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Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2
      #6030151 - 08/17/13 12:08 AM

Hello Everyone!
The original thread has been archived! See the sticky Useful Classic Scopes Links for that so I'm starting Part II of the thread so that anyone that has recently obtained classic scopes may post here with them. Here's a link to Part 1: www.cloudynights.com/ubbarchive/showflat.php/Cat/0/Board/classics/Number/3522... Thanks, Gary

Edited by BarabinoSr (08/17/13 01:47 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6030208 - 08/17/13 12:56 AM Attachment (209 downloads)

Here is a picture of my home built 80mm(Carton Lens) f/12.5, and my home built 50mm(Surplus Shed lens) f/12 finder. Sorry I didn't have anyone other then myself to take the picture so I'm not in it.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: ngc2289]
      #6030238 - 08/17/13 01:26 AM

Thanks for posting! What a unique color combination !!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6030668 - 08/17/13 10:45 AM

Good threads Gary, both part one and two. The friendship between yourself and Mel is incredible, I could only imagine some of the fantastic observing sessions you two have had not to mention your ATM hours. Astronomy is a Gentlemen's sport and I couldn't think of two more perfect examples as yourself and Mel. Cloudy Nights is lucky to have you both. Do you have any photos of the two of you together on any such occasion? If so could you post one.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #6030920 - 08/17/13 12:50 PM Attachment (196 downloads)

Thanks Brian ! Its good to hear from you again. What have you been up to lately ? Do you have any new projects planned ?
Mel and I have some pics of us that were taken from his home in Florida during an observing session while I visited there. I will be getting in touch with him soon, and we will definitely post some images .We have also shared many observing sessions dating all the way back to 1970,and it was from this activity that we founded the Vega Sky Center on August 16,1970, some 43 years ago. It was then called the Vega Observatory . Started out with a couple of small telescopes- Selsi 60mm variable power refractor and a Selsi 4 inch f/8 alt-azimuth reflector back then. The event that night was a partial lunar eclipse and we used these scopes to observe it.
Brian, I've always hoped to find replicas of the scopes from back then, and I've been fortunate to have done so. The first view is that of the 60mm Variable Power (15x, 30x, 45x, and 60x)alt-azimuth scope. Though this one was marketed by HOLMAR, it is exactly like the Selsi I had back then, down to the color of the focuser, dewshield and tube. This scope, like the aforementioned Selsi has no focuser label,so I don't know who actually built them. However, I also have a white Selsi made exactly like these two,with a Circle T(TOWA)on the tube near the focuser, so I will say that they both were Circle T's.You can see part of the box the 234 came in as well as part of the scope itself.
The next image is that of the 4-inch Selsi STARGAZER Model 234 reflector. This scope is an enigma as to who made it; the label on the focuser reads Made in Japan,also possibly a Towa product. It has two small eyepieces- 40x and 80x

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6030926 - 08/17/13 12:55 PM Attachment (131 downloads)

Selsi Stargazer Model 234.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6031205 - 08/17/13 03:24 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

When I was making the 50mm I confined myself to using what supplies I had on hand. I had an old white mailing tube I wanted to use, but I didn't have any black spray paint at the time. So I just clear coated the tube to seal it, and that is why the two different color tubes.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6031371 - 08/17/13 05:04 PM

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Selsi Stargazer Model 234.




Wow, Gary, that makes me revisit old memories! The ota is very similar to my first telescope, especially the 'finder' scope, although the tube mounting to the alt-az mount was different from memory and the tripod too. That was the scope that started my interest in astronomy, I guess in the arly to mid 70s. Thanks for rekindling those memories.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6033156 - 08/18/13 04:20 PM

I'll PM you as not to tie up your thread. But im still holding you to the photo of you and Mel together observing.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #6033203 - 08/18/13 04:55 PM Attachment (146 downloads)

Hi Brian!

Thank you so much for the kind words you conveyed to Gary and I. Our friendship goes back quite a ways. It is hard to believe sometimes that we stayed in touch with each other for so long. Gary is indeed a true brother and dear friend.

But, I must say that meeting great amateurs like you, Brian, is just a as fulfilling. The information and support you have given me during my ATM projects will never be forgotten. Thank you very much, and for being there.

As you requested, here is a photo of Gary and I observing back in October of 2005 at my residence, just after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6033207 - 08/18/13 04:59 PM Attachment (131 downloads)

...here is another one of Gary and I with my 8" Celestron f/10 and his 10" Meade f/10 SCT's. His was sitting atop the North Star prototype field tripod, and mine is on the new North Star II. We were getting ready for an observing session on June 29, 2011.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6033833 - 08/19/13 12:19 AM

You guys are both Classic and Classy Gentlemen! Both of you have made my time here on CN"s so pleasurable. You guys always have something nice to bring to the table and are always filled with compliments. We have many nice members here on CN's but you two are the cream of the crop.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #6034109 - 08/19/13 08:22 AM Attachment (130 downloads)

Here ya go. Me with my 77mm f=1200 Eikow.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Grava T]
      #6034301 - 08/19/13 10:44 AM

Thanks, Brian ! Grava T, a cool scope and its owner. Thanks for posting !!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Grava T]
      #6034346 - 08/19/13 11:12 AM

Don't sell that baby but keep it. I still have my 3" classics. I like to look at 'em on display. Oh by the way you are lucky to have a yard that looks that good. My wife would trade my scopes just to have a lawn like that. Mike

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6034573 - 08/19/13 01:19 PM Attachment (142 downloads)

I posted a similar shot in the refractor forum, but I'm in this shot, so I'm safe. L to R: 1969 Sans & Streiffe 618; Optica b/c; 1968 Sears 6339-A (on mantle w/mount awaiting rebuild); 1960 Swift 831; 1969 6339-A. I have too many scopes.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6034580 - 08/19/13 01:23 PM

What a great collection!

