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#26 NHRob

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:18 PM

I still think an MN76 is my dream scope.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:40 PM

Love that MI-250 mount!

 

Here are my usual suspects, the Intes MN76 and my APM/MW MN86.  I personally feel the MN76 is the sweet spot in the Intes MN line up with good aperture, manageable weight and rotating rings.  And yes, humble Losmandy GM8 does indeed do a good job for visual use, especially with the Losmandy HD tripod, however, the G11 is an ideal mate, as is the AP Mach 1 (though a lot more expensive of course).

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

Wow, that is so cool, I never knew about these! Couldn't have been very many made? I so wish I could find one, at f/8 that would be perfect!

There is only one I have ever seen.

 

It was made/used by a guy in Sedro-Wooley who belonged to the AAVSO. It had an article about it in S & T.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:40 PM

My SW MN-190, used for imaging grin.gif

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

My MN56 -- Sital primary.  A light package.  I love it.

 

The finder is a Criterion RA.  It's nice too.

 

 

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Rob, did this once belong to you?  An internet search suggested it might have.  The s/n on this one is 1.308.

 

 

 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:37 AM

That is sweet looking.  Could have been.  I owned a MN56 years back.  I don't remember the s/n.

Wish I never sold it. For some reason, I really like MNs over most other scope types.

 

BTW, I just picked up a HD-145.  I'll post pics when I get it mounted.

 

 

What mount is it on?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:20 AM

Congratulations, Rob!  The Ceravolo 145 is a joy to use, and there aren’t many of them out there.

 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

It's an earlier version, #003. I got it from a fellow CNer
(thanks Phil).

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:41 PM

That is sweet looking.  Could have been.  I owned a MN56 years back.  I don't remember the s/n.

Wish I never sold it. For some reason, I really like MNs over most other scope types.

 

BTW, I just picked up a HD-145.  I'll post pics when I get it mounted.

 

 

What mount is it on?

 

Congratulations Rob on the Ceravolo.  I've been hungry for one of those for many years.  I love the small MN's.  They're just right for a casual alt-az observer like myself. 

 

 

Here's a Lomo Astele MN 102.  F/5.5.

 

Lomo Astele 102.jpg

 

This has the internal finder, which gives it a large CO.  That may not be a great trade-off, but overall it's a compact scope and a lot of fun.  One of my favorites.

 

Lomo Astele MN 102 reduced.jpg

 

 

The primary cell is overly engineered and well machined.  But that's nothing compared to the complexity of the rotating mechanism that aligns the secondary mirror with the primary and also aligns the internal finder with the main optical train.  I'd want a committee of engineers standing by before fiddling with it. 

 

 

Here's the rotating alignment mechanism in reflector mode.  The photo at least hints at the complexity of it. It will be sure sign that I've lost my marbles if I ever decide to mess with it.

 

Astele 102 reflector mode 2.jpg


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 01:13 PM

What dreams are made of...

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:14 PM

What is that. an AP?

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:57 PM

Yes - that’s an Astro-Physics Fastmax 180 f4.5 MakNewt. These came out in 2015 in limited numbers. 


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:28 PM

Here is my wife observing Jupiter early evening with my 10” Mak Newt I’ve several Mak Newt s from 7,8 and 10” all incredible performance from these wonderful scopes a putty no more being made at the moment? Or maybe we’ll see Regards stuart 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:32 AM

Just a note in the Fastmax - It features a 26% CO.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:20 PM

Here's my Intes Micro MN86, a superb performer but a beastly 42 pounds to handle when schlepping the frost covered OTA back indoors in the wee hours:

 

Paul, I remember drooling over your MN86 back when we were both regulars on the AM forums. I had an Intes MN66 on a G11 back then. I wish that I had taken pictures of it. 


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:10 PM

Paul, I remember drooling over your MN86 back when we were both regulars on the AM forums. I had an Intes MN66 on a G11 back then. I wish that I had taken pictures of it.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:13 PM

Yes the mn86 is a wonderful scope 😳I sold mine to a good friend and see it regularly but the step up to the 10” was worth it very heavy scope but it still surprises me every time on planetary views especially with the Zeiss mark v
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:22 PM

Here's my Intes Micro MN86, a superb performer but a beastly 42 pounds to handle when schlepping the frost covered OTA back indoors in the wee hours:

That MN86 is an impressive and imposing scope.  I didn't realize they were so heavy.  That's the same weight as a C14, and it's interesting to see it on what looks like an AP1200 (maybe 1100?).   

 

Are those rotatable rings?

 

I see many MN users have their scopes on alt-az configurations which would bypass the eyepiece positioning issue, except for altitude.    And some appear configured for photography where it doesn't matter.

 

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:34 PM

Yes they are rotating rings 👍 which make a huge difference

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:49 PM

Yes they are rotating rings which make a huge difference

My MN-76 Intes-Micro has them


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

The AP has rotating rings as did the Ceravolo hd216.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:51 PM

Have to put my bib on before scrolling through the pics. There is a certain unique quality of the view through a Mak Newt.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:35 AM

Would love to get a MN76 someday



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:24 PM

C'mon, man!  You can't tease us with just a pic!!! grin.gif

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:09 PM

My mistake actually. The CC is a Schmidt Newt. 




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