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#1 Levine

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Serial #0001!

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More to follow. :grin:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Congrats!

Be sure to post pictures when it arrives. :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Congrats!

Be sure to post pictures when it arrives. :)


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Very well done on that.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

Ok, it's here!

I'll post pix tonight.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Nice choice. Looking forward to pics! :jump:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Arrived in a well-packed 8" sonotube:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

The lens-in-cell box:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

Views of the 'scope:
Supplied soft case:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

The "Business End", sans dew shield:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

Push-on lens cap removed:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Focuser, with extension:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

A view from above:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

The complete instrument, including rings, and a Vixen-compatible bar:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Another view:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Document 1:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

Document 2:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Document 3:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Document 4:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

All the documents came with the original envelope from TMB Optical, and a pair of stickers sporting the TMB logo, for the dew shield. :grin:

The Lens in Cell came without a tube, so the original owner had a good one made. It has it's fair share of rubs, chips, and cover-ups, but no dings or major problems.
The lens is untouched: no damage.

I am considering a make-over for the OTA assembly.
New paint? if so, classic white, or other? Smooth or pebbled? Who would you recommend for the Job?
A new tube assembly, perhaps? Who is best suited to do this?
Is the focuser fine as is, or should I give Starlight Instruments a call?

Your input, please!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

Enjoy John! If you've used the 480, you'll really come to appreciate the reduction in curvature of field in the 600....and with a .8x reducer/flattener, it's an effective 480mm.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:03 AM

Great scope! Enjoy!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Looks nice (but the views through it should be even better)! :jump:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

Sweet scope. Classic white for a classic scope.






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