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Fedex Came Today.....ZEISS 4" F/20 Superplanetary
      #5648832 - 01/28/13 05:52 PM Attachment (130 downloads)

well the box looks like it arrived in good shape.

Edited by mustgobigger (01/28/13 06:15 PM)


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648839 - 01/28/13 05:53 PM Attachment (113 downloads)

part of what was inside

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648841 - 01/28/13 05:54 PM

More please

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5648848 - 01/28/13 05:57 PM Attachment (90 downloads)

this is on the way for my finderscope.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648852 - 01/28/13 05:58 PM Attachment (141 downloads)

ota assembly ....4" F/20

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648858 - 01/28/13 06:01 PM Attachment (87 downloads)

lens

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648865 - 01/28/13 06:05 PM Attachment (138 downloads)

here is some scale next to my 6" f/12 AP superplanetary.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648874 - 01/28/13 06:11 PM Attachment (79 downloads)

with the Q1 rating and 99.4 strehl and 1/80 rms
this should have some great planetary and double star views.
lots of backfocus and a crawford style 2 speed focuser.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648891 - 01/28/13 06:22 PM

Brian nice find again. You really like those long focal length refractors don't you!

Jim


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648893 - 01/28/13 06:23 PM Attachment (83 downloads)

forgot to mention i bought this from Markus at APM telescopes
in Germany.
thinking the viewing with this focal length and Zeiss
optics should match or beat any telescope in this aperture.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5648897 - 01/28/13 06:25 PM

Quote:

Brian nice find again. You really like those long focal length refractors don't you!

Jim




hi jim...yes i do ...great to look at.
how are you doing.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648904 - 01/28/13 06:29 PM

Nice scope Brian you have a mount in mind for this scope ?

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648913 - 01/28/13 06:32 PM

That is wild! I can't fathom what kind of views you'll get... Congrats!

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: bendab]
      #5648920 - 01/28/13 06:35 PM

well for now i will use my AP 800 mount.
i plan on building a nice Berry alt az wood tripod or have someone make one as i will have to wait for spring to work outside if i make my own.
Quote:

Nice scope Brian you have a mount in mind for this scope ?




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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648924 - 01/28/13 06:36 PM

thanks sean....cant wait for some good weather.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648941 - 01/28/13 06:42 PM

Thats Really Nice! Congrats..
You certainly have a outstanding collection of scopes.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Dave M]
      #5648948 - 01/28/13 06:45 PM

awesome scope Brian.

that should provide some great views of the planets. Which is what most of us can only see in our light polluted cities.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... *DELETED* new [Re: Dave M]
      #5648950 - 01/28/13 06:45 PM

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5648958 - 01/28/13 06:48 PM

thanks johann,
this is the mount i want to reproduce...we have all drooled over this one.
RIP RON.
RAVENBERG MOUNT


Edited by mustgobigger (01/28/13 07:06 PM)


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648970 - 01/28/13 06:53 PM

What a nice scope! It will work real nice on a Ravenberg mount. Congrats!

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648972 - 01/28/13 06:54 PM

Somwhere on the net I saw plans for making a mount like that. I just do not remember where.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5648983 - 01/28/13 07:00 PM

been researching for a few weeks...ill have to rescale
for my focal length anyway.
have scoured over many different ones...LOL


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5648998 - 01/28/13 07:13 PM

OMG! I'm speechless! OMG! OMG!

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: actionhac]
      #5649008 - 01/28/13 07:16 PM

That's beautiful!

Happy New Scope Day!

Jaimo!


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: actionhac]
      #5649015 - 01/28/13 07:21 PM

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OMG! I'm speechless! OMG! OMG!




Me Too...OMG


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649035 - 01/28/13 07:28 PM

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/1,2,3,4,5,8/Number/25...

hows this
(Fixed it for you, Brian)

Edited by BRisley (01/28/13 08:40 PM)


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5649043 - 01/28/13 07:31 PM

well that does not work. Strange it did a while ago

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5649059 - 01/28/13 07:38 PM

Wow, very nice Brian!

