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#2926 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:21 AM

Clark is a fine name..I have been toying with the idea of a post a pic of your telescope and your  dog/ pet thread    keep a look out for it please

 

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    The Sears came from a member here from Oregon   Thanks

         BB still has his     I took mine to Neaf and it started quite a few conversations which we all enjoyed    especially me. While there    we met a guy who has one  he got new in 1963  and he talked about selling it  in a little while     there supposedly are not that many on the pedestal mount...


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#2927 Russell Smith

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

Yes I did hear those are scarce. Really beautiful. Bet the views are awesome.
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#2928 aa6ww

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

Today I had my immaculate Towa 80mm F/15 out today doing some solar white light observing. Yesterday I was able to just observe Sunspot AR2738 before it rolled out of view and today it was completely gone.  It was fun while it lasted.

The scope produces incredibly sharp views of the solar surface and when possible, can really take high power well when observing close ups of the sunspots with its long focal length and high quality 2" Nagler and Explorer Scientific 2" eyepieces.

This photo is of my classic scope, another hybrid with my 2" GSO focuser and 2" diagonal and eyepiece. The mount is my Vixen GP-DX with slow motion controls and my Hal 110 tripod legs. 

Its a beautiful scope for Solar Observing and a great photo celebrating both Green Earth Month and the Easter Weekend.

 

...Ralph in Sacramento

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#2929 Bomber Bob

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

Yes I did hear those are scarce. Really beautiful. Bet the views are awesome.

Wow!  Hard to believe I've had my 6336 for 5 years now -- where does the time go?  Here it is at First Setup -- right out of the custom plywood shipping crates -- with the owner's masking tape labels still on it:

 

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It was my first "expensive" Classic.  So glad I sold the Unitron 142, and kept this uncommon Royal.


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#2930 Russell Smith

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:49 PM

Clark is a fine name..I have been toying with the idea of a post a pic of your telescope and your  dog/ pet thread    keep a look out for it please

 

on topic

 

    The Sears came from a member here from Oregon   Thanks

         BB still has his     I took mine to Neaf and it started quite a few conversations which we all enjoyed    especially me. While there    we met a guy who has one  he got new in 1963  and he talked about selling it  in a little while     there supposedly are not that many on the pedestal mount...

 

 

Wow!  Hard to believe I've had my 6336 for 5 years now -- where does the time go?  Here it is at First Setup -- right out of the custom plywood shipping crates -- with the owner's masking tape labels still on it:

 

attachicon.gif P016 - First Assembly FULL CN01.jpg

 

It was my first "expensive" Classic.  So glad I sold the Unitron 142, and kept this uncommon Royal.

Certainly not just another old telescope for sure. 



#2931 terraclarke

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:05 AM

Fun in the sun with the Faworski 4” F6.4 ATM refractor with a classic Japanese Fujinon objective on a rebuilt classic Edmund GEM pedestal mount.

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#2932 photiost

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:52 AM

Wow!  Hard to believe I've had my 6336 for 5 years now -- where does the time go?  Here it is at First Setup -- right out of the custom plywood shipping crates -- with the owner's masking tape labels still on it:

 

attachicon.gif P016 - First Assembly FULL CN01.jpg

 

It was my first "expensive" Classic.  So glad I sold the Unitron 142, and kept this uncommon Royal.

 

Not to mention the amazing optics on the  6336 .. cool.gif


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#2933 photiost

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

Here is one from the March 30 2019  Earth Hour Public event !!

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#2934 TSSClay

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 01:13 PM

I was out for a bit trying out my Classic Takahashi Sky Patrol mount.  Thin clouds are hampering the Ha observing but the mount seems to be tracking like a champ!  It uses a 6 volt stepper motor system that I am powering with an adjustable power supply based on DeWalt 20V batteries..

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I am going to let it track for a while and see if the sun moves out of the thin clouds.

 

Clay


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