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Just got this in today. It's part of my grab-n-go rig I'm putting together. Found this tripod at bigbinoculars.com. It is the standard size version and was discounted due to a cosmetic blemish - normally $199, got it for $129.
Max. height 55"
Heavy-duty 3/8" mount threading.
Collapsed height 38"
Tripod Max. Load: 35 lbs.
Weight: 12 lbs.
I've got a Desert
Got some first light with a new Celestron C6 OTA and a GSO Crayford focuser for SCTs. Unfortunately, the sky conditions were terrible and not really good for a first light test, but I was anxious to get out. Although the sky looked clear enough, it was very late before I could start seeing any stars other than at the Zenith. In fact my NELM was barely 2 as Polaris was just slightly discernible. I could not even see enough of the Big Dipper to feel certain I was aligning on Polaris. Only after
Originally Posted by pbishop Here is my setup - details are in my signature below. I've just got into this last year and still have a ton to learn - but I'm having alot of fun doing it.
Originally Posted by fmhill PeterStar,
As a long time user of Stellarium since Version 8, I think its time to ask what are you using for a computer, and what version of Stellarium you have installed?
Use of the Ocular plugin is a very beneficial feature and not that difficult, so I'm wondering why you are having trouble with it unless you are using a fairly old version of Stellarium... I'd like to help you get to the bottom of this issue... Thanks for your reply,
My computor is
I've had a round of cleansing in my eyepieces after receiving my formidable Edge 1100 HD.
Quite simply eye pieces I had were either way too short for the 11" f/10 or of too inferior.
Luckily the scope came with a 23 mm Axiom (82º AFOV). It is a nice eye piece, certainly much better than any I previously owned. At the edges is has significant distortion in both size and color, but the largest part in the middle is very detailed and pleasant to watch. Mechanically I love