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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Don Taylor
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Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5713513 - 03/04/13 10:27 PM

Nice set up!!! I'm waiting on tube rings and then my grab & go will be together, a similar arrangement. Btw, I've used the plastic compartment boxes too - worked well for me.

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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) new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5713567 - 03/04/13 11:04 PM Attachment (95 downloads)

Another shot of my little TMB.

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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: stevew]
      #5713605 - 03/04/13 11:31 PM

What beautiful scope Steve!

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Paul G
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: Jeff Gardner]
      #5714180 - 03/05/13 10:51 AM

Quote:

I have been lurking for a while and thought this would be a nice way to introduce myself. I use my refactors mainly for H-Alpha viewing and grab and go. I also own a 12.5" and 8" Portaball for deep sky observing sessions.

AP Traveler (last run) on a Losmandy GM-8






Welcome. Very nice scope!


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Rich V.
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Loc: Lake Tahoe area, Nevada, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: stevew]
      #5714330 - 03/05/13 12:12 PM

Looks nice, Steve. I wish my later model TMB130 had the dew shield clamp screw like I see yours has. I wonder why TMB didn't keep that feature?

Rich


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svrider1000
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5714561 - 03/05/13 02:09 PM Attachment (64 downloads)

Here is another photo of my Sky Watcher 6 inch F/5. Also you can see the rather bright sign that ruins my night vision.

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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) new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5715572 - 03/05/13 11:05 PM

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What beautiful scope Steve!



Somehow I thought you'd say that..

Steve


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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: Rich V.]
      #5715579 - 03/05/13 11:08 PM

Quote:

Looks nice, Steve. I wish my later model TMB130 had the dew shield clamp screw like I see yours has. I wonder why TMB didn't keep that feature?

Rich



Thanks Rich. I had no idea they had changed the design of the dew shield.
Mine is serial number 0006 from the first run.

Steve


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R Botero
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Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: stevew]
      #5715842 - 03/06/13 05:13 AM Attachment (53 downloads)

Here's a picture of my recently restored Polarex 132C/Unitron 142. Classic 3" f/16 refractor giving incredible views of planets and double stars. Guidescope is not Polarex original but everything else is.

Cheers

Roberto


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AlexxxAA
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Reged: 01/06/12

Loc: Downey, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: R Botero]
      #5716275 - 03/06/13 12:10 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

Such great, beautiful refractors in this thread!!!
I feel ashamed posting mine
It looks like a toy compared to everyone else.
But here is my newly set up to grab-n-go William Optics ZenithStar 80 ED II.
(Sorry i had to edit the picture somewhat to bring out its nice blue. Maybe another day I'll post another picture if it outside in the sunlight.)


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Haas
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Reged: 11/22/12

Loc: Wis., USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: AlexxxAA]
      #5716304 - 03/06/13 12:29 PM

Quote:

Such great, beautiful refractors in this thread!!!
I feel ashamed posting mine
It looks like a toy compared to everyone else.
But here is my newly set up to grab-n-go William Optics ZenithStar 80 ED II.
(Sorry i had to edit the picture somewhat to bring out its nice blue. Maybe another day I'll post another picture if it outside in the sunlight.)




You're right, Alex. There are a lot of awesome looking scopes in this thread, but don't sell yourself short. Yours is quite nice looking also. I like it!!


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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Haas]
      #5716341 - 03/06/13 01:00 PM

Great looking scope Alex!

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AlexxxAA
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Reged: 01/06/12

Loc: Downey, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5716381 - 03/06/13 01:23 PM

Thanks guys! As soon as i get the chance I'll post a picture to do the little blue guy justice.

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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: AlexxxAA]
      #5716387 - 03/06/13 01:26 PM

I had a WO ZenithStar 80 ED II as well. The ZS 80 II is a BEAUTIFUL scope, and gives excellent images as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SteveG
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Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: AlexxxAA]
      #5716411 - 03/06/13 01:34 PM Attachment (55 downloads)

I have one too - beautiful scopes!

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AlexxxAA
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Reged: 01/06/12

Loc: Downey, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: SteveG]
      #5716452 - 03/06/13 01:50 PM

Wow what mount do you have yours on that's actually using the bracket the telescope came with???
I'm having a little trouble balancing mine with the 2" diagonal and a large eyepiece like an Explore Scientific :-/

Edited by AlexxxAA (03/06/13 01:52 PM)


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Rocketman4992
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Reged: 12/31/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: altair1956]
      #5717247 - 03/06/13 08:47 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

Beginning my long list of purchases. Starting off my purchases is the William Optics GTF81 APO. Need some dovetail brackets and mounting rings...

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AlexxxAA
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Reged: 01/06/12

Loc: Downey, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Rocketman4992]
      #5717340 - 03/06/13 09:43 PM

That's a gorgeous WO! Looks so sexy!

By the way, I just purchased some rings for my 80mm WO above for $30. Check www.agenaastro.com
I haven't checked for a dovetail but I'm sure they have one as well for a great price.


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Illinois
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: AlexxxAA]
      #5717835 - 03/07/13 07:38 AM Attachment (40 downloads)

Here is my grab and go telescope. Orion 100mmED F9 and 8 X 50 scope finder. Orion upgrade focuser. Light weight and perfect balancing so never lock the mount.

Edited by Illinois (03/07/13 07:39 AM)


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zvaragabor
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Reged: 01/25/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5) [Re: Illinois]
      #5717954 - 03/07/13 09:12 AM

Great set up, I like it! Smart and simple.

Edited by zvaragabor (03/07/13 09:12 AM)


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