Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Quote:Nothing wrong with being romantic.
George RoffeKingwood, TX
Quote:There are people of means on this very website that enjoy ATMing. Wealth doesn't automatically kill all desire to craft something with one's own hands.
Quote:To be honest, I have built a lot of scopes. However, I have never been able to build one that would exceed the abilities or craftsmanship of a Zeiss, astrophysics, Tak, Intes, questar or othr high end scope. So, I have learned to not waste my time spending a lot of money on a scope that will never even come close to the craftmanship of one of those scopes. I now just save my pennies and buy one already built by a profesional of which talents I could never even come close to. Even if you can buy the optics the fit and finish of a commercially made scope cannot be done right in a garage.
Quote: Even if you can buy the optics the fit and finish of a commercially made scope cannot be done right in a garage.
Quote:Let me tell you, this was one hell of an impressive scope.
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:I just like saying "Stoody".
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.?
Quote:now this is interesting information from the Griffith
Originally mounted on automobile owned by Ed Turner of Whittier California in 1933
Shelly Stoody of Whittier, California and his mobile 9-1/2 inch Zeiss Refractor in 1933.
Now which is correct?
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
Quote:Someone going to pony up and but it? I'm saving for a proper imaging mount.
"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
Quote:We will love to hear a first hand report on the Stoody scope. That has to be the ugliest scope with the most attention I have ever seen.
Quote:you better hurry before you have to outbid me for it
Mike Traub(Mr. Congeniality): I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!:Shipfitters mottos; Cut to suit, pound to fit, paint to hide!: If it dosen't fit get a bigger hammer!......Retired and BROKE!!!!!!!!: The Maypole Observatory.