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TerryWood
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      #5943646 - 06/27/13 07:08 PM

I feel pretty blessed and a little bit lucky. I purchased a mint Quantum 6 (#237 out of 288). It was shipped today and will be here later next week.

V/R

Terry


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A6Q6
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5948090 - 06/30/13 01:48 PM

please show lots of pictures when you get it.

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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: A6Q6]
      #5948301 - 06/30/13 04:18 PM

I sure will! Now that waiting begins....

V/R

Terry


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Mike E.
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5949147 - 07/01/13 06:14 AM

Waiting is good, it's nice to have something special to look forward to.

Think we both got lucky, I'm looking forward to a return trip to California, good weather, and picking up our 3.5" Questar which was delivered to a friend for us.

Clear skies

Edited by Mike E. (07/01/13 06:18 AM)


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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5957483 - 07/06/13 12:47 PM Attachment (123 downloads)

It arrived today! Pictures can't adequately convey how big and heavy this scope is in real life. Solid, solid, solid. All motions are very smooth and a quick look seems to indicate the optics survived the trip well! The attached pic is the Quantum 6 alongside my Q 3.5. The only thing I need to do is buff up the base a little and it'll be good to go!

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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5957492 - 07/06/13 12:56 PM Attachment (98 downloads)

One more pic for the heck of it. The resolution of the photo isn't that great due to file size limitations on this website.

V/R

Terry

Edited by TerryWood (07/06/13 05:06 PM)


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A6Q6
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5957799 - 07/06/13 04:11 PM

Looks good. Did you get a tripod and wedge? That finder looks like the same UO finder I replaced my original one with. I am now using a Stellar View 50mm finder because I can use different eyepieces with it.

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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: A6Q6]
      #5957876 - 07/06/13 05:03 PM

Yes, it's the UO finder. It did come with the Optical Techiques wedge (nice) and the wooden cases to hold the fork and OTA. It did not come with a tripod. Right now I'll use the same heavy duty tripod that came with my CPC Edge HD 800. Fits really, really well. Looks good and beefy too. The weather might actually cooperate tonight. At least I hope so. I don't think I'll be buying anymore telescopes for quite a long time. This hobby gets expensive real fast and I need to put the brakes on.

V/R

Terry


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Mike E.
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5957989 - 07/06/13 06:09 PM

Congrats on your new scope.

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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5958033 - 07/06/13 06:45 PM

Thanks Mike! It's bigger and heavier than it looks. I'm pretty siked!

V/R

Terry


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dcx3420
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5961065 - 07/08/13 07:03 PM

Quote:

I feel pretty blessed and a little bit lucky. I purchased a mint Quantum 6 (#237 out of 288). It was shipped today and will be here later next week.

V/R

Terry





Great find Terry. I had three of them, if my back was not giving me problems, I would be on the hunt for another one. All three were of equal quality.

The only snag, if you would call it that, is that as far as I know there's no one reputable that works on Quantum's anymore.

I called Davro awhile back, and was quoted a price that was out of this world, just to examine a Q-4

I can't remember the exact price, but I posted it here on this site.

Lets hope it will not need any work done to it.

Edited by dcx3420 (07/08/13 07:41 PM)


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Steve_M_M
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: dcx3420]
      #5961333 - 07/08/13 10:27 PM

I wrote a Q6 restoration document with pictures about 6 years ago. The parts are actually easy to replace and the ones that fail (belts, etc) are easy to find. The belts are just sewing machine belts. Larry Geary took that restoration to the next level after he purchased my first restored Q6. I also kept a database of several Q6 owners who can help with parts. I too have owned 3 Q6's, but find them to be quite heavy for the aperture at my age.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=classics&...


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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #5961453 - 07/08/13 11:30 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

Thanks for all of the great info! I'm pouring through it now.

Here's a couple of pics of the wooden cases.

V/R

Terry


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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5961455 - 07/08/13 11:31 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

And #2

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Steve_M_M
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5961544 - 07/09/13 01:05 AM Attachment (58 downloads)

Looks beautiful! Isn't is amazing that these cases look so nice after all these years? Here are mine...

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nodachi
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #5962332 - 07/09/13 02:53 PM

The cases are made from Red Honduran Mahogany. Scuffs and scratches can be removed with 0000 steel wool. A red oil will maintain the finish. the Quantum cases are the best ever made for a telescope My Q6 survived at least three long truck rides with UPS with no problems. The cases protect the telescope very well.

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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: nodachi]
      #5962433 - 07/09/13 04:00 PM

"nodachi" should know. This scope belonged to him until a couple of days ago! :-)

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dcx3420
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5962973 - 07/09/13 08:59 PM

Your cases are beautiful. I display my Q-4 on top of it's case like it's a piece of furiture. I used .0000 steel wool also on my case and it came out perfect, followed by "Old English Oil" wood cleaner conditioner.They also make a polish & scratch cover product, but I have not tried it.I use "Mothers Metal Cleaner" on the fork and base.

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dcx3420
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: dcx3420]
      #5963049 - 07/09/13 09:48 PM

My only concern is what to do if/when the diagonal flat starts to get graying around the edges, it looks like they are glued in pretty good.

So far mine looks fine, but some Q-4's & Q-6's I see for sale note that they have this problem.


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nodachi
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: dcx3420]
      #5964632 - 07/10/13 07:38 PM

J.R. Cumberland Inc. Precision Optics(Cumberlandoptical.com)manufactured and coated all the Q6 optics. They also manufacture the Questar optics. If I were to have a need to re-coat the mirrors in my Q4 I would contact them. My Q4 mirror coatings are Enhanced Aluminium and show no signs of deterioration; nor did Terry Wood's Q6. I believe the OTI Maksutov's showing coating issues may be the Enhanced Silver coatings; these coatings are indicated with a G prefix to the serial number i.e. GHO XXXXXX. Enhanced Aluminum is pretty durable although salt air could be a problem. The biggest problem is not re-coating mirrors but re-collimation; as this was accomplished with fixtures during manufacture.
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