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JIMZ7
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5651013 - 01/29/13 07:39 PM

Brian it's huge! I love that mount next to it. Hey I sold that Bosma 4" f/9.8 & got a Discovery 10" f/5.6 Dob that I put on wheel casters for portability. I can't lift heavy stuff as I mentioned to you before. The weather has been screwy to say the least. 99% of the snow has melted & 59-degrees at 7:30pm. Heavy rains later tonight. Next weather

Jim


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Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: New York (Long Island)
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5651916 - 01/30/13 09:47 AM

Quote:

That is one long OTA. Very nice looking scope.




No that's not one long OTA it's one looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnng OTA.

Rich (RLTYS)


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JWW
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Reged: 12/12/05

Loc: Arizona or Mexico hard to tell
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5653199 - 01/30/13 08:56 PM

Sweet, you'll love it.

-JWW:


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Dan /schechter
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Reged: 12/21/06

Loc: Long Beach, Calif.
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5653336 - 01/30/13 10:24 PM

Heal up Brian. Might as well heal when the clouds are out.
Dan


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terraclarke
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Reged: 05/29/12

Loc: Just South of the Mason-Dixon ...
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Dan /schechter]
      #5653408 - 01/30/13 11:14 PM

Hope you are feeling better soon Brian.

Terra


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5654493 - 01/31/13 03:07 PM

thanks for the well wishes...its snowing big flakes..
just sitting here talking with someone local about
doing a ravenberg mount out of mahogany ....
be nice to get this by the time i heal up enough to
do some viewing.


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JWW
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Reged: 12/12/05

Loc: Arizona or Mexico hard to tell
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5656920 - 02/01/13 06:30 PM

... not snowing here, send it my way and I'll let you know how it performs.

-JWW:


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: JWW]
      #5656948 - 02/01/13 06:47 PM

cant even lift it JW...can only sit here and look.
doctors took me out of work for at least another week.
sure does look sweet though.
only about 15 deg out anyway.
have 3 telescopes i have not done first light yet
and who knows with all this free time at the computer.
thanks for the well wishes ...


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Napersky
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/27/10

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5693896 - 02/22/13 01:18 AM

Brian,

Sorry to hear about your broken rib. As for me I have to wait to be cleared to lift over 5 lbs per arm! That keeps all telescopes out of reach for now.

I would follow thru and use your AP 800 mount for the Zeiss, nothing too good for a Zeiss. You are wise to deal with Marcus as you will never be disappointed with his merchandise.

I would measure the circumference of the tube with a string and order custom made rings that will attach to a dovetail that will fit your 800 mount. This is what I will be doing wtih my Zeiss and use it for the G11 I have.

I hope to vacation out west at Arizona Sky Village this year and by that time to have the G11 as full Goto with the AP.

By the way I would like to someday reproduce a mount like Marcus's on his website for my Zeiss.

http://www.apm-telescopes.de/de/gebrauchte-Zeiss-Produkte.html?x77939=4tdathn...


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Napersky]
      #5695347 - 02/22/13 06:28 PM

that would be some scope if you could find or make a mount like the one markus has.
i do plan on mounting the zeiss on my AP 800 mount.
AP sells 4.7" rings for the tube.
i want to be able to set up both the zeiss and AP at the same time though.
i am also making
a Berry style mount that will be tall enough for this long scope.
the base and legs are mahogany and the top rocker box
and cradle will be zebra wood.
ill do all the trim in brass.
just getting healed up where i can start working again.


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5762899 - 03/28/13 06:30 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

well its supposed to be clear tonight and about 40 deg.
gonna try for first light on the F/20 and the F/18.5
aiming at the top of pine tree down the street...OMG
this is going to be fun if i get some clear skies...


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5762907 - 03/28/13 06:32 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

one more of both

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starman876
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Reged: 04/28/08

Loc: VA
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5762926 - 03/28/13 06:39 PM

Brian

Two beautiful scopes. Thanks for the pictures.

I saw where there was a Zeiss mount for sale. I think it was APM. Pedestal mount. DO not know if it is big enough for a 4" F20.


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Masvingo
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5762929 - 03/28/13 06:40 PM

Superb

Here's hoping you get clear skies!

Looking forward to hearing about first light and how they compare.


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5762934 - 03/28/13 06:43 PM

Quote:

Brian

Two beautiful scopes. Thanks for the pictures.

I saw where there was a Zeiss mount for sale. I think it was APM. Pedestal mount. DO not know if it is big enough for a 4" F20.




thanks guys,
i was to lazy to set up the AP mount tonight and i am also
building a mahogany and zebrawood berry mount for the zeiss.
finishing up my new wood shop in the basement with all the
works...pics when i am done.


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JIMZ7
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5762969 - 03/28/13 06:57 PM

Brian you have some of the best "toys"(refractors)anywhere! I should stop by someday when I know your observing.

Jim


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JWW
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Reged: 12/12/05

Loc: Arizona or Mexico hard to tell
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5763227 - 03/28/13 09:30 PM

Lucky guy, wishing you good luck on the clear sky tonight Brian.

-JWW:


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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: JWW]
      #5763310 - 03/28/13 10:18 PM

mission aborted....not one pocket in clouds.
maybe tomorrow night...
your welcome over anytime jim.
this last 3 months have been lousy for viewing.


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starman876
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Reged: 04/28/08

Loc: VA
Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5764892 - 03/29/13 02:36 PM

What a shame. Was hoping for some amazing results.

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mustgobigger
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Fedex Came Today..... [Re: starman876]
      #5764992 - 03/29/13 03:20 PM

Sky is looking better today....gonna try
Again.


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