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Top of the line astrophotography laptop

Started by brucesdad13, 06/06/2015 11:09AM
Posted 06/06/2015 11:09AM Opening Post
Ok... needed a little humor after all these cloudy rainy skies of late... feast your eyes on the top of the line astrophotography laptop (not yet released to the public). Actually, just sort of wondering what everyone is currently using for their setup(s). Here's mine as of today:

Heavy-duty tripod, Celestron CG5 GEM GOTO mount w/polar scope, 33lbs counterweight, Celestron C8 Fastar/Hyperstar-ready 8" SCT, William Optics 2" digital display focuser with builtin thermometer, Celestron XCel 3x Barlow, Baader T-adapter, Canon EOS 6d, Celestorn LER 6x30 finder, Celestron 80mm guidescope and mounting rings reinforced w 1" aluminum tubing & hose clamps, Baader C-mount adapter, double ball head (temporary), Spiratone 500mm catadioptric mirror lens, Xagyl 5 position USB motorized filter wheel, C-mount adapted with a second Basler A102f mono FireWire camera, cabling, SkySync GPS, NexStar hand controller w/serial interface to my top of the line high performance laptop (see photo wink

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Posted 06/06/2015 12:40PM #1
Well not as fine as yours but I use an Asus laptop that has been working for 4,5 years now. As a backup I have a Dell 14" that I picked up used on Craigslist for $150.

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