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#26 mustgobigger

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:12 AM

boy,
that's a tough one to follow :roflmao: :lol: :roflmao:

#27 plyscope

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:53 AM

Yeah thats a beautiful telescope Steve. It's nice to see some faces to go with the avatars also.

I hope you guys don't mind me posting my "wannabe" classic. Its a homebuilt 6" f15 with a D & G lens, it's only 3 years old I am afraid and modified since this picture was taken.

We don't see too many genuine classics in this part of the world so we have to make our own!

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#28 Dan /schechter

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:22 AM

This is a 3" Clark refractor on a #3 mount with Bardou legs. It has a terrestrial eyepiece in the drawtube. I became hooked on Clark telescopes after I read the book "Artists in Optics" and afterwards came across this one. The tube signature dates the tube in the late 1930`s while the number on the side of the objective dates the glass to between 1900 and 1905. It is a great performer and give textbook star patterns in and out of focus. The picture is me with this refractor in my study where it is set up when not in use.

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#29 Ziggy943

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:04 AM

WOW Steve, That's some rig to be porting around. I'd like to see a series of setup pictures to see how the pieces fit together. How many hands or heads does it take to set that up?

#30 clintwhitman

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:11 AM

Merry X-mas Mike!!
Personaly I like the fish!! Very cool.

#31 clintwhitman

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:17 AM

Hey Andy!! Awsome Woody!
Tim has a scope that looks just like that, He hauled up to the Classic Star Party @ Mnt. Pinos... Gave a great view. Thank God for D&G they will be what are kids are looking for in 30 years!!
Well have a Day and it good to see you on the forum.
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#32 bob midiri

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:37 PM

How bout just the scopes

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#33 bob midiri

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:41 PM

and the cave

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:22 PM

A piece of history...Celestron Pacific orange tube C8 Serial Number 01. I really felt this belonged back at Torrance. It now sits in their lobby...and they gave me a superb CGE 1400 in return.

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#35 greedyshark

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:28 PM

...and the important part :bow:

CS,
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

Hi Mike!Glad to hear from you,and I am praying that you and your wife and family have a great holiday season and Happy New Year!Thanks for posting!Gary

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:32 PM

...and the 01C8 displayed in the Torrance lobby. Wish they would have put it on a locking triangle...at least it's home where it can be appreciated by all who visit.

CS,
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:41 PM

Here are a a couple of shots of me with some of the scopes over the years! Yeh I wuz and is a fatty!!! LOL!!!
Ok, the reflector pictured was my 8 inch f/8 home built telescope. I bought the Cave Deluxe mount, tube and rotating rings. The mirror was a fine one from Meridian Company of Skokie, Il. On the right is the first of a series of Unitrons I purchased of late. That one was a 4 inch Model 152 which I sold last year.

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#39 Lew Chilton

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:34 PM

It's great seeing you guys and your classic scopes.

Wow! C-8 serial no. 1 is Celestron history personified! You just know that Tom Johnson was personally involved in its construction and testing. That's an historical scope by any definition.

I guess I cheated by showing how I looked almost half a century ago (in my high school class sweater), so here I am in a June 2009 picture with my latest acquisition, a Celestron-Vixen SP-C102.

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#40 CHASLX200

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:35 PM

Here is a pic of my 10" Cave.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:36 PM

Sorry a no go.

#42 akman1955

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:04 PM

:)Remember chas before you summit picture and says to big just hit back space button and try again..after downsizing picture again in smaller amounts..you can go to edit on last entrys and add pictures and edit comments..are we still having fun..it will come to you.john

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:18 PM

That is very cool. How long ago did you trade it out? I found it interesting that the scope had 2 serial plates, on the fork mount and the OTA itself. I just assumed that they had all the originals still in house. Really great to see it. You certainly kept it in good condition. I assume you purchased it new.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:56 PM

Lew your tripod is doing the splits.... :roflmao:
Thats what happens when a reflectorman plays around with a refractor.....
looking Spiffy!!

#45 Gerd

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:34 AM

A picture from the German astronomical fair AME in autumn 2008
where some friends and I represented our group
and showed some of our homemade and classic telescopes.
Beside me on the right side my homemade Jaegers Cometseeker 6"F5, the Zeiss AS 130/1950, the 8inch travelscope,
and the very nice restored Zeiss C63 and Zeiss E50 scopes from my friend Markus.
On left side the brand new 14.5 Inch Dobsonian from Dennis with ZOC mirror.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:40 AM

This is my Meade 2080B.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:18 AM

Robert Provin. 4" 1947 Tinsley (on loan) Bobs scope was to big to move for the photo. Lew Chilton, The mother 4" Fecker, Clint (aveman Whitman 1950s 6.5 Kogaku, Steve Miller, 1950s 6" Nishimura. A Warm up to the Classic Star Party, Last Spring At Mnt. Pinos

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#48 clintwhitman

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:34 AM

Hey Gerd looks like a great bunch of guys / Scopes!!
Do you always have your star parties indoors??? LOL :roflmao:
Man. one day I would love to go to that mountain that you guy go to with My Cave or AP and do some serious star hoppin!!

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:59 AM

Hard to recognize Robert without his skunk cap on. :)

Actually he looks just like another friend, Jerry Foote.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:50 PM

Picture of me with my Dad's Unitron around 1967

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