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Re: Supernova M82 Observation Re: Ray's observation with his 12.5 in: What eyepiece or magnification did you have? The first time I observed this SN, I could barely see a glint, due to
James Hammond
Jan 28
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13903
Supernova M82 Observation I set up my trusty 12.5" Discovery dob and observed Supernova M82 just before midnight on Saturday night. The clouds cleared for long enough as I could see it
rpmtm
Jan 27
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13902
Re: Our new 17.5" TD How did your experience with this scope go? What is it like on planets and DSO's? Does it hold collimation well? Thanks, I ... It made it!! And it's fine!! I
isaacchute
Nov 27, 2013
#13902
 
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13901
Re: Hello Hello Michael...it's been a while since I've visited this site. Even though there hasn't been much activity for some time there IS a huge amount of great
singularity1101
Apr 28, 2013
#13901
 
13900
Universe To Scale http://htwins.net/scale2/ use left and right arrows
frank s
Apr 15, 2013
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13899
Hello Hi everyone, I am waiting for the arrival of my new 12.5 split tube from Bill and thought I would benefit from your experience. I live in Michigan and any
Michael Dunnigan
Jan 22, 2013
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13897
Re: Thinking About Getting A Discovery DOB I purchased a 14 inch, {one of the last}, tube type scope about 12 years ago. The scope came in completely destroyed box, which I thought would have ruined the
Gary Shannon
Nov 21, 2012
#13897
 
13896
Re: Thinking About Getting A Discovery DOB Hi Jim, I am not up to speed with the current Discovery Dob's but have owned a 17" truss dob from Discovery for many years. The optics seems to very good maybe
Jack Barnes
Nov 20, 2012
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Re: Thinking About Getting A Discovery DOB Hi Jim I have the 12.5 and the 17.5. I think maybe I can help you. The 12.5 is fairly heavy so be a bit careful there. Now my 12.5 was the old solid tube that
Mark Ost
Nov 20, 2012
#13895
 
13894
Thinking About Getting A Discovery DOB Due to back problems I am selling my 18" Obsession. For now I am considering the Discovery 12.5 F/5 Truss DOB. But I have been told that the order time is
jwaters125
Nov 20, 2012
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(no subject) hi. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
enrique martinez
Oct 11, 2012
#13893
 
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Re: New Telescope My 10" f/5.6 was built by Discovery about 15 years ago. (It is an Orion PDSE.) I purchased it over three years ago, it is the best of over 20 scopes on
tincanandstring
Sep 27, 2012
#13892
 
13891
Re: New Telescope I bought one three or four years ago as my first, and so far only, scope. I'm glad I went with the aperture. It's been a great learning experience but I can't
Howard_99503
Sep 26, 2012
#13891
 
13890
New Telescope Hello, Wecome everyone. I am new to this group and kind of new to observing. I have observed from many telescopes of all kinds. I started off with an APO 80MM
Dude Johnson
Sep 24, 2012
#13890
 
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(no subject) http://skor.ba/yrbnonh.php?rang=414You can work today comfortabIe from your home______________It is certainly not so made because it is anecessary shape which
orymm13@...
Aug 8, 2012
#13889
 
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hey wow this is amazing look into this http://www.onenews15.net/biz/?page=9466840
Peter Rosenholm
May 9, 2012
#13888
 
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Re: 10" PDHQ and Needing DSC Feedback John: I have a 16-inch split-tube Discovery. I bought a Sky Commander and 10,000-step encoders from Astro Systems (http://www.astrosystems.biz/dsc.htm) several
William Harwood
Mar 20, 2012
#13887
 
13886
10" PDHQ and Needing DSC Feedback I recently acquired a 10" PDHQ to which I am considering adding digital setting circles. I already have a SkyCommander unit hooked up to a DM-4 Discmount that
johnnyblu68
Mar 19, 2012
#13886
 
13885
Re: Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Don- the images/info in the first link seems very easy to follow. Now, if my eyes can see to do that fine tuning. I will try to take out tonight if it is
Penny Otte
Dec 26, 2011
#13885
 
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Re: Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Penny, I've never had much success with a laser used on a SCT. Much easier with artificial star to get close enough collimation until you can use Polaris for
Don D'Egidio
Dec 26, 2011
#13884
 
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Re: Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Hi Don- long story but basically when we first got the scope, the secondary was spinning freely. We called Celestron and finally they admitted that did not
Penny Otte
Dec 26, 2011
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Re: Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Penny, What do you want to know? Sometimes it's harder describing what to do than actually doing it. I'm going to post a few links for you.
Don D'Egidio
Dec 25, 2011
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13881
Re: Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Hi Penny, I am not personally familiar with collimating an SCT. Some members of our club, SJAC, know more about that if no one in this group has advice. Peace
rpmtm
Dec 24, 2011
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Re: Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Thanks same to u! HAve a question we bought a new sct Celestron a few months agi webneed help collimating!
Penny Otte
Dec 24, 2011
#13880
 
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Happy Holidays! Love & Joy to you & your Family! Happy Holidays! Love & joy to you & your family! Best Wishes for the New Year! Comet LoveJoy & the Milky Way as seen on Christmas Eve from Australia!
rpmtm
Dec 24, 2011
#13879
 
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a very beautiful solar system model (orrery)--picture added it's very beautiful.see the picture: Avaiable in ebay store:
Jonathan Kendrick
Dec 13, 2011
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Re: Binoviewer Hello Chris, what are you asking for the viewers thanks bruce
bruce
Nov 29, 2011
#13877
 
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Binoviewer Hi all, I have a Denkmeier 2 binoviewer with 3 way power switch and 2" OCS that has complimented my 17.5 PDHQ for quite a while. I'm going to sell the
singularity1101
Nov 28, 2011
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Re: StarLog OR - 9/28/11 - Back in the Saddle Again Great report Tom! I definitely remember your reports back then. Thanks for sharing. As soon as the clouds part I'm planning to take my Discovery 12.5" split
Mike
Oct 2, 2011
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Re: StarLog OR - 9/28/11 - Back in the Saddle Again Thanks for the great report. Reminds me of the old days when we all posted great observing reports. Now that the mosquitoes are calming down, I should be able
govega@...
Sep 29, 2011
#13874
 
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