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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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dennilfloss
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Reged: 01/06/13

Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: QS3000]
      #5905242 - 06/06/13 04:13 AM

So many awesome telescopes.

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Kunama
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: dennilfloss]
      #5905300 - 06/06/13 06:31 AM

Waiting for Darkness:



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Paul Muller
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Reged: 03/07/12

Loc: Alexandria, VA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Kunama]
      #5905568 - 06/06/13 09:36 AM

Wow, Kunama. That's a fantastic picture (and living arrangement)!

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curiosidad
sage


Reged: 06/09/11

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Paul Muller]
      #5905732 - 06/06/13 10:56 AM

Oh! Australia, my best dream today!!

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ngc2289
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: QS3000]
      #5905751 - 06/06/13 11:03 AM

NICE job QS3000!!!!

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QS3000
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Reged: 02/21/09

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5906645 - 06/06/13 07:04 PM

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NICE job QS3000!!!!




It turned out to be a nice scope indeed. Of course I don't have any other refractor to compare it to. I can see the top of a mountain from my yard. The distance from that top to my yard should be about 4 miles. On that mountain top there is a bunch of antennas and a small building. If the atmosphere is clear after darkness comes, I can see the fluorescent lights inside that building through a window on its side, with this modified scope. Not bad at all for a cheap doublet...

DrF


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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: QS3000]
      #5906843 - 06/06/13 09:05 PM

Very nice custom touches, looks great!

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QS3000
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Reged: 02/21/09

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Kunama]
      #5907023 - 06/06/13 10:23 PM

Well, the scope looks much better "in person" than in the picture I posted; I am not a professional photographer as it may be obvious. But my little scope is nowhere near what you have there. That's a beauty.

And I'll have to agree with the comment above about the "living arrangement".....

DrF


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buaku
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Reged: 02/24/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: avenger]
      #5907033 - 06/06/13 10:29 PM

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This is the other ES scope used for the outreach program. It is the ES 127mm




I see you have a Canon lens attached on there...do you normally attach a camera body to it or something else?
I always get interested when I see other ways people use their camera lenses.




I use the lens with my Canon 7D and 5D MK-III to take photos of the moon which I print out and give to the kids that show up at the observatory.




Cool idea!


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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Paul Muller]
      #5907291 - 06/07/13 02:09 AM

Quote:

Wow, Kunama. That's a fantastic picture (and living arrangement)!




Quote:

Oh! Australia, my best dream today!!




Quote:

Well, the scope looks much better "in person" than in the picture I posted; I am not a professional photographer as it may be obvious. But my little scope is nowhere near what you have there. That's a beauty.

And I'll have to agree with the comment above about the "living arrangement".....

DrF




Thank you all, yes its it nice to have no light pollution at night and the Snowy Mountains to look at during the day.



and to make sure this complies with the thread topic here is my TSA120/T-Rex with its new Quick Slew handle attached, the handle being my DIY copy of the DSP one.
Took about 3 hours to make and paint yesterday, its a bit longer than the DSP one and
features the Crux and Alpha & Beta Centauri drilled using different size bits to represent the Apparent Magnitudes.



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Rinaldo
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Reged: 06/28/04

Loc: Lawng-eye-lind - New York, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Kunama]
      #5908814 - 06/07/13 09:30 PM

Posted this one before in parts 1 - 5, it's probably my favorite shot of my 130mm f/6...



A few more baffles for ya...



This was before my focuser upgrade on one of the best stargazing trips I ever had ~ Bryce Canyon!



Here it is sunbathing in Ha light...



Edited by Rinaldo (06/07/13 09:34 PM)


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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Rinaldo]
      #5908824 - 06/07/13 09:36 PM

Nice rig Rinaldo!

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Adam Taylor
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Reged: 11/11/10

Loc: Arizona
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: stevew]
      #5909603 - 06/08/13 11:39 AM

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Nice rig Rinaldo!




Plural = Nice rigs Rinaldo!


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steve-in-kville
sage


Reged: 12/24/07

Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Adam Taylor]
      #5910409 - 06/08/13 09:12 PM


(ETA: these photos were just taken tonight. Wish I could figure out how to turn off the date stamp on the camara!)

First light on the ED80mm.





You can see Mercury to the left of the big silo:


Edited by steve-in-kville (06/08/13 09:14 PM)


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beanerds
sage


Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Darwin Australia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5910534 - 06/08/13 10:37 PM Attachment (78 downloads)

Hi here is my home built 127mm f8 refractor using a really nice Istar lense in its cell .
Total cost of build only $1200 aud including 2nd hand HEQ5 mount .
Things like the ota , 2nd hand without objective , focuser $99 new a 10-1 LP , I made the tube rings and counter cell , machined up the stainless ssteel adaptor to fit the whole on my TV Gibralter tripod , handle on top and fitted all the parts together to end up with a very good scope that performs excellently . .

Mine is the white tubed OTA , the 150mm SW f8 is a friends and this photo was taken just before the two scopes were taken out onto the lawn for a nights shootout, great night it turned out to be . perfect seeing and both scopes went to 300x plus easily
The Istar was better in all ways on all targets , but the extra 25mm of the SW showed more of deep space .
Brian.


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PhilCo126
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: beanerds]
      #5910908 - 06/09/13 06:00 AM

Great to see youngsters observing

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Doug D.
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/23/05

Loc: Virginia
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5911074 - 06/09/13 09:58 AM Attachment (59 downloads)

I finally had the right weather and the time yesterday to do what I haven't done in months - some unhurried observing with my favorite solar rig: TV76 with Solarscope SF70 H-alpha filter, Baader Maxbright w/Zeiss microscope Eps, DM-4, Sunwayfoto 120mm leveling base, and Gitzo legs. Beautiful day, active sun and lots of 17-year cicadas making a ruckus... perfect!

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REC
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Rinaldo]
      #5911386 - 06/09/13 02:00 PM

One great set up and the view....must be nice to be rich!

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REC
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5911398 - 06/09/13 02:04 PM

Oh, that's easy. Just go into the setup mode and turn it off.

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REC
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Doug D.]
      #5911405 - 06/09/13 02:07 PM

Haven't seen or heard then yet in NC.......nice scope!

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