[PROJECT] ASIGN Observatory II is back on track!

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Builds By Baz, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. GetSmart

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    I'm so glad I got out of the astro game when I did otherwise this would be me in 5 years :Paranoid: :lol:

    Looks great, the black of the EQ8 is so much more sex than the white EQ6. I was reading the spec sheet... 25kgs + 30kgs for the tripod :shock: Good thing you've got a permanent setup, I'd hate to be lugging that around in the back of my Hyundai Coupe like I did the EQ6
     
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    I have such size envy Baz........
     
  3. EvilGenius

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    Can't wait to see the images coming from this beast :D
     
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    After many months of research and selling nearly everything that is near and dear to me, I finally drove to Sydney today to pick up a shiny new GSO RC12 inch Truss telescope. Let the steep learning curve begin!

    First cut
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    OOOH SHINYYYY!
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    Careful... don't tear the wrapping paper!
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    Back-heavy this one.
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    Balancing.
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    First light at the Moon.
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    Pointing at Jupiter.
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    Southern Cross and Pointers out the window...doesn't get much better than this!
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    I'm saving my money to come and stay in Canberra and visit Uncle Baz and his toys....:thumbup:
     
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    Epic Baz! I hope it all goes well!

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    Thanks Des.
     
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    I'll put the kettle on for ya mate!

    Baz.
     
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  9. Akh-Horus

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    Based on what I see Baz do, I am selling my little Tasco telescope and will start saving up for a decent toy.

    Oh and white and 2 Baz :):)
     
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    Eagerly waiting for photos from the new toy :thumbup:
     
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    Get this - I sold all my pro photography gear to buy all this, then I had to get a pro photographer in to take these photos for my website and Facebook group.... go figure...

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    Looks great!
    I can imagine it would have set you back a fair bit then....
    How does it compare to your old one so far?
     
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    Not sure yet. I haven't photographed through it yet. Still got heaps of fitting, aligning, collomating etc to go before I even begin to work out the new guide-camera and stuff.

    Could be weeks yet.

    Baz.
     
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    Thanks guys. Lovin' your support!

    Here's my first go at planetary photography through the new scope. I still have to multiply the focal length out to around six metres to get the best image scale, but here is is at nearly two and a half metre focal length.

    Here you see Jupiter and a couple of it's moons. Ganymede on the right is casting a shadow on the surface atmosphere of the Jovian giant.

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    That is awesome! :thumbup:
     
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    That is fantastic mate, hard to believe it's going to be getting even better :thumbup:
     
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    More more more Baz!
     

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