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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: WhoGoesThere]
      #5402171 - 09/04/12 12:12 AM

They were observing naked singularities that night.

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5402198 - 09/04/12 12:40 AM



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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: WhoGoesThere]
      #5402665 - 09/04/12 10:18 AM

LOL... I needed a laugh this morning.
Joe


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Shawn H
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: jmiele]
      #5402725 - 09/04/12 10:47 AM

And I thought I lived on the dark continent!

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Shawn H]
      #5404695 - 09/05/12 11:15 AM Attachment (109 downloads)

some great looking setups in this thread

here is my current setup


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BarrySimon615
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Tokoloshe81]
      #5405013 - 09/05/12 02:34 PM Attachment (159 downloads)

One of my observing buddies, Gabe Dickens, a recently retired fireman with the Gulfport, MS. Fire Department. This image shows Gabe (who is a big guy, about 6"2") beta testing a prototype Meade 10" ED refractor. Meade just simply upscaled everything on their ED line of refractors from the early 90's.

Barry Simon


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bob irvin
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5405026 - 09/05/12 02:44 PM

Wow that is a big refractor. Very cool.


bob


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: bob irvin]
      #5405199 - 09/05/12 04:18 PM

Funny but it almost looks toooooo big! Mike

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5405260 - 09/05/12 05:05 PM

I wouldn't be able to tell if you had nothing in shot for scale. Looks like something out of Toy Story.

Joe


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snommisbor
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: jmiele]
      #5405810 - 09/05/12 11:54 PM

Unless your 7 feet tall looks like the only way to look through that thing is at zenith. That is huge.

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Scott99
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5405885 - 09/06/12 12:43 AM

Quote:

One of my observing buddies, Gabe Dickens, a recently retired fireman with the Gulfport, MS. Fire Department. This image shows Gabe (who is a big guy, about 6"2") beta testing a prototype Meade 10" ED refractor. Meade just simply upscaled everything on their ED line of refractors from the early 90's.




Well he does have a very serious look on his face, it must be quite a scope


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Roy McCoy
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5405926 - 09/06/12 01:25 AM

Quote:

This image shows Gabe (who is a big guy, about 6"2")




Are you sure that Gabe isn't 2'6"?



Edited by Roy McCoy (09/06/12 01:52 AM)


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kcl31
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Roy McCoy]
      #5407430 - 09/06/12 10:42 PM Attachment (89 downloads)

Finally get the extra counter weight and 125sdp can stand up now...

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Pinbout
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Roy McCoy]
      #5407473 - 09/06/12 11:10 PM

Quote:



Quote:
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This image shows Gabe (who is a big guy, about 6"2")


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Are you sure that Gabe isn't 2'6"?





see what happens when you give someone a copy of photoshop.


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WhoGoesThere
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Pinbout]
      #5407491 - 09/06/12 11:24 PM

Nice one Kc!

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Shawn H
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: kcl31]
      #5407896 - 09/07/12 08:58 AM

OMG! These 3 last photos are some amazing kit! kcl31 what brand of clamshell do you have on your Pentax

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kcl31
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Shawn H]
      #5407940 - 09/07/12 09:34 AM

Hi Shawn,

It is the original clamshell of Pentax 125sdp and I think its part number is BH-140.


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Shawn H
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: kcl31]
      #5408100 - 09/07/12 11:23 AM

Cool! Looks rock solid!

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WillCarney
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Shawn H]
      #5408259 - 09/07/12 12:41 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

I recently got a 80mm f/11 to add to my collection.
Not an ED or APO but it rounds out my FL-FOV with the
others.


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Ron Luxemburg
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5421854 - 09/15/12 02:25 AM

Looks like someone had fun using PhotoShop!

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