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bremms
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Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new
      #5665201 - 02/06/13 12:55 PM

Didn't get any pictures yet but the 5" D&G F12 came today. It's even going to be clear this evening! It's and older one but the lens was checked, cleaned, coated in 2010 and looks pristine. I'll try and get some good pictures when I get home from work. Going to shoe horn it on my GP mount. Bit of a stretch but It will work for now. Going to take an extra counterweight from my GP2
I'm VERY excited.


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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5665230 - 02/06/13 01:11 PM

congrats...


you know what comes now...


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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5665325 - 02/06/13 01:56 PM

Hold on here

I have not received a scope in the last month and I have seeing nothing but
How long does this scope curse last?


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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: starman876]
      #5665599 - 02/06/13 04:21 PM

Congratulations on the new "baby." The curse continues here as well. The Unitron 140 still goes "unlookedthru."

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5665808 - 02/06/13 06:32 PM

I'm not jealous...I'm not jealous...I'm not jealous.

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: GeneT]
      #5665848 - 02/06/13 06:57 PM

Oh yes you are

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5665975 - 02/06/13 08:37 PM

Congrats YOU will love it

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bremms
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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5666014 - 02/06/13 09:09 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

Just came in from a little observing with the D&G. Took three short sessions to get it collimated. I could tell the lens was good but not collimated properly. Now it ROCKS. Jupiter was stunning in moments of good seeing. very little scattering and textbook in and out of focus images. Just like mine from 12 years ago.
Here is a phone pic.


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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666016 - 02/06/13 09:10 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

another

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666018 - 02/06/13 09:12 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

business end

Edited by bremms (02/06/13 09:12 PM)


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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666021 - 02/06/13 09:13 PM

SWEET

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5666023 - 02/06/13 09:14 PM

Nice looking scope.

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bob midiri
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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666031 - 02/06/13 09:18 PM

There is just something about a long tubed white refractor!!! It just looks like what a telescope should look like....

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666044 - 02/06/13 09:24 PM

Going to go back out for a while.. Orion, M35, Eskimo neb looked really great. 5th star in the trapezium was easy at 175x. It does have a little more color than the 4" F15 Jaegers. To be expected of course. Images are a good bit brighter, it's an inch larger and coated. Seeing is deteriorating a bit. I have a little bug, so going to call it early.

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666411 - 02/07/13 02:40 AM

Very, very nice. One day I may have to try one of these, myself.

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: pogobbler]
      #5666514 - 02/07/13 06:26 AM

Looks good, congratulations and enjoy.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: pogobbler]
      #5666518 - 02/07/13 06:34 AM

Very pleased with the D&G. Performs just like the oneI had years ago. There is one small dent in the tube that could be pulled out, and it could use a little more focuser in travel. All my eyepieces reach focus, but there is only about 4 or 5 mm travel left with a 2" diagonal. Going to trim the tube about 12-15mm. The old focuser works well, smooth with no play.

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bremms]
      #5666576 - 02/07/13 07:32 AM

Great looking scope, I noticed not all but some of the D&G scope I see they were not big on the dew shield any reason why ?

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House new [Re: bendab]
      #5667210 - 02/07/13 02:39 PM

Good Question! I have no answer. The D&G's like to free range??

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Re: Vintage D&G 5" F12 in the House [Re: bremms]
      #5667252 - 02/07/13 02:59 PM

great catch....do i actually see sunshine...not fair.


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