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#626 Herr Ointment

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

Smile, darn it!

Tim, you are the most interesting astronomer on CN. The shoes rock.

#627 mikey cee

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Tim so you built that all by yourself in your home shop right?? Way to go. No wonder you are good at ATMing! :grin: Mike

#628 mikey cee

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

You must of fell into a bucket of invisable paint Bomber, because you ain't showing up too well at all! :p Mike

#629 roscoe

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

Here I am with one of my "telescopes".


Uh huh..... so now the rest of us will look like total first-timers with our shiny old 60mm's...........

But the REAL question is: how the heck do you get that thing back home and into its garage every night???

#630 terraclarke

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

Way cool Tim. So, in a way, I guess this makes you kind of a ..... Martian eh? :bow:

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#631 tim53

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:33 PM

Yep, I'm a career martian!

...the commute is murder!

-Tim.

#632 Datapanic

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:05 AM

Congratulations on almost a year of Curiosity on Mars - August 6th marks the 1 year date.

#633 Dan /schechter

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:18 AM

Wow and way cool Tim. Lets switch jobs. You teach root canals and I`ll play with Curiosity after you tutor me.
Congratulations on the one year mark,
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#634 ngc2289

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:23 AM

Wait a minute! Do those scopes qualify as classics? There kind of new for classic scopes! But I guess we can give you a pass this time. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

#635 R Botero

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:35 AM

Tim

Just :bow:!

#636 clintwhitman

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:43 AM

Very Nice Robert!! Love the Sky Giant..
Tim No Fair Extraterrestrial Classic Teleescope. One day it will be found on Mars recovered and sold on EBAY...
(AVEMAN and HIS Unipons

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#637 pdxmoon

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

Yep, I'm a career martian!

...the commute is murder!

-Tim.


Very cool!

Allow me to hijack the thread a second to tell you that my son and I are actually on Mars!

In the late 90s he was 12, and we had a friend at JPL. We visited (which was awesome) and saw the clean room with the Pathfinder getting ready for launch.

In the room next to it was a diary that all the Pathfinder scientists, engineers, etc. were signing. That book was being digitized onto a chip and being sent up on the rover.

So, we both got to sign it. The chip was placed on the Mars Pathfinder, and we both landed on the red planet in July of 1997.

It's about the coolest space related thing that's ever happened to me.

Thom

#638 MtnGoat

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

I've been busy lately fine-tuning my "waterheater". Its from the early 1970's late 60's 10"f5.7 and a Edmund Scientific Extra Heavy Duty 1.5" equatorial with Pacific Instruments drive.
The optical tube is truly a smorgasbord of all the great parts available at that time.
I've owned it for quite awhile but I just found a set of tube rings so I can replace the straps. I'm tryin'em out in this photo.


Hey I remember those mounts. Drooling over them in the catalogs during the rainy nights way back in the 70s in Redmond, WA. Never saw one in person.

They looked pretty decent, and still do. Any comments on how you like the mount?

#639 clamchip

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

It is a super nice mount.
The pier is standard 4" steel pipe (4-1/2" OD) with standard pipe threads so you can have pipe extensions cut any length you want and you add or subtract length depending on the scope you are going to use.
I use everything on mine from 4" refractors up to 10" reflectors and it is smooth and stable.
I don't know what I would do without it.
Here is a 6"f13.3 refractor and I coupled a 30" section of pipe to the original 30" pier as sold by Edmund.

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#640 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:08 AM

There is something about a refractor on a pier type mount that I've always loved. :love:

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#641 mikey cee

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

There is something about a refractor on a pier type mount that I've always loved. :love:

Rich (RLTYS)

Yup me too. :love: Mike

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#642 MtnGoat

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

I'm glad to hear that, thanks for replying. I'll have to keep that one on my list. Edmunds really did OK on a lot of astronomy stuff. More than a hack job for sure. I keep hoping I'll run across one of their fork mount reflectors on CL.


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