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Changes to my obsy


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Now that I finally came round to the fact that my current telescope mount (Celestron CGEM) simply is not up to the task of handling my large and heavy Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian, I took this telescope off and replaced it with the much more manageable Astro-Tech 8″ Ritchey Chretien astrograph. Suddenly there looks to be more room to manoeuvre around in my Obsy. So on Wednesday (4/5/16) night I decided to drift alignment to improve on my Polar alignment using PHD2 guiding and its drift align tool. Continue reading Changes to my obsy

First light with my new Obsy


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Recently with the installation of the Orion Optics VX12 telescope in my obsy, nearly everything was in place for me to try astroimaging with my Celestron CGEM in my obsy. On Monday night, I finally had the clear skies to try this out. Continue reading First light with my new Obsy

My Obsy update


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Previously I posted about my observatory, but there were still a few things outstanding which I needed to get done before I could say that it was finished. Now that these issues have been addressed, I can now post an update on my obsy. Continue reading My Obsy update

My new observatory


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Circumstances were such that I have been seriously considering getting my own personal observatory for a while now. With the telescope pier being put into place  nearly a year ago, I suppose that this step was inevitable. Now the overwhelming convenience of not needing to lug a huge heavy telescope back and forth from the house, coupled with the added bonus of having my astronomy equipment all setup and ready to use to save time, made the decision to build an obsy a no brainer. Well, I can now say that it is finally completed (with perhaps some extra tweaking). Continue reading My new observatory

Some upgrades to my astro gear


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Now I am always looking for ways to improve my astroimaging setup, be it the support, ancillary equipment, or even shelter/storage. In this thread, I will be sharing about a few changes that I have made so far. One is particularly big, and more will be revealed with time for this – for the moment, I am giving a sneak peek into this. Continue reading Some upgrades to my astro gear