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I have too many scopes.




I don't think so, looks like there's more floor space available to the sides and front!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6034743 - 08/19/13 03:02 PM

The empty spaces might hold the 50mm & 60mm scopes. Quite honestly, the 50mm scopes are what I use most. They are very much grab & go with excellent optics and they all have large drawtubes and can be used with 1.25" accessories.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6034847 - 08/19/13 04:05 PM

Charlie, Great Scopes! Thanks for posting! Yours are all in great shape !! No , I don't think you have too many . Look at my avatar ! And that's just the Tascos . Gary

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6035758 - 08/20/13 02:07 AM

Quote:

I posted a similar shot in the refractor forum, but I'm in this shot, so I'm safe. L to R: 1969 Sans & Streiffe 618; Optica b/c; 1968 Sears 6339-A (on mantle w/mount awaiting rebuild); 1960 Swift 831; 1969 6339-A. I have too many scopes.




Hi CharlieB,

I am truly astound of your collection! I also have Sears 6339-A, but I have to do some minor restoration work on it. You are looking like classic royalty in your photo.

Mel


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6036118 - 08/20/13 09:52 AM Attachment (97 downloads)

OK, just one more. These are the 50mm scopes. L to R: Sears 24146 (600mm) - a good scope, but not great; Unitron 105 (700mm) - a truly great scope; HyScore 457 (500mm) - same as Astro Optical R-53 - another great scope; Tasco Terrastro (600mm) very well built - optics are greatly improved since I de-cemented the the components and air spaced them; Tasco 66TE Cosmic II (600mm)- an excellent performer; on the floor - Bushnell Sky Rover (500mm) - the best 50mm scope I've ever used.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6038850 - 08/21/13 06:01 PM Attachment (106 downloads)

Hi everyone,
This Tasco is a fun grab and go an never fails to amaze me
(yes, it has push/pull in case your wondering)
Love it, sorry, not for sale
Tasco 7TE-5 60x1000mm f16.7


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: labmand]
      #6040339 - 08/22/13 03:23 PM

I'll bet that mount works like a charm with that scope.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Grava T]
      #6040421 - 08/22/13 04:22 PM

Grava, nice scope and yard. Quick question: Don't you mean 77mm F=1000 ?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6040561 - 08/22/13 06:04 PM

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I'll bet that mount works like a charm with that scope.



Thanks Charlie, you are right about the mount, a real nice combo.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: madeline]
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Grava, nice scope and yard. Quick question: Don't you mean 77mm F=1000 ?




Thanks and nope, it's an f=1200.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Grava T]
      #6040612 - 08/22/13 06:34 PM

My mistake, sorry, wonderful scope there.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6040985 - 08/22/13 11:18 PM

Quote:

OK, just one more. These are the 50mm scopes. L to R: Sears 24146 (600mm) - a good scope, but not great; Unitron 105 (700mm) - a truly great scope; HyScore 457 (500mm) - same as Astro Optical R-53 - another great scope; Tasco Terrastro (600mm) very well built - optics are greatly improved since I de-cemented the the components and air spaced them; Tasco 66TE Cosmic II (600mm)- an excellent performer; on the floor - Bushnell Sky Rover (500mm) - the best 50mm scope I've ever used.




Wow! You have another collection in the 50mm range! That's just awesome!

I also de-cemented a 6" f/5 objective. The maker is unknown to me, but I know it is not a Jaegers. I separated the lens easily by soaking the achromat in a pot of water (paper towels immersed to protect the lenses) that was heated to a slow simmer. Once the elements came apart, the balsam just slid off of them with ease.

Mel


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: labmand]
      #6041004 - 08/22/13 11:30 PM

Quote:

Hi everyone,
This Tasco is a fun grab and go an never fails to amaze me
(yes, it has push/pull in case your wondering)
Love it, sorry, not for sale
Tasco 7TE-5 60x1000mm f16.7




Quote:

I'll bet that mount works like a charm with that scope.

--------------------
Charlie




Hey Labmand!

I agree with Charlie! If that is a Vixen Polaris mount, you are golden. Those are great EQ's.

Despite your esthetic concerns (hose clamps), you have a sure winner in the mount, as well as the telescope. I even invested a custom Crayford focuser from Crawmach for one of my Tasco 7te-5. The optics are so good, that I had to get on just for observing.

Mel

Mel


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6041598 - 08/23/13 10:33 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi everyone,
This Tasco is a fun grab and go an never fails to amaze me
(yes, it has push/pull in case your wondering)
Love it, sorry, not for sale
Tasco 7TE-5 60x1000mm f16.7




Quote:

I'll bet that mount works like a charm with that scope.

--------------------
Charlie




Hey Labmand!

