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#3901 jragsdale

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:37 PM

Quick moon viewing tonight with my Monolux 4384 (75/1600 f/21). Still restoring the original mount so it rides on this Orion mount with rings for now.

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:49 PM

Quick moon viewing tonight with my Monolux 4384 (75/1600 f/21). Still restoring the original mount so it rides on this Orion mount with rings for now.

Holy crap that thing is excessive!



#3903 Piggyback

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM

And I thought my Astro Optical Iveco 76/1400mm AE-72 was long...bow.gif



#3904 LDW47

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 08:24 AM

Classics or not classics ??  9vr & 99vr.

 

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#3905 shredder1656

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 08:49 AM

My "new" Meade LX200 EMC 10" Classic with my father- in-law at the ep.  I think this scope is going to be GREAT.  My FIL definitely is. 

 

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 06:17 PM

Not the best pic but I finished fixing the blue DX8, trying it out when it clears up. Had to replace the secondary and rebuild the focus mechanism, which isn't perfect but should work

 

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 09:52 PM

I was tweaking my Sky Rover’s mount and brought it out for a quick look at Luna as it broke through the clouds. It’s still shaky but much better. I love the 20mm RG with this scope.

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 07:03 AM

Quick moon viewing tonight with my Monolux 4384 (75/1600 f/21). Still restoring the original mount so it rides on this Orion mount with rings for now.

That's some serious long throw..great scope!


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#3909 Kasmos

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:37 AM

I just ran across this photo of my black and hammered silver late 70s Manon temporarily riding on my second Mayflower's mount.

It's own mount has been taken a part and cleaned up so I really need to re-assemble it.

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Some photos of telescopes just come out better than others.

 

 


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#3910 LukaszLu

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 04:16 AM

Classics or not classics ??  9vr & 99vr.

Not F15 - but why not classics?


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#3911 barbie

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:05 PM

My classic Takahashi FC60.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 08:27 PM

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 08:28 PM

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 08:30 PM

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 06:21 AM

Awesome scopes and photos of them,  Starman!  

 

A good friend on here sent me a few classics to try with my "new" scope.  So, not a scope pic, but since I've never tried these two styles of TV eps, I'm excited, and they're classics to be used in a classic, I thought it would be ok.  

 

Thanks!   You know who you are! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 06:47 AM

Awesome scopes and photos of them,  Starman!  

 

A good friend on here sent me a few classics to try with my "new" scope.  So, not a scope pic, but since I've never tried these two styles of TV eps, I'm excited, and they're classics to be used in a classic, I thought it would be ok.  

 

Thanks!   You know who you are! 

I'll be interested to see what you think of the TVs.  In general, I like the Naglers for planetary, and the Radians for deep-sky.


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#3918 starman876

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 08:52 AM

Awesome scopes and photos of them,  Starman!  

 

A good friend on here sent me a few classics to try with my "new" scope.  So, not a scope pic, but since I've never tried these two styles of TV eps, I'm excited, and they're classics to be used in a classic, I thought it would be ok.  

 

Thanks!   You know who you are! 

nice eyepieces.  I think I have those in my eyepiece collection somewherewaytogo.gif



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Posted 22 June 2021 - 11:46 AM

It is hard to believe this was almost four years ago. Here is a picture of me viewing the eclipse of August 2017. This is me and my newly acquired (3 months earlier) Cave mount. My wife actually paid a visit to snap the photo and view the eclipse!

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 11:08 AM

Great Shot of your equipment Mr Regira. I especially like your  12.5" Cave Astrola with the rotating rings..  Cool! I have a 10-inch f/6 newt that my friend Mel Dawson and I built.last year that has similar rotating rings that look much like yours and I believe they could be Cave. .. They make my 10-inch f/6  scope  very easy to use. Gary 


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 02:00 PM

My vintage telescopes.

My wife in not very happy 😃 

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 09:53 AM

1985 Unitron 114. Easy to set up and move. Sharp optics, contrasty image. Unihex a great addition.

 

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 06:28 PM

1980s Mizar BN-80 Nature Scope + Altazimuth Mount:

 

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Both Mizar 80mm frac kits are done!  Yahoo!!  And, I may get to enjoy both tonight.  An 80mm F5 with 2" accessories...  Eye Wide Open!  This may be my lightest grab & go at just 11 pounds.


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Posted 25 June 2021 - 06:50 PM

1980s Mizar BN-80 Nature Scope + Altazimuth Mount:

 

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Both Mizar 80mm frac kits are done!  Yahoo!!  And, I may get to enjoy both tonight.  An 80mm F5 with 2" accessories...  Eye Wide Open!  This may be my lightest grab & go at just 11 pounds.

That is the best ST80.



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Posted 26 June 2021 - 07:13 PM

Unitron 152, past century (1955)...

 

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