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#101 Kunama

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:29 PM

My little Cat (First cat in 30 years of observing with refractors and reflectors):

Takahashi µ-210 F11.5 + Baader M71 + Baader M72 + Baader M68 Clicklock + Baader 2" ClickLock Mirror Diagonal and Vixen LVW 42mm on T-Rex
(Argo Navis DTC is used to help me find things)

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

and a close up pic:

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#103 Kunama

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

the other side:

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#104 John Brooks

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:21 PM

Here's one of mine.

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#105 Tavi

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:30 PM

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From left to right: cassegrain classic 8" F/15, RFT 70mm and 80mm F/11.25 refractors on the heavy piston AZ mount. All home made.
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#106 Kunama

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

Very impressive Tavi.

#107 JoeR

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:17 PM

Pretty! Your cat is just missing some stylish fins.

#108 gunfighter48

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:00 AM

Here's a picture of my Meade LS8.

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#109 xavier

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:19 AM

The 12" f:11,4 Modified Classical Casegrain from the 1980's. Optics where made by Paul Jones. Bought it second hand. Competely restored.
Great optics. Beats a C11 (had before and sold it).
Pinpoint stars.
The Cas sits on a Fullerscopes MK IV mount with new motors.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

My 14" and 60q on the wedge I built.

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#111 Tavi

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

Thank you! Another view of the same equipment:

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#112 Binomania.it

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:05 AM

Hi from Italy. Here are two photos of my CATs
Me and my daughter: Meade 7 Maksutov on NEq6 and Berlebach Planet tripod, her Meade ETX 125
In the second picture.
Dall Kirkham NortheK (made ​​in Italy) 230mm F 12

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#113 Binomania.it

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:07 AM

Here's the Northek

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#114 Jared

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

Here is mine in its lovely new home--a Planewave 12.5 on an AP-900 housed in a Prodome 10' observatory.

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#115 payner

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

Some excellent telescopes you have, and a sweet looking young astronomer in the making. Enjoy!

Best,
Randy
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#116 blackhaz

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:09 PM

I really enjoyed classic Cassegrains of Xavier and Panta!

#117 Binomania.it

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:43 AM

Thank Randy!

#118 Namlak

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

Here is my early 90's orange-tube C8 at Mt Pinos:

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#119 stevew

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

Hi from Italy. Here are two photos of my CATs
Me and my daughter: Meade 7 Maksutov on NEq6 and Berlebach Planet tripod, her Meade ETX 125
In the second picture.
Dall Kirkham NortheK (made ​​in Italy) 230mm F 12

Bello!

#120 Stargazer3236

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

Here is my new C11, with ADM accessories, in a nice Celestron orange color.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:11 PM

And here is another pic.

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#122 Binomania.it

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

Hi DG, thanks for sharing. I'ld like to buy a C11 OTA for my lunar observation with binoviewer. What do you think? For it, I would sell my Meade 7". What do you think?

#123 DoctorNoodle

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:44 PM

This is the only SCT I've ever owned. I built it in the 1980s out of a prescription pill bottle and scrap plastic. You can see a couple more pics HERE.

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#124 donnie3

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:05 PM

DG Aucoin, how does that cg5 (I have the same mount) handle the 11", ive heard pros and cons on the subject. donnie

#125 AustinAstronomer

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

Well, it looks fantastic, but what is its Strehl ratio? :grin:


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