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Posts Made By: Louis Busby

July 10, 2007 11:32 AM Forum: Takahashi

Tak 10mm LE Eyepieces Are Out

Posted By Louis Busby

Got mine ordered (backordered).


September 20, 2007 07:09 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M31 and Friends

Posted By Louis Busby

I took this last Saturday and spent the last several days processing the image for best effect.

Object: M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Scope: Takahashi FS60C @f4.5
Mount: Losmandy G11 Gemini L4
Camera: Sbig ST2000xm
Filter: IR Block
Guiding: Manual
Guide Scope: Takahashi TOA130S
Exposure: 74 x 100sec
Programs: K3CCDTools/Photoshop CS2


October 9, 2007 07:32 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

NCG 891

Posted By Louis Busby

Here's my humble attempt at this edge-on galaxy.

Tak TOA 130 + 1.6 extender on a G-11 manually guided
42x80s subs w/ST2K
MaximDL, PSCS2

Scott

October 23, 2007 08:21 PM Forum: Takahashi

Focuser upgrade TOA 130

Posted By Louis Busby

I want to upgrade the 2.7" focuser on my TOA130 to a 4" focuser. Is this doable? Who is the source for the focuser? TNR? If this is doable, what is the estimated cost for the upgrade? Can I do it myself and retain collimation?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Scott

October 27, 2007 11:43 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

17P Holmes in Halpha

Posted By Louis Busby

What an awesome comet.
Takahashi TOA 130/G11
ST2K with 10nm Ha filter
10x30s


February 10, 2008 07:31 PM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Links?

Posted By Louis Busby

I can't really discern from the TOS, but is it okay to post links to other retailers that might have something someone is looking for? This is for the Forums area only and not for Astromart ads.

February 18, 2008 07:23 AM Forum: Binoviewers

TAK TOA130 & Denkmier Binoviewer Combo?

Posted By Louis Busby

I can't get the TAK/Denk combo to focus. Not enough in- focus. I'm using a WO 2" diagonal. What adapter do I need to get to focus?

February 18, 2008 07:25 AM Forum: Takahashi

Tak TOA130 & Denkmier Binoviewer Combo?

Posted By Louis Busby

I can't get the TAK/Denk combo to focus. Not enough in- focus. I'm using a WO 2" diagonal. What adapter do I need to get to focus?


February 24, 2008 04:20 PM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

1st of two new acquisitions

Posted By Louis Busby

Chinga Meteorite
Chinga (Iron, ungrouped, ataxite Ni-Rich), 151.2 grams This is a full slice of polished Chinga meteorite. Chinga was first found in Russia in 1913, Chinga is an Ataxite. It does not show a widmenstaten pattern when etched. The face is polished to a mirrior finish.

March 8, 2008 08:41 PM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

Slices are Cooler

Posted By Louis Busby

As cool as whole meteorites are, I really like the interesting qualities of sliced and etched specimens. Here are three I've recently acquired for my collection.

1) 242.8 gram etched slice of the Brenham Meteorite.
2) 314 gram etched Muonionalusta fine octahedrite from the 1906 fall in Sweden.
3) 350 gram Seymchan pallasite slice.