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csrlice12
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Heitman]
      #5656520 - 02/01/13 02:53 PM

Maybe not the best scopes going, but the Celestron OMNI XLT series are just great looking scopes, nice color scheme and the scope/mount are both good quality.

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Mike E.
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Thomas Karpf]
      #5656535 - 02/01/13 02:57 PM

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




I agree, WOW !!


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Bonco
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5656615 - 02/01/13 03:46 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

Unitron's

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csrlice12
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Bonco]
      #5656629 - 02/01/13 03:54 PM

I saw one of those the other day at the scope shop, with the turrent. Think it was about $500.

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starrancher
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5656647 - 02/01/13 04:05 PM

Quote:

Maybe not the best scopes going, but the Celestron OMNI XLT series are just great looking scopes, nice color scheme and the scope/mount are both good quality.




I'll go along with that .


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kevint1
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: starrancher]
      #5656972 - 02/01/13 07:03 PM

I would have to agree that the 3 1/2 inch Questar with its star map dew shield would at the top of my list. I was lucky enough to observe with one of these quite a few times when I was in my teens. I also like the looks of my EON 120 with its black and chrome tube and understated badging a lot.

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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5656979 - 02/01/13 07:07 PM

Unitron 3-inch Photo Equatorial. Followed closely by the Celestron Pacific C10 and the Orange Tube C8.

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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5656996 - 02/01/13 07:16 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

The ATs are right purty, but I prefer my pretty little WO Patriot...

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rguasto
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? *DELETED* new [Re: rmollise]
      #5657001 - 02/01/13 07:19 PM

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rmollise
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: rguasto]
      #5657004 - 02/01/13 07:22 PM

Never liked that funky aperture cover.

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Pinbout
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5657071 - 02/01/13 08:16 PM

i like russel porters garden scope.

classic telescopes neaf '12


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PaulEK
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5657402 - 02/01/13 11:45 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

I like my AT 72ED. I was amazed at the price, especially after I actually got to see and use it: great views, and a fantastically smooth focuser! I opted for the admittedly boring white and gray tube, but it comes in blue, black, green, red, and even pink.

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Jaimo!
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5657420 - 02/01/13 11:57 PM

I forgot about the Garden Scope. Wow!

Jaimo!


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FirstSight
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Jaimo!]
      #5657443 - 02/02/13 12:25 AM

I like the spare minimalistic beauty of the TV NP-101. The aesthetics have a sort of Scandanavian-like sensibility that harmonizes user-friendly utility with beautiful, yet uncluttered lines and design.

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Agatha
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5657446 - 02/02/13 12:28 AM

I have the same one. The AT 72 in the white/silver. It is a beauty.

Best, Linda B.


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mikey cee
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Agatha]
      #5657506 - 02/02/13 01:55 AM Attachment (46 downloads)



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meade4ever
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5657559 - 02/02/13 03:44 AM

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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




Beautiful picture, couldn't imagine better place to look at the universe even in my dreams.

For me the USA Meade ED APO refractors


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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: meade4ever]
      #5657576 - 02/02/13 04:21 AM

We have saying in arabic that roughly translates to: "a monkey in his mothers eyes is a gazelle"

In my eyes my scope is a sleek elegant gazelle even though it is a Meade SCT


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niteman1946
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5657665 - 02/02/13 07:53 AM

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We have saying in arabic that roughly translates to: "a monkey in his mothers eyes is a gazelle"

In my eyes my scope is a sleek elegant gazelle even though it is a Meade SCT




Fully agree Hilmi,

My old 12"LX200 Classic is the apple of my eye.

Mark


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? [Re: Hilmi]
      #5657678 - 02/02/13 08:07 AM

Quote:

We have saying in arabic that roughly translates to: "a monkey in his mothers eyes is a gazelle"

In my eyes my scope is a sleek elegant gazelle even though it is a Meade SCT






Well said...

Jon


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