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August 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Orion is having a crazy sale and competition

Hi All,

Let me begin by saying I HATE Orion Telescopes. However....they are having a pretty cool astroimaging sale and having an astroimaging contest. Check it out! Deadline for the contest is 9/15 and you need to have shot the image with either an Orion scope or ccd. Sorry guys, mounts don't count or I would enter. I am letting you all know because I would think it would be great if one of us win the competition!

Just a heads up, Good luck!

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Added by Trevor Woodrow on August 28, 2011 at 2:40am — 8 Comments

Newer Guide Train

Well I played around with the guide scope model long enough. The WO Petzval is a nice little scope, but I couldn't get the flexion out of the system (in time). I started playing with using a third guide ring on the focuser and had some success (this will work), but not until I had way too many frustrations.



I searched and searched for a good Off Axis Guider (OAG) and never found a good deal on one, plus I was scratching my head trying to figure out spacing and back focus, ad… Continue

Added by Bill R. on August 18, 2011 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

New Toys

Well, after what seemed like an eternity, I finally have some semblance of a decent AP rig put together...



I nearly ran over about 5 people trying to get home from work to see my new camera and filters that arrived today. The retailer I picked the new gear up from informed me that he'd screwed the order up a little; he'd put aside 5nm filters instead of 3nm filters which I'd ordered, the latter being out of stock. Disappointing, but he assures me they'll arrive next week and…

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Added by Conor on August 10, 2011 at 12:36pm — 6 Comments

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