Matt in Oz Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
ES 68º series complete 2x ES Barlow XW 10 7 5 3.5 WO Bino's NPL 30 RKE 28 SWA 20 15 WA 12 pairs 150 f12 Istar Achro f4.8 Orion Optics (UK) VX 10" Newt NEQ6
Quote:I'd love the 8" f8.8 myself but have not the mount. I'm now looking at the 5" f12 r30
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary/Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
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Quote:Just a generic question, but why not an 8" F16 for super planetary type work? is the mounting issues of such a long tube the main problem? FL would be like 3200, so not too much in terms of magnification... Just wondering why nobody builds longer FL than F12 generally?Al
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Quote:Bob, doubles and planetary viewing is what I want the scope for. Where did you buy yours?
Quote:Quote:Bob, doubles and planetary viewing is what I want the scope for. Where did you buy yours? Derek, I purchased mine from Canadian Telescopes. At the time they were having a sale. If you contact Mike at Istar, you might find they have a few overstocked scopes at a sale price. I believe they will cover a portion of the shipping from Florida.
Quote: I wouldn't say that...I had a hand in builing a 6"f/15 and I build my 10"f/15.Rob
Quote:Interesting photo.I am not seeing the blue-red/orange atmospheric refraction at the bottom and top of Venus that I see with my reflectors (and apo's).Jon
Quote:Interesting photo.I am not seeing the blue-red/orange atmospheric refraction at the bottom and top of Venus that I see with my reflectors (and apo's). Jon