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#51 actionhac

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

Around and around I go, where I stop I don't know.
Last night it was a 80mm refractor. The night before that it was my home made 92mm triplet, before that one was a 10" newt.
I just brought out my C5. This is the reintroduced C5, remember Celestron stopped making the C5 for a while.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

From left to right: My Coulter Odyssey Compact 10.1" dob, me and my friend Vinnie. Vinnie lived on a hilltop in West Sand Lake, NY where the skies were very dark. Unfortunately, on the weekend of the 1992 Perseid meteor shower, they were also very cloudy. We spent most of the weekend watching his neighbor mow his lawn.

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#53 Chuck Hards

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

This is the reintroduced C5, remember Celestron stopped making the C5 for a while.


I've got to get my C5 collimated, up and running. Looks great!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:59 PM

I find myself grabbing that second generation C5 more and more often.
Celestron calls it a "spotter" and I use it with my Unistar alt-az which makes it a really nice set up.
It is a optical marvel.

Robert

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

I agree, I like my orange C5 very much, it's an ideal balance between aperture and portability.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:02 AM

I very much like the retro green look of this Dynascope. Uber cool.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

Yes the green Dynascope is absolutely the coolest looking scope.
I can't believe how perfect that color is for it.

Robert

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

Me and my old C8, sold years ago. Just found the most recent owner on CN. Hey Ken!

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:49 AM

Cool! Another tricolor!

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).
-Tim.


Are you sure that's not Santa, leaving it under the Christmas tree? ;)

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).
-Tim.


Are you sure that's not Santa, leaving it under the Christmas tree? ;)


No, I'm not!

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:26 PM

Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.


I started out with nearly the same one from Wards. Worked half the Summer to afford it.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

Great Memories ! Reminds me of Mel and I during the early years of the Vega Observatory ! Our main scopes during that time were Jason Model # 311 60mm Constellations.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).
-Tim.


Are you sure that's not Santa, leaving it under the Christmas tree? ;)


No, I'm not!


I miss my own beard. Had to trim it way back in order to wear a half-face respirator if I wanted to use the paint booths at the plant. I'm now reduced to a white goatee. Not Santa, more like Colonel Sanders.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.


I am going to take a wild guess and say it was a Christmas present and it was too cold to go outside?

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

:jump:Hi Mel.. how you doing??

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

:jump:Hi Mel.. how you doing??


Hi John!

I am doing well, my friend! How about with you. Shoot me a PM, so we don't get too far off topic. But, on topic, I have to post a photo of me with my 6" f/10 (if I have not already).

Take care, Mel

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:04 AM

Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.


As Gary pointed out. Your photo truly reminds us of the days when we had our Jason 311 60/700 refractors. And it just so happens that it was in the same year, 1972! Awesome memories restored, Robert!


Thanks,

Mel

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

Tasco 99vr. Made in Japan

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#72 Larry Geary

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:46 PM

Yes the green Dynascope is absolutely the coolest looking scope.
I can't believe how perfect that color is for it.

Robert


Absolutely. And it goes great with guacamole.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:29 AM

Me and the Dörr Danubia 120mm F8.7 Refractor, Catch the Sun

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:29 AM

Voilà from Italy my classic combo: Polarex Unitron 102/1500 on a dark, old "lady" (Vixen Saturn)

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:34 AM

sorry, trouble with pic...

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