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    Hi, new member to this group. Name: Ernst Marais. Beginner level astrophotography. Equipment: Celestron CGEM mount. Meade 8" SC Tube. (My old scope was a Meade LX90, but it packed up. Bought the mount 2nd hand and use the old tube). In the process of getting a guide scope, but working without one for now. Canon 1200d camera. Live in Middelburg Mp under very light polluted skies.
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    Default Re: South Africa & African Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!

    Hi and welcome to the forums Ernst!
    Middelburg brings back mixed feelings for me, spent 18 months at 4 SAI there(not the best of times at the time) but did enjoy the town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernst View Post
    Hi, new member to this group. Name: Ernst Marais. Beginner level astrophotography. Equipment: Celestron CGEM mount. Meade 8" SC Tube. (My old scope was a Meade LX90, but it packed up. Bought the mount 2nd hand and use the old tube). In the process of getting a guide scope, but working without one for now. Canon 1200d camera. Live in Middelburg Mp under very light polluted skies.
    Hello Ernst and welkom hier!
    Sorry to hear about your LX90. I presume that you have now mounted the OTA on the CGEM mount? If you still have the rest of the LX90 I would like to make you a offer...depending on what went wrong with it.
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    Some circuit boards burned out. My fault, the camera got caught on one of the fork arms. I bought the CGEM mount through The Telescope Shop in Boksburg, and they have the rest of the LX90. I had no need for it anymore. Speak to Neil and maybe something can be worked out.

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    Some circuit boards burned out. My fault, the camera got caught on one of the fork arms. I bought the CGEM mount through The Telescope Shop in Boksburg, and they have the rest of the LX90. I had no need for it anymore. Speak to Neil and maybe something can be worked out.
    I will do so. I have a LX90ACF with 156 tooth gears instead of 154 : it works 100% if you change the gear ratio to the right value. I will send Neil a whatsapp today.
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    Default Re: South Africa & African Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!

    Good day to all! Happy Spring Solstice!


    Friends, I was very impressed by the beauty of your country!
    I was particularly excited by the "Drakensberg Mountains"!
    (In this post there are a few photos, which I managed to find: https://vk.com/wall322151129_7409 )

    So I have a question. Do any of you have experience with astronomical observations in these mountains? Could you share a photo or text report?


    For earlier, very grateful!
    All clear skies!
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    Default Re: South Africa & African Astronomers Introduce Yourselves Here!

    Many thanks Kos and a happy Spring equinox to you! Although down here we are celebrating the Autumn Equinox.

    I have taken several vacations in the Drakensberg.

    The skies are nice and dark there although we have darker sky areas in South Africa than the Drakensberg. I find the viewing to be very good from up there and the Milky Way is stunning, especially in Winter when we see the center of the Milky way from here.
    There is a image on my blog that I took of the MW when in the mountains, see here.
    As for the sheer amount of stars there is no comparison to my home skies, the night sky there is black! problem there is the weather, it's typical mountain weather and that can be cloudy at times. I have been there in all four seasons and found none to be better or worse, maybe it was just my bad luck.

    Then there is the sheer beauty of the mountains. The images you link to are spot on. To see the most of the mountains you would also need to go into the country of Lesotho, the highest part of the mountain range is there. Then there is Sani pass, the road that leads up from South Africa into Lesotho from my province of Kwazulu Natal, simply stunning!
    Sani pass.
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    Thank! Awesome shot of the Milky Way! And if not the Kingdom of Lesotho, then where in South Africa do you like to observe space in the mountains?

 

 
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