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#76 actionhac

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

The mirrors for the Springfield. It has three, primary, a diagonal to bring the light out the side of the tube, and a third to turn the light to the eyepiece because the eyepiece is stationary while the telescope moves.

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#77 albert1

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

Add in a blue one and I'd be patriotic!


Where I am you already are! :p


It looks somewhat inadequate given some of the other newts posted but I think my 11TE-5 counts! :grin: And hey... the Intes Micro M606 is a 3rd hand scope and such an ODD optical setup that it has to kinda-sorta have some potential-classic points....


(Sorry about the refractor that snuck in.... they always seem to want to be the center of attention!)


The scopes are nice but I'm drooling over that view! :jawdrop: Just beautiful. I think that's where I want to be buried.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:49 AM

The third mirror (rectangular) slides in diagonally under the focuser/eyepiece on the brass tray:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:55 AM

Here is how you sit and operate most Springfields

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:11 AM

Dan

Have you got any background to the Purple One - the mount looks quite unusual?

James


No info at all except Frank said it was commercially made.


Parts of it remind me of the Lomo Astele 8", but I think that was a Mak?

-Tim.


Bingo Tim! Thanks. Did a Google on Lomo Astele and found an Astromart ad with a similar ball mount. Guess they had some old Sputnik bits left over!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:29 AM

Question for Dan, then. Was the one in your pic a 150? I do remember talk of a 200, but they're uncommon. I would think that they'd be decent optically, but I've never viewed with one myself.

-Tim.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:06 AM

Ther's very little about them on the interweb, I did see mention that only four Lomo Astele 203 (8") units were originally produced but couldn't see any mention of the mount style. I guess these might have been an initial trial run of what has now developed into the current 3 versions offered - OTA only, GEM and a more traditional fork mount model, the 203-EL.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:55 AM

I don't own this scope any more. I miss it. My back does not.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:16 AM

Yeah, you do remember all those moments when you thought your pumpkin cannon was going to pop a few things while you were moving it around :lol: :lol:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

Question for Dan, then. Was the one in your pic a 150? I do remember talk of a 200, but they're uncommon. I would think that they'd be decent optically, but I've never viewed with one myself.

-Tim.


I honestly don't remember the size of it, but I think the one in the pic was a 6", based on the diagonals of the finder and primary.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

More reflectors - comin' up:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Someone likes Edmunds :lol:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

Fantastic line up there! :bow:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

Someone likes Edmunds :lol:


I'd have put the little 60mm Edmund Voyager refractor in the frame, but I felt that it would spoil the purity of the photo... lenses and all, you know... :poke:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Oh, the envy of refractors is truly revealed in the above post :lol: :lol:

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

Glue will set you free :lol: :lol:


Dude! Nooo, you are not wise in the ways of glue, you are talking about Solvent!! Glue does the opposite. :lol:

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

This one is older than me!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

6"F5

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:52 PM

The '75 8" f/7 Cave Lightweight Deluxe OTA riding on a 1.5" Mount

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:32 PM

The biggest and smallest fully functional mounted complete reflectors, finder scopes and all (at Okie Tex). This was Jack Eastman's idea. That's him in the picture - the Santa Clause on drugs one. Nothing special about the big scope. Jack's is a trip and quite nostalgic. It was made using the center cut from one of Celestrons FIRST CAT mirrors for one of their models. It has a diagonal and functional focuser. The finder is about the size of a pen tube and sports a single spike centering reference.

Jack also has an 1877 Alvan Clark 6" on original tripod, and the original OTA box. Or is it a 7" ?

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

My Caves. :grin:

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

The biggest and smallest fully functional mounted complete reflectors, finder scopes and all (at Okie Tex). This was Jack Eastman's idea. That's him in the picture - the Santa Clause on drugs one. Nothing special about the big scope. Jack's is a trip and quite nostalgic. It was made using the center cut from one of Celestrons FIRST CAT mirrors for one of their models. It has a diagonal and functional focuser. The finder is about the size of a pen tube and sports a single spike centering reference.

Jack also has an 1877 Alvan Clark 6" on original tripod, and the original OTA box. Or is it a 7" ?


My part-time job is working for the guy who made Tom Clark's first "Yard Scope" mirror. Not sure if he made the second one, I can't remember.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:20 PM

LOLOLOLO Yeah, Vaughn Parsons made both. Tom wanted a 36" F4.5 and Vaughn made an F5. Tom built the scope but it was a monster and the largest regular production Tectron, the yard Scope I. It was unwieldy so Tom sold it and ordered another 36" F4.5 and just wanted what he ordered. Vaughn made a 36" F4.65 the second time. Tom already had the box made with F4.5 in nice raised wood dental work highlight, just like the writing in the picture only on the other side. It stayed that way. Because of the primary size, that extra 0.15 stop amounted to about 5-1/2" of focal length, f=4,252mm. Vaughn also made my 30" primary in a custom build astrophoto capable scope. I'd sell that 30.

Tom has retired Tectron. I know he was planning on selling his Florida site and moving to the High S.W. Desert area for retired viewing. I don't know if he's there yet. I talked to Tom a few times while he had his Florida site up for sale and invited him to swing by here if he ever came this way. I wasn't on his route.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Tasco 3T and Be'be.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:07 AM

Edmund palomar jr and Meade 826. The Edmund belongs to a neighbor.

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