I agree with Charlie! If that is a Vixen Polaris mount, you are golden. Those are great EQ's.

Despite your esthetic concerns (hose clamps), you have a sure winner in the mount, as well as the telescope. I even invested a custom Crayford focuser from Crawmach for one of my Tasco 7te-5. The optics are so good, that I had to get on just for observing.

Mel

Mel



Mel, thanks, It is a Vixen Polaris mount
I did change the hose clamps for 76mm rings
after the posting, looks much better and easier
to use, I see you also have a Jason 313 so when you
talk "golden" you know what your talking about.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: labmand]
      #6042836 - 08/24/13 01:41 AM Attachment (103 downloads)

Hey! It's supposed to be You and your scope! Since the old thread got archived, I'm sharing this one again

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Datapanic]
      #6043070 - 08/24/13 07:06 AM

Quote:

Hey! It's supposed to be You and your scope! Since the old thread got archived, I'm sharing this one again




Yea, but you, your scope and your Ladder!

Edited by turk123 (08/24/13 07:06 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: turk123]
      #6043741 - 08/24/13 02:34 PM

hehe - the photographer was using the ladder!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Datapanic]
      #6044751 - 08/25/13 07:22 AM

Dan, I always admired Astrola scopes. Outstanding instrument,and thanks for posting again! Is this the restored Horsetrail Cave ?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6046146 - 08/25/13 10:48 PM Attachment (97 downloads)

here is my 4" F/20 Zeiss on backyard pier.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6046148 - 08/25/13 10:53 PM

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Dan, I always admired Astrola scopes. Outstanding instrument,and thanks for posting again! Is this the restored Horsetrail Cave ?




That's the one!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #6046902 - 08/26/13 12:20 PM

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here is my 4" F/20 Zeiss on backyard pier.



Zeiss on a pier, nice setup, you make Michigan proud


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: labmand]
      #6053226 - 08/29/13 07:24 PM

Thanks guys for posting! Great instruments !

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6054415 - 08/30/13 01:00 PM Attachment (93 downloads)

Here is the business end of a 3" Vixen achro (1990's), piggyback Asahi-Pentax 2" achro (1950's), and University Optics 50mm finder (1980's). Riding on a 1990's Vixen SP mount. One of my all-time favorite rigs to use and now long gone - parted out and split to the four winds.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6064129 - 09/05/13 10:43 AM Attachment (70 downloads)

Me and my Topic 80mm f15 in the back yard of our son's house in London - not ideal viewing conditions!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6067620 - 09/07/13 11:20 AM

Great picture James. Is that a Corgi? I used to have the Pembroke with the bobbed tail. She was a wonderful companion. She always wanted to heard my girls when they were little. Such a dutiful instinct!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6069077 - 09/08/13 09:03 AM

Thanks Terra.

Half of her is Corgi, the other half is Collie, which is where she gets her bushy fox's tail from! We got Cara when she was 3 and she is now nearing 10 but displays no herding instinct at all despite her ancestry. Mind you, as she lives with 4 cats she wouldn't have much luck with herding them in any case.

Sorry for the delay in replying, we drove back up to Scotland from London yesterday and with stops to water Cara and ourselves it took ten and a half hours so just getting back to normal now!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6075991 - 09/11/13 10:21 PM Attachment (90 downloads)

"It was big, shiny chrome, it looked like a '65 Studebaker hubcap only bigger than that barn over there. I saw it in this scope."
"Ok Robert, I think that just about does it, thanks.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6089540 - 09/19/13 08:50 AM

The project has started... Cave Astrola 10" Cassegrain F/16 Portable which seems to be in great shape. Mirror has not been removed and the edge is not visible. Astro Lab boxes are being checked out and I think a few eye pieces and diagonal are missing. Hope there are still some folks out there who can assist with questions and problems. I have corresponded with Tom at who is a great resource. Very excited to begin the restoration of Cave Cassy... Bob

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: REK]
      #6089610 - 09/19/13 09:46 AM

Bob, can you post a new thread with pics? Los of pics?

I've got one of these, as does Tom ("Turk"). His thread about his restoration is on page 1 here, as it's currently active.

Mine is just the OTA, but I show it apart, as well:

1965 Cave 10" DK OTA

Here's a pic of it on my Tak NJP mount:



-Tim.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
      #6095265 - 09/22/13 03:48 PM Attachment (70 downloads)

Here is my Super Polaris mounting with a Great Polaris C102 4"f10 achromat. Normally a SP-C102F 4"f9 apochromat belongs on the SP and this GP belongs on a Great Polaris. The Super Polaris has a drive and the GP doesn't so I'm using the SP and I'd forgotten how much purple the achromat shows over the apochromat so I have the GP on the SP for the time being.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
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Recently restored 8-inch Criterion Custom Deluxe Dynascope, 1972 (I'm the second owner of this scope); restoration by Chuck Hards.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Rich Tenney]
      #6095810 - 09/22/13 09:25 PM

I like green but...........geez louise boy that is better than nice! Mike

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6095818 - 09/22/13 09:28 PM

Quote:

Here is my Super Polaris mounting with a Great Polaris C102 4"f10 achromat. Normally a SP-C102F 4"f9 apochromat belongs on the SP and this GP belongs on a Great Polaris. The Super Polaris has a drive and the GP doesn't so I'm using the SP and I'd forgotten how much purple the achromat shows over the apochromat so I have the GP on the SP for the time being.


