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RA-DEC
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Reged: 11/15/06

Loc: Pasadena, Maryland
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5158192 - 04/05/12 07:53 PM

Nice James!

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Chassetter
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Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5158202 - 04/05/12 08:00 PM

awwww yeah!!!

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iceblaze
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Reged: 10/15/11

Loc: 33.9° N, 118.4° W Lawndale, ...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Chassetter]
      #5158297 - 04/05/12 09:11 PM Attachment (176 downloads)

Thanks guys!

Here's one more pic showing the powder coat job a lot better


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Preston Smith
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5158466 - 04/05/12 11:54 PM Attachment (148 downloads)

Here's my highly modified 76mm Tasco 10TE (Made by Astro Optical, Tokyo) in the 1960s

I made the 50mm finder.


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Preston Smith
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5158468 - 04/05/12 11:57 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

Other Side:

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Preston Smith
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5158472 - 04/06/12 12:00 AM Attachment (153 downloads)

Solar observing the good old fashioned way:

I don't need no stinkin' filters!


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Preston Smith
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5158476 - 04/06/12 12:02 AM Attachment (134 downloads)

The young troops on the base really enjoyed checking out the sunspots:

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Bob Andersson
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Reged: 03/28/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: timwetherell]
      #5158634 - 04/06/12 05:27 AM

Thanks Tim. Nothing like cranking up the vibrance to hide the damage a couple of dogs can do to a lawn over the winter months!

Bob.


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rushintuit
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Reged: 04/01/06

Loc: Farpoint Observatory
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5158862 - 04/06/12 09:54 AM

Great coloration!

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Preston Smith
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: rushintuit]
      #5158972 - 04/06/12 10:59 AM

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Great coloration!




Thanks! I live near a powder coating shop so it's always tempting to get something with an unusual color.

They do take mail orders! Here's the link:

Bonehead Performance Powder Coating


(WARNING: this is a dangerous link! All of those colors will start you thinking...)


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Goodchild
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5159956 - 04/06/12 10:46 PM

Preston, that is a beaut!

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ion
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Bortle Scale 2
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5160117 - 04/07/12 02:10 AM Attachment (151 downloads)

152mm Lunt observing the sun:

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rwiederrich
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Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5160910 - 04/07/12 03:08 PM Attachment (163 downloads)

OK...my homemade 10"f/15 in its OB getting ready for the night. The dew cap is new.

Rob


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rwiederrich
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Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5160939 - 04/07/12 03:28 PM Attachment (132 downloads)

Here is one getting ready for the night. The OB walls are a full 8ft tall and the pier is also 8ft...just for some perspective.

Dew cap still not on....

Rob


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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5160978 - 04/07/12 03:53 PM

Rob, It's gorgeous!
I bet you get some spectacular views.

Steve


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rwiederrich
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Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevew]
      #5160997 - 04/07/12 04:09 PM Attachment (101 downloads)

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Rob, It's gorgeous!
I bet you get some spectacular views.

Steve




Indeed I do Steve..thanks. Brightness and image scale are amazing...and being an f/15 the false color is minimal on planets(Hardly noticable). The moon is fantastic and DSO's are awesome.

Rob


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Nippon
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Reged: 10/22/09

Loc: Central Florida
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5163895 - 04/09/12 05:09 PM Attachment (101 downloads)

Vixen A 105 M achromat

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ion
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Bortle Scale 2
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5165271 - 04/10/12 01:43 PM



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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]
      #5165660 - 04/10/12 06:15 PM

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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.




Today my EON80 arrived. Unfortunately, I have to return the scope as the right coarse-focussing knob has significant play.

I also noticed that when mounted on a Vixen Porta II mount, the finder mount on this scope can not be used (gets in the way of the azimuth control).

Anyone who is using an EON80 on a Portamount and has a solution to this?


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altair1956
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Reged: 07/05/09

Loc: Light polluted central Mass
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: JKoelman]
      #5165768 - 04/10/12 07:55 PM Attachment (123 downloads)

Here's a shot of the Konus Konusky 6" f8 I recently picked up on craigslist as a travel scope. Has the Konus mounting and sits on a meade heavy duty tripod that I had hanging around

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