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#3826 Terra Nova

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 02:45 PM

The 737 the jump seat was the most uncomfortable seat on the planelol.gif

 

I'm currently modifying the semi pier on my G&G 4" Newtonian. I'll post a pic once I'm finished.

No jump-seat is fun but we rarely had time to sit in them while working, other than takeoff and landing, or turbulent. But being deadheaded or doing a plan-positioning leg to hook up with another trip it was the jump-seat unless there were empty pax seats. And also just for a freebee to get somewhere, like home or work, or vacay. The good thing about NWA, we had no 737s in the fleet. I don’t like that plane. We had A319s and A320s in that size category, and also the stretch D9s. I loved the old DC9! Everything was analog and metal unlike the AirBuses. The ones I detested were the 757s, especially the stretched version.


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#3827 Jim Curry

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 05:39 AM

The setup takes quite a bit of time for the vibrations to settle down so I am not sure if I am not setting the leg width appropriately or have some other issue with balance.

 

It may be the 5 year old twerking against the leg...


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#3828 BarabinoSr

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Posted 24 April 2021 - 10:52 AM

https://web.archive....taire/classics/  . Relisted link most of the catalog and brochure links works.Gary


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#3829 Augustus

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 04:06 PM

Restored 1959 RV6

 

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#3830 Bob Myler

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 04:21 PM

Beautiful job.   Looks new!


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 04:27 PM

speaking of classic scopes, someone relatively local to me (same region, not same town), posted this today.

https://www.cloudyni...-6344-complete/


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#3832 Terra Nova

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 10:46 PM

speaking of classic scopes, someone relatively local to me (same region, not same town), posted this today.

https://www.cloudyni...-6344-complete/

The 6344 OTAs are wonderful scopes! Great objective and the focuser is easily converted to 1.25”. I had one that I cleaned up, converted it to 1.25” and gave it to my daughter and grandson with a new set of eyepieces. It produces very sharp images and false color is at a minimum for an achromat. I recommend it!


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 11:10 PM

Celestron Ultima 2000 C-11 with Advanced Astromaster DSCs.  Pulling in globs in spite of the nearly full moon.
 
C-11

 


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:44 PM

Augustas,

Beautiful restoration, love the gloss of the old tube. The black legs look good but the original were gray. I'd love to have one in that restored shape. Best optics for the buck.

Bill



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 04:56 PM

One of my RV6's has black legs. I think it varied.

 

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 05:46 PM

This one dates from 1999 so not quite a classic in terms of age but it certainly has a classic look to it. The TAL 100 RT:

 

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:12 PM

The 6344 OTAs are wonderful scopes! Great objective and the focuser is easily converted to 1.25”. I had one that I cleaned up, converted it to 1.25” and gave it to my daughter and grandson with a new set of eyepieces. It produces very sharp images and false color is at a minimum for an achromat. I recommend it!

 

yeah, they are nearly F/16, and thats long enough that the chroma abberation is minimized.  Even my Vixen/Celestron 80mm fl=910, that one is like f/11, and still has minimal chroma abberation.


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#3838 Terra Nova

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:20 PM

yeah, they are nearly F/16, and thats long enough that the chroma abberation is minimized.  Even my Vixen/Celestron 80mm fl=910, that one is like f/11, and still has minimal chroma abberation.

Yep. 6344s are great scopes. Here’s the one I gave to my daughter.

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:26 PM

Terra,
How does the unihex attach?

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:26 PM

Attention moderators  and participants   when I sign on to cloudy nights    before I click on classifieds or forums  if I wait I can hear  an open mike     I can hear two guys talking     discussing changes    etc      we are not meant to hear

 

try it       sign off     then sign on     but dont click on anything  and just listen     or is it just me   or just my laptop    creepy    kind of    but   I can make it stop just by clicking on anything like the link to classifieds    or    here   etc

 

Seriously    it is  a flaw   and I am not a systems   IT software guy I am just a lawyer    but I know  a snafu when I hear it      Hello?

 

 

 i just videoed  3 minutes of it to prove I am not crazy    



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:30 PM

Okay so it is still doing it     but it is a loop    some  recording   it is repeating itself  weird though

twilight zone stuff?



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:35 PM

there was a live Zoom thing on the home page a little while ago streamed via Facebook Live:  "Explore Alliance Presents: How Do You KNOW? – Episode #7: 'Magnification: Yes, you can... No, you can't!'".... maybe you heard snippets of that?


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 06:48 PM

Yep. 6344s are great scopes. Here’s the one I gave to my daughter.

Absolutely beautiful vintage color. I believe that there is no nicer combination of the colors than the usual pure white of the tube plus the natural color of the tripod wood. However, I am making an exception for this specific, broken, dirty blue. It's a pure "vintage", pure "classic"... How did they come up with it ...? :-)


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 07:11 PM

okay    i have an administrator  looking into it   but it is  a recording    it was not a presentation   it was  a private   seemed like three way zoom    of folks    talking about  being born at Fort Mead    another says Maryland   my mother was born there too   it was not open to the public

 

it is still happening    but not on my home laptop but another laptop    it happens if I sign on through Microsoft Edge or  Google

 

anyway     people think I am unstable anyway so it will not affect reputation too much      just an outer limits thing

 

thanks

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 07:15 PM

Yep. 6344s are great scopes. Here’s the one I gave to my daughter.

Lovely scope  almost had one      Desitter     was selling one along with three or four others in what we thought was  a  fire sale    I agreed to buy his 6344   but he said he needed to get better boxes  would not let me pay him until he did      then  he faded away   never signed on again after several emails   its okay  I was mainly trying to help him out     that color I liKe   Haint Ashbury Blue  ?


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 07:16 PM

Terra,
How does the unihex attach?

I have a thread somewhere here in the Classics forum on the parts required. It takes two pieces and you end up with a 1.25” nosepiece. The 6344 is converted to 1.25” with a Vixen visual back.

 

Actually, when that photo was taken it was with another (later) Unihex (see the italic lettering) and a special one piece aluminum adapter that I machined for it. 

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#3847 Terra Nova

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 07:45 PM

Okay, after a half hour of searching I found my thread on how to adapt your Unihex to telescopes with 1.25” visual backs using off-the-shelf parts:

 

https://www.cloudyni...er#entry9677142


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 07:47 PM

You're the best.
Thank you.
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#3849 Gianluca9999

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 05:30 AM

Goto Kogaku 65/1000.

I have no idea about the production date, serial number 448.

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:23 PM

One to go...

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