Robert it sure is nice that some guys like you post by the rules! Congratulations. Mike

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Rich Tenney]
      #6096420 - 09/23/13 09:02 AM

I really like the green color.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
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Around and around I go, where I stop I don't know.
Last night it was a 80mm refractor. The night before that it was my home made 92mm triplet, before that one was a 10" newt.
I just brought out my C5. This is the reintroduced C5, remember Celestron stopped making the C5 for a while.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
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From left to right: My Coulter Odyssey Compact 10.1" dob, me and my friend Vinnie. Vinnie lived on a hilltop in West Sand Lake, NY where the skies were very dark. Unfortunately, on the weekend of the 1992 Perseid meteor shower, they were also very cloudy. We spent most of the weekend watching his neighbor mow his lawn.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6120682 - 10/06/13 02:15 PM

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This is the reintroduced C5, remember Celestron stopped making the C5 for a while.




I've got to get my C5 collimated, up and running. Looks great!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Chuck Hards]
      #6121300 - 10/06/13 08:59 PM

I find myself grabbing that second generation C5 more and more often.
Celestron calls it a "spotter" and I use it with my Unistar alt-az which makes it a really nice set up.
It is a optical marvel.

Robert


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6131030 - 10/11/13 12:42 PM

I agree, I like my orange C5 very much, it's an ideal balance between aperture and portability.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Rich Tenney]
      #6134161 - 10/13/13 01:02 AM

I very much like the retro green look of this Dynascope. Uber cool.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: crazyqban]
      #6134172 - 10/13/13 01:15 AM

Yes the green Dynascope is absolutely the coolest looking scope.
I can't believe how perfect that color is for it.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6136926 - 10/14/13 12:59 PM

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).



-Tim.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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Me and my old C8, sold years ago. Just found the most recent owner on CN. Hey Ken!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: seeindoubles]
      #6144127 - 10/18/13 01:49 AM

Cool! Another tricolor!

-Tim.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
      #6144995 - 10/18/13 02:29 PM

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Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).
-Tim.




Are you sure that's not Santa, leaving it under the Christmas tree?


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Chuck Hards]
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Quote:

Quote:

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).
-Tim.




Are you sure that's not Santa, leaving it under the Christmas tree?




No, I'm not!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6145646 - 10/18/13 09:26 PM Attachment (81 downloads)

Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: RobertED]
      #6145835 - 10/18/13 11:22 PM

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Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.




I started out with nearly the same one from Wards. Worked half the Summer to afford it.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: seeindoubles]
      #6145915 - 10/19/13 12:39 AM

Great Memories ! Reminds me of Mel and I during the early years of the Vega Observatory ! Our main scopes during that time were Jason Model # 311 60mm Constellations.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
      #6146758 - 10/19/13 02:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Me, inspecting the guts of the drive on the Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur mount (1970).
-Tim.




Are you sure that's not Santa, leaving it under the Christmas tree?




No, I'm not!




I miss my own beard. Had to trim it way back in order to wear a half-face respirator if I wanted to use the paint booths at the plant. I'm now reduced to a white goatee. Not Santa, more like Colonel Sanders.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: RobertED]
      #6146974 - 10/19/13 04:10 PM

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Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.




I am going to take a wild guess and say it was a Christmas present and it was too cold to go outside?


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6148843 - 10/20/13 06:23 PM

Hi Mel.. how you doing??

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: akman1955]
      #6150486 - 10/21/13 07:51 PM

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Hi Mel.. how you doing??




Hi John!

I am doing well, my friend! How about with you. Shoot me a PM, so we don't get too far off topic. But, on topic, I have to post a photo of me with my 6" f/10 (if I have not already).

Take care, Mel


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: RobertED]
      #6151002 - 10/22/13 02:04 AM

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Me and my SEARS 2.4 in altazimuth refractor from 1972.




As Gary pointed out. Your photo truly reminds us of the days when we had our Jason 311 60/700 refractors. And it just so happens that it was in the same year, 1972! Awesome memories restored, Robert!


Thanks,

Mel


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6162023 - 10/28/13 08:41 AM Attachment (68 downloads)

Tasco 99vr. Made in Japan

Edited by mattyfatz (10/28/13 08:42 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6204036 - 11/19/13 03:46 PM

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Yes the green Dynascope is absolutely the coolest looking scope.
I can't believe how perfect that color is for it.

Robert




Absolutely. And it goes great with guacamole.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Larry Geary]
      #6241969 - 12/09/13 02:29 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

Me and the Dörr Danubia 120mm F8.7 Refractor, Catch the Sun

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Lindberg]
      #6259548 - 12/18/13 07:29 AM

Voilà from Italy my classic combo: Polarex Unitron 102/1500 on a dark, old "lady" (Vixen Saturn)

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
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sorry, trouble with pic...

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
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and then, more classic (professional) scope: the venerable 22 cm Merz by Brera Observatory and Schiaparelli used

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
      #6259568 - 12/18/13 07:44 AM Attachment (39 downloads)

the tube and the mount

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
      #6259574 - 12/18/13 07:48 AM Attachment (44 downloads)

with another classic icon: the venerable Merz 49 cm by Schiaparelli...

