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#226 grif 678

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:56 PM

cardboard pirate scope

Gilbert 60X refractor

skilcraft 40mm reflector

Sears 76mm refractor

(3) Meade 310 refractors

unitron 140 altaz

Super Polaris C-8

Intes 6 inch

(3) 90 ETX

(2) 125 ETX

(3) celestron/vixen C102

(4) celestron/vixen C-80

celestron 127 mak SLT OTA

B&L discoverer

B&L 4000

Vixen C-60 refractor

pollux 60mm refractor

70mm carton little traveler

celestron C102F

Swift version of B&L discoverer

Celestron Celestar C-8

Celestron orange tube C-5

Celestron black tube C-5

Celestron C-6

tasco 60mm refractor

(2) orange tube C-90 maks

probably forgotten several

Only have 4 now, not planning on any more

Of all these, my scope of choice is my ETX 90 on the unitron 114 altaz mount, outstanding optics and so light weight and easy to use, set up in less than a minute, one handed pick up and walk to the deck with a 13 wide angle eyepiece left in the diagonal. But I am also 70 years old now, that makes a difference.



#227 Cotts

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 08:17 AM

In approximate chronological order along with acquisition time:

 

Rodenstein 60mm f/11 Refractor  <1960>   (still have it!!)

Celestron C90 Maksutov  <late'70's>  (still have it!!)

Edmund Sci AstroScan     <early'80's>

Edmund 8" Newt on fork mount  <early'80's>

Meade 10" SCT  <late'80's>

Genesis 4" Refractor  <early'90's>

William Optics 80mm Fluorite doublet APO Refractor <early '90's>

13.1" Coulter Dob <early'90's>

20" Obsession Dob <mid'90's>

Celestron 6" Achromat Refractor <late'90's>

William Optics 66 mm SD achromat Refractor <late '90's>

TMB 8" f/9 Achromat Refractor <mid '00's>

TMB 6" Apochromat Refractor  <mid '00's>  Of all my scopes this is the one I should NEVER have sold.  -  had to fund a break-up....   frown.gif

Takahashi CN 212 convertible Cass / Newtonian <late '00's>

Meade Lightbridge 10" Dob  <late '00's>

Intes 8" f/10 Maksutov  <late '00's>

Astrophysics 6" f/8 Refractor (1988 vintage) <early '10's>

Intes 6" f/8 Maksutov Newtonian  <early '10's>

Teeter Zambuto 16" f/5 dob <2011>

TEC 202mm f/15 Maksutov Cass  <2012>

TEC 140 APO refractor  <2013>

AstroTech 65mm Quadruplet APO refractor <2014> (Still Have it)

 

Definite bias - only one SCT in all that.  Because that 1988 10" Meade had terrible, terrible optics.....  once bitten....  

 

List is not as long as I thought....

 

Dave

Wow!  It has been not quite 5 years since i posted this list....   So I will update to the best of my recollection.

 

Astro-Physics 6-inch APO 1988 vintage <2015>

Ceravolo HD 145 Mak Newt <2015>

Meade 150mm Mak Cass <2015>

Skywatcher 180mm Mak Cass <2016>

Teeter 12.5" f/6.5 Dob with Normand Fullum mirror <2016>

Celestron C11 1988 vintage <2017>  A gift from a friend - still have this one - excellent optics!

Home Made 12.5" f/6.5 Serrurier Truss Newtonian with Mike Lockwood mirror <2018> - still have this 

TEC 160 Refractor <2019>  just got this one....

 

So my current stable.

TEC 160 APO with AstroTech65 APO piggy back.  (Can image with either one depending on target...guide with other)

Celestron C11.  Currently stored...

12.5" Serrurier Truss Newt.  This winter's project is to make a dob base for it.......  (Dob Stuff)

 

currently stored and unused for years:  Rodenstein 60mm f/11 Refractor  <1960>  my first telescope! 

Celestron C90 Maksutov  <late'70's> 

 

Dave



#228 SpaceOtter

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 09:44 AM

Meade 6600 6" reflector

18" Safari telescopes dob

5" AstroPhysics f/12 Super Planetary ***

11" SCT

6" MakNewt

14" SCT ***

7" MakNewt *

6" Celestron refractor ***

11" SCT again *

6" Orion Dob

8" Orion Dob

10" Orion Dob *

22" Starmaster *

 

* = current

*** = wish I still had it



#229 AstroGabe

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

1992 Jason 60mm dept. store refractor

2006 Orion XT10 Classic

2009 Celestron SCT 9.25

2010 Orion 80mm EON

2010 Astro-Tech 8" RC

2011 Astro-Tech 106mm Triplet

2011 AT65EDQ

2012 TMB92SS

2013 SV110ED

2013 Orion 120mm EON

2013 AT72ED

2013 Lunt 60mm Ha

2014 Celestron Edge 925HD

2016 TMB130SS

2017 Celestron Edge 1100HD

2017 Lunt 60mm Ha (again!)

 

Gabe

Added and sold off a few more since my last update

 

1992 Jason 60mm dept. store refractor

2006 Orion XT10 Classic

2009 Celestron SCT 9.25

2010 Orion 80mm EON

2010 Astro-Tech 8" RC

2011 Astro-Tech 106mm Triplet

2011 AT65EDQ

2012 TMB92SS

2013 SV110ED

2013 Orion 120mm EON

2013 AT72ED

2013 Lunt 60mm Ha

2014 Celestron Edge 925HD

2016 TMB130SS

2017 Celestron Edge 1100HD

2017 Lunt 60mm Ha (again!)

2017 Celestron Edge 800HD

2017 AT10RCT

2018 Lunt80DS PT

2018 FSQ106EDXII

2018 TMB 105/650 LZOS/APM

2019 WO Redcat 51

2019 TS ONTC 1010 f/4

2019 SharpStar 15028 NHT

2019 AP92 Stowaway

2019 SV-125 Access

2019 Celestron Edge 1100HD (again!)

 

Gabe



#230 PJ Anway

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 10:43 AM

30 scopes

 

Past:

6" f/8 reflector with ground mirror - custom made OTA
8" f/7 reflector with Mike Spooner mirror - custom made OTA
Celestron 8" SCT
Celestron 11" SCT
Celestron/Vixen C102 refractor
Meade DS10 10" equatorial reflector
Pentax 75 EDHF refractor
Pentax 75 SDHF refractor
Showa SD100/1000 refractor
Takahashi MT160 reflector
Takahashi FC76 refractor
Takahashi FS78 refractor
Takahashi FS102 refractor
Unitron 60mm refractor
Unitron 75mm refractor
Vixen VMC200L reflector
Vixen/Celestron FL55 refractor
Vixen FL55 refractor
Zeiss C50/540 lens refractor - custom made OTA
Zeiss C63/840 lens refractor - custom made OTA
Zeiss AS63/840 lens refractor - custom made OTA
Zeiss AS 80/1200 lens refractor - custom made OTA
Zeiss ED80/840 lens "Presto" refractor - custom made OTA
Zeiss Asiola 63/500 refractor
Zeiss Telementor C63/840 refractor - helical focuser
Zeiss Telementor C63/840 refractor - OTA focuser
Zeiss AS100/1000 refractor

Current:

Zeiss AS63/840 refractor
TEC FL110/616 "Eclipse" refractor
Docter 80/500 refractor



#231 RyanSem

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 10:59 AM

Will be neat to reflect on this post in a few years time.

 

2018 - Celestron Nexstar 4 GT

2018 - Meade Model 390 - SOLD

2019 - Celestron C90

2019 - Celestron C8

 

Short and sweet... for now :)




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