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5649066 - 01/28/13 07:43 PM

Quote:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/1,2,3,4,5,8/Number/2550712/Main/2550221

hows this



If you copy and paste the whole link it works. Your post is only recognizing part of the address as a link.

Beautiful scope Brian.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5649072 - 01/28/13 07:45 PM

thanks ...here is another style i liked...scroll down to steves picture.
like the tapered legs.
mount


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: gelkin]
      #5649172 - 01/28/13 08:21 PM

Thanks Gerald

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649275 - 01/28/13 09:14 PM

Quote:

thanks ...here is another style i liked...scroll down to steves picture.
like the tapered legs.
mount




ahhh, those were the days.

Great acquisition Brian. The scope should be amazing.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #5649295 - 01/28/13 09:25 PM

WOW! That is sick!!! Me likey!

You know it will be cloudy for one month with the purchase of such a nice find!


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: bremms]
      #5649310 - 01/28/13 09:37 PM

Great looking scope Brian. Looking forward to an observation report.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5649393 - 01/28/13 10:26 PM

Thanks everyone...
not going to get overly excited
Till I view with it...
Numbers and reports are great
But I have had some very fine
Optics in the 100mm range.
this should blow them
Out pf the water....but guess ill
Know when this cold cloudy
Spell is over.
in the meantime ill get it mounted
On the AP 800.
With the sliding dewshield and
Long drawtube I might be able to
find a case for this off the shelf.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: bremms]
      #5649452 - 01/28/13 11:10 PM

Quote:

WOW! That is sick!!! Me likey!

You know it will be cloudy for one month with the purchase of such a nice find!




Just a month?... I think not.

So nice Brian. You are always full of surprises...really high quality surprises!


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649490 - 01/28/13 11:33 PM

Congratulations Brian!! I assume you sold some of your other scope to pay for this one. Can`t wait to hear your report.
Dan


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649549 - 01/29/13 12:13 AM

Quote:


With the sliding dewshield and
Long drawtube I might be able to
find a case for this off the shelf.




If not, plywood is only 96", I guess you'll have to piece it. Man, that thing is looooong.

Beautiful new scope. Can't wait to hear what it sees like. 100mm at f/20, I can only imagine.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: albert1]
      #5649583 - 01/29/13 12:52 AM

100/2000
WHAT a scope, Congrats!


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649619 - 01/29/13 01:47 AM

Fantastic looking scope
Congratulations!


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Dan /schechter]
      #5649710 - 01/29/13 05:22 AM

Quote:

Congratulations Brian!! I assume you sold some of your other scope to pay for this one. Can`t wait to hear your report.
Dan




actually i sold some scopes to help my daughter find a place to live...was going to purchase a place in a mobile home
park then my ex agreed to pay half (my money) for a apartment so i had some cash left over..
almost sold the astro physics ...really glad i did not
have to....guess things work out in the end.
this Zeiss lens is a 1959 and since all the other parts
are atm,and a good job by markus...i really do not feel the need to try and
bring it back to that time period style wise.
will get a report as soon as possible.
broke a rib this weekend so i will have to let that heal
some before working on this.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649728 - 01/29/13 06:08 AM

Congratulations on aquiring the long Zeiss. Look forward to reading your impressions of the views and performance compared to your other telescopes, Mark

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: gts055]
      #5649902 - 01/29/13 09:16 AM

That is really cool Brian. It's truly an amazing scope. There are yard cannons. You've got a yard howitzer there. I can't believe how long it is. I can't wait to see it mounted. What's the total length from dust dap to diagonal?

Have you thought of a Universal Astronomics Unistar heavy duty? They are really stable, I have my 6 inch refractor on one and the ota fully loaded is 25 lbs. of course the added length of your scope will bring with it some major torque issues. Still, you might want to talk to Larry at UA.

