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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

Loc: Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5498878 - 11/01/12 03:07 AM

Nice setup Zack! Whats your guide scope (brand & size)

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zjc26138
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Shawn H]
      #5499141 - 11/01/12 10:15 AM

Thanks Shawn! It's a Stellarvue 80/9D (80mm). It looks a little different because I thought it was a good idea to paint it. Oh well, live and learn.

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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5499336 - 11/01/12 12:15 PM

That is a sweet-looking set-up, Zack.

- Jim


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zjc26138
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5499450 - 11/01/12 02:44 PM

Thanks Jim! I would like to replace the 80/9D with something shorter like a AT72 or something similar.

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BarrySimon615
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Reged: 03/01/04

Loc: New Orleans, LA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5500618 - 11/02/12 09:50 AM Attachment (96 downloads)

Here's one, the Explore Scientific 127ED Triplet Tube Assembly. It was just received and it will be the top door prize at our 30th Annual Deep South Regional StarGaze to be held next week between 11/7 and 11/11. This scope will be the main giveaway prize on Saturday, 11/10. Plenty of other stuff too including two Explore Scientific 100 degree field 20 mm eyepieces.

AstroGizmos will be in attendance as a vendor.

We still have one motel type room available in the Lodge if anyone is interested in attending. This event is held at the Feliciana Retreat Center about 10 miles north of Clinton, LA (about 50 miles north of Baton Rouge).

Contact me for attendance info.

Barry Simon


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contedracula
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Reged: 10/11/11

Loc: Queens, NYC and Sarasota FL
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5501820 - 11/02/12 11:48 PM Attachment (123 downloads)

My TMB 152mm F/15

Thanks


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iceblaze
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Reged: 10/15/11

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: contedracula]
      #5501915 - 11/03/12 01:46 AM

That's a magnificent scope!

-James


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RolandosCY
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Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Nicosia, Cyprus
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5501964 - 11/03/12 04:57 AM Attachment (93 downloads)

...And these are my two refractor toys: Takahashi FS102 and SkyWatcher (Synta) ED 80... Love them both!

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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: RolandosCY]
      #5502312 - 11/03/12 12:14 PM

Beautiful scopes.

Linda B.


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Tom Godsey
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Reged: 02/17/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Agatha]
      #5503350 - 11/04/12 01:56 AM Attachment (89 downloads)

New 132mm FLT with FT focuser

Edited by Tom Godsey (11/04/12 01:57 AM)


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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: contedracula]
      #5503669 - 11/04/12 09:57 AM

That is a glorious scope. Is it (TMB 152 f/15) a doublet or a triplet?

- Jim


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Pete-LH
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Reged: 03/25/09

Loc: Wilmington, DE
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: contedracula]
      #5504075 - 11/04/12 03:09 PM

Gianluca,
Impressive! It does not look like you have much counterweight there. What is the weight of the OTA?


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Tharsis
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Reged: 10/04/11

Loc: Almería, Spain.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Pete-LH]
      #5504271 - 11/04/12 05:34 PM

My TS 5" f9,5 acro refractor:


Equipo. por Javi berna, en Flickr


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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

Loc: Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: contedracula]
      #5504875 - 11/05/12 02:30 AM

Holy moly Gianluca! That things a beast!!!!

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Grandpa Jim
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Reged: 08/04/12

Loc: GREAT AMERICAN DESERT
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Shawn H]
      #5508353 - 11/07/12 01:17 PM Attachment (72 downloads)

Well........it's taken me MONTHS to bring it all together, but here is my "one & only"
"ES" AR-102, custom hickory tripod legs, and "Unistar Deluxe" mount.
I had to seek out "blems", and do a lot of "hands on" to afford this on a disability pension, but I am VERY proud of the outcome.


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dakota
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Reged: 12/11/11

Loc: SD (God's Country)
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Grandpa Jim]
      #5508376 - 11/07/12 01:34 PM

Jim,

You have every reason to be proud of your gear. Enjoy it to the fullest.


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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: dakota]
      #5509785 - 11/08/12 11:28 AM Attachment (53 downloads)

A friend of mine built this scope with a 5" f5 Jaeger's lens and I have the use of it until I don't need it in which case I'm to donate it to The Springfield Telescope Maker's telescope museum. It's a nice scope with very fine craftsmanship . It has a threaded brass lens cap and a 90 degree prism also made out of brass which has a built in Barlow. Mike is a master machinist and He has won several awards at Stellafane

Norm


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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Tom Godsey]
      #5510310 - 11/08/12 05:33 PM

Quote:

New 132mm FLT with FT focuser



Thats a real beauty! I need to change the focuser of my FLT for one like yours!


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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stmguy]
      #5510562 - 11/08/12 09:10 PM

Quote:

Mike is a master machinist and He has won several awards at Stellafane

Norm




Sounds like a good friend to have.
Nice scope.

Steve


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Mike4242
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Reged: 11/02/11

Loc: Memphis, TN
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevew]
      #5510740 - 11/08/12 10:45 PM








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