Author Archives: Jeff

First trip!

We chose Mathew’s Arm Campground on Skyline Drive. It’s a National Park Service camp, and in my rating book was pretty much a perfect ’10’. Here’s everything setup, second day. It takes about 20 mins to setup, and about the … Continue reading

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Picked up the ALiner!

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Review: Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L

I’ve been using a 3g modem for quite some time now. When I go into the field for astrophotography, after the equipment is online/tracking and the camera is imaging, there can be more than a few hours where I don’t … Continue reading

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2013 ALiner Classic

We just ordered one of these: And this will most likely be the first place we go this year. For about a week:

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Hotech SCA on ES127 (with and without)

Without Hotech field flattener: With Hotech SCA field flattener:

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Paramount MX in the field

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iSCSI port binding and traffic separation

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TPoint

Been working with TPoint to do automated calibration runs. I can do a 12 or so point model in about 5 mins. Coolest thing since sliced bread!

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Widefield setup on MX, and polar scope installed

Got the ED80T-CF on the MX. Had to fashion counterweights from spare ADM parts for the front to get two of the Versaplate setscrews to contact the Losmandy bar. Otherwise – perfection, ready to shoot. So now I’ve validated all … Continue reading

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Paramount MX arriveth.

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