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#426 mgwhittle

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday. :)
 

#427 Paul G

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday. :)


Sweet!
 

#428 ggalilei

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

It's a glorious sculpture!
 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:51 PM

Some boring shots of a C6R and Antares 105 f/13.


Amazing looking f/13!! I'm a sucker for long Focal Length and that makes me jealous. Though, I could not lift all that, even if I owned it(yay stupid disability ><).

But! As I am ever trying to learn: Is your f/13 mostly for planets and double stars? Perhaps even the Moon? I bet you could put a nice solar filter on that and be rewarded with glorious views, too. :D

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Be right back, I'm going to go and hug my own f/11 and make sure it knows it's still #1 in my book! :p :p

Edit: Just out of curiosity.. how much does that whole f/13 setup weight? Just the mount looks quite heavy, alone! (or is that called a Pier?). Sorry for several questions. I suppose I'm easily excited haha.
 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday. :)

And we have a winner!!!

Gorgeous rig Mark....
Absolutely stunning.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

...I just hope a police helicopter doesn't land on it!

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#432 zjc26138

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:50 PM

Beautiful scope everyone!

A quick imaging session with the TMB.
 

#433 Joe C

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:38 AM

Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday. :)


Looks great Mark. Unfortunately here, looking at the scope is all I have been able to do with mine. Today was the first day of sun and somewhat clear skies in the last 4+ weeks.
 

#434 mgwhittle

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys!

Looks great Mark. Unfortunately here, looking at the scope is all I have been able to do with mine. Today was the first day of sun and somewhat clear skies in the last 4+ weeks.


It's been the same here for way too long, but if the weather holds out I will be getting it out under the stars tonight.
 

#435 Paul G

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys!

Looks great Mark. Unfortunately here, looking at the scope is all I have been able to do with mine. Today was the first day of sun and somewhat clear skies in the last 4+ weeks.


It's been the same here for way too long, but if the weather holds out I will be getting it out under the stars tonight.


Weather has precluded observing here for the last 3 1/2 months. The single weekend night that was clear during that time I was completely beat after working all day, fell asleep on the couch and missed it. As Bette Davis said, getting old ain't for sissies! I did get to spend some time with the 175 on Jupiter before the weather got horrible, haven't been able to observe Saturn with it yet. My brother lives in the SW US and his area averages over 300 clear nights per year. :bawling:
 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

Zach,

I always love seeing the TMB 130...beautiful scope. I'm so glad to see yours back in action. :). Wish I had one.

Best,
 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

Zach,

I always love seeing the TMB 130...beautiful scope. I'm so glad to see yours back in action. :). Wish I had one.

Best,


Thanks Mary! It is a great scope, and I was very lucky to get one a couple of years ago. I would love to add the 80ss and 92ss, so I could have the whole TMBss family.
 

#438 Scott99

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:01 PM

Here's my set-up. Tak TOA150, FS78, FS60, 70mm and a Stellarvue 50mm. :grin:


and a whole lotta counterweights!! nice!
 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

Wow. I'm impressed. You use your living room every day. I think I've been in my living room twice in twelve years. :lol:

And the scope and mount are a work of art, too, of course. :grin:

- Jim
 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

Lunt 60 with Televue Bino:
 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:49 PM

All of that beautiful red trim has me :drool5: Very pretty.

Best,
 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

"And one more. Nothing beats 7000ft with no light pollution."

How about 9500 feet, zero humidity (one of the driest places in the Americas) and no light pollution? :grin:

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Literally looking slightly *down* on the peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the west.

Regards,

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#443 SteveG

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

Where is this Jim? How's the light domes, if any?
 

#444 dennilfloss

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

My Lunt 102 ED. I call her Serenity.

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#445 Mr Onions

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

Jim,what planet is that?
 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:27 AM

Lunt 60 with Televue Bino:

what a beauty!!!
 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday.


Mark, I see a tail rotor blade on the wall...what do you fly?
 

#448 mgwhittle

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday.


Mark, I see a tail rotor blade on the wall...what do you fly?


I flew Bell OH-58 and 206 before I retired. The tail rotor was an out of time item from a ship I flew and presented to me at retirement. I'm not even current right now, flying turbine helicopters is an expensive hobby when you don't have someone else paying for it.
 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

Amen to that! I retired in 2006 from flying Blackhawks for uncle sam and now fly on my dime...cessnas! :grin:
 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

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