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Eric Baumgartner
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Reged: 01/24/08

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: saptharishi]
      #5398246 - 09/01/12 02:38 PM Attachment (128 downloads)

My first post. I just came across this thread on the AP-UG, so here's my contribution:

TMB 175/1400
Takahashi FS-60C finder

Mounted on an AP1200GTO, and taken at the Rockland Astronomy Club's Summer Star Party in Savoy, MA, in 2011.

Edited by Eric Baumgartner (09/01/12 02:44 PM)


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BillP
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Eric Baumgartner]
      #5398361 - 09/01/12 04:17 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

Finally got a little extra horsepower for Globulars and added an 8" SCT to my TSA. This dual scope and mount is still small and light enough to carry out just as is...keeping it at just a few minutes setup. Used SCTs are amazing...cost about the same as a new XW eyepiece!

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Paul Hyndman
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Reged: 07/13/04

Loc: Connecticut Shoreline USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Eric Baumgartner]
      #5398570 - 09/01/12 07:16 PM

I didn't realize you added a TMB 175 to your arsenal... Great setup Eric!

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WhoGoesThere
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Reged: 07/26/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Paul Hyndman]
      #5398854 - 09/01/12 10:52 PM

Not sure if this counts for this forum but I just picked up one of these for nearly 1000k under list price. 85mm Diascope 20-75x. It was a floor model from Camera Land. I couldn't see a single fingerprint on it.



This is comparing the objective to 80mm Celestron and Canon 50mm binos.



So far I like it. A narrow FOV but the images appear razor sharp right up to the full zoom of 75x. I'm going to try it on the moon and a few fuzzies tonight.


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Eric Baumgartner
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Reged: 01/24/08

Loc: Connecticut
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Paul Hyndman]
      #5399115 - 09/02/12 04:37 AM

Hi, Paul: Whoa! You've been notified for the AP175? Way cool! When is it due?

Did you notice that my scope was set up for white-light solar observing with the Herschel wedge?

Hope to see you at CSP in a couple of weeks!


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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Eric Baumgartner]
      #5399329 - 09/02/12 09:48 AM

Eric that's an amazing long tube TMB 175 setup !

RefractorPhill


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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Bob Andersson]
      #5400139 - 09/02/12 08:20 PM

Bob, that is BRILLIANT!

Now you have me noodling a similar pier with multiple top plates for different EQ and alt-az heads.

Regards,

Jim


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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Eric Baumgartner]
      #5400144 - 09/02/12 08:23 PM

A new Astro-Tech AT111EDT.









Regards,

Jim


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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) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5400316 - 09/02/12 10:40 PM

Beautiful scope Jim!

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MAURITS
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Reged: 09/22/09

Loc: Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5400467 - 09/03/12 01:06 AM

Jim, nice home..., nice blue sky..., nice scope... I like it a lot!

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crazyqban
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Reged: 12/16/08

Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: MAURITS]
      #5400608 - 09/03/12 05:45 AM

Jim, you should host a star party on your patio. It should be "The Most Interesting Star Party in the Univerese". All of the attendees will be in famous astronomer, scientist or favorite sci-fi character regalia.

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Shawn H
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5400625 - 09/03/12 06:13 AM

TMB's, Taks & Astrotech fracs, great eye candy! Thanks guys!

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Brian L
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Reged: 11/17/08

Loc: The garden paradise of Pittsbu...
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5400804 - 09/03/12 10:08 AM

Jim... Nice looking scope!

I think I have patio envy!


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coutleef
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Reged: 02/21/08

Loc: Saint-Donat, Québec, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: BillP]
      #5400820 - 09/03/12 10:20 AM

Quote:

Finally got a little extra horsepower for Globulars and added an 8" SCT to my TSA. This dual scope and mount is still small and light enough to carry out just as is...keeping it at just a few minutes setup. Used SCTs are amazing...cost about the same as a new XW eyepiece!




fantastic, great set up.

the best of two worlds

i bring my sct out in a plastic box with foams so it cools down for one to two hours, it does the trick.

can i ask what is your mount?


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JJK
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/28/08

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Eric Baumgartner]
      #5401171 - 09/03/12 02:17 PM Attachment (120 downloads)

Here's a image of several APs (Mak-Cass, 155 f/7) and Zeiss 130 APQ at an exceptionally dark site.

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ngc2289
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Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: JJK]
      #5401182 - 09/03/12 02:27 PM

WOW! Great gear!!! Also your site is great too!! It is REALLY dark!!!!!

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jmiele
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: JJK]
      #5401230 - 09/03/12 03:00 PM

Is that you on the left?

Joe


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JJK
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Reged: 04/28/08

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jmiele]
      #5401237 - 09/03/12 03:07 PM

No, oddly enough, in that picture, I'm on the right. With the tan I got this year, I might be hard to see.

Edited by JJK (09/03/12 03:08 PM)


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: jmiele]
      #5401242 - 09/03/12 03:08 PM

No he is the guy standing behind the scopes. I don't recognize the person on the left.

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WhoGoesThere
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Reged: 07/26/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ngc2289]
      #5402164 - 09/04/12 12:04 AM

Why are you naked?

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