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astro mick

Reverting back to Visual

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Hi.

Have any of you imagers past or present thought about packing this imaging lark up and gone or are going back to visual.

Did you sell your gear to fund a bigger better visual scope.If you did, did you at a later date regret doing so,and then had to build your imaging kit again at more expense. 

I often think like this BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interested in any stories.

Mick.

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No need for them to be mutually exclusive, I can ( in theory :icon_rolleyes: ) set my imaging rig going and then relax with a bit of visual.

Dave

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Hi Dave.

Yes i,ve tried and still do that,but in the UK having two set-ups running outside,always looking for clouds/rain then try and get them both way is a pain.

If i know its defo going to be clear all night,but in the UK no chance.

Mick.

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I too have two setups. One for travelling to dark sites and the other, more permanent,  in my ROR Shed.

The mistake I made when I built my ROR Shed was have the power points on the floor next to the peir. I am currently looking for some wood to build a small platform so as to be able to stand over the power points and visually observe.

I do have a 8" Newt and NEQ6 for when I visit dark sites for viewing only :)

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I'm in your position atm, I have an imaging set-up comprising a good refractor, camera, mount etc but have just purchased a 10 inch dob for visual and considered many times selling the imaging gear and getting a large(ish) scope for visual - probably a dob and an eq platform to save all the nudging. There are a number of fairly light weight (physical) dobs around... It's just making that jump!

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I may have the best of both worlds - I like imaging (well most of the time!) whilst hubby prefers observing.  I do my imaging (with Joe's help from time to time) in a Pulsar whilst Joe sets his 12" Dob outside for observing!!  This has however created a large black hole in our finances!!

 

Annie

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Thanks all.

Obviously not many have felt this way.

Appreciate your input.

Mick.

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