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#1 bluestar

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

This interesting telescope appeared on Astromart early this morning. Just a heads up it's no longer available ;):grin:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=637145

#2 GShaffer

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:46 AM

I thought it rather curious that it says its an 8" scope but the posting says it uses the older 8" tube version rather than a 9" tube. Would have to have an intresting lens cell for an 8" lens to fit in a 8" tube......

#3 CHASLX200

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:09 PM

Im sure it sold fast.

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#4 bluestar

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:01 PM

Yes..Pending to me :grin:

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:00 PM

> Would have to have an intresting lens cell for an 8"
> lens to fit in a 8" tube......

Especially at f/12

#6 Jaxdialation

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:22 PM

Doesn't appear to be pending. The seller accepted my offer. I wonder what's going on :)

#7 Don Allen

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:24 PM

Well, I hope this clears up fast...

#8 GShaffer

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:07 PM

Running to the store for some popcorn :)

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:32 PM

I sold this scope to Randy, before he performed some of the mods. The performance with the chromacor is simply breathtaking. I wouldn't have thought of parting with it except I had acquired an 8"F6 TMB achro, chromacor, on an EQ6, portable pier, much more portable than the early MI-250 I was using with the D&G.

#10 Steve Fisher

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:20 PM

Button, button who's got the button?

#11 Jeff Morgan

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

Well congratulations to whoever the owner ends up being. If my number wasn't coming up on the list "any month now" I probably would tried for it too!

#12 bluestar

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:19 PM

Doesn't appear to be pending. The seller accepted my offer. I wonder what's going on :)


Don't think so...I'm waiting for it to be marked "Sold"; that's what's going on.

Almost 1000 ad hits in ONE day...that's one HOT ad and rivals some Astro-Physics ads.

Thanks for the info Doug; another little bird also whispered in my ear some info re the seller and you're previous ownership. No doubt this 1st generation D&G scope will make the pilgrimage to Barry's shop for a reunion (@ Old School refractor Mecca in Manheim, Pa) when I pick up my 5" f/12 and /15. :jump:

So move along folks...nothing more to see here. :lol: :whee:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:45 PM

You mean I bought popcorn for this????? :)

Congrats on the long gun......!!

#14 Don Allen

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:58 PM

That is one beautiful scope. Congrats

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:53 PM

Pat:

Does this mean you will still have a 8" f/12 before me?

Congratulations!!!!! :grin:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:28 PM

There is still the cross-country shipping process around a complex work schedule for Randy and I...your latest- generation 8" is coming down the home stretch from D&G ;)...can we stand the high drama on the long focus refractor front? :roflmao:

Thanks Steve; I'll sleep better at night when everything makes it to the East Coast safe and sound. :crazy: Shipping can be the worrisome part, despite disassembling everything! :foreheadslap: :shocked: :question:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:35 PM

Would have to have an intresting lens cell for an 8" lens to fit in a 8" tube......


Not really. The tube goes into the lens cell, not the cell into the tube. Several manufacturers do it...the TV 85 being an extreme example.

#18 GShaffer

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:36 PM

Makes sense.....would that also imply the newer model 8" that uses a 9" tube has the cell inside the tube?

Would have to have an intresting lens cell for an 8" lens to fit in a 8" tube......


Not really. The tube goes into the lens cell, not the cell into the tube. Several manufacturers do it...the TV 85 being an extreme example.



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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:43 PM

Different scopes... different approaches. TMB CNC (classic silver/white TMB and the newer CNC tubes) for example the cell goes into the tube, not the other way around. Find out the exact approach used for the scope you are interested in.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:43 PM

Woohoo! Nice get.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:54 AM

can we stand the high drama on the long focus refractor front? :roflmao:


Evidently not...based on some PM responses I've received having nabbed this 'scope. Evidently Barry's opinion of 'cut throat' extends from comm. to the amateur market as well. :bawling:

What the heck is this...the Astro-Physics scene? :(

Get over it...the 8" f/12 is MINE and I have multiple plans re mounting/fitting the telescope in BlueStar...the shipping process is underway. It's no wonder most of the D&G "We've got LOT'S of nice telescopes out there" Big achro scene don't DO the 'net Forums and just do their own thang Underground. Interesting.....I guess THAT'S why is considered called a niche...it separates the big-glass hardcore stargazers from the big-glass boasters.

Disappointing...

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:12 AM

Sorry to hear that! Are people that competitive about this kind of stuff??!

#23 bluestar

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

Seems it's human nature when it comes to nichy-stuff. I spent the better part of the last decade in a nichy North American Eurostyle-fishing scene (tackle, journals, mags sporting scene...) from the UK/Europe and the domestic scene was nasty and ugly to the core (to the point of threats of lawsuits). I've since bowed out to do my own thing for my second decade but still subscribe to UK fishing mags, overseas fishing tackle and the like but pass on the US-based Forums, politics and Tourneys. After a time passion overcomes ego and separates the wheat-from-the-chaff.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:37 AM

Pat:

Again, my congratulations! I am sorry to hear you have received PM's that were nasty or negative as well.

If you would like I could swing by California and pick up your scope and bring it to you while I come to PA to see Barry. :grin: :grin: :grin: Don't I wish that were true.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:09 PM

Thanks Steve very kindly...you and I have a deeper undertanding for these circumstances than most. You only live once, hence my opting to very aggressively pursue this big refractor AND a big reflector too at this time. Having stargazed since my teens with small table top scope, Tasco-type eq refractors and Edmund 6" reflector (et al), I'm dedicated to topping-out my options before I leave this Earth. This path seems a long pre determined lifestyle, not an option. :refractor: :watching:






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