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
      #6264384 - 12/20/13 08:05 PM

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Voilà from Italy my classic combo: Polarex Unitron 102/1500 on a dark, old "lady" (Vixen Saturn)




That Vixen Saturn is a beautiful mount. I have the same mount with the Celestron C100E and it's a fantastic combination.

Bill

Edited by kansas skies (12/21/13 09:44 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
      #6264934 - 12/21/13 08:49 AM

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with another classic icon: the venerable Merz 49 cm by Schiaparelli...




Wow, nice! Did you find it at a garage sale?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Jeff B]
      #6265407 - 12/21/13 02:32 PM

I've always wondered what all of those knobs do. I'm sure one is RA slow-mo and perhaps another Dec...but the others?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: vins1960]
      #6282718 - 12/31/13 03:27 AM

Quote:

sorry, trouble with pic...




Hey vins1960,

I love the optical illusion you did in making the 102mm scope look bigger than it truly is! In any case, I truly love your scope!


Thanks for sharing!

Mel


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
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I bought my first telescope (Instru-Scope 80mm f/15) brand new in the year 1984. It has a circle T on the sign, so I think it is made By Towa, Japan.

Edited by Martti (01/02/14 06:30 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Martti]
      #6287072 - 01/02/14 08:46 AM

Welcome to the Classic Forum Martti, and Congrats on the Classic Scope. Might want to start a thread on her and give us your thoughts on how well it works..
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
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Hi all, It's my first time on CN. I want to show you my baby, a 150/2250 refractor wich has been designed to accomodate two objective lenses, a rare and prestigious Zeiss AS 150/2250 and a more "common" D&G 152 f/15. They are both superb as visual planetary peformers. The tube has been realized in two parts by a local producer, they can be devided for easier stocking and/or transportation.
clear skies
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: re vega]
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Another picture

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: re vega]
      #6287346 - 01/02/14 11:21 AM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights......and nice scope!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #6288201 - 01/02/14 06:14 PM

Quote:

Welcome to the Classic Forum Martti, and Congrats on the Classic Scope. Might want to start a thread on her and give us your thoughts on how well it works..
Clint




Thank You very much, Clint! I have to think about that thread...

Edited by Martti (01/02/14 06:18 PM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #6288498 - 01/02/14 09:09 PM

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Welcome to Cloudy Nights......and nice scope!


I agree ! A REALLY nice scope!!!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: ngc2289]
      #6288691 - 01/02/14 10:50 PM

Why can't posters read the thread's complete title. It says YOU and your classic! Mike

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: mikey cee]
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Why can't posters read the thread's complete title. It says YOU and your classic! Mike




Yeah!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Datapanic]
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Hi there!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
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Be Warm, my Friends!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
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Hi there!




All right.. What is that?


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: mikey cee]
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Sorry Mike, you're right. Here is a picture of me when I owned an APQ130/1000
Clear skies
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6289053 - 01/03/14 05:50 AM

Looks like you lost an eye and a wheel. All in the same accident?
Nice scope !


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6289302 - 01/03/14 10:15 AM

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Hi there!


|Hey Robert looks like ya' gots some eye relief issues with that 3mm there! Mike

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6289329 - 01/03/14 10:35 AM

Love the scope Robert. Is that a 6 inch F12? I'm building one this spring. I have everything but the tube and the rings. I'm gonna have a riveted tube made at a sheet metal shop.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6289362 - 01/03/14 10:52 AM

They tell me at work we are not suppose to play on ladders so here I am playing on a ladder.
I'm not missing a wheel I have blocked the down hill leg up a little rather than screw the jacks out. That mount is so heavy and superb it doesn't notice the soda straw on it.
The soda straw is a 6"f12.64
The mirror came from eby and is scribed ALLEN on the back that is all I know about it other than its very old Pyrex.

Robert


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6291096 - 01/04/14 04:49 AM Attachment (36 downloads)

Hi I have a Tak FS 128 and i also found a celestron C102F all mounted on a non classic mount.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: melinda fry]
      #6291143 - 01/04/14 06:00 AM

Very nice setup Melinda. Is that on wheels?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6293092 - 01/05/14 01:03 AM

Hi Guy

Not yet, will be doing that soon.

Edited by melinda fry (01/05/14 01:05 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: photiost]
      #6298725 - 01/07/14 07:33 PM

That's a great color on the Tasco. Out of curiosity, what are the metal plates on the objective side of the clamshell for?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: photiost]
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Post your pictures somewhere else down below. This thread is for those who want to participate according to the OP's request. Mike

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ok Mike all posts deleted.



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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: melinda fry]
      #6301842 - 01/09/14 11:31 AM

Guys sorry for delay in answer:
Bill, post a pic of your combo (Saturn mount & Celestron C100E tube please.
Jeff, the Merz Repsold is currently based on the Arassa lab (www.arass-brera.org)will see in next future...
Michael, the others knobs are for manage a complex prismatic sistem to read the graduate circle.
Mel, thank you too.
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: dawsonian2000]
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my older meade lx10 with a intelliscope locator installed on it.

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my older meade lx10 with a intelliscope locator installed on it.




