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#476 dotnet

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:19 AM

I cannot identify the scope, but I sure recognise that tripod (and the mount, of course)  :waytogo:

 

Cheers

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#477 Andreas-TAL

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:25 AM

Year, greetings from China (mount) :smirk:  and Germany (tripod)  :grin:

To the scope: The tube itself gives a little hint ... a brand logo.

Andreas



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 11:04 AM

Looks like a TAL 200 Klevtsov to me.  I hear they are nice scopes but I have yet not looked through one.

 

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:02 PM

Close, but no cigar  ;) ...

 

OK, let's be fair: You had the right instinct. It's a Klevtsov from NPZ-Optics (TAL) but the 10" model, called TAL-250K.

 

Four years ago I was able to order this telescope with the help of Sergey Maslikov the current director of the Novosibirsk planetarium directly from Novosibirsk. It was a very explicit kind of challenge. From than on it's a very special telescope for me.

 

Congratulations, 

Andreas

 

It looks a little bit more slender, cause my ventilation system is still put on the top (may be that's why you thought it's the 8" model).


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#480 Jim4321

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:23 PM

My small stable... Left to right, 20 year-old C8 on a VersaGo III slo-mo Manual mount with 8x50 RACI finder & GLP; 6 week-old Evo 9.25, same finder & GLP setup; 15 year-old C5 with Starbright coatings on a photo tripod & slo-mo head. Back row, 15 year-old 15 lb Miz Plush, maybe-part-Maine Coon.  Sorry for the poor quality pic; had to shoot fast before the 'model' moved. atukh5.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#481 CCD-Freak

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:03 PM

Close, but no cigar  ;) ...

 

OK, let's be fair: You had the right instinct. It's a Klevtsov from NPZ-Optics (TAL) but the 10" model, called TAL-250K.

 

Four years ago I was able to order this telescope with the help of Sergey Maslikov the current director of the Novosibirsk planetarium directly from Novosibirsk. It was a very explicit kind of challenge. From than on it's a very special telescope for me.

 

Congratulations, 

Andreas

 

It looks a little bit more slender, cause my ventilation system is still put on the top (may be that's why you thought it's the 8" model).

 

The tripod is so "beefy" it threw off my sense of scale.  Great looking scope with a good story behind it. (o:

 

I have a TAL-2 mount in my collection and it has the rare 12vDC drive controller.

 

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#482 Andreas-TAL

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:46 AM

The ash wood "Berlebach" tripod was the best investment in telescope equipment I ever did. It's unbelieveable rigid and stable. Sometimes I feel like having another mount.

 

It's nice to hear that you have some (rare) TAL items too. TAL always looks like belonging to another time, but that's the charm of this items. Some time ago I was thinking about getting a MT-3S-2D mount, but shipment from Russia is so expensive - and without Goto  ...

 

But some TAL eyepieces and the finder scopes are still incomparably good.


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#483 Jaimo!

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

I've been lurking long enough...  My grab and go rig, Intes MK-67.

 

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Enjoy,

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#484 Jaimo!

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:38 PM

A little old school, 1976 Celestron Pacific C5 with sand cast fork arms and original cardboard shipping box.

 

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Enjoy,

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:45 AM

Love your MK67.  What did you do to the rear of the tube?



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:25 AM

The previous owner had made an adapter to mount a JMI crayford focuser. It looks a little crude, but it works much better than the original which is this scopes weak link.  I have considered getting the Moonlite, who makes a specific adapter for this scope, but the JMI works fine and I have not had any problems with it.  I can't really justify the "upgrade" as I really do not need the 10:1 fine focusing, particularly as the scope is an f/12.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:17 AM

Not a CAT but hopefully DK's are acceptable here. I picked up the µ-250CRS about 2 months ago but only recently received the Orion Optics CNC ring with Altair CNC handle. The OOUK rings are at 2.3kg; 2.5kg lighter than the original Takahashi. Puts the whole OTA around the 15.6kg incl diagonal & eyepiece. The SXP's official limit is 16kg.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 11:37 AM

C5 on an Astro Tech Voyager

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Great grab'n'go and I love the all-black motif. 



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:05 PM

 

C5 on an Astro Tech Voyager

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Great grab'n'go and I love the all-black motif. 

 

 

Thank you - I find that the C5 is a really great combination of portability vs. focal length under my light polluted skies.  Very good for lunar, planetary, and double stars to 150x at native f10, and then opens up nicely for wider views with a 6.3 reducer/corrector and a 1.25" 32mm eyepiece.  The AT Voyager is a little big for this OTA (more stable than my Dwarfstar though) but solid as a rock, and it's convenient to have the slow motion controls for star hopping. The scope itself comes with a nice case, and I sewed a bag for the mount and tripod rolled up inside a yoga mat - easy to take along in the car.  And yes, the black on black looks good enough that I can leave it set up in a spare room all the time. 



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

My latest acquisition - C14 on G11 with Gemini 1

Having fun with something new.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 02:07 PM

We presently have three cats.

 

1.) An Intes Micro Alter M500, set on a Half/Hitch mount with Sky Commander, supported by a Manfrotto #116 head and #132 tripod. 

 

2.) A Questar 3.5" standard which comfortably sits on a Tiltall Model #4602 professional tripod. To me, this is the perfect grab & go.

 

3.) And our Q7 LWT, with its modified wedge, on our PWT Monolith portable pier.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 09:11 PM

My new to me....C11 XLT carbon fiber perfectly matched to my work horse Vixen GPDX with Autostar.......dont laugh people! I'll have a G11 someday!

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:43 PM

Goofing off the back yard, testing out a new focal reducer.

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#495 Hellow533

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Posted Today, 03:07 AM

I must say, I am insanely jealous at some of these setups.

 

My Konus Mak and new Rigel (Christmas gift to myself) coming in just after looking at Jupiter for a few hours.

 

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