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#801 rflinn68

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

My new little apo for widefield imaging

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

Great scope and great picture, welcome to CN.
 

#803 EdTheEdge

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

First post here. New to Cloudy Nights, but not new to astronomy. I have been a long time follower of CN but just registered yesterday. I thought I would post this photo of my Televue 76. I just got a Universal Astronomics Dwarfstar Mount which has breathed new life into this little gem of a refractor. Perfect kit for grab-n-go which is most of my observing.
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Welcome aboard! Thanks for a beautiful picture of a beautiful scope in a beautiful setting!
 

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

Thanks plyscope and EdTheEdge. Nice to be here. Love all these refractor images!
 

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:58 AM

Brass rings arrived yesterday for the Skylight f/15m.

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#806 skullpin

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:07 AM

Brass rings arrived yesterday for the Skylight f/15m.


I think we now should refer to you as Admiral Onions. :bow:
 

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

Brass rings arrived yesterday for the Skylight f/15m.


Beautiful !!! Who supplied the brass rings?
They would look sweet on my mount with the Istar.

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#808 Mr Onions

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

The telescope & rings were supplied by
http://skylight.myshopify.com/

Thanks,

Admiral Onions ;)
 

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

My Meade Model 300 80mm f/15.
Though it didn't cost very much, just a few minutes out with it this evening showed me that it has very fine optics and would make a wonderful portable instrument for a person who likes to sit and study the Moon, bright planets and double stars.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

Here's the Meade 300 out looking at Jupiter.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Brass rings arrived yesterday for the Skylight f/15m.


That's a thing of beauty, Barty, or should I call you "rear" admiral Onions. :whistle:
 

#812 Doug D.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

New mount, old Traveler - loving the simplicity of this rig......

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Wonderful setup. Love it.

-Pete
 

#814 Doug D.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

Thanks Pete - the scope is definitely a keeper and the older I get the more I appreciate a mount like the DM-4 for its absolute ease of use and smoothness.

Doug
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

Oh, yes!
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:17 AM

Cheers Rick.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

Doug D
Love that mount & tripod! :rainbow: What is it :question:
 

#818 Doug D.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

Thanks Shawn - Discmounts DM-4 Alt/Az mount and Discmounts tripod with walnut stained ash legs. Made in Florida by Tom Peters.
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

An impressive setup, Doug D. Very nice!
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Here's the Meade 300 out looking at Jupiter.

Astroneil - nice one of the Meade 300.... Tony
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

After 3 weeks separation, due to mount restoration, it was time to get the Istar Perseus and the Gaunt back together again:

Istar Perseus AT150 F10 Achromat refractor circa 2012 and
Gaunt Equatorial Telescope Stand circa 1877, 135 years age difference yet they look like they were always destined to be together:

Refractor + Mount + Pier = 307 lbs not your average Grab-N-Go :grin:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Matt, that is such a beautiful combination, absolutely wonderful!
 

#823 plyscope

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

Good job Matt, it looks great. :bow:
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

Gorgeous setup you have Matt!
 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Matt, That pair needs an observatory if you don't already have one. It's beautiful!
 






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