Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:55 PM
I'm VERY excited.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:56 PM
I have not received a scope in the last month and I have seeing nothing but
How long does this scope curse last?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:09 PM
Here is a phone pic.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:18 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:10 AM
some of the D&G scopes... were not big on the dew shield any reason why ?
Was the dew shield removed for the photograph, or was it originally built without one?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:30 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:47 PM
Collimation wasn't too hard. I could tell it was a good bit off since there was a good bit of flaring on out of focus stars. I'd say it was a full 1.5mm out. I machined a new rear cell today at lunch the old cast cell was marginal at best. I'd even say lousy. It works and that was about it. The new one is 6061 plate. I'll post picture a little later.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:07 PM
New one was easy since had a 6061 1/2" thich disc 6.2" dia with a 1.4 inch hole as scrap. took 45 minutes to make the cell.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:59 PM
I am living vicariously through you now for a bit, if you don't mind
Ya know, I was THIS close to buying it, the evening before you did (though am happy you did) for one could recognize what an amazing deal, scope and opportunity this was.
It's rather a bit more scope than I can handle thus far I realized (I'm learning to be very content indeed with my Celestron 102GT F/10, which is my current "big" scope ), and so I am happy to see it went to such a loving and capable (end cell machining!) home..
It looks amazing! I would love to see more in the future as you learn and grow together with this 'new' classic.