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Mike Clemens
Frozen to Eyepiece
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5621563 - 01/13/13 08:15 PM

Scott... the prettiest of the Stellarvue tubes IMHO, nice setup how long have you had it?

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Scott in NCAdministrator
80mm Refractor Fanatic
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Reged: 03/05/05

Loc: NC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5621578 - 01/13/13 08:21 PM

Thanks, Mike! I've had the Midnight Stardust SV115 TMB/LZOS for a little less than 2 months (not even enough time to give it an adequate workout under the stars, due to a combination of bad weather and other commitments). So far it appears to be a keeper, though!

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Mike Wiles
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: Goodyear, AZ
Explore Scientific ED152CF new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5624372 - 01/15/13 01:06 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

With my real job, and my outreach job at the Mount Lemmon Sky Center placing crazy demands on my time I've barely had time to unbox the telescope and put it on the mount. I looked at a crescent moon in daylight and attached the camera to make sure I could balance with the counterweights that I have available.....beyond that I haven't been able to use the telescope.

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Mike Wiles
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: Goodyear, AZ
Re: Explore Scientific ED152CF new [Re: Mike Wiles]
      #5624380 - 01/15/13 01:09 PM Attachment (82 downloads)

Despite the large size of the OTA, it's a remarkably light instrument. Even with the 4.5 pounds of CCD gear attached to the 3" Feathertouch focuser I was able to achieve balance with just a single 18 pound counterweight. If I add a beefier dovetail plate and rings - which is likely - that may not be enough any longer....but the scope is light.

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Scott in NCAdministrator
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Reged: 03/05/05

Loc: NC
Re: Explore Scientific ED152CF new [Re: Mike Wiles]
      #5624438 - 01/15/13 01:39 PM

Very nice, Mike!

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pambas
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Reged: 11/27/12

Loc: Maryland
AT72ED new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5627108 - 01/16/13 10:03 PM

I can't seem to stop buying parts/accessories. Need to stay of the internet for a few weeks or something.



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Smittty692k4
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Reged: 07/05/11

Loc: East Bernard, TX
Re: AT72ED new [Re: pambas]
      #5627785 - 01/17/13 10:42 AM Attachment (58 downloads)

While not as impressive as most others on here, the ST80 here on the Nexstar SLT mount is the perfect "grab-n-go to work" setup for me. This was taken a while back while I was working on location in south Texas. Gettin paid to observe, very nice.

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Adam Taylor
insignificant bystander
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Reged: 11/11/10

Loc: Arizona
Re: Explore Scientific ED152CF [Re: Mike Wiles]
      #5628079 - 01/17/13 01:17 PM

Mike, I'm looking forward to seeing your masterpieces from this amazing new scope .

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Adam Taylor
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Reged: 11/11/10

Loc: Arizona
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Adam Taylor]
      #5629769 - 01/18/13 11:35 AM Attachment (85 downloads)

Cooling down, and waiting for clouds to pass.

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Doug Culbertson
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Reged: 01/06/05

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Adam Taylor]
      #5629815 - 01/18/13 11:58 AM

Adam, that is one fine looking refractor! Of course, I may be biased.

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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) [Re: Doug Culbertson]
      #5630022 - 01/18/13 02:17 PM

You betcha!

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Doug Culbertson
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Reged: 01/06/05

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: rockethead26]
      #5630037 - 01/18/13 02:40 PM

Dang Jim, I just realized that you and I have pretty much the same kit. BTW, a buddy of mine has a 14.5" Fagin mirror and it is superb. You are fortunate to have one of those!

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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) [Re: Doug Culbertson]
      #5630127 - 01/18/13 03:36 PM

Yeah, but you snuck a 10" XT in there when I wasn't paying attention.

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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: AT72ED [Re: pambas]
      #5630138 - 01/18/13 03:45 PM

Jon,

That AT72 looks great on the CG4

Best, Linda B.


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Junn Chavez
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Reged: 02/24/09

Re: AT72ED [Re: Agatha]
      #5630887 - 01/19/13 12:28 AM Attachment (74 downloads)

Hello to all.

Here's my old TMB 105/650. I upgraded the 2" holder using Astro-Physics' ADA2003 (2" Adapter with 3 Large Screws). I de-anodized the said adapter to match the silver color of my scope.

Clear skies.

Edited by Junn Chavez (01/19/13 12:30 AM)


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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: AT72ED [Re: Junn Chavez]
      #5631361 - 01/19/13 11:17 AM

My Swift 839:



Ant


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pollux
artiste
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Reged: 04/01/04

Loc: Burnaby Canada
Re: Explore Scientific ED152CF [Re: Mike Wiles]
      #5632128 - 01/19/13 07:48 PM

Mike....very impressive looking setup

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Bob Abraham
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Reged: 05/17/05

Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Re: AT72ED [Re: Junn Chavez]
      #5633026 - 01/20/13 11:29 AM

Junn: that is a gorgeous scope!

Bob


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mikey cee
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Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: AT72ED [Re: Spyke]
      #5633292 - 01/20/13 02:01 PM

Spyke I've never seen a mount like that with an apple shaped CW to boot. Cool. Mike

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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: AT72ED [Re: mikey cee]
      #5633682 - 01/20/13 06:00 PM

Quote:

Spyke I've never seen a mount like that with an apple shaped CW to boot. Cool. Mike




I've got the wood tripod legs in the storage crate but they're not sturdy enough imo. The modern aluminium ones make it more usable. Great mount and I like the "cored apple" too!

Ant


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