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James Ling
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Reged: 09/18/10

Loc: Singapore
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: t.r.]
      #5559913 - 12/07/12 08:21 PM Attachment (75 downloads)

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That APM scope looks sweet!




Hi Bro...

Thanks fro your comment...
Yes, the scope looks a whole class of difference , as compared to my C6R F8....

I like this scope very much, simply it come with a carrying handle, so portable , that is very suitable for anyone who is smaller build size or could not handle heavy equipment...

Regards

James Ling


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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: SteveG]
      #5559927 - 12/07/12 08:31 PM Attachment (67 downloads)

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James - is the dew-shield retracted there? I'm curious as to the balance point when the dew shield is fully extended.




Hi Steve...

Yes... The dew-shield is retractable...
I have tested it, and when fully extended, the losmandy dove tail is shifted by about one inch, to balance the OTA...
The scope comes with a long 12" losmandy style dovetail, so there is still plenty distance to shift it....
As for the counterweight, yes, a little, if using the 21 lbs counterweight....
Pls refer to photo showing the fully extended dew shield, and slightly shifted dovetail for the balancing...

Regards

James Ling


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BCNGreyCat
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: James Ling]
      #5559967 - 12/07/12 09:08 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

Here comes mine, TV102 on AYO Mark II.

Edited by BCNGreyCat (12/07/12 09:15 PM)


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BCNGreyCat
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: BCNGreyCat]
      #5559982 - 12/07/12 09:18 PM Attachment (57 downloads)

Closer ...

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rockethead26
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Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: BCNGreyCat]
      #5559985 - 12/07/12 09:22 PM

Love that AYO mount! The scope ain't bad either.

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M13 Observer
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Reged: 12/09/06

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: TG]
      #5560044 - 12/07/12 10:09 PM

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Her Royal Blueness AP 178mm StarFire on a Celestron CGE.




Awesome scope. love that shade of blue!


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cavefrog
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Reged: 11/11/08

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5560278 - 12/08/12 01:16 AM

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Nice use of those acetylene tank bottles there. Clint you're right on when you say the '60's were the likely cut-off point for classic performers. I don't know which is more rare. Your streamlined Tinsley or my Tasco 20TE? For all newbies on board but who are old enough to remember the old ads. Here is my old Tasco from the '60's. Mike




A scope of these dimensions (4" F/15) is what I hope to get next.

but they do not turn up very often
I just may have to find an objective and cell, and build one. got other projects in the way right now though.

Theo


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mikey cee
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Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: cavefrog]
      #5560695 - 12/08/12 11:07 AM

Theo.....for planetary, lunar, and solar a 4" F/15 by any make is hard to go wrong with. Near apo like performance IMHO. Mike

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Jim7728
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5561094 - 12/08/12 03:45 PM Attachment (59 downloads)

An Orion ST-80, just because.

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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Jim7728]
      #5561127 - 12/08/12 04:08 PM

Jim, trust you to under mount your ST80
Love the Sky Surfer red dot by the way!
Steve


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BKBrown
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: Northern Virginia, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevew]
      #5561710 - 12/08/12 11:52 PM Attachment (74 downloads)

I changed the OTA configuration in the observatory today to prepare for some hard core "small bore" planetary imaging. The C11 Edge is getting a break, temporarily replaced with the TEC 140 5.5" APO refractor. Also on board are my SW100ED (an excellent example of its breed!) and AT65EDQ astrograph. This all-refractor line up is an awesome kit that can do a lot of cool things, and it all balanced perfectly on my trusty Atlas mount. Now I just need some decent weather...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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clintwhitman
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Reged: 01/01/07

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: gerfmon]
      #5561871 - 12/09/12 04:42 AM Attachment (79 downloads)

Jerry, Nice rig Cant beat um, Build up..
Mike as always love the fluted Tasco Tail piece!!
Jim Your Orion ST 80!!! Hey that the same scope the Pearl has on it for a finder. I did upgrade it with TAK knobs and visual back. A little paint, this is one of the best finders I have ever found. It will hold a 4mm eyepiece.

Tanveer Your 178 Astro Physics Planetary Cant beat the old Nasa Glass Triplets. Very Classic and rare scope you have.

As for me still working with the only 230mm f10 Nasa Glass Triplet Roland Ever made.. The Pearl... I have been working on and with her for over two years. Big problem with it is this once you have a telescope like this there is no going back.... The thing made finders out of all my other telescopes
(aveman

Edited by clintwhitman (12/09/12 04:55 AM)


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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5561903 - 12/09/12 05:57 AM

Wow!

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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevew]
      #5561991 - 12/09/12 08:31 AM

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Jim, trust you to under mount your ST80
Love the Sky Surfer red dot by the way!
Steve




I did not want to overload the DM-6...too much.

Clint: The ST-80 looks like a fun little scope, more compact than I thought.

Now what's with that multi missile launcher?


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christinam
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Reged: 03/29/07

Loc: Duncan BC Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Jim7728]
      #5562397 - 12/09/12 12:41 PM Attachment (66 downloads)

We have finally put all the bits together and have pictures of our new scopes. Groz's is a FRC300 on an NJP mount (see next post for pic) and mine is a TOA130 which we put on our exsting EQ6 mount.

Edited by christinam (12/09/12 12:54 PM)


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christinam
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Reged: 03/29/07

Loc: Duncan BC Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: christinam]
      #5562400 - 12/09/12 12:42 PM Attachment (64 downloads)

And Groz's new scope.....

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mikey cee
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Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5562425 - 12/09/12 12:59 PM

Hey Clint nice pic. Love those angled views. I have one question what the heck is wrong with that finderscope? It doesn't look like it's going to "find" much that way. Mike

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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) [Re: christinam]
      #5562691 - 12/09/12 03:53 PM

Christina,

Both scopes are beautiful. Makes me drool a little.

You can have your cake and eat it too.

Best, Linda B.


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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Agatha]
      #5562737 - 12/09/12 04:26 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

My humble Antares 1300mm, and 600mm.

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Ducky62
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Reged: 10/31/10

Loc: The ATL
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Sky Muse]
      #5563334 - 12/09/12 11:32 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

This one's outside right now. 80mm/400mm Tasco 10VR. One of the better Halley's Comet merchandising efforts from the good folks at Vixen

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