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Hey Charlie, glad the pod went up ok and your house isn't sliding down the hill - yet. Those boxes were BIG. Sending a couple of images. Installed some rubberized flooring in the pod since I'm not starting with a pier. This stuff supposedly dampens all vibrations and I can curl up and sleep on it. Also including the setup for this year. My mount and 80mm apo on the bottom, my new Stellarvue 70mm apo on top. The modified Canon D-1000 on the Stellarvue, the Sbig on the Orion Sirius. Also found an old Steady Pix that I used in 2004 to take the Venus transit through a 5" Newt I had at the time. Just reversed it and clamped it to the Vixen dovetail so I can attach my D-1000 to shoot with lens.

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Comment by David Klooz on February 4, 2011 at 6:25pm
Good luck with it. Let me know how it goes.
Comment by Charles Dunlop on February 4, 2011 at 1:24pm
Got the pier yesterday, it's heavier and bigger than I had anticipated. Going to install maybe even this weekend.
Comment by Charles Dunlop on January 30, 2011 at 2:48pm
That's really cool setup. I like the camera hookup.
Comment by David Klooz on January 28, 2011 at 2:33am
Hi Marc, I didn't want to take the Stellarview off so I thought I'd give the steady pix a try. Seems stable, have to see if it works. Think I'm going to like the Stellarview a lot. Couldn't decide between the Stellarview and the Astrotech 72mm. In the end, the 2mm and the increased focus tube travel was worth the additional $50. OPT had them at $349 plus a 5% discount. Hoping for some weather to try all this stuff out. Going to try different imaging protocols so really anxious to get out if the weather ever cooperates.
Comment by Marc Basti on January 27, 2011 at 4:26pm
David, nice setup. That new Stellarview, I want one,that's going to be fun. Interesting use for that old steady-pix (I got one kicking around) let me know how it works for you. Marc

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