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Old 01-08-2008, 04:28 PM   #21
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WOW! That is a monster!
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:37 PM   #22
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That scope is a real beauty. After you take it apart and reassemble it how long does it take to collimate the mirrors?
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:54 PM   #23
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When I take it apart, I leave the secondary mirror (the little one that is about 4" dia.) in place. If the tube is handled with care, it usually stays in place. When the primary (16" dia.) mirror is removed, it goes back together exactly as it was. (It can only go together one way) Therefore, it may not need to be collimated. When I went to one star party, it must have got bumped, had to adjust the secondary. Took about 20 to 30 minutes, if my memory serves me. I had no laser, so just tried to get my eyeball centered in the secondary. Seemed to work. It is a lot more forgiving than my smaller scopes.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:10 PM   #24
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I gotta quit looking at these pictures you posted, I' jealous
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:17 PM   #25
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Newb Here, I have a MEADE ETX-125EC with an imager that I haul around and connect to a Shuttle PC and 14" monitor/TV. The first time I took it out on a trip in my trailer, I had just installed Windows XP on the Shuttle box a couple of weeks previously, and forgot to activate the software. When I got to the campsite, beautiful full DARK sky, only two other campers nearby with me, set everything up to show it all off to my friends, the shuttle would not work so I could not get to the imager software. Telescope worked ok, but no pictures that trip!

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:43 AM   #26
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Welcome aboard kg6rzc. Since I don't have a motorized scope, I have not tried to take pictures, but maybe very short exposure times would work out ok.

I would love to see some of your astro-pictures. Maybe you could post some.

Just thinking (I know, that could be dangerours), since there seems to be a lot of us with radios, RV's and telescopes, maybe we should have Rv-Ham-Star Party. I have been to a couple of Star Parties and there was a surprising high proportion of of hams attending.

And again, welcom.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:49 AM   #27
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I'm not into astronomy, but I enjoy looking at the sky with binoculars. So when I retired from AT&T, I chose the Celeron VistaPix IS70 as my retirement gift. I won't give the specifics, you can google it, but it's a lot of fun and I've taken a few good moon shots with it. I'll post it in the photo section.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:05 AM   #28
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I've taken a few good moon shots with it. I'll post it in the photo section.
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Nice shot:cool2:
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:36 PM   #29
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It should read Celestron, not Celeron. Opps!?
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