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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar new [Re: yonkrz]
      #5560035 - 12/07/12 10:05 PM

One of the shots is sure to raise eyebrows. Again stay tuned....

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EJN
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 11/01/05

Loc: 53 miles west of Venus
Re: Inside Questar new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560155 - 12/07/12 11:26 PM

How's the star test with that? And who is Mr. Mars?

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: EJN]
      #5560200 - 12/08/12 12:04 AM Attachment (60 downloads)

The underside...

Edited by Darren Drake (12/08/12 12:04 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560203 - 12/08/12 12:06 AM Attachment (62 downloads)

In finder mode with the prism diagonal slid to the side so the finder is producing the view

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560206 - 12/08/12 12:07 AM Attachment (68 downloads)

closeup of the coating on meniscus outside..

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560209 - 12/08/12 12:09 AM Attachment (59 downloads)

Inside of meniscus also coated!? I didn't realize both sides were coated....

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560211 - 12/08/12 12:10 AM Attachment (60 downloads)

The barlow component is in place unlike in the first series..

Edited by Darren Drake (12/08/12 12:11 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560216 - 12/08/12 12:13 AM Attachment (50 downloads)

Extra close up of eyepiece...

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560218 - 12/08/12 12:14 AM Attachment (69 downloads)

For some reason this one is just extra EXTRA cool!

Edited by Darren Drake (12/08/12 12:18 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560238 - 12/08/12 12:34 AM Attachment (63 downloads)

Here the area right behind the mirror can be seen.

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JJK
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/28/08

Re: Inside Questar new [Re: EJN]
      #5560503 - 12/08/12 08:19 AM

Quote:

How's the star test with that? And who is Mr. Mars?




The optics of the cutaway Questar test at half wave.


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Masvingo
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Inside Questar new [Re: JJK]
      #5560625 - 12/08/12 10:21 AM



Great pictures Darren, very interesting to see underneath the hood, so to speak!

Lovely to see the pic showing it with the original ad.

James

Edited by Masvingo (12/08/12 10:23 AM)


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Daniel Mounsey
Vendor (Woodland Hills)
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Reged: 06/12/02

Re: Inside Questar new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5560694 - 12/08/12 11:07 AM

Darren, thanks for sharing these wonderful images. The Questar is a marvel of engineering.

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John Jarosz
Astro Gearhead
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Reged: 04/25/04

Loc: Fairfax, Iowa
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5563212 - 12/09/12 09:53 PM

Nice pics. I always thought the primary was much thinner.

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Ed Kessler
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 05/17/06

Loc: Millersburg, PA
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: John Jarosz]
      #5563221 - 12/09/12 09:58 PM

Thanks for sharing the photos, Darren!

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wky46
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/12/05

Loc: west Ky.
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Ed Kessler]
      #5563248 - 12/09/12 10:20 PM

It almost seems a bit of a pity though, poor thing. Anyway, still very cool Darren, thanks.

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wky46
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/12/05

Loc: west Ky.
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: Ed Kessler]
      #5563249 - 12/09/12 10:20 PM

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Edited by wky46 (12/09/12 10:26 PM)


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bierbelly
Postmaster
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Reged: 01/23/04

Loc: Sterling, VA
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: wky46]
      #5563856 - 12/10/12 10:00 AM

After seeing this, I'm giving serious consideration to cutting my Vega in half!

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telescopeguy238
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Reged: 04/13/08

Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! [Re: bierbelly]
      #5563862 - 12/10/12 10:03 AM

Is that the same one that was in the Adler Planetarium. I remember seeing it there for years.

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Inside Questar NEW PICS! new [Re: telescopeguy238]
      #5563871 - 12/10/12 10:09 AM

Yes it is the same one from Adler. It has been on permanent loan.

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