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#26 starman876

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:00 PM

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#27 Nick Will

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:38 PM

I love it when a satellite crosses the field of view....or when an owl flies by.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:08 AM

I like the "step back in time" experience I get when I use my classics, back to a time before cell phones, e-mails, the Internet, and where the wonder was fresh and everything observed was new.

 

I typically use them stock, no huge 2" eyepieces, DSCs, or anything.  But I do use modern atlases like U2000 or Interstellarum when my C10 is out.

 

With a small Unitron, Norton's is just the thing.

 

Dave

 

 

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#29 rolo

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:17 AM

I like the "I hate topic" betterlol.gif


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:25 AM

I like the "I hate topic" betterlol.gif

Me too.  


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#31 Erik Bakker

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:56 AM

Although a refractor aficionado since 1979, this little scope has grown on me over the years and puts up some lovely images of the universe near and far. Of course it's not my best scope, but it's so easy and rewarding to observe with. So it might be one of my best scopes after all smile.gif

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:28 AM

Although a refractor aficionado since 1979, this little scope has grown on me over the years and puts up some lovely images of the universe near and far. Of course it's not my best scope, but it's so easy and rewarding to observe with. So it might be one of my best scopes after all smile.gif

 

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I always wanted one of them rare black C5's.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:23 AM

I like the smell of Bakelite in a RV-6.

 

I like getting old classic scopes that are in terrible condition and making them as close to new as possible.


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#34 Mike Allen

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:39 AM

I'm finding that I like smaller scopes more as I grow older.

 

I like pushing the limits of smaller scopes on deep sky objects,  seeing things that I missed because of a lack of experience and patience when I was young.

 

I like using simple eyepieces more as my love of smaller scopes grows.  

 

I like observing the Moon and double stars more as light pollution closes in.

 

I like re-reading Burnham's every now and then.  It always kindles the fire to go out and observe more.


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#35 terraclarke

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

I like the sound of crickets, to see fireflies and be barefoot on a warm summer night. And if I hear a whippoorwill, an owl, or even a coyote off in the distance, all the better! And to top it off, a bright summer bolide leaving a trail as it crosses the sky! All on a good, clear, dark sky, with a setting crescent moon! That is heaven to me!!!


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#36 ScottAstroNut

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:54 AM

I like my classic 6" Newtonians, be they Edmund, Cave, or Optical Craftsman, and the performance they provide.

 

I like bringing old telescopes back to life.

 

I like how classic telescopes take me back to my youth and remind me of my enthusiasm and excitement for astronomy back then, seeing things for the first time. 

 

I like sharing my classic scopes with others.

 

I like this forum, with kind, helpful members.


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#37 Astrosetz

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

I like the sound of crickets, to see fireflies and be barefoot on a warm summer night. And if I hear a whippoorwill, an owl, or even a coyote off in the distance, all the better! And to top it off, a bright summer bolide leaving a trail as it crosses the sky! All on a good, clear, dark sky, with a setting crescent moon! That is heaven to me!!!

I was gonna say something about my classic scopes, but your post captured the essence of what I *love*. To me, visual observing with a simple telescope is half the experience, and the other half of the experience is exactly what you describe.


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#38 terraclarke

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:59 AM

 

I like the sound of crickets, to see fireflies and be barefoot on a warm summer night. And if I hear a whippoorwill, an owl, or even a coyote off in the distance, all the better! And to top it off, a bright summer bolide leaving a trail as it crosses the sky! All on a good, clear, dark sky, with a setting crescent moon! That is heaven to me!!!

I was gonna say something about my classic scopes, but your post captured the essence of what I *love*. To me, visual observing with a simple telescope is half the experience, and the other half of the experience is exactly what you describe.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:19 AM

I like the "step back in time" experience I get when I use my classics, back to a time before cell phones, e-mails, the Internet, and where the wonder was fresh and everything observed was new.

 

.Dave

i like your vintage map light.....I have a red-glass kero lamp also...that is a regular astro-accessory.

 

I like that, in my small-town transfer station (dump), about once a year someone leaves a scope in working or repairable condition in the shed.....  my prime source of scopes that I pass on to others.  Now, if only someone would leave a box of nice .965 EP's sometime.....

 

I like vintage scopes, and other vintage stuff.....made of metal by humans, repairable by humans.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

I like Haint Blue...


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#41 terraclarke

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

I like the smell of Bakelite in a RV-6.

 

I like getting old classic scopes that are in terrible condition and making them as close to new as possible.

I like the smell of a new old telescope in someone’s future! Are you trying to tell us something Bob? An RV-6 coming your way perhaps?  :lol:


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

Did I mention that I like having room to walk in my house again?! :roflmao:


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:49 AM

I like my Astroscan so much I've sculpted myself to look just like him.

Robert

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:51 AM

- I like looking at photos of neat old classics and in fact..  pictures of just about any scope , new or old. 

 

- I like the two tone blue refractors. 

 

- I like the eyepiece sets with each eyepiece a different color .

 

- I like the simple brass eyepiece that are made to be disassembled and cleaned by owner ..

 

Jon


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:55 AM

I like the smell of Bakelite in a RV-6.

I like getting old classic scopes that are in terrible condition and making them as close to new as possible.


Ohh god that smell is intoxicating. I just love it. Every time I take the lid off I grab a big wiff. Always makes me smile!
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

I like lying on the ground to look at something at zenith. smile.gif


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

 

I like the "step back in time" experience I get when I use my classics, back to a time before cell phones, e-mails, the Internet, and where the wonder was fresh and everything observed was new.

 

.Dave

i like your vintage map light.....I have a red-glass kero lamp also...that is a regular astro-accessory.

 

I like that, in my small-town transfer station (dump), about once a year someone leaves a scope in working or repairable condition in the shed.....  my prime source of scopes that I pass on to others.  Now, if only someone would leave a box of nice .965 EP's sometime.....

 

I like vintage scopes, and other vintage stuff.....made of metal by humans, repairable by humans.

 

When everything else seems driven by net, novelty, fashion, finance, and a disposable life-cycle, classic items that are made to last are very reassuring.  No cloud required has a great appeal for me.

 

"...I have a red-glass kero lamp also...that is a regular astro-accessory..."    Yes, those are great!


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:10 AM

 

I like the smell of Bakelite in a RV-6.

 

I like getting old classic scopes that are in terrible condition and making them as close to new as possible.

I like the smell of a new old telescope in someone’s future! Are you trying to tell us something Bob? An RV-6 coming your way perhaps?  lol.gif

 

 

Possibly! wink.gif   I want to end up with just 3 telescopes: My Mayflower 816 for the Moon, double stars and planets;  my Questar for solar; and an RV-6 to recoup the experiences I had from 1964 to 1981.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

I like a fine cigar, a glass of single malt, while relaxing at the eyepiece, lazily seeing the same things I seen hundreds of times before, and still finding the excitement and wonder of that first experience.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:56 AM

I like a thread in where no one is bashing anything else saying anything stupid or is not beating their chest of how much better their toy is.  I really love itwaytogo.gif


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