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My Double OTA visual setup

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#1 fedele


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Posted 25 November 2021 - 07:27 AM

My "visual and planetary imaging setup" which occasionally involves two tubes (Baby-Mu and FC100DL, two refractors, FC100DL + solar scope, etc).
The SXD2 balances everything well, but even if various accessories are still missing, its particular design seems to meet the need with only two small weights. Probably i will need some additional weight in the OTA, but for tthse purposes it work well.
At the moment there is a Hal130 which is the "domestic tripod for winter months", but the setup is normally completed with the Barleback UNI 18 wooden tripod, making it even more solid.
Waiting for the Rowan AZ100, more functional to my visual and planetary imaging needs, as the spark of long exposure astrophotography has never taken place in me (except for the fun of simple live staking)
In the photo, the FC100DL is devoid of its characteristic black focuser (produced only in 200 pieces worldwide) as i am installing the Takahashi MEF3 on it



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#2 Spikey131



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Posted 25 November 2021 - 07:50 AM

This is a great way to observe.  Here is my version:



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Posted 25 November 2021 - 08:09 AM

Or this smile.gif

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 09:14 AM

Very nice! --- Reminds me of this rig from 35+ years ago. We were chasing Comet Halley south and captured images just north of the Rio Grande.    Tom

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 07:29 PM

The one I sold a few years ago...



it was fun to use, but it had to make way when an opportunity arose to trade up.

Edited by luxo II, 25 November 2021 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 11:06 PM

I have made a few.,some for stars.,some for birdies..Lots of fun.,

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