Category Archives: Imaging Equipment and Telescopes

Some larger, processed, marathon images.

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Balancing CGEM

Balancing CGEM Here is a good video. I need to get more gear – don’t think the ankle weights are the perfect solution with the velcro straps. I don’t even know if my CGEM dovetail would take a bottom mounted … Continue reading

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Humbled

Well. I left campus at around 8pm and the sky looked awesome, as did the forecast (awesome being not below freezing) so I emailed Chris B. and we coordinated observing at his preferred dark sky spot not far out of … Continue reading

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Celestron Polar Finder Scope

So. I think I managed to align the axis of the Polar Finder Scope with the polar axis of the CGEM mount. There were a few mishaps and holdups. In Grasslands last weekend I learned that my compact allan key … Continue reading

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New Telescope CGEM 800 HD 8″ + First Trip to Grasslands

After a very busy summer in Toronto [during which time I wrote and defended my PhD dissertation paper], I am back in Regina. Classes have begun again, the new semester is busy as usual, and I went and bought myself … Continue reading

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Saturn near opposition, April 2012

In planning to capture some images around the time of opposition, Alden and Ron met me at the Science Centre on Monday [April 9th]. Alden brought the C8, and Ron brought the keys! As it turns out, the seeing has … Continue reading

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Collimation Links

Care of Shane, on the lookout…. http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=548 http://arnholm.org/astro/collimation/index.html – collimating a C8 from arnholm: http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/collim.html and collimating with a webcam: http://sweiller.free.fr/collimation.html

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