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nightfisher
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Reged: 11/06/11

Loc: Huddersfield UK
Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5544034 - 11/28/12 02:57 PM

Hi Ant, did not know your user name on here, like Jim says, i will be happy to hear updates on your 60mm carton home build, i would love to get the carton 100 f13, Hmm new project

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Rutilus
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Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5544147 - 11/28/12 04:04 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

I've just built a scope around the Carton 100mm f/13
and I'm testing the lens at the moment. From what I
have seen so far, the Carton is one very impressive lens.
I have used quite a few APO's, and own a TSA 102,
and I am extremely pleased by this Carton lens.


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nightfisher
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Reged: 11/06/11

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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5545380 - 11/29/12 11:43 AM

I now have a new finder scope for the 105..........to complete the "unitron" feel, i have got an old tasco ateroid vary power to fit along side the ota, once mounted it should work pretty well

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Sky Muse
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Reged: 10/26/12

Loc: De Soto County, MS
Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5545474 - 11/29/12 12:42 PM

That deserves a motorised equatorial.

The Skylight 4" f/15, forthcoming in future, is appearing more and more desirable.

Alan


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nightfisher
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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: Sky Muse]
      #5545849 - 11/29/12 05:05 PM Attachment (43 downloads)

With a bit of luck, this post should contain my first lunar image taken with the 105mm....at full chipped aperture, just a quick single shot with micro four thirds dslr

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Pollux556
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Reged: 12/14/08

Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5566418 - 12/11/12 06:35 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Nice pic, seem's that the chink does not cause trouble.

I retouch your pic with your permit ion :-) I can delete it if you want.



Edited by Pollux556 (12/11/12 06:49 PM)


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nightfisher
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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5570862 - 12/14/12 01:22 PM

I am happy with the image being tweaked, it was just a quick shot, badly focused

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nightfisher
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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5577349 - 12/18/12 01:50 PM

Well, the OTA extension is done, machined out of ali billet, and i have changed the dove tail to a shorter one to help stability, will post a couple of pics showing the extension when i get a chance, big thanks to Phil for making the extension, he put a lot of time and effort into it

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philjay
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Reged: 12/02/09

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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5577478 - 12/18/12 03:18 PM

It looks like a real scope now Jules

Good images BTW, prefer the tweaked, a bit more contrast

Phil


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Pollux556
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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5577923 - 12/18/12 09:07 PM

Quote:

I am happy with the image being tweaked, it was just a quick shot, badly focused




Not so bad Jules, look the result


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nightfisher
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Reged: 11/06/11

Loc: Huddersfield UK
Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5679578 - 02/14/13 02:08 PM

An update on this old long scope, i struggled to use it, due to the length, so had it up for sale, then a well respected astronomer, Peter drew suggested a Hargreaves strut, my first though was "is this an alternative to the foxtrot" but a quick look on google revealed a rather clever idea to brace the scope, so keeping it and seeing if i can get it mounted better (HEQ5)

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Bonco
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Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: nightfisher]
      #5679720 - 02/14/13 03:14 PM

I've been wanting to make a strut. Let us know your results.
Thanks, Bill


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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Antares 105mm f15 elite new [Re: Bonco]
      #5679913 - 02/14/13 05:19 PM

S&T had an article on the Hargreaves strut many years ago. Great option to tame vibration on a scope with a long moment arm.

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