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#451 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:09 AM

Looks like your about to be shot out of a canon. :lol:

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:06 PM

Looks like the ol 17.5 " .  Used to see these babies (the tube) tied on the roof racks of all kinds of small clown cars!!

My 10.5" mirror by Coulter (Scots name you know) was a good one for the day. Mine was a f5.6. 1440mmFL..  He just made them for ATM's and not for his production 10, as it was an f4.5 .  Waited 8 months for my 8" model.  He could have made a fortune, but was content with just one employee in the his Cal. mountian shop, making scopes at his own pace.  If you look at some of the old astro mags, you will see adds by Coulter for some very inventive stuff, like his 'Briefcase Scope'.  He realy was one of the first Dob builders.  I still have one of his very good 12.5mm eyepieces as well as my mirror.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:34 PM

The Coulters were excellent they got a bad rap because the mirror was suffocating in that unventilated tube. Also people demanded too much, a f4.5 is NOT a planetary scope. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed every Coulter I have owned  from the Odyssey 8 to my Blue tube 17.5" the mirrors are Pyrex and have a high polish and a fine figure.

I also have a 10"f/5.6 ATM full thickness primary in this scope and its Phenomenal!

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

I had a Newtonian with a Coulter 12.5" f/6.3, full thickness mirror and it was absolutely perfect - amazing views. I wish I didn't sell that mirror. Big regret.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

I hate to quibble......but with the new format tweak with advertisements to the right of (at least to me) all forum threads, it looks like photos are sometimes getting clipped.  Anyway around this?

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:25 AM

Folks, please stick to the subject.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:55 PM

Hi Everyone,

I got my third vintage Vixen in the mail today and is it a sweety. The very hard to find P-102L from 1983. As you can see it's a looooong 102mm F-15 refractor. I was able to get it out tonight and the moon was just stunning at 300X with very impressive detail and contrast with no CA. Looks like this one will be a keeper. In the second pic the other scope is a Carton 100mm F13.

Gary

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Posted Yesterday, 12:29 AM

Oh, that's a sweetie!


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Posted Yesterday, 12:37 AM

That is a beauty Gary. Congratulations. And congrats on getting a nice clear (though I am sure chilly) night for viewing.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:01 AM

RE: "The very hard to find P-102L"

 

Well that is very, very, fine. ENJOY!


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Posted Yesterday, 09:39 AM

Beauty!
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Posted Yesterday, 10:22 AM

Very fine instrument. Congrats on your newest acquisition!  from Gary/VSC


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Posted Yesterday, 01:46 PM

Thanks everyone. Pete-LH should know he has one too.  :bow:



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Posted Yesterday, 11:44 PM

Hi Everyone,

I got my third vintage Vixen in the mail today and is it a sweety. The very hard to find P-102L from 1983. As you can see it's a looooong 102mm F-15 refractor. I was able to get it out tonight and the moon was just stunning at 300X with very impressive detail and contrast with no CA. Looks like this one will be a keeper. In the second pic the other scope is a Carton 100mm F13.

Gary

 

Hi Gary,

 

What an amazing find! Super sweet! Congratulations! Owning a homebuilt Carton 100mm f/13 myself, I will also building a loooooong Jaegers 4" f/15 to add to my collection. The Carton is a true winner, but I do not know about the Jaegers 4" f/15. I hope it can perform as well as your Vixen.

 

Thanks for sharing,

Mel


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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 PM

Back in the days when I had a 2 in front of my age....and hair.  Early 80's.

 

Still wear plaid though.  Some things just don't change.

 

It's an ATM Jaegers 6" F10 on a Cave mount.  Great scope.

 

Jeff

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:59 PM

 

Hi Everyone,

I got my third vintage Vixen in the mail today and is it a sweety. The very hard to find P-102L from 1983. As you can see it's a looooong 102mm F-15 refractor. I was able to get it out tonight and the moon was just stunning at 300X with very impressive detail and contrast with no CA. Looks like this one will be a keeper. In the second pic the other scope is a Carton 100mm F13.

Gary

 

Hi Gary,

 

What an amazing find! Super sweet! Congratulations! Owning a homebuilt Carton 100mm f/13 myself, I will also building a loooooong Jaegers 4" f/15 to add to my collection. The Carton is a true winner, but I do not know about the Jaegers 4" f/15. I hope it can perform as well as your Vixen.

 

Thanks for sharing,

Mel

 

Thanks Mel. It's always nice to meet someone that also has a Carton. I'm waiting to get some warmer weather to set the Vixen and the Carton up side by side to do some real comparison testing. I hope your Jaegers works out for you. I'm still in awe of the highly detailed moon images that the Vixen etched into my mind at 300X last night. It's going to be a fantastic scope to have.




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