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Old Jun 8, 2002, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Starling at about 6000mm

Great to see the digiscoping forum! Here's a little Starling with the Meade ETX-90, William Optics 24mm eyepiece and Nikon 990 at 5989mm.

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Old Jun 10, 2002, 7:47 AM   #2
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Wow! 6000mm....how about a pic of your Digicam and Scope combo!
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Old Jun 10, 2002, 4:37 PM   #3
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Default O.K. Here's the two digiscoping rigs...

Swarovski ST80-HD top - Meade ETX-90 bottom - both with William Optics 24mm eyepiece.

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Old Jun 10, 2002, 8:29 PM   #4
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Default DANGER!!!

In many countries tha can be considerated a weapon!

You can get a plane down with the second one!

DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER!

Now seriusly speaking... i like the forst one (maybe the 2200 mm?). It's llok liske the prismatic used for shooting range. Could be?

Mi camera has a 49mm ring for filters. Can I use my camera for this kind of hardware?

Haw much can it cost?

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Old Jun 10, 2002, 8:34 PM   #5
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Hey Tmoy! I'm a seti@home user too.

I have 493 units converted!

How can I join a group like yours?

Bye!

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Hey Tmoy! I'm a seti@home user too.

I have 493 units converted!

How can I join a group like yours?

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Easy...Come Visit Us at www.amdmb.com and check out the seti forum. See ya there!
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Old Jun 10, 2002, 10:04 PM   #7
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Default Hi Jedi

Of the two configurations, the Meade ETX-90 is by far the least expensive way to go. The Meade can be found on the web in a spotting scope version for about $189.

The Swarovski ST-80 HD with a 20-60 variable eyepiece will run you somewhat over $1300 average.

The William Optics 24mm eyepiece is ideal for the Meade because you can go from nearly full wide angle to full zoom and have an effective range to 5989mm. For the Swarovski, you have a maximum of about 2200 mm with this eyepiece and the 990. With the 995 it will go a good deal higher, but a better way if you only have the Swarovski would be to get a good adapter so you can use the very excellent 20-60 zoom eyepiece. This eyepiece will give you even an little more than 6000mm with the 990 and considerably more with the 995 - BUT- and its a BIG issue - you really can't use much more than 6000mm because you will rapidly run out of light.

The William Optics eyepiece is about $99 U.S. and a good adapter to connect to the variable eyepiece on the Swarovski runs between $60 and $112....

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Old Jun 10, 2002, 11:31 PM   #8
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Default Too much!

All that thing are out of my budget...

But it's good to know all that info for future buys.
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Old Jun 13, 2002, 12:53 PM   #9
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Hey Lin...Neat shot of the Starling :-) Nice to see a pic of the Williams e.p. in action on the Swaro'.
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Default Hi Andy,

Thank's - I just received my LCE adapter today - really nice build! I'm still trying to figure out how to keep the camera from twisting the zoom on the 20x60 - I suspect it's less of a problem with the AT than with the ST. Maybe I'll just have to shoot in the vertical position to keep the weight from trying to take me down to 20X :-)

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