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#2101 Bomber Bob

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 11:05 AM

My first all-original all 1980s Mizar Kit -- GT-80S + SP EQ + MMD-III Drive System:

 

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An Excellent F7 all-rounder achromatic refractor.  Thanks to a kind CNer, it'll soon have a Meade (MIZAR) 50mm R/A Finder.  I may upgrade the focuser to a Baader 2" ClickLock (gonna see how it does on my other 1980s Mizar 80mm -- BN-80 -- first)...


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#2102 bthrel

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 08:13 PM

William Optics 120mm F7.5 Megrez, Celestron AVX on a Berlebach Uni18. Home made T-Cart with retractable work bench wheels. All set for a night of EAA.

 

 

 

Clear Skies

 

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#2103 fate187

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 01:48 AM

MY wheely looks similar! But your idea of retractable bench wheels is awesome! waytogo.gif



#2104 dagadget

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 12:38 PM

Two of them actually.  AT 72EDII and AT 152EDT 

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#2105 AbsolutelyNot

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 01:14 PM

Skywatcher Evostar 80ED on an HEQ5 with Rowan belt mod.  ZWO guide scope and ZWO120MM mini guide camera.  ZWO1600MM Pro with filter wheel.  Running PHD2 and N.I.N.A. on an old thinkpad.  Cheap Svbony dew heating strips from Amazon.  Taken from my island in Ontario.

 

Clear skies everyone.

Sunset by the lake
Waiting for dusk

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#2106 rerun

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 01:19 PM

The second picture is wonderful. Beautiful colours.waytogo.gif


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#2107 Planetary Johnson

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 07:07 PM

Omegon carbon fiber 110/660 f/6 

Orion 110/770 f/7

 

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#2108 CCD-Freak

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 07:17 PM

The Orion Premium 110 F7 ED is often overlooked.  It is a very nice scope and I have enjoyed mine for many years.  My CI-700 mount carries it without breaking a sweat.

 

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#2109 Jeff B

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 08:32 PM

The Orion Premium 110 F7 ED is often overlooked.  It is a very nice scope and I have enjoyed mine for many years.  My CI-700 mount carries it without breaking a sweat.

 

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Yes, it is.  It's too bad Orion discontinued it.  Mine is an optical gem.

 

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 01:48 AM

After 12 years I'm moving up from FLT132 (soon to be for sale) and have just taken possession of an FLT156. I wasn't sure about the blue accents but now I have seen it in the flesh I quite like it (minus the center mounting ring). It's quite an impressive piece of glass.
I expect to have the slab poured for the pier by the end of the month so hope to get imaging shortly after.

 

Wishing all clear skies from Down Under

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#2111 stevew

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 02:48 PM

The Orion Premium 110 F7 ED is often overlooked.  It is a very nice scope and I have enjoyed mine for many years.

I love my Orion premium 110.

It has an excellent optical figure and goes just a tad deeper than my SVA102.

Your right it's often over looked.

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#2112 BlueMoon

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 04:47 PM

My idea of perfect for just goofin' around. A Stellarvue F50 on the Porta II and a spread of orthoscopics. Moon views are especially nice.

I still find it remarkable how much one can actually resolve with smaller apertures on a night with good seeing.

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#2113 Baatar

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 11:24 PM

I love my Orion premium 110.
It has an excellent optical figure and goes just a tad deeper than my SVA102.
Your right it's often over looked.


What mount and tripod is this? Seems super stable.

#2114 stevew

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 02:18 PM

What mount and tripod is this? Seems super stable.

It's labeled as a Williams Optics EZ Touch, but it's made in Switzerland by AOK.

The tripod is an Oberwerk.


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 02:26 PM

After 12 years I'm moving up from FLT132 (soon to be for sale) and have just taken possession of an FLT156. I wasn't sure about the blue accents but now I have seen it in the flesh I quite like it (minus the center mounting ring). It's quite an impressive piece of glass.
I expect to have the slab poured for the pier by the end of the month so hope to get imaging shortly after.

 

Wishing all clear skies from Down Under

Nice to see more FLT 156 owners. I have the red version, I am just waiting on a larger mount. smile.gif


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#2116 rkelley8493

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:40 PM

Another look at my SVA130T

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:53 PM

It's labeled as a Williams Optics EZ Touch, but it's made in Switzerland by AOK.
The tripod is an Oberwerk.


Thanks!
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Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:41 PM

Out looking at the sun. That's a half-pentaprism 1.25" diagonal (for correct image views), linear binoviewer and some new-to-me 13mm Televue Plossls. Nice and light-weight eyepieces until I get a longer rail to make balancing big eyepieces with the binoviewer a little easier.

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