Discussion in 'General Astronomy Chat' started by Orion25, Sep 10, 2023.
Started by Orion25 on Sep 10, 2023 at 11:11 AM
Looking forward to your report on it.
I would think it would have a name like CATxxxxxx
I promise you will get one
As it's the biggest cat' I own, 'Big Cat' seems particularly apposite.
And pictures ...
WO bino's, 127mm Synta Mak, 20mm SWAN's (77x), Long Perng (Omegon) Amici prism diagonal.
102mm Synta Mak, Rigel reflex sight, Orion RACI's, WO Amici prism (helical focuser), 15mm GSO SuperView (87x) .
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:
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.
You dragged that monster out. Take care my friend... my gosh..
It can be a bit of a monster. I always feel like a 'real' astronomer when I'm using the Big Six.
Beautiful piece of kit, Dave!
It certainly looks the part.
celestron 127 slt, celestron 130 slt, skywatcher skymax 90, svbony 80ED, Orion Starmax 90 and svbony MK105
My last ones unless I get another this week
Svbony 70ED, 80ED, 102ED and Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 SCT
The SkyProdigy is an SCT right?
This looks like my 102mm SW:
it is it's baby sister... mini 90
the Sky Prodigy is actually the C6 in a different dress
All of these scopes are absolutely lovely. Pure scope porn, lol! Can we say that here??
Yes, Reggie, looking for porn stars...LOL
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.
10" Dob - The big one
6" Mak - Old picture from when my skies were darker and I used to observe a lot
TV-85 - Ready for solar imaging on the Twilight 1 head/CG-4 tripod
60mm ED - Great little scope for DSO imaging and wide-field views
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