Show off your LX, RCX setup
Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:15 PM
Cute dog, but it looks like he/she has the same problem as my dog in that he loves to go lay in the mud to cool off!
Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:54 PM
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:37 PM
Saw the Trifid and Swan nebulae, a host of GCs and OCs and 'found' the Tarantula nebula after trawling the LMC.
The dew shield is a glued up piece of grey sleeping roll.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:24 PM
Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:46 PM
This is not my normal observing mode. Not using the wedge right now, only time for visual. Actually my visual optical path is shorter than it was. The Van Slyke focuser is incredible and it also houses my .63 FR inside and adds zero to the length. I use the piggyback 85 every time I view to get an excellent wfov to help me learn the sky. I find it hard to see where thing fit into place when I can only see the object. I also use the 85 as a grab and go on it's own tripod. Right now I'm just starting using the 10D for Solar. I'm anxiously waiting for my new Siebert Elite binoviewer that uses 2" eyepieces. With 36 mm eyepieces and ability to use a focal reducer also, I'm looking forward to some nice WA two eyed viewing.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 08:35 PM
Hawk, I just bought a block of land at Parsons Beach on York Peninsula, so anytime you want to come to SA for a really dark sky site and beach views just let me know. Takes about two hours to get there from Adelaide, can't wait till summer.
I'll take a shot of my setup soon with all the gear on it.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 04:48 AM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:44 AM
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 02:14 PM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 02:44 PM
I heard her talking to a friend the other day. She said "..he is so obsessed with that thing since he got that Canon camera. I left him two months ago and he didn't even miss me until last week." I think she was joking but can't be sure. I really don't remember missing her last week, the skys were clear.
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:17 AM
I really don't remember missing her last week
There goes your only change of owning your own observatory!
I am only very jealous and frustrated!
It gives me the feeling I have started to look through a monocles glass to the sky ................
Well some have it, everyone else don't
Posted 24 September 2004 - 04:22 PM
John, WOW...now thats a lot of stuff on there...Like Old Faithful...Now ive always wanted to take my scope to yellowstone as i go every year and its gets DARK....
Posted 25 September 2004 - 01:13 PM
Lets try and keep the image size down to about 100k and 640x480 for folks using dial-up connections. I have edited some of the pics to a smaller size.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 05:48 PM
Thanks for taking care of mine. The instructions said 200k, and it was trial and error to get it there.
Posted 16 October 2004 - 02:59 AM
10" Lx200 GPS UHTC
Off axis guider
reticular illuminated ep
26mm super plossel
20mm super plossel
12.5mm super plossel
40mm maxiview ep
2 x barlow
tube counter weight set
Nikon D70 DSLR
Waeco 12volt rechargable gel battery
JMI hard transport case
Phew spent a lot of cash :o. Anyway I love it.
Posted 16 October 2004 - 09:37 AM
Posted 17 October 2004 - 05:23 AM
And, it looks as though you have even given it a silk scarf!
Very nice setup, Paul - and in Aussie Dollars too. That, ladies and gentlemen is commitment!
I bet the weeks can't pass quickly enough for you to scoot down to the peninsula for some serious dark sky!
Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:46 AM
Posted 19 October 2004 - 04:37 PM
Great sticker! I went to the site and ordered the Planet hunter and the clear skies stickers... still waiting for those to arrive.
Posted 31 October 2004 - 04:55 PM
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Posted 01 November 2004 - 03:27 PM