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azure1961p
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Prettiest scope ever?
      #5655015 - 01/31/13 08:28 PM

I'd opt for the classic 90mm Questar next would be a Tak refractor.

Pete


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MikeBOKC
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5655066 - 01/31/13 08:57 PM

It's hard to top those rare but beautiful Alvan Clark brass finished big refractors.

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genethethird
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5655080 - 01/31/13 09:08 PM

Takahashi Green and classic brass - my sentiments exactly guys.

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maknewtnut
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5655137 - 01/31/13 09:39 PM

Any one of a number of telescopes produced by Officina Stellare. Just as with many other Italian products, form is as important as function.

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zippeee
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Reged: 12/27/10

Loc: Alberta, Canada
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: maknewtnut]
      #5655365 - 02/01/13 12:00 AM

Quote:

Any one of a number of telescopes produced by Officina Stellare.




+1

HiPer 180 . . . la piu Bella!!!


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Lane
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Reged: 11/19/07

Loc: Frisco, Texas
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: zippeee]
      #5655524 - 02/01/13 03:09 AM

3.5" Questar

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Mike E.
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Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Lane]
      #5655582 - 02/01/13 04:41 AM Attachment (85 downloads)

7" Questar

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Spyke
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5655605 - 02/01/13 05:32 AM

The current Skylight long tube achros are very pretty in gloss black and brass.

Ant


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dawziecat
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Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Spyke]
      #5655755 - 02/01/13 08:19 AM

Unitrons!

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hottr6
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Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5655772 - 02/01/13 08:25 AM

Many pretty 'scopes mentioned so far, and everyone of them costing $1,000+++++ (except the smaller Unis)

I'll suggest the David H. Levy Comet Hunter.


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: hottr6]
      #5655835 - 02/01/13 08:50 AM Attachment (96 downloads)

The prettiest, most beautiful scope is one sitting out at sunset where the skies are dark and clear. Those are the things memories are made of...

Jon

Edited by Jon Isaacs (02/01/13 08:51 AM)


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BarrySimon615
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5655893 - 02/01/13 09:25 AM Attachment (76 downloads)

Several have said a Questar. I have to agree.

Barry Simon


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Thomas Karpf
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Reged: 02/09/09

Loc: Newington, CT
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5656024 - 02/01/13 10:22 AM

Nearly anything on here: http://normandfullumtelescope.com/Gallery/index.php

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DrOxygen
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Reged: 12/30/10

Loc: New Jersey
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Thomas Karpf]
      #5656036 - 02/01/13 10:24 AM

I'd have to agree with many that the Questar 3.5 is a thing of beauty. I have one proudly on display in my living room, and yes it is also my grab and go scope.

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Midnight Dan
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Thomas Karpf]
      #5656053 - 02/01/13 10:29 AM

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Nearly anything on here: http://normandfullumtelescope.com/Gallery/index.php




I've seen these scopes in person at NEAF and they are truly works of art.

-Dan


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BarrySimon615
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5656075 - 02/01/13 10:37 AM Attachment (54 downloads)

The AT66 refractors available in many colors are also attractive scopes. Almost small enough to hang from a Christmas tree as ornaments. The red, green and blue with a purple hue would look especially nice as ornaments.

Barry Simon


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Thomas Karpf]
      #5656237 - 02/01/13 12:09 PM

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Nearly anything on here: http://normandfullumtelescope.com/Gallery/index.php




Indeed. Amazing stuff, creative works of art rather than quality machining and paint work.

Jon


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Heitman
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5656258 - 02/01/13 12:21 PM

Now that's nice! Looks like it just landed.
Tim


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Sarkikos
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Heitman]
      #5656411 - 02/01/13 01:52 PM

Do those stars on the Questar glow in the dark? Now, that would be purdy ... completely useless and bad for dark adaptation ... but purdy!


Mike


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Agatha
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5656429 - 02/01/13 02:03 PM

I agree with the red AT66. I bought one just because it is red. It has never been outside. It is beautiful. My white AT66 that I also love, gave me my first ever view of Jupiter.

Best, Linda B.


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