Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
"When you make the finding yourself, even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light, you'll never forget it." - Carl Sagan
Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
ATM Nut.6" F15 Jaegers Refractor on Homebuilt EQ mount12.5" Homebuilt NewtProjects:16" F7.2 Reflector
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.?
SCOPES: Cave Optical Model B Lightweight Deluxe Celestron C8 (1970's) Celestron C5 (1970's) Optical Craftsmen 6" f/8 Sirius Edmund 6" f/8 Super Space Conqueror Edmund 6" f/6 Red Tube on Pedestal Mount Edmund 4.25" f/10 Palomar Jr. (1957) Edmund 4.25" f/10 Deluxe Space Conqueror Edmund 4.25" f/4 Astroscan Edmund 3" f/10 Space Conqueror Carton 100mm f/13 Achromat EYEPIECES: Vintage Brandon, UO Pro Series Orthos, Gailand Optical Co. (Galoc), Clave, Edmund RKE
Quote:I have "close calls".I get little panic attacks and feel like I have too many.I will usually place one on CL because its quick and easy.Fortunately for me the Pacific Northwest is not a hotbed of astronomy activity so by the time I have come back to my senses I can delete the ad and I have not done irreversible harm to my collection.Robert
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:Towa 339 80mm f/15 on EQ mount. I saved up for over a year and bought this brand new when I was a kid back in 1976. After I ordered it my dad, who was Air Force, was transferred and it took over 6 months for the telescope to catch up with us. Longest 6 months of my life. Sold it on the other site about 8 years ago and still regret it. As far as I know the buyer still has it and sometimes I want to see if he would sell it back to me. This was not the best scope I ever had but it was the first.
Brian Even a broken clock is correct twice a day
Celestron C8 Registry
"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard
"You would think that I am wiser after traveling around the Sun 62 times."
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My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Oooohhh....this is soooo painful!!!! I sold a 6" f/12 AstroPhysics Superplanetary apo refractor. Too much for me to handle....setting up and breaking down! I bought a C-11/Atlas setup.
One 'scope at a time... "Onward! Ever forward, never straight!" - T. McMahon
Charlie NR1Q - Retired USAF Optica b/c 76x1200, Swift 831, Sears 6339-A, Sans & Streiffe 618, Mayflower 816 Astro Optical S5, Monolux 4380, Space Scope 60x910, Tasco 7T, Aerolite 859, HyScore 417, Manon 60/700 Cartonesque 60x1000, Sears 4451, 6331, Tasco 9VR 50mm HyScore #457, Unitron 105, Tasco 66TE, Tasco Terrastro 50/600, Tasco Deluxe 50/600, Bushnell Space Rover 50/500 40mm Asahi Jupiter, Astro Optical R-41, 40mm SPI #523 Optica b/c LN-4E
Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:The problem isn't that any of them are classics, because none of them are! I just can't bear to part with any of them!It's a sickness, I know... Don't ever let our Spouses get together we would be in BIG trouble cause you sound too much like me! LOLlater buddy
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
"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
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
President Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.
Have Scopes, will observe!
Quote:Nah, you don't have the countertop!-Tim
I want to do more then just look.
Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT