Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Classic Telescopes

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | (show all)
clintwhitman
Caveman
*****

Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #6007003 - 08/05/13 03:24 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

OK Lee,
You took the best group shot,


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #6007005 - 08/05/13 03:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi Steve,

I knew you and Tim went down the mountain to Caveman`s Pizza.
I noticed you did not bring any back. It must have been delicious.
Cheers,
Dan




Dan, we brought back a bunch. Talk to Lew I think one slice even went to waste.




No it didn't. :>)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007736 - 08/05/13 02:30 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

The following images are my take on CSPAMP-VI, starting with my group photo of the CN gang + a few stray comets.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007746 - 08/05/13 02:39 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Here are the CSPAMP-VI dueling guitars of the Whitmans - Clint (right) and son Jake (left). Out of the picture is one mean banjo picker, Lee (Da Bear) Decovnick .

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007753 - 08/05/13 02:44 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Here are Steve (left) and Lee attempting to keep each other from falling over.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007759 - 08/05/13 02:50 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

Steve Miller with his Tinsley 8-inch DK. It's got outstanding optics but Steve was doing surgery on the mount for 2 days. Lacking adequate lubricant, he finally resorted to pepperoni grease from his pizza to get it operational.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Masvingo
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007765 - 08/05/13 02:54 PM



Thanks for the pics, Tim, Steve, Clint & Lew.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007786 - 08/05/13 03:03 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Tim Parker with his beautiful 8-inch f/6.3 Springfield. It earned a Merit Award at the 1981 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference. I had seen it in pictures but this was the first time I laid hands on it. Very, very impressive!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007790 - 08/05/13 03:08 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Lee (Da Bear) dialing in his C-11. He brought along a few other OTAs, including an amazing Cave 6-inch f/5 which appeared to give 3 dimensional views.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007820 - 08/05/13 03:30 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Luis Ashelford and his wife Kathleen came up to experience CSPAMP-VI. He brought along his gorgeous 1929 4-inch Clark. Their trek up Mt. Pinos - a first time for them - will be historically remembered as the Luis & Clark expedition. (Luis is seen here alongside his Clark.)

Luis was in good company as adjacent to him was Dan Schechter and his stable of Clarks and a Zeiss, which I didn't get around to photographing this time but did at earlier CSPAMPs.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007874 - 08/05/13 03:56 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

I brought up an almost (but not quite) fully restored Murray Scope. (You can see a 1961 picture of it and me in my avatar.) It's an 8-inch f/7.4 Newt. The mount is made of plumbing pipe tees, an oil-well drill casing and scrap iron and steel. The dec. axis turns on a full-length babbitted bearing and the r.a. employs ball bearings at each end of the polar axis housing.

I purchased a used Parks fibergass tube and components for it from Coast Instrument in June or July 1959 and had the mirror figured by Cave Optical in December of that year.

I sold the scope in 1963 when I enlisted, got it back in 2004 and brought it up to CSPAMP-VI for second light this past Friday night - the first time I have looked through it in just over 50 years! (When I last looked thru it in 1963, I was 19 years old!)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6007888 - 08/05/13 04:07 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Here is a picture of Murray Scope's mirror cell. When I got the scope back from the 2nd owner in 2004, he had cannibalized the tube components for another scope, so I had to replace all of them. This is a NOS (new old stock) Garth Optical Co. (of Springfield, Massachusetts) mirror cell that I purchased on AM a number of years ago. It's built like a tank and weighs considerably more than the one I purchased from Coast Instrument in 1959. The Pancro sticker is still on the back of the mirror.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Astro4.3
super member


Reged: 11/06/04

Loc: So-Cal, High Desert
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6008195 - 08/05/13 07:21 PM

Beautiful scope Lew! Looks like it came out of a time capsule from the 50's. Definately a Classic Scope with a Classic owner!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Lew Chilton
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 10/20/05

Loc: SoCal
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Astro4.3]
      #6008260 - 08/05/13 08:17 PM

