Jump to content


Photo

New Scope ***Just Released***

  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 NewMoonTelescope

NewMoonTelescope

    Vendor

  • -----
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 102
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2012
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Wow! What a whirlwind the past 6 months has been for us here at New Moon Telescopes. Before I share the link to our newest and smallest scope, I am compelled to give a quick shout out to all our friends/customers here on CN. Thank you for your feedback, your honest thoughts, and the insights you have shared with us. NMT is still in its infancy, and while we have big plans for the future, we recognize the role YOU play in getting the word out about us. For following us on Twitter, for liking us on Facebook, for your support- THANK YOU!

And now, we would like to introduce our littlest scope of the New Moon Telescopes family:

The 8” F/4 NMT Table Top Dob

Check out the specs, or watch the video of my wife, Heather, and the scope (it’s her CN/YouTube debut!). Keep an eye out for more vids, including how-to’s, on youTube and updates under “news” on the website.

#2 Mark9473

Mark9473

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 8536
  • Joined: 21 Jul 2005
  • Loc: 51°N 4°E

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:07 AM

Your wife did exceptionally well, Ryan!

#3 coopman

coopman

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3448
  • Joined: 23 Apr 2006
  • Loc: South Louisiana

Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Heather didn't seem nervous at all. Maybe there is a lucrative career waiting for her in TV commercials!

#4 SteveG

SteveG

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4231
  • Joined: 27 Sep 2006
  • Loc: Seattle, WA

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

Nice scope - should do well, & your wife did an excellent job making the ad.

#5 NewMoonTelescope

NewMoonTelescope

    Vendor

  • -----
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 102
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2012
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

Thanks for the encouragement, gentlemen- being a newbie to astronomy and presenting a scope can be a little intimidating! I'm learning as we go and I am thankful the amateur astronomer community is so welcoming. Of course, Ryan is the expert, but I fully expect to give him a run for his money soon. :)

-Heather

#6 George N

George N

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2729
  • Joined: 19 May 2006
  • Loc: Binghamton & Indian Lake NY

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

You have a great product there, and I wish you luck with selling it.

I saw this scope in person at the Kopernik Observatory AstroFest a few weeks ago. It is *really* nice. Someone looking for a small Dob that’s a step up into the premium category should consider one of these.

#7 Astrojensen

Astrojensen

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5070
  • Joined: 05 Oct 2008
  • Loc: Bornholm, Denmark

Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

OMG! That's one cute little dob! I love it!


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

#8 NewMoonTelescope

NewMoonTelescope

    Vendor

  • -----
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 102
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2012
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

"Though she be but little, she is fierce!" Especially when it comes to planetary viewing. ;)

#9 SeattleScott

SeattleScott

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1361
  • Joined: 14 Oct 2011

Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

The specs say the mirror is made by Parks. Parks has an excellent reputation, but I was under the impression that their parent company recently went out of business, and Parks was only open one day a week (and maybe not even that anymore). Can you clarify the situation?

#10 Starman1

Starman1

    Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 22512
  • Joined: 23 Jun 2003
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:46 AM

Parks is closed at this time, perhaps not permanently, but they had a ton of stock in mirrors pre-made and stored on shelves.
Lumicon operates out of the same building. Perhaps a call to them could clarify the situation vis-a-vis the availability of Parks mirrors that are pre-made.
Since nearly all parks 6" scopes were f/6 and 8" scopes f/6 also, that would be what I would expect to be available.

#11 NewMoonTelescope

NewMoonTelescope

    Vendor

  • -----
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 102
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2012
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

First and foremost thanks for visiting our website. Starman1 is correct. There are a limited number left in various sizes being distributed by retailers such as Scopecity. And- for the time being at least- I do not believe they are producing more (that could change over night I am sure). The reason we decided on placing the Parks into the tabletop newtonian was because our "go to" optician didn't have tools for an 8 inch F4 (he did have tools for F7, but that's not the style we were seeking). If the demand for the table top is great enough (fingers crossed!!!) then our optician will make tools for the F4 variety and we will base future orders on the higher demand and the different optic.

Thanks again,

-Ryan

#12 Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 191
  • Joined: 03 Sep 2010
  • Loc: Utah

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

Nice scope and great execution! I love the quality and thought that went into the design.

-Jeff P

#13 GeneT

GeneT

    Ely Kid

  • *****
  • Posts: 12620
  • Joined: 07 Nov 2008
  • Loc: South Texas

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

OMG! That's one cute little dob! I love it! Clear skies! Thomas, Denmark


But, you can't afford one right now. :grin:

#14 Astrojensen

Astrojensen

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5070
  • Joined: 05 Oct 2008
  • Loc: Bornholm, Denmark

Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:53 AM

But, you can't afford one right now.



Pouring salt on the wound, eh? :tonofbricks:

(no offense taken :grin: )


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

#15 GeneT

GeneT

    Ely Kid

  • *****
  • Posts: 12620
  • Joined: 07 Nov 2008
  • Loc: South Texas

Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

[quote name="Astrojensen"] [quote] But, you can't afford one right now. [/quote] Pouring salt on the wound, eh? :tonofbricks:
(no offense taken :grin: ) [/quote]
Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark [/quote]

See--I remember one of your earlier posts. :grin:






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics