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#1 Napersky

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Many of you know of the criminals and scammers attempting to sell a phoney AP Superplanetary that was sold to me by Gary Hand of Hands-on-Optics.

Well here's the real thing.

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#2 Napersky

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Gary packed it very well.

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#3 Napersky

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

OTA

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

G11

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#5 Napersky

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

The mount extension arrived this week from Losmandy.
Darren Drake at his Ethos eyepiece.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Unflattering picture of myself.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Unflattering picture of myself.


Dude! Anyone with a telescope like that one need not worry that anybody is looking at him. :roflmao:

Well ok, maybe jealous like perhaps.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

Nice scope, Mark. I look forward to looking through that one sometime in the near future when we see each other again. :waytogo:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

Now that's what I call a TELESCOPE. :jump:

Congratulations Mark. Enjoy it!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:18 AM

That AP is very, very nice. I hope you get some stunning views with it

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:33 AM

Great scope Mark. It does not surprise me that you are so proud of it. I`m sure it will wow you for years.
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#14 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Beautiful scope. LOL. :ooo:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

Really nice Mark! Enjoy.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Wonderful telescope for sure. You will enjoy that for many years to come, and it will make quite an impression on others as well. There is nothing like a fine, large, tube long focus refractor- the quintessential telescope IMHO.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

Unflattering picture of myself.


Didn't even notice you.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Great looking scope. Bet the views are awesome. Congrats.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Nice mark...one day we will have
to do a side by side with them.

#20 bob midiri

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Geez Mark I heard of a trophy wife, BUT you got a TROPHY telescope. Congrats!! Bob

#21 Dave M

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thats a Beauty Mark, Congrats!

#22 mark8888

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Very awesome. :bow:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Reminds me of an old astronomer's bumper sticker, which had a drawing of a telescope and the words, "SIZE MATTERS!"

#24 Napersky

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

I am sorry to say that it does not live up to expectations. Star tests have revealed in focus aberrations.

I need to get it bench tested in a month or so..Ronchi first and then Interferometry. I hope it will pass and it's just old oil.

Mark

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

Wow! Nice scope.

Looking at the scam ad was tough. $2000. I wanted to bid even knowing it was a scam.


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