I need to mention that it was another Cloudynighter, Robert Burns, who did considerable machining and re-welding on the old, rusty mount to get it to the condition you see it in the picture above. I owe Robert a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Edited by Lew Chilton (08/05/13 08:20 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Da Bear
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 11/21/06

Loc: Kali-Forn-Ya
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Lew Chilton]
      #6011773 - 08/07/13 04:08 PM

Wow, this was the a CSPAMP for the record books..... The seeing Saturday night was exceptional. Clint, Dan, Steve and rest of the gang were all running from scope to scope whooping and hollering about the great views...Saturn, Neptune and Triton, the Swan, M13, M31, M7, M8, M57, M51..It really was a magical niight.

Clint's 6" f/15 Unipon with a binoviwer was so damn sharp you could cut your finger on Saturn's rings. Steve's Tinsley has PINPOINT stars like diamond chips on black velvet. And Dans' museum of classic scopes were giving everone jaw dropping views. Tim's Springfield and Tak 130 also collected a ton of" Wow's".

I was up really late doing narrowband imaging with my QSI... and saw M45 climbing up in eastern sky. while the Milky Way silently floated just a few feet above my head. A magical night.

To all you East Coasters...put CSPAMP on your calendar for next year - come on out and join us --yea its a long ways -- but you'll never have a better time at a star party.

Edited by Da Bear (08/07/13 07:39 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
jwaldo
Smart Mime
*****

Reged: 04/26/04

Loc: Simi Valley, CA
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Da Bear]
      #6012349 - 08/07/13 08:51 PM

Great weekend, once again! Great skies, great scopes, great folk, and me . Added a few new objects to my seen list, including Triton and a wonderful dark nebula. And every time I'm around fellow CNers and their scopes I come home with an urge to step up my ATM game a notch or two...


Did some imaging of my own Saturday, which turned out well despite a night-long chain of hiccups and setbacks...



Of course, I wasted no time falling ill again as soon as I was unpacked. Worth it...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dave M
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Ohio
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: jwaldo]
      #6012379 - 08/07/13 09:06 PM

Gorgeous! gathering of scopes there
Glad the weather gods cooperated for the event.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Steve_M_M
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 06/09/04

Loc: Moorpark, CA
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: jwaldo]
      #6012507 - 08/07/13 09:58 PM

Quote:

Great weekend, once again! Great skies, great scopes, great folk, and me . Added a few new objects to my seen list, including Triton and a wonderful dark nebula. And every time I'm around fellow CNers and their scopes I come home with an urge to step up my ATM game a notch or two...


Did some imaging of my own Saturday, which turned out well despite a night-long chain of hiccups and setbacks...



Of course, I wasted no time falling ill again as soon as I was unpacked. Worth it...




Ryan,

Great image! With the parade of vehicles that night, this is a great image. Very impressive.

The parade of vehicles was due to Facebook. Seems our announcement online got "shared" quite a few times and we had about 50 vehicles drive up to see the views...all arriving after dark with brights on Even with the distractions, it is always fun showing non-astronomy folk the stars!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tim53
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #6012757 - 08/08/13 12:12 AM

Hey, that came out great!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: New York (Long Island)
Re: CSPAMP VI 2nd 3rd and 4th OF AUGUST. new [Re: jwaldo]
      #6012949 - 08/08/13 06:24 AM

Quote:

Great weekend, once again! Great skies, great scopes, great folk, and me . Added a few new objects to my seen list, including Triton and a wonderful dark nebula. And every time I'm around fellow CNers and their scopes I come home with an urge to step up my ATM game a notch or two...


Did some imaging of my own Saturday, which turned out well despite a night-long chain of hiccups and setbacks...



Of course, I wasted no time falling ill again as soon as I was unpacked. Worth it...




WOW! I'm certainly impressed.

Rich (RLTYS)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | (show all)


Extra information
18 registered and 20 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), Brian Risley 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 4132

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics