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#3926 godelescher

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 04:14 PM

Carton and Vixen

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#3927 jcruse64

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 05:01 PM

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.

 

sure you don't have those backwards?   its deep sky where you want the wide field of view, and planetary wher eyou want high power, narrow field, and minimal number of glass layers.


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#3929 Bomber Bob

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 05:37 PM

sure you don't have those backwards?

 

Not in my case.  My Naglers are the older smaller & lighter "smoothies" (?), and I use them in my refractors more than the hefty Radians (which I could use for self-defense -- could take out a raccoon or possum with an accurate toss!).  Haven't had the Radians as long, but have mainly used them in my reflectors -- an easy on my eye 300x with the 4mm in my 8" F6 Newt, and sharp 75x with the 8mm in Stubby, my Edmund 6" F4 Newt RFT...

 

OTOH, I have used the 4mm Radian in my "new" FC-100, and I do like the way Jupiter & Saturn look in it at 200x.  (I've had this Tak for 6 weeks, and can count the number of decent sessions on one hand!)


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Posted 01 July 2021 - 10:01 PM

I just picked this up this morning and spent a few minutes cleaning it up enough to get out under the stars for some initial testing, and it works great!

 

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...a 1975 sand-cast C8! I pulled and cleaned the corrector, touched up the mirrors, and put it back together. Added a few spare parts like the 50mm right angle finder, and plugged it into my lithium ion battery. Both motors spun up and tracked perfectly. I collimated the scope on Vega (beautiful!) and then hopped to the double-double, Porima, and Izar; clean splits on all three (four counting both pairs of the double-double). The focus is smooth with no mirror shift. I enjoy how these make such fine star-hoppers for a relaxing summer evening. :)

 

Fun stuff!


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#3931 MoonMonkey

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 05:18 PM

Ok so here’s my newly acquired 1950’s Tasco 152 with a modern vintage theme to it 

 

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 07:56 PM

Royal Tokyo made in Japan by Astro Opt. Co. Ltd, D = 76mm; 1200 fl. Cheers

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#3933 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 08:53 PM

Here's an iPhone photograph of the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg's 12.5" f/6 Cave Astrola Newtonian.  It was upgraded with a two-speed Crayford MoonLite focuser and a different finder scope this year. 

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#3934 BGjr

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 10:12 PM

Royal Tokyo made in Japan by Astro Opt. Co. Ltd, D = 76mm; 1200 fl. Cheers

Always a classic beauty.


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Posted 08 July 2021 - 12:04 AM

Hey! It's supposed to be You and your scope! Since the old thread got archived, I'm sharing this one again :)



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Posted 08 July 2021 - 12:05 AM

Hey! It's supposed to be You and your scope! Since the old thread got archived, I'm sharing this one again :)



I'll bet that can do some serious damage on the moon and planets!

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 03:49 PM

Here's a photo of the ASH 10" f/7 Cave Astrola Newtonian.

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 03:52 PM

Here's a photo of the ASH 10" f/7 Cave Astrola Newtonian.

Reminds me exactly of my 10".  Awesome scope!



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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:06 PM

Atlas 60mm F15 OTA - DONE:

 

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#3940 Russell Smith

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:21 PM

That thing is the cats meow J.W.
Fine job sir.
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#3941 Dynea

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 06:14 AM

My homemade Zeiss 80/500.. The classic Cometcatcher...

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 08:15 AM

Intes Micro MN65 on EQ6 and LX200 EMC 10". 

 

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:38 AM

Nice!!


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:52 AM

Intes Micro MN65 on EQ6 and LX200 EMC 10". 

 

How did the comparison of the Moon images from the two telescopes fare?


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 03:21 PM

I'm sorry to say I didn't consciously try for similar magnification. So, I'm not exactly sure. Once I get the EQ6 up and running, I hope to do an actual comparison.
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Posted 20 July 2021 - 05:42 AM

It will be interesting. The larger diameter will certainly give better results in the case of photography, allowing you to pick out finer details. But what about visual observations? A lot of additional factors are important here - contrast, color, etc..


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Posted 08 August 2021 - 07:28 PM

My 3rd Classic Mizar -- 1983 Comet, 100mm F8 Newtonian:

 

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By coincidence, it's also my 3rd Green Scope.


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#3948 dusty99

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Posted 09 August 2021 - 02:07 PM

Unitron 62/900

 

Viewed Saturn a couple of weeks ago with it, before things got so smoky.

 

Unitron 62/900

And I should add that thanks to JW’s generosity I won’t be using my slippy slidy .965 to 1.25 adapter with it!


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Posted 09 August 2021 - 03:30 PM

Unitron 62/900

 

Viewed Saturn a couple of weeks ago with it, before things got so smoky.

 

 

And I should add that thanks to JW’s generosity I won’t be using my slippy slidy .965 to 1.25 adapter with it!

Looks good. The tripod with black wingnuts, mount with black knobs, and cloverleaf spreader are all later than the OTA if it’s marked 62mm.


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#3950 Piggyback

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Posted 09 August 2021 - 03:52 PM

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My C 80/500mm comet catcher. Great optics. Used it last summer to watch comet Neowise.


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