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#51 Terra Nova

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

You can also use an insulation strip.  It comes in different sizes, colors, and it's self adhesive.

 

I have also used some 3M double sided tape, with some green felt. It also comes in different sizes and thicknesses.   I am using some now to put 60mm refractors in my Unitron clamshell.

You can also get very dense felt furniture foot pads (and rolled strips) at Lowes. It is also adhesive backed.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:03 PM

Thank you for the suggestions; I'll be hitting the hardware store tonight. I really like this Vixen tripod that the mount sits on. Very steady, and it has the glow-in-the-dark feetses.

 

Anyone like to make some EP suggestions, in 1.25 size? I'm liking this Vixen 25-8 zoom, but want to add on more options than this. I'd really like something to cover the 30mm or so spot, possibly even up to a 40mm. And then on the higher side, something in the 6-7mm range. Maybe even a 4mm.  I'm new enough to this pursuit that I really have no preferred vendor, but I'm not ready to spend $200 and up on an EP. Thanks in advance!!!

edit-I should add that I have a diagonal with the locking collar, instead of the locking thumbscrew.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Pick up some used Circle T orthos: 25, 18, 12.5, 7, and 6mm. I would not go down to 4mm, that would be 300X; 100X per inch which is really pushing it for an F16 achro. The 6mm will give you 200X which is high enough.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

Good timing then; a group of Circle T's just showed up in the Classifieds.waytogo.gif


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:09 PM

I bought both a 3" rubber coupler and a set of the furniture pads. Furniture pads were cheaper, so I worked on that first. Works like a charm!!!! The pad is thick enough that I only needed to put it on one side of the clamshell. Holds the OTA very well. Thanks for the suggestions!!!

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Showing off in the shop with its cellmate, the Mizar Hino 60mm x 1000mm on a Vixen alt/az mount, and the '73 Power Wagon.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:15 PM

The 6344 got a new baby brother today!!! While trolling eBay for Sears items, I saw two Sears spotting scopes up from probably the same time period as this 6344, given the awesome 2-tone blue paint scheme. This one was a complete package; model 6342 spotting scope in original box, packing bag, instruction leaflet, and end caps, for $26. Made a $15 offer, and concluded at $18. Cool little spotter, and the views are really sharp in the daytime.

The other looked just like it, but missing original box, etc. Also had a different model#, even though it was a Circle T, same magnification, etc.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Any idea what year the scope is????

1996 is likely 1971, Stargoat will know.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:33 PM

The 6344 got a new baby brother today!!! While trolling eBay for Sears items, I saw two Sears spotting scopes up from probably the same time period as this 6344, given the awesome 2-tone blue paint scheme. This one was a complete package; model 6342 spotting scope in original box, packing bag, instruction leaflet, and end caps, for $26. Made a $15 offer, and concluded at $18. Cool little spotter, and the views are really sharp in the daytime.

The other looked just like it, but missing original box, etc. Also had a different model#, even though it was a Circle T, same magnification, etc.

You need a 6343 and a 6345!

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:09 PM

You need a 6343 and a 6345!

 

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Stop it...lol.giflol.gifgrin.gif

 

I'd take both!!! Especially the 6345. Would really need it in the 2-tone blue though. It only came in white, didn't it?



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:16 PM

 

You need a 6343 and a 6345!

 

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Stop it...lol.giflol.gifgrin.gif

 

I'd take both!!! Especially the 6345. Would really need it in the 2-tone blue though. It only came in white, didn't it?

 

Yes, classic AO. Sears sold the 6335, 6339, and 6339-A, which were AO 76/1200mm scopes that were not white.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:31 PM

For some reason, the 2-tone blue just hits me right, and even better that the optics are so good with these. I've seen at least one 2WD 70's dodge truck with the same 2-tone combo. If I run across another, I'll have to do a thread on how I mounted a series of Sears scopes in the bed of a Dodge pickup, lol.

 

I've not really had any sky time with the 6344 since I got the new-to-me EQ mount with the Vixen SP legs. I need some practice time with an EQ mount, as it's my first, and I'm an astro-novice to begin with. Once I'm comfortable navigating the mount and scope, I will start test driving the drive that came with it.There's some good stuff to see in 2018, and I want to be ready.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:55 AM

For some reason, the 2-tone blue just hits me right, and even better that the optics are so good with these. I've seen at least one 2WD 70's dodge truck with the same 2-tone combo. If I run across another, I'll have to do a thread on how I mounted a series of Sears scopes in the bed of a Dodge pickup, lol.

 

I've not really had any sky time with the 6344 since I got the new-to-me EQ mount with the Vixen SP legs. I need some practice time with an EQ mount, as it's my first, and I'm an astro-novice to begin with. Once I'm comfortable navigating the mount and scope, I will start test driving the drive that came with it.There's some good stuff to see in 2018, and I want to be ready.

 

I love that color scheme too! In the South we’d call it haint blue or hain’t blue! Elsewhere they’d call it teal! lol.gif

 

[Too derivations of haint or hain’t blue: (1) Haints are ghosts; porch ceilings and doorways are painted in this color in the South to fend them off. (2) Hain’t- contraction of ‘it ain’t’ blue.]

 

My kitchen door:

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