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#1 trainsktg

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:53 AM

Well, I've done it again. :help: I'll be picking up an RV-6 tomorrow morning. :help: Why am I so weak-willed? :help: At least it has a clock drive. I don't have any scopes with one of those, so I can definitely justify this purchase, right? Maybe? :help:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:22 AM

Keith,

It's a classic.

It has glass in it.

It has a drive.

So, of course it is entirely 100% justified...!

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:28 PM

Amen Mike. Keith, congratulations. Is this your first RV-6? I think you'll be impressed. Details and photos please.-Ken

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:40 PM

Keith,

Do you recognize any of these?

Symptoms of Addiction:
Uncontrolled cravings
Obsessive thought about the addiction
Energy focused on the addiction
Absenteeism
School truancy
Nasal congestion
Eye changes
Glassy eyes
Behavioral changes
Hyperactivity
Fatigue
Over-spending money

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:43 PM


Do you recognize any of these?

Symptoms of Addiction:
Uncontrolled cravings Yes
Obsessive thought about the addiction Yes
Energy focused on the addiction Yes
Absenteeism Yes
School truancy Yes
Nasal congestion Yes
Eye changes Yes
Glassy eyes Um, yes
Behavioral changes Yes
Hyperactivity Yes
Fatigue Yes
Over-spending money Yes, yes

So...do you think its serious? :(

Keith (Yes, first RV-6 too, but I have a mirror made by the same manufacturer of the RV-6's (Universal Precision) in my 3" Vernonscope which is quite good.)

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:23 PM

I had the same thing, but Mama said it was from kissing girls. :shocked: :yay: :question: :bigshock: :silly: :roflmao: :foreheadslap: :undecided: :help:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:39 PM

YES TO ALL. I bought another Tasco today for $15.00. A 9TE-2. Got it all cleaned up and ready for tonight. Thursday night I bought a SP-C6 for $75.00 with 2 old ortho celestron circle v eyepieces 6mm 12mm, and 26 mm plossl circle v thats a big grey unit with orange lettering.
You need to buy one more to keep up Keith. Lets get with the program out in Oregon.
Bill :yay:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 04:23 PM

BHunt, Sure wish I could find some of those deals. Especially the SP-C6. Sweet deal there. I have all ways wanted one of those scopes.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:00 PM

Have you ever used one? I still havent set it up. Its down in my house in NJ. The focuser on that scope slides on the optical tube. Do you know what the sp stands for?
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:11 PM

Do you know what the sp stands for?


These were made for Celestron by Vixen. The SP stands for the Super Polaris mount that they came on. A predecessor to the GP or Great polaris mount sold today.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

Keith,
The mount is ok, the drive is soso, the focuser may or may not be ok. But typically the optics are superior. I had my early version (1989) 6 inch f/8 AP triplet refractor set up looking at Jupiter. My neighbor comes over and sets up his RV6. We shared views and the RV6 won. I sold the AP and rejuvinated my neglected RV6 that I bought in 1961. The coatings are over 20 years old but the views are still fantastic. My RV6 remains a very useful scope and when mounted on my Super Polaris mount it points and tracks beautifully.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:07 PM

Thanks PJ,
Makes sense you should see this mount. You could mount a motorcycle on it. When you coming east what day.
Bill

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:09 PM

I had my early version (1989) 6 inch f/8 AP triplet refractor set up looking at Jupiter. My neighbor comes over and sets up his RV6. We shared views and the RV6 won.

Now that's funny. The apo was out apo'ed. I'll have to try that some day. Question:"Geez, your scope is good. What do you have there?" Answer:"Oh, just an old RV-6 and some Japanese Huygenians." Disgusted Response:"Grumble grumble mumble (the grumbling quickly fades into the distance)..."

SP-C6 for $75...sweet deal (even if it is a Celestron :poke: )

Keith

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:16 PM

You need to buy one more to keep up Keith. Lets get with the program out in Oregon.


Ah, but I am handicapped with any optical purchase I make. Any purchase must be met by an equal but opposite monetary bribe payable to the wife for the store or factory outlet of her choice. After I pick up the scope tomorrow, I think we are heading for a shoe store.

Have pity on me.

Keith

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:30 PM

Hey you making fun of my new scope! :sumo:
Keith can I use that sp mount with any scope if I get the rings, sure dont want to part with that mount!
Bill

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:47 PM

Bill, I have a Super Polaris on the way right now as well. From everything I have heard and read, it's a solid mount. Most say the setting circles are much better on the SP than on the later and beefier GP.

Keith - I had a chance to take a few brief peeks through a RV-6 a while back. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I've never read anything bad (that I can recall) about a RV-6 with a good mirror.

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:35 PM

Mike you will be happy, did yours mount come with the 50 lb weight. The one on mine is as big as a shot-put.
Bill

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:37 PM

The only problem with the SP mount and the RV6 is that the tube will hit the tripod legs for views close to the zenith.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

Bonco the short tube c6 is attached to my Sp that the package I got.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:03 PM

RV6 is a great scope. I've got to get my old one recoated. But it used to kick some serious C8 butt.....now I have a great C8 it may be time for a rematch.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:07 PM

The SP-C6 is a very nice scope. I had some of the nicest views of comets in the mid '90's with it. I actually used a 2 inch eyepiece somehow to get the best views. Can't remember how I did it though.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:10 PM

I have a Super Polaris on the way right now as well.


I still have the one from my SP-C6 with a AP dovetail adapter on it. Very good mount....can handle a lot if you make sure it's tight. There are some adjustments if there's a little slack.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:48 PM

Hey, can I hijack my own thread?

Anyway, it looks like John Siple has put a couple of refractors in the Classified section...a 3" equatorial S&S and a 2.4" Atco.

Keith

#24 BHunt

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:00 PM

Keith did the rv scope come with eyepieces?
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:06 PM

Yes, I'll be getting some Criterion EPs with it, too. I think a 6mm and a 12mm achromatic Ramsdens and some sort of 20mm. I'll know more...in...13 hours :jump:.

Keith


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