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Any JMI NGT- 12.5/18 owners out there...?

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#1 Levine

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:11 PM

I will shortly be taking possession of a recently-minted NGT-18.
Devotees of this forum may recall that at one time I posted a report of a 30" coming my way. Well, it arrived, and was something to behold! However, it required updating, some cleanup, dedicated storage, and assistance in use.
When my viewing partner and experienced dobber Mike moved away, I soon realised that I needed a more practical solution.
Luckily, "Lou" from California was in the market for a 30" reflector, and, as luck would have it, had a lightly-used, well cared-for NGT-18 to trade. Toss in a tricked-out Losmandy G11/Gemini 4, and the deal was done!
My new scope will be arriving shortly.
I have been to the Yahoo group dedicated to this Model, but I wondered how many of you checking in here regularly have one of these, and what your experience has been-so far.

Would it be worth it to start a group of our own on this site dedicated to the NGT Scopes? :question: :grin:

#2 Old Dinosaur

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:58 PM

There are a few of us on CN who have NGTs.
You're welcome to come over to the group.
http://tech.groups.y...JMI_NGT_owners/
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:56 PM

There are a few of us on CN who have NGTs.
You're welcome to come over to the group.
http://tech.groups.y...JMI_NGT_owners/
John


Already registered on the Yahoo group; only disadvantage is that posting on the Group is blocked at my work. :(

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:51 PM

I thought I remembered you.
With only something around 400 18s and 12.5s total around the world, plus a few that show up used now and then it's hard to say just how many are in use.
Membership hangs around 20 or so like it is now, so not a lot happens real fast at the group.
I'm glad it's doing as well as it has since last year.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:11 PM

Sorry, we will not be starting any model specific forums any time soon.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:43 PM

Sorry, we will not be starting any model specific forums any time soon.

:( :praying: :ranting: :tounge: :vomit:

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:50 PM

Well, Don W's comment makes sense.
There's 3, maybe 4 people on CN who have an NGT.
We're kind of a small group, most people here and elsewhere don't even know what they are.
Just mentioning a split ring mount often leads to misinformation and confusion.

Us in the know just have to put up with those other poor unfortunates. :roflmao:

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:15 PM



Us in the know just have to put up with those other poor unfortunates. :roflmao: [/quote]

I guess your referring to yourself...foggy skies... :crazy:

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:21 PM

[quote name="lymorkiew45"]

Us in the know just have to put up with those other poor unfortunates. :roflmao: [/quote]

I guess your referring to yourself...foggy skies... :crazy: [/quote]

:confused: well foggy sky to you too I guess.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

CN Rule number 1. BE NICE!!

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:00 AM

I take responsibility for the earlier flaming on this thread. My emoticon gallery was intended to be ironic and funny.
For the record, I'm perfectly fine with using the current, and similar, forums for discussions and questions about the 'scope in question. :D :doah: :poke:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:50 PM


With only something around 400 18s and 12.5s total around the world, plus a few that show up used now and then it's hard to say just how many are in use.
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hello all, I recently discovered this scope and not being a "dob" user ( which explains why i havn't heard of it ) i'm trying to figure out if the ngt 12.5 is for me. i do alot of AP work with an sct and would like your input on whether cn members think this is a good purchase and whether or not it will be good for AP. seems like a great and affordable aproach to large aperture and equitorial mount tracking but can't find much out about this scope. was on yahoo and this forum and google but as you statd there are few people who own these scopes ( does that answer my question ?) again any input as to quality and AP use would be apreciated. was very interested in the lx600 12" but that's another thread. thanks for any responses. clear skies






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