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#1 azure1961p

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'd opt for the classic 90mm Questar next would be a Tak refractor.

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#2 MikeBOKC

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

It's hard to top those rare but beautiful Alvan Clark brass finished big refractors.

#3 genethethird

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Takahashi Green and classic brass - my sentiments exactly guys.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Any one of a number of telescopes produced by Officina Stellare. Just as with many other Italian products, form is as important as function.

#5 zippeee

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

Any one of a number of telescopes produced by Officina Stellare.


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HiPer 180 . . . la piu Bella!!! :drool5:


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#6 Lane

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

3.5" Questar

#7 Mike E.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

7" Questar :)

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#8 Spyke

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

The current Skylight long tube achros are very pretty in gloss black and brass.

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#9 dawziecat

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

Unitrons!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Many pretty 'scopes mentioned so far, and everyone of them costing $1,000+++++ (except the smaller Unis)

I'll suggest the David H. Levy Comet Hunter.

#11 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

The prettiest, most beautiful scope is one sitting out at sunset where the skies are dark and clear. Those are the things memories are made of...

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#12 BarrySimon615

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Several have said a Questar. I have to agree.

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#13 Thomas Karpf

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

Nearly anything on here: http://normandfullum...llery/index.php

#14 DrOxygen

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

I'd have to agree with many that the Questar 3.5 is a thing of beauty. I have one proudly on display in my living room, and yes it is also my grab and go scope.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Nearly anything on here: http://normandfullum...llery/index.php


I've seen these scopes in person at NEAF and they are truly works of art.

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#16 BarrySimon615

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

The AT66 refractors available in many colors are also attractive scopes. Almost small enough to hang from a Christmas tree as ornaments. The red, green and blue with a purple hue would look especially nice as ornaments.

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#17 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

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Indeed. Amazing stuff, creative works of art rather than quality machining and paint work.

Jon

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Now that's nice! Looks like it just landed.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Do those stars on the Questar glow in the dark? Now, that would be purdy ... completely useless and bad for dark adaptation ... but purdy!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

I agree with the red AT66. I bought one just because it is red. It has never been outside. It is beautiful. My white AT66 that I also love, gave me my first ever view of Jupiter. :)

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Maybe not the best scopes going, but the Celestron OMNI XLT series are just great looking scopes, nice color scheme and the scope/mount are both good quality.

#22 Mike E.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

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I agree, WOW !!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Unitron's

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#24 csrlice12

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

I saw one of those the other day at the scope shop, with the turrent. Think it was about $500.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Maybe not the best scopes going, but the Celestron OMNI XLT series are just great looking scopes, nice color scheme and the scope/mount are both good quality.


I'll go along with that .






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