Quote:I love to see every ones pics of their family heirlooms. I would love to see some pictures of your most chopped up ugly refractors. Not in pieces but functioning loved and working telescopes. No nice pictures allowed.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
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
Quote:Ugliest telescopes? Wrong forum. You're looking for "Reflectors" next door.- Jim
Quote:Quote:I love to see every ones pics of their family heirlooms. I would love to see some pictures of your most chopped up ugly refractors. Not in pieces but functioning loved and working telescopes. No nice pictures allowed. The most creative scope I have seen is this 4 inch F/5 built by Father Joseph Babendrier in Narobi, Kenya. Father Joe's scope It's a testament to what can be done when resources are slim. Father Joe's scope on Astromart Jon
Quote:I'd say this qualifies!
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:Father Joe's scope- Rat rod.
"Bacon". It's a perfectly acceptable answer.
Quote: Quote:I'd say this qualifies! It's beautiful in it's own way and it certainly challenges me and hopefully everyone else to realize how spoiled we are.. Father Joe taught me something.Jon
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Quote:What the heck is wrong with you, Kenny??? - Jim
Quote:Truss dobs have a certain elegance to them - sort of an engineering appreciation aspect I suppose. Sonotube based dobs, however, are indeed - very ugly. -Pete
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm