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#26 Hugh Peck

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:32 AM

Older 114

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#27 Hugh Peck

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:34 AM

125 about 10 years ago.

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#28 Hugh Peck

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

Orion 6" Deluxe

 

 

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:42 AM

Pretty obvious what that telescope gets used for...


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 01:36 PM

Danny:

 

I have always admired Father Joe's 10 inch.  He is a priest working in Nairobi and built it around a Meade Mirror using anything he could find.. 

 

Father Joe's refractor.. Not a reflector but this scope is so ugly it's beautiful.

 

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 03:02 PM

 

Danny:

 

I have always admired Father Joe's 10 inch.  He is a priest working in Nairobi and built it around a Meade Mirror using anything he could find.. 

 

Father Joe's refractor.. Not a reflector but this scope is so ugly it's beautiful.

 

 
 
Jon

 

Now we're getting into some real telescopes. :bigshock:


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 03:47 PM

here's my 6inf5

 

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ready for testing...

 

 

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#33 Pinbout

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:24 PM

here's my 1st newt...home made at that.

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 11:04 AM

edmund newt on eq yoke

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 11:08 AM

mt130 on space boy

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:50 PM

A real mount.



#37 Astrojensen

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 04:46 PM

I've always liked the look of the Tak newtonians. The Japanese companies did in general make very nice newtonians.

 

 

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#38 Mike G.

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:41 AM

That thing is beautiful!!



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 03:42 PM

Yes, excellent looking setup!



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:41 PM

here's my 130f5, I had to fix the primary.

 

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:29 PM

Here is my SW 130 f5  has not seen first light yet.

 

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:30 PM

This is my Orion 8 inch f/4.9 on an iOptron MiniTower. The mount really can handle the scope.

 

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#43 Jeff B

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 11:25 AM

My currently active newt, 11" F7 Zambuto in a Parallax tube with rotating rings.

 

A wonderful instrument.

 

Jeff

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

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My Celestron Newtonian 114 F/L 910

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:34 PM

IMG 1084

 

I finally figured it out; there really doesn't seem to be any instructions posted anywhere. This is housed in a 11'6" x 15'9" roll off roof observatory located 18 miles SW from Douglas, Wyoming.

 


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#46 Rodgerraubach

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:38 PM

Here's a view of the business side of the OTA:

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:10 AM

That's a pretty big one. GEM newtonians this size are quite rare nowadays.

 

 

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Thomas, Denmark



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

I'm the OP and while the topic title might be or is ambiguous, my initial comments were pretty clear that I wanted this thread for pictures of Non Dobsonian Newtonian's. Not sure how I can change the topic title, maybe a moderator will chime in or change it. Because there are various ways to mount a Newt I think the topic should be: "Show us your non Dobsonian Newtonian(s)."

Glad this thread has produced some interest and  pictures of beautiful telescopes.

Bill

 

I would change it for you but this isn't one of my forums.......However if you ask one of the mods either by PM or even a moderator alert who monitor this forum I am sure they would be happy to oblige. Forum moderators: ausastronomer, bartine, Goofi, Joe C, Knuklhdastrnmr

 

A mod alert would probably be the best way since I know at least one is away for a couple of weeks.....


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

My newts:

The first: a Vixen R114M (2007)

D 114mm; FL 900mm; f 7.89; 29% obstruction; Focuser 1.25" R&P

3 vane spider (6 spikes)

Apparently, and according to resaler at the time the mirror is spherical.

26 Vixen R114M f7.89
 

Second: a Vixen R200SS (2008)

D 200mm; FL 800mm; f 4; 36% obstruction; focuser ID 60mm (2.36"), 2 speed 7:1

27 Vixen R200SS F4
 
Love the views and experiences provided by these two.
 
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:11 PM

My Newtee Cutie!  It began as a China-made Celestron PowerSeeker 114AZ; by the time I finish replacing parts, it'll be a vintage Celestron/Vixen C4.5 with a Chinese tube.  The mount is a Vixen Polaris on a 1960s Eagle surveyor tripod.  Very stable platform!

 

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