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#51 droid

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 07:52 AM

Just a tad closer

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#52 twhite

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 09:12 AM

Joe does nice work, doesn't he? Like that collimatible focuser. Bet that's a real planet killer, too... very cool.

I have one of the Antares 'Vixen Spec' 105mm f/14.4 scopes and the lens in it is excellent. No false color to speak of at all. Maybe I just got lucky, or maybe they're really that good. I'd like to think it was the latter. :)

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:10 AM

Tony; this lens is also color free, on the full moon there is just the faintest little bit visible at high power.
On Saturn the planet was razor sharp floating in an inky black back ground.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:59 AM

You guys better stop all of this long-focus refractor talk, you are making my short-tube nervous.

Andy, is that a Vixen SP mount you have that long tube on?

If so, I am really thinking about a longer tube now.

Regards and clear skies,

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#55 twhite

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:06 PM

Yeah, that's an SP. My Unitron was mounted on one for years. I've only recently gotten a real Unitron mount for it.

I'm also looking at the possibility of acquiring a 5" f/15 Jaegers right now. Will have to see how that works out. I would really like a bigger achromat -- just waiting for the right one to come along. :)

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:53 PM

Droid,
That's a fine looking scope but I'd only mount the Telrad on it when no one was looking ;-)
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:00 PM

There is a nice 60mm Unitron for sale at the other place for $300 if anyone is interested. :)

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:16 PM

I would really like a bigger achromat -- just waiting for the right one to come along. :)


Have you looked at D & G Optical?

http://www.dgoptical.com/objective.htm

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 04:22 PM

Sure. Again, still waiting for the right one to come along. Several years ago I looked at a Clave 6" achromat; can't remember now if it was an f/12 or an f/15. Wish I had bought it now, but at the time the $10k asking price was out of my reach. It was a marvelous instrument.

And I really do need to make some room for it here.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:35 AM

Yeah thats a super polaris mount, and it just handles this scope, barely.It aint thw eight, its the bloody length , any wind and it swivels back and forth.So I only get to use it on nights of calm seeing.

Who is this John Stiples??


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