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PaulEK
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Reged: 05/25/08

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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5658327 - 02/02/13 03:12 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

Thanks! Here's the whole thread describing the making of the scope. I'll include a shot of it here, too.

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PaulEK
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Reged: 05/25/08

Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5658334 - 02/02/13 03:16 PM

The post above was in response to:

"I am interested in seeing more of the scope that you have the AT72ED mounted on. Curious too about the handles/mounting rails on that larger red scope. Picture please!

Barry Simon"

(I guess I have to learn to embed quotes; I thought I had.)


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Dave Mitsky
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Reged: 04/08/02

Loc: PA, USA, Planet Earth
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5658349 - 02/02/13 03:23 PM

Since a professional telescope has been depicted (in violation of the TOS, unfortunately), how about this one?

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/images/halefull.jpg

Dave Mitsky


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Agatha
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5658374 - 02/02/13 03:37 PM

I don't know how to put links or pictures in a post...I'm somewhat computer illiterate. Files, folders, Mb, Kb, Gb, But I'm really good at surfing and clicking "add to cart".

I still think of Ron Ravneberg who passed away in 2009. Go to the ATM forum and in a sticky can be found the memorial gallery of Ron's work. Absolutely beautiful telescopes.

Best, Linda B.


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Pinbout
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Agatha]
      #5658475 - 02/02/13 04:44 PM

this guy has some great ideas for artistic scopes.

Heinrich Eder

and his parabolic marble


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bouffetout
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 11/21/12

Loc: Canada
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5658612 - 02/02/13 05:56 PM

Quote:

this guy has some great ideas for artistic scopes.

Heinrich Eder

and his [url=http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=vMCJEugu6HE]parabolic marble[/url]



Awesome scopes ,and the music on that video is awesome too...I wonder who plays that song ???


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Glen A W
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Reged: 07/04/08

Loc: WEST VIRGINIA USA
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5658656 - 02/02/13 06:15 PM

Surely the Questar 7 was intentionally made to look like a lander!

The black Celestrons - I have owned three of the four. I wish I still had them! GW


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tomharri
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: USA
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5658662 - 02/02/13 06:17 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

ANY TAKAHASHI. Here's my CN 212, just because of the outstanding, unequaled optical quality.

Look thru your telescope.....Not at them!!!


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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Agatha]
      #5658673 - 02/02/13 06:21 PM

Quote:

....................I still think of Ron Ravneberg who passed away in 2009. Go to the ATM forum and in a sticky can be found the memorial gallery of Ron's work. Absolutely beautiful telescopes.

Best, Linda B.




Mr. Ravneberg had some very nice scopes.
Sometime in the future, I would like to replicate his version of portable observatory screens; which if I recall correctly, can be found in the photo gallery on the Yahoo Questar forum.


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omahaastro
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Reged: 08/30/06

Loc: Omaha, NE
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5658676 - 02/02/13 06:22 PM

I'm not much of a refractor guy, but I always have been drawn to the 94mm Brandon Vernonscopes.

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FeynmanFan
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: omahaastro]
      #5658682 - 02/02/13 06:26 PM

My 1957 3" f/10 alt-az newt, because it was mine.

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Glen A W]
      #5658700 - 02/02/13 06:31 PM

Quote:

Surely the Questar 7 was intentionally made to look like a lander!




Not really, The portable pier was a separate entity made by Particle Wave Technologies.

Just for giggles, it might be interesting to make a video with some dry ice fog coming out of the base,
simulating pre lift off.


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MitchAlsup
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Reged: 08/31/09

Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5659246 - 02/03/13 01:26 AM

In my personal opinion, the Hale telescope on Mt Palomar is the pretiest telescope on the planet.

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DoctorNoodle
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Reged: 07/14/07

Loc: Lawn Guyland, NY
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5660034 - 02/03/13 01:53 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

Quote:

The prettiest, most beautiful scope is one sitting out at sunset where the skies are dark and clear. Those are the things memories are made of...

Jon



I can't agree more. When the skies were right, even this clunker was beautiful. Gone but not forgotten.


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Dave Mitsky
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5660077 - 02/03/13 02:20 PM

Quote:

this guy has some great ideas for artistic scopes.

Heinrich Eder

and his parabolic marble




A great video with some amazing ATM telescopes!

Dave Mitsky


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Dave Mitsky
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Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Astrosetz]
      #5660090 - 02/03/13 02:24 PM

I still have my Celestron C4.5, a great, if overpriced at the time, little scope.

Dave Mitsky


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Lorence
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/15/08

Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: tomharri]
      #5660211 - 02/03/13 03:35 PM Attachment (34 downloads)

Quote:

Look thru your telescope.....Not at them!!!




This one may not be the prettiest to look at but is sure is pretty to look through.


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Pinbout
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Reged: 02/22/10

Loc: nj
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Lorence]
      #5660444 - 02/03/13 05:44 PM

here's a really cool steampunk telescope

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Pinbout
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Reged: 02/22/10

Loc: nj
Re: Prettiest scope ever? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5660457 - 02/03/13 05:48 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

and I'm still waiting for footbag to finish his steampunk scope...

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Markovich
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Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Central Ohio
Re: Prettiest scope ever? [Re: Pinbout]
      #5660690 - 02/03/13 08:43 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

I've always thought the 3.5" Questars were very pretty scopes. Ron Ravneberg had a beautiful Questar, among his own scopes that were works of art in their own right. I'm also quite partial to my Obsession...

Edited by Markovich (02/03/13 08:47 PM)


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