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#4201 deSitter

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 02:57 AM

At Deerlick Astronomy Village in GA on Saturday - great conditions, my Looneytron (Meade 127ED), and my friend's refurbed Orion 90mm refractor with a pedestal I made to get the tripod on the Starseeker IV mount down to a stable height. My classic head is behind the only thing harder in the vicinity. It was remarkable how well the 90mm performed in dark skies. I kept hearing OOH and AHH as the mount nailed target after target in the Cygnus-Aquila-Sagittarius happy hunting ground. For my part, I had another jaw-dropping view of Omega Centauri, resolved even with only a 5", and the Moon was magnificent. But the most fun was hearing my newbie friend hoot and holler at seeing the wonders as they are for the first time, and being able to run her own telescope with minimal assistance!

 

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#4202 Terra Nova

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:10 AM

What a nice rig, Terra.  Beats schlepping that 4" Unitron, eh?

Oh yeah! Soooo much easier! :love:

 

Thanks Jim. :)


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Posted 07 June 2022 - 07:37 PM

My latest addition waiting to catch some moonlight...

 

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This is a Unitron 114 on a 128 mount, essentially making it a full Unitron 128. To make the scope more user friendly I added a 1.25" adapter from Scopestuff and a Vixen finder bracket. The finder bracket uses the holes from the original finder rings so I did not have to drill any new holes for the Vixen. For show I can easily put the scope back into it's original configuration.

 

Love it!

 

 


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#4204 Boozlefoot

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 05:39 AM

The old girls out for a meeting to discuss this lousy weather!
All in lovely condition, fully functional, my childhood ambitions achieved after 50 years waiting.......

TAL1 #0053 of 1992 - my sunspotter.
114 Unitron 60mm f15 May 1975 - my lunar scope.
R61 #610202 60mm f20 (c1960?) - my planetary scope.

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Posted 11 June 2022 - 07:44 PM

Not mine any more, but my friends bought a new house with an awesome porch and graced it with the Penncrest I sold them a few years ago! $22 on Ebay! Great scope!

 

-drl

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#4206 The Dork of Cork

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 06:43 PM

Tasco 10K 80mm F15 on Rob Miller mount .
GP equatorial.

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 06:45 PM

Tasco 10K 80mm F15 on Rob Miller mount .
GP equatorial.

The Dork of Cork! Finally a person of real stature! :) Welcome!

 

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 06:55 PM

Little Pronto to give the Tasco 10K /Rob Miller some exaggerated scale

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:47 PM

Whenever I operate this Cave 10 inch cassegrain I feel like what it must be like to be a submarine

commander. Big heavy mass, forget about trying to parallel park it. And yet it's so smooth it is almost

weightless feeling.

I'm dusting it off getting it ready. Its a sweet thing, not at all a collimation nightmare

or anything like that. 

Robert

 

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:20 PM

Whenever I operate this Cave 10 inch cassegrain I feel like what it must be like to be a submarine

commander. Big heavy mass, forget about trying to parallel park it. And yet it's so smooth it is almost

weightless feeling.

I'm dusting it off getting it ready. Its a sweet thing, not at all a collimation nightmare

or anything like that. 

Robert

 

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Don't you go to "the Hot region below" or something for putting a Cave optical tube on a Star Liner mount??    8^P


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#4211 clamchip

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 09:27 PM

Don't you go to "the Hot region below" or something for putting a Cave optical tube on a Star Liner mount??    8^P

lol.gif it's just temporary I hope, I can't get the scope outside on the Cave mount, its too tall to go thru

the door. The Star-Liner mount is too short, but the better of my two choices.

 

Robert


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#4212 deSitter

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Posted Yesterday, 12:36 AM

Whenever I operate this Cave 10 inch cassegrain I feel like what it must be like to be a submarine

commander. Big heavy mass, forget about trying to parallel park it. And yet it's so smooth it is almost

weightless feeling.

I'm dusting it off getting it ready. Its a sweet thing, not at all a collimation nightmare

or anything like that. 

Robert

 

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What a sight!!! 8)

 

-drl


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