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Offline Dark Knights

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My Observatory and Astro kit.
« on: 22:09:17, 12 June, 2016 »
Hi all, just want to show off my new observatory(purchased from HomeObservatories, I'm not the DIY type) and the astro gear i use at the moment.

Obsy with electric roll off roof:




With roof retracted:




My kit : Esprit 80, Atik 460ex mono + filter wheel, AZEQ6 mount on Altair Astro Pier:




This has only been completed this week, Eletrics to be added soon, Sparky giving me a quote tomorrow.

I take full responsibility for the cloudy skies as seen in the pics, hopefully they wont last long!

Jason.

Scope - SW Esprit 80 triplet.
Mount - AZ-EQ6 GT
Camera - Atik 460ex m
Guiding Qhy5l-ii
Filters Baader NB + Astrodon RGB

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #1 on: 23:31:01, 12 June, 2016 »
Purfik!  :clap:

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #2 on: 06:37:36, 13 June, 2016 »
I'll second that Phil  :urock:
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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #3 on: 08:34:52, 13 June, 2016 »
I can almost smell the fresh pine, that is a really nice setup :thumbup: :big_clap: :big_clap:.  I'm now looking at my old shed with new interest??  :laugh:

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #4 on: 09:28:56, 13 June, 2016 »
Gosh, that HomeObservatories rolloff looks like a work of art!
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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #5 on: 12:11:37, 13 June, 2016 »
Very smart - bet you can't wait to get going!

Annie
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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #6 on: 22:55:25, 13 June, 2016 »
I can almost smell the fresh pine, that is a really nice setup :thumbup: :big_clap: :big_clap:.  I'm now looking at my old shed with new interest??  :laugh:

John.

Yes John, it smells as good as it looks  :rofl:


Gosh, that HomeObservatories rolloff looks like a work of art!

I'm totally 'over the moon' with it, a work of art for sure!

Very smart - bet you can't wait to get going!

Annie

Indeed Annie, I'm itching to go but can't do nothing until, a) the clouds bog off and, b) I get it all added to the insurance!
Jason.

Scope - SW Esprit 80 triplet.
Mount - AZ-EQ6 GT
Camera - Atik 460ex m
Guiding Qhy5l-ii
Filters Baader NB + Astrodon RGB

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #7 on: 13:31:55, 14 June, 2016 »
Just about to order my Pulsar observatory - you've reminded me about insurance!

Annie
Pulsar Observatory; NEQ6/EQ6 wedge; HEQ5 Pro; TS Star 71 Astrograph; Takahashi FSQ 106ed; Skymax 150 Pro; Nikon D600; Canon 550D modified; Canon 5D Mk11; ZWO ASI120 MM-S; Lacerta MGEN stand alone guider.

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #8 on: 15:30:36, 14 June, 2016 »
Very tidy build  :clap:
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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #9 on: 15:35:42, 14 June, 2016 »
Looks very nice and neat (without the wires) lol.   

Did you build this yourself ?
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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #10 on: 20:22:18, 14 June, 2016 »
Just about to order my Pulsar observatory - you've reminded me about insurance!

Annie

I found it quite difficult to find insurance to cover the amount needed. All the well known brands i contacted wouldn't do it. I ended up going with a specialized astro insurer.

Very tidy build  :clap:

Thanks Swashy.

Looks very nice and neat (without the wires) lol.   

Did you build this yourself ?

Thanks Roger, Alas i am not into DIY, i purchased this from HomeObservatories.

Jason.
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Scope - SW Esprit 80 triplet.
Mount - AZ-EQ6 GT
Camera - Atik 460ex m
Guiding Qhy5l-ii
Filters Baader NB + Astrodon RGB

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #11 on: 10:46:42, 15 June, 2016 »
There's a company called Glover and Howe.  Who deal in this field.
Paul.
"Whirlpool Observatory"
Losmandy G11-Gemini L4.
Celestron C9.25.
Megrez 80 ED II Triplet.
Orion OMC 140
Altair 115ED F7
Coronado PST
Atik 428EX
Atik EFW 2
QHY5L-II.
Modded Canon 1000D.
IOptron Mini Tower II
CCD Images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulabrierley/

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #12 on: 19:43:59, 15 June, 2016 »
There's a company called Glover and Howe.  Who deal in this field.

That's who i ended up going with.

Jason.
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Scope - SW Esprit 80 triplet.
Mount - AZ-EQ6 GT
Camera - Atik 460ex m
Guiding Qhy5l-ii
Filters Baader NB + Astrodon RGB

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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #13 on: 17:06:12, 20 June, 2016 »
Very nice ! Did you design yourself or go by some pre-made plans ?
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Re: My Observatory and Astro kit.
« Reply #14 on: 09:20:25, 21 June, 2016 »
Very nice ! Did you design yourself or go by some pre-made plans ?

Thanks Ron. Its just a standard 7x7, I chose the interior panelling, rubber floor tiles and which side I wanted to roll off. Everything else is in the standard build although they will do custom builds.

Jason
Jason.

Scope - SW Esprit 80 triplet.
Mount - AZ-EQ6 GT
Camera - Atik 460ex m
Guiding Qhy5l-ii
Filters Baader NB + Astrodon RGB

 

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