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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Mike Clemens
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: MarcF650R]
      #5144332 - 03/27/12 05:15 PM

Looks like a Celestron booth : )

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M44
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: zawijava]
      #5144501 - 03/27/12 06:58 PM

Quote:

Quote:

What the heck is the black cubicle with the orange stripe?




I'm curious about that as well...

-Tim




I think it is a dew heater for the tent.


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coutleef
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Reged: 02/21/08

Loc: Saint-Donat, Quebec, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: 2100]
      #5144597 - 03/27/12 08:00 PM

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Explore Scientific AR152 with the 9" extension and Twilight II and some DIY counterweights done with cable ties and Losmandy VW. Oriented it this way to show that there's no issue on clearance. The AR152 is the new model with the longer dewshield.






Where did you purchase your extension from for the twilight mount.


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James Ling
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Reged: 09/18/10

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: coutleef]
      #5146184 - 03/28/12 09:47 PM

Hi ALL.

This is a new outlook of my 8" ISTAR achro , took during last weekend star gazing trip .......

I also have a very short video clip of this 8" acrho....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_ling/7014038587/in/photostream

Regards

James Ling


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James Ling
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: James Ling]
      #5146192 - 03/28/12 09:53 PM Attachment (147 downloads)

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Hi ALL.

This is a new outlook of my 8" ISTAR achro , took during last weekend star gazing trip .......

I also have a very short video clip of this 8" acrho....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_ling/7014038587/in/photostream

Regards

James Ling




Wow.. Sorry... Forgotten the picture....

Regards

james Ling


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: James Ling]
      #5146198 - 03/28/12 09:58 PM

Way cool scope!!!!!!! Love the pattern you put on your OTA!!!!!!

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mikey cee
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: James Ling]
      #5146203 - 03/28/12 10:02 PM Attachment (223 downloads)

Here is my first and last attempt at solar observing with my new Istar. The Seymour Solar filter was a complete bust though. Not good enough quality in the film for even rice granulation. The 10" F/11 R30 can't be topped. Last night I had perfect diffraction rings.... brighter first rings followed outward by ever decreasing in brightness rings. Mike

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timwetherell
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Bob Andersson]
      #5146230 - 03/28/12 10:21 PM

That's a really neat solution Bob! Nice lawn too

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timwetherell
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Reged: 09/03/10

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5146241 - 03/28/12 10:25 PM

wow - the last time I saw anything like that it had a battleship underneath it

that's some serious glass!


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James Ling
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Reged: 09/18/10

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5146263 - 03/28/12 10:45 PM

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Way cool scope!!!!!!! Love the pattern you put on your OTA!!!!!!




Hi Bro....

Thanks for your comment.....

Initially I would like to dismantle the whole scope and send for spray painting in pearl white....
But it seems to be quite troublesome, so I purchased from DIY store, one roll of delco adhesive tape, then I just paste it over.......and if I want to change the design look again, I just need to remove the tape and apply another new one....

REgards

james Ling


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James Ling
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: timwetherell]
      #5146271 - 03/28/12 10:49 PM

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wow - the last time I saw anything like that it had a battleship underneath it

that's some serious glass!




And the piggy back scope is almost the same size as my 8" schro.........

REgards

James


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Dougal
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: James Ling]
      #5147942 - 03/29/12 11:10 PM Attachment (211 downloads)

Cool scopes everyone. Here's my newly acquired grab'n'go solution. An Orion EON 80 on a Portamount II. It's as light as a feather and a joy to use. The Portamount is surprisingly stable even with the stock tripod.

Edited by Dougal (03/29/12 11:10 PM)


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ggalilei
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Reged: 09/01/11

Loc: Kentucky
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Dougal]
      #5147966 - 03/29/12 11:36 PM

That's pretty. I like light and simple and functional.

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JKoelman
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Reged: 05/16/11

Loc: Bangalore, India
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Dougal]
      #5148075 - 03/30/12 12:31 AM

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Cool scopes everyone. Here's my newly acquired grab'n'go solution. An Orion EON 80 on a Portamount II. It's as light as a feather and a joy to use. The Portamount is surprisingly stable even with the stock tripod.




Ordered that little one with the same mount a few days ago. Will ship in the first week of April. Thanks for this sneak preview!


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YouCallEhLee
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Reged: 01/23/12

Loc: Vancouver Island, BC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: JKoelman]
      #5148220 - 03/30/12 02:58 AM

Beautiful portable setup. I need to get one of those porta mounts.

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ggalilei
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Reged: 09/01/11

Loc: Kentucky
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5149351 - 03/30/12 08:09 PM Attachment (170 downloads)

My newly acquired TSA 102, and I can't wait to go outside and play with it.

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Tak North
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Reged: 11/28/07

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ggalilei]
      #5149506 - 03/30/12 10:55 PM

Nice!

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SKYGZR
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Reged: 08/14/09

Loc: Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Tak North]
      #5150566 - 03/31/12 05:45 PM

Preliminary setup, fine tuning the details.







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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) [Re: SKYGZR]
      #5158153 - 04/05/12 07:28 PM Attachment (154 downloads)

Finally got my tube from the powder coaters. It looks absolutely stunning in "bone white", and now my Faworski/Crawmach/Carton 60mm f/16.7 scope is complete!

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iceblaze
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: iceblaze]
      #5158154 - 04/05/12 07:29 PM Attachment (140 downloads)

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