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#26 JohnH

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

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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#27 Jaimo!

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 10:04 PM

Here's my Intes MK-67 in action:

 

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#28 Phil Barker

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 02:18 AM

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wonderful optics


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:25 AM

My recently acquired Intes Micro Alter M500.  Have placed quite a few Wanted ads over the years and this time it was answered!

 

Tube has some scratches but optics are great.  Only the poor seeing lately has prevented me from pushing it to its limits.

 

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#30 Phil Barker

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 11:34 AM

re the paint its easy to scratch etc mine had a couple of nicks and I touched it up but plan one day to redo it with good enamel spray paint.  I'll get a colour match sand it prime it and then spray the top coat on should look flawless.

well done on landing that little  beauty.

 

Phil

 

 

My recently acquired Intes Micro Alter M500.  Have placed quite a few Wanted ads over the years and this time it was answered!

 

Tube has some scratches but optics are great.  Only the poor seeing lately has prevented me from pushing it to its limits.

 

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#31 Kevin Barker

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

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I own three a IM603, 703 and 815.


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#32 stuart keenor

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

Fantastic scopes, currently have a 10” Mak Newt, had the 703, and a 10” f15 Mak Cass , but sold them 🙄 but the big Mak Newt is a dream scope
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#33 Phil Barker

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 03:29 PM

Great views of the scopes kev.    

 

The meade 8 is no slouch either that particular scope has very sharp optics.  The 703 versus the sw180 was interesting very close points decision to the sw180 when we compared them a couple of years back on planets anyway.

 

603 is a beauty amazing on jupiter.  Haven't used the 8 inch f15 yet   if kev brings it south in his campervan I'll run the 10 inch f-10 against it that will be interesting.

 

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Phil

You might have to wait for that due to work commitments. Better than average seeing as well.

 

With scope comparisons the conditions need to be just right. Observing a few times together does help to get a feeling of what how similar scopes perform.

 

I have had a night with the IM815 where it beat out my APQ130 on fine planetary/lunar detail. The  815 does take a while to cool.

 

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 07:53 AM

Those curvey meniscus are very sexy. Need more cowbell. :)

 

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 02:42 PM

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:22 AM

100% Russian Unobtanium

 

My Russian Tank - Santel MK91 (which is an Intes refinished by Santel). In a month or two I'll show it reworked with new backend and focuser from TeleskopService, 70mm finder and the fancy dewcap I'm making.

 

It's as big (and heavy) as I dare go for a portable scope.

 

Mount is an AZEQ6 on a Berlebach Planet with the legs set at 35 degrees... to anyone thinking of this tripod, I'd suggest have the legs set at 30 degrees. Berlebach by default set them at 23 degrees which is too narrow IMHO. The Berlebach tray has been drilled to add plenty of holes for eyepieces too.

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#38 Pixelix

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

Intes Micro Mak 16in f:10 with heatable dew cap.

 

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#39 Jeff B

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:55 AM

Ooh, that MK91 is one bad boy indeed.

 

And ditto the 16 inch.  bigshock.gif Eyecrazy.gif


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#40 YAS Dave

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:13 AM

My Pride and Joy - my Intes Micro 815 Deluxe. Had it for just a year now - awesome optically - System Strehl of 0.985, 1/9.5 wave optics.
"Svetlana" as we call here in the York Astronomical Society is an amazing Lunar & Planetary Scope, and also delivers stunningly resolved views of Compact DSO's like the the Messier Objects.
Its a real shame that Intes have stopped producing such optically superb scopes for other people to enjoy. Mine is a keeper and not going anywhere - scope of a Lifetime for me smile.gif
 
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Intes 4
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Cyrillus & Katherina

 

 


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#41 Jeff B

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

Welcome to CN Yas!  A beautiful scope and mounting system.



#42 stuart keenor

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:04 PM

Great scopes, Ive noticed a lack of intes micro scopes for sale obviously we are all holding on to them!!!

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:05 PM

Great scopes, Ive noticed a lack of intes micro scopes for sale obviously we are all holding on to them!!!

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:51 PM

Here's my MK67 in Argonaut livery, it absolutely blew my mind on a few special nights these past couple of months.  My wife grabbed this for me from Craigslist for $600 on its mount, which was frozen with old crappy lubricant  

Still worth it, this OTA blows up the planets routinely from my light polluted suburbs.

 

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:42 PM

Here's my MK67 in Argonaut livery, it absolutely blew my mind on a few special nights these past couple of months.  My wife grabbed this for me from Craigslist for $600 on its mount, which was frozen with old crappy lubricant  

Still worth it, this OTA blows up the planets routinely from my light polluted suburbs.

:waytogo: The only problem IMHO with the Argonaut was the totally crappy focuser with limited back focus. Though you could get more back focus by using the collimation screws to move the primary closer to the secondary. That, and the dim mirrors but that doesn't matter for lunar/planetary usage. I measured mine to be 1/8 wave, 0.98 Strehl with Roddier.

 

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:58 PM

waytogo.gif The only problem IMHO with the Argonaut was the totally crappy focuser with limited back focus. Though you could get more back focus by using the collimation screws to move the primary closer to the secondary. That, and the dim mirrors but that doesn't matter for lunar/planetary usage. I measured mine to be 1/8 wave, 0.98 Strehl with Roddier.

 

Tanveer.

True!  The crayford on mine is in decent condition, but I'm tempted to take it off and see whats underneath, to maybe try to fit something different on the visual back.   The Feathertouch solution is as expensive as the OTA, I hope there's something else I can do.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:56 AM

The crayford on mine is in decent condition, but I'm tempted to take it off and see whats underneath, to maybe try to fit something different on the visual back.

One of these might help https://www.teleskop...0mm-height.html

 

... they can also do custom machining if you need a special adapter (likely with the russian maks).  


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

One of these might help https://www.teleskop...0mm-height.html

 

... they can also do custom machining if you need a special adapter (likely with the russian maks).  

That looks really tempting!  I love it.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:22 AM

tmaestro: see 

 

https://www.cloudyni...rtouch-focuser/  and

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/662331-add-adjustable-drag-to-ts-unc-focuser-baader-steeltrack/?hl=%2Baccu

 

Now...Let's have both barrels...Assembling Bigmac (MK91) and Juniorburger (M615)  in preparation for a big club night on Saturday. If the weather holds I'll post an update from the site smile.gif My son is thrilled to bits observing with the M615 beside me - and he gets to use a turret to make swapping eyepieces really easy.

 

Apologies for the hideous Skywatcher white finder... its only temporary while I'm restoring the original Russian one which was quite good and had a nice engraved glass reticle.

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#50 Colin exraaf

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:29 AM

My Intes MK-65  F/10

 

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