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Rick Towns

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Here's a British made Cosmotron 8" SCT from the 1980's in an auction room.

Mike

 

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Here's my CPC1100 (located in my roll-off shed)

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Mounted on the scope we have:

Celestron Starsense camera,

Baader Skysurfer 5

ADM mini dovetail counterweight kit with 3x 3.5lb weights (underneath)

ADM mini dovetail bar with guidescope rings (on top) supporting a Borg89ED Apochromat

Baader 3" click-lock visual back

Starlight Instruments Feathertouch microfocuser

FLO dessicant cap

Two 11" dew tapes for the CPC (one is permanently on and the other is manually controlled as I only need the extra one on colder nights)

One 4" dew tape for the Borg89 (manually controlled as I only need it on colder nights)

Tracer LiFePO4 24Ah Battery Pack

Lots of cables (all nice & tidy!)

 

Alan

 

 

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3 hours ago, Gilles said:

This is my Celestron Orange C90 spotting scope.

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Making 90mm Maksutovs was a core part of my business in the 1970's, they sold well as the alternative was the very expensive Questar, the introduction of the C90 virtually killed my line as they were so much cheaper. Ironically that situation, in part, resulted in me taking out a Meade dealership and the Meade 2080 pictured in the other post was the first model I imported. Finally, I have an early Cosmotron 8" SCT here at the moment. It's ok at low power.  :icon_biggrin:

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Our Meade 10 inch ARC. (It's an early one claiming to be an RC, which it isn't!)

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For the saddest of reasons we have a 14 inch LX200 coming here too. It has been left to us by the late Alan Longstaff and will be given a very good home to be named in his honour.

Olly

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Here's mine, amazing how much crap those fork mounts can carry :grin:

Dave

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Here's mine, and I have added another lovely orange cat (Biskit, whom we had until quite recently when age sadly took its toll).

Doug.

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1 hour ago, cloudsweeper said:

 

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That's a nice Orange cat (((:

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3 minutes ago, N3ptune said:

That's a nice Orange cat (((:

Thanks N3ptune, he was good 'un!  Maybe we should've called him Celestron?

Doug.

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Hemmm  he's probably OK with his actual name. But Celestron is a good name for a cat, never thought of that before --> t's better for a Cat then for a company.  (And he looks like a Celestron.)

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2 hours ago, dweller25 said:

A proper cat :evil4::evil4:

 

 

 

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I think we can agree on that! Stunning.

Olly

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Here's my latest a 9.25 Evoloution with star sense and feather touch focuser 

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4 hours ago, garryblueboy said:

Here's my latest a 9.25 Evoloution with star sense and feather touch focuser

I really like the look of that - it reminds me of an old Celestron Ultima 2000 that I should have bought, but didn't. :) (Would up buying a 10" Meade SCT instead - which I dearly loved!)

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13 hours ago, Rick Towns said:
13 hours ago, Rick Towns said:

I really like the look of that - it reminds me of an old Celestron Ultima 2000 that I should have bought, but didn't. :) (Would up buying a 10" Meade SCT instead - which I dearly loved!)

 

Yeah  I had one of those pretty dam good scope it was 

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Here is my C11 sitting on an AZ=EQ6 GT...

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CGEM-DX mount, 8" Celestron SCT, startraveller 80, Canon 600D, QHY6, cooler, focus motor, & controller 

The weight these things carry... and, so far, the worst cabling ever?

 

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The supplied Meade GFT was too high for my liking so I put my cat to sit on this one instead! With and without chair!!

 

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21 hours ago, iapa said:

CGEM-DX mount, 8" Celestron SCT, startraveller 80, Canon 600D, QHY6, cooler, focus motor, & controller 

The weight these things carry... and, so far, the worst cabling ever?

 

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There are more wires on that telescope then there are in Times Square!

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21 hours ago, iapa said:

CGEM-DX mount, 8" Celestron SCT, startraveller 80, Canon 600D, QHY6, cooler, focus motor, & controller 

The weight these things carry... and, so far, the worst cabling ever?

 

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If you arrange the cables carefully the drag cancels out :grin:

Dave

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And I thought it was tricky enough making sure your dew heater cable and handset cable didn't snag! Where abouts in Wicklow are you? I used to live not far from there once upon a time.

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