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#26 beanerds

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:19 AM

OK !! here goes , first page of many because the delivery truck arrived at about mid-day ,, yea ! .

 

It arrived in good condition it was well boxed and considering it came all the way from Tasmania , thank you to the seller , he did a wonderful job here  .

 

I am not sure how many photos per page just now but I will try for 2 ,, so ,,,, 

 

The boxes as delivered .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:21 AM

First Box , packaging .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:23 AM

Contents of first box , man there was a lot in there ! and I had to check the packing material well so I didn't throw anything out by mistake .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:25 AM

Second box , double boxed ! well dome mate ! . I suppose it contains the OTA so you can't be to careful .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:27 AM

Yep , the OTA and legs .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:28 AM

These wooden legs are a thing of beauty ! they are so nice .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:30 AM

The fun begins ! it is all there so far and very well made as it all fits together nicely .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:34 AM

OTA  , tripod spreader counterweights etc fitted , still nothing missing , phew ! .

 

It's starting to look really sexy , what an awesome little telescope , man the Chinese could learn a thing or two about mounting an OTA properly , this SP mount is solid !  The new small reflectors are lucky to have an EQ2 under them , sometimes only the poor EQ1's !!

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:36 AM

A quick look down the OTA , optics are pristeen , only a slight tweek of the secondary to get perfect columation , super easy .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:39 AM

Last one for now , its such a sweet little scope , everything about it is quality ,

 

I will take more photos of the accessories etc and post later .

 

It's clear now so I will get a look at the moon later on and report on how she performs , can't wait .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:46 AM

First view , 20mm TV plossl at 50x of a palm tree 500 metres across the way .
 

Pretty good optics I think .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:49 AM

Yes there is a brand new 1 1/4 inch adaptor in the Tupperware  , allowing TV Plossls to be used  , spanking ! 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:53 AM

It get's better . Yes a Sun filter included . but you don't use it unless you stop the scope down to a 40mm f25 safely . And yes it has this along with instructions .

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:03 AM

 A lovely 6x30 finder that's super sharp with real Vixen mounting .

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:04 AM

Moon tonight , man this scope is sharp !  slightly over exposed but who cares .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:30 AM

Forget the last moon shot , sorry .

 

Here is a better one , same Vixen and 20mm TV Plossl , different ISO setting on the Google Pixel2 phone ,,, what a difference .

 

It;s good but the eyepiece shows a better image . A 100mm f 10 reflector ,, it don't get much better from a small telescope .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:33 AM

Bomber Bob my mate here is the serial # , thanks brother .

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:47 AM

Thanks!  I read 406147...

 

Congratulations on an excellent Classic score!!


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:06 AM

After a good night showing my Darling ( my new Vixen ) and me the moon and M42 its now bed time ,,, 10.54pm and work tomorrow . 

 

 

Good night my friends .

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:22 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for posting!
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:33 PM

That SP R-100L is super-dooper sharp looking!  When you get a chance, please post its serial number, and I'll get it Registered.
 
IIRC, Terra's praise for the Celestron / Vixen Polaris C4.5 got me interested in them, and I've held on to the mirror set that came with the first Polaris mount that I bought.  Before I recycled that China-made 114 for my Edmund Cassegrain, I popped those optics in, and confirmed their excellent performance.  Now I have an "insurance policy" if I decide to sell my Mizar P-100 kit -- another great Japanese reflector.


I just wanted to remind you all that BBs earlier Mizar version is currently for sale here at a very reasonable price.

https://www.cloudyni...no-mizar-p-100/
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