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    Default Re: Night of 10/05 - Morning of 10/06



    Great session Michael! Gotta love those 6" fracs. Interesting position for RACI, did scope came like that?

    I also observe last night and stayed late to catch some Ursa Mj galaxies, but collapsed before Leo came out.
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    Default Re: Night of 10/05 - Morning of 10/06

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Great session Michael! Gotta love those 6" fracs. Interesting position for RACI, did scope came like that?

    I also observe last night and stayed late to catch some Ursa Mj galaxies, but collapsed before Leo came out.
    I bought the OTA from lowjiber (John) and the RACI was configured like that - I haven't changed its position. Glad that you could get out and see some UM galaxies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    I bought the OTA from lowjiber (John) and the RACI was configured like that - I haven't changed its position. Glad that you could get out and see some UM galaxies!
    This is a nice package. How do you like Moonlite focuser? I am thinking of one for mine 127CF.
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    Default Re: Night of 10/05 - Morning of 10/06

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    This is a nice package. How do you like Moonlite focuser? I am thinking of one for mine 127CF.
    The focuser is great.
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    Default Re: Night of 10/05 - Morning of 10/06

    Very nice report Michael!
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    Default Re: Night of 10/05 - Morning of 10/06

    Excellent outing Michael. While going deep with large aperture is an amazing experience, sometimes tooling around with smaller aperture can be infinitely fun and rewarding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT4HX View Post
    Excellent outing Michael. While going deep with large aperture is an amazing experience, sometimes tooling around with smaller aperture can be infinitely fun and rewarding.
    Yeah I'm changing things up these days and sometimes going small. After all, the AR152 is a grab-n-go (sort of)
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    Default Re: Night of 10/05 - Morning of 10/06

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Yeah I'm changing things up these days and sometimes going small. After all, the AR152 is a grab-n-go (sort of)
    Some times a mix-up is good. As for grab n' go, well that is in the eye of the beholder. Some will see it as something you can carry in one hand or two hands - in one trip. I see the Z10 as a grab n' go because its fairly light and easily moved though in two trips. At the other house I honestly see the 17.5 inch as grab n' go because it is fully assembled, so all I have to do is grab the wheelbarrow handles and roll it out of the garage to the observing site. It all goes in one trip. So in my view that is the epitome of grab n' go. Again, whatever works for the individual.
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