Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Classic Telescopes

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | (show all)
Ziggy943
Post Laureate


Reged: 08/11/06

Loc: Utah
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5582456 - 12/21/12 12:45 PM

Quote:

Quote:

This one still does it for me.




I imagine setting that up at a remote site requires some determination!




Setting it up anywhere requires some determination!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bierbelly
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/23/04

Loc: Sterling, VA
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5582462 - 12/21/12 12:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

This one still does it for me.




I imagine setting that up at a remote site requires some determination!




Setting it up anywhere requires some determination!




Like a crane?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
StarWrangler
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5582543 - 12/21/12 01:51 PM

Wow Ziggy,

The "first two production models"

That has to be a true Classic.

I am Jealous.

Enjoy,

Alan O.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jason H.
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/07

Loc: Central Florida
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5582678 - 12/21/12 03:26 PM

I was recently at a Christmas party and somebody asked me how many scopes I had, when I told them a woman then asked "And how does your wife feel about that?", I told her that "she doesn't let any of them in the house" (the dwelling space that is), then I mistakenly told the woman "I probably could get by with only around 5 of them, as each one has a different use, short focal length for deep space objects, long focal length for planets, small ones for portability etc.

Then after chatting awhile she dissappeared, and I was actually sort of let down that she didn't say goodbye by the time I was leaving; later on I knew why, she divulged to my better half that I only needed 5 telescopes, and I could get rid of the rest. No wonder she ducked me out

Anyway, looking at the picture, I won't feel bad about purging the junk and eventually get it down to 5, 6 or 7'ish, I guess

Best wishes on your attempted picture showing ,
Jason W. Higley

Quote:

Quote:

A 16" Criterion Dynascope would be interesting! (or the 12.5" or 10" in that order.) I suspect that I'll still be happy with my RV-6 (second from the right below) even after the telescope fairy delivers the 16" though

Regards, Jason W. Higley




Jason awesome!! Hey can i borrow your picture to prove to my wife that I ain't as nuts as she thinks with all my scopes!!!




Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
terraclarke
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 05/29/12

Loc: Just South of the Mason-Dixon ...
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5582739 - 12/21/12 04:08 PM

OMG! Jason, thank you so much for sharing. Now I no longer feel that I have a problem, a dirty little secret, an obsessive collection. I was beginning to think that my getting up to 12 telescopes several weeks ago was going to cause me to have to join a 12 step program like telescope collectors anonymous

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charen
Carpal Tunnel
****

Reged: 05/28/05

Loc: New Zealand
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5582888 - 12/21/12 05:35 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

After 40 odd years I found up my Holy Grail scope. The rare Yamamoto 108 mm F/15. [Same OTA as the Tasco 20TE].
Mint condition, the optics and build qualities are very high and it is just a piece of optical art


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charen
Carpal Tunnel
****

Reged: 05/28/05

Loc: New Zealand
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5582889 - 12/21/12 05:35 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

and

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
droid
rocketman
*****

Reged: 08/29/04

Loc: Conneaut, Ohio
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5582972 - 12/21/12 06:16 PM

Ziggy is this yours?????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mC6MRDQGms


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Mirzam
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 04/01/08

Loc: Lovettsville, VA
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583003 - 12/21/12 06:41 PM

Wow! Where did you find that? Did you have to restore it?

JimC


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mikey cee
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583019 - 12/21/12 06:54 PM

Charen very nice indeed. I can't remember if you have used it enough to get good seeing for an evaluation of your optics. Really does look new. It needs to share an observatory with another larger instrrument. If it's anything close to my lens it is an arse kicker that's for sure! Did Horiguchi or Carton make these lenses or don't you know? Can you by chance show a pic of the objective lens? Mike

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
terraclarke
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 05/29/12

Loc: Just South of the Mason-Dixon ...
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583092 - 12/21/12 07:31 PM

Gorgeous scope! Very sleek lines. I love it.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charen
Carpal Tunnel
****

Reged: 05/28/05

Loc: New Zealand
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5583479 - 12/22/12 01:06 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

Thank's. I basically brought is as it is shown. I did some minor cleaning of the chrome but it really is as 'new'. I have used it over the past 2x months or so since acquiring it. The lens is by Horiguchi. The lens is very well figured with excellent light transmission and no zonal errors. The Star tests are perfect. It takes magnifications in the 150x - 240x range well. I have gone to 300x but it starts to dim then. It excels as a planetary / lunar scope. CA is primarily minimal, when above 200x there is some minor color fringing on the moon's limb / Sirius etc. but it is not overly distracting. It has the collimating lens cell. It has the 1.25mm focuser. The 50mm finder gives excellent images itself. The lens was mint when I got it I have not even touched the lens and never will. It is heavy at around 170lbs + and it reaches 9ft.+ when getting towards the zenith. I move it in 2x parts relatively easily still. It cost me the equivalent of $US1500 which really is a bargain. A once in a lifetime acquisition. Even my wife likes it and she even let's me keep it in the living room !

Chris

Edited by charen (12/22/12 01:30 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charen
Carpal Tunnel
****

Reged: 05/28/05

Loc: New Zealand
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583481 - 12/22/12 01:06 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Lens

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Joe Bergeron
Vendor - Space Art


Reged: 11/10/03

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583555 - 12/22/12 03:21 AM

Next you'll say those are original Modiglianis on your wall.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
nightfisher
super member


Reged: 11/06/11

Loc: Huddersfield UK
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583559 - 12/22/12 03:30 AM

Quote:

Lens




That is a stunning scope, there is one for sale here in the UK its a 101 f16 Yamamoto, its on skylight telescopes sight


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
t.r.
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5583715 - 12/22/12 08:46 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

A few grails in here...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
highertheflyer
professor emeritus
*****

Reged: 07/08/05

Loc: Ft. Worth, Texas
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5583865 - 12/22/12 11:01 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

Here's my choice and gosh, still have it after all these years!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mikey cee
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: charen]
      #5583886 - 12/22/12 11:13 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Quote:

Lens


Hi Charen. As you can see the 20TE lens cell is an older version. I know for a fact that these lenses will easily support 400x on doubles like Castor and the Double Double. I've taken your viewpoint and also will never take the lens apart. Mike

Edited by mikey cee (12/22/12 11:16 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mikey cee
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: highertheflyer]
      #5583895 - 12/22/12 11:22 AM

Hi Jim. What a piece of work that scope is. What is the current status on your scope? I thought a year back or so you were going to sell it. If not any plans to permanently mount it in a personal back yard observatory. Would make a good partner with a larger newt maybe or maybe not. What's your take? Mike

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mattyfatz
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5583915 - 12/22/12 11:30 AM

Jim,
That's a great looking Unitron. I always liked that turret. What sort of mount is that? I can't tell if its stock.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | (show all)


Extra information
17 registered and 30 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), Brian Risley 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 6382

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics