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  1. stepping beyond
    stepping beyond
    Our neighbor is so awesome that I've had a 12 night run imaging with my 2 Planetary cams mostly of the lunar surface . I used the Z10 {Cannon} {BlackWidow} 8 newt. It' een a nice ride and eveything eventually comes to an end , now I've going on a 2wk rain out. As soon as it clears it's so on.
  2. combat48
    combat48
    Sounds like you're having a great time! Lunar observing is always interesting.
  3. combat48
    combat48
    I had my vintage 5 inch Unitron, f/16 out for a night of Lunar observing on November 21. Was primarily exploring at 200x the area around Montes Riphaeus to include the craters Euclides, Lansberg, and Eppinger. Clearly detected the wrinkle ridges in Oceanus Procellarum. This is the area where Surveyor 3 and Apollo 12 landed. The visual images that this scope provides are a thrill to behold!



    Dave
  4. stepping beyond
    stepping beyond
    I hear ya Dave, I wish I could afford a CCD just for Lunar/ Planetary imaging but , It's about working with what you have and having fun doing it. Is that a pier mount you've got there , awesome !
  5. combat48
    combat48
    It's a Losmandy G-11...very stable. I use it in the non-goto mode. I'm pretty much a star hopping, visual observer.

    Dave

  6. stepping beyond
    stepping beyond
    Dave "rock solid " is right, what's the weight of that tripod? I took those aluminum legs off my lxd55 and had the mount head retapped for a 1/2 in. thread and slapped it on a lx200 standard fireld tripod there's pics in my album . It's pretty solid , enough that when a train goes by "It don't move while imaging and it'll hold up to 65# not that my mount can hold that much . That's when my CNA inherits and she'll by me a pro mount head and I'll mount my Dob 10 in and put it on a peir. You've got one super nice nice rig and one helluva view, I've got a forest to deal with with pockets of open sky. I get what I can when I can.
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