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#1 Emanuel

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

Hey guys, how`s going?
Just want to show my new refractor, APM 107/700 mounted on a Celestron VX. The dovetail that holds the viewfinder was handmade from an aluminium bar. :cool:

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#2 Emanuel

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:51 PM

The Triplet Objective :smirk:

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#3 Emanuel

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:52 PM

One more... :)

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#4 JimT

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

Simply very very nice. Congratulations on the new OTA.

#5 Glen A W

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:10 PM

Wow, sweet! Very 80's looking to me - I mean that in a very good way - Like the high priced scopes I used to drool over. GW

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:41 PM

That's an intriguing aperture/ FL combo, decent light grasp with short form factor.

What's it weigh?

Edit: oh yeah, congratulations! It's a sweet looking setup.
Best,
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#7 Emanuel

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Thanks guys! It´s 5,15Kgs with clamps, 4,45kgs without.
It`s a F/6,5, but i also have the Riccardi reducer and flattener 0,75X, wich makes it a F/4,9. :cool:

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:01 PM

Thats beautiful, congrats. Are you going to use it for visual or for AP?

#9 Emanuel

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:09 PM

Thanks snommisbor! I will use it for AP! I haven`t tried yet, because im waiting for a modified Canon 450D! :thewave:

#10 Paul G

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Beautiful scope!

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

:waytogo:

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:34 PM

Really Nice! Really portable!

#13 Kunama

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful scope. Very interested to hear how it goes as a visual scope as well.

#14 Roy McCoy

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:11 AM

Nice and handy setup Emanual!

I have a cousin to your scope, I hope you will enjoy yours just as much - I kinda’ think you will. :jump:

The subtle colors, different sizes and intensities individual of stars in open clusters are some of my favorites. As well as M31, M42, Double Double, Alberio...

#15 Emanuel

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:20 AM

Thanks guys! Im sure i will enjoy it! The main reason for changing the setup was portability, but the scope is simply gorgeous, cant wait for trying it! :yay:

#16 Joe C

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:55 AM

Nice choice Emanuel. I really like the TMB's. It looks light and easy to move around.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:20 AM

Beautiful scope, nice f ratio, some more mm Vs the classic 4" refractor...

Emanuel, you got a winner there.

Soooo.... first light report???

#18 Olee

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

That looks really nice Emanuel..perfect size too

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:12 AM

First image report. Can't wait. Enjoy your scope.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:12 AM

Nice choice Emanuel. I really like the TMB's. It looks light and easy to move around.


That telescope has absolutely nothing to do with TMB.

#21 Mr Onions

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

Clear skies!
My friend Mark has one,he loves it.

#22 Scott Beith

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

That is a really nice setup! :)

#23 Dakota1

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

Good looking scope. Like your finder mount good work. now the fun begins. Thanks

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#24 Emanuel

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

Thanks guys! Im really excited with this scope! Cant wait to do its first light! Unfortunally here in Portugal, the weather is not that great, raining a lot! I wonder if it is the astronomy amateur curse??? :grin:

#25 Mark9473

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

Be patient, I'm sure you'll like the scope as much as I like mine.






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