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#1 Jeff B

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:32 PM

So now that Intes is no more, let's start a thread with some pictures of them.  I'll begin.  I've had many but I'll start with the ones I've left.

 

My MN76 and MW 86 (Matthias Wirth OTA, Intes optics).

 

I'll fill in others I use to own later.

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:54 PM

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Intes Micro 715 Maksutov

 


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:15 PM

Well this thread made me realize I don't have a picture of my M703! I need to fix that, here are the rest. 

 

MN65 In its home in the observatory

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MN76

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:46 PM

Look at those wonderfully tiny central obstructions!


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:19 PM

And look at that awesome MI-250.  What are you doing about that infestation though Josh?  I can barely see the MN65. grin.gif


Edited by Jeff B, 24 July 2018 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:25 PM

Some that I use to own.

 

M715 Deluxe, MN86 and M815

 

More to follow.

 

Intes fan boy?  Maybe. smile.gif

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:45 PM

Wow, gorgeous scopes!

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:54 AM

I've had two.  An 8-inch f/10  MakCass......

 

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and.........

 


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:55 AM

....a 6-inch f/8 Mak Newt.

 

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Both scopes had excellent optics.  Built with 1950's Russian aesthetics and sturdiness.....

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:09 AM

My old M703...  many years ago.  Great scope!

 

Ron

 

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:00 AM

I've had two.  An 8-inch f/10  MakCass......
 
 
 
and.........

 
 

....a 6-inch f/8 Mak Newt.
 

Both scopes had excellent optics.  Built with 1950's Russian aesthetics and sturdiness.....
 
Dave

Great scopes, Cotts!

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:41 AM

Cotts, that MN68 must have been just about the best 6" newtonian one could have.  Scant coma, very small central obstruction, light trap under the secondary and no spider.  A rare one too.  Ed Turco would like it. smile.gif

 

Jeff


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

A cute little MN55 I used to have.  It was my first Intes MN.  A killer little beast.  The Parallax rotating rings weighed almost as much as the scope. 

 

Somewhere around here I've a picture of a MN66 too.

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:38 AM

My long sold M703D.

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:10 PM

Cotts, that MN68 must have been just about the best 6" newtonian one could have.  Scant coma, very small central obstruction, light trap under the secondary and no spider.  A rare one too.  Ed Turco would like it. smile.gif

 

Jeff

It was an excellent scope but was no low power sweeper.  The tiny secondary (it was 15% IIRC) betrayed itself at low power with some vignetting..  On centre, though it was well-nigh perfect.

 

I give the optical nod now to my Ceravolo 145.  At f/6 it still has a small 17% obstruction but it doesn't seem to have the vignetting...  From my cold, dead hands.....

 

Mak Newts are the 'poor man's APO' and can equal any APO , aperture for aperture, in most aspects of viewing for a fraction of the price...

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:12 PM

One of my biggest regrets was selling my lovely Intes-Micro 5" F10 Mak-Cass.....

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:52 PM

And the M500 was my first Ines Mak.  "Cheap", light weight, excellent optics, 2" accessories, robust build.  Just a wonderful easy to use package.


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:06 PM

Two Intes scopes + a TEC:

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:00 PM

Nice collection of Russian optics.  Do you have the Intes/Orion f/12 150, Tec f/12 150 Mak  and MN f/6 150?  I'll try and post a picture of my Intes MK 66 scope.

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:36 PM

Nice collection of Russian optics. Do you have the Intes/Orion f/12 150, Tec f/12 150 Mak and MN f/6 150? I'll try and post a picture of my Intes MK 66 scope.

Bill


Thanks. The TEC was indeed the 6" f12, as was the Orion Mak (aka Intes MK67). The MN is an oddball 160mm f5.5.

Btw, the TEC is an American scope :grin:

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:31 AM

Intes-Micro 406 mm f10 optics in a Mathias Wirth tube.

 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:26 AM

Intes-Micro 406 mm f10 optics in a Mathias Wirth tube.

 

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 It's a struggle to make out the finder (I presume, a 50mm) , so massive is the optical tube.  Magnificent.



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:51 AM

Impressive Edd!!  Some serious glass there! waytogo.gif

 

I notice the ventilation holes around the meniscus and the weights up front.  

 

Jeff



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

For those who haven't seen it, here's a build thread:

 

https://www.cloudyni...= commissioning

 

The weights up front, counterweighting the A-P Traveler, are now gone as a new heavy-duty dovetail/saddle was installed.

 

Cheers,


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:28 AM

This thread is killing me. A taste of what cannot be had...

 

Clearly there is still a market, however small, for premium Maks. I wonder who will fill it. 

 

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