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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: mikey cee]
      #6316316 - 01/16/14 11:41 AM

Mike, deep breath and just let it go.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: SDStargazer]
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Me and 12.5"

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: youngamateur42]
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Me and 12.5"




How did you get you and that heavy telescope to stick to the wall??


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: turk123]
      #6316962 - 01/16/14 05:03 PM

I was going to ask something similar: "You need to set the polar axis to 0° latitude, since you live at the equator."

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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If a 23 year old scope qualifies......here is a photo of my AstroPhysics Star12ED on a new Celestron AVX mount.

For a report on how they function together, see this -
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6315492/page...

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarrySimon615]
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My neighbor thought I was drilling for oil in my front yard but no its just my Unitron 4 inch and Edmund Extra-Heavy-Duty

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Quote:

Quote:

Me and 12.5"




How did you get you and that heavy telescope to stick to the wall??




it's fixed


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And the RV-6

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
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Here is a picture on me about 45 years (and pounds) ago with my Sears 60mm EQ with electric drive motor. Sorry to say I no longer have this scope but it was good enough to keep me interested. I watched comet Bennett in 1970 with it.

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      #6317734 - 01/17/14 12:29 AM

John:

So you must have been compared to Chip from My Three Sons at that age too?

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The Cave 12.5" f/7 Model D Transportable Observatory relegated to the back of the garage to make room for a couch my daughter "handed up" to us. It needed to go in the other garage until I build a place to put it at Cosmic Acres

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Too:

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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An awesome Cave in a man Cave. Doesn't get any better than that.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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Great pics, Tim. I miss my man cave.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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Tim,
You need to back that camera off a bit. Using my 20" monitor you made me spill my coffee...


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My collection of various vintage telescopes it keeps on growing

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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Too:




It's a beut! Now let's have a shot of the vintage vehicle.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
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My collection of various vintage telescopes it keeps on growing




Very nice collection, neighbor! (I live next town over).


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Three 40's.

Royal Astro 40mm R-41
1956 Asahi Jupiter 40mm
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Jeff B]
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Quote:

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Too:




It's a beut! Now let's have a shot of the vintage vehicle.




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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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I have used it to haul telescopes!!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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I have used it to haul telescopes!!




Of course, they were classic telescopes you were hauling. I love it!!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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now timmy is a bad boy:) BUT I like it Here is my classic scope

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: tim53]
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I thought Santa lived at North Pole, Alaska... not California

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well I posted some of my scope I figured I might as well come clean and post the rest

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last one

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
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holy cow.. you need help like me Nice collection of vintage scopes!!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
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That guy knocking at your door is Fred.....aka "amicus sidera".

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: clintwhitman]
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Tim,
You need to back that camera off a bit. Using my 20" monitor you made me spill my coffee...




My arm was at full extension!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: akman1955]
      #6325840 - 01/21/14 10:15 AM

I had to resort to coming up with a Idea to make some room to save space, so the wall mounting the OTA was the answer.I have several of the Sears type Discovery 80mm 1200mm f/l scope, so the tripods stay in the boxes and I keep one mount free for most of the 80mm and one for the 90mm looks like I may have to start putting more hooks on the other wall.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
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Glowy told me he has a new scope and I can have back the old one. He wanted me to post him and his classic.
Glowy at the helm of his old starship:


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And the new. Engage!

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Its my Edmund Scientific 4"f15. I was paying a lot of attention to it, changing the mount and a few things so Glowy thought he would just claim it as his. I don't have a drive on this mount so nothing to engage (he hasn't noticed yet).

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6331493 - 01/23/14 09:18 PM

nice! I like glowy ..he is smart and oh telescope too

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6331508 - 01/23/14 09:27 PM

Bob,how'd you get glowy to stand up on your scope? Great scopes guys and thanks for posting! Again if you can , please post a pic with you in it with your classic scope. Dont be shy! Love this thread!! G

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6331534 - 01/23/14 09:46 PM

He's just balancing there, but that is about maximum angle of elevation for him! Glowy and I go way back. I can charge him up with a light bulb and he glows all night.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
      #6346061 - 01/30/14 09:22 PM

Holy cow!....now that's a collection!....thanks for posting....I now have the ammo to show my wife and say "see, I'm not the only one, and i'm not nearly as bad as that guy"

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: TexasSky]
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Here's my 1980 diecast with 5.5" Schmidt piggybacked and C90 droped down opposite. Nikon F2 with DW finder

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: nexstar11]
      #6372338 - 02/12/14 01:24 PM

Hi Lev. Welcome to the Classic Telescope forum.

Very cool rig you have there.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: PiSigma]
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Me and my early Unitron #152 (4 inch F15).

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6376321 - 02/14/14 03:21 PM

UUUh OOOh! Terra has got the dreaded Unitron collecting sickness No known cure untill death. and you can only treat it by buying more unitrons

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: akman1955]
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6377347 - 02/15/14 08:38 AM

Very nice Terra. I am curious if you have more scopes than corners of rooms?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6377602 - 02/15/14 11:44 AM

I have twelve classic long focus refractors Guy, with six on display. I have the scope of my dreams in each class, 60mm, 76mm and 102mm, including my all time Holy Grail of telescopes. All my classics periodically rotated from display into use. My collection is complete as are my available corners.

