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#1 stevew

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:40 PM

Ok, how about CAT'S
C5-C8-C11

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#2 stevew

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:41 PM

One more.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:56 PM

SW8, my newest. It replaces the C6.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:51 PM

I don't own this one anymore (thankfully!). This is a Dynamax 8 that I bought, used, in 1981. I kept it for way too long before getting rid of it.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:00 PM

It's not mounted, but this is my C14 after I replaced the stock tube with a Public Missiled CF tube:

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#6 Tony Bonanno

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:01 PM

Lousy weather keeps these in garage alot lately.. Vixen VMC260L (10.25" modifed mak-cass) and Takahashi Mewlon 210 (8.25" Dall-Kirkham).

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:08 PM

My pride and joy.The amazing C8 :band:

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:51 PM

Here is my Intes Micro MN-56 on the Unistar mount,

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:01 PM

ORION's version of the C-11 on the Atlas mount!!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:50 PM

Ok, how about CAT'S
C5-C8-C11

Steve


What's wrong with you Steve? ;)

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:04 PM

Great pic Steve. Really gives a perspective of the relative size difference as one moves up in aperture. Not really apparent from mfr's ads or other pics posted here! Gives one pause when aperture fever strikes! :lol:

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:38 PM

This is "Old Faithful", my C925 carbon fiber SCT. I've upgraded the mount to a Mach1 and this is a great combination - easy to use with great views. :cool:

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:23 PM

Here's my little Intes M500 as modified for me by Mark at Teton. It got a new "Teton Blue" powdercoat finish and it got vents to help overcome the MCT cooldown issue.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:25 PM

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#15 Phil Frederick

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:27 PM

last one showing the vents.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:34 PM

Phil - thats awesome! Is that new scope? I haven't noticed that in your stable before. You've got a PM heading your way.

cheers - Rob

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:02 PM

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Hi My name is Steve, and I'm a scope-a-hollic

#18 Phil Frederick

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:50 AM

thats awesome! Is that new scope? I haven't noticed that in your stable before



Thanks Rob--but I guess the kudos should go to Mark at Teton who did all the work. I just paid the bill! :lol:

Not new--I picked up the scope on AM earlier this year. A part came loose during shipping and put a coupla' scratches on the tube which prompted the new paint job. Mark suggested adding the vents when he had the scope disassembled so in my mind it was a no brainer to give it a try. I've only had it out a couple of times but they do seem to help.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:14 AM

How do you like the MN56? I am thinking of getting one for a bit more aperture for my grab n go.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:37 PM

I love my MN-56, I doubt I will ever part with it. I did a side by side with a Televue 102 this spring and while there were subtle differences, the performance was VERY close. Sharpness on and off axis was pretty much identical. Saturn was the only planet to compare on, but other than a little bit of difference in color, (the Televue had a more orange color), the detail was pretty much identical. One very slight difference, stars were just a small bit brighter in the Televue, however the background sky was darker in the Mak-Newt. This made open clusters just a bit better in the Televue, but because of the contrast, galaxies were better in the Mak-Newt. Keep in mind these were VERY slight differences, if we didn't have the scopes side by side I don't think you would ever notice the difference. When you consider the price, and viewing position, (on an alt-az mount I much prefer the eyepiece at the top of the tube), I would rather have the MN-56 over a 4" refractor. If you want super wide fields and are super sensitive to field illumination you might notice a slight darkening around the edged of a low power wide field eyepiece. I never notice this unless I'm being very critical and looking for it, I don't feel it detracts from the view however. I'm not sure if this is accurate but I've heard it said that the MN-56 gives a 2 degree fully illuminated FOV. Here is a quote of an earlier post I made about my MN-56,

"On a night of very good seeing I really got to see what my MN-56 could do. I ran out of power with my 5mm TMB planetary and a 2x barlow giving 305x, 61x per inch, and if I had a shorter focal length eyepiece I'm sure I could have went higher. The views of the Moon and Saturn were just stunning, razor sharp with lots of contrast. I also looked at Mars, and even though it was about 3 arc seconds in size at that time, I could still detect a polar cap."

Hope that helps,

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

I'll second what Josh has to say about the MN-56. Had two of them years ago and wish I had kept one. The optics were stellar and the views terrific for the size aperture.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:22 PM

My 10 inch Meade Schmidt-Cass.Hi David!G:cool:

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:32 PM

I had a mini star party at my house about a year ago. Here are the cats: Celestron C14, Celestron C8, Meade LX200ACF 8", and Meade 6" SN. I also had a 6" dob set up just outside of the frame of this shot, but it doesn't count as a cat or cass.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:55 AM

Hi,
Really nice shot!

They all look like they mean business!

Regards,

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#25 Phil Frederick

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:52 AM

I had a mini star party at my house about a year ago.



Hi Wade,

Nice shot! But from the looks of that scope collection, it appears that maybe it was the scopes who were having the party and that you might have been there only as an innocent bystander! :lol:

Phil






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