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akman1955
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
      #6324780 - 01/20/14 06:53 PM

holy cow.. you need help like me Nice collection of vintage scopes!!

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herrointment
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
      #6324995 - 01/20/14 08:39 PM

That guy knocking at your door is Fred.....aka "amicus sidera".

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amicus sidera
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: herrointment]
      #6325056 - 01/20/14 09:16 PM



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tim53
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #6325825 - 01/21/14 10:05 AM

Quote:

Tim,
You need to back that camera off a bit. Using my 20" monitor you made me spill my coffee...




My arm was at full extension!

-Tim.


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bendab
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: akman1955]
      #6325840 - 01/21/14 10:15 AM

I had to resort to coming up with a Idea to make some room to save space, so the wall mounting the OTA was the answer.I have several of the Sears type Discovery 80mm 1200mm f/l scope, so the tripods stay in the boxes and I keep one mount free for most of the 80mm and one for the 90mm looks like I may have to start putting more hooks on the other wall.

Edited by bendab (01/21/14 10:19 AM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: bendab]
      #6331405 - 01/23/14 08:22 PM Attachment (60 downloads)

Glowy told me he has a new scope and I can have back the old one. He wanted me to post him and his classic.
Glowy at the helm of his old starship:


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6331407 - 01/23/14 08:24 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

And the new. Engage!

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6331480 - 01/23/14 09:09 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

Its my Edmund Scientific 4"f15. I was paying a lot of attention to it, changing the mount and a few things so Glowy thought he would just claim it as his. I don't have a drive on this mount so nothing to engage (he hasn't noticed yet).

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akman1955
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6331493 - 01/23/14 09:18 PM

nice! I like glowy ..he is smart and oh telescope too

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BarabinoSr
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: actionhac]
      #6331508 - 01/23/14 09:27 PM

Bob,how'd you get glowy to stand up on your scope? Great scopes guys and thanks for posting! Again if you can , please post a pic with you in it with your classic scope. Dont be shy! Love this thread!! G

Edited by BarabinoSr (01/23/14 09:36 PM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #6331534 - 01/23/14 09:46 PM

He's just balancing there, but that is about maximum angle of elevation for him! Glowy and I go way back. I can charge him up with a light bulb and he glows all night.


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TexasSky
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 [Re: bendab]
      #6346061 - 01/30/14 09:22 PM

Holy cow!....now that's a collection!....thanks for posting....I now have the ammo to show my wife and say "see, I'm not the only one, and i'm not nearly as bad as that guy"

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nexstar11
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: TexasSky]
      #6371490 - 02/12/14 12:32 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

Here's my 1980 diecast with 5.5" Schmidt piggybacked and C90 droped down opposite. Nikon F2 with DW finder

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PiSigma
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: nexstar11]
      #6372338 - 02/12/14 01:24 PM

Hi Lev. Welcome to the Classic Telescope forum.

Very cool rig you have there.


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: PiSigma]
      #6376210 - 02/14/14 02:21 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Me and my early Unitron #152 (4 inch F15).

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akman1955
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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6376321 - 02/14/14 03:21 PM

UUUh OOOh! Terra has got the dreaded Unitron collecting sickness No known cure untill death. and you can only treat it by buying more unitrons

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: akman1955]
      #6376526 - 02/14/14 05:34 PM



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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6377347 - 02/15/14 08:38 AM

Very nice Terra. I am curious if you have more scopes than corners of rooms?

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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6377602 - 02/15/14 11:44 AM

I have twelve classic long focus refractors Guy, with six on display. I have the scope of my dreams in each class, 60mm, 76mm and 102mm, including my all time Holy Grail of telescopes. All my classics periodically rotated from display into use. My collection is complete as are my available corners.

In fact, I have a rule now. One comes, one goes. My 4 inch Unitron came and my orange tube C8 went. It's the only way to keep a manageable and meaningful collection IMHO.

Edited by terraclarke (02/15/14 02:42 PM)


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Re: Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6377881 - 02/15/14 02:29 PM Attachment (35 downloads)



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