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#2826 Garyth64

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:17 PM

Arrr, there be stars.


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#2827 jcruse64

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:31 AM

Nice, a Dob-mounted cannon.


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#2828 clamchip

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:08 AM

Aye! that's a great job done thyer Matey! me loves it!

and ye even got me special leveling block!


Edited by clamchip, 14 February 2019 - 11:19 AM.

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#2829 Joe1950

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

Ay! I were hopin’ some balrney would eye the piece o timber there! Good eye!


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#2830 Vesper818

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:19 AM

Joe, are you Robert's long lost twin that went off to sea?
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#2831 hasebergen

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:26 AM

A very special and rare classical : Butenschön (produced in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld) -Newtonian 100/1000mm ... maybe 60-65 years old. Very heavy construction, mount and stand - pure iron. It weights ca.25 kg. I didn´t find any informations about this telescope - it must have been a special customer-order. I found only a little bit about a 100/600mm Newtonian ... but this one :-O ??

Recent the tube was refurbished - very well :-)

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#2832 Kasmos

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:40 AM

Nice looking Newt! I like it's style of construction.


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#2833 pierce

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:59 AM

this is probably what would be called a 'Young Classic" ...

 

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(a late 80s Celestron C80-SP 80mm f/11.3 achromat on a SuperPolaris mount, from Vixen in Japan)


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#2834 pierce

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:00 AM

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#2835 pierce

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:16 AM

speaking of 1980s 'young classic' ....    my somewhat modified Coulter 10" f/4.5 dob.

 

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(pretty much what it looks like now, albeit 5 years ago)

 

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(partially modded about 10 years ago)


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#2836 pierce

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:28 AM

(my *other* 'young classic', a 1993 mercedes 300ce cabriolet, one of only 770 imported that year)

 

 

 

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#2837 Marcus Roman

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:09 PM

Here with my new "baby" the Pentax 105 SD fron 1990s....thank you Koji Matsumoto!

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#2838 clamchip

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:23 AM

As it usually happens when I'm looking for something I stray and I can sometimes forget

what I was looking for!

Such is the case this morning, this gorgeous clamchip stopped me in my tracks.

Not really a clamchip, but the cement between the elements is letting go.

I could let a little vegetable oil (Wesson is very white) wick in there and it would probably be

fine. 

The SYW focuser on this unknown 60mm de-lam is really nice, smooth, no play anywhere 

and the focuser tube does not rotate allowing a star diagonal to be used.

Robert

 

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#2839 licata

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:55 PM

<p>My new - old Tasco 14TE. Thanks you Gary Gibson!&nbsp;</p>

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#2840 clamchip

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:14 PM

If your taking your baby out and it's less than galorious, don't forget the galoshes.

Robert

 

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#2841 astronz59

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:59 PM

If your taking your baby out and it's less than galorious, don't forget the galoshes.

Robert

 

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Robert, you're completely off your rocker (in a nice way).......lol.gif


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#2842 tim53

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:38 AM

Not me or my scope, but while scanning old slides I came across this beautiful picture of Pierre Schwaar and one of his creations from RTMC in 1982.  Pierre was quite innovative and created beautiful telescope designs!

 

 

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#2843 CCD-Freak

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:58 AM

Wasn't Pierre Schwaar the maker of the "Big Foot" mounts back in the 80s ?

 

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#2844 tim53

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:44 PM

Wasn't Pierre Schwaar the maker of the "Big Foot" mounts back in the 80s ?

 

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Yes.



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:14 PM

Big Foot The Movie! :wow:

 

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#2846 jgraham

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:39 PM

1978 Coulter Optical CT-100 Travel-scope...

 

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This example is one of the original 1978 4.25" f/3.5's. The telescope breaks apart into small components that fit neatly into a leather carrying case along with several accessories that included 3 eyepieces, a porro-prism erector, an eyepiece projection camera adapter, and a tiny tabletop tripod. This came with all of its original parts except for the tripod (which is okay since it was likely more for show than actual use). To make the scope a little more user friendly I made an adapter that allows me to mount the scope on a Meade AZ-70 mount (as shown here) or any Vixen style mount. Just for yucks I plan on mounting this on my Atlas and take some test images using an uncooled ASI294MC camera. It may also be a good match for my Revolution Imager 2 video camera. . Being a simple Newtonian at f/3.5 I’m not expecting much, but it will be fun finding out!

 

Enjoy!

 


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#2847 Gianluca9999

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:13 AM

A beautiful C.O.C. 60/910  as new. I don't get which year it is.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:51 PM

This is my 6” F4.5 Newtonian. It’s been with me in one iteration or another for fifty-two years. I ground the mirror from an Edmund kit. It was re-figured by Cave Optical and still has the original Pancro coatings that look like new.

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#2849 clamchip

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

A 1958 Edmund Scientific 3 inch f/15.

I built it a few years ago from 1958 Edmund parts, except the tube.

Only a couple excellent 4 inchers can resolve the perforated thingy. A mere few 80mm.

And today under adverse conditions the Edmund did it.

I knew it would. This scope takes everything I can throw at it, it's superb. 

Robert

(The perforated thingy is a perforated cylinder on a cell tower 2.5 mi from my house)

 

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:00 PM

Nice!!   I use a utility box on a cell phone tower (the nearest for my T-Mobile service).  The steel bolts on it make great artificial stars in the morning hours.


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