Brandon Baby Blue
Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:04 AM
I have plenty of Unitron stuff laying around and I am planning on building a OTA for the cell.
I would love to make the Unitron 4" OTA that I am using the Brandon Baby Blue.
Does anyone here know the paint code or a closest chip to match that color?
Thanks in advance
Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:07 AM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:15 AM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:22 PM
I like white . My Unitron Looks great in white
But I feel Like I want to do something special with this one.
I put the scope together tonight using a 4" unitron OTA
Its a monster
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:25 PM
The focuser off the 75mm is way too small to so looking for a Moonlite maybe as permanent one
The objective is pretty dirty but it will clean up well
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:30 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:34 PM
Looks like Harbor Blue is the match
Too bad its cloudy out here
Test on my landscape lights was excellent. Very sharp
Time to take it apart
Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:27 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:33 AM
They should be around 114mm but if a bit too large you can add a bit of felt and it takes up the space.
I need to use a longer dovetail .
The rings are a bit too close together
You will have to get your ASGT way up there
It is huge on there
I decided to change the tray on the mount into a 3/4 thick larger tray for more stability and more shelf space
I am used to having this 4" Unitron OTA on the Unitron GEM where it is very comfortable
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:12 AM
Here is a photo showing how closely Rustoleum "Harbor Blue" is to "Brandon Blue". The smaller scope is a University Optics 80 mm rich field on top of the Brandon 94.
Love those colors.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:16 AM
Ron from Moonlite was very helpful in building one for me
It arrived this weekend and the skies were clear
So I dragged it out of the house
I forgot how big these scopes are and moving them around is not that easy
My 4" Unitron sits in the Observatory so I never think about it much
The moonlite was super smooth as expected
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:18 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:21 AM
If you use a diagonal you may not reach focus with some eye pieces as it adds about 4" to the travel
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:23 AM
thats plenty for terrestrial objects
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:25 AM
I was impressed
Very sharp . It reminded me of the NP101 I was just using on the moon
tho much less portable
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:27 AM
and this one is superb
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:30 AM
I purchased the paint for the Brandon look
I like it in white too
and of course where am I going to put this monster LOL