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Napersky
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The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary
      #5630700 - 01/18/13 10:23 PM Attachment (59 downloads)

Many of you know of the criminals and scammers attempting to sell a phoney AP Superplanetary that was sold to me by Gary Hand of Hands-on-Optics.

Well here's the real thing.


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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630703 - 01/18/13 10:24 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

Gary packed it very well.

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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630704 - 01/18/13 10:24 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

OTA

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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630710 - 01/18/13 10:25 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

G11

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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630712 - 01/18/13 10:26 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

mount head

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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630716 - 01/18/13 10:28 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

The mount extension arrived this week from Losmandy.
Darren Drake at his Ethos eyepiece.


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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630718 - 01/18/13 10:29 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

Unflattering picture of myself.

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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630720 - 01/18/13 10:29 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

Second photo

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dgreyson
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630728 - 01/18/13 10:35 PM

Quote:

Unflattering picture of myself.




Dude! Anyone with a telescope like that one need not worry that anybody is looking at him.

Well ok, maybe jealous like perhaps.


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magic612
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: dgreyson]
      #5630903 - 01/19/13 12:37 AM

Nice scope, Mark. I look forward to looking through that one sometime in the near future when we see each other again.

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albert1
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: magic612]
      #5630964 - 01/19/13 01:41 AM

Now that's what I call a TELESCOPE.

Congratulations Mark. Enjoy it!


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nightfisher
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: albert1]
      #5630987 - 01/19/13 02:18 AM

That AP is very, very nice. I hope you get some stunning views with it

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Dan /schechter
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Reged: 12/21/06

Loc: Long Beach, Calif.
Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5630998 - 01/19/13 02:33 AM

Great scope Mark. It does not surprise me that you are so proud of it. I`m sure it will wow you for years.
Dan


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Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Dan /schechter]
      #5631088 - 01/19/13 06:22 AM

Beautiful scope. LOL.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Grava T
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5631108 - 01/19/13 07:26 AM

Really nice Mark! Enjoy.

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terraclarke
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Grava T]
      #5631289 - 01/19/13 10:38 AM

Wonderful telescope for sure. You will enjoy that for many years to come, and it will make quite an impression on others as well. There is nothing like a fine, large, tube long focus refractor- the quintessential telescope IMHO.

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Ziggy943
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5631469 - 01/19/13 12:21 PM

Quote:

Unflattering picture of myself.




Didn't even notice you.


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starman876
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5631555 - 01/19/13 01:12 PM

Great looking scope. Bet the views are awesome. Congrats.

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mustgobigger
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: starman876]
      #5631584 - 01/19/13 01:30 PM

Nice mark...one day we will have
to do a side by side with them.


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bob midiri
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5631667 - 01/19/13 02:23 PM

Geez Mark I heard of a trophy wife, BUT you got a TROPHY telescope. Congrats!! Bob

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Dave M
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5631668 - 01/19/13 02:23 PM

Thats a Beauty Mark, Congrats!

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mark8888
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Dave M]
      #5633307 - 01/20/13 02:12 PM

Very awesome.

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Meadeball
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: mark8888]
      #5635447 - 01/21/13 05:55 PM

Reminds me of an old astronomer's bumper sticker, which had a drawing of a telescope and the words, "SIZE MATTERS!"

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Napersky
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5639083 - 01/23/13 03:17 PM

I am sorry to say that it does not live up to expectations. Star tests have revealed in focus aberrations.

I need to get it bench tested in a month or so..Ronchi first and then Interferometry. I hope it will pass and it's just old oil.

Mark


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Footbag
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5639098 - 01/23/13 03:25 PM

Wow! Nice scope.

Looking at the scam ad was tough. $2000. I wanted to bid even knowing it was a scam.


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Darren Drake
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Footbag]
      #5639208 - 01/23/13 04:32 PM

I tested it with a null tester and found it has a bad edge. Only the last 1 or 2 tenths of an inch is turned. A mask should make a big difference. More.work is obviously needed...

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GeneT
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Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Napersky]
      #5639225 - 01/23/13 04:43 PM

Beautiful!

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photiost
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Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: The real Ebay AP 6" Superplanetary new [Re: GeneT]
      #5641504 - 01/24/13 09:11 PM


Nice scope.


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