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#451 starman876

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

http://washingtondc....4843958628.html

 

EDMUNDS  looks nice.


 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:11 PM

https://www.etsy.com...lScience?page=3

 

This person has some interesting things on their Etsy site. Check out the Monolux.


 

#453 Qwickdraw

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

 

 

That's mine :)  I have too many 8-inchers and the RFT is the odd one out because I have the Maynard Clark with its awesome mount and my good 'ole 75 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe that's special to me because I bought it new.  I am definitely not going to ship the RFT anywhere, it's a lot of work and expensive, best guess at least $200 due to the size and weight.  I recently shipped a Lightweight 1" Cave mount 1/2-way across the country and it took 3 boxes and still cost $100 via USPS Parcel Post!  I'm selling it for what I put in to it, not after a profit, just think it would be better if it went on to someone else instead of sitting in the garage.

 

 

 

That is a gorgeous scope Dan. I am surprised it has not sold yet. Sometimes local PU only makes it a tough sale.


 

#454 gene williams

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:45 PM

 

 

I'm in DFW this week and not too terribly far from Keller whilst here.  I might go take a look at this one.  I have two already, what's another one?  :-)

 

Two is always better than one!  Did you end up buying it?  


 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:55 PM

I think TexasSky beat me to it. I actually saw the ad several days ago and thought I'd check it out while I was down here, so I didn't contact the seller until last night. Alas, I was too late...
 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:43 PM

Alvan Clark 3"

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=876528

 

not sure if the price is $2500 or $3500

 

no pictures.  Pictures on request.


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 07:40 AM

Alvan Clark 3"

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=876528

 

not sure if the price is $2500 or $3500

 

no pictures.  Pictures on request.

 

Nice!!

 

This is a historic instrument.

 

He has posted:  Price:  $3,500.00


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:07 AM

Without pictures it is hard to tell but the 3in Alvan Clark posted above may be one of the 25 made in 1899.

 

See this interesting article :  http://al-paslow.smu...77019&k=MxDWcpd


Edited by photiost, 13 January 2015 - 09:10 AM.

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:22 AM

Next time someone complains about the price of a AP 10" Mak going for $30,000 just look at this image of Saturn.  How many would gladly pay that kind of money to be able to take images that look  this good.

 

http://www.buytelesc...ery/photo/53328


 

#460 kansas skies

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:40 AM

Next time someone complains about the price of a AP 10" Mak going for $30,000 just look at this image of Saturn.  How many would gladly pay that kind of money to be able to take images that look  this good.

 

http://www.buytelesc...ery/photo/53328

I'm fairly certain I could take a picture that looks that good with my C8. The only problem is, I'd have to move to Titan first...

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:18 AM

Beautiful image of Saturn indeed - but look at these images taken by a Classic Orange C14 at a fraction of the cost:

http://astro.christo...aturn/index.htm


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:03 AM

Beautiful image of Saturn indeed - but look at these images taken by a Classic Orange C14 at a fraction of the cost:

http://astro.christo...aturn/index.htm

Very nice indeed. 


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

But then again. Seeing like that, PRICELESS.
 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:48 AM

https://www.etsy.com...lScience?page=3

 

This person has some interesting things on their Etsy site. Check out the Monolux.

 

Love the REMCO science kit!  Brings back some memories.


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:56 AM

Next time someone complains about the price of a AP 10" Mak going for $30,000 just look at this image of Saturn.  How many would gladly pay that kind of money to be able to take images that look  this good.

 

http://www.buytelesc...ery/photo/53328

 

Or you could save $26,000 and get a C14 and do what Damion Peach does:

 

http://www.telescope...hy/peachc14.jpg

 

:)


 

#466 Geo31

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:24 PM

At the risk of Chuck slapping my hands here (I promise, my only comment on the Saturn photo), I don't think a photographic image of a planet is necessarily indicative of the relative quality.  There is just SO much that goes into planetary imaging that it's just too difficult to make comparisons.  I've seen some pretty amazing planetary images from a C8 even.  It's all in the seeing, the process of capturing the images, and the post production to get to the final image.

 

Both the C14 and the AP Mak images are breath-taking though.


 

#467 Geo31

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

IIRC, these are well regarded.  Price seems too good to be true if that's the case:

 

Celestron 102 GT OTA

 

http://sierravista.c...4802100559.html

 

Well, I think the seller is a wee bit too proud of this one  ;) , but here's something you don't see every day:

 

Meade fork mount newt (claims 10", but I suspect it's truly an 8" - did these ever come in 10"?)

 

http://tucson.craigs...4791032873.html


 

#468 choran

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

The Celestron is good.  I had one and just never used it so gave it away.  They were blowing them out for $59 dollars last year, and this year I THINK they are sold for 200 including mount.  I think 100 is a fair price for one in great shape.  They really are amazing for the price.  The dovetail is worse than useless, though--too small and not at the correct balance point.  Everyone seems to take it off and goes with rings, either filling the holes with screws of just leaving them there.


Edited by choran, 13 January 2015 - 01:41 PM.

 

#469 Chuck Hards

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

 

Meade fork mount newt (claims 10", but I suspect it's truly an 8" - did these ever come in 10"?)

 

http://tucson.craigs...4791032873.html

 

It's not a 10".

 

Look at the focuser size in relation to the tube.


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:09 PM

 

 

Meade fork mount newt (claims 10", but I suspect it's truly an 8" - did these ever come in 10"?)

 

http://tucson.craigs...4791032873.html

 

It's not a 10".

 

Look at the focuser size in relation to the tube.

 

 

That's what I figured.  Still, the 8" versions of these, while not hens' teeth, are not terribly common.  The price, OTOH is double (or more) than I'd expect to spend.


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:10 PM

for those who demand the best. A 6" Zeiss lens.

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=876387

 

 

you should blow up those pictures of the moon.  Truly amazing images.

Had I 15K laying about I might think about it.. I have a tube and an AP focuser. Could put a working scope together in a couple days. Even have an appropriate mount.


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:12 PM

 

Next time someone complains about the price of a AP 10" Mak going for $30,000 just look at this image of Saturn.  How many would gladly pay that kind of money to be able to take images that look  this good.

 

http://www.buytelesc...ery/photo/53328

Yes but the telescope is orbiting Mars no doubt!   :lol:   Incredible photo!

 

$30k isn't too much for a 10"  AP Mak.


 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:19 PM

 

Next time someone complains about the price of a AP 10" Mak going for $30,000 just look at this image of Saturn.  How many would gladly pay that kind of money to be able to take images that look  this good.

 

http://www.buytelesc...ery/photo/53328

 

Or you could save $26,000 and get a C14 and do what Damion Peach does:

 

http://www.telescope...hy/peachc14.jpg

 

:)

 

I agree, that those pictures are fantastic, but the pictures with the 10" AP seems to be sharper and has better contrast.  Maybe it all depends on the camera and the processing afterwards.


Edited by starman876, 13 January 2015 - 04:22 PM.

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

The AP Photos look more natural with less processing artifacts( to me) But all three are fantastic. The guy in the Philippines is blessed with very good seeing as well. As for Damion Peach great work, but there is a good deal of post processing. All three started with good images.


Edited by bremms, 13 January 2015 - 04:54 PM.

 

#475 Chuck Hards

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:25 PM

Please stick to the ads, folks.  This isn't the place to compare different telescopes for imaging, and their pricing, especially if they aren't classics.

 

Also a reminder to not post links to ads of your friends.

 

This is probably a good time to lock this one up and start a new thread, it's been almost a month.


 


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