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#4026 Bomber Bob

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Posted 27 November 2021 - 08:16 PM

Early 1980s Oddball -- Kenko SC125L F14.4 SCT:

 

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#4027 PawPaw

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:10 PM

Unitron 150 on foldable Polarex tripod peeking at the moon on a cold windy morning.

 

Cheers

 

Don

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 01:04 AM

Parks 10” f/5 and Cave 6” f/8

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 01:05 AM

Also D&G 6” f/12

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#4030 Kasmos

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 04:15 PM

Last night was kind of a bummer.

I've had this Swift 859 Aerolite for several years and mostly because it's been blocked in storage I've never used it.

There were a few challenges just getting it set up for use and once done, some issues, so I decided to take some pictures and pack it in.

 

In keeping with the thread

with...

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and without (me)

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#4031 clamchip

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 04:26 PM

A Unitron tray light, one of the grooviest things ever !

Light up your eyepieces, or light up the scary night !

 

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#4032 Bob Myler

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 06:22 PM

Given their cost, I assume they are powered by a small, unlicensed Nuclear Reactor….


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#4033 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 08:16 PM

Okay so     we bought this old AP 600 qmd  last winter as a better mount for the Tak FS -128  than the EM 10 

                   when we got the Jaegers 4 inch F-15.5   I thought  oh yeah it will like the bigger mount as well

                   finally  I set it up in the garage and put the FS -128 on it tonight............one word.......Solid

                   also Heavy......I cannot explain my propensity for buying things I will need eventually and taking months to                      set them up  but here it is    cords not on yet but    we like it

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 02:54 PM

Clamchip made me do it !!!!!  8^P

 

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That mount looks more stable than the average C8 mounting.  The fork is Ultima?  I don't recognize the wedge assembly under it - homemade?



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Posted 11 December 2021 - 08:50 PM

That mount looks more stable than the average C8 mounting.  The fork is Ultima?  I don't recognize the wedge assembly under it - homemade?

Yes it is on an Ultima fork and a Milburn wedge.  It is incredibly stable on the C14 HD tripod.  I am about to build a cinder block pier for it for even more stability.

 

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 04:00 PM

I've been using the Tasco 227 OTA on a Unitron mount for the last three evenings.

This scope has really redeemed itself.

 

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It's been fun starting at dusk to view the Moon and planets

 

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If you look at the upper right window on the door, there's a reflection of Venus.

I thought it was a camera artifact until I saw it moving in the series of photos I took from this angle.

 

I have to admit, that because Venus is featureless I havent observed it in awhile, so it was a surprise and joy to see it's large crescent.

When showing it to my wife, I asked, do you see it? She was slow to respond because for a moment she thought she was only seeing the Moon!


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Posted 15 December 2021 - 04:35 AM

Venus being closer to the Sun than us, shows quite a different crescent shape in its various phases than does ol' Luna cool.gif


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#4038 deSitter

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 05:18 AM

Such a lens probably gives a bit of additional chromatic aberration - I have not yet seen a terrestial spotting scope with a fixed eyepiece with variable magnification, which would not have a larger CA and slightly worse contrast than a classic refractor without additional optics. Perhaps it is worth trying to see if removing this lens does not improve the image quality if it is in doubt?

The objectives on these scopes are 60mm f/7 (400mm f/l). That is why they are colorful at power. The better scopes will have air spaced objectives and the same sort of cell found on the long f/l astronomical refractors. The main problem with the zoomies is the compromise represented by the erecting elements + zoom elements. Tiny field of view (about 30 degrees) and very colorful at power.

 

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 05:26 AM

A beautiful Asahi Pentax 60/800

Brandon eyepiece?

 

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 08:49 PM

225mm f/13 (stopped down to 200mm f/15) as it was a few years ago

 

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And how I got it:

 

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 03:59 PM

1980s Kenko KDS 63-800 + NES EQ:

 

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The NES doesn't really need the hefty Eagle tripod; and, since I won the GW auction on the set of Towa 305 legs, I'll probably make the swap this weekend...


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