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#76 CltFlyboy

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 12:13 PM

Update - the small thing excite me beyond measure. I secured the objective to the tube and added several layers of gaffers tape to the focuser so I could get it to stay put in the tube. Took it out last night and, oh my, M42 pops out like never before (using a 30mm 80 degree 2" eyepiece). I almost gasped when I saw it - definite greenish tint to the nebula and the Trapezium easily resolved. Wow wow wow. I had to take a pic just to prove it to myself (thru a handheld cell phone). All this using a very kludgey "mounting" I did by strapping it to the back of a C8 (resting against the spotter). Actually worked quite well.

 

Also, since this project is moving along, I need to fins a cradle for it, the OTA is exactly 6" OD. If anyone has one they want to part with, please ping me with what you have and what you want for it. Looking for something like this (for a 6.1" tube):

 

https://explorescien...e-for-dar-152mm

 

And here's the crappy pic to prove it works!

 

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#77 BarrySimon615

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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 AM

Where are you located? I may have a few sets of rings or even a Tak TOA 130 clamshell that I could sell. Will measure when I get home.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:46 AM

Hey Barry - definitely let me know what you have. I'm leaning towards a cradle/clamshell but could go with a set of rings since it'll be mounted to a Losmandy plate anyway. I'm up in the Charlotte, NC area. Dad is from near you, Gulfport MS :-)



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Posted Yesterday, 01:57 PM

At the airport now head to Dallas. Have to retrieve my car which we left there last week. I am in New Orleans. Text me tomorrow evening and remind me to measure. 504 481-2450. Thanks!

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Posted Yesterday, 02:22 PM

At the airport now head to Dallas. Have to retrieve my car which we left there last week. I am in New Orleans. Text me tomorrow evening and remind me to measure. 504 481-2450. Thanks!

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