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#1 bogg

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

I have found a used Genisis in very good condition :jump: :jump: :jump:. Since the first timeI viewing through one I knew I would eventually get one, and now appears to be the time. I hope to pick it up on Saturday. Pray to the weather gods that the roads stay open to get it. :coldday: I will try to attach a picture once I have edited it.

#2 bogg

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Here is a picture I have taken of it. Can't wait to try it out.

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#3 la200o

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

A real classic. Congrats.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Thanks Bill

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Congratulations!
Wait until you get it to a dark site this summer and put in a nice 32mm wide field eyepiece.
If you want to see the North American nebula the way it was meant to look, your Genesis will do it.
Great scope!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

She looks like a beauty. You are gonna love the Genesis Eric! I used this scope as my primary instrument for thirteen years, even while having an 8" SCT. The contrast and wide flat fields of view are stunning! Expect a little CA (chromatic aberration) at higher magnification, but not so much that it will bleed over planetary detail and spoil the view. It is a fantastic visual scope. What eyepieces do you have for it or are planning to get? You will need at least a high, medium and low to cover all the ground this scope can cover. I did profitably use a 4.8 Nagler with the older 2.5x barlow that was matched to the Genesis for 260x on planets, lunar and double stars when the seeing allowed. In addition, plan for a nice wide angle of your choosing, thats the forte' of this little gem! ;)

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

I have one of these and it is a real treat to observe with it. Congratulations on your purchase of a fine scope.

#8 Binojunky

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Looks like one KW had in, tempted me to be sure, an outstanding buy for the price, enjoy,DA. (Innisfil Ontario)

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

The first scope I owned that I decided I'd never get rid of it. Love the Genesis' flexability from low to high power views.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I have a set of TMB planetaries to start with. Eventually I plan to get a few Naglers or Delos. Probably the 6mm to 3mm zoom and an 8mm and 12mm any ideas on this. I am looking forward to the wide field views. I really cant wait to view through it. Along Lake Huron the clouds may stick arround for a while. :snowedin:

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

congrats. this was my dream scope growing up.

#12 Jeff Smith

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

I had one years ago and loved it. I was able to crank the power up higher then most other scopes.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Congrats on snagging a fine scope!

#14 Sean Puett

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

More genesis love from me. They are heavy compared to the modern equivalent but, the view makes up for the larger mount requirements. I am keeping mine until I get rich enough for an np127. That probably means forever:-)

#15 Bill Cowles

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Same brown case ,have had mine for over 20 years, now I use it for Solar viewing, a great scope and built like a tank.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

I truly aspire to keep any telescope for that long.

Beautiful rig.

#17 tigerroach

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Congrats on the new scope! :cool:

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Congratulations, it is a beautiful telescope. I have had my Genesis SDF for 15 years and it still provides me with marvelous views. I can still remember the first time I saw the shadow of Io on Jupiter through it, set up in the middle of the city on the sidewalk no less.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

Forcast favourable check. Only have to wait until tommorrow to pick up. :yay: :yay: :yay:

#20 Loren Toole

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

The TV Genesis was a revolutionary scope at the time, I have one (original owner, 1991) and still use it regularly. With high quality, wide field eyepieces, views are stunning in this scope. Due to the scope's six air-to-glass optical surfaces and single layer coatings, the only downside that I could report is slightly lower throughput relative to multicoated doublets, resulting in reduced light grasp. But it is insignificant in the larger scheme of things.

I occasionally use a gentle MV filter to remove some violet but otherwise the scope is good to go for almost all observing requirements. I think this is one of the most underpriced scopes on the used market today.






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