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#26 macdonjh

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:48 PM

Macdonjh is that an MI250 mount?  You must have had it a long time....

I think it's 2008, based on what I think is the serial number found when I took it apart to clean it, and to learn how it's built.  I've only had it since Sep. 2019.  A fellow Cloudy Nights member braved hurricane Dorian to ship it to me.  It's been a good upgrade to my long-term G11.  That mount I've had since 2005 (it was built in 1999).



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:52 PM

Just so you'll know I wasn't lying, here's a photo of the other side of my CFF.  You can see the refractor if you look closely.

 

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 03:13 PM

Very neat observatory waytogo.gif



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 04:14 PM

I think it's 2008, based on what I think is the serial number found when I took it apart to clean it, and to learn how it's built.  I've only had it since Sep. 2019.  A fellow Cloudy Nights member braved hurricane Dorian to ship it to me.  It's been a good upgrade to my long-term G11.  That mount I've had since 2005 (it was built in 1999).

And here I thought *I* was the one who had gotten every nickel of value out of his G11


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#30 Jeff B

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 04:50 PM

I find the G11 is an excellent performer of high value.  Well mine is any way! 

 

And it does not break a sweat with my CFF 160 F6.5 as you see in the pictures.  An excellent, well damped combo  for me.

 

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:03 AM

Also a moderate to severe case here.
 
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Had it for a year now and I am very happy with it.

CFF is great to deal with!


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#32 gyzmo

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:11 AM

I use it it for both, visual as well as photography.

 

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Coming from a NP101is it is quite a step up in terms of resolution and bucket size... smile.gif

 

First LRGB image with this scope reduced to F5.3 using a Riccardi Reducer, and a QSI683 can be found here:

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I am very happy, considering the rather short integration time of only 2.5h, taken over two nights from  suburbia Zurich, under Bortle class 5/6 skies.

1h for LUM and 30min for RGB each.

 

 Clear skies and keep those CFF's coming grin.gif


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:25 AM

Woho nice woohoo.gif ! Another 185 for imaging and visual laugh.gif. What are those mounts? I thought about buying an Riccardi reducer, but will end up with the AP 0.72 reducer.

What is your visual impression of the scope?

 

 

BTW I was observing yesterday and while waiting for the darkness I noticed the nice off angle reflections of the lens cell:

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CS


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#34 gyzmo

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:34 AM

Hey there,

 

Well, I would say that my first and foremost visual impression with this telescope is, that the scope needs to be moved under the dark and stable skies it deserves. An I should move with it grin.gif

 

On a more serious note, I would not consider myself as a reference when it comes to visual observing. But I like what I see. Vega when in focus is sharp and clean, and using a Baader prism the star test is good.

 

The AltAz mount is an AYO master. And the EQ mount is an old William Optics GT1HD, which I was fortunate enough to be given years ago. It did a great job so far with the NP101is and it seems, that I am able to guide it ok when "the beast" is loaded onto it.

I thought about the AP reducer, but it cost some serious dough. So I decided to give the Riccardi a go, and it seems to work ok on my smallish chip.

Lovely picture of the lens waytogo.gif These 185's are awesome!

 

CS!


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