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Started by reconair, 01/12/2013 07:49AM
Posted 01/12/2013 07:49AM Opening Post
It's taken me a long time to get to where I want to be in Astronomy. I'm pretty happy about getting there. In the pic is my Tak TOA 150 on a EM400 EQM. I mounted it on a PierTech II pier in my Pro Dome 10. Additional scopes on the setup include a TAK FS78, FS60, and TAK 70mm Finder.

I showed you mine, now show me yours.

Scott

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Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 01/12/2013 08:34AM #1
Congrats on your dream setup. It's pretty impressive.
Posted 01/12/2013 09:05AM #2
Posted 01/12/2013 11:05AM #3
Well, I wish I had an observatory, that would be sweet. But I have to settle for a permanent pier at a mountain site near by. The skies are fairly dark and the extent of FOV is pretty good. I do a lot of Astrophotography now days and little visual.

Here is my rig, I am pleased with it and it only took me 5 or 6 years to get it together. grin
TEC 140, AP900, ML8300, Borg mini50mm & ATIK Titan guider.

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Posted 01/12/2013 11:53AM | Edited 01/12/2013 11:54AM #4
That's a really nice setup.

After a meeting in Sunnyvale yesterday, I decided to take a side trip to Lick Observatory before heading back to Fresno. Your setup looks a bit like the Great 36-inch Refractor but without the wood paneling in the dome. smile
Posted 01/28/2013 10:29AM #5
Scott:

Like you, I have my own personal dome that goes with me everywhere I go. 8O

We have a place out where the skies are about as dark as they get in Southern California. I frequently am asked why I haven't built an observatory. I have never wanted an observatory, just a place to observe where I can feel as if I am camped out in the Valley of the Gods with nothing but the sky above me.

Jon

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Posted 02/10/2013 02:49AM #6
Scott,
Great post and well said, Astronomy is a great hobby and can only be summed up in one word, WOW! The first word that came out of my mouth when I saw Saturn's moons in 1969


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