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Offline Skipper Billy

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Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.
« on: 16:39:38, 12 June, 2017 »
New baby on the way.......      Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.

Particularly keen to see the focuser - its hexagonal shape and 'claimed' to be a slop free rack and pinion - we will see - I will do a mini review when it arrives.

https://www.telescopehouse.com/explore-scientific-208mm-f-3-9-photo-newtonian-carbon-hex.html
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Re: Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.
« Reply #1 on: 20:04:07, 12 June, 2017 »
I've read good things about that hexafoc.
Hope it delivers.
Waiting for the review.
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Re: Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.
« Reply #2 on: 00:14:10, 13 June, 2017 »
Looks lovely.

Awaiting first light.

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Re: Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.
« Reply #3 on: 07:46:53, 13 June, 2017 »
that should be a fantastic fast imaging scope. Small critical focus zone so fitting a motor to the focuser and going autofocus would pay dividends.

Chris
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Re: Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.
« Reply #4 on: 10:55:43, 13 June, 2017 »
that should be a fantastic fast imaging scope. Small critical focus zone so fitting a motor to the focuser and going autofocus would pay dividends.

Chris

Yep. I am thinking of a Lakeside - Ian King has agreed to make a bracket to suit.
Scopes - 130 Heritage for visual, ES 210mm f3.8 Carbon Hex astrograph for imaging, SW EvoGuide and Lodestar for guiding
Mount - Skywatcher AZ-EQ6-GT
Camera - Atik 460EX mono and Atik EFW loaded with Baader Narrowband and Broadband filters
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Re: Explore Scientific 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph.
« Reply #5 on: 00:14:51, 15 June, 2017 »
Lakeside focusers are my choices... rugged... & dependable!

Phil
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