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Locoman
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Reged: 03/09/09

Loc: Abilene, Kansas
Re: Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary new [Re: t.r.]
      #5649947 - 01/29/13 09:59 AM

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My new scope that I got for Christmas




Thanks for that pic...I now have a Valentines Day gift for the wife! Perfect rendering of us, my brown hair, her blonde, of course when we were much younger...the scope even looks like the TV Genesis I used to show her her first astronomical sights. Brings back fond memories...hopefully it will for her too! Thanks for posting!




That was a gift from my mother in law. When I opened it my wife was gushing all over it. There were many times when I was in the back yard with my scope and I would call my wife out to look at something through my scope kinda like the Precious Moment figurine. It would make a great Valentines gift for your wife and I'm happy that my posting inspired you!


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Adam Taylor
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Reged: 11/11/10

Loc: Arizona
Re: my new Zeiss 4" F/20 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649957 - 01/29/13 10:03 AM

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my new Zeiss 4" F/20






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NHRob
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary new [Re: t.r.]
      #5650119 - 01/29/13 11:41 AM

I have a great pic also of my wife and I, her holding my TEC-140. I won't give a copy of the pic to her though. She's still *BLEEP* at me for selling the TEC!!

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123456
sage
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Reged: 11/05/06

Loc: mid tenn
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: pbsastro]
      #5651289 - 01/29/13 10:20 PM Attachment (63 downloads)

AR6 on a new sirius mount. i retired the LXD-55 ...

notice the CC bar !


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steve-in-kville
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Reged: 12/24/07

Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary new [Re: Locoman]
      #5652010 - 01/30/13 10:42 AM

Pic of my new Orion Astro 90mm. The lil' guy is trying out my finder scope.... don't think the living room ceiling has a lot to offer.

I've been trying to get oriented with the mount.



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Doug Culbertson
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Re: Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary new [Re: NHRob]
      #5652036 - 01/30/13 10:57 AM

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I have a great pic also of my wife and I, her holding my TEC-140. I won't give a copy of the pic to her though. She's still *BLEEP* at me for selling the TEC!!




I remember that photo! BTW, I don't blame her for being whatever got you bleeped.


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Mark Costello
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Reged: 03/08/05

Loc: Matthews, NC, USA
Re: Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary new [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5652355 - 01/30/13 01:40 PM



That picture of your son takes me back to when I was a 10 year old begging my mom and dad for a telescope.


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BarrySimon615
Pa Bear
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Reged: 03/01/04

Loc: New Orleans, LA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Shawn H]
      #5654003 - 01/31/13 10:18 AM Attachment (73 downloads)

An image of my Frankentron or Unimund, or simply Unitron/Edmund hybrid, call it what you will.

Basically it is an Edmund 76 mm f/11 doublet achromat mounted in a modified (cut-down) Unitron tube assembly with modified Unitron objective cell and shortened tube (with baffles repositioned). Mounted on the Unitron #142 mount.

The original f/16 Unitron objective was scratched and in poor shape (purchased this telescope used). I totally refurbished and went with the shorter f/ratio objective which is quite good. In my mind the 3" f/11 is at least as well corrected as the longer 3" f/16 and I have extensively observed with both.

Barry Simon


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R Botero
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5654048 - 01/31/13 10:40 AM

Simply beautiful Barry!

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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Astro Physics 6" Superplanetary [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5654371 - 01/31/13 01:52 PM

Steve,

Your new Orion 90 is really pretty and I love that your young one is interested.

And Barry, your refurbishing job is beautiful. Nothing like some pretty white refractors. Thanks for the pictures.

Best, Linda B.


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BarrySimon615
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Reged: 03/01/04

Loc: New Orleans, LA
Post a picture of your refractor (Part V) [Re: Agatha]
      #5654441 - 01/31/13 02:35 PM

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Nothing like some pretty white refractors. Thanks for the pictures.

Best, Linda B.




Actually on the Edmund/Unitron hybrid the color is Ivory (by Krylon). Ivory adds a richness and depth to the telescope that white just cannot do.

Barry Simon

Edited by BarrySimon615 (01/31/13 02:37 PM)


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Joel-1793
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Reged: 12/05/10

Loc: New Jersey
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Doug D.]
      #5654649 - 01/31/13 04:38 PM Attachment (118 downloads)

Hi Doug,

Thought that you might enjoy seeing the Traveler on top of its Astro Physics Starfire 178 big bro?


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stevenwav
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Reged: 02/06/12

Loc: New England
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Joel-1793]
      #5655214 - 01/31/13 10:30 PM

Woooowwwzaaa! A dream set up Joel!

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Sean Cunneen
Let Me Think
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Reged: 08/01/07

Loc: Blue Island Illinois
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevenwav]
      #5656189 - 02/01/13 11:35 AM Attachment (72 downloads)

This has been my project scope for the past few months. The objective is a 1946 Brandon 3" f15.3 on an Edmund mount. The focuser is a custome brass focuser from Crawford Machine and the tripod is a Dietzen.

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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5656277 - 02/01/13 12:32 PM

@ mustgoBigger

Superb refractors


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Joel-1793
journeyman


Reged: 12/05/10

Loc: New Jersey
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevenwav]
      #5661259 - 02/04/13 08:14 AM

Thanks Steve, the Traveler looks kinda tiny sitting up there doesn't it? I realized after I mounted it that I couldn't reach it very easily (I am 6' 2") so I put back the AP 80mm guide scope instead and put the Traveler on its own mount.

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Grava T
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Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Joel-1793]
      #5661687 - 02/04/13 12:36 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

My newly acquired Orion/Vixen 102FL Fluorite Apo.

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Agatha
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Grava T]
      #5661895 - 02/04/13 02:24 PM

Michael,

That Orion/Vixen is beautiful...never have seen one before. How old is it?

Have fun with that beauty.

Best, Linda B.


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vinnyc
newbie


Reged: 12/07/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: johnnyha]
      #5662052 - 02/04/13 04:09 PM

This is the istar Perseus 150 f12

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Grava T
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Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Agatha]
      #5662109 - 02/04/13 04:50 PM

Hi Linda,
This scope is from 1990 I think and was made by Vixen for Orion. Still in mint condition. You can see more photos in the thread here in the classic telescopes forum.


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