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#2676 clamchip

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:25 PM

I miss Stumpy

why do we do this sell thing

 

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#2677 roscoe

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:02 AM

stumps me.....


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#2678 DreamWeaver

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:31 AM

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#2679 Vesper818

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:01 PM

Anyone who can sell a stump in the PNW is one heck of a salesman!
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#2680 Joe1950

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:01 PM

Robert, how many hours did you LOG on that scope? Looks like a comfortable set up.


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#2681 clamchip

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

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#2682 Joe1950

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:38 PM

And, it's heavy!

 

How I became a coloratura sopranno.


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#2683 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:47 PM

My 10" F 6 Cave Newtonian

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#2684 deepwoods1

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:01 PM

I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this!


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#2685 Joe1950

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:55 PM

I had one just like that, sans some upgrades, I bought in 1974. Wonderful scope.

 

Only downside is the weight. I had a long way to take it for set-up and down steps. Even in my 20s it was daunting. I sold it to a friend who had a rotating dome.

 

Your's looks better than new, Tom.


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#2686 clamchip

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:50 PM

Quasimodo has been seeing a chiropractor, look at him now. Before and after:

This is a killer kit, wonderful wide field keeps you on the edge of your ladder rung.

Meade DS-10A Star-Liner 2 inch shaft mount.

Robert

 

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#2687 clamchip

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:53 PM

Here's Quasi's primary, a very very sweet hunk of Pyrex. Quasimodo has a heart of Gold.

 

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#2688 clamchip

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:57 PM

Okay Robert, let's see it, you know what, YOUR CLAMCHIP!

I know, yes here's my chip:

 

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#2689 Bomber Bob

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:16 PM

Now Robert, that's a mighty small clam -- less than a teaspoon.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:28 PM

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Now here is a clamchip.  I let the edge get too sharp while polishing my 6-inch mirror almost 50 years ago.  I was heartbroken at the time, but have proudly used the telescope to this day.

 

John Rogers


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#2691 CCD-Freak

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

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Now here is a clamchip.  I let the edge get too sharp while polishing my 6-inch mirror almost 50 years ago.  I was heartbroken at the time, but have proudly used the telescope to this day.

 

John Rogers

This is where large retainer clips come in handy.   "What you can't see won't hurt you".  wink.gif

 

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#2692 clamchip

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:05 PM

I ran across this photo of me weighing my Sears Tower 6332.

I like this scope. When bought it had a flipped element, now its razor sharp

and is the coolest bronze color.

When I saw this picture it immediately struck me, why didn't I just weigh the kit in

the case and then subtract the empty case? instead I used a fish scale, well this

is camp Clamchip! it weighs 8-1/2 lbs total, incredibly lightweight.

Robert

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

I received a nice Tasco 9TE-5 recently. The whole set up is very light and portable - great to dash out and catch a glimpse of something between the clouds.

The tripod is not original - a replacement one with wooden legs was included instead. Objective has a tiny scratch which the seller had flagged. Nice felt lined dew shield. No original eyepieces and a cracked lens dust cover but overall I'm very happy with it:  the perfect starter scope for my daughter in a couple of years.

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#2694 BarabinoSr

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

Hi Peter! The Tasco 9TE-5  is in my opinion a very fine scope optically. I have one in my collective and it gave me the best views of the crescent Venus in its scope class .Very sharp even with the stock eyepieces it came with. The mount was an issue when I first got it , but It was an easy fix. You should have a good one there! Enjoy!waytogo.gif Gary


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:17 PM

1978 Criterion RV6 I picked up today from its original owner.

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:16 PM

Nice, Zane!  

 

Soon you’re going to be in the same league as Clamchip and Bomber Bob.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:23 PM

Nice, Zane!  

 

Soon you’re going to be in the same league as Clamchip and Bomber Bob.

I doubt it. For me, most of the fun is in fixing the scope, testing it, and getting it on to a new owner. The C5 will probably be returned to WAS soon (have to to a photo with the C90 and C8 first), I'm not quite sure what to do with the C8 when I get it back, and the C90 is mainly for my trip to Hawaii in May (along with possibly New Mexico in June).

 

I promised I'd keep this scope, though, so I'm thinking I'll use it for outreach. Small Dobs are all too easy to bump or knock over. Maybe I'll try some lunar/planetary imaging with it once I get a laptop. 


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#2698 clamchip

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

Nice, Zane!  

 

Soon you’re going to be in the same league as Clamchip and Bomber Bob.

I hope not! they'll eat you alive! run, don't walk!

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:28 PM

Recycling is good too! 


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

Robert, someday I envision you having a museum of telescopes of every type and era! Same for BB, eastern division. 

 

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