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#1 Scott in NC

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Hey fellow refractor-philes, it's time to start a new thread.

Here are links to the preceding versions: part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, and the original thread.
 

#2 Scott in NC

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

I'll start it off by posting a picture of my favorite refractor, my Stellarvue SV102ABV 102mm f/7.75 LOMO OK4 apochromatic doublet. :)

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

Taken at an outreach night.

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#4 steve-in-kville

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

My one and only refractor. Orion 90mm on a Vixen.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

my AT80 on a home made mount and tripod using plastic food covers for bearings and bolts/wingnuts for take down for travel. Also degree scales for alt/az object location if needed
 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

Ziggy 943 NOW thats a REAL refractor!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

First light tonight with my Explore Scientific ED102 f/7 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Carbon Fiber. I can only say one word WOW!!!! :jump: It was perfect for my CG 5 mount

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

iOptron Versa

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

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Should have another refractor coming very soon and will post a pic also.
 

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

I still own this simple 90mm F/10 acro, 25 years after purchasing it new.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:20 AM

My Meade 90/1000 achro on a Soligor SkyView (Orion SkyView Deluxe) mount, on a MOM (Magyar Optikai M├╝vek - Hungarian Optical Works) tripod.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

Here is my Meade 5000 series 127/952 triplet in action...Venus transit 2012

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:04 AM

Cold night of imaging.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

I also image in the summer :)

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

My ES127ED

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#16 Junn Chavez

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

My old friend... TMB 105/650 CNC

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#17 mgwhittle

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

Junn,

Nice! I have always admired the TMB CNC 105/650. Lots of excellent optics in a compact package.
 

#18 Steve Darden

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

Here's my Stellarvue 102BV with Lomo lens and Feathertouch focuser. This is the f8.7 version. Love this scope!!!

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

Here's another pic.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

Here's my Stellarvue 102BV with Lomo lens and Feathertouch focuser. This is the f8.7 version. Love this scope!!!


Now that's what I'm talking about. :waytogo:
 

#21 Scott Beith

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

That SV is gorgeous! :waytogo:
 

#22 Scott in NC

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

I agree with Scott B. That SV102BV is gorgeous (even if it isn't Stardust Blue :lol:)! Since you got to post two pics of your SV102 LOMO, here's another pic of mine:

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#23 Steve Darden

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

Thanks all. I was lucky to find this little treasure and it has proven itself to be a great performer.

PS: I have to admit that I really like the Stardust Blue. It really stands out.
 

#24 Scott in NC

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

PS: I have to admit that I really like the Stardust Blue. It really stands out.


Yep. Unfortunately, I've yet to take a really good picture that does justice to the Stardust Blue finish. It's really a little bit darker than the photo above portrays, and it's got lots of sparkled highlights that look really pretty in the light. Of course none of that really matters in the dark, lol.
 

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:01 PM


PS: I have to admit that I really like the Stardust Blue. It really stands out.


Yep. Unfortunately, I've yet to take a really good picture that does justice to the Stardust Blue finish. It's really a little bit darker than the photo above portrays, and it's got lots of sparkled highlights that look really pretty in the light. Of course none of that really matters in the dark, lol.


http://www.cloudynig...hp?item_id=1804

The logo photo in my review is pretty close...
 






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