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#1 Bomber Bob

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

Some photos from 1988 made with my D&G 5" f/10.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Copernicus - Canon AE-1 Program & Kodak 200 ISO film.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

These are very nice Bob. I love the peach color rendition. Were these eyepiece projections?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

Yes, these were made with EP - University Optics OR12.5 - as I recall. It was one of my favorite eyepieces with this scope!

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:08 AM

UO made some nice eyepieces. Those D&G optics not so bad as well for a doublet. Good color at f/10.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

Thanks! Barry did a fine job on the objective - best refractor I've ever looked through. I think the "peach" color is the result of storage in a hot attic for years. I recall the prints looking darker & grayer!

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

I routinely used 400X on Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - when the skies were calm. I also have some VHS-C tapes that I shot of those planets - just have to remember where I stashed them!

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Yea, I just heard that 400X hit the chopping block at Fujifilm. Too bad, it is a nice E-6 for astrophotography. VHS-C. Wow, now that's analog!

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

Bob - thanks for posting these. I almost got a 6" f/12 a few years ago. But mount size and astrophotography became an issue so I elected to get the Tec 140. I blame that decision on the Nightfly actually as Jim enticed me from just doing visual. I do not regret that decision one bit, but I've always wanted a big D&G. Please keep posting anything else you have. Hearing that 400x is going is not good news either. What's this world coming too? People are going back to film but they keep chopping the best films. Anyway - like they really care. It's a beancounter's world now.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

I think I confused folks (not the first time!): By 400X I meant magnification. As you can see by the few photos I made, I'm more of a Looker than a Shooter!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

Yeah, the weight of my D&G Beast is what made me sell - too rough on my arthritis. But, I still miss the views.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

Great images Bob... :waytogo:






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