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kreegan99
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5193586 - 04/27/12 03:15 PM

This looks really amazing! Can't wait to see what you have there. I will be stopping by for sure. I've been doing amateur astronomy for about 7 years now. I have a comfortable setup for myself, and I'm finding myself drawn to the history and classic era more and more. Can't wait to see the display.

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bsim
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: tomchris]
      #5194380 - 04/28/12 05:27 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

I took this picture yesterday during setup.

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: bsim]
      #5194635 - 04/28/12 10:16 AM

Aww what s setup! I am so bummed out that I cannot be there with my best friends and being with Preston again and just drooling over the Unitrons!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5195690 - 04/28/12 10:37 PM Attachment (212 downloads)

Wow! What a day! We had no idea that so many attendees would be coming through our booth! It was non-stop!

Here's a picture of the display and those who contributed to making it such a success!

left to right:

Bruce (bendab): Tasco 15TE
Gerald (gelkin): 3" & 2" Unitrons, 8" Criterion
Preston (Preston Smith): 4" Unitron, 6" Criterion, 60mm Monolux, Questar, Edmund Voyager
Mark (Napersky): 90mm Sears
Tom (bierbelly): 8" Vega
Peter (peter scherff): Tele Vue MPT, Coulter 100, Satellite Scopes
Jon (PiSigma): 10" Cave, 8" Celestron

Second Row:

Peter (pbealo) 6" Fecker, Porter Garden Scope

Not in Picture:

Alan (Gone caving): 1878 William Short Gregorian


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kreegan99
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5197526 - 04/30/12 12:20 AM

This was a really great exhibit. I really liked touching and seeing the history there. It's amazing how much things have changed, and yet how much they are starting to go back to the way things used to be. A great piece of history, and an intriguing exhibit. Thanks to all who helped bring this to us!

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Dave Mitsky
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5197632 - 04/30/12 02:19 AM

Quote:

Wow! What a day! We had no idea that so many attendees would be coming through our booth! It was non-stop!

Here's a picture of the display and those who contributed to making it such a success!

left to right:

Bruce (bendab): Tasco 15TE
Gerald (gelkin): 3" & 2" Unitrons, 8" Criterion
Preston (Preston Smith): 4" Unitron, 6" Criterion, 60mm Monolux, Questar, Edmund Voyager
Mark (Napersky): 90mm Sears
Tom (bierbelly): 8" Vega
Peter (peter scherff): Tele Vue MPT, Coulter 100, Satellite Scopes
Jon (PiSigma): 10" Cave, 8" Celestron

Second Row:

Peter (pbealo) 6" Fecker, Porter Garden Scope

Not in Picture:

Alan (Gone caving): 1878 William Short Gregorian




It was a great display. I'd seen many of those models, including the Porter Garden Scope, before but, as far as I can recall, Saturday was the first time that I laid eyes on a Tele Vue MPT.

Dave Mitsky


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Illinois
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5198475 - 04/30/12 03:36 PM Attachment (198 downloads)

Great to see classic telescopes and I dont know about SEARS refractor! Here's picture of me and Unitron 4" Refractor!

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kreegan99
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Reged: 05/20/09

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5202970 - 05/03/12 12:01 AM

You know that Garden Scope really intrigued me. I spent a lot of time looking that that design, and thought it was just such a cool idea - such an elegant piece!

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