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Offline Scotty H

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Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« on: 00:37:26, 16 November, 2012 »
Hi folks

Well it arrived today, far quicker than anticipated. Ordered last Saturday evening so kudos to Teleskop Service :thumbup:. So after a quick inspection of the packaging for damage etc... i finally let go of the Parcel Force mans gibblets (they can be polite and courteous when the need arises >:D).

Ok looking inside the box i'd say the packaging was'nt quite what i was expecting. Bubble wrap and polystyrene was the order of the day, adequate but i guess i was hoping for something a bit more substantial. Initial inspection of the scope showed no defects or damage. Nice big adjustment thumb screws for the secondary mirror so no fumbling around with allen keys. Scope fitted with a low profile Baader SteelTrack focuser. Action is nice and smooth all the way in and out. Rear of scope fitted with one large primary mirror cooling fan that takes eight AA batteries. Three adjustment and three locking knobs for the primary mirror. Scope comes with an 8x50 straight through finder, 2" extender for visual , scope rings with a Vixen dovetail and a ASA 0.73x reducer/corrector....... Hang on a second where's the reducer????!!!!! :suspious:
Uhhhh Ohhh no reducer, so just about to send TS an email when i sees on the invoice that it will be sent as soon as its available. Phew!

Also quickly checked collimation and yeah it was off but not by a huge amount , however i will be getting an auto collimator to use in conjunction with my laser collimator for fine tuning. So at the moment it looks as though first light is going to be visual only which is probably a good thing. I can at least get a feel for how this thing works. I might even get a coma corrector and start imaging at F4 which is quicker than my usual F6 setup.

I shall update this post as and when i get chance, so in the mean time heres some pics

Scott

   




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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #1 on: 01:31:27, 16 November, 2012 »
Sounds very intriguing.... f/2.8! wow!
(nice speakers :laugh: )

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #2 on: 08:11:37, 16 November, 2012 »
Nice looking scope. Will be very interesting to see how it works in anger.

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #3 on: 10:51:02, 16 November, 2012 »
Sweeeeeeet.   

Mmmmm me thinks if i get my bonus next year....

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #4 on: 15:55:28, 16 November, 2012 »
Scott - The spider vanes look twisted to me. if they are they need to be straightened otherwise you will get very strong diffraction spikes.

Nice scope hope the reducer get to you soon.

Regards Andrew

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #5 on: 16:40:28, 16 November, 2012 »
Looks like a nice addition to the mancave Scott   8)
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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #6 on: 18:52:20, 16 November, 2012 »
Thanks chaps

Andrew, well spotted on the spider vanes, visualy they dont look all that twisted, i guess the flash off the camera really shows it up. Have straightened them. Cheers :thumbup:

Phil,  :urock: :urock: :urock: :urock:Speakers for RAAAWK MUSIC!!!!! in my quieter moments. Check out the little Grim Reaper top left :laugh:

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Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS, Celestron CGEM
Scopes: Boren-Simon 8"CF Powernewt, Meade 5000 80mm Apo, Meade 8" ACF SCT
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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #7 on: 18:56:56, 16 November, 2012 »
:laugh: I missed that - nice 1
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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #8 on: 15:11:35, 26 April, 2013 »
Any updates on the telescope?
I'm very interested in the scope and I'm thinking of getting one myself. Some images would be helpful.
Geoff
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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #9 on: 14:32:25, 06 May, 2013 »
I`ve seen some pics taken with these, i don`t think you`ll disapointed!! Is there any other type of music???  :urock: :urock: :urock:

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #10 on: 14:35:19, 06 May, 2013 »
I`ve seen some pics taken with these, i don`t think you`ll be disappointed!! Is there any other type of music???  :urock: :urock: :urock:

Alan :D
Orion Optics GX 200 f6
Vixen GPDX with Skysensor 2000pc
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Canon 450D modded
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Celestron 15x 70
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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #11 on: 20:16:21, 10 May, 2013 »
Just a quick update

Haven't had chance to use it photographically yet but did mount both cameras. Canon 1100D absolutely no probs for the Baader Steeltrak, all nice and smooth. Not so good with the SBIG STF8300, filter wheel and ASA reducer, a bit too much weight methinks. So am thinking about upgrading the focuser or maybe going down the motor focuser route :confused: Anyone know of motor focuser compatible with the low profile 2" Baader Steeltrak?

Anyway have used it visually a couple of times and had some good viewing. A 50mm extension is required to obtain focus. Collimation is straight forward, I use a Farpoint Autocollimator and a Baader Mk3 laser collimator, obviously this will be more critical for photography.

That's all for now folks

Scott

PS..... Alan not as far as i'm concerned :urock:
Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS, Celestron CGEM
Scopes: Boren-Simon 8"CF Powernewt, Meade 5000 80mm Apo, Meade 8" ACF SCT
Cameras/Filters: SBIG STF8300, SX CFW7 LRGB, Ha, SII, OIII, Canon 1100Da, Astronomik Ha, Cls, QHY5
Processing: Pixinsight, PS CS6, DSS,
Capture: APT especially now it runs SBIG cameras, BYEOS

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #12 on: 03:31:58, 20 May, 2013 »
There is mention of a future motor option on the TS web page (see http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p762.html).

I also understand that a RoboFocus unit can easily be mounted to this focuser but I haven’t tried it myself. I’m sure that Technical Innovations can provide confirmation (service@robofocus.com).

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Re: Boren-Simon CF 8" F2.8 Power Newt, An Overview
« Reply #13 on: 09:10:20, 25 May, 2013 »
I asked Boren-Simon (direct) if a Moonlight electric focuser could be fitted. Harel said that his scope is fitted with the moonlight and he has no problems with it.
Geoff
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Atik 4000LE with 4021 chip hybrid, Atik 450, Atik314L+
EQ6 Observatory mount, with MkIII EQ6 Wedge and Rowan belt drive
True Tek  motor filter wheel
Baader 2" Ha, O3, S2, LRGB
Astronomik 1.25" Ha, O3, S2, LRGB
1.25" 13% Moon Filter

 

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