OMG! Guess what turned up today!!!
Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:52 PM
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:22 PM
I do like your set up Terra. Very nice. You have some great gear.
Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:35 PM
first light report?
Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:41 PM
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:21 AM
After many years of being a purist and using only equatorial mounts, I was given a Meade alt-az, and have come to appreciate their ease-of-use for casual stargazing...... I have my ATM 60 on it, it's perfect for the task.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:13 AM
Looks good on the Professional tripod/mount, that has the appearance of being very stable and smooth.
Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:25 PM
Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:26 PM
Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:27 PM
"Refigured by Cave Optical #R672714
F4.5 26 13/16" F.L. 6-2-67
Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:03 PM
Here's the sticker on the back. You can also see the name "A. Clark" which I would assume is a misspelling of my last name (Clarke) and my middle initial (middle name Anne) unless it is the name of the optician who refigured it?
Go with Alvan. Even though it is only a little more prestigious than Terra. :flower:
Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:53 PM
Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:59 PM
I just got around to pulling the mirror to clean the optics and collimate the scope. The surface is as lovely as the day I got it back from Cave 47 years ago.
The thing that jumps out at me with this picture is: those are some huge mirror clips. I wonder if you can see them during use.
When I assembled my 6" reflector, back in the day, I had the clips cut back to where they barely extended over the edge of the mirror. Like about 1/8".
Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:35 PM
I have never noticed them Frank. I will check again when I take it out to the next star party. It's up next in the rotation.