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#26 CHASLX200

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:41 PM

Okay, Charles, you’re to blame. Next time give me a warning! lol.gif

It's clear here. I may get to test the 150 tonite.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:11 AM

I think its great for a 90mm Mac but considering the price it should be compared to a 8 inch SCT or perhaps a 10 inch



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

It is a beautifully executed precision instrument that fits in a case not much bigger than a shoebox. Comparing a Q to a C8 is like comparing a Ferrari to a 1960s family stationwagon. They both will get you where you need to go, but which one would you rather ride in or drive? Granted, you can’t get a family of six in the Ferrari. smile.gif


Edited by terraclarke, 16 May 2018 - 12:09 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:26 PM

The Q is one of the most beautiful scopes on the market.  Mine is always on display and the misses does not even care.   More scopes should have that eye candy appeal.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

It is a beautifully executed precision instrument that fits in a case not much bigger than a shoebox. Comparing a Q to a C8 is like comparing a Ferrari to a 1960s family stationwagon. They both will get you where you need to go, but which one would you rather ride in or drive? Granted, you can’t get a family of six in the Ferrari. smile.gif

You need to be more specific.  If this were the station wagon, I'd rather ride in it than a Ferrari.  Coolness from rarity (only 59 were made):  https://i.pinimg.com...ation-wagon.jpg


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:01 PM

You need to be more specific.  If this were the station wagon, I'd rather ride in it than a Ferrari.  Coolness from rarity (only 59 were made):  https://i.pinimg.com...ation-wagon.jpg

Nah.

 

Probably this:

 

Family-Truckster.jpg

 

(BTW, this is actually a race car - seriously)


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

I’d take the 57 Chevy Nomad myself!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:12 PM

"I’d take the 57 Chevy Nomad myself!"

 

Me, too!  Would love to roll up in that Classic at a star party, then unload my Classics...


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

I’d take the 57 Chevy Nomad myself!

Hate to tell you this, but that is not a Nomad.  It’s just a wagon.  The Nomad is a 2-door wagon (or so I’ve always been told).



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

Hate to tell you this, but that is not a Nomad.  It’s just a wagon.  The Nomad is a 2-door wagon (or so I’ve always been told).

that is correct.  



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

As we get older our minds just seem to drift lol.gif


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:38 PM

Nah.

 

Probably this:

 

Family-Truckster.jpg

 

(BTW, this is actually a race car - seriously)

Haha,  a Lemons car!  I have several friends who run that series and have a blast.

 

Back on topic, those are some fine images from a fine scope.  Sadly I am too much of a cheapazz to own one. Same goes for Ferrari.  I will make do with my poor man's C90 Mak and AT72DE Frac.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:40 PM

Terry, nice images and the filter wheel combo looks good too. Some of the best views I had of Jupiter at the Texas Star Party this year were with my Q. The C14 images were usually boiling on Jupiter, but the Q was nice and steady. On Thursday night, though, the skies settled and the C14 blew the little Q away with the views on Jupiter.  But 5 minutes to set up the Q versus about an hour to set up the 14 under normal conditions favors the Q.  At TSP, the 14 was set up all week and only took a few minutes to uncover.  


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:09 PM

Hate to tell you this, but that is not a Nomad.  It’s just a wagon.  The Nomad is a 2-door wagon (or so I’ve always been told).

Bel Air then! The Nomad became a 4-door wagon the next year (‘58).



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

And either way, it’s still cool!


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:51 AM

As we get older our minds just seem to drift lol.gif

Isn't that why we do this? Every time I go out it's mind drift city :)

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:50 AM

As we get older our minds just seem to drift lol.gif

 

What Mind ? lol.gif


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

Nah.

 

Probably this:

 

Family-Truckster.jpg

 

(BTW, this is actually a race car - seriously)

 

National Lampoon's Wagon Queen Family Truckster ....... https://www.youtube....h?v=rzXN5sQ5g-U


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:58 AM

National Lampoon's Wagon Queen Family Truckster ....... https://www.youtube....h?v=rzXN5sQ5g-U

Love that movie! They later traded it in for this taurus wagon:

 

https://youtu.be/ozksR8QLWzM


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:55 PM

Those are simply amazing pictures, Terry, the detail in the cloud belts is stunning, and there was I thinking I had done well to just get the two equatorial belts with a Topic (Towa 399) 80mm.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:19 AM

Thanks for the kudos and encouragement everybody! Questars are really great scopes and I probably went way overboard spending that much, but it's a real pleasure to use. It was a present to myself when I retired. Plus just looking at it inspires me to get out under the stars, which is worth something too, Had the Dynamax/B&L 6 out tonight for awhile to give it another spin at imaging (see separate post). That scope is doing a really good job! Thanks again! V/R Terry
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

Johann, Thanks! I'm tempted to setup two scopes, but we'll see what my mood is like later tonight. The Q makes it easier because of it's size and no need for a power source since it runs off of a 9v battery. Bob, I have a Q 1.25" adapter that fits the axial port. The nosepiece of the filter wheel goes into that. Weather on the west side of these thunderstorms looks good, but boy they are intense right now. V/R Terry

 

Terry, where did you locate the Q 1.25” axial port adapter. I have the TeleVue one for the main eyepiece, but can’t find a similar adapter for the axial port.

 

Thanks,

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

Here's the link. It screws right into the axial port. $75 from Astronomics.

 

https://www.astronom...tar_p17487.aspx

 

V/R

 

Terry


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:02 PM

Here's the link. It screws right into the axial port. $75 from Astronomics.

 

https://www.astronom...tar_p17487.aspx

 

V/R

 

Terry

 

Wonderful! Thank you, Terry!


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:12 PM

Glad to help! It really adds even more versatility to this scope. V/R Terry
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