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Pictures of Your Astronomy Kit in Action!

Discussion in 'General Astronomy Chat' started by Orion25, Sep 10, 2023.

Pictures of Your Astronomy Kit in Action!

Started by Orion25 on Sep 10, 2023 at 11:11 AM

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  1. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    I would think it would have a name like CATxxxxxx

    ASTROPHE
    EGORICALLY
    HEDRAL
    AMARAN
    HETER
    ALOG
    ADIOPTRIC
    ERPILLAR
    ATONIC
    HOUSE
    APULT
    HARSIS
    ARACT
    HODE
    CHUP
    NAP
     
  3. sojourneyer

    sojourneyer Well-Known Member

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    I promise you will get one
     
  4. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    As it's the biggest cat' I own, 'Big Cat' seems particularly apposite.
     
  5. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    And pictures ...
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    WO bino's, 127mm Synta Mak, 20mm SWAN's (77x), Long Perng (Omegon) Amici prism diagonal.

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    102mm Synta Mak, Rigel reflex sight, Orion RACI's, WO Amici prism (helical focuser), 15mm GSO SuperView (87x) .
     
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    Synta EQ mount/tripod, T.S. Optics SVD series (GSO), f/6 150mm Newtonian, parabolic mirror. A bit slow for the AP mob so now not so easy to find. Agena Astro have some:

    https://agenaastro.com/gso-6in-f6-newtonian-reflector-ota.html

    Focuser is only single speed but I often use a Baader helical with it, there are few in-focus problems with the Baader focuser. Tube rings are a tad tight.
     
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    You dragged that monster out. Take care my friend... my gosh..
     
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    It can be a bit of a monster. I always feel like a 'real' astronomer when I'm using the Big Six.
     
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    Beautiful piece of kit, Dave!
     
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    It certainly looks the part.
     
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    celestron 127 slt, celestron 130 slt, skywatcher skymax 90, svbony 80ED, Orion Starmax 90 and svbony MK105 20230208_165842.jpg 292987127_7683462758394966_3300617716707709056_n.jpg 20220308_130826.jpg thumbnaila.jpg IMG_20200608_181524187_HDR.jpg
     
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    My last ones unless I get another this week
    Svbony 70ED, 80ED, 102ED and Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 SCT


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    The SkyProdigy is an SCT right?

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    This looks like my 102mm SW:

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    it is it's baby sister... mini 90

    the Sky Prodigy is actually the C6 in a different dress
     
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    All of these scopes are absolutely lovely. Pure scope porn, lol! Can we say that here?? :eek::eek:
     
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    Yes, Reggie, looking for porn stars...LOL
     
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    Y'all remind me of me years ago. I added a storage room to my house only to fill it up with all kinds of scopes. No regrets having owned so many and enjoyed all of them. Sold off most of them. I kept three: 10" Dob, 6" Mak and 85mm TV-85. Not long ago I got the cute little 60mm, mainly for DSO imaging but has given me great wide field views, even in a severe Bortle 9 zone.

    I have a Celestron CG-4 mount with a 9V motor drive. I wanted to simplify things and adapted the Twilight 1 mount to the heftier CG-4 tripod. Swapping from Alt-Az to GEM is really easy, and the Twilight 1 is much steadier on the heftier tripod.

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    10" Dob - The big one

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    6" Mak - Old picture from when my skies were darker and I used to observe a lot

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    TV-85 - Ready for solar imaging on the Twilight 1 head/CG-4 tripod

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    60mm ED - Great little scope for DSO imaging and wide-field views

     
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