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#51 Grizz

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 05:22 PM

Ah I see...well not really. :)

Couple of things come to mind. Firmware version? Have you tried checking and unchecking the Diag Mirr box and doing a reset cal after each attempt? I have had very good results using the LPI for guiding. I'm sure you will also.

#52 John_Gillies

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:37 AM

Observalavatory Scope.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:01 AM

Nice addition of the bi-noc viewers John! I immage that must help with looking at objects for a long time. Reduced eye strain and the like... sweet!

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 06:59 AM

I wouldn't live without my Denkmeier's. Last Saturday night at the Observalavatory with the 12"/Denkmeier and a guest with his 12"/Denkmeier, four of us spent no less than 8 hours (7:30 pm to 3:30 am) at the ep's. And it only went down to -11 Celcius. You bet the binoviewer makes viewing easier!

#55 Strgazr27

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 11:33 AM

Here ya go...

12" LX200 Classic with UHC
Bucks Gears
Version 4.32
Superwedge
9x50 Celestron Polar scope
Kendrick Dew Controller w strips for Corrector and Diag/EP
2" Diagonal
GFT shortened 12"

Just ordered a bunch of stuff from Bobs Knobs. Also just ordered the Meade Zero Image shift focuser and 2" Flip Mirror Assembly.

Plans call for an Orion 80ED this spring piggy backed.

UPS says my Rebel w remote/ grip and extra battery should be here by Wednsday morning :)

I know, 3 weeks of rain Lol.

A big thanks to Mark G. for giving me the deal of a lifetime and "Big" John C for answering all my questions and PM's.

Thanks Guys.

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 03:43 PM

Meade very poorly, at the eye surgeons.. :bawling:

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 09:27 AM

Let's try this one...

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 09:28 AM

My "Finderscope" ;) Actually my 90mm F/11 Guider I just picked up.

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 01:03 PM

Here's Mine:
*1998 10" LX200, with added bearings on focuser
*Stellarvue SV105 with 2" Feathertouch Focuser
*Robofocus with homeade bracket
*Ken Milburn Dovetails Top & Bottom
*Meade Superwedge with bearings and blocks on both axis, Mitty kit, teflon, rosette knobs.....
*JMI Wheely Bars

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#60 Chris Graham  Happy Birthday!

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:47 AM

wow some people are so lucky!

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Great setups all!

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:15 AM

Wow very sharp! Do that roof open and shut?

Here's mine:

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#62 Dave LoPresti

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:45 PM

Lots of nice gear posted so far.
Until I find a better one, here is a pic of my 10" LX200 :p

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#63 TeamGS

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 11:52 AM

Here's my backyard observatory. I would kill for an area that I could build permanant structure. I keep her covered, and left outside most of the time, but it still takes a long time to set up the cameras, computer, etc.

Regards,

Gary

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#64 Strgazr27

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 11:56 AM

Gary,

I see you have a nice guider setup now :) Looks real nice. At least you can leave yours setup. I have to drag mine up and out a setup from scratch everytime I want to image/observe.

Again, Nice setup :)


P.S. So when does your RCX400 Show up ;)

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 03:19 PM

Ohh for a nice warm, dry, climate that i could relocate myself to.... That and the ability to actually leave my scope outside without fear of the local citizenry making off with it and it being on ebay within an hour of its disappearance!

#66 TeamGS

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 03:30 PM

Thanks guys! :) Bobby; Actually that pic was taken before I hooked up your old scope in an attempt to capture more light and have a longer FL. The scope pictured is a 70 mm f/10.

David, I would never have pictured Manassas Park as a hotbed of crime! :)

Regards,

Gary

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 10:06 AM

Here's mine nothing fancy yet but getting there.

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#68 Scott Horstman

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 11:47 PM

It's a 10" LX50 (hope I don't get booed). Got the forks here, tube there etc. and Frankenscoped it. I like it though.
Notice the Miracle Grow in the picture. I'm trying to grow it into a 12" LX200 GPS. :grin:

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#69 TeamGS

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 12:39 PM

Notice the Miracle Grow in the picture. I'm trying to grow it into a 12" LX200 GPS. :grin:


LOL! :roflmao:

Gary

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:34 PM

They said in the email I could add two inches with this patch...

#71 Scott Horstman

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 04:44 PM

Ya mean like the Enz*** stuff? In a patch?
I could just see it now.....
Hello, this is Bob. Bob now sees down to 16th mag and star tests like never before..... :shocked:

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 06:19 PM

Well, here is my 12" LX200GPS, Just ordered a milburn deluxe Wedge for it, and awaiting it, 6-8 weeks left.

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#73 Scott Horstman

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 09:05 PM

Hi Steve, Nice set up. It should be worth the wait on the wedge. They're really nice!
Welcome to C.N. It's a fun place to hang out.
C.S. Scott.

#74 Hawkeye

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 03:38 AM

Hey Steve,
I like the snow effect on the railing. :cool: Love the hardware too. How is the camera mounted?

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for that comment ;), It always snows here and that is what usually keeps me from observing. The Camera is mounted by a Meade Camera Adapter, I might change that to a Milburn adapter later on, but I see you have an LX200gps too, if you look at the optical tube, at the end with the cast iron that is black, there are a few different types of screws on the rim, with this you unscrew those and the kit that comes with the adapter has longer screws, you place the adapter over the two screw holes, and lock it back in.
The only problem I have is that when taking widefield images the end of the tube is in the FOV because you cannot adjust the camera on this adapter which is a pain, that is why i am going to eventually change that camera adapter.
-Steve


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