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Nov 23, 2009 20:07 |  #166

that is an amazing rig and the images are amazing too ...




  
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Nov 23, 2009 20:13 |  #167

Catanonia wrote in post #8273915 (external link)
Here is mine

Skywatcher ED120 Diamond Black
SkyWatcher ED80 Pro II guide with rings
NEQ6 Pro mount
QHY5 Guide CCD
EOS 350D modded imaging camera.

I see no reason for one person to have all of that, so I will email you my address and you can just send me the "Little" scope! Just kidding, but that is impressive.




  
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Nov 23, 2009 20:23 |  #168

Eng27DCFD wrote in post #9070304 (external link)
I see no reason for one person to have all of that, so I will email you my address and you can just send me the "Little" scope! Just kidding, but that is impressive.

LOL, how about you send me £1000 as a retainer :)

wow, quite an old thread.

Rig has changed a bit now to include a side by side ADM mounting bar and a EOS 1000D modded DSLR.

Also added on top a Sony A700 500 - 1000mm DSLR


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Jul 23, 2011 18:42 as a reply to  @ Catanonia's post |  #169

I no longer own the 130EDT or the Tak fluorite. I do however own the following now...

Astro Physics 155 EDFS w/4 inch focuser and TCC155 reducer flattener. Also with the regular flattener and 2.7 inch focuser in case I feel like switching them out.

Takahashi FSQ106ED with all the trimmings. This includes the .73 reducer and the new 1.6x.

And JUST received early last week, the new Astro Physics 130 Gran Turismo. Only scopes within the last 6 months have a new type of broadband coating, as confirmed by the man himself. BETTER than the old coating by quite a bit. I drove over to AP and picked it up - also met the crew there. Fun stuff.

Total wait time for the scope - under 9 years.




  
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Jul 23, 2011 21:11 |  #170

My rig has completely changed too, such old thread :)

Now a MN190, ED80, WO66 and a QHY9 CCD :)


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Jul 24, 2011 01:27 as a reply to  @ Catanonia's post |  #171

Your opinions of the QHY9? Heard that was a sweet cam!




  
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Aug 06, 2011 08:10 |  #172

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My Astro Set Up (external link) by markbrim (external link), on Flickr
My astrophotography set up:
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Im only a beginner and have only had a chance to use it 5/6 times since buying the Astrotrac! But i love it!

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Aug 06, 2011 08:50 |  #173

Are we looking at your outfit or the astro gear? :)

Sorry, no offence! Nice setup.

Given the cost and weight of the heads and tripod, how would you rate the astrotrac against a conventional tracking EQ mount?

PS, if you can't get on with the lens, can I borrow it for a couple of weeks :)




  
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Aug 06, 2011 09:31 |  #174

Not into astronomy anymore, sold all of my gear years ago. But here are some of my old setups:


Meade 12" LX200R, William Optics Megrez 110mm ED, Denk PowerSwitch, ADM weight and dovetail systems, 7" LCD, etc...

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And a lot of other scopes, still looking for pics of them. Had around $50,000 worth of astro gear before I sold it all.

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Aug 06, 2011 09:43 |  #175

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Aug 06, 2011 13:51 |  #176

martyn_bannister wrote in post #12886989 (external link)
Are we looking at your outfit or the astro gear? :)

Sorry, no offence! Nice setup.

Given the cost and weight of the heads and tripod, how would you rate the astrotrac against a conventional tracking EQ mount?

PS, if you can't get on with the lens, can I borrow it for a couple of weeks :)

Lol, this is the only image i have of my rig!! taken by my friend whos 400mm 2.8 it is!! So sorry for me being in the picture!

The mount + Heads werent cheap, but Its SO fast to set up and get imaging! I can be up and aligning the mount in under 5 mins! I have never used a conventional telescope or mount before so im not sure on the easy or time of set up, but i have held one and their not light!
The mount itself is light and when the tripod and heads + my camera and lenses are packed in a bag, the total weight isnt anything to worry about, Although i have never wandered far from my car!


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Aug 07, 2011 01:44 |  #177

Mark Brim wrote in post #12888081 (external link)
Lol, this is the only image i have of my rig!! taken by my friend whos 400mm 2.8 it is!! So sorry for me being in the picture!

The mount + Heads werent cheap, but Its SO fast to set up and get imaging! I can be up and aligning the mount in under 5 mins! I have never used a conventional telescope or mount before so im not sure on the easy or time of set up, but i have held one and their not light!
The mount itself is light and when the tripod and heads + my camera and lenses are packed in a bag, the total weight isnt anything to worry about, Although i have never wandered far from my car!

I'm going to have to get to a star party where one of these is in evidence and check it out. Everyone seems to think they are brill, so I must be missing something.




  
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Aug 07, 2011 05:09 |  #178

Finally got around to shooting my current setup at the 2011 Queensland Astrofest.

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Aug 09, 2011 11:19 |  #179

Mark Brim wrote in post #12886854 (external link)
My astrophotography set up:
Big Camulet Tripod
Canon 7D
Canon 400 2.8 L ( NOT MINE! i didnt even manage to get any images with this, Its pretty heavy n hard to handle atm)
Astrotrac TT320x AG
Manfrotto Ball and Gear Heads
Im only a beginner and have only had a chance to use it 5/6 times since buying the Astrotrac! But i love it!

Mark - is that a dew shield extending the 400L length OR is the 400L that big?

Nice to hear good things about that Astrotrac.
If you don't want go-to/etc seems perfect for widefield portable set-up's, like in backpacking to remote/dark areas.

I've sunk my $$ into gear for this year, but for future that is on my short list.


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Aug 09, 2011 11:21 |  #180

troypiggo wrote in post #12890753 (external link)
Finally got around to shooting my current setup at the 2011 Queensland Astrofest.

Nice gear Troy, it's winter for you now correct?
Does not look to cold in these picts.


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