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#126 ukcanuck

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:36 AM

...and one more (taken in cloudy London weather).

Please note that the custom focuser is still not shown (the sample is hanging off the back in this image :grin:). I will update the thread just before NEAF and include some pictures of the completed scope with the focuser.

While the rings are boring Synta-type :smirk:(and used begrudgingly and out of necessity), the mount is a nice vintage Towa 339 EQ:

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#127 BillP

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:49 AM

Bill, yours was the first to be fully assembled :cool: and here is the scope that will be in your back yard. Please note that these images show the brass dew shield. This is an optional accessory.


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Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

Now that's my kind of scope! It looks great, Richard! You have a winner there.


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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:38 PM

Hi Richard,

I'm sure I saw one of your scopes on The Sky at Night:Baker Street Irregulars.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:11 PM

Gorgeous grab-n-go.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:39 PM

Hi Richard,

I'm sure I saw one of your scopes on The Sky at Night:Baker Street Irregulars.


You did. I've been to a few of their meetings and was there that night with an F15. They're a nice group, and it's nice to share the London skyglow with people... :smirk:

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:32 AM

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread over the past weeks. :rainbow:

As a footnote to this saga, I have now posted price & order details in the NEAF forum here!

I'm now leaving on a jet plane...see you at NEAF!

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 06:36 PM

For anyone that hasn't seen this scope in person, I saw it and it is extremely beautiful. Pictures don't show how nice this scope really is. Richard made one of the nicest looking scopes ever. It is really a work of art.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:21 AM

I took delivery of my F15m (number 3? 4?) last Friday.

It is beautiful, feels solid and the optics are great. The focusser is smooth and suits the scope well. The finder rings, subject of much feedback, look great. The finder appears to be the same as the finder on the f13, and is gorgeous. The optical quality of the finder is very good, one thing that caught me slightly by surprise when I got my f13. Not that I was expecting a poor finder, but I was focussing on the objective and the design, and forgot about actually using the finder. Looking through it was a pleasant surprise.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:24 PM

I took delivery of my F15m (number 3? 4?) last Friday.


Hi Stuart, I'm pleased to hear you like the scope. Yours is number 3, you should see it engraved on the rear finder support when viewed from the focuser...

I'm currently finishing off a new batch of F13's, but plan to start building another batch of 60mm's in the next week. :rainbow:

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:48 AM

Well, my scopes aren't in the fancy dress and fine finish your's are (:bow:) but a couple of them use the same optics, and I can attest to the excellent quality of them.
Here is hoping you are a big success for years to come Richard.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:08 PM

"I'm sure I saw one of your scopes on The Sky at Night:Baker Street Irregulars."

It must be a small scope thing.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:00 AM

Hi Thomas,
Great "Classical" Reisefernrohr! Hope you are not planning of following all the suggestions on this thread. Classical is best.
What is lens inscription and focuser serial number?
Bob Western Australia






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