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Refractor6
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Reged: 10/20/04

Loc: Vancouver B.C. , Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: greju]
      #5290783 - 06/26/12 10:10 PM

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Thanks everyone!...this scope is a lifelong dream for this visual observer with a real love of refractors believe me and a complete blessing in more ways than you know


Seems to have done a good job already in the new scope weather related curse department too

Good time to get to know the mount and the new learning curve with that one well the rain is in the extended forecast.




Is this the exact same one you tested last month?





Yes......


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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Refractor6]
      #5290796 - 06/26/12 10:20 PM

Stan, I gotta ask.
What's the differnce between an Apo and a Super Apo?
Is there two elements of FPL53 in a Super Apo?

Steve


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Refractor6
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Reged: 10/20/04

Loc: Vancouver B.C. , Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stevew]
      #5290840 - 06/26/12 10:43 PM

One FPL-53 and 2 Schott Steve. I believe the "Super" distinction comes from the very high level of optical figure and correction put into this particular triplet apo production scope.

Sharp image contrast even over 500P with a faint hair of ca if you really go looking hard enough for it. And as I discovered ep induced during careful testing in a few cases.


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Dan Finnerty
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Reged: 09/11/11

Loc: Pasadena, CA
OK, here is mine new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5290949 - 06/27/12 12:25 AM Attachment (113 downloads)

An ES ED127CF on a Losmandy G11/G2 mount, taking time-laps shots of the solar eclipse.

Notice the nice plants surrounding the telescope. If you want to have a good laugh at my expense, google "Poodle-dog bush".


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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: OK, here is mine new [Re: Dan Finnerty]
      #5291113 - 06/27/12 05:05 AM

Superb 150 ED triplet there...

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JimP
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 04/22/03

Loc: South Carolina
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stevew]
      #5291160 - 06/27/12 07:18 AM

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Stan, I gotta ask.
What's the differnce between an Apo and a Super Apo?
Is there two elements of FPL53 in a Super Apo?

Steve




I have a LOMO 80 F/6 which has "Super Apochromatic Triplet" written on the lens cell. Astro-Physics eyepieces are Super Planetary Eyepieces, TMB Super Monocentrics. I could go on and on.

best,

JimP


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Refractor6
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Reged: 10/20/04

Loc: Vancouver B.C. , Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: JimP]
      #5291422 - 06/27/12 11:29 AM

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Stan, I gotta ask.
What's the differnce between an Apo and a Super Apo?
Is there two elements of FPL53 in a Super Apo?

Steve




I have a LOMO 80 F/6 which has "Super Apochromatic Triplet" written on the lens cell. Astro-Physics eyepieces are Super Planetary Eyepieces, TMB Super Monocentrics. I could go on and on.

best,

JimP




Understood on that point Jim......

All I know based on what i've seen at the ep on less than ideal conditions last night the views are going to be simply "Super"


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EdTheEdge
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/10/09

Loc: Lomita, CA
Re: OK, here is mine new [Re: Dan Finnerty]
      #5291436 - 06/27/12 11:38 AM

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An ES ED127CF on a Losmandy G11/G2 mount, taking time-laps shots of the solar eclipse.

Notice the nice plants surrounding the telescope. If you want to have a good laugh at my expense, google "Poodle-dog bush".




Nice scope! I never heard of "Poodle-dog bush".... thanks for the heads up!


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jpb30
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 06/18/10

Loc: Uzès ( France)
Re: OK, here is mine new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #5294266 - 06/29/12 01:30 AM

My Solar modified APO
Astro-Physics triplet APO , 155mm F/D 8.5 on AP1200 Mount



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dakota
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Reged: 12/11/11

Loc: SD (God's Country)
Re: OK, here is mine new [Re: jpb30]
      #5294413 - 06/29/12 07:23 AM

jpb30.....just beautiful!

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jpb30
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 06/18/10

Loc: Uzès ( France)
Re: OK, here is mine new [Re: dakota]
      #5294759 - 06/29/12 12:00 PM

thank you Hans

JP


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TAL1
newbie


Reged: 06/29/12

Re: OK, here is mine [Re: jpb30]
      #5294925 - 06/29/12 01:55 PM

My humble offering. Not the most hi spec scope here but it is fine for me: Tal-1 4"(I still use old money)


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ngc2289
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: OK, here is mine [Re: TAL1]
      #5294971 - 06/29/12 02:20 PM

Nice scope TAL-1!!

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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: OK, here is mine [Re: ngc2289]
      #5295871 - 06/30/12 04:29 AM

C'est vraiment une superbe 155 mm AstroPhysics Jp !

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John59
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Reged: 11/06/11

Loc: Round Rock,TX
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5298162 - 07/01/12 04:22 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

Here is my humble offering.
Main: Explorer Scientific AR152
Finder: Orion 9X50 Illuminated scope
Auto-guider: Orion ST-80A with Orion Auto-Guide Camera
Mount: Orion Sirius
CCD Camera: Orion G3 Color
Flip Mirror with ZOOM Pro 22.5mm to 7mm eyepiece


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John59
sage


Reged: 11/06/11

Loc: Round Rock,TX
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: John59]
      #5298173 - 07/01/12 04:26 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

And here is the Orion ST-80A as stand alone for photography

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ion
professor emeritus


Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Bortle Scale 2
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: John59]
      #5306734 - 07/07/12 01:03 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

Portable Solar Rig:

  • Lunt LS60/PT/FT with LS60FHa double stack
  • B1200 Blocking Filter with larger screws
  • Imaging Source DMK21 and DMK51
  • Televue 2.5x and 5x Powermates
  • Televue Sol Searcher
  • Televue QRD-1006 Dovetail
  • Televue QRB-1002 Quick Release Bracket
  • Scopestuff EQD6 dovetail
  • Lunt zoom eyepiece
  • USB2 cable
  • Hex wrenches
  • Stock case

$5500~


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johnnyha
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Reged: 11/12/06

Loc: Sherman Oaks, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5306771 - 07/07/12 01:27 PM

Beautiful!

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Scott in NCModerator
Mad Hatter
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Reged: 03/05/05

Loc: NC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5306817 - 07/07/12 01:54 PM

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Portable Solar Rig:[LIST]
  • Lunt LS60/PT/FT with LS60FHa double stack...




  • VERY nice!!!


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    Doug D.
    Carpal Tunnel
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    Reged: 08/23/05

    Loc: Virginia
    Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Scott in NC]
          #5306936 - 07/07/12 03:18 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

    As long as we are showing portable solar rigs, here is my sun loving baby...

    • TV 76 with FocusMate and Driver
    • Solarscope SF70 filter
    • TV Sol Searcher
    • Baader Maxbright BV
    • Pair of Tak LE 18mm (Zeiss 25mm microscope Eps below)
    • PGR Flea2 FW800 monochrome camera with extension tubes (out of view)
    • Pelican case


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