In fact, I have a rule now. One comes, one goes. My 4 inch Unitron came and my orange tube C8 went. It's the only way to keep a manageable and meaningful collection IMHO.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
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Lately I've been observing Jupiter and with my RV-6 which does a fantastic job with winter conditions. This morning after thinking about it I've decided to bring out the ALLENscope.
You classic people really should try out a long newt they are very interesting. The ALLEN mirror in this one is from a time when these long focal length newts were popular back in the old days when amateurs did a lot more planetary solar system observing.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6377901 - 02/15/14 02:44 PM

That's cool Robert, it is an F12? I have the optics waiting to build a 6 inch F10. I remember thinking about building a 6 inch F12 back in the day after I built my 6 inch F4.5. I used Thompson's "Making Your Own Telescope" as my guide and he mentioned making an F12 planetary Newt.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6377937 - 02/15/14 03:11 PM

Its 12.8, 1921mm focal length. There was a time when these mirrors could be purchased commercially made. This one though is amateur made as far as I know. All I know about it is I won it on ebay years ago, it has scribed ALLEN on the back, and a Clausing Beral coating sticker.
I've had lots of fun experimenting and trying out ideas with this mirror and learned a lot about the old ways. The old amateurs were a very smart bunch, lots of great ideas back then were used that have fallen out of favor or forgotten but all the information is recorded in history and old books and photos, etc.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6378185 - 02/15/14 05:40 PM

For a moment there Gerald, I thought you were Wilson of Home Improvement standing behind those Unitrons....

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: gelkin]
      #6378227 - 02/15/14 06:01 PM

Hey! I bought a Unitron from the guy hiding back there!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: GoodAsh]
      #6378276 - 02/15/14 06:27 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Love the long Newt Robert. Back in the day, at least in Fresno, all the homemade scopes were F/10+. This is 1950's and 60's. My grandpa's first telescope he ever made was a 6" F/12. A little later he made a 4.25" F/12, which he still has. One of his mentors, Jackson Carle, had an 8" F/12 Newtonian. My grandpa and his friends would go down to see Glynn Reavis, who made the finest most stable mountings I had ever seen. They would all go down there to his house and grind mirrors. Mr. Reavis would set up oil barrels for grinding mirrors. He actually had a class there. Had a focault tester, access to water, etc. The scope in the attached photo is the 4.25" F/12, mount was made by Mr. Reavis. Taken by me 2 weeks ago.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6378296 - 02/15/14 06:40 PM

Terra, I don't think you'll have any regrets when your 6" F/10 when it is finally born. I doubt you'll see much difference between the star images in it and your 4" F/15.

I made mine about five years ago ... took a very long time, as I continually over-corrected the parabola. Hard to believe just a couple of strokes can take you too far. The upside though, was that in the process the surface became extremely smooth. And as I mentioned previously, very refractor-like star images.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: youngamateur42]
      #6378306 - 02/15/14 06:46 PM

Very cool scope and mount Justin. It must be wonderful to have it in the family after all the years that have gone by.
I love the short tripods they used back then it gives the scopes such a fifties style, and especially the silver too, very neat scope.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: youngamateur42]
      #6378335 - 02/15/14 07:02 PM

That is a really GREAT scope!!!!!!!!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: ngc2289]
      #6378339 - 02/15/14 07:03 PM

I posted a whole buncha pictures of pictures of it in the ATM forum, have a look.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
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I have twelve classic long focus refractors Guy, with six on display. I have the scope of my dreams in each class, 60mm, 76mm and 102mm, including my all time Holy Grail of telescopes. All my classics periodically rotated from display into use. My collection is complete as are my available corners.

In fact, I have a rule now. One comes, one goes. My 4 inch Unitron came and my orange tube C8 went. It's the only way to keep a manageable and meaningful collection IMHO.





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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: gelkin]
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Gerald.. I have one of those on this


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: akman1955]
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Snow melt in the yonder Cascade mountains and rainfall flood the valley, its a normal occurrence here. I have been enjoying particularly good astronomy lately like the E star in the Trapezium and 3 Plato craterlets. It might be the mass of water giving me a more stable air or its probably the ultra excellent Edmund Scientific 6" reflector shown here.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6420577 - 03/22/14 04:06 AM

Great shot Robert! Seeing the e in the trap is always a good sign!
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6422641 - 03/22/14 02:45 PM

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Lately I've been observing Jupiter and with my RV-6 which does a fantastic job with winter conditions. This morning after thinking about it I've decided to bring out the ALLENscope.
You classic people really should try out a long newt they are very interesting. The ALLEN mirror in this one is from a time when these long focal length newts were popular back in the old days when amateurs did a lot more planetary solar system observing.




That's an interesting pier mount you have there. Does he stand still enough for you to observe the night skies well?



