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starman876
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5764998 - 03/29/13 03:24 PM

You need a really big fan.

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jrbarnett
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5767700 - 03/30/13 09:53 PM

I think that is the loveliest refractor I have ever seen. Glorious!

- Jim


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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5767914 - 03/31/13 12:02 AM

Thanks,
Only had 15 minutes last night
With the astro as I had company
Till late.
Tonight its cloudy again.
The astro Optical was tack sharp
On jupiter and then viewed orion
Nebula.
All stars looked great ...pinpoint
Round...only went to a 12 mm ep.
Typical royal astro.
Next few days don't look good
So ill work on my woodshop
Till I can set zeiss up.
Im getting antsy ...


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ngc2289
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5767957 - 03/31/13 12:37 AM

Great lens cell! Where's the glass?

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ngc2289
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5767961 - 03/31/13 12:40 AM

Looks like your wife is going to need to do some weight training if she is going to set the scope up for you!

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starman876
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5768233 - 03/31/13 08:37 AM

Maybe we should all stop buying telescopes and give the country a break from this cloudy weather.

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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5769528 - 03/31/13 07:22 PM

not a chance...its supposed to be in the 60's next week...
ill get it out first chance....waited this long....


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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5776232 - 04/03/13 07:19 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

looks like i will get to try the Zeiss out tonight

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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5776236 - 04/03/13 07:20 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

got the 800 mount out tonight

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terraclarke
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5776252 - 04/03/13 07:26 PM

That is one beautiful telescope Brian.

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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5776597 - 04/03/13 10:04 PM

thanks Terra,
that scope looks great on the astro physics mount.
optics were no surprise.
had to break it down early as i get up at 4am.
did a star test and see no color and nice rings in and out.
took it up to 300 on Jupiter even though seeing was about
8 out of 10...real high thin clouds just before dark
but the Zeiss did real well anyway.
stars in Orion were pinpoint.
i am thinking i need to make a 4" stop for the superplanetary and have myself a little shootout.
i think the winner will be.....
dont really know but i need to get out for a few hours
and do some clusters and double stars...and of course
view the moon.


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starman876
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5777201 - 04/04/13 09:11 AM

about time we got a first light report

i think I saw something on the early christen triplets and it was stated that even the F8 scope performed similar to a F20 scope or longer scope. So I would presume that an 6" F12 stopped down to 4" would be some figure that I would need a calculator to figure out.


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jrcrillyAdministrator
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: starman876]
      #5777249 - 04/04/13 09:51 AM

Quote:

an 6" F12 stopped down to 4" would be some figure




Color control would be comparable to that of a 4" at F/18. Not quite apochromatic, but quite good.


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terraclarke
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5777308 - 04/04/13 10:25 AM

It is absolutely stunning on that mount Brian. It looks like the two were made to go with each other. It must have been a real joy to use.

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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5791381 - 04/10/13 09:57 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

first piece of my berry mount. Zebrawood

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starman876
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5791604 - 04/10/13 11:59 PM

I was talking about the 6" F12 AP which is an APO. Thought I would need to clarify that

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Adam S
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5792012 - 04/11/13 09:48 AM

The AP mount and tripod look like a great match for that OTA. Congrats on a stunning rig.

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mustgobigger
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Re: Fedex Came Today..... new [Re: Adam S]
      #5809711 - 04/19/13 10:07 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

Our club is having a open house
Tomorrow night....hope to use these.
bottom rings are 7"
Top are 4.7" for the zeiss.

Edited by mustgobigger (04/19/13 10:08 PM)


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