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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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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: Ennis]
      #5313366 - 07/11/12 08:49 PM

The cap is metal and screws into the dew cover. The dew cover slides back and forth with one screw to tighten against a band to hold it in position. Something like the brass ones in a eyepiece holder so it doesn't scratch the tube.


Edit: I noticed there are getting to be quite a few comments on the scope and I thought to help keep this a picture thread I would post the link to the thread I had started on this scope here

Edited by Super08 (07/12/12 02:41 PM)


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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) new [Re: Super08]
      #5313385 - 07/11/12 09:03 PM

It's a beautiful scope. If I didn't already have another apo on order, I'd like to get one like yours. Congratulations! Let us know how you like optics.

After attending a recent star party at a dark site, I concluded that a 130mm-class apo is all the apo that I want.

E.


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saptharishi
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Reged: 06/15/12

Loc: Bangalore, India
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Super08]
      #5313741 - 07/12/12 04:31 AM

Hi Super08, The scope is cool. 3K is a great price for the triplet with accessories.

Regards,
Umasuthan.


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stmifx
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Reged: 04/08/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: saptharishi]
      #5318789 - 07/15/12 12:22 PM Attachment (126 downloads)

Took me three months to plan it out. Now I have everything in place. Clear skies!

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PhilCo126
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stmifx]
      #5318862 - 07/15/12 01:01 PM

stmifx... which mount are You using?
Looks like an Alt-Azimuth tripod...


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stmifx
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Reged: 04/08/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5318930 - 07/15/12 02:05 PM

It is a Tri36L tripod & a DM6 alt-az mount. I really like the tripod, light, sturdy & very short dampening time!

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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: stmifx]
      #5318984 - 07/15/12 02:40 PM

GORGEOUS!

Wait a sec - that DM6 extension looks awful familiar...


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Hanns
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Reged: 09/19/10

Loc: Pottstown, PA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5319167 - 07/15/12 05:37 PM

Testing out the new Orion guide scope on the ES127 that will replace my SV80ED (and thus save a lot of weight).



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rushintuit
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Reged: 04/01/06

Loc: Farpoint Observatory
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Hanns]
      #5319295 - 07/15/12 07:40 PM



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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) new [Re: rushintuit]
      #5319382 - 07/15/12 08:49 PM Attachment (82 downloads)

Another shot of my TMB 92L, this time during the day and now mounted on a Vixen Porta Mount with Manny Miles's custom bracket and handle.

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tezster
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Reged: 07/14/09

Loc: Missisauga, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stmifx]
      #5319640 - 07/15/12 11:37 PM

Quote:

It is a Tri36L tripod & a DM6 alt-az mount. I really like the tripod, light, sturdy & very short dampening time!




Mind if I ask how much the tripod and mount weight?


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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: joelimite]
      #5319748 - 07/16/12 02:06 AM Attachment (62 downloads)

Here's a picture of my SV80DL. I was just about to go out the door to watch the transit of Venus. Mike Traub

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stmifx
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Reged: 04/08/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: tezster]
      #5320268 - 07/16/12 12:41 PM

Quote:

Quote:

It is a Tri36L tripod & a DM6 alt-az mount. I really like the tripod, light, sturdy & very short dampening time!




Mind if I ask how much the tripod and mount weight?




DM6 mount is about 16lbs, DM6 extension is 2lbs & tripod weighs no more than 10 lbs. I can move this setup w/o scope with ease although I have to collapse the tripod legs a bit to navigate without any problems while moving.


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crosseyedcricket
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Reged: 12/23/08

Loc: Dallas, TX
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stmifx]
      #5330383 - 07/22/12 08:38 PM

OK...a little dramatic, but it was a nice sunset! :-)

Here's mine, set up for imaging. William Optics 90mm Megrez on Atlas mount with QHY9-M camera.



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Svezda
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Reged: 06/01/07

Loc: Texas
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: crosseyedcricket]
      #5330416 - 07/22/12 08:53 PM

David, I looked at your beautiful sunset, then noticed the silo...hey, I recognize that silo!! You're a fellow TAS member...small world.

-Jason


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tezster
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Reged: 07/14/09

Loc: Missisauga, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: crosseyedcricket]
      #5330961 - 07/23/12 08:10 AM

Quote:

OK...a little dramatic, but it was a nice sunset! :-)

Here's mine, set up for imaging. William Optics 90mm Megrez on Atlas mount with QHY9-M camera.




I don't do astro-imaging, so I can't relate to any of those electronic gizmos, but I do use the same type spiral cable wraps .


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crosseyedcricket
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Reged: 12/23/08

Loc: Dallas, TX
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Svezda]
      #5331346 - 07/23/12 01:34 PM

Quote:

David, I looked at your beautiful sunset, then noticed the silo...hey, I recognize that silo!! You're a fellow TAS member...small world.

-Jason




Yep, that's the place!


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gmartin02
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Reged: 04/11/05

Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: crosseyedcricket]
      #5331518 - 07/23/12 03:04 PM Attachment (60 downloads)

Here's my imaging rig when using my little Tak FS-60 as the imaging scope. The guide scope (Orion ST120) is like 3x as big as the imaging scope

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zjc26138
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: gmartin02]
      #5333944 - 07/24/12 10:54 PM Attachment (63 downloads)

Quick Session with TMB130SS.

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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) [Re: zjc26138]
      #5333993 - 07/24/12 11:29 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

Nice scope Zach...
Mind you I'm a little biased.


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