Congrats. Hopefully the new telescope curse won't hit. I've had it since Christmas. Scarcely a clear night that's not well below freezing.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5649931 - 01/29/13 09:47 AM Attachment (31 downloads)

fully extended from tip to tip is 92"
closed it is 70"
it fits in my AP Case Real nice with room to leave finder
and cradle on so i just have to copy that one somewhat.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649942 - 01/29/13 09:56 AM

now i am figuring at my 6'1" height i want the eyepiece
at about 60" with telescope at 45 deg.
so from ep to cradle center i have about 42".
i am going to roughly need about 84" from ground to
cradle center for comfortable viewing.
thats why i will build a custom mount and tripod for this one.
i have a 7' pier in the backyard and will try things on that
before i build my tripod and mount...this is going to be a tall one.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649943 - 01/29/13 09:57 AM

That is one fantastic looking scope. You will have to let us know how stars look (CA wise and contrast) in comparison to your Astro Physics 6" Super Planetary. It will be a great shoot out, very long FL vs a legendary AP Super Planetary. I'm glad you didn't have to sell the AP also, though, I was really getting tempted to purchasing it myself.

Edited by Darenwh (01/29/13 10:00 AM)


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649954 - 01/29/13 10:01 AM

the curse has been here for a while...have had a LX200ACF since December 20 with 30 minutes viewing time.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649975 - 01/29/13 10:15 AM

why not mount it on a 4" unitron mount. That should be tall enough. With the wood legs if it is not tall enough it should be easy to make longer legs or leg extensions. I bet that scope would look beautiful on a Unitron mount.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649986 - 01/29/13 10:20 AM

Having started in Ohio, then moved to Wisconsin, I can understand fully the weather issues in that part of the country. I worked for a couple years for a company that had me in Detroit area often to work on telecommunications equipment for Ameritech. Though I would move back to the midwest in a heartbeat for the fishing and many other things that I miss dearly one thing I do not miss is the weather. Often terrible seeing with some very cold tempuratures and snow. That part of the year makes it really hard to get out and enjoy this hobby, even with good clothes for the weather.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Darenwh]
      #5650015 - 01/29/13 10:41 AM

Can't wait to see this scope fully assembled.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5650110 - 01/29/13 11:37 AM

Quote:

why not mount it on a 4" unitron mount. That should be tall enough. With the wood legs if it is not tall enough it should be easy to make longer legs or leg extensions. I bet that scope would look beautiful on a Unitron mount.




thought about bidding on that unitron clone yesterday..
but then thought ....been there ..i want something different
for this one.
mind you unitrons are beautiful mounts...maybe if i could find a set of 5" tripod legs...like thats going to happen.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5650114 - 01/29/13 11:39 AM

yea darren..i just kind of reside myself to watching everyone
else get stuff done during the winter...


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5650117 - 01/29/13 11:40 AM

Wow ... beautiful. All I can say.

Bob


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5650319 - 01/29/13 01:27 PM

I hear you Brian. I used to be based out of DTW when I was an FA with Northwest Airlines. I could always count on it being warmer when I was home down here in Cincinnati but the Ohio Valley sits under clouds most of the winter, and when they clear out, its usually too darned cold at night. While a little warmer, the seeing wasn't any better. I do a lot of solar observing just because it's a little warmer; but still I had to get a Kendrick heater for my h-alpha filter to keep it on band, and we've had so much cloudy weather even solar hasn't been good this winter. I've only been out a couple of times, day or night since Thanksgiving.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5650353 - 01/29/13 01:44 PM

When it comes to obeserving temp a bunch of us engineers have come up with the theory that seems to hold up every time we have tested it.
the lowest temp you can tolerate is directly proportional to your age. For me it is time to move to FL. I hear Jupiter FL has some of the best seeing in the country.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5650478 - 01/29/13 02:48 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

here is a pic on a cg5 mount.
only thing i have around with a dovetail
mount.
the tube is a odd size...4.7+ OD.
going to need some AP (47ring) rings to mount it on my 800.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5650572 - 01/29/13 03:25 PM

