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2007 RTMC Astronomy Expo

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#1 clintwhitman

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:48 PM

Well we went to the RTMC and really had fun Wow what a bunch of great guys and gals!! Eastman had a 1892 6" clark there and we got to do some viewing thur it an a 100 other really cool scopes. I found a few things to bring home A 912 Byers drive for my cave and other large scopes to sit on for photograghy! Also got some Denk 2s I have been wanting forever for, Found a 4" unitron guidescope I couldnt leave there I think it is one of 6 on earth! Well if you ever get to go to this even It is amazing. Steve Kenedy was there with a 32" newt with a set of Denk2s stuck in it Wow what a view that was!!!! I will be posting some photos of the work I do on the byers drive unit It is a classic ony 95 on earth!! and a work of art! Here a shot of Eastmans Clark that we got to do some viewing thru OLD SCHOOL Glass!!!! :jump: Note most of you guys and gals could not handle this event, You would over load you collector imputs and have a siezure!!! :foreheadslap:

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:55 PM

Correction BYERS 812 is the drive we purchased. Here is one that was set up and taking photos 3arc second on the spot!!! :lol:

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#3 Dan /schechter

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:26 PM

Nice meeting the "Caveman" and wife Debby in person. Dan

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:40 PM

That Clark is BEEEAAAUUUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :)

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:45 PM

Oh yeah I remember the 812. Nice set up! :bow: :)

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

Clint,

I feel woozy now.

I have to go lay down for a while.

a 32" binoviewer Newt....

6" Clark ...

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#7 clintwhitman

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:04 PM

Hi Dan! thanks for the views thur your 1930s 3" Clark awsome

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:12 PM

Anyone GOT AN OWNERS GUIDER FOR ONE OF THESE!!! :bigshock: :yay: :yay: :yay: :praying: :applause: :smashpc:

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:39 PM

What I love about allot of this equipment is this! A guy buys it; He takes it home and plays with it. It seems overly complicated so he puts it in the barn for ten or 20 years and then sells it cheap!!!!!! This is the third piece of equipment I have purchased that this seems to have happened to! The gears on this Byers drive are not even worn in yet but due to bad storage and rats living in the housing it needs cleaned up, a new paint job, rewired, and dialed in and it should be as good as new Actually it will be better than new because the paint job from Byers sucked!!! I will fix that ooo and the wiring looks like a machinist did it!!!! A10 inch cave I purchased the owner said well the drive stopped working six months after I bought it so I just bumped it while viewing. Apron inspection of the gear the little drive gear had popped off I JB welded it back on and now it in Rhode Island driving away!!!!

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

The yellow has to go!!!
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:30 PM

Awesome....either black emanel picked out in white pin stripes or have it powder coated autumn red. Must support at least a 100lb scope plus counter weights.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:51 PM

Clint, I see you had a great time there! I can't wait to see that Byers 812 all finished up by you. You do wonders with this stuff! Hey, I like the idea of Da Bear's Autumn Red!!! Ooooo that'd be bee UUU TEE FULL!!!


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