Star Party With The Unitron
Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:09 PM
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First off Clint, You have a very lovely wife! You are a lucky man to have a wife that also loves this hobby!
Hey, that star party you guys went to sounded like an awesome place! I too spent a couple of days at the Buck-Eye-On-The-Sky Star Party! I was from Friday June 15th thru 17th. The weather wasn't good at all during the night on Friday night but was much better on Saturday night-Sunday morning. My son Scott joined me on the first night to camp out and see what star parties are all about. He did this as my Father's Day present. Now ain't that sweet? Here's my pride and joy setup!
Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:53 PM
Lenny, I presume the Jaegers is the stubby white one behind the Vernonscope?
Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:22 PM
What are those tall plant looking things in the back ground?
Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:48 PM
Glad to hear you had such a great time up at Mt Pinos (love the photos)! Scott Losmandy and I missed you (and Debbie), but the Obsession 18" and some awesome skies more than made up for it! Maybe next time, but in the mean time I'll be off to Bryce National Park to participate in their astronomy program during the month of July.
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:14 AM
I have a 4" guider off a 6" unitron I could not resist the purchase. Also I didnt know Unitron made a 5"
Yes there is a 5" Unitron. Here's a shot of the one Scott Losmandy has taken during one of our outings last summer.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:36 PM
They even made an 8-incher. Woowee! :jump:Mike
When did Unitron have an 8" available? I have catalogs which date from the early 60's to the 80's and the 6" was the largest I'd seen. I know they had scopes in the 50's, but I never saw their listings for that time frame.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:17 PM
Those are the weights that power the weight driven clock drive...and the drive works very well!
Ya' gotta' love that pendullum! :roflmao:Mike
Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:39 PM