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#2751 Gianluca9999

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:01 PM

Today is arrived this stunning scope, a Yamamoto AE-106 in perfect shape branded CARTON. Here some pics.

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#2752 Gianluca9999

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:03 PM

Here are others pictures

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#2753 terraclarke

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:55 PM

That’s a wonderful find! I would love to see it set up. I bet it will be amazing!


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#2754 deepwoods1

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:03 PM

THAT looks beautiful!


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#2755 akman1955

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:47 PM

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#2756 akman1955

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:48 PM

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#2757 CharlieB

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:18 PM

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Wow!  Nice scope.  I'd love to find one of those.  Makes you wonder who made what on that scope.


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#2758 Augustus

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:04 PM

My RV6 next to my Super Space Conqueror. Both are amazing optically, but I only need the RV6.

 

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#2759 roscoe

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:34 PM

Which one has the better mount?


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#2760 Geo31

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:44 PM

My RV6 next to my Super Space Conqueror. Both are amazing optically, but I only need the RV6.

 

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I’m curious Zane, what lead you to choosing to keep the RV-6?


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#2761 Augustus

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:53 PM

Which one has the better mount?

I’m curious Zane, what lead you to choosing to keep the RV-6?

The RV6 has a phenolic tube, which makes it lighter and friendlier to use in the cold. I put a Moonlite focuser on it, which I would have trouble doing with the Super Space Conqueror's metal tube. The Super Space Conqueror's tube is also shorter and has more stray light issues even with flocking (I flocked the RV6 and my previous Super had flocking). 

 

Optically, the scopes are the same (fantastic), but the RV6 has a more open-backed mirror cell and a true spider for the secondary.

 

The RV6 has a better motor drive that engages automatically, unlike the Super Space Conqueror. It also weighs around 15 pounds less and has only one counterweight as opposed to two. Finally, it has adjustable tube rings, not the cheesy, difficult-to-attach straps (assembling the SSC is basically a 2-person job).


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#2762 Geo31

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:39 PM

Thanks Zane.  When I was your age, I'd always thought the RV-6 was the better scope, but when I came here, many many years later, I found a lot of people who seemed to think the Edmunds was superior.  It surprised me.  I appreciate the candor.


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#2763 ccwemyss

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:56 PM

Thanks Zane.  When I was your age, I'd always thought the RV-6 was the better scope, but when I came here, many many years later, I found a lot of people who seemed to think the Edmunds was superior.  It surprised me.  I appreciate the candor.

I also have both. They both have UPCO mirrors and give comparable views. I haven't been bothered by stray light, but that's probably due to where I observe from. The other configuration of the Super Space Conqueror has a pair of bolts sticking out of the bottom of the tube that go through holes in the saddle, with wing nuts to hold it. It's very easy to mount, but not at all adjustable for balance (which is why the mount has the odd, right-angled second counterweight shaft that always seems to slip and swing around at the worst possible moment).

 

The RV6 mount is definitely nicer, both because of the rings and the easier to use drive. While the phenolic tube is lighter, it's not as durable. Mine looks totally beat up and yellowed, while the aluminum tube of the Super Space Conqueror looks almost new. I used car door edge protecting strip material to cover the chips in the ends of the RV6 tube and keep it from acquiring more. 

 

Regards,

Chip


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#2764 CHASLX200

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:11 PM

10" F/6 Cave.
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#2765 Gianluca9999

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

Finally the AE-106 is setted up !

 

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#2766 hasebergen

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 AM

My old Yamamoto AE-106 on it´s new stand. It´s a stand from the german producer "Brucker" here in Stuttgart, super stable. As I like it. The green part between the stand and the mount is a "Vixen"-extensiontube, which matches perfectly with the stand on the one side and the mount on the other. Now I´m waiting and  waiting for better weather ... up to now this winter is a complete meteorological torture here in central Europe :-(

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#2767 Rustler46

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Posted Yesterday, 01:26 AM

That looks like an awesome mount and telescope. Is the f-ratio of that refractor f/15? I'll bet when the skies clear it gives great images.

 

I see on your website there are two refractors shown, both 108mm, 1600mm. Which one is yours? I enjoyed looking through your website. But I'm afraid your English is much better than my German. Yet I can see you have a lot of interesting telescopes. Nothing wrong with old school in my opinion, since I'm old school myself,


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#2768 hasebergen

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Posted Yesterday, 04:18 AM

Hi Rustler46,

thank you for your kind words ;-) Yes I think, the german language is much more difficult then english. So I´m happy, that I don´t have to learn german ;-))

 

The most of these telescopes I owned the last years. I bought them, tested them a time and then they were gone ... So now I own "only" 12 telescopes ... 10 classics, one youngtimer (Tal2 Newtonian)  and one newer one (Binoptic 115)

The left telescope on my website is a search ad for a friend. My scope ist the right one. And I´m waiting for appopiate weatherconditions to observe ... but outside since weeks: f***in´ clouds, clouds, clouds ... :-(


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#2769 KentTolley

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Posted Yesterday, 11:01 PM

10" F/6 Cave.
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Could you possibly get the entire scope in frame?


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