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#1051 nightfisher

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

My old, but new to me 76.2mm f16.5, a scope of beauty and good credentials, shown on its original 10TE mount, but now with tube rings and dovetail for HEQ5 and AZ4

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#1052 mikey cee

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Scope from the past. It was a great scope, the 6" f/12 StarFire super-planetary. My only pic of a pier that got snowed in : )

Oh God Mike don't show anymore pics like this one again! I'll never to my dying day stand out in snow with no walled protection around me ever again. Those are horrific memories I'm trying to keep buried in my subconscious. BBrrrr! :coldday: :coldday: Mike
 

#1053 Doug D.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

Astro Physics Traveler (Glossy Version) w/FeatherTouch Focuser Upgrade Circa 1995. My favorite travel scope.


Glad to see another shiny Traveler with a FT focuser upgrade. I am also very fond of my c1995 shiny beauty and love taking her with me when I can, when I travel (but with a lighter tripod!).

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#1054 rushintuit

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

I would have used concrete.
 

#1055 Locoman

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

My new scope that I got for Christmas.

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#1056 Meep_Esq

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

Well, if I'm feeling to blah to be bothered setting up the 4", or if the neighbors next door are being a bit rowdy and I don't want to draw attention to myself, then I open the bi-fold windows in my sun-porch and hey presto, I'm observing! This little guy has an old 3" F/15 Broadhurst and Clarkson objective. A previous owner has dinged it and the flint has a crack in the edge. However this seems to make little difference to the views, it's an easy and forgiving lens which I've made into a solid yet portable telescope.

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#1057 MAURITS

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

My new scope that I got for Christmas.


Nice and sweet :like:
 

#1058 mustgobigger

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

my new Zeiss 4" F/20 ...no first light yet.
my better half doing the honors.

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#1059 mustgobigger

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary....

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#1060 t.r.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

My new scope that I got for Christmas


Thanks for that pic...I now have a Valentines Day gift for the wife! Perfect rendering of us, my brown hair, her blonde, of course when we were much younger...the scope even looks like the TV Genesis I used to show her her first astronomical sights. Brings back fond memories...hopefully it will for her too! Thanks for posting! ;)
 

#1061 Locoman

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

My new scope that I got for Christmas


Thanks for that pic...I now have a Valentines Day gift for the wife! Perfect rendering of us, my brown hair, her blonde, of course when we were much younger...the scope even looks like the TV Genesis I used to show her her first astronomical sights. Brings back fond memories...hopefully it will for her too! Thanks for posting! ;)


That was a gift from my mother in law. When I opened it my wife was gushing all over it. There were many times when I was in the back yard with my scope and I would call my wife out to look at something through my scope kinda like the Precious Moment figurine. It would make a great Valentines gift for your wife and I'm happy that my posting inspired you!
 

#1062 Adam Taylor

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

my new Zeiss 4" F/20


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#1063 NHRob

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

I have a great pic also of my wife and I, her holding my TEC-140. I won't give a copy of the pic to her though. She's still *BLEEP* at me for selling the TEC!!
 

#1064 123456

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

AR6 on a new sirius mount. i retired the LXD-55 ...

notice the CC bar !

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#1065 steve-in-kville

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Pic of my new Orion Astro 90mm. The lil' guy is trying out my finder scope.... don't think the living room ceiling has a lot to offer.

I've been trying to get oriented with the mount.

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#1066 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

I have a great pic also of my wife and I, her holding my TEC-140. I won't give a copy of the pic to her though. She's still *BLEEP* at me for selling the TEC!!


I remember that photo! BTW, I don't blame her for being whatever got you bleeped. ;)
 

#1067 Mark Costello

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

:waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

That picture of your son takes me back to when I was a 10 year old begging my mom and dad for a telescope.
 

#1068 BarrySimon615

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

An image of my Frankentron or Unimund, or simply Unitron/Edmund hybrid, call it what you will.

Basically it is an Edmund 76 mm f/11 doublet achromat mounted in a modified (cut-down) Unitron tube assembly with modified Unitron objective cell and shortened tube (with baffles repositioned). Mounted on the Unitron #142 mount.

The original f/16 Unitron objective was scratched and in poor shape (purchased this telescope used). I totally refurbished and went with the shorter f/ratio objective which is quite good. In my mind the 3" f/11 is at least as well corrected as the longer 3" f/16 and I have extensively observed with both.

Barry Simon

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#1069 R Botero

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Simply beautiful Barry! :p :bow:
 

#1070 Agatha

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Steve,

Your new Orion 90 is really pretty and I love that your young one is interested. :)

And Barry, your refurbishing job is beautiful. Nothing like some pretty white refractors. Thanks for the pictures.

Best, Linda B.
 

#1071 BarrySimon615

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Nothing like some pretty white refractors. Thanks for the pictures.

Best, Linda B.


Actually on the Edmund/Unitron hybrid the color is Ivory (by Krylon). Ivory adds a richness and depth to the telescope that white just cannot do.

Barry Simon
 

#1072 Joel-1793

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Hi Doug,

Thought that you might enjoy seeing the Traveler on top of its Astro Physics Starfire 178 big bro? :whistle:

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#1073 stevenwav

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Woooowwwzaaa! A dream set up Joel!
 

#1074 Sean Cunneen

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

This has been my project scope for the past few months. The objective is a 1946 Brandon 3" f15.3 on an Edmund mount. The focuser is a custome brass focuser from Crawford Machine and the tripod is a Dietzen.

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#1075 PhilCo126

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

@ mustgoBigger

Superb refractors :waytogo:
 






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