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I just picked up this yesterday. A Skywatcher Black Diamond ED100, sitting on an EQ6 pro mount.

 

And have been cursing the cloudy weather since...

 

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"I bet you can see really far with that!!1!"

 

But seriously, wtf is that attached to it? Looks like something in a dentists room :) I'm guessing some kind of motorised mount thing to track stars, etc?

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P.S. It's pointing the wrong way :P

What if I want to get some extremely out of focus pictures of the floor?

 

It was the only way that I could get a photo of the scope without showing all of the crap on the floor...

 

"I bet you can see really far with that!!1!"

 

But seriously, wtf is that attached to it? Looks like something in a dentists room :) I'm guessing some kind of motorised mount thing to track stars, etc?

Yes, it's a tracking mount, so will track stars as the earth rotates. It'll also go to certain stars / locations given their coordinates. It's a heavy bastard of a mount, that's all I'll say.

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I expect to see some awesome pictures soon.

 

I've done Eta Carina on a fixed tripopd (though ISO 1600) with a 135/3.5 lens (8 sec iirc), though I live in a isolated small dark town.

 

I expect awesomeness, show us what you can do with it! :)

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I had the same setup as well, Works wonders and very good optics! Now I have a 12" f4.5 Dob with Argo :P

 

For astrophotography, as a cheap Focal reducer that wont hurt the hip pocket, look to pick up a Meade F6.3 4 element reducer/flattener. Surprisingly good results for a cheap FR.

 

FR to CCD chip surface should be very close to 105mm.

 

Good luck with your setup and lets see your results!

 

Oh, btw, where are you located? Sydney?

 

Rob

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I expect to see some awesome pictures soon.

 

I've done Eta Carina on a fixed tripopd (though ISO 1600) with a 135/3.5 lens (8 sec iirc), though I live in a isolated small dark town.

 

I expect awesomeness, show us what you can do with it! :)

Don't expect anything too soon.. Time is not on my side so far.

 

I had the same setup as well, Works wonders and very good optics! Now I have a 12" f4.5 Dob with Argo :P

 

For astrophotography, as a cheap Focal reducer that wont hurt the hip pocket, look to pick up a Meade F6.3 4 element reducer/flattener. Surprisingly good results for a cheap FR.

 

FR to CCD chip surface should be very close to 105mm.

 

Good luck with your setup and lets see your results!

 

Oh, btw, where are you located? Sydney?

 

Rob

Thank you for the info on the focal reducer. Just the kind of info I was looking for.

 

And yes, I'm in Sydney.

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http://www.zam.fme.vutbr.cz/~druck/Eclipse..._mid/0-info.htm

 

Think this shot is fantastic, and it sounds like he's used a similar element reducer to the one mentioned above. Seriously impressive though, hope you can grab something this awesome!

Love that pic.

 

FYI, there will be a total solar eclipse in FN queensland on the 13-14th November 2012.

 

Solar eclipse path

 

Rob

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