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show us your setup.
whatever you have, show it to us.
my two g&g .











I don't know why my photos are not straight ?
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:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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On my avatar, 16" Meade.

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My gear now. Ordered a CEM120 and Tri-pier some time ago, but iOptron still promises them to be available in the late October. (Maybe they have been so busy making the mounts, they haven't got time to update their web pages.)
There are also coma corrector (ES HR 2"), 35mm extension tube, eyepieces (40 mm, 25 mm, 15 mm, 10 mm and 6 mm) and a 3xbarlow. Oh, and a neutral moon filter (50%).
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Takes alot of work to make a family photo :lol: I guess I'll start arranging the herd.
scopes :gso/bintel f4 12"truss tube, bresser messier ar127s /skywatcher 10'' dob,meade 12'' f10 lx200 sct
cameras : asi 1600mm-c/asi1600mm-c,asi120mc,prostar lp guidecam, nikkon d60, sony a7,asi 290 mm
mounts : eq6 pro/eq8/mesu 200 v2
filters : 2'' astronomik lp/badder lrgb h-a,sII,oIII,h-b,Baader Solar Continuum, chroma 3nm ha,sii,oiii,nii,rgb,lowglow,uv/ir,Thousand Oaks Solar Filter,1.25'' #47 violet,pro planet 742 ir,pro planet 807 ir,pro planet 642 bp ir.
extras : skywatcher f4 aplanatic cc, Baader MPCC MKIII Coma Corrector,Orion Field Flattener,zwo 1.25''adc.starlight maxi 2" 9x filter wheel,tele vue 2x barlow .

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Well, let's see. I have these two:
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And I have its one:
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And I have these two:
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And I have this one:
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And finally, these two.
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I've been collecting scopes earnestly since 2012. I already possessed the Newt before I started collecting. This is the reason for the quote at the bottom of my sig.

I'm not trying to boast here, I'm just trying to show you what you can potentially get every year for Christmas or your birthday if you whine really loud! And be persistent! Sometimes you even get smacked for your behavior, but you do what you gotta do to get the gear!

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messier 111 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:05 am show us your setup.
whatever you have, show it to us.
my two g&g .
I don't know why my photos are not straight ?
Nice rigs.:)

I didn't know you were a solar-head... Welcome aboard. There are several Canadian solar-heads here.

Here are three of my solar scopes getting ready for action. Not pictured is my Lunt 60, as you know what they look like.:)

80mm ED Skywatcher
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Here's your Lunt60 rotated 90 degrees in Photoshop...
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Neat thread! I would seem to have 11 scopes, but I'll only bore you with one; the rest are just decrepit like me... :lol:

I bought this on Kijiji for $100 several years ago. It's a Tasco 12TE that was made in 1961. The optics are Towa and tack-sharp. As well, the focuser is rock-solid and very smooth. I can use .965 or 1.25 eyepieces with it.

The scope, the box/packing, and the proof it's a 1961 (probably bought for Christmas):
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It still sees regular use, weather permitting ;)

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This is my latest Celestron 9.25" Edge and Stellarvue 102ED on SkyWatcher SkyTee 2 mount
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This is previous incarnation. Celestron 8" SCT, Celestron Omni 150mm achro and Celestron Onyx 80ED on the same mount.
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Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: Orion: Little Giant II 15x70, WorldView 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Russell Optics: SuperPlossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS silver mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: Positive lock prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S; Astronomik: UHC, Orion: UltraBlock, SkyGlow.
Observing: DSOs: 2106 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 1635, S110: 77). Doubles: 1385, Comets: 18, Asteroids: 95
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My main rig, for DSO AP:
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Orion 8" f.4 Newtonian
Televue Paracorr 2
FeatherTouch focuser with Rigelsys motor
Atik 383L+
Atik EFW2
50x162mm guider
QHY5 guide camera
CEM60 mount

My planetary AP (and occasional eyepiece-viewing) rig:
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Celestron 11" SCT
Moonlite focuser
ASI120MC
CEM60 mount

My field rig for star parties:
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Celestron 8" SCT
HEQ5 mount
various "glass dust covers"
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DSO AP: Orion 200mm f/4 Newtonian Astrograph; ATIK 383L+; EFW2 filter wheel; Astrodon Ha,Oiii,LRGB filters; KWIQ/QHY5 guide scope; Planetary AP: Celestron C-11; ZWO ASI120MC; Portable: Celestron C-8 on HEQ5 pro; C-90 on wedge; 20x80 binos; Etc: Canon 350D; Various EPs, etc. Obs: 8' Exploradome; iOptron CEM60 (pier); Hall's Harbour Observatory (H2O)
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My 9.25 SCT

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JayTee wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:13 pm
I'm not trying to boast here, I'm just trying to show you what you can potentially get every year for Christmas or your birthday if you whine really loud! And be persistent! Sometimes you even get smacked for your behavior, but you do what you gotta do to get the gear!

