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SkyscraperJim
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Loc: Providence, RI
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4466223 - 03/22/11 12:18 PM

Now that is looking pretty sweet! I'm looking forward to seeing one in person (and eventually through one).

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7331Peg
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Loc: North coast of Oregon
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: SkyscraperJim]
      #4466466 - 03/22/11 02:02 PM

Yeah, I agree - those finder rings make a huge difference. The shark fin didn't bother me all that much, but the rings make quite a difference in the appearance. They definitely add a touch of elegance.

What's the overall weight of the scope with the rings and finder attached?


John


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ukcanuck
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Reged: 11/07/06

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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: 7331Peg]
      #4466921 - 03/22/11 05:20 PM

Quote:

What's the overall weight of the scope with the rings and finder attached?




I don't have a fully assembled one with the new rings yet, but the first one with the original finder mounting weighs slightly over 2.5kg. I estimate that the version with the new finder rings will weigh just under 2.5kg, but will update when I can say for sure.

Thanks.


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BillP
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Reged: 11/26/06

Loc: Vienna, VA
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4466968 - 03/22/11 05:36 PM

Hmmm....brass rings that could hold a Vixen plate would look spectacular on this scope as well

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BillP
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4467577 - 03/22/11 11:22 PM

Here's another black&gold beauty! Love the steering handle on the focuser, as well at the tube rings, and the ornate finder holders, and all the rivets!!! LINK

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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: BillP]
      #4467602 - 03/22/11 11:36 PM

WOW!! Nice scope!!!!!

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Homunculus
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Reged: 03/14/11

Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: BillP]
      #4468376 - 03/23/11 11:37 AM

Quote:

Here's another black&gold beauty! Love the steering handle on the focuser, as well at the tube rings, and the ornate finder holders, and all the rivets!!! LINK




Good on you Richard; the man who conjured the original Steampunk.

J.


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philjay
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4471292 - 03/24/11 03:56 PM

Those look really good Richard much more elegant and more in keeping with the look of the scope. Nice

Phil


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Doug76
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Loc: Refractor Heaven
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: philjay]
      #4472303 - 03/24/11 10:59 PM

They certainly do!

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Doug76
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4472313 - 03/24/11 11:05 PM

Quote:

A few other details:

The F15m is not actually an F15 refractor, this is the Carton F16 lens...I'm taking a bit of artistic licence with the name.




Closer to f/17, f/16.7 really, if you are using the 60/1000 lens.
That one is an excellent lens, and you could not have picked better IMO.


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Doug76
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4483231 - 03/29/11 08:44 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

You kind of inspired me to try a new look with my latest, also a Carton 60/1000 lensed scope.

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ukcanuck
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4484120 - 03/30/11 09:50 AM Attachment (49 downloads)

Ok.


I picked the tubes from the powder coaters today and did a first/second assembly. As you can see, the finder rail is history, and I'm quite pleased with the result:


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ukcanuck
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4484123 - 03/30/11 09:51 AM Attachment (44 downloads)

Closer look at the focuser end:

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ukcanuck
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4484125 - 03/30/11 09:52 AM Attachment (44 downloads)

Closer still. Why not?

More later...


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BillP
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Reged: 11/26/06

Loc: Vienna, VA
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4484189 - 03/30/11 10:22 AM

Wow...beautiful!!!

Imagining brass focuser knobs and a brass highlighted diagonal on there as well Love the lines of the dew shiled and collar. Fits it perfectly! Think I'll get some brass plates made up and affix them to the sides of my 1.25" diagonal

Edited by BillP (03/30/11 10:23 AM)


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zjc26138
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Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: BillP]
      #4484224 - 03/30/11 10:33 AM

Beautiful is right!

I can't wait to see these scopes in person at NEAF.


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SkyscraperJim
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Reged: 07/29/07

Loc: Providence, RI
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #4484239 - 03/30/11 10:40 AM

The scope looks great.

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hfjacinto
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Reged: 01/12/09

Loc: Land of clouds and LP
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: SkyscraperJim]
      #4484284 - 03/30/11 11:00 AM

Beautiful scope.

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BillP
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Reged: 11/26/06

Loc: Vienna, VA
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: zjc26138]
      #4484410 - 03/30/11 11:55 AM

Quote:

Beautiful is right!

I can't wait to see these scopes in person at NEAF.




I can't wait to see it in person in my back yard!!


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ukcanuck
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Reged: 11/07/06

Loc: London, UK
Re: Project: Skylight F15m (mini): launching at NEAF! new [Re: BillP]
      #4484550 - 03/30/11 12:42 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Beautiful is right!

I can't wait to see these scopes in person at NEAF.




I can't wait to see it in person in my back yard!!




Thanks Folks.

Bill, this one is #2 and isn't actually yours...yours is #1. I haven't assembled it yet.

However, it will look equally cool in your backyard.

Please note this still does not show the custom focuser that this scope will have. It is due to have brass focus knobs and will read 'Skylight F15m' where you would normally see 'Crawmach.'

The original focusers will not be installed until a few days before NEAF, so the F15 won't be seen in its' true entirety until NEAF on Saturday morning.


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