Preston Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 Stellarvue SV115T & SV70ED Vintage: Asahi-Pentax, Celestron, Criterion, Edmund Scientific, Tasco, Unitron My Telescope Gallery
Old brass and old glass
Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" f 10.6 AP Refractor ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm Over 5500 posts prior to the CNC on 03/14/14
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Clear skies, Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Astro-Physics 5" f6 ca.1986
The Jordan Levinson Refractor 4" f15 ca.60s or 70s (work in progress)
Orion Apex 102 102mm f12.7 ca.2013
Tasco 10TE 76mm f15.7 ca.1965
Tasco 7TE-5 60mm f16.7 ca.1967 "Focus on far-out stars with professional ease." -Tasco catalog
Tasco 66TE-5 50mm f12 ca.1966-1972, Tower 6314 50mm f12 ca.?
Brian Even a broken clock is correct twice a day
Quote:Preston happy nerd-day! Look at the top of the second page of this post. LINK
Quote:Speaking of interesting numbers. Many moons ago, while I was driving my 1967 VW bus to the San Joaquin Valley, I was on the Grapevine approaching the summit of Tejon Pass, and saw the sign that said "Summit 4144ft". At the same instant, my odometer turned over 04144 miles. Now, that bus had been around the clock once so it was really 104144 miles, but they didn't believe anybody would need the 6th digit in those days.I thought it was so neat that I haven't forgotten that in 30 years.-Tim.
~ JW ~
* On Active Duty: Sears 6366 (Royal Astro) / Tasco 999VR (Diamond Z) / Monolux 4380 (Cursive HOC)
* Long Time Gone: Bushnell Banner 1000 / Meade ETX-90RA (Flower Pot) / D&G 5" f/10 Refractor / Tasco (Towa) 80mm Refractor / ATM 8" f/4.5 Newtonian / Sears (Towa) 60mm Refractor
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
QUESTAR 3.5 STANDARD POWER GUIDE II ON TRISTAND BRANDON 94mm f/7 ON 1/4 HALF HITCH 2-VINTAGE ORANGE TUBE C-90 ASTRO (CIRCA 1977,79) 76MM F15 MAYFLOWER (ROYAL ASTRO)'68 TASCO 7TE-5 '69, 12TE-5 '66, 9TE-5 '73 BRANDON 4,6 8,12,16,24,32,48 2.4X DAKIN BARLOW VARIOUS NAGLERS 3-6 ZOOM,7,9,11,13,16,24PAN ETHOS 6mm, 10mm EDMUND RKE (1978) 8,12,15,21.5,28,2.5 BARLOW ZEISS 10X40B/GA T*P* BINO
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote: HEY Preston, THANKS for everything friend:) "keep on scopin"
Quote:Here's to 6,000 more! And we need to hear more travel scope ideas - that area still isn't done enough guy!
Quote:By the way, I've gotten my first 1,000 here. Any difference felt between now and 5,000 earlier?
Quote:Congrats Preston,been off the site for a while dealing with the after effects of Super Storm Sandy. hopefully soon things will get back to normal.