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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Grandpa Jim]
      #5447092 - 09/29/12 04:44 PM

It's OK, take your time.

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Grandpa Jim
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5447096 - 09/29/12 04:47 PM

Can you still not see a picture, I do(??)

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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Grandpa Jim]
      #5447103 - 09/29/12 04:54 PM

I see it now. I have a ES AR127 which looks the same.

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skullpin
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5453960 - 10/03/12 06:24 PM Attachment (97 downloads)

Woot, just got a discmount DM-4.

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: skullpin]
      #5453966 - 10/03/12 06:29 PM

Is that the NP127? How does the DM4 handle the NP127?

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skullpin
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: NHRob]
      #5454001 - 10/03/12 06:52 PM

New model NP127. I will be trying the combination out for the first time soon, but in the living room everything seems fine. Smooth, and adequate for my "non-heavy" (600g max) eyepiece collection.

Additionally, there is plenty of clearance without the column extension, though this photo does not show it. It seems that it can go to about 75 degrees without the diagonal bumping into the tripod all around, and to 90 degrees with limited azimuth movement.

Keith


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core
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5454432 - 10/04/12 12:42 AM Attachment (103 downloads)

I haven't had this scope out for almost the whole year; been trying to build a proper Alt-Az mount for it, but today I thot I'd clobber up the mounts I have on hand for a quick "grab and go in the evening"

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core
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: core]
      #5454435 - 10/04/12 12:50 AM Attachment (82 downloads)

...and later in the evening with Lyra setting ... the one thing that always draws me to long refractors is the view of the scope from the 'pilot's' position behind the eyepiece!

fwiw, it's an Antares ~102mm/1500mm and that's a Russel Optics 65mm Plossl - 23x, 4mm exit pupil, almost 2° TFOV


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: core]
      #5454544 - 10/04/12 03:24 AM

Wow FL 1500mm! Everythings big (long) in Texas, (er OK)!

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Shawn H]
      #5454718 - 10/04/12 09:03 AM

Shawn we Okies refer to that state to the south as "Baja Oklahoma."

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joelimite
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5454723 - 10/04/12 09:06 AM

Wow, I love the look of a long focal-length refractor.

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: joelimite]
      #5454811 - 10/04/12 10:02 AM Attachment (85 downloads)

Hi here is a quick pic, I don't know quite why I've done what I've done or how one would use it , I just thought it looked quite good and therefore must make me an expert lol

Edited by seafury (10/04/12 10:09 AM)


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: skullpin]
      #5454935 - 10/04/12 11:32 AM

Quote:

Woot, just got a discmount DM-4.




I love the low-profile look of the DM-4 I understand that it can also accept encoders for a DSC.

Mind if I ask how much the mount+tripod weigh? I'm always curious about finding a lighter/better mounting option for my refractor.


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skullpin
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: tezster]
      #5455303 - 10/04/12 04:02 PM

Quote:


Mind if I ask how much the mount+tripod weigh? I'm always curious about finding a lighter/better mounting option for my refractor.




The DM4 + tripod comes in around 20-22 pounds. I weighed the NP127 with rings at 17 pounds. Together they are not very difficult to move around to avoid trees.

Keith


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: skullpin]
      #5455531 - 10/04/12 06:32 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

My latest set-up ES AR127, and Unistar Deluxe.

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ngc2289]
      #5455587 - 10/04/12 07:19 PM

Nice scope but that Forest Green Astrotech 8" dovetail is a little gaudy for my taste...

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: johnnyha]
      #5455843 - 10/04/12 10:24 PM

need to get an outdoor action shot but until then:


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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: johnnyha]
      #5455862 - 10/04/12 10:33 PM

But the dovetail goes so well with the rest of the decor. Besides the price was really good when Astronomics put the green D-style dovetail on close out.

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Shawn H
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: ngc2289]
      #5456107 - 10/05/12 05:13 AM

Gosh, and I thought it was only girls getting tatooed now a days!

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Shawn H]
      #5456140 - 10/05/12 07:06 AM Attachment (56 downloads)

OK, here's mine...

Carton 100mm F13 self build.

Last time I posted this 'scope it had a polished tube.

Now has a fantastic white powder coat.


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