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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!


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…


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

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