Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope
Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:53 AM
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!
Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:22 AM
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:11 AM
Personaly I like the fish!! Very cool.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:17 AM
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.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:22 PM
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:41 PM
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.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:34 PM
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.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:04 PM
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:56 PM
Thats what happens when a reflectorman plays around with a refractor.....
Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:34 AM
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.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:18 AM
Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:34 AM
Do you always have your star parties indoors??? LOL
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!!
Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:59 AM
Actually he looks just like another friend, Jerry Foote.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:50 PM