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#1626 luxo II

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:25 AM

Matt, very nice rings - can you disclose who made them ?

 

Just one thing about the Mewlon - the finderscope looks a bit awkward - having the finder eyepiece that far back suggests there is a bit of a conflict with the binoviewer...


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#1627 Rustler46

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:59 AM

For fun here's my 1985 Super C-8 Plus with a 200+ year old Dollond "finder":

 

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Actually the real finder is a Telrad, seen behind the old Dollond achromat. The latter is circa 1810 with 40 mm achromatic objective. It sits atop the C-8 for testing purposes (double stars). This old spyglass was featured in the following link:

 

Adventures with a 200 Year Old Dollond Achromat

 

But as for the Celestron-8, here it is with a modern refractor riding piggyback:

 

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Celestron-8 with Astro Tech AT115EDT triplet refractor on Losmandy G-11 mount

 

Here's the C-8 on its original fork mount and tripod, set up for observing the last transit of Mercury:

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This old SCT has been one of my stalwarts for some 35 years.

 

Regards,

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#1628 Jeffmar

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 11:13 PM

Where did you get the tripod tray?  

I made it out of plywood and some paint. I glued a couple of small plywood blocks on the bottom to make grooves to fit into the spreader spars.


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#1629 DJ N

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

I purchased this C11 earlier this year, for a very good price. The previous owner indicated it was purchased new in 1999 in New York (and ultimately ended up in Adelaide, South Australia!!).

 

I also managed to purchase Bob Knobs for it, as the phillips head collimation screws were showing a bit of wear. Works very well on the DM6 with my home-adapted counterweight.

 

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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#1630 Stargazer3236

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:55 AM

I purchased this C11 earlier this year, for a very good price. The previous owner indicated it was purchased new in 1999 in New York (and ultimately ended up in Adelaide, South Australia!!).

 

I also managed to purchase Bob Knobs for it, as the phillips head collimation screws were showing a bit of wear. Works very well on the DM6 with my home-adapted counterweight.

 

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

A little cramped in your observatory :)


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#1631 DJ N

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:31 PM

A little cramped in your observatory smile.gif

Not to bad for room...… more cosy than crampedgrin.gif

 

Actually, even when I mount my 150mm f8 ED refractor, I am able to rotate it completely without hitting the walls.

 

Cheers

 

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#1632 Kunama

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:23 AM

Matt, very nice rings - can you disclose who made them ?

 

Just one thing about the Mewlon - the finderscope looks a bit awkward - having the finder eyepiece that far back suggests there is a bit of a conflict with the binoviewer...

The rings were made to my design by range88 in Shanghai.

I hardly ever use the Tak finder preferring to use the Baader SSV instead but it doesn't interfere with binoviewer at all.

The Baader can be mounted on either ring on left or right of the OTA.



#1633 aa6ww

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:29 PM

My latest little grab and go C6SCT on my CG-4

..Ralph

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#1634 Cometman

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:37 PM

My 150 ES CM

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#1635 Joe1950

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:40 PM

All the great photos of mounts; you guys/gals actually have a sky that goes to or close to the horizon!!!

 

To see the horizon I’d have to drive to the top of the Betsy Ross Bridge, connecting NJ and Philadelphia! Try setting up a scope there.  scared.gif


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#1636 fcathell

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:45 PM

Here is my cat.

 

 

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#1637 Joe1950

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:56 PM

Orange! Must be a Celestron breed!


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#1638 fcathell

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

Good one Joe!  Actually he is not as orange as the photo shows.  He is very "blond" and his name is "Butters".  Found him at the local animal shelter last December. He was 4 years old when I got him and his former owner had a terminal illness and had to give him up.  He's a Norwegian Forest Cat and a really good cat. This is the first cat I've had that I did not get as a kitten.

 

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#1639 Joe1950

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:37 AM

Beautiful, and a good friend, I’m sure, Frank!



#1640 NHRob

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:19 AM

I purchased this C11 earlier this year, for a very good price. The previous owner indicated it was purchased new in 1999 in New York (and ultimately ended up in Adelaide, South Australia!!).

 

I also managed to purchase Bob Knobs for it, as the phillips head collimation screws were showing a bit of wear. Works very well on the DM6 with my home-adapted counterweight.

 

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

What mount are you using in that pic?



#1641 Hesiod

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:15 AM

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Ready to walk out for a DSOs session


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#1642 BFaucett

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:38 AM

My humble Celestron C90:

 

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Cheers!  Bob F. smile.gif

 


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#1643 JoeR

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:25 AM

Here is my cat.

I like BIG cats and I cannot lie grin.gif

 

My 60 lb C14 XLT OTA

My 24 lb pure breed Maine Coon "Einstein"

 

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#1644 fcathell

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:28 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Maine Coon!  Tell Einstein that Butters says "Ssssss"!

 

Frank



#1645 Bataleon

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:36 PM

Celestron CPC 800 and Skywatcher 90 mak on an SLT mount. 6f690f4ba59996aabcefb54170effc08.jpg

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#1646 eros312

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:10 PM

My Meade 8 ACF

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#1647 Bataleon

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:29 PM

My Meade 8 ACF
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Meade SCTs are so much more aesthetically pleasing than C-trons lol. It looks like there might be just a hair more secondary obstruction though? Can't tell.

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#1648 Tyson M

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:54 PM

The Dark Aster has landed...

 

Orion Optics 200 Deluxe :

- test report with 98.7% Sterhl & 1/8 wave

- 4000mm focal length f20 @ 22% obstruction

-CNC losmandy dovetail

-micrometer focuser

 

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#1649 Lighthound

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

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#1650 Ssayer

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 07:44 AM

Pretty humble compared to other scopes that I see here, but... my Celestron 127SLT. I drew up and printed an adapter so that I could add my green laser.

 

 

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