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#751 watcher

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:46 AM

Thanks Andy. I'll start a new thread jst as soon as I get it out under the stars. My little cg-5 ain't goin' nowhere til I get another weight for it. This scope is really heavy. Built like a tank is an understatement.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

:grin:had to slip into this thread..oldy but goody..my unitron 75mm compact refractor.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

the compact is the same as this one just shrunk down..75mm x 1200f..he he :grin:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

They're both beautiful. I had forgotten about the existence of Unitron's compact refractor, until now. How does it perform compared to its conventional companion. I also wonder if the Japanese maker of the Unitrons is still in business?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Finally! My new toy is here!


Is that a 100 f/4.7? I don't see any f/4.7 scopes on the Istar website. She sure is a looker!
 

#756 Mark Costello

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

Is that the AT150R30? Yes 'ndeed, do give us a good "first light" report. :jump:
 

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

Wow Joe,

That is a beautiful scope!
 

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

Yep. 150 R30. Can't wait to bring her outside. This thing is really sturdy. If it were any longer I would need another mount. Fit and finish is superb, and I like the powder coat paint. doesn't pick up finger prints. More details when I get my second counter weight and a clear night.
 

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Wow! It's beautiful, Joe. Istar even produces 8" refractors, and for not much more. But given their greater focal lengths, you'd need a mount costing two to three times the refractor, at least. Still, they'd be marvels given Istar's reputation.
 

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

Got my counter weight shaft, now once it clears I can start taking guided images.

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#761 Shawn H

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:07 AM

Nice setup Zack! :cool: Whats your guide scope (brand & size) :question:
 

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

Thanks Shawn! It's a Stellarvue 80/9D (80mm). It looks a little different because I thought it was a good idea to paint it. :lol: Oh well, live and learn. :grin:
 

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

That is a sweet-looking set-up, Zack.

- Jim
 

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Thanks Jim! I would like to replace the 80/9D with something shorter like a AT72 or something similar.
 

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Here's one, the Explore Scientific 127ED Triplet Tube Assembly. It was just received and it will be the top door prize at our 30th Annual Deep South Regional StarGaze to be held next week between 11/7 and 11/11. This scope will be the main giveaway prize on Saturday, 11/10. Plenty of other stuff too including two Explore Scientific 100 degree field 20 mm eyepieces.

AstroGizmos will be in attendance as a vendor.

We still have one motel type room available in the Lodge if anyone is interested in attending. This event is held at the Feliciana Retreat Center about 10 miles north of Clinton, LA (about 50 miles north of Baton Rouge).

Contact me for attendance info.

Barry Simon

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

My TMB 152mm F/15

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

That's a magnificent scope!

-James
 

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:57 AM

...And these are my two refractor toys: Takahashi FS102 and SkyWatcher (Synta) ED 80... Love them both!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Beautiful scopes. :)

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:56 AM

New 132mm FLT with FT focuser

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

That is a glorious scope. Is it (TMB 152 f/15) a doublet or a triplet?

- Jim
 

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Gianluca,
Impressive! It does not look like you have much counterweight there. What is the weight of the OTA?
 

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

My TS 5" f9,5 acro refractor:

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Equipo. por Javi berna, en Flickr
 

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

Holy moly Gianluca! :o That things a beast!!!! :bow:
 

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

Well........it's taken me MONTHS to bring it all together, but here is my "one & only" :jump:
"ES" AR-102, custom hickory tripod legs, and "Unistar Deluxe" mount.
I had to seek out "blems", and do a lot of "hands on" to afford this on a disability pension, but I am VERY proud of the outcome.

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