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#2651 rolo

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:53 AM

C14 & C9.25 back in 2006

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#2652 Bomber Bob

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:09 AM

Back in Black -- and beautiful!!  



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:15 AM

My Classic Takahashi 50mm Twins -- FC-50 & Swift 838

 

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#2654 DreamWeaver

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:17 PM

The recent posts on the Lafayette thread motivated me to dig my F-342 out from the bottom of the stack last night.  Had a nice clear sky and now I just need to put them away. Unless of course the forecast is for good seeing again.

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 03:17 PM

From 'the files', a old picture of a fine oldie, a Edmund Scientific 3 inch Reflector.

This scope dates from the late fifties and was named '3 inch Reflector' shortly

later Edmund changed it's name to the 'Space Conqueror', the Palomar Jr. became

the 'Deluxe Space Conqueror', the '6 inch Reflector' became the 'Super Space Conqueror'.

Robert

 

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#2656 clamchip

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

These days 'the files', my photos, are retrievable only by searching the internet because the

hard drive failed on my old computer.  It is a minor inconvenience, the old computer is not

worth fixing and can't be used anyway being a security risk. I kept it around just for storing

things like my photos. I'm mentioning this because you really should back-up your stuff.

My wife warned me, and as always, she was right.

Robert

 

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#2657 Jim Curry

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:38 PM

Bummer.  You have some classic photos.  And I'm not just talking about scopes.



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:06 PM

These days 'the files', my photos, are retrievable only by searching the internet because the

hard drive failed on my old computer.  It is a minor inconvenience, the old computer is not

worth fixing and can't be used anyway being a security risk. I kept it around just for storing

things like my photos. I'm mentioning this because you really should back-up your stuff.

My wife warned me, and as always, she was right.

Robert

 

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Robert,

 

You may want to investigate Ontrack Data Recovery services. They can do amazing work recovering data from failed hard drives:

 

https://www.ontrack.com/


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#2659 clamchip

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

Here I'm photographing my Meade DS-16 mirror and taking necessary steps against

a chance big booger or old man drool falling on the aluminized surface.

Why'm I even doing this risky maneuver? I tried to capture the slightly yellow tint to the

coatings. I'm still not sure why slightly yellow, but the mirror box came from Lumicon and

the 'yellow' reminds me of my Lumicon enhanced mirror diagonal, hmmscratchhead2.gif  

Robert

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:33 PM

I found some old Polaroid photos today and here is one of my buddy Phil with his gray tube Criterion RV6.  This photo was made around 1971 if I remember correctly.  Notice his old Rambler stationwagon aka Igor in the background.  Photo was made at Lane Field in Sanger, TX.

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:42 PM

Here is the other Polaroid of Phil's dad's tri color Celestron 8 SCT (sn195) on a table top mount from around the same time.   Phil still has this scope to this day.  My home built 8" f7 Newt and Igor are in the background.   Photo was made at Lane Field in Sanger, TX.

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:49 PM

Here is Phil at Okie-Tex 2015 with his trusty tri color C8 SCT sn195.   It still delivers fine images.

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:54 PM

Dynascope 8"f/8 on bell pier....Check out the declination control knob. One of the best setting circles around. I could dial in objects like a human Cuban goto!

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 08:04 PM

That must be a planetary monster! Superb!

 

I've always lived near Edmund Scientific's retail outlet store. They had an 8" f/8 which was the biggest of their line of Newts. Pictures could never do that scope justice. In person it was massive. I never knew anyone who had one though to get a look see.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:56 PM

Joe, I loved that scope! An 8"f/8 is one of the best planetary scopes you can get. 


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:11 PM

Dynascope 8"f/8 on bell pier....Check out the declination control knob. One of the best setting circles around. I could dial in objects like a human Cuban goto!


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:39 PM

My 1979(?) orange C90 Astro, found on eBay. Lovely optics and decent deep-sky views for a 90mm. I plan on getting a Baader T2 diagonal to allow the tube to clear the fork when aimed near the pole at some point soon; right now I have a LAR with a 1.25" visual back and diagonal. This scope will be travelling to Hawaii with me in May on my photo tripod which I use with it currently.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 03:34 PM

Nice!  I always liked the look of those.  Had a few of the orange tube spotters but never an Astro.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:21 PM

My Swift 838 made the short trip to my in-law's today.  Forecast says clearing skies by 1900, so we brought her along to share with the family.  We will see how she does.  She's definitely a cutie.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

Those Swifts are a nice color combination!

 

Is that an old railway station across the street? The roof framing looks like one....



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:35 AM

Agreed! This one hasn't been used much, except during the day. Looked good. On the Moon, it was a bit of a disappointment. However, the objective is dirty, the eps are lacking, and the diagonal isn't clean either. Still a fun little scope.

Yes, that's an old "depot". My fil bought it years ago. Since he purchased it, it has been used as a variety of things including a preschool, meeting house for a small private school, a residence, and currently storage. It might be sold to a gentleman intent on preserving the history of the building and the surrounding area.
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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:44 PM

6"   F 10   Waring Cleveland Instrument Co. Inc.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:20 PM

My Orange Tube C5 ('77 die-cast OTA, '73 sand-cast mount) and '79 C90.

 

I'll do a photo with the '73 C8 when I get the chance......

 

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:18 AM

Wonderful and rare, Goto Kogaku model 454 Hy-Score,  GOTO 106.   Thank you Dave and Stew.

In my office at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, FL

 

Sanders E. Lewallen 

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

Beautiful.  I have the straight Goto version of the 106 and it is one massive 3" scope.  Congrats!




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