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terraclarke
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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850031 - 05/09/13 01:19 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Baby finally came home to Momma

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850035 - 05/09/13 01:23 PM

Thats neat Terra!
I see Unitron and the red knob focuser from Jaegers, Edmund spider, and the cell is Jaegers too I'm pretty sure because I owned setting circles cast from the same pattern!
cool!

Robert


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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: actionhac]
      #5850045 - 05/09/13 01:28 PM

Awesome!

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: tim53]
      #5850052 - 05/09/13 01:36 PM

Thanks for helping jog my memory Robert. I remembered ordering some things from Edmund and some from Jaegers but I couldn't remember which for what? Except for the mirror grinding kit of course; that definitely came from Edmund. I wished I would have saved the paperwork from it; especially the paperwork from Cave when they sent the mirror back. I do remember seeing that letter maybe 20 or 30 years ago on a trip back home when I was going through some stuff in my old desk. I just left it and I guess it was pitched after my parents passed away.

A really interesting side-note. 13 years ago when my mom passed away and I was going through some of her stuff I did find the cancelled check that we had sent to Cave for the figuring and aluminizing of the mirror. (She never through anything like that away!) I looked at it with great curiosity, but then regrettably tossed it.


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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850068 - 05/09/13 01:46 PM

Did Cave engrave a serial number (starting with "R" for refigure) on the edge of the mirror?

-Tim


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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: tim53]
      #5850071 - 05/09/13 01:47 PM

Tim, I don't remember. I haven't had it out of its cell in years. When I take it out to clean it, I will find out.

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850099 - 05/09/13 02:07 PM

Wow Terra. Beautiful looking scope

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: starman876]
      #5850162 - 05/09/13 02:35 PM

Thank you Robert, Tim, and Johann

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850180 - 05/09/13 02:44 PM

trade you for some sun screens

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850217 - 05/09/13 02:59 PM

Great story terra....congrats on bringing
It home where it belongs.


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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: starman876]
      #5850218 - 05/09/13 03:00 PM

But Johann, I made it myself

It would be like trading my first child


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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850223 - 05/09/13 03:02 PM

Thanks Brian. I am very happy to have it back. I had all but given up on it.

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850250 - 05/09/13 03:11 PM

I know some that would be happy to get rid of their first child

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850339 - 05/09/13 03:54 PM


You're a telescope collector of sorts?

OK.


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bremms
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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: Kraus]
      #5850421 - 05/09/13 04:39 PM

That is great you got it back after such a long time. You can take it out with the Jaegertron tonight and have an old meets new party!

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: bremms]
      #5850427 - 05/09/13 04:42 PM

Condition looks really good. I'd be super psyched. I'm a little excited and it's not even my scope!

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: Kraus]
      #5850500 - 05/09/13 05:19 PM

Its about stinkin time, i been patiently waiting for you to
get it home
Congrats! Terra


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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: Dave M]
      #5850539 - 05/09/13 05:48 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Yup, Baby's back in Mamma's arms, just in time for Mother's Day

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850588 - 05/09/13 06:15 PM

Sweet! Sweet! What a special moment for you, Terra ! Not many of us are fortunate enough to get our first instrument back like that. I love the pictures of you cradling the scope, your creation -and you got it back in time for Mother's Day to boot!!! Cool. Gary

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Re: OMG! Guess what turned up today!!! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5850589 - 05/09/13 06:15 PM

Terra ! The workmanship is great! I hope you can get the mount for it as well. should be interesting ! I agree with Robert that the mirror cell is A Jaegers!! Cool. Gary

Edited by BarabinoSr (05/09/13 06:22 PM)


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