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mustgobigger
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: bremms]
      #5649825 - 01/29/13 08:10 AM

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Worry no more, for I have removed temptation! !




nice score....very nice scope for the money.


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bluestar
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #5650012 - 01/29/13 10:37 AM

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Love that classic black finder pictured with the above. Any idea who manufactured it?




I PM'd Mark re the finder manufacturer specifically and he didn't have any answers other than it's likely same/similar vintage as the ota. I was most interested in the finder rings with the tall legs that aid in getting the longer tube outta the finder FOV. It looks an old University Optics to me but I may be wrong.

To the buyer, check in with Barry with the Serial # and experience a unique optical reunion that will make you both feel warm and fuzzy. Barry likes nothing more than to see how his children have held up over the years and you'll have a stargazing mentor for life. THAT'S what makes dealing with D&G (where "classic" is both the noun and verb) so special, and why customers wait unflinchingly for his products.


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bremms
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: bluestar]
      #5650262 - 01/29/13 12:54 PM

I'm going to call Barry for sure. He made me a 5" F12 back in 2001. Sold that one because I lived in Baltimore City and couldn't use it much. Really at all as the case may be, since my mount was NOT portable.
I do have a portable mount now that will just carry a 5" F12. My heavy mount is for reflectors. Same mount I made for the D&G years ago, just cut a few feet out of the pedestal.


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bluestar
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: bremms]
      #5650788 - 01/29/13 05:27 PM

Don't forget to update your signature moving 5" f/12 back to the current telescope column

I've owned all the smaller scopes D&G makes except for the 6" f/12...I owned the 5" f/12 TWICE. Loved each and every one, especially the 6" f/15 "sweet spot" but they're all gone to new owners. The 8" will hopefully see me through the rest of my days.


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stevew
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5651219 - 01/29/13 09:37 PM

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Hello

D&G makes the best achromat.
I used to have a 6" f/12 D&G.



Dolce and Gabbana make refractors??


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Scott in NCAdministrator
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: bremms]
      #5651229 - 01/29/13 09:45 PM

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Worry no more, for I have removed temptation! !




Congrats! Be sure to post a first-light report when you get it. What do you plan to mount it on?


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bremms
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5652281 - 01/30/13 01:03 PM

Dolce and Gabbana make refractors??....

I almost made a smart comment about that too..
Maybe an alligator skin carry case..

It will be mounted on a Vixen GPDX until my home built mount is finished. A little under mounted to start with. It will be cloudy for at least one week after it arrives. WE ALL know that.


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The Ardent
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: bremms]
      #5652812 - 01/30/13 05:18 PM

If you Google search D&G you dont get the telescope D&G. How do I know?

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Dolce and Gabbana make refractors??....

I almost made a smart comment about that too..





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stevew
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5653250 - 01/30/13 09:28 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

I used to own a Dolce and Gabbana 5 inch F-12.
Wonderful telescope.

Steve


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bob midiri
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: stevew]
      #5653586 - 01/31/13 03:57 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Yes they are...

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ValeryD
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: t.r.]
      #5653684 - 01/31/13 06:39 AM

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I WANT AN 8" F/12!!!




Then buy it! And a Chromacor!


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ValeryD
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5653688 - 01/31/13 06:46 AM

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I want an 8" f/15!

or a 10" f/15...




Then buy them both! And order two Chromacor-II !


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bluestar
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: ValeryD]
      #5654739 - 01/31/13 05:27 PM

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Quote:

I WANT AN 8" F/12!!!




Then buy it! And a Chromacor!




After many years this is the LAST "gotta have" item on my shopping list. Valery...our Chromacor chat is pinned on my Office board


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bluestar
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: stevew]
      #5654760 - 01/31/13 05:40 PM

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Quote:

Hello

D&G makes the best achromat.
I used to have a 6" f/12 D&G.



Dolce and Gabbana make refractors??




The "timeless" choice for the refractor fasionista.


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t.r.
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: bluestar]
      #5654882 - 01/31/13 06:47 PM

Valery, The D&G 8" F/12 I had lined up fell through, now I wait...

Hey Bob, How is that mount finished? It looks like an oil rub? Very rich and pleasing to the eye...perhaps its the wood type?


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bob midiri
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Re: D&G 5" f/12 on Astromart new [Re: t.r.]
      #5655891 - 02/01/13 09:23 AM

The tripod legs I picked up used, the rest I built out of Oak 3/4" ply and stained to try to match the legs and polyurethaned. I need to tweak the virtual weight set up by using 1/4" angle iron in place of the thinner stock I have now. But it does work well. Bob

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