Post a Pic of your CAT.... SCT, MAK-Cass , D-K

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Post a Pic of your CAT.... SCT, MAK-Cass , D-K

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I have heard someone say that a Picachu :roll: is worth a 1000 words so here is place you can post up some pictures of your Cat, Cass, Mak, DK etc etc.....

My Mewlon 21omm F11.5 @ 2415mm with Custom tube rings replacing the stock dovetail, also fitted with Baader SkySurferV RDF, Baader Zeiss T2 prism and Zeiss Binoviewer
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Very cool scope Matt.
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Here's my C6 (I haven't even taken the wrapping off yet):

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and my Questar Standard:

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And my venerable CPC1100.
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Thanks Michael :thumb:


Nice setups Stephen, would love to see a little Questar in person :o


JT, those C11s get some mixed "press" but everyone I have looked through has given great views! :thumb:
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Rainmaker wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:06 pm
JT, those C11s get some mixed "press" but everyone I have looked through has given great views!
As does mine. I bought her used and she has never failed me and gives amazing views. I couldn't be happier with a scope.

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∞ Scopes: Celestron CPC1100 #2 Scope: 8" f/7.5 Dob AP Scopes: TPO 6" f/9 RC, ES 80mm f/6 APO G&G Scopes: Meade 102mm f/7.8, Bresser 102mm f/4.5 Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs
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First light with new (to me) NexStar 8se, April 8, 2019. And we received a lot more snow after that date :(
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Since I recently took this photo, I thought I would include it here.

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It is a Celestron CPC1100 + Skywatcher Startravel 80 for wide field and guiding.
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My 14" Edge on my CGE PRO waiting for dark.

I really need to get a picture of my 9.25" Edge.

For scale, below is a pic of my 152mm ES on the same mount.
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OK, what'd I do wrong to make the pics turn sideways? And would someone correct it for me please.
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I have a C-9.25 and a C-1100 EDGE. I Like the C-9.25 because it has a wider FOV than the C-1100 EDGE, but the 11" absolutely kills the 9.25 on deep sky when set up out in the desert. In short...I like them both.

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One of these cats is not like the other. :-D
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Houghton-Cass (my daughter's telescope)
Meade SN8 (my primary visual and AP)
Astro modded MC Rubinar (grab and go, junior outreach, windy conditions visual/AP)
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Nothing special, but we had lots of fun with my C8 over the years.
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My 150 Mac and an old C5
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My former C8:
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and the one before:
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together with:
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My current OMC140 (UK):
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together with my current G&G:
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Telescopes in Schiedam : SW 150mm F/5 Achromat, SW Evostar 120ED F/7.5, Vixen 102ED F/9, OMC140 maksutov F/14.3, SW 102MAK F/13 on Vixen GPDX.
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Rainmaker wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:13 pm
My Mewlon 21omm F11.5 @ 2415mm with Custom tube rings replacing the stock dovetail, also fitted with Baader SkySurferV RDF, Baader Zeiss T2 prism and Zeiss Binoviewer
That's the equivalent of a Rolls-Royce in amateur astronomy! :drool:
Good for you!
Beautiful instrument, take good care of it!
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Late to this. Here are my two cats at rest.

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For top to bottom:

1) Intes MK66 150mm f12 Rutten Maksutov Cassegrain with Baader Vario 10x60 f4 finder.

2) VMC110L 110mm f9.8 Klevzov (sub aperture Mak) with Orion EZ Finder II, Meade HD60 25mm with GSO 0.5x reducer in top port,
Vixen Lanthanum 8-24mm Zoom in back port.

2) A pale shadow of a photographer.
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My CPC 1100 GPS
Astro-Tech AT 152EDT CGEM II Mount AKA FracZilla
Celestron C11 Carbon Fiber AKA Cloudzilla
Ioptron IEQ 30 Sky watcher Mak Cas 180 MoonZilla
Home Made 8 inch Newtonian Reflector on Rocker Box AKA Scopezilla
Celestron 4 1/2 114 mm Newtonian Telescope 910 F/L GT Mount AKA Frankenscope.


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Here are a few.

C-90 on its polar wedge. This is my grab and go scope.
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C-8 (8SE OTA) on an HEQ5 mount. Note the seriously ugly dew shield!
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The C-11 configured for visual observing.
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And just for fun, my franken-rig: the C-11 configured for small DSO AP, with the C-90 (reduced to f/7) as a guide scope. Amazingly, it worked!
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Don't have a lot of pics of my scopes. I will have to pull out the camera sometime but here are two.

My C90 with a Baader Hyperion zoom on an SE mount. It was taken at night so is a little pixelated. I really like this little scope.
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My SE8 with my Lunt50 at a star party a few years back. I think that is my C90 on my AVX to the right. A little overkill as far as mount goes.
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