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#1 Awesomelenny

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

Hello all!!!

I acquired another Jaegers item! Now I have 2 of them. The 6 inch f/5 RFT and this 6" f/10.

This one I bought is a 6" inch f/10 home made refractor telescope. It appears to be in a pretty nice condition. I am going to restore this to full beauty and retrofit the focuser end of it with a Astro Physics focuser and flange. :jump:

Right now, I just took the thing apart. Here is the objective end. It's dusty but that's ok because I will take it apart to clean. I have done this many times before so I am very familiar with objective cleaning.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

Here it is showing the dust which I will clean.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

Here is the focuser that it had on it.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:10 AM

The aluminum tube. This tube's interior has home made baffles made from plywood. I will keep this just the way it is. I'll just have the interior freshened up with a brand new coat of flat black paint. The exterior has blisters and scratches. This will be sanded down and re painted with a super nice glass white by a friend of mine (hopefully) who does this stuff professionally. There are screw holes there filled with screws which I will remove and possibly use with a set of Jaegers finder brackets that I have owned since the 70's! It'd be so cool to add a guide telescope on this, huh?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:14 AM

I also have a set of brackets to fit the OTA. I'll just re paint them and use them on a Losmandy rail.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

Great Job Lenny, I saw you purchased that and hoped for photos of it. I love my F15 Great Scope all of them....

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

Know what these are? Nope not Unitron! But I modeled the 4 inch Unitron legs... I made them a few years ago for my Losmandy G11. These legs are of solid oak and 5-1/2 feet long. They should be just right in height for this refractor when mounted on this equatorial mount. I really cannot wait to use this setup especially when I attend the local star party called "B.E.O.T.S." which is short for "BuckEye On The Sky" star party in Lodi, Ohio, hosted by the owners of "Backyard Observatories" Scott and Diane Horstman.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Clint! I looked through these lens when I was at Scott's party. He had this baby mounted on a massive Meade LXD750 mount set up on the pier in his 10 foot Ashdome observatory in the back yard. What a rock sold setup that was too! It gave excellent star test with perfect diffraction rings. Jupiter was awesome with this scope. The only thing was that there was a little CR but was killed via the minus violet filter he had mounted. So I know for a fact that I got a good specimen!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

Here is his cousin....the 6 inch f/5 RFT

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

Lenny; bro, great find there, I hope to make it to BEOTS this year, so Ill be hanging around hoping for a peek, lol.
I've seen your work, so I know this will be sweet when you get it done.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

I also have a nice Astro Physics 2.7" focuser that I will be using on this...stay tuned...

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

Lenny, I'm glad you bought that thing and saved me alot of spousal stress. I really, really wanted that scope. Even more so after reading your experience with the lens. If it had stayed up one more day it would of came east. :grin: Congrats, it really looks nice and I know you will do a great job on her. Looking forward to your post on it. Keep me in mind, maybe someday?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

Great Aquisition ,Lenny ! Glad to see it in the capable hands of a Classics Scope Guy!!!. :waytogo: Gary(G:cool:)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

How about a first light report? Are you digging it?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

6" f10... so, how's the chromatic abberation?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Well, well, my apologies... I though the poster was referring to a different instrument.

I beg your pardon.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:58 AM

haha, no apology needed, here I will delete it as sign of good faith...it can be read this way too!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

Are you going to mount this bad boy on your G11 with those boss tripod legs?

Can haz pics when done? That would be awesome Lenny!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

haha, no apology needed, here I will delete it as sign of good faith...it can be read this way too!


No problem, serves me right for typing before reading thoroughly! :grin:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

:lol: You guys are a load of fun! Puttin' all this pressure on me? Heck no I didn't mount it out there yet. It's been stinking cloudy here. This is Cleveland Ohio ya know...

As I mentioned, the scope is all taken apart. The lens is in great shape of course. I am going to clean it up very nicely and re-mount it back in the cell.

The tube though...I am having it painted. I was thinking of having it powder coated but my friend Don does real nice paint work too so I will give him the job. Currently we are discussing just what will be done with the baffles inside the tube. They are old plywood pieces. I was kicking around the idea of somehow having metal ones made and fitted but we'll see.

Anyone know who could make me metal baffles? :question:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

betcha ken dauzat could!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hey!
I thought I was the only scope crazy Lenny around,but it appears you beat me. I have had two of those an F8 and an F10 what a bargain they are. My problem is I am continualy changing to keep my interest going. Awesome Lenny this is not quit as awesome. Lenny HA!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Here is a 6"F10 Jaegers

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

Nice! Looks good with the Star-Liner mount!

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