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#1 clintwhitman

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:52 AM

LIKE TRAIN LIGHTS IN A TUNNEL, IT IS COMING.
Classic Star Party At Mnt Pinos, AUGUST 2nd 3rd and 4th.
Hope to see all of you there.
(aveman
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:24 AM

On the calendar. Great folks, great scopes, really dark skies, plus a Caveman!

How 'bout some of the "East of the Mississippi" classic folks make the trip out this year?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:44 AM

Perfect. I will be there. I have 3 months to get this POJ Tinsley to working order :)

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

I'm going to try to make it again this year, too!

Can't decide what to bring, though. The "new" old Tak epsilon? (won't be here for another week or so), or the old, old Cave 12.5"? <-I'll need to drive the VW pickup for that, which means tent camping for me (probably on the back of the truck!). Tuned the carburetor on it yesterday, though, and it runs SWEET now. But it'll take about twice as long to climb the mountain in it than in my van!

I think Bill has me on the hook for JSF after that, too. But I'm going to try to do both.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

I`m going to try to make it again this year as well and just like Tim, I am trying to decide what to bring.
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

I would LOVE to make something like this and meet so many of you guys. I just can't make a trip that far....

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

Clint,

My lineup is set. First off, just me...no guests causing me to leave early :) Although I may be starting a new job 8/1 so Fri-Sun only for me.

Quantum 6
Tinsley 8-I will get this done somehow
Goto 60mm f20
Cool Zeiss Rangefinder
14" Celestron with Mallincam Extreme-You will be amazed

If my new job works out....a whole bunch of new scopes that I dont even know about yet.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

You guys in CA have all the fun

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

Well this year I have become more prepared to take my wife to dark sites. Introducing our TRY-POD. This will be at mount pinos many times and will keep me from packing up at 4am and driving down that long dark road..

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

Like I said, You guys in CA have all the fun

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

Like I said, You guys in CA have all the fun

....and they seem to get all the cool, big classic scopes.. :(
Would love to come, but distance and a scheduled conference that week prohibits me attending.
You all have lots of fun and do some extra observing for us that are stuck in the light polluted side of the US.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

Count me in! :yay:

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:48 AM

Awesome RJ we need to get you out to Star Oak Ranch on the 18th for the Spring Party!! You Can Run the Observatory! PM Me your Email...

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:10 AM

I can't Wait to spend the weekend with all the Classic Friends. It is always so much fun!
Well what is the (aveman taking this year. The Pearl has had 3 years on the mountain and has been way more work than any one really knows (except Steve) to take up there. Since I had a Stent installed 6 weeks ago I feel like this year I better take a break and let the pearl stay in her house.
So with no further ado This years Grab and GOOOOO Will be the UNIPONS 1966 Perfect 6" F15 Jaegers on my current project. :roflmao:
1960s Schaefer Mount will take the place of the 810

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

I am in the middle of acquiring this 1960s Schaefer AT8 (One Of The BUCKET LIST) Mounts every Classic Telescope Man should get to own or at least use before we beam up for the last time.
This will be a good size Grab and Go Mount and Long Focus Refractor set up, hey at least I can lift it.
The Views with the Uni-Pons are incredible I didn't realize how good until I had it up at Pinos next to a TAK 150 several years ago and the Uni-Pons was holding better images that the TAK. The scope has very deep meaning to me as it was designed by John Pons and built by him and I a few years ago. The tail piece and focuser are from a 1958 6" Unitron It is the last Telescope John designed and built and is a testament to his engineering and mastery of telescope design.
Sneek preview of the AT8.. I think once all together it will look like a 6" Unitron on Steroids!!
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:48 AM

So the Pearl will Have to Slumber during the CSPAMP VI Romp on the Mountain. The Star Oak Observatory is a good place to live for a scope this size, at least until Next year.


SEE YOU ALL UP ON THE HILL FOR CSPAMP VI THE CLASSIC ROMP ON THE MOUNTAIN!!!
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:02 AM

I guess the entire left coast has left the classic telescope forum behind, Tim, Dan, Steve, Lee, JR the new guy thats staying and a couple others seem to be the only ones left... I find it hard to believe how quick some folks fly thru the classic telescope hobby. Go like gang busters buying every scope they can get there hands on and then Poof they're gone. :shocked:
A few of us must have something wrong with us. I have been enamored and fixated on telescopes and astronomy on and off, mostly on for 45 years. Until joining this forum I really thought I was a weirdo. But now I am starting to think I might have been right.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:13 AM

We really need a transporter, For a slew of you guys from the other end of the country. The Real Weirdos (you know who you are) Hard core Classaholics. Now if all you guys could get out here we could have a meeting and hand out chips and cakes and whatnot! :lol:

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:01 AM

Hey Clint, I just got another scope. The Tinsley is coming for sure. But, this new one is huge, loud, and has the word classic in its name.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:36 AM

I guess the entire left coast has left the classic telescope forum behind, Tim, Dan, Steve, Lee, JR the new guy thats staying and a couple others seem to be the only ones left...



Hey, me an the Zeiss'es are still here! :D I just don't post so often.

Too bad Mt. Pinos is so far away. :bawling:


Clear skies!
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

Sergio Figuera from Florida has said he may make the trip out !! Wow that would be something all the way from florida.
Steve what the heck did you find? Sounds interesting.
Thomas are you on your way? :question:

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

Darn Clint! I wish I could but we did SoCal and AZ for our vacation last year and just can't justify it again so soon. Maybe in another year or two. In the meantime, me and my classics will have to stay this side of the Mississippi.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

We really need a transporter, For a slew of you guys from the other end of the country.


I'd offer mine, but I get that it isn't quite what you meant by "transporter":

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

Thomas are you on your way?



Aw man, I wish I was. It would be the adventure of a lifetime. It is WAY higher on my list than WSP or TSP.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

That looks so fun! And what an observatory, Clint!






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