Celestron C11+EQ6, skywatcher /Zambuto 12"dob,watchhouse tracking platform, 16"/Zambuto lightbridge , Ethos's 6,8,10,13,17,21. Naglers 31,26. Lieca ash zoom, televue 2.5 powermate,2"2x powermate .Paracorr type2. Howie glatter 2" laser & Tublug. Lumicon 2" UHC, 03, H-Beta,Televue smoothies ( all of em) , Meade 4000 smoothies ( all of em). That'll do for now.
Quote:I know a bloke called Nasa whose got a quite big one in space.
Quote:Quote:I know a bloke called Nasa whose got a quite big one in space.
Hence I put the following line in the original post:
You know, such that one could purchase the structure for it from one of the usual places and one of the usual suspects would make the mirror
-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Quote:Oi , it was a joke ha ha , we'll I thought it was funny.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Quote:Quote:Oi , it was a joke ha ha , we'll I thought it was funny. Isn't that the scope that came with defective optics from the start?... had to fitted with after-market corrective lenses? You want somethin' like that from the usual supplier? I think i'll be stickin' with the "usual" amateur suppliers- thanks.
20 inch f8 Chief Ed Jones designed and a 17 f9 Zanbuto Wide Band Chief Mike Jones designed .Both unobstructed telescopes .
Quote:Just curious. I know Starmaster makes 30". What's the biggest that wouldn't be some special abnormal custom order?You know, such that one could purchase the structure for it from one of the usual places and one of the usual suspects would make the mirror?Thanks,Rob
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Quote:Just curious. I know Starmaster makes 30". What's the biggest that wouldn't be some special abnormal custom order?...Thanks,Rob
Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:Take a look at this: http://www.cruxis.com/scope/scope1070.htm I would think more than twice before attempting to get something that monstrously huge. Clear skies!Thomas, Denmark
A 60mm department store refractor started it all....
Joseph Cannavo FrontCollimation 16" F5 Teeter Dob Driver with novel azimuth friction clutch, and axial (rotating) electrical connection. Tom Osypowski equatorial platform 10" F5 Lightbridge Mid 70's RV-6 4" Orion 100mm ED Mr Keeyoots (My Cat).
Quote:Rob,What are you thinking...!
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
XT10 classic with premium optics Tri-knob CR2 focuser
Catseye + Glatter collimation tools
StarBlast 4.5" & 6"
Round Table Platform
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
Quote:I have a 30" on a GEM in my obs. I thought I wanted a 1 meter, but the 30" really was already bite'n off more than I could really chew.
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1850/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 11
Quote:There are four 36in Obsessions in existance. One is owned my Larry Mitchell in Texas. One is owned by a guy in Birmingham Alabama. I don't know where the other two are. These scopes are massive.
Visual deep sky 18" f4.3 David Lukehurst dob 8" f/6 Dark Star dob 8x42 binos 100% visual observing...
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Quote:Anyway, Mike Clements is building and is almost done with his 70 inch reflector which is out at Steve Dobbs home/land. Here is a link to a post in February on that from my blog.
Quote:A 40 inch f3 the eyepiece is under 100 inches above the primary .The diameter is not the pain it is the length of the OTA A 39.4 inch supper max blank is not bad price .
Quote:What about tom clarks 42? I'd like to look thru that scope since lockwood worked the mirror.