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#51 Preston Smith

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:51 PM

A recent picture of me and the professor who accepted the scope as a donation from my dad back in 1976 and faclitated the sale of the scope back to me in 2007

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:00 PM

:jump:Great pictures and story preston.. :bow:..john

#53 Preston Smith

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:07 PM

:jump:Great pictures and story preston.. :bow:..john


Oh, good point John!

Here's the link to the story:

The Unitron that returned home

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

See image of me at left . :lol:
This is my beloved Tasco 66TE on the table top mount that member Doug76 sent me . (Thanks again Doug !)
I guess you could now say that it is a 6TE .

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#55 Preston Smith

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:42 PM

See image of me at left . :lol:
This is my beloved Tasco 66TE on the table top mount that member Doug76 sent me . (Thanks again Doug !)
I guess you could now say that it is a 6TE .


Well, I'd call it a 6TE+ as it has a much better finder than the original 6TE! :ubetcha:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:43 PM

Here's another pose . Notice the original tag hanging & the original Rand McNally Moon map . All this stuff is from good ol' 1966 .

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

One more ! The ocular set consists of Ke22mm , H20mm , HM12.5mm , HM9mm , H6mm , H5mm , SR4mm , a Sun filter (conversation piece only) but still I lack a Moon filter . (Anyone got an extra?).

Dave

Edit: The case is from the sporting goods dept. at Wal-Mart & I think is a small tackle box . :grin:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:30 PM

:jump:Starrancher, i might have extra moon filter for you...let me check and get back to you. Oh also nice scope! john

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:23 PM

:jump:Starrancher, i might have extra moon filter for you...let me check and get back to you. Oh also nice scope! john


That would be great John as I have been looking for one for awhile now ! Thanks too for the complements !
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:42 PM

Clint,
sometimes we take our toys outside,
to make some serious observing. :roflmao:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:43 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


John ; I used your method to load all my recent shots , all of which were too large & it worked great ! All other suggestions were a separate program for re sizing . Being fairly inexperienced in the computer , I was hesitant to mess around with yet another program but this was simple & I learned a couple things !
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:10 PM

That's an phenomenal 4" Unitron, Preston! Must be a joy to use! Thanks for sharing the photos. It still looks as good as it did when you were a budding amateur!


Thanks again,

Mel

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

Simply awesome, Steve! The only time I have ever seen one of these monsters was in an old GOTO catalog. Great to see they are still in existence. Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:18 PM

:grin:Hey iam a old man and figured it out. Glad you followed instructions as it is simple with windows xp if you practice..you can always delete post or modify later..or justbackspace.your pictures are great!..john

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:20 PM

Preston!I read your story earlier and it is fantastic!The scope looks great.Thanks for posting.Gary :bow:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:24 PM

:)you dont have too go to off site to edit pictures. if you have windows xp or vista just right click on picture and select edit then change values in the 100% selections to maybe 75%. Do both same amount. if it dont work backspace and do more percentage..no brainer..john :jump:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:41 PM

Gerd,

How do you measure that primary mirror in meters? Look at the size of that secondary - amazing.

#68 Preston Smith

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

Clint,
sometimes we take our toys outside,
to make some serious observing. :roflmao:


... and sometimes we climb into them! :roflmao:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

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

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:06 AM

Clint,
sometimes we take our toys outside,
to make some serious observing. :roflmao:


... and sometimes we climb into them! :roflmao:


Sometimes I do it :lol:

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:14 AM

Last night with the newly restored Schiefspiegler 110/2720mm of 1964 at First Light.
The Takahashi FS 78 to the side served as a reference for the observation of Mars and the Moon.
The Schiefspiegler showed sharp and high contrast images.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:24 AM

The Schiefspiegler was gently restored.
The patina of 45 years should be maintained

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:26 AM

I hope you like the result

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:32 AM

with my first 4" unitron
check out the trees across the street.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:37 AM

look at my view to the west now.

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