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Scott in NCModerator
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5770382 - 04/01/13 09:53 AM

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My friend, Gabe, with the one-off Meade 10" f/9 from the mid-90's.

Barry Simon




WOW!!!


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5770771 - 04/01/13 12:56 PM

Oh, Its April 1st isn't it! I'm off to Stellarvue.com


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Jim7728
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: ahopp]
      #5770797 - 04/01/13 01:11 PM

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My Meade 6000 80mm Triplet APO, mounted along side my 14" on the LX850 mount:





Stormtrooper: Even with these telescopes I still can't hit any rebels with my blaster.


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5770830 - 04/01/13 01:32 PM

Sorry Barry I have already seen the Meade. So April fools!!

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5771234 - 04/01/13 05:00 PM Attachment (212 downloads)

TEC160FL

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BarrySimon615
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: HCR32]
      #5771307 - 04/01/13 05:35 PM Attachment (193 downloads)

Well, I got at least one fish to bite the April Fool's hook (and I think I used this same picture last year). The guy in the photo with the scope is actually about 6'2", so it shows just how things can be manipulated.

Here is a photo not doctored. GOTO ED 125mm f/8 (very rare) on a Takahashi EM10 mount. I borrowed the scope for an extended period, and unfortunately it was heavy for it's size and not very good. Focuser was very crude by today's standard.

Barry Simon


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5771309 - 04/01/13 05:35 PM

April Fools?

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joelimite
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: johnnyha]
      #5771345 - 04/01/13 05:48 PM Attachment (146 downloads)

My TMB92L and Lunt LS35T, riding atop a CG-4, and imaging the sun.

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: joelimite]
      #5771439 - 04/01/13 06:38 PM

Part 6 of the best thread ever...!

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BarrySimon615
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #5771630 - 04/01/13 08:14 PM

Just curious.....does anyone here do a "copy and save" of some of the pictures here and save them in a "CloudyNights Refractor" file on their computer?

I will confess to being guilty of doing that - kind of like collecting baseball cards.

Barry Simon


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5771658 - 04/01/13 08:36 PM

Quote:

My friend, Gabe, with the one-off Meade 10" f/9 from the mid-90's.

Barry Simon




How is Gabe doing these days?
I miss the old crew.


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5771682 - 04/01/13 08:56 PM

I have maybe close to 200 pictures of scopes. I saved all the pictures from Cloudy Nights.

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BarrySimon615
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5771687 - 04/01/13 09:00 PM

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How is Gabe doing these days?
I miss the old crew.




Scott,

I will send you a private message and update you on some of the people you may know from south Mississippi and south Louisiana.

Barry


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5771727 - 04/01/13 09:29 PM

Tak TSA120 F7.5 Triplet Apo, Stellarvue F50W2, GPD2 HAL130 Vixen LVW, Parallax Rings and my Berry&Mackay 3"F15 c1880 brass refractor.



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DaveG
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5772906 - 04/02/13 01:08 PM Attachment (131 downloads)



Just received her today, so I apologize for any cloud cover tonight in central Ohio....


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EdTheEdge
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5773094 - 04/02/13 02:53 PM

MY ES 80ED APO with new finder riser!





Edited by EdTheEdge (04/02/13 07:38 PM)


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stevew
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5773178 - 04/02/13 03:41 PM

Quote:

Just curious.....does anyone here do a "copy and save" of some of the pictures here and save them in a "CloudyNights Refractor" file on their computer?


Barry Simon



Only one.
A 10 inch Meade "one off" from the mid 1990s......


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zjc26138
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: stevew]
      #5774343 - 04/02/13 10:42 PM Attachment (150 downloads)

So many sweet scopes!

Here is my newest scope.

It's an old 135 f/l camera lens converted into a scope of sorts. Got the idea from someone over in the ATM forum. It works great with a few my eyepieces. I took a look at M42 and looked pretty good for something held together with electrical tape.


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zjc26138
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: zjc26138]
      #5774349 - 04/02/13 10:44 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

Another picture. Currently it works with 5 my eyepieces and barlow. Giving me a magnification range of 4.2x-18x. And a TFOV range of 12.3 degrees to 1.7 degrees.

Edited by zjc26138 (04/02/13 10:45 PM)


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EdTheEdge
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5775863 - 04/03/13 03:50 PM

ES 127ED APO on CG-5





Edited by EdTheEdge (04/03/13 03:54 PM)


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