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#2726 clamchip

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

The equatorial adds a  whole new dimension to getting it out and set up. 

Bluey (she lives in Chile now) was/is easy to just roll out. Bluey has a fantastic mirror I hope the DS-16

is as good.

 

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#2727 tim53

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:46 AM

My wife and I assembled the Meade DS-16 today. It's a pretty scope, the Meade blue is very nice.

Question is, will it get used. 

Robert

 

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I'd:

*put bigger casters on it so it rolls easier

*Move the primary mirror foward to the first set of mounting holes and use a star diagonal to get the eyepiece into a comfortable viewing position.

*DPAC that primary and refigure if it's subpar.

 

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#2728 Bob-1000

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

 Bought this last Friday night!  I like to clean it up and appreciate the quality of this Unitron model 142 (75mm 1200mm FL) but I have too many hobbies already so plan to sell it.

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#2729 Uranotopia

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:31 PM

Another older telescope, not too old... I think it's a C90 from the mid or early 90th.  (When I look at the serial number, compared to Masvingo's registry here in CN)

Bought it last year and used it as travelscope on my trip to Kasakhstan - where I let it in the house of my girl friend. Will meet her (and the C90 wink.gif  !) in two weeks.

 

Nice and lightweight MAK!

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#2730 Gianluca9999

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:38 AM

My wife has a different idea about using telescopes !

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#2731 roscoe

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:19 AM

so...you're on your way to observing like in the old days, when the men always wore 3-piece suits and perfectly pressed white shirts so they looked good in total darkness.....

 

nice-looking scope  !!!


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#2732 steve t

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:53 AM

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#2733 terraclarke

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:59 AM

so...you're on your way to observing like in the old days, when the men always wore 3-piece suits and perfectly pressed white shirts so they looked good in total darkness.....
 
nice-looking scope  !!!


The only way to observe!

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#2734 steve t

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:54 PM

The only way 

Since l've  retired, l don't think I can remember how to tie a tie, guess I'd be stuck with clip on's smile.gif Steve T 


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#2735 Marc-Andre

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:04 PM

Since l've  retired, l don't think I can remember how to tie a tie, guess I'd be stuck with clip on's smile.gif Steve T 

How to tie a tie. 18 knots.

 

Keeping it on classic telescope topic.


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#2736 M LaFramboise

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:25 AM

got it mid Dec after wanting one for 20 years,,9.9/10,,some guy named Thomas j Bopp signed his name on it 47574738_10217457147438175_3932384507604238336_n.jpg 47574314_10217457143718082_2418522343807647744_n.jpg 47579444_10217457143478076_9006063802826883072_n.jpg 47579281_10217457143238070_1146965394284609536_n.jpg


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#2737 CaptKirk

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:35 AM

Me with my 10" Cave Astrola telescope circa early to mid-1970s. I plan on restoring it this year. Wish I had the money back then to spring for the rotating rings.

 

 

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#2738 tim53

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:02 PM

Not a telescope, and not a photo of me, but it's all about me!  Found at the Pasadena City College Flea Market today

 

Sheet music copyright 1920:

 

 

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#2739 Marc-Andre

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:20 PM

Not a telescope, and not a photo of me, but it's all about me!  Found at the Pasadena City College Flea Market today

 

Sheet music copyright 1920:

I posted this before somewhere, but here's one from my grandparents.  Copywrite  MDCDI.

 

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#2740 CharlieB

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:38 PM

Let's not forget Sousa!  Transit of Venus March.  Not one of his best, but not bad.

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#2741 clamchip

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

I was going through some pictures and wow nice Lafayette but look at the finder objective clamchip.

All my friends here, I don't think it's contagious, I wasn't born with it, your all pretty lucky you don't

have it.

Robert

 

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#2742 CaptKirk

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:48 AM

Here's a photo of my Edmund 4.25" f/10 Newtonian reflector I took in the early 1970s. It was my first "real" telescope, my previous one being a 60 mm refractor.

 

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

That was the first scope I had back in 1973. I bought it with the first paycheck I got when I started to work!!

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:39 PM

Here's a photo of my Edmund 4.25" f/10 Newtonian reflector I took in the early 1970s. It was my first "real" telescope, my previous one being a 60 mm refractor.

Since when is a 60mm refractor not a “real” telescope?

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#2745 clamchip

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:27 PM

Here's perfection:

 

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Its a guidescope for a Celestron 8 inch Schmidt camera.

Will I ever own a 8 inch Schmidt camera? not likely.

Its a remarkable instrument, you can easily see just looking in the eyepiece

this is not grandpas Buick this is grandmas Ferrari

 

Robert


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#2746 Rustler46

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:38 AM

I wish I still had my 1974 C-5. But alas sold it to finance my 1985 C-8. But that little 5-incher sure gave some beautiful star images.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:25 AM

Here's perfection:

 

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Its a guidescope for a Celestron 8 inch Schmidt camera.

Will I ever own a 8 inch Schmidt camera? not likely.

Its a remarkable instrument, you can easily see just looking in the eyepiece

this is not grandpas Buick this is grandmas Ferrari

Robert

 

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Fake pictures...  No clampchip.  lol.gif


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#2748 tim53

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:23 AM

Here's perfection:

 

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Its a guidescope for a Celestron 8 inch Schmidt camera.

Will I ever own a 8 inch Schmidt camera? not likely.

Its a remarkable instrument, you can easily see just looking in the eyepiece

this is not grandpas Buick this is grandmas Ferrari

 

Robert

That's extremely cool!  I wouldn't rule out finding a C8 Schmidt Camera someday.  They do turn up from time to time.  


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:57 PM

Here's perfection:

 

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Its a guidescope for a Celestron 8 inch Schmidt camera.

Will I ever own a 8 inch Schmidt camera? not likely.

Its a remarkable instrument, you can easily see just looking in the eyepiece

this is not grandpas Buick this is grandmas Ferrari

 

Robert

 

 

That's extremely cool!  I wouldn't rule out finding a C8 Schmidt Camera someday.  They do turn up from time to time.  

 

I have one I'm not using. But it would be a headache to ship. The original trunk is long gone, and I built an oversize wood case for it that's both heavy and would be in a larger shipping size category.

 

Still, if somebody in the northeast is interested, PM me. I'm always interested trading for scopes I can loan to my students, especially classic refractors similar to the ones in my sig (especially smaller ones like the Shrine-Manon I have, or maybe a 7TE), with an emphasis on image quality and usability over cosmetics. The goal is for the kids to easily take them out and have awe inspiring observing experiences. 

 

Chip W. 


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#2750 tim53

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:27 PM

I have one I'm not using. But it would be a headache to ship. The original trunk is long gone, and I built an oversize wood case for it that's both heavy and would be in a larger shipping size category.

 

Still, if somebody in the northeast is interested, PM me. I'm always interested trading for scopes I can loan to my students, especially classic refractors similar to the ones in my sig (especially smaller ones like the Shrine-Manon I have, or maybe a 7TE), with an emphasis on image quality and usability over cosmetics. The goal is for the kids to easily take them out and have awe inspiring observing experiences. 

 

Chip W. 

Well, too bad we're on opposite corners of the continent!




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