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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5793776 - 04/12/13 03:29 AM

Question for Dan, then. Was the one in your pic a 150? I do remember talk of a 200, but they're uncommon. I would think that they'd be decent optically, but I've never viewed with one myself.

-Tim.


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: tim53]
      #5793787 - 04/12/13 04:06 AM

Ther's very little about them on the interweb, I did see mention that only four Lomo Astele 203 (8") units were originally produced but couldn't see any mention of the mount style. I guess these might have been an initial trial run of what has now developed into the current 3 versions offered - OTA only, GEM and a more traditional fork mount model, the 203-EL.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5794054 - 04/12/13 09:55 AM Attachment (16 downloads)

I don't own this scope any more. I miss it. My back does not.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: DoctorNoodle]
      #5794093 - 04/12/13 10:16 AM

Yeah, you do remember all those moments when you thought your pumpkin cannon was going to pop a few things while you were moving it around

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! [Re: tim53]
      #5794165 - 04/12/13 10:52 AM

Quote:

Question for Dan, then. Was the one in your pic a 150? I do remember talk of a 200, but they're uncommon. I would think that they'd be decent optically, but I've never viewed with one myself.

-Tim.




I honestly don't remember the size of it, but I think the one in the pic was a 6", based on the diagonals of the finder and primary.


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5794877 - 04/12/13 04:43 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

More reflectors - comin' up:

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5794951 - 04/12/13 05:20 PM

Someone likes Edmunds

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5794960 - 04/12/13 05:23 PM

Fantastic line up there!

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5795006 - 04/12/13 05:33 PM

Quote:

Someone likes Edmunds




I'd have put the little 60mm Edmund Voyager refractor in the frame, but I felt that it would spoil the purity of the photo... lenses and all, you know...



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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5795063 - 04/12/13 05:45 PM

Oh, the envy of refractors is truly revealed in the above post

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5799137 - 04/14/13 07:08 PM

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Glue will set you free




Dude! Nooo, you are not wise in the ways of glue, you are talking about Solvent!! Glue does the opposite.


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: dgreyson]
      #5799169 - 04/14/13 07:21 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

This one is older than me!

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5799201 - 04/14/13 07:36 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

6"F5

Edited by oceanofsand (04/14/13 07:41 PM)


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: oceanofsand]
      #6644548 - 07/20/14 07:52 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

The '75 8" f/7 Cave Lightweight Deluxe OTA riding on a 1.5" Mount

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Datapanic]
      #6644785 - 07/20/14 10:32 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

The biggest and smallest fully functional mounted complete reflectors, finder scopes and all (at Okie Tex). This was Jack Eastman's idea. That's him in the picture - the Santa Clause on drugs one. Nothing special about the big scope. Jack's is a trip and quite nostalgic. It was made using the center cut from one of Celestrons FIRST CAT mirrors for one of their models. It has a diagonal and functional focuser. The finder is about the size of a pen tube and sports a single spike centering reference.

Jack also has an 1877 Alvan Clark 6" on original tripod, and the original OTA box. Or is it a 7" ?


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: apfever]
      #6644822 - 07/20/14 10:51 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

My Caves.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: apfever]
      #6644842 - 07/20/14 11:01 PM

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The biggest and smallest fully functional mounted complete reflectors, finder scopes and all (at Okie Tex). This was Jack Eastman's idea. That's him in the picture - the Santa Clause on drugs one. Nothing special about the big scope. Jack's is a trip and quite nostalgic. It was made using the center cut from one of Celestrons FIRST CAT mirrors for one of their models. It has a diagonal and functional focuser. The finder is about the size of a pen tube and sports a single spike centering reference.

Jack also has an 1877 Alvan Clark 6" on original tripod, and the original OTA box. Or is it a 7" ?




My part-time job is working for the guy who made Tom Clark's first "Yard Scope" mirror. Not sure if he made the second one, I can't remember.


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Chuck Hards]
      #6644867 - 07/20/14 11:20 PM

LOLOLOLO Yeah, Vaughn Parsons made both. Tom wanted a 36" F4.5 and Vaughn made an F5. Tom built the scope but it was a monster and the largest regular production Tectron, the yard Scope I. It was unwieldy so Tom sold it and ordered another 36" F4.5 and just wanted what he ordered. Vaughn made a 36" F4.65 the second time. Tom already had the box made with F4.5 in nice raised wood dental work highlight, just like the writing in the picture only on the other side. It stayed that way. Because of the primary size, that extra 0.15 stop amounted to about 5-1/2" of focal length, f=4,252mm. Vaughn also made my 30" primary in a custom build astrophoto capable scope. I'd sell that 30.

Tom has retired Tectron. I know he was planning on selling his Florida site and moving to the High S.W. Desert area for retired viewing. I don't know if he's there yet. I talked to Tom a few times while he had his Florida site up for sale and invited him to swing by here if he ever came this way. I wasn't on his route.

Edited by apfever (07/20/14 11:30 PM)


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: apfever]
      #6644905 - 07/20/14 11:58 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

Tasco 3T and Be'be.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Datapanic]
      #6645086 - 07/21/14 07:07 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

Edmund palomar jr and Meade 826. The Edmund belongs to a neighbor.

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