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#451 Geo31

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:34 PM

Superb work Tim. :bow: :bow: Once the search engines get ahold of this I think old C-8s just increased in value by 15% thanks to you. :lol: Excellent photos.


Apparently this is true. A tri-color C5 just went for $380 on the Bay despite needing a total restoration. And an original 3-pc wedge just went for $70. For that money you can get into a near mint C8.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:40 PM

I hear a lot of folks are liking those ASI cameras from ZWO Optical.


That's what I've been looking at....

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:38 AM

It's been raining her most of the weekend, so I thought I'd process another of those videos from last week to see how much detail I could pull out of Ganymede. This is just after it started transiting the disk of Jupiter. I let the blue fringe go a little on the right limb to minimize it on the left.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:29 AM

Seeing is about a 4/10 tonight. Jupiter's doing that amoeba thang.

Something to do while I wait for Mars to clear the house.

-Tim.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:32 AM

I was going to shoot more video, but the seeing just went all to heck. Probably a 2/10 now.

Hope it'll improve by the time Mars gets to where I can see it.

-Tim.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:54 AM

Tim,

I hope your seeing is better than mine. I am out with a 70mm Fluorite and basically just getting a bouncing ball of washed out orange. Very little detail visible.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:15 AM

Yeah, it's really grody. I'm packing it in for the night.

Here's the best I could do:

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

Beats my house. Seeing was zero last night. :)

Nice pics.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

About all I saw with my 10.25" in San Diego area last night. The seeing never settled out and I gave up around midnight.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:09 PM

Tim, you might be interested to hear that I found Tinky's sister 'scope, C8 #0136, the guy says ;-

 

"I have inherited an very old C8 orange tube. It came with several boxes of accessories - this is as close to ground 0 for C8's - Serial # 0136. Documentation in the box dates from 1970 and '71. So I believe this was made in 1970, when their production optics were all hand figured and matched. The mirror looks in good shape, but the corrector plate is dirty with some small mold spots on the inside. I airbrushed and then took it to tryout on Saturn last night. I think the optics are very likely superb, focus test is perfect. Saturn looked sharp, given its low altitude, but definitely the view was dim and affected by the dirt on the corrector. Hope this helps with the registry that you are putting together. Any advice on how to proceed with restoration is appreciated..."

 

http://stargazerslou...-2#entry1869761

 

Note the dates.

 

Best Regards,

 

Alistair G.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:28 PM

Alistair:

 

Wow, that's pretty interesting.  I'm not a member over there, but I suppose I could join.  If you are, by all means point him to this thread.  I still have a little of the custom paint mix I had made, but I have promised it to Dave Groski.  I haven't delivered because I was hoping I could find another tricolor to restore, and have more paint mixed up before I send some to Dave, because I have very little of the Dark Anthracite left.  Probably not enough to do another scope.

 

-Tim.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:30 PM

I just noticed the date of that post.  2013, and only one post.  

 

-Tim.




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