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Equipment Discussions >> Refractors

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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #5780173 - 04/05/13 05:06 PM Attachment (322 downloads)

And now for something completely different.

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R Botero
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Jeff B]
      #5780206 - 04/05/13 05:27 PM



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ngc2289
Post Laureate
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: No Where Special.
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Jeff B]
      #5780208 - 04/05/13 05:27 PM

Oooooooo, I LIKEY!!!!!!!! MAN that is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Don Taylor
sage


Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Jeff B]
      #5780333 - 04/05/13 06:50 PM

All right, all right. I give up. What is it?

Inquiring minds want to know!


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5780346 - 04/05/13 07:01 PM

A couple of my "pea shooters"...



60mm f/16.7 Carton achromat on Lapides-modified Takahashi Teegul alt-az mount and Bogen tripod.



Astro-Tech AT60EDT 60mm f/6 triplet on the same mount.

Two points: first, both of these instruments are being used in a 12-month observing challenge, the details of which should appear here on CN in an article I've submitted setting out the rules and purpose of the challenge, and second, each of these has better color correction than JeffB's scope (scroll up in the thread), so there!

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for "The 60mm Year-Long Telescope Challenge" article here on CN. Perhaps some of you will be man (or woman) enough to accept the challenge and participate.

Regards,

Jim


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Eric P
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Reged: 04/04/05

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5780365 - 04/05/13 07:14 PM

WO GT81



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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Eric P]
      #5780404 - 04/05/13 07:51 PM

Eric, you gotta get rid of all them wires coming out of the back of your scope...so you can use it.

- Jim


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Eric P
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Reged: 04/04/05

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5780429 - 04/05/13 08:11 PM

fine... *grabs garden shears*

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buaku
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Reged: 02/24/12

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: zjc26138]
      #5780807 - 04/05/13 10:31 PM

Quote:

Another picture. Currently it works with 5 my eyepieces and barlow. Giving me a magnification range of 4.2x-18x. And a TFOV range of 12.3 degrees to 1.7 degrees.



Haha that's awesome!
I want to try something like that with my 150-500mm lens


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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5780982 - 04/06/13 12:49 AM

Quote:

All right, all right. I give up. What is it?

Inquiring minds want to know!




It's a telescope.


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Don Taylor
sage


Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Jeff B]
      #5781300 - 04/06/13 08:47 AM

Quote:

Quote:

All right, all right. I give up. What is it?

Inquiring minds want to know!




It's a telescope.




Hahaha!


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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5783627 - 04/07/13 11:49 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

All right, all right. I give up. What is it?

Inquiring minds want to know!




It's a telescope.




Hahaha!




Sorry, couldn't resist.

It's a D&G 11" F12 I tinkered together a few years ago.

I'm donating it to an observatory being built and named after my late wife Rachel.

www.warrensky.org

and

www.wcas-oh.org

Ground breaking is next weekend.

Jeff


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Don Taylor
sage


Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Jeff B]
      #5783641 - 04/07/13 11:54 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

All right, all right. I give up. What is it?

Inquiring minds want to know!




It's a telescope.




Hahaha!




Sorry, couldn't resist.

It's a D&G 11" F12 I tinkered together a few years ago.

I'm donating it to an observatory being built and named after my late wife Rachel.

www.warrensky.org

and

www.wcas-oh.org

Ground breaking is next weekend.

Jeff




Fantastic! And a great tribute too.


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idealistic
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/31/10

Loc: massachusetts
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5785910 - 04/08/13 12:45 PM Attachment (192 downloads)

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idealistic
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/31/10

Loc: massachusetts
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: idealistic]
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t.r.
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: idealistic]
      #5785944 - 04/08/13 12:56 PM

Sweet combo Jason! How does the quarter hitch handle the load? How heavy is the 110?

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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: t.r.]
      #5785983 - 04/08/13 01:12 PM

Double barrel retro-mod:



Something old, something new, something apochromatic, something push-to...

- Jim


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idealistic
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/31/10

Loc: massachusetts
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: t.r.]
      #5786044 - 04/08/13 01:28 PM

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Sweet combo Jason! How does the quarter hitch handle the load? How heavy is the 110?



Its at the upper end of what I'd be comfortable with. The FLT is pretty heavy for its size, not sure exactly but I'd say about 15 lbs.


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Don Taylor
sage


Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5786682 - 04/08/13 07:24 PM

Quote:

Double barrel retro-mod:



Something old, something new, something apochromatic, something push-to...

- Jim




Wow Jim!!!!! You've got a 60mm finder on that .....er......um.....60mm scope!


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your refractors (PART 6) [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5787175 - 04/08/13 11:56 PM

Yeah, I know. And I have an RDF on the way that I'll put on the one on the right.

I still need to align the two saddles to one another, too, but it should be pretty nifty to go from a zero-mag finder to the 5.5 degree 10x AT60EDT over to the higher mag long focus OTA in progression from left to right (just like reading).

Regards,

Jim


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