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254mm F/5.65 Homebuilt Fork Mounted Newtonian Reflector
152mm F/10 Jaegers Homebuilt ACHRO Refractor
152mm F/15 Fecker "Prototype" Homebuilt APO Refractor (to be constructed)
130mm F/9 LZOS Homebuilt APO Refractor (to be constructed)
127mm F/9.4 SS Homebuilt ACHRO Refractor
114mm F/8 Tasco 11te-5 Newtonian (to be restored)
102mm F/9 Meade 102ED Semi-APO Refractor
100mm F/13 Carton Homebuilt ACHRO Refractor
76mm F/15.7 Sears Discoverer 6339-A ACHRO Refractor
60mm F/16.7 Tasco 7te-5 ACHRO Refractor
60mm F/15 Jason Discoverer 313 ACHRO Refractor
Quote:I just purchase one refracting telescope on http://refractingtelescopesreview.com,it is great!I need aluminum tubing,but I don't know where to buy it.If you know anything about this,please tell me.
Have you performed first light yet? If so, how does it perform?
Quote:Hi Z! I've been following this thread for some time now. Very impressive!How did you achieve the brass finish on the aluminum dew shield? Electropolish followed by anodize and then electrodeposit with ferric oxalate? No, it had to be real brass in order to be a match to the rest of the scope and since I couldn't find brass of the correct size I had to veneer it with no seam showing and veneer the outside circle edge using super glue, then used flat black epoxy guncoat on the interior, a coating I'm starting to use more often with telescopes due to it's ability of being able to be "misted" into a kind of a rough texture reducing glare.Z
Quote:Z! You are just making me so very thirsty to get started on my 103/1575 Jaegers project! But, I have a custom equatorial head I will be constructing next year that will take precedence. In any case, I have the Carton 100/1300 I built that is a true gem in that size range. But once I get it built, I look forward to comparing the Jaegers 103/1575 to the Carton 100/1300. The Carton 100/1300 I constructed is able to resolve Epsilon Lyrae at 54x using A TeleVue 24mm Panoptic! I must admit that the eyepiece is highly rated, but to bust open E Lyrae at that low power is phenomenal! I can not wait to get these two scopes side-by-side.Mel Hi Mel, That should be interesting, not the daily double, but the nightly double double!. Since your Jaegers lens is a match to the 103mm I have, I don't see why you won't be able to split all 4 stars, but you'll have better magnification with the Jaegers. I haven't tried Epsilon Lyrae yet as I've only had the scope out a couple times so far. I really like using the Surplus Shed Erfle 2" 38mm for our low power, The amount of light it lets through is awesome.Z
NightFire 6" f/8 Refractor with Moonlite focuser Meade 7" LX200 GPS Mak Meade 16" LX200 GPS S/C D&G 10" f/15 Refractor with Parallax Mount Fuji Meibo 25x150 Bino's Celestron 14x100 Bino's Little Giant 11x70mm Bino's "The Beyondness of Things" By John Barry - My favorite observing music
Quote:Wow, that is nice!!!
Quote:The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament sheweth His handiwork.Psalms 19:1 KJV
Quote:Quote:The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament sheweth His handiwork.Psalms 19:1 KJV Great passage, Z! Here's another great one to ponder!Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. Thessalonians 4:11,12You have most certainly performed a miracle with your own hands...Mel