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Sky Safari, Nexus DSC and APM 120s. Wow!

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#1 photobookie

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:55 PM

I'm using the wonderful APM 120 90 degree BT and it is so great using Sky Safari with the Nexus DSC to patrol the skies and seek out objects on observing lists. So simple and intuitive after you get it all working! Watch the screen and direct the scope so that the FOV circle approaches your selected object. When centered over the object, Voilà! Breathtaking!

Rick


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:21 PM

Sounds great! Not that I am jealous of course...  ;)

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:05 AM

Definitely like to see your setup in a picture!


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:12 AM

Please tell us a litle bit more abouth your setup. Some pictures would also be nice.


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:58 PM

Here's my setup with the 24mm UFF APM eyepieces. What a great combination! Thanks to starzonesteve for turning me on to these at the Okie-Tex star party!

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#6 Allan Wade

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:15 AM

Wow, fantastic looking setup. You are going to have endless memorable sessions with your APM120's.

 

I still remember years ago having my first look through a friend's APM100 and Docter setup. It left such a great impression, like the first time I observed with a big dob. Those moments set you off on a path you never expected. Well, it did for me.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:07 AM

Hi Rick,

 

I always get a little anxious about so effusively praising equipment I am using because I worry that I might influence someone else into going in a direction that might not be right for them. Then I remember that A)They have a mind of their own and B)In this case the equipment was doing most of the talking for me.

 

Thrilled to hear this set is working out for you. I wholeheartedly agree that you can't beat the combination of great optics and a system that helps you to understand where you are as you make your way across the sky.

 

The SkySafari/Nexus combination is particularly powerful as it lets you prowl the night sky on the fly. I was using both tools the other night to hunt nebulae using my PVS-7 night vision with a 55mm Televue on my 20" reflector. I nearly fell over when I stumbled into the Rosette nebula it was so beautiful.

 

Your set up looks first class. Please keep us in the loop regarding what you are using it to look at going forward.

 

Steve


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

Most impressive!



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 02:07 PM

If you're enjoying SkySafari and Nexus, you may want to try this. It's a Kabcon stand available on Amazon for $24.95. I attached it to the Nexus shelf by drilling a couple holes (actually one is already on the shelf) and attaching it with two small bolts. Steady as a rock. It folds up flat when not in use and is very sturdy. And the iPad and Dsc are visible together, which is very convenient.

 

I am also really pleased with the SkySafari / Nexus combo.

 

Clear skies,

Gene

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