That is one long OTA. Very nice looking scope.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5650584 - 01/29/13 03:29 PM

Looks like you could lay down while viewing

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Dave M]
      #5650642 - 01/29/13 04:03 PM

to have a scope like that and not be able to use it would kill me.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5650721 - 01/29/13 04:46 PM

Brian....Just read this thread. You don't need to give us a first light. I already know what the answers will be. Flawless color free images. Mike

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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

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5651916 - 01/30/13 09:47 AM

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That is one long OTA. Very nice looking scope.




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

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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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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.
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Dan /schechter]
      #5653408 - 01/30/13 11:14 PM

Hope you are feeling better soon Brian.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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


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      #5764998 - 03/29/13 03:24 PM

You need a really big fan.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5767700 - 03/30/13 09:53 PM

I think that is the loveliest refractor I have ever seen. Glorious!

- Jim


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5767914 - 03/31/13 12:02 AM

Thanks,
Only had 15 minutes last night
With the astro as I had company
Till late.
Tonight its cloudy again.
The astro Optical was tack sharp
On jupiter and then viewed orion
Nebula.
All stars looked great ...pinpoint
Round...only went to a 12 mm ep.
Typical royal astro.
Next few days don't look good
So ill work on my woodshop
Till I can set zeiss up.
Im getting antsy ...


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5767957 - 03/31/13 12:37 AM

Great lens cell! Where's the glass?

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5767961 - 03/31/13 12:40 AM

Looks like your wife is going to need to do some weight training if she is going to set the scope up for you!

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5768233 - 03/31/13 08:37 AM

Maybe we should all stop buying telescopes and give the country a break from this cloudy weather.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5769528 - 03/31/13 07:22 PM

not a chance...its supposed to be in the 60's next week...
ill get it out first chance....waited this long....


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5776232 - 04/03/13 07:19 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

looks like i will get to try the Zeiss out tonight

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
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got the 800 mount out tonight

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5776252 - 04/03/13 07:26 PM

That is one beautiful telescope Brian.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5776597 - 04/03/13 10:04 PM

thanks Terra,
that scope looks great on the astro physics mount.
optics were no surprise.
had to break it down early as i get up at 4am.
did a star test and see no color and nice rings in and out.
took it up to 300 on Jupiter even though seeing was about
8 out of 10...real high thin clouds just before dark
but the Zeiss did real well anyway.
stars in Orion were pinpoint.
i am thinking i need to make a 4" stop for the superplanetary and have myself a little shootout.
i think the winner will be.....
dont really know but i need to get out for a few hours
and do some clusters and double stars...and of course
view the moon.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5777201 - 04/04/13 09:11 AM

about time we got a first light report

i think I saw something on the early christen triplets and it was stated that even the F8 scope performed similar to a F20 scope or longer scope. So I would presume that an 6" F12 stopped down to 4" would be some figure that I would need a calculator to figure out.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5777249 - 04/04/13 09:51 AM

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an 6" F12 stopped down to 4" would be some figure




Color control would be comparable to that of a 4" at F/18. Not quite apochromatic, but quite good.


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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5777308 - 04/04/13 10:25 AM

It is absolutely stunning on that mount Brian. It looks like the two were made to go with each other. It must have been a real joy to use.

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      #5791381 - 04/10/13 09:57 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

first piece of my berry mount. Zebrawood

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5791604 - 04/10/13 11:59 PM

I was talking about the 6" F12 AP which is an APO. Thought I would need to clarify that

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5792012 - 04/11/13 09:48 AM

The AP mount and tripod look like a great match for that OTA. Congrats on a stunning rig.

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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Adam S]
      #5809711 - 04/19/13 10:07 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

Our club is having a open house
Tomorrow night....hope to use these.
bottom rings are 7"
Top are 4.7" for the zeiss.

Edited by mustgobigger (04/19/13 10:08 PM)


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