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Show us your set up in action at night.

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If only I could hacksaw this in half; I only look through the one side.

 

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On 17 January 2019 at 23:36, david_taurus83 said:

Had a visitor last week while imaging IC405.

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How did it get up there, is it a flying fox? 

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From a couple of years ago....  my old Opticstar80 F5, before I dropped it !!, with a 600D and a 60mm finder-guider set-up.  

The lap-top holder is from KakiBashi ( limited edition ) and is available from most skips.  I think I took this picture because I had got Phd2 to work for the first time and I felt like a 'real' astrophotographer.

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... and there seems to be a pair of eyes admiring the set-up from down the garden as well !!!!!.... yikes.

 

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6 hours ago, Craney said:

... and there seems to be a pair of eyes admiring the set-up from down the garden as well !!!!!.... yikes.

It's a Jawa planning to recycle your robotic scope ?

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First light for the TMB :). The thing is a beast - only 105mm objective and 650mm FL but built like a brick outhouse...

 

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Here's my grab and go set up in action from this evening. An ST80, Baader MkIV Zoom, 2.5x Powermate, and WO RACI diagonal.

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Last chance for some decent terminator action before the "Snow Moon" on February 19th (a.ka. the full Hunger Moon by native American tribes due to the heavy snow falls making hunting more difficult)* 

I set up my two portable rigs for a shoot out ?

No competition actually as one is fantastic in times of poor seeing (Altair 60 EDF) and the other is best for crater exploration (C8 SCT)

Had a blast with both, I'll be processing the tons of data I collected shortly.

Excellent night sky with the eye of the bull in Taurus near the Moon - was great just to stand behind the scopes watching it all unfold ?

Notice our cat Luna on her inspection rounds LOL!

David

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Mewlon out playing tonight, having fun. 

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Apologies for spamming this thread, but I liked this one alot :)

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20190204_233000.jpgchilly night a few weeks ago. Dew building up on the 120ed.

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Have you got enough finder shoes there on the ED120 Paul ? :icon_biggrin:

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10 minutes ago, John said:

Have you got enough finder shoes there on the ED120 Paul ? :icon_biggrin:

Lol . I think so. ?

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1 minute ago, djpaul said:

Lol . I think so. ?

Well Stu fitted the centre finder on when I purchased the scope from him 4 years ago.

I then upgraded the focuser which came with 2 more. 

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5 minutes ago, djpaul said:

Well Stu fitted the centre finder on when I purchased the scope from him 4 years ago.

I then upgraded the focuser which came with 2 more. 

Has it really been 4 years Paul? That is scary! You seem to have enjoyed the 120ED though ??

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Yes i love it. Its my baby lol. 

Not for sale ...... EVER. 

spent hours learning with it and lots of upgrades. 

I did tell you at the time of purchase I'm new to astronomy and would look after it  ?

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It is looking very good, the Moonlite suits it. I think I had a red one on it at some point.

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Yes you did . We arranged a price but you changed your mind on selling the focuser.

So you sold it to me with a T.S. optics focuser.

Since sold that and ordered a green moonlite.

At the time of buying the focuser it was a toss up of either up grade the 120 ed or buy the new s.w. 150 ed.

I did the right thing in my opinion. 

Its made a huge difference with my heavy eyepieces.

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9 hours ago, Stu said:

Mewlon out playing tonight, having fun. 

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How do you find the Mewlon Stu. Don’t see too many around. 

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2 hours ago, dannybgoode said:

How do you find the Mewlon Stu. Don’t see too many around. 

It is lovely Danny. Enjoying it, especially now it is collimated reasonably well and my GP-DX is upgraded with its losmandy clamp and giving me nice accurate gotos via skysafari. I can start relaxing and just enjoying my observing again.

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10 hours ago, djpaul said:

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20190204_233000.jpgchilly night a few weeks ago. Dew building up on the 120ed.

Lovely scopes Paul.........Excellent eyepiece ! :smiley:

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2 hours ago, Stu said:

It is lovely Danny. Enjoying it, especially now it is collimated reasonably well and my GP-DX is upgraded with its losmandy clamp and giving me nice accurate gotos via skysafari. I can start relaxing and just enjoying my observing again.

They have a really nice second hand one in RVO which, had it not been for my lack of willpower on the TMB, I’d be sorely tempted by :)

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Here we go folks, this is my 12 inch Dob wearing its posh new Astrozap cloak pointing straight at Sirius this evening.

Gives you an idea of the elevation of Sirius and Orion too.....

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A quick session from 14th - clearest sky for a long time. Grab n go just in case the weather changed or it was too cold ? seems stamina decreases over time not outside at night.  

Got a couple of handheld iPhones 7 shots of a typical bright moon!

@Stu may recognise the scope. 

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1 hour ago, dannybgoode said:

They have a really nice second hand one in RVO which, had it not been for my lack of willpower on the TMB, I’d be sorely tempted by :)

Yes, looks lovely although significantly more than I paid for mine.

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