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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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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: exparrot]
      #5311182 - 07/10/12 10:30 AM

You started your refractor experience with a nice one!

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ngc2289
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Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5311347 - 07/10/12 01:31 PM

That is really a GREAT looking mount, and scope SomeDoSomeDont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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) new [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5311349 - 07/10/12 01:36 PM

You gotta be kidding! You just made a perfect DM6 mount out of hard green plastic? That's insane! Awesome!

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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5311350 - 07/10/12 01:36 PM

Very nice indeed. I see you like to start big, I like how you think.

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SomeDoSomeDont
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Loc: deathRay, Michigan
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5311428 - 07/10/12 02:11 PM

And for REAL BEEF I also built a 12 inch model. Weighs less than fifty lbs just for fun. The tripod that I put it on has to match the mount. Remember, half the weight of aluminum. Anodizing not necessary.
I hesitate to post a pic of that one for fear of causing computer melt downs due to the drool factor.
Please, once again, I will NEVER make one of these to sell to anyone on the planet. It is for my personal use only.


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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5311435 - 07/10/12 02:15 PM

OK ready with a bucket to catch the drool, post away.

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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) new [Re: Super08]
      #5311447 - 07/10/12 02:21 PM Attachment (136 downloads)

Here it is. Beautiful in red too.

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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5311504 - 07/10/12 03:01 PM

Wow, you do very nice work. Congrats.

Oh and I dropped my bucket when I seen the picture.


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: SomeDoSomeDont]
      #5311511 - 07/10/12 03:06 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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johnnyha
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Reged: 11/12/06

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5311618 - 07/10/12 04:14 PM

OMG indeed thanks!! Just when you think you've seen it all...

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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5312089 - 07/10/12 09:49 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

Here are a couple of pictures of my new Meade Series 6000 ED130 APO that arrived today. It had some dust on the inside of the lens that needed to be blown off, otherwise is was perfect. I like that both the whole focuser rotates as well as the diagonal holder. No first light tonight. T storms rollin in.

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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Super08]
      #5312092 - 07/10/12 09:50 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

2nd

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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Super08]
      #5312094 - 07/10/12 09:51 PM Attachment (67 downloads)

Last..

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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: Super08]
      #5312104 - 07/10/12 09:56 PM

Sweet, gorgeous! Very impressive package from Meade.

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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: johnnyha]
      #5312185 - 07/10/12 10:49 PM

Very nice! What price range are the Meade's in?
Joe


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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jmiele]
      #5312199 - 07/10/12 10:58 PM

3K..It comes with a hard case,99% diagonal, finder, bracket, rings, vixen dovetail, and a
Series 5000 25mm eyepiece. I need to change the dovetail. I was surprised to see the dust cap is metal and threads into the dew cap.


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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Super08]
      #5312265 - 07/10/12 11:50 PM

Very nice Meade Doug!
Congratulations.

Steve


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Super08
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Reged: 05/18/12

Loc: Great White North
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevew]
      #5312328 - 07/11/12 01:11 AM

Thx all.

Edit: I just checked the forecast for tonight and it is supposed to be clear. There was some forest fires started in the area yesterday with the lightning and it has been very smokey here all day. See how it goes tonight.

Edited by Super08 (07/11/12 06:24 PM)


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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Super08]
      #5313087 - 07/11/12 05:48 PM

I love the classic refractor appearance. It is beautiful. Congratulations on a real pretty telescope and I'm sure also provides stunning views.
Regards, L.B.


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Ennis
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Reged: 09/11/06

Loc: The Outer Limits
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Super08]
      #5313353 - 07/11/12 08:37 PM

Is the cap on the dew shield a screw-on cap or a slide-in cap or what?

Thank you.


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