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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Spyke]
      #5871583 - 05/19/13 02:15 PM

Lyra 102mm f11. Sweeeet li'l telescope this and I love polishing the smooth white paint...



Ant


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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Spyke]
      #5871589 - 05/19/13 02:17 PM

And another one of my 1964 Swift 839, 60mm f13.5 with a beautiful objective. This gets a lot of use!



New Skywatcher Evostar ED80 on its way to me too...

Ant


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SteveG
Post Laureate
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Reged: 09/27/06

Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Spyke]
      #5871951 - 05/19/13 04:51 PM

Quote:

Celestron/Vixen 90mm f14.4 from c~1980-84.



Great scope and superb planetary views. I usually use an extension with the AZ4 or HEQ-5 for this one.

Ant




Wow! Did not know this long focus scope from Celestron even existed.


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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: SteveG]
      #5872076 - 05/19/13 06:01 PM



Wow! Did not know this long focus scope from Celestron even existed.




Neither did I until I saw it for sale from a US seller on here. Some further research into Vixen and Celestron's back catalogue, and some info supplied by other CN posters filled in the blanks.

Ant


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SeptemberEquinox
sage
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Reged: 01/29/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Spyke]
      #5872105 - 05/19/13 06:15 PM





Finally I figured out how to post pictures.

Edited by SeptemberEquinox (05/19/13 07:36 PM)


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labmand
sage
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Michigan USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Spyke]
      #5872423 - 05/19/13 08:41 PM

Wow Spyke, that is one sexy swift 839
Very nice


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Agatha
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5872993 - 05/20/13 02:00 AM

Nice pictures.

Love the dewshield!


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Jeff Gardner
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Reged: 09/12/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Agatha]
      #5873295 - 05/20/13 09:19 AM Attachment (98 downloads)

Here is the latest addition to my scope collection. Televue 60, capable of WAY more than I thought a 60mm scope could do.

Edited by Jeff Gardner (05/20/13 09:20 AM)


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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 6) [Re: Jeff Gardner]
      #5873471 - 05/20/13 10:56 AM

Looks like serious fun, Jeff.

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Adam S
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/21/05

Loc: Gunnison, Colorado
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5874915 - 05/20/13 11:02 PM

Amazing pair of refractors Mike. I can think of dozens of reasons to keep each... Both are once in a lifetime scopes, both have perfect optics and mechanics, both are made by artists whom you can actually call and speak to. For me it would come down to whether or not you use your telescope away from home or not- not sure I'd be willing to give up that aperture though. Have you been able to use them side by side? What a fun yet miserable decision to make.

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Joel-1793
journeyman


Reged: 12/05/10

Loc: New Jersey
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Adam S]
      #5876561 - 05/21/13 06:10 PM Attachment (83 downloads)

AP Traveler & TeleVue 76 w/Coronado SolarMax60 Ha ready for June 2012 Venus Transit. Obviously not gonna happen.

Edited by Joel-1793 (05/21/13 06:16 PM)


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Gordon8452
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Reged: 01/29/13

Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Joel-1793]
      #5877917 - 05/22/13 12:19 PM Attachment (88 downloads)

Here is my Skywatcher Esprit 150 on an iOptron ieq45 mount sitting in my kitchen.

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astroneil
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 07/28/09

Loc: res publica caledoniae
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Gordon8452]
      #5878117 - 05/22/13 01:58 PM Attachment (107 downloads)

Here's my Istar Asteria 127mm f/12

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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 6) [Re: astroneil]
      #5878198 - 05/22/13 02:32 PM

nice looking istar... sort of menacing like from the Empire

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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5878550 - 05/22/13 04:54 PM

Yep, that's definately an Imperial telescope! As was my black Celestron ED100 on white HEQ-5!

Ant

PS Very nice one, Neil!


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kevint1
sage
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Reged: 04/19/11

Loc: Michigan
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: astroneil]
      #5878832 - 05/22/13 06:44 PM

What mount are you using with that Istar light cannon?

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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 6) [Re: kevint1]
      #5882499 - 05/24/13 02:59 PM Attachment (74 downloads)

OK... I got that puppy mounted and balanced.

http://www.pbase.com/mclemens1969/image/150378168/original

I managed to collect some first astronomical light through it: http://www.pbase.com/mclemens1969/image/150380186/original
(There are no night skies to speak of in Alaska now.)

And some terrestrial (extremely high contrast pure white skies):
http://www.pbase.com/mclemens1969/image/150203159/original


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Per Frejvall
sage


Reged: 09/28/12

Loc: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5882565 - 05/24/13 03:43 PM Attachment (78 downloads)

OK. I've got one

/per


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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 6) [Re: Per Frejvall]
      #5882572 - 05/24/13 03:47 PM

per...

nice EVERYTHING. I can't follow some of the cables, like the USB, do they pass through the mount?


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Per Frejvall
sage


Reged: 09/28/12

Loc: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #5882644 - 05/24/13 04:26 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

Thanks,

No, they always converge at the base of the mounting plate and run in one nice braided sleeve off the mount. 10Micron doesn't offer through-mount cabling (not that I'd ever needed it).

I am a cabling fetishist

Here's my smaller mount with a larger scope on the same pier...

/per


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