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#76 Kasmos

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:39 PM

I like to get my vitamin 'C' by way of Oranges.

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C5s, C90, C60 &...  

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The C8 is at another home so it couldn't be in the family portrait.

 


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#77 CHASLX200

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

I like to get my vitamin 'C' by way of Oranges.

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C5s, C90, C60 &...  

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The C8 is at another home so it couldn't be in the family portrait.

Why does the older pre 1977 C5 look like it has a bigger tube than the 1977 or later C5? 



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

Because it’s in the foreground and closer to the camera.


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#79 CHASLX200

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:10 PM

It just looks odd as it looks like it is a 1/2" bigger.  I bought a solar filter for a C5 and it was way too big for my pre 1977 C5.  I know the rim on the later orange C5's are thicker, and not sure what diamtere the later 90's and up C5 's are.  But that solar filter was a good 1/4" too big.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

I like the old Vernonscope Brandons that came with the matching metal storage tubes instead of plastic dust caps.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:19 AM

I like to get my vitamin 'C' by way of Oranges.

 

 

:waytogo:

 

I do like the Celestron orange . Particularly the orange refractors . 

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:02 AM

I like the Vixen green paint...inimitable !

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:58 AM

I like clams

I like old telescopes 

I like Mars

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:59 PM

I love my:

-  Old set of astronomy books from the 70's through the early 80's. 

- Little 4" newtonian,  45 years of fond memories using that scope.

- Sometimes naked eye observing, from my patio, with my Shih Tzu observing buddy Honey.

So THAT'S what my old Webb looked like! I lost them and bought Dover replacements that had an earlier version of the cover. I could not remember what my originals looked like!

 

-drl


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:04 PM

I like...  to tell myself that one day, I'll own a nice refractor that isn't severely over-corrected.  crazy.gif



#86 Chuck Hards

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:09 PM

I love paging through old S&T issues.  Paper copies.  


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:34 PM

I love paging through old S&T issues.  Paper copies.  

Me too :) My college (Ga Tech) had the entire thing bound back to 1/1, I'd waste countless hours..

 

-drl


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:21 PM

 

I love my:

-  Old set of astronomy books from the 70's through the early 80's. 

- Little 4" newtonian,  45 years of fond memories using that scope.

- Sometimes naked eye observing, from my patio, with my Shih Tzu observing buddy Honey.

So THAT'S what my old Webb looked like! I lost them and bought Dover replacements that had an earlier version of the cover. I could not remember what my originals looked like!

 

-drl

 

Hi drl,

I'm not an expert,  but I've seen early copies of the Dover reprint that have a more plain cover. 

Steve T 



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

I love seeing out-of-season constellations rising in the east early in the morning.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

I love my vintage Sky and Telescope magazines. I can read when rainy, cloudy, cold etc. I love looking at the old scope ads, when astronomy was beginning to boom, the Unitron, Cave, Edmund, Dynamax, and all the oldies but goodies. They never get old to me, I can read and look at the ads over and over, pretending I am young again, nothing wrong with that.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:20 AM

I like to get my vitamin 'C' by way of Oranges.

attachicon.gif Orange-Celestrons 2.jpg

C5s, C90, C60 &...  

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The C8 is at another home so it couldn't be in the family portrait.

The doctor says you now need another, very powerful, Celestron C vitamin: the C FL70S  wink.gif


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:13 AM

I love seeing out-of-season constellations rising in the east early in the morning.

 

I like Orion rising over a still lake and watching it's reflection in the water.

 

I also like a watching a sunrise after a long night at the eyepiece..  Across the water makes it even better.

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:20 AM

Deciding not to post this in the "I hate . . .",  thread,I hope the irony is understood.

 

I like all the free time I now have since I have had 0, zero,goose egg, viewing time for 15 months, no scope outside the house, no imaging, no visual, no binocular--just lots of time to dream.  Haven't had a scope outside since before 12/17 when I broke my hip.  While recovering from that I compressed fractured vertebrae in the lower spine.  Severe osteoporosis is the diagnosis and I am limited to 5 pounds lifting until my docs tell me different.

 

Not a single piece of my scope weighs under 5 points.

 

Dream now is to read about where to place permanent pier on residential lot to maximize your seeing, hire someone to poor concrete pad to support ATS permanent pier, then get husky neighbor (active duty naval aviator) to move the scope and mount outside with my guidance.  A telegizmo cover is best I can do for protection, but it never rains here anyway.

 

As long as none of my ethos's weigh over 5 pounds I will be OK to see something.

 

Hope my bad luck is not too much of a downer to the readers.  All I can say is take care of your bones


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:16 PM

Deciding not to post this in the "I hate . . .",  thread,I hope the irony is understood.

 

James:

 

Sorry to hear about your back. 

 

If you want to hook up at your place for some viewing some night.. I can still manage to lift a quite a few pounds.. 

 

Jon


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

I like:

 

  • The fact that we are focusing on the positive rather than the negative
  • Black telescopes rather that white, which helps preserved dark adaptation of my eyes
  • Seeing what my telescope can show, rather than wanting something bigger/better
  • Still having good enough health to continue enjoying astronomy

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

I like these.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 06:52 AM

I like actionhac's and strdst's pictures - wonderful

I like that when I'm outside observing with one of my scopes I forget about all the troubles and worries of the world - true relaxation (I hate that our weather is so poor that observing is a rare event but that's another thread I guess)

I like equatorial mounts (especially driven mounts) and using setting circles (yes, I know I've a problem!)

I like my Fullerscopes eyepieces (made by Nihon Seiko)

I like the Celestron orange colour too (nice pic Kasmos) (sorry Vesper!)


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 08:50 AM

Most of the time, when I'm out in my driveway, I like to think of all of you out in your driveways. Battling the street lights, the passing cars, shivering while dodging clouds and buildings like superheroes. It is usually quiet and a fun reflection when I'm by myself. Makes me feel like I'm part of a really cool club.
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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:17 AM

Most of the time, when I'm out in my driveway, I like to think of all of you out in your driveways. Battling the street lights, the passing cars, shivering while dodging clouds and buildings like superheroes. It is usually quiet and a fun reflection when I'm by myself. Makes me feel like I'm part of a really cool club.

 

Well, looking on the positive side ...

 

... I like that with the streetlights at least I don't need a flash light to read my observing list to check the RA and dec of my next target 😀




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