Cheers,
JT
Yep, persistent whining and trading favors with your family members will get you there. At certain point they will loose track of your equipment and then it is an open season. :lol: Honey, is this a new scope? No, no, I got it for Christmas 3 years ago. :eusa-shifty:
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: Orion: Little Giant II 15x70, WorldView 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Russell Optics: SuperPlossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS silver mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: Positive lock prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S; Astronomik: UHC, Orion: UltraBlock, SkyGlow.
Observing: DSOs: 2106 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 1635, S110: 77). Doubles: 1385, Comets: 18, Asteroids: 95
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JayTee wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:13 pm Well, let's see. I have these two:
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And I have its one:
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And I have these two:
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And I have this one:
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And finally, these two.
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I've been collecting scopes earnestly since 2012. I already possessed the Newt before I started collecting. This is the reason for the quote at the bottom of my sig.

I'm not trying to boast here, I'm just trying to show you what you can potentially get every year for Christmas or your birthday if you whine really loud! And be persistent! Sometimes you even get smacked for your behavior, but you do what you gotta do to get the gear!

Cheers,
JT
really nice setup and nice neighborhood. :dance:
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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Graeme1858 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:23 pm My 9.25 SCT

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nice gear :)
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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KathyNS wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:08 pm My main rig, for DSO AP:
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Orion 8" f.4 Newtonian
Televue Paracorr 2
FeatherTouch focuser with Rigelsys motor
Atik 383L+
Atik EFW2
50x162mm guider
QHY5 guide camera
CEM60 mount

My planetary AP (and occasional eyepiece-viewing) rig:
Image
Celestron 11" SCT
Moonlite focuser
ASI120MC
CEM60 mount

My field rig for star parties:
Image
Celestron 8" SCT
HEQ5 mount
various "glass dust covers"
ok that's serious stuff, :o
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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Bigzmey wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:36 pm This is my latest Celestron 9.25" Edge and Stellarvue 102ED on SkyWatcher SkyTee 2 mount

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This is previous incarnation. Celestron 8" SCT, Celestron Omni 150mm achro and Celestron Onyx 80ED on the same mount.

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superb 8-)
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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Thefatkitty wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:20 pm Neat thread! I would seem to have 11 scopes, but I'll only bore you with one; the rest are just decrepit like me... :lol:

I bought this on Kijiji for $100 several years ago. It's a Tasco 12TE that was made in 1961. The optics are Towa and tack-sharp. As well, the focuser is rock-solid and very smooth. I can use .965 or 1.25 eyepieces with it.

The scope, the box/packing, and the proof it's a 1961 (probably bought for Christmas):

ImageImageImage


It still sees regular use, weather permitting ;)

All the best,
Mark
very nice , :observer:
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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Lowjiber wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:59 pm
messier 111 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:05 am show us your setup.
whatever you have, show it to us.
my two g&g .
I don't know why my photos are not straight ?
Nice rigs.:)

I didn't know you were a solar-head... Welcome aboard. There are several Canadian solar-heads here.

Here are three of my solar scopes getting ready for action. Not pictured is my Lunt 60, as you know what they look like.:)

80mm ED Skywatcher
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100mm ED Skywatcher
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61mm ED Williams Optics
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Here's your Lunt60 rotated 90 degrees in Photoshop...
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Clear Skies & Stay Safe
I love your air conditioning, :dance: nice setup .
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



Jean-Yves . :flags-canada:
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I am now using the Orion Versago II with an extension tube. The Versago is very stable with the extension tube, and 1.75 " legs. This is an image of the Yard Canon on an Orion Skyview Pro mount. Also very stable, but will need another weight to use the RACI. Right click the image.
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Binoculars: Zhumell 20x80 Giant, Oberwerk LW 11x70, Levenhuk Sherman 7x50
Mounts: Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial, Orion Versago II Altazimuth, Farpoint Universal Parrallogram Mount, Orion Tritech II Fluid Head Tripod
Finders: GSO 8x50 Raci, Svbony Red Dot
Diagonals: GSO Dielectric 2", GSO Dielectric 1.25"
Eyepieces: GSO Superview 30mm, Astromania-Olivon 22mm, GSO Plossls 32mm/25mm/20mm, GSO 20mm Superview, Svbony 20mm/15mm/9mm/6mm, Svbony Aspheric 23mm/10mm/4mm, Agena Super Wide Angle 15mm, Few No Name Brand Ebay Plossls
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Refractordude wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:29 am I am now using the Orion Versago II with an extension tube. The Versago is very stable with the extension tube, and 1.75 " legs. This is an image of the Yard Canon on an Orion Skyview Pro mount. Also very stable, but will needs another weight to use the RACI. Right click the image.
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quite a beast, very nice. :eek:
:observer: I am a fan of refractor and Delos eyepieces .

100mm ( 4 ) f/714mm ed Apochromatic Refractor .

120mm (4.75") F/900mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor .

Delos , 4,5 - 6 - 10 and 17,3 mm .

As Arthur C. Clarke has observed: ‘How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.’



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messier 111 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:14 pm I love your air conditioning, :dance: nice setup .
:lol: I live in the Mojave Desert where summertime temps are regularly 115 degrees (F). The air conditioner is necessary to keep the computer inside the "box" from shutting down during the shoot.
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