Single-truss 12" Newtonian for an EQ mount

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Single-truss 12" Newtonian for an EQ mount

Post by GreatAttractor » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:26 am

I'd like to present my new ATM telescope, which has just had its successful first light.
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It weighs less than 13 kg, HEQ5 handles it just fine (at least with no wind, as last night). I built it primarily for planetary work, but who knows, perhaps I'll add an UTA to mount the solar film too.

More pics, details and first use impressions can be found here.

My software:
Stackistry — an open-source cross-platform image stacker
ImPPG — stack post-processing and animation alignment
My images

SW Mak-Cass 127, ATM Hα scope (D=90 mm, LS50 etalon), Lunt LS50THa, ATM SSM, ATM Newt 300/1500 mm, PGR Chameleon 3 mono (ICX445)

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Re: Single-truss 12" Newtonian for an EQ mount

Post by GUS » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:40 am

Great looking scope, nice bit of engineering.

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Re: Single-truss 12" Newtonian for an EQ mount

Post by marktownley » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:50 am


Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!

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