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Mr. Bill
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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5663807 - 02/05/13 03:47 PM

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Oh, So that's how they make telrads Every thing's so much clearer now.
Be Well
Grey




That's how we fix the deficiencies of an otherwise great product...



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Mr. Bill
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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Starman1]
      #5663818 - 02/05/13 03:52 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

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Bill,
Prevents dew, but also prevents the use of the Telrad as a right-angle finder.
However, at least your dewshield won't fall off. I used one from.....that always fell off when it got cold.




Well, I'm pretty pragmatic...whatever works.

OK...fess up, also use multi reticle finders....use Telrad base.



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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Starman1]
      #5663860 - 02/05/13 04:12 PM

On the very rare occasion my Telrad has dewed up, I use the highly technical Kleenex wipe method; in a pinch, I can use the finger wipe method.

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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5663863 - 02/05/13 04:14 PM

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Bill,
Prevents dew, but also prevents the use of the Telrad as a right-angle finder.
However, at least your dewshield won't fall off. I used one from.....that always fell off when it got cold.




Well, I'm pretty pragmatic...whatever works.

OK...fess up, also use multi reticle finders....use Telrad base.






It's worse then that!! Somebody sawed your scope in half!!


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Mr. Bill
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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5663882 - 02/05/13 04:22 PM

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Bill,
Prevents dew, but also prevents the use of the Telrad as a right-angle finder.
However, at least your dewshield won't fall off. I used one from.....that always fell off when it got cold.




Well, I'm pretty pragmatic...whatever works.

OK...fess up, also use multi reticle finders....use Telrad base.






It's worse then that!! Somebody sawed your scope in half!!






Actually, this is going to Australia on a "walkabout". Just trying to minimize the bulk.

Edited by Mr. Bill (02/05/13 06:42 PM)


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Sarkikos
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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5664371 - 02/05/13 09:43 PM

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On the very rare occasion my Telrad has dewed up, I use the highly technical Kleenex wipe method; in a pinch, I can use the finger wipe method.




That must be how Telrads behave in Colorado. Here in Maryland, it's a very rare occasion when the Telrad doesn't dew up. Only active dew control can prevent it ... or maybe a 20+ mph breeze.


Mike


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stevew
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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5664396 - 02/05/13 09:58 PM

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A couple of old warhorses...

I removed the on/off lever to prevent accidental turnon (happened a lot when storing/transporting.)

Dewing problem solved with heavy duty flocking paper.

Keep track of which goes where with "X"

Just noticed...you can see one of them mounted on my Fujinon 25x150 binocular in my avatar.





Bill, Thats excellent.
Binocular Telrads!
Why didn't I think of that....
One for each eye

Steve


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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: stevew]
      #5664481 - 02/05/13 11:18 PM

I wish I had binocular Telrads

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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5664667 - 02/06/13 05:48 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

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I'm very much goal oriented when I take the trouble to travel 100 miles round trip to my dark site. If newbies or my family are there, I might take them on a rambling tour of showpiece objects from memory. Or if I'm home, I might do the same. But when I'm on task at the dark site, I'm loaded for bear and focused on the hunt




The round trip to our site is 140 miles, we have a house there where my larger scopes live. It's a blue zone on the desert side of the mountains at about 4000 feet where it is most often clear. I get out there a lot.

I have been doing this long enough that I can just enjoy the night sky in a relaxed manner. Naked eye and binoculars are on the menu, a 3 or 4 inch refractor is on the menu as is some sort of a larger Dobsonian. There is time to savor it all.

Jon Isaacs


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Re: Should I Get Rid of the Telrad? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5664729 - 02/06/13 07:13 AM

Good for you!

My time is precious at the dark site, since I only go there once or twice a month, on a good month. Usually when I am there, I have a definite list of objects and a plan of attack.

I feel that I've accomplished my mission if I locate and observe 20 to 30 objects I've never seen before. No goto or DSCs, so this takes laser-like focus on the task.


Mike


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