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Old Photos - D&G 5"
      #5980222 - 07/19/13 05:26 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

Some photos from 1988 made with my D&G 5" f/10.

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Bomber Bob
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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5980229 - 07/19/13 05:30 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Copernicus - Canon AE-1 Program & Kodak 200 ISO film.

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5980364 - 07/19/13 06:54 PM

These are very nice Bob. I love the peach color rendition. Were these eyepiece projections?

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Nightfly]
      #5980522 - 07/19/13 09:23 PM

Yes, these were made with EP - University Optics OR12.5 - as I recall. It was one of my favorite eyepieces with this scope!

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5980928 - 07/20/13 06:08 AM

UO made some nice eyepieces. Those D&G optics not so bad as well for a doublet. Good color at f/10.

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Nightfly]
      #5981942 - 07/20/13 08:15 PM

Thanks! Barry did a fine job on the objective - best refractor I've ever looked through. I think the "peach" color is the result of storage in a hot attic for years. I recall the prints looking darker & grayer!

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5981946 - 07/20/13 08:17 PM

I routinely used 400X on Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - when the skies were calm. I also have some VHS-C tapes that I shot of those planets - just have to remember where I stashed them!

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5982002 - 07/20/13 08:57 PM

Yea, I just heard that 400X hit the chopping block at Fujifilm. Too bad, it is a nice E-6 for astrophotography. VHS-C. Wow, now that's analog!

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5984842 - 07/22/13 05:33 PM

Bob - thanks for posting these. I almost got a 6" f/12 a few years ago. But mount size and astrophotography became an issue so I elected to get the Tec 140. I blame that decision on the Nightfly actually as Jim enticed me from just doing visual. I do not regret that decision one bit, but I've always wanted a big D&G. Please keep posting anything else you have. Hearing that 400x is going is not good news either. What's this world coming too? People are going back to film but they keep chopping the best films. Anyway - like they really care. It's a beancounter's world now.

Igor


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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Nebhunter]
      #5986909 - 07/23/13 09:54 PM

I think I confused folks (not the first time!): By 400X I meant magnification. As you can see by the few photos I made, I'm more of a Looker than a Shooter!

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Nebhunter]
      #5986915 - 07/23/13 09:57 PM

Yeah, the weight of my D&G Beast is what made me sell - too rough on my arthritis. But, I still miss the views.

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Re: Old Photos - D&G 5" new [Re: Bomber Bob]
      #5993581 - 07/27/13 08:21 PM

Great images Bob...

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