

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 05:51 AM

Tonight's setup. Sadly no new refactor. Still the same, but just on my other mount :-
 

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#1566 lu270bro

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 06:40 PM

AP900 GTO with Takahashi FS152 & Tec140.
Maurizio

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Gotta say, that is such a pleasing picture there! Never looked through either a Tak or a TEC, but I am sure they are every bit as good as I hear. A lot of weight on the 900
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#1567 Scott99

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 08:44 PM

>>AP900 GTO with Takahashi FS152 & Tec140.

 

Husband and wife??  lol.gif lol.gif  I'm glad the FS152 is no longer lonely



#1568 SteveG

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 09:00 PM

>>AP900 GTO with Takahashi FS152 & Tec140.

 

Husband and wife??  lol.gif lol.gif  I'm glad the FS152 is no longer lonely

I'm guessing no wife lol.gif


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#1569 J_D_Metzger

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 11:56 AM

I recently bought my 4th TV-76.  I swear - this one I will keep forever!!  grin.gif

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 01:12 PM

I'm guessing no wife lol.gif

Ouch!



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 02:57 PM

Can't recall if I posted my new Lunt 102ED yet. I made a few changes to it...new Losmandy D style rail (using the Vixen rail as a handle and a place to mount my Telrad). Added a GSO 2" diagonal. Mounted on a Stellarvue M2C mount. 

 

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 05:31 PM

Getting ready for the night. I just hope more of these clouds disperse. Tak Sky 90 II and FS-60 CSV on a Great Polaris DX mount on a Berlebach tripod. Seems like a pretty good match so far!

 

V/R

 

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 11:57 PM

I'm guessing no wife lol.gif

You should see what he had to buy her!


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:21 AM

My new Vixen SD103S with standard accessories.

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Very nice! How does the Vixen Advanced Polaris handle the 103? Ever since they came out with that mount I've wished it had a little more capacity for my own ED103.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:00 PM

Very nice! How does the Vixen Advanced Polaris handle the 103? Ever since they came out with that mount I've wished it had a little more capacity for my own ED103.

Playing around inside it seems okay. I'll know more when I get first light. 




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