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#3526 Masvingo

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 01:05 AM

Sunshine in Scotland!?

And we had sunshine the following weekend as well, must be freak weather conditions!  Forecast for next weekend is rain though.



#3527 Masvingo

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 01:00 PM

And the other new arrival, a Celestron C5+, which arrived a week ago.  I think it is a mid 90s model so I think it just qualifies for the Classics forum, hopefully!  (A lot of thinking there!) And Bertie makes another appearance!

 

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#3528 Eric P

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 01:56 PM

using up my old C41 developer and expired film.  Here's my JSO Space 10 SCT

 

 

 

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#3529 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:25 PM

Real film!
Well done.
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#3530 Kasmos

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:35 PM

What's film? grin.gif   


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:13 PM

Here's a classic project that started with a 100mm f/13 Carton objective lens some years ago. It was assembled and tested but needed cosmetics. The tube, objective mount and focuser came from Crawmach and the objective from a CN seller. Finally I got the cosmetics done this week. At first I was going to paint it white or black (my wife had suggested red or light blue). After I went over the metal tube with 400 grit and looked at it, I liked what I saw and gave it two coats of rust oleum clear spray. It almost looks like the classic Sears gray. The mount in the photo is just for show. It will not handle this telescope well. I will be looking for a mount or in the meantime, making a pipe fittings altazimuth mount for it.  I know... a new finder will also be needed. 

 

The star test images in this this telescope are near textbook perfect. I wanted it mainly as a planetary and double star telescope. It weighs about 19 pounds as you see it. It is just a bit shorter than an f/16 Unitron and serves me as a reminder of how long the Unitron really is. It was a fun project.

 

Clear Skies,

 

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#3532 Mike E.

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:37 PM

Found some old photos today. This was the telescope I used during most of my youth until I found my dream scope, a Sears 6339-A at a yard sale many years ago.
It now belongs to one of my friends who has 3 daughters.
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#3533 CCD-Freak

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:47 PM

If I remember correctly Penncrest scopes were sold by J C Pennys....someone correct me if I am wrong. wink.gif

 

Looks in great shape

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:48 PM

A reflector in Haint Blue?!?!?!? Shut up and take my $$$$$ lol Love that one!



#3535 Masvingo

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 01:24 PM

Little (C5+) and large (C11 Ultima)
 

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#3536 Masvingo

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 01:32 PM

And without the intruder!

 

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#3537 Mike E.

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:29 PM

If I remember correctly Penncrest scopes were sold by J C Pennys....someone correct me if I am wrong. wink.gif

 

Looks in great shape

 

John

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Yes, it came from the Glendale California store.


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#3538 Kasmos

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

If I remember correctly Penncrest scopes were sold by J C Pennys....someone correct me if I am wrong. wink.gif

 

Looks in great shape

 

John

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You are correct sir. Some are labled JC Penny and the earlier ones are marked as Penncrest.

 

In an effort to not be redundant with photos here's a link when I first posted mine in this thread:

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:27 PM

Its a hard job guarding telescopes!  Come on twilight I need a rest!

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#3540 CCD-Freak

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:38 PM

Canis Major on guard....well...sort of. grin.gif

 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:24 PM

Here's some pictures of 'Bluey' my Coulter Odyssey 17.5 inch.

I no longer own Bluey but here is a group of photos, 'Fun with Bluey.'

Robert

First off, I should have brought a bigger truck when I went to pick her up.

 

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#3542 clamchip

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:26 PM

Bluey

 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:29 PM

I purchased Bluey from the original owner. He observed with her once, put the mirrors in

his bedroom closet and bought a Questar !

 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:31 PM

Moving the big girl was interesting.

The little furniture dollies didn't work so well. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:36 PM

Bigger wheels.

And also a way to level the scope.

If not level the motions were poor.

So that's a little Fun with Bluey.

Fantastic telescope.

I had to re-learn my way around the sky there were so many more stars.

 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:24 PM

It's like a howitzer on a fortified concrete hilltop in France in 1914, and you are the keen-eyed poiliu standing ready.  


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:32 PM

I can't imagine how much it would cost to ship that scope today.wink.gif

 

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 01:52 AM

I can't imagine how much it would cost to ship that scope today.wink.gif

 

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Here's a chance to find out. grin.gif

 

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 12:44 PM

It's like a howitzer on a fortified concrete hilltop in France in 1914, and you are the keen-eyed poiliu standing ready.  

Or:

 

https://youtu.be/g4bLkgk_jRE

 

:rofl:


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 12:51 AM

He almost overshot that one!




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