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rflinn68
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: Jerry-rigged]
      #5640959 - 01/24/13 03:51 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

And here I thought my 65mm was small Nice little scope there. Congrats!

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GeneT
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: Gert K A]
      #5641014 - 01/24/13 04:34 PM

Size doesn't matter!

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Mxplx2
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: Gert K A]
      #5641368 - 01/24/13 08:02 PM

Let's face it, we just like ALL scopes of any size, color, weight, power, price, etc, etc, etc.

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Paco_Grande
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: jgraham]
      #5641376 - 01/24/13 08:07 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Ok, here's my rig.

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lamplight
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5641415 - 01/24/13 08:31 PM

Quote:

And here I thought my 65mm was small Nice little scope there. Congrats!




I take it other things go on that big mount ?

Neat to see this I was looking at the at 65's last night

Edited by lamplight (01/24/13 08:31 PM)


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smallscopefanLeo
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: lamplight]
      #5641443 - 01/24/13 08:45 PM

And then if you want to get even more X-treme in the diminutive realms, you have penscopes! http://www.monocular.info/penscope.htm
My first 'toy' telescope was a little plastic one like this from Edmund Scientific, I see they still sell it! Pocket Microscope & Telescope Kit:
http://www.scientificsonline.com/pocket-microscope-telescope-kit.html

10-15mm diameter objective lenses... for those times when you REALLY want to give the old aperture fever a big juicy raspberry!


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Gert K A
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: tnakazon]
      #5641476 - 01/24/13 08:59 PM

Hey Helsinki is pretty far I can get to Berlin and Oslo easier Stockholm is half the distance to Helsinki
a plane trip will take me around 1Ĺ hour though and besides Iím ashamed to admit I have yet never been there.
I had to look at the picture twice though to realise that it was not taken in Copenhagen,
so itís true it is not exotic to me at all lol

That Galileoscope look great, it looks like it can be broken in half is that right? If so very portable indeed.

And Leo that is just evil lol thx for the links I got a question:
If you get the full aperture filter what do you then use a Calcium filter for?
I also see those cool ceramic diagonals and get a serious case of the "equip bug" but man itís all pricey and by that not much up for experimentation.

@Cames thatís poetry and I love it

The tripod with a canvas bag is very cheap, in the $20 ballpark from new.
As I said itís a tester because my other tripod that is very sturdy indeed is also heavy.
In fact the cheap tripod and the scope weigh in a little less than half of the heavy tripod by itself.
I can and will surely swap between them whenever itís convenient.

Yay building a scope out of old binoís actually I found this interesting link once and love the concept:
Effects_miniature_optics_occultations


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smallscopefanLeo
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: Gert K A]
      #5641530 - 01/24/13 09:24 PM

Hi Gert, well I don't want to be condemned by anyone for going off on a solar filter tangent here .. but it IS your thread after all and you asked!

I am FAR from an authority on this matter, and all I know so far from firsthand experience is white light solar filter visual observing. I have the Baader as well as Seymour Solar mylar type filters for my scopes ranging in 50mm, 80mm and 100mm apertures. All of them are stopped down, but I would be curious to try full aperture as well at some point. I know next to zilch about Hydrogen Alpha and Calcium wavelength observing, so perhaps someone else can chime in about that, but would love to delve into those areas some day when funds allow for it! For now I would suggest to try it with baby steps like me lol, and tread in the shallow end of the pool here with affordable white light solar filters. Just be careful, Sol will put yer eye out in a jiff if you let her! Aim carefully, either with the shadow method or with a simple sun finder, commercial or homemade. Good luck and have fun with your new refractor!


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tnakazon
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: Gert K A]
      #5641570 - 01/24/13 09:45 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Yes, the GalileoScope can be broken in half, lengthwise.

I hope to get to Copenhagen soon, perhaps this year or next...

Besides the Hesburger (a local fast food chain), Helsinki has SFC or Southern Fried Chicken, a British franchise. I've seen it in Dublin as well. Berlin & Warsaw have KFC.

Which fried chicken franchise does Copenhagen have?

Besides small telescopes, I like fried chicken.


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CJK
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Reged: 12/05/12

Loc: Northeast TN
Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: tnakazon]
      #5641574 - 01/24/13 09:46 PM

You guys are killing me. Now I want either a burger or fried chicken.

-- Chris


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smallscopefanLeo
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: CJK]
      #5641583 - 01/24/13 09:50 PM

Chicken..

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Gert K A
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: tnakazon]
      #5641609 - 01/24/13 10:02 PM

Beats me lol I do know we got the Mís. Chicken hmm I really donít know!!?
But we do have a variety of nice small restaurants and burger joints so Iím sure you will find something to your liking.

I never go fast though, except in refractors


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kenrenard
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: Gert K A]
      #5641981 - 01/25/13 06:28 AM Attachment (13 downloads)

Not quite as small but still portable!

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CJK
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5642079 - 01/25/13 08:20 AM

Oh, so YOU were the guy who bought the last red AT72ED!!

-- Chris


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csrlice12
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: CJK]
      #5642086 - 01/25/13 08:25 AM

It was blue, till it got embarassed. I mean, who needs TWO ladders to look into a refractor??????

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kenrenard
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5642124 - 01/25/13 08:50 AM

My six year old girl insisted on Red! Yeah a quick snapshot in the garage just noticed the ladders! One is ten feet.

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brianc99
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5642148 - 01/25/13 09:10 AM

Well I have a small scope, but not the small scope. For now, my little Celestron 80mm sits sidesaddle on a Bogen 3001, hanging from a piece of wood - which makes it a vibration monster. I happen to know that I'm getting one of those nice little Dwarfstar mounts for our wedding anniversary, and my long range plan is to hopefully replace the Celestron with the AT72ED. My next purchase, mos def, will be a pair of binoculars. I have a lot to learn about the night sky, and big wide views using easily portable equipment is the way to go for me. I'll pursue higher magnifications and bigger light gathering sometime later.

Brian


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kenrenard
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: brianc99]
      #5642185 - 01/25/13 09:34 AM

You can't go wrong with the Dwarf Star. A great mount. Larry is a great guy to work with too. Be sure to get the eyepiece tray it is a nice add-on

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csrlice12
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5642218 - 01/25/13 09:47 AM

Wait till you've seen Jack Eastman's 0.5" Celestron Reflector on an alt/az mount. Yep, .5", it was made from one of Clestron's first reflector mirrors. Actually has the Celstron nameplate on it.....

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rflinn68
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Re: Aperture.. who cares new [Re: lamplight]
      #5642228 - 01/25/13 09:54 AM

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Quote:

And here I thought my 65mm was small Nice little scope there. Congrats!




I take it other things go on that big mount ?

Neat to see this I was looking at the at 65's last night




Its mounted on a CG5. You should see it on my CGEM DX!


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