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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: RacerX69]
      #6423033 - 03/22/14 04:20 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

Yes he's Alt-azimuth and runs on icecream.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6423392 - 03/22/14 07:58 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

My two Unitrons: a Model 114 in the background and a Model 152, which is now on a Universal Astronomics Unistar mount, in the foreground.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: combatdad]
      #6423646 - 03/22/14 11:00 PM

Very nice scopes. I really like the 114 mount. It's simple and a joy to use. Are those walls painted with Roycroft Copper Red?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6424154 - 03/23/14 06:19 AM

Can't recall the red; my spouse is the interior designer in the family! By the way, I'm retired USAF also. That 114, which I purchased in 1958 when I was 10, traveled with me to American Samoa, Australian, Japan, and Guam...some very nice observing.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: combatdad]
      #6424327 - 03/23/14 10:14 AM

You were one lucky ten-year old to have had such a great scope, plus all those great observing sites. Some of the best observing I've ever had was when I was stationed in Europe in the early 70's.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6424509 - 03/23/14 12:20 PM

Don't want to hog this thread, but paid for half that scope with money earned from my paper route which I started working when I was 9. The 114 cost $125 at the time. I also started taking astronomy courses at the Buhl Planetarium (now called the Buhl Science Center) in Pittsburgh, PA as an alternative to taking piano lessons!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6424998 - 03/23/14 04:36 PM

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Yes he's Alt-azimuth and runs on icecream.




Brilliant picture Robert!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6425125 - 03/23/14 06:03 PM

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Yes he's Alt-azimuth and runs on icecream.




That's pretty cool. But I bet the fuel costs can get steep when there is plenty of clear skies and time to take advantage of them.

Oh, and that is a neat telescope too!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: RacerX69]
      #6425331 - 03/23/14 08:23 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

Heres the mount for it, a Edmund Extra Heavy Duty.
In this picture I have a Optical Craftsmen 8"f6 on it and its sitting in my driveway as we speak.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6425923 - 03/24/14 05:11 AM Attachment (13 downloads)

Heres a picture of my 3 1/2" reflector telescope

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6425989 - 03/24/14 07:23 AM

Hmmmm, we now know why the chicken crossed the road!

Edited by Compressorguy (03/24/14 07:33 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Compressorguy]
      #6426005 - 03/24/14 07:36 AM

It was to get a ...............peck! through the classic scope.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
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Chickens prefer reflectors. Go figure...

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: CharlieB]
      #6426252 - 03/24/14 10:36 AM

That is the neatest coolest equatorial with the 3-1/2" reflector.

I was using a Edmund kellner with plenty of eye relief and trying to teach the chicken to look through the eyepiece, the chicken has no interest. You would think an animal as intelligent as a chicken would.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6426999 - 03/24/14 05:35 PM

You just can't tell with chickens!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6427065 - 03/24/14 06:27 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Me and Dynamax 8, probably taken in 1981 shortly after I got the 'scope..............
(Apologies for the poor quality - scanned from an old slide)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
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..............and scroll forward some 30 odd years and......

Me and my Dynamax taken yesterday in same location although the rose bed is long since gone.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6427145 - 03/24/14 07:25 PM

That was interesting. How many dogs have made the 30 plus year journey with you and your telescope?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6427982 - 03/25/14 08:20 AM

James
You and the Dynamax don't look 30+yrs. older!
I love the clever attention to details!
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Bill Griffith]
      #6428237 - 03/25/14 11:03 AM

Great pictures James!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6428705 - 03/25/14 03:56 PM

If only, Barry! A few canine friends have, alas, been and gone since I got the D8.

Thanks Roberto and Robert.

Thanks Bill, I decided to not go as far as reinstating the rose bed though! I fear that on close inspection the Dynamax has weathered the years better than me!

Edited by Masvingo (03/25/14 04:08 PM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6428822 - 03/25/14 05:37 PM

All of the photos are a treat, but my hat's off to James for the then & now pictures!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6431095 - 03/26/14 08:10 PM

Two Inseparable Friends!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: ams]
      #6431128 - 03/26/14 08:28 PM

The now and then photos are great!! Both the scope and the man have been very well preserved!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: rcwolpert]
      #6431865 - 03/27/14 08:33 AM

Legs of scope have remained thin!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: R Botero]
      #6432280 - 03/27/14 12:59 PM

Great pictures James. From a handsome lad to a handsome man. And a handsome telescope as well.

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: R Botero]
      #6433935 - 03/28/14 09:24 AM

Roberto, it's the middle I'm more worried about!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6433937 - 03/28/14 09:26 AM

Thanks for your kind words, Terra.

My D8 says thanks as well!


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: rcwolpert]
      #6433939 - 03/28/14 09:28 AM

Thanks JW, Alberto and Bob!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Masvingo]
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My Pentax 75 EDHF

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: SpaceApe]
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Beautiful scope.

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Berry & Mackay of Aberdeen 3.25 " F15 refractor c1870

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Easter nights! new [Re: Kunama]
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For once we're having a spell of good weather over Easter. Here's a shot from last night (Good Friday) with my Dynamax 8 and Eikow made SNS (77mm f=910mm). The D8 is watching Jupiter which is just visible at the top of the picture and the SNS is aimed at Mars. Midway between Jupiter and the top of the tree Alhena (Gamma Geminorum) can just be made out and continuing down, Beetlejuice (Betelgeuse) can be seen hiding amongst the branches.

The picture also shows the drawback of having a main road, with street lights, running along the (east) boundary of the garden - at least if I write down a list of coordinates for objects to look at I can read it without a torch! My expression is the result of trying to stay still for the 15 second exposure!

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Re: Easter nights! new [Re: Masvingo]
      #6475175 - 04/19/14 09:42 AM

If I were to take a 15 second exposure from my yard, it would be all white!

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