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#101 starman876

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

yep here it is

http://www.astromart...ified_id=821279

#102 terraclarke

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Thanks Johann. I am confident my old Edmund mount will turn up at some point, however I think I will like this combination much better for the low power, wide field sky sweeping this scope was intended for. And it still has that cool, retro look.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

That's just plain purdy, Terra. Ive seen those tripods around but never could figure out the scale of them. They were always shown in front of a back drop or something. Looks very robust and perfectly capable. Very nice setup.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

Thanks Scott :flower:

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

I have a very robust Bogan that was meant for Video cameras. Neat thing is that a losmandy plate fits right into the slot and locks down. I will have to dig it out and take a picture.

I do like your set up Terra. Very nice. You have some great gear.

#106 terraclarke

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Johann :flower:

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

That is a great combo of form and function flowing flawlessly! :waytogo:


first light report? :gotpopcorn:

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Beware, in the last picture it appears to be in the vanguard of a viciuous dog's view, and I am vicariously envisioning a veritude of vandalism! :shocked:

#109 terraclarke

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Thanks C. The only thing that can hold the vicious white dog at bay is my even more vicious white rabbit.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

Yep, it looks right at home on that mount/tripod! (and doggie-approved, too!) I like the extended lock/steering handle, no more grabbing the end of the tube to aim it!
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.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:13 AM

What a wonderful find! Really great to be able to get hold of your own 'scope again, must bring back some great memories!

Looks good on the Professional tripod/mount, that has the appearance of being very stable and smooth.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:25 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.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:26 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?

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

Scribed into the glass on the side of the mirror it state in print rather than script:

"Refigured by Cave Optical #R672714
F4.5 26 13/16" F.L. 6-2-67

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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:

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

;) Frank

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:53 PM

Very cool Terra to have Cave touchup your mirror.
I'm a Clarke too, see:

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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".

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

That's cool Robert! Maybe we're distant cousins.,:lol:

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. :)

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

that is amazing 


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