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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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UncleMossy
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Reged: 02/08/12

Loc: Downtown Toronto
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5750441 - 03/22/13 07:25 PM

Wow.

I love looking at all of the wonderful pictures of your beautiful equipment.
As an outsider to the world of refractors it really would help me if all the scopes were fully identified.
Captions like "Look what I just got" or "Here's my baby" aren't allowing me to drool properly.
Names of scopes (and mounts) would be very useful information for me to flesh out my telescope fantasies.
Thanks to everyone for showing off their stuff and please keep the pictures coming.

Cheers
Jim


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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: UncleMossy]
      #5751219 - 03/23/13 05:30 AM

> It's from hitting a deer on a motorcycle at 65mph

He had no right to be driving, much less a motorcycle. Good luck braking with no thumbs.


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joelimite
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5751494 - 03/23/13 10:21 AM

Quote:

> It's from hitting a deer on a motorcycle at 65mph

He had no right to be driving, much less a motorcycle. Good lake braking with no thumbs.





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AlexxxAA
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Reged: 01/06/12

Loc: Downey, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: joelimite]
      #5751531 - 03/23/13 10:47 AM Attachment (60 downloads)

Hi guys. Here is my new ES AR152! My first large refractor. This is a compilation my wife did for me really quick since she loved our new baby so much

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ngc2289
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: AlexxxAA]
      #5751545 - 03/23/13 10:55 AM

You should change your name from AlexxxAA to ES Fanatic.

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ngc2289
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: AlexxxAA]
      #5751557 - 03/23/13 11:00 AM

NICE scope, GOOD pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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EdTheEdge
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/10/09

Loc: Lomita, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5751602 - 03/23/13 11:20 AM

Looks like a fine scope Alex! Enjoy!

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AlexxxAA
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Reged: 01/06/12

Loc: Downey, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #5751661 - 03/23/13 11:38 AM

Thanks guys!
Yea if i ever get more equipment than what i have now, its most likely going to be ES lol


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Tank
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/27/09

Loc: Stoney Creek, Ontario, CANADA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5754253 - 03/24/13 03:08 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

Black Beauty Brandon 80mm 500mm F6.25 APO

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Tank
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/27/09

Loc: Stoney Creek, Ontario, CANADA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Tank]
      #5754258 - 03/24/13 03:10 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

pic 2

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Tank
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Reged: 07/27/09

Loc: Stoney Creek, Ontario, CANADA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Tank]
      #5754260 - 03/24/13 03:11 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

pic 3

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MarcF650R
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Reged: 02/25/09

Loc: Mississauga, Ontario
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Tank]
      #5754341 - 03/24/13 03:51 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

My ES127ED on a beefed up Super Polaris Mount for some Earth Hour outreach and observing.

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Don Taylor
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Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: MarcF650R]
      #5754488 - 03/24/13 05:11 PM

Here's my Grab-N-Go Project:

It's a repurposed Astro-Physics 80mm x 900mm achromatic guide scope (Mechanicals by Nihon-Seiko) on a beef-ed up Porta II mount. The finder attaches to the dovetail which allows me to use it with other OTAs on the same mount.
Now if last night's snow would just melt.....




Edited by Don Taylor (03/24/13 06:58 PM)


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AstroSteve
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 08/17/04

Loc: Kissimmee, Florida
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mapk]
      #5757337 - 03/26/13 01:07 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

My visual scope aka garage grab & go scope...

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Mauikj
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Reged: 06/08/08

Loc: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: UncleMossy]
      #5757472 - 03/26/13 03:29 AM Attachment (42 downloads)

Here is my Tak TOA130 on an IEQ45 mount

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t.r.
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mauikj]
      #5757627 - 03/26/13 07:43 AM

Tank, is that "thee" coveted apo version of the Brandon? Looks sweet, always wanted one...

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Tank
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/27/09

Loc: Stoney Creek, Ontario, CANADA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: t.r.]
      #5757878 - 03/26/13 10:26 AM

t.r.
Im not really sure if its "thee" coveted version
What i can say is i just had a few good nights with it to assess it. I have heard conflicting reports on this scope some same its a true APO some say its a Achro some say it performs like a doublet.
This version i have has not be tampered with a i can say from my view its a very nice. At 50x per inch it works at ease 160x mag. even at 200x 63x per inch it works great!
I will tell it like it is about the CA, have had a few smaller achros/ED doublet and looked thru a few APOs, I can say its most likely a older triplet APO.
At 200x on the moon there is virtualy no CA and when looking at Jupiter there is a bit of CA but more a slight burgendy/green depending on the in and out focus. There are no purple halos!
So i think its a OLD triplet with old glass and is not a triplet by todays standards and acts more like a doublet
Being picky about CA i can say that this scope is more than acceptable.
I picked it up mainly for a traveller scope and i think it will be a great travelling partner easily mounted on a tripod


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t.r.
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Tank]
      #5757890 - 03/26/13 10:32 AM

Looks like you have a fine sample there. Enjoy!

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ScottAz
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Reged: 02/06/05

Loc: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Mauikj]
      #5758860 - 03/26/13 06:51 PM

Great looking Tak! (And mount!).

Really cool to see a GEM set at -- what? -- 20 degrees or so.... I'd love to get back that way with a fine scope and look South! Thanks!


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coopman
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: South Louisiana
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ScottAz]
      #5758916 - 03/26/13 07:17 PM

WOW, I'm having Tak Envy.

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