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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Doug D.]
      #5307060 - 07/07/12 04:58 PM

Very nice setups!

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contedracula
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Reged: 10/11/11

Loc: Queens, NYC and Sarasota FL
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5307081 - 07/07/12 05:08 PM Attachment (158 downloads)

This is my new FH Refractor
TMB 152mm F/15 made from APM Germany since 2004


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contedracula
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Reged: 10/11/11

Loc: Queens, NYC and Sarasota FL
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: contedracula]
      #5307083 - 07/07/12 05:10 PM Attachment (127 downloads)

This is the Telescope NOT Sonotube but Phenolic

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JWW
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Loc: Arizona or Mexico hard to tell
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: contedracula]
      #5307391 - 07/07/12 09:34 PM Attachment (129 downloads)

... here are a couple of my refractors.

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mgwhittle
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: JWW]
      #5307401 - 07/07/12 09:37 PM

Wow James, beautiful!

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jrbarnett
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Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: contedracula]
      #5307440 - 07/07/12 10:16 PM

FS-78 set up for solar (white light).



The mount is a Lapides modified Takahashi Teegul alt-az. The chair is a Catsperch Pro.

Here's a close-up of the business end showing the Baader film filter:



Regards,

Jim


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JWW
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Reged: 12/12/05

Loc: Arizona or Mexico hard to tell
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5307580 - 07/08/12 12:13 AM Attachment (98 downloads)

As I've posted elsewhere, one of my favorites from the mid 60's. A nice R. E. Brandt 6 inch f/16 folded refractor with a super objective (you can see my dog in the objective <smile>).

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JWW
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Loc: Arizona or Mexico hard to tell
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: JWW]
      #5307585 - 07/08/12 12:19 AM Attachment (64 downloads)

... this is just a hand held and cropped shot thru a vintage 40mm smooth sided Televue Plossi, using a Panasonic GH-1 4/3'rds camera. To bad the image doesn't do justice to what I actually viewed.


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David Illig
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Reged: 03/02/09

Loc: Near Annapolis, Maryland
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5308378 - 07/08/12 02:30 PM Attachment (108 downloads)

Tak TOA-150 and FSQ-106ED in my tiny home observatory Primordial-Light.com .

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: David Illig]
      #5308384 - 07/08/12 02:33 PM

Very nice gear guys!

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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5308390 - 07/08/12 02:39 PM

David, Very impressive.... All the rest as well..

Joe


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joelimite
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jmiele]
      #5308418 - 07/08/12 03:00 PM Attachment (88 downloads)

My prized TMB 92L.

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ion
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Bortle Scale 2
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5310002 - 07/09/12 03:27 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

Tabletop Solar Scope : Double stacked Lunt 60 with Televue Binovue and 24mm Panoptics on a Wimberley Head and RRS Ground Level Tripod.

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jmiele
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ion]
      #5310047 - 07/09/12 03:51 PM

A microscope for the sun. I could sit at it all day. Very nice. Joe

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SomeDoSomeDont
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Reged: 01/17/10

Loc: deathRay, Michigan
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jmiele]
      #5310103 - 07/09/12 04:42 PM Attachment (119 downloads)

my Stellarvue SV90BVT with the Fluorite triplet.

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5310155 - 07/09/12 05:24 PM

That is a really good looking scope.

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ngc2289
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5310174 - 07/09/12 05:36 PM

Yes very nice SV90!! What kind of mount is it on? Mike Traub

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SomeDoSomeDont
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Reged: 01/17/10

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ngc2289]
      #5310977 - 07/10/12 07:47 AM

It is a homemade mount. I do not produce or sell this mount. It was simply a one-of-a-kind experiment in very hard polyurethane and it works well.

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SomeDoSomeDont
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Reged: 01/17/10

Loc: deathRay, Michigan
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5310983 - 07/10/12 07:53 AM Attachment (119 downloads)

I have always wanted one like this. I have never seen the original commercial mount only pictures so I decided to try and make one. Here is another pic.
About half the weight of aluminum.


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exparrot
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Reged: 02/13/12

Loc: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5311175 - 07/10/12 10:26 AM Attachment (125 downloads)

Just got this recently. It's my first refractor. I've only had it out once, but the views were really nice.

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