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bogg
sage


Reged: 11/17/09

Loc: Bruce County Ontario
New to me TV Genisis
      #5691609 - 02/20/13 07:43 PM

I have found a used Genisis in very good condition . Since the first timeI viewing through one I knew I would eventually get one, and now appears to be the time. I hope to pick it up on Saturday. Pray to the weather gods that the roads stay open to get it. I will try to attach a picture once I have edited it.

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bogg
sage


Reged: 11/17/09

Loc: Bruce County Ontario
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: bogg]
      #5691680 - 02/20/13 08:18 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

Here is a picture I have taken of it. Can't wait to try it out.

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la200o
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 09/09/08

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: bogg]
      #5691712 - 02/20/13 08:32 PM

A real classic. Congrats.

Bill


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bogg
sage


Reged: 11/17/09

Loc: Bruce County Ontario
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: la200o]
      #5691729 - 02/20/13 08:46 PM

Thanks Bill

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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: bogg]
      #5691830 - 02/20/13 10:01 PM

Congratulations!
Wait until you get it to a dark site this summer and put in a nice 32mm wide field eyepiece.
If you want to see the North American nebula the way it was meant to look, your Genesis will do it.
Great scope!

Steve


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t.r.
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: stevew]
      #5692329 - 02/21/13 08:18 AM

She looks like a beauty. You are gonna love the Genesis Eric! I used this scope as my primary instrument for thirteen years, even while having an 8" SCT. The contrast and wide flat fields of view are stunning! Expect a little CA (chromatic aberration) at higher magnification, but not so much that it will bleed over planetary detail and spoil the view. It is a fantastic visual scope. What eyepieces do you have for it or are planning to get? You will need at least a high, medium and low to cover all the ground this scope can cover. I did profitably use a 4.8 Nagler with the older 2.5x barlow that was matched to the Genesis for 260x on planets, lunar and double stars when the seeing allowed. In addition, plan for a nice wide angle of your choosing, thats the forte' of this little gem!

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coopman
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: South Louisiana
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: t.r.]
      #5692754 - 02/21/13 01:19 PM

I have one of these and it is a real treat to observe with it. Congratulations on your purchase of a fine scope.

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Binojunky
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/25/10

Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: coopman]
      #5692953 - 02/21/13 03:31 PM

Looks like one KW had in, tempted me to be sure, an outstanding buy for the price, enjoy,DA. (Innisfil Ontario)

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Bonco
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Reged: 04/17/06

Loc: Florida
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5692990 - 02/21/13 03:53 PM

The first scope I owned that I decided I'd never get rid of it. Love the Genesis' flexability from low to high power views.
Bill


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bogg
sage


Reged: 11/17/09

Loc: Bruce County Ontario
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: t.r.]
      #5693246 - 02/21/13 06:02 PM

I have a set of TMB planetaries to start with. Eventually I plan to get a few Naglers or Delos. Probably the 6mm to 3mm zoom and an 8mm and 12mm any ideas on this. I am looking forward to the wide field views. I really cant wait to view through it. Along Lake Huron the clouds may stick arround for a while.

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buddyjesus
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/07/10

Loc: Davison, Michigan
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: bogg]
      #5693936 - 02/22/13 02:09 AM

congrats. this was my dream scope growing up.

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Jeff Smith
professor emeritus


Reged: 04/06/10

Loc: Chicago
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: buddyjesus]
      #5694352 - 02/22/13 10:05 AM

I had one years ago and loved it. I was able to crank the power up higher then most other scopes.

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Scott BeithAdministrator
SRF
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: Jeff Smith]
      #5694397 - 02/22/13 10:29 AM

Congrats on snagging a fine scope!

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Sean Puett
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/06/10

Loc: always cloudy, washington
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5694505 - 02/22/13 11:37 AM

More genesis love from me. They are heavy compared to the modern equivalent but, the view makes up for the larger mount requirements. I am keeping mine until I get rich enough for an np127. That probably means forever:-)

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Bill Cowles
MacGyver
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Reged: 04/16/06

Loc: Utah
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: bogg]
      #5694732 - 02/22/13 01:24 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Same brown case ,have had mine for over 20 years, now I use it for Solar viewing, a great scope and built like a tank.

Bill

Edited by Bill Cowles (02/22/13 01:25 PM)


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thesubwaypusher
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 07/08/04

Loc: New York City
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #5694807 - 02/22/13 02:02 PM

I truly aspire to keep any telescope for that long.

Beautiful rig.


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tigerroach
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/13/08

Loc: Houston, TX USA
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: thesubwaypusher]
      #5695041 - 02/22/13 03:55 PM

Congrats on the new scope!

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urassner
sage
*****

Reged: 07/08/12

Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: tigerroach]
      #5695142 - 02/22/13 04:51 PM

Congratulations, it is a beautiful telescope. I have had my Genesis SDF for 15 years and it still provides me with marvelous views. I can still remember the first time I saw the shadow of Io on Jupiter through it, set up in the middle of the city on the sidewalk no less.

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bogg
sage


Reged: 11/17/09

Loc: Bruce County Ontario
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: tigerroach]
      #5695159 - 02/22/13 04:58 PM

Forcast favourable check. Only have to wait until tommorrow to pick up.

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Loren Toole
sage
*****

Reged: 03/23/04

Loc: New Mexico USA
Re: New to me TV Genisis new [Re: bogg]
      #5695663 - 02/22/13 09:19 PM

The TV Genesis was a revolutionary scope at the time, I have one (original owner, 1991) and still use it regularly. With high quality, wide field eyepieces, views are stunning in this scope. Due to the scope's six air-to-glass optical surfaces and single layer coatings, the only downside that I could report is slightly lower throughput relative to multicoated doublets, resulting in reduced light grasp. But it is insignificant in the larger scheme of things.

I occasionally use a gentle MV filter to remove some violet but otherwise the scope is good to go for almost all observing requirements. I think this is one of the most underpriced scopes on the used market today.


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