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#1 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:22 AM

Who among us has currently or in the past had a Pet as an observing buddy or pal?

 I have been promising to start a classic and pets thread for quite awhile....

  Post a pic of your pet(s) and a scope(s)  with or without you or family member

    Pets that are gone but not forgotten and scopes that are gone but not forgotten are welcome

 

To start   I always get help from   Buddy the LabTop puppy to post some pics......

 

 

My daughter's dogs are named Belle and Hudson   sounds like a hedge fund so I call Hudson    Buddy

They both spend a lot of time here    I didn't know I was  a closet dog lover for 50 years but now I am a dog lover forever        Dogs are great and they love hanging outside with us at night taking in the earth and the cosmos

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#2 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:23 AM

The pups  especially Buddy love to open cardboard boxes

 

  He seemed very excited as I was to see the 1990 Tak FC-100

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:36 AM

Belle   the little princess  is the bird dog.....nothing gets past her. She's on alert  for those squirrels chipmonks and delivery trucks    Always at her post in the picture window when not outside     she can be so helpful  when you are waiting for a must sign for valuable package like say  the  FS-128  from Georgia     and your hearing has faded

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 05:11 PM

These photos are so awesome! Two of my most favorite subjects - dogs and Takahashi telescopes. :-)


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:25 PM

Lady, who passed away last month, helping me with a restoration of a Polarex 134.

 

Al

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:30 PM

Lady, who passed away last month, helping me with a restoration of a Polarex 134.

 

Al

My condolences.  undecided.gif 


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

Sorry  Al      bet Lady was a great assistant   Thanks for the pic... a nice addition to this new thread Lady is


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:31 PM

Holly aka Dilligaf aka Ratbag photobombs a picture of my (recently sold) Carl Wetzlar (Tanzutsu) 60mm:
 
 
I normally keep her far away from my scopes as she's one of "those" cats who is inquisitive to the point of destruction. Fascinated by technology, likes to sit on my printer and push buttons with her paws. We have an induction stove with touch controls, and we have to cover the cooktop with a towel when not in use, otherwise she will sit on it and paw at the controls to see the lights and hear the beeps.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:52 PM

Sorry Al bet Lady was a great assistant Thanks for the pic... a nice addition to this new thread Lady is


She was at my side 17 1/2 years and never failed to advise me properly when I was about to do something stupid! Thanks guys...

Al
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:53 PM

All my new acquisitions must first be,"Clark approved "

 

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:36 AM

great pic of your observing assistant....seems like the smart dogs find the shade


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:46 PM

They are no longer on the planet, but they loved reflectors. Possibly the reason why they are no longer on the planet!  Just kidding...

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:38 PM

They are no longer on the planet, but they loved reflectors. Possibly the reason why they are no longer on the planet!  Just kidding...

There's a book about your chickens!!!  Which one is Zoey??? lol.gif

 

Maybe I took the "no longer on the planet" too literally. 

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:58 PM

The Unitron 140