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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Rossmon
sage
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Reged: 07/09/10

Loc: Marin County, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: M13 Observer]
      #5954256 - 07/04/13 02:21 AM

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Whenever I see a finderscope almost as big as the main scope I have to giggle




Why? The finderscope is could be a cheap poor quality achromat running at low mag, maybe 10 or 15x, while the main tube could be something like an AP f4.9 Stowaway with a Zeiss eyepiece running 150x or higher. It can be a magic combination if things are well aligned and one is cruising the moon.



Well said, or it could just be a big nice finderscope,nothing strange about having two nice but different views for one mount.


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Illinois
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: tezster]
      #5954467 - 07/04/13 08:39 AM

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Here is my new Explore Scientific 127mm triplet ED f7.5 refractor. Simple grab and go scope!




Wow... how well does that mount handle the scope? I imagine it's pretty close to its limits?




Really no problem! Just perfect balancing and mount is fine! My scope look heavy but it really not! Less than 20 lbs!


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sbradbury
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Reged: 08/25/09

Loc: MN
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Illinois]
      #5958292 - 07/06/13 11:22 PM Attachment (118 downloads)

After taking almost a year off, finally getting things setup again.

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oo_void
professor emeritus


Reged: 11/13/09

Loc: San Francisco, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: sbradbury]
      #5959518 - 07/07/13 08:02 PM Attachment (121 downloads)

Sorry, but I have to do this ... Great scope and great skies.

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oo_void
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Reged: 11/13/09

Loc: San Francisco, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: oo_void]
      #5959540 - 07/07/13 08:19 PM Attachment (113 downloads)

And one more. Nothing beats 7000ft with no light pollution.

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DaveG
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Reged: 12/28/03

Loc: Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: oo_void]
      #5959578 - 07/07/13 08:50 PM

Holy smokes what a great setup, and a beautiful viewing location as well.

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Bob Myler
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: oo_void]
      #5959771 - 07/07/13 10:46 PM

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And one more. Nothing beats 7000ft with no light pollution.




In all that pristine darkness - be careful which rock you step over...


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Illinois
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #5959791 - 07/07/13 10:56 PM

oo void.....NICE telescope! Wow!

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Ron Luxemburg
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Reged: 04/18/07

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Illinois]
      #5959927 - 07/08/13 01:17 AM Attachment (112 downloads)

My C14 pier, custom reverse wedge, and the other two speak for themselves. Taken out at our clubs dark sky site last night.

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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: DaveG]
      #5960358 - 07/08/13 11:24 AM

Ah, Glacier Point! I have a lot of Great observing memories from that place! Thank you for bringing back those memories! Mike Traub

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Rossmon
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Reged: 07/09/10

Loc: Marin County, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: oo_void]
      #5960494 - 07/08/13 12:52 PM

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And one more. Nothing beats 7000ft with no light pollution.



Too bad about the Bears!


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oo_void
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Reged: 11/13/09

Loc: San Francisco, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) new [Re: Rossmon]
      #5960672 - 07/08/13 02:39 PM

Yes Ross, you got to watch out for those bears!

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Scott Busby
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Reged: 03/04/12

Loc: Spotsylvania County, N. VA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Kunama]
      #5961993 - 07/09/13 10:53 AM Attachment (124 downloads)

Here's my set-up. Tak TOA150, FS78, FS60, 70mm and a Stellarvue 50mm.

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pubquiz
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/07/04

Loc: Lancashire England
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott Busby]
      #5962221 - 07/09/13 01:43 PM

WOW Scott...that's just greedy

The stuff of dreams

Tom


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planet9
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Reged: 01/23/13

Loc: UK
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: pubquiz]
      #5962308 - 07/09/13 02:35 PM

my Tasco 66TE, D=50mm, f=600mm on a 49TE tripod, note one of the improvised tube holding screw. This 50mm lens is very sharp and gives neutral colour with excellent contrast.





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Illinois
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott Busby]
      #5962829 - 07/09/13 07:27 PM

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Here's my set-up. Tak TOA150, FS78, FS60, 70mm and a Stellarvue 50mm.




WOW! COOL!


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Illinois
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: planet9]
      #5962832 - 07/09/13 07:29 PM

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my Tasco 66TE, D=50mm, f=600mm on a 49TE tripod, note one of the improvised tube holding screw. This 50mm lens is very sharp and gives neutral colour with excellent contrast.

Very nice and simple grab and go scope! Where is scopefinder?








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planet9
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Reged: 01/23/13

Loc: UK
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Illinois]
      #5962863 - 07/09/13 07:49 PM

It does not have it. It came to me as OTA only. To get the tripod and Eps, I went and bought a full Tasco 49TE. It can use the finderscope from the 49TE, if needed, but it seems OK without one for just viewing terrestrial objects. I was able to pin point the objects very quickly with main OTA only because it is so light.

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NHRob
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott Busby]
      #5962868 - 07/09/13 07:55 PM

You have issues!



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Here's my set-up. Tak TOA150, FS78, FS60, 70mm and a Stellarvue 50mm.




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pollux
artiste
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Reged: 04/01/04

Loc: Burnaby Canada
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott Busby]
      #5963035 - 07/09/13 09:38 PM

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Here's my set-up. Tak TOA150, FS78, FS60, 70mm and a Stellarvue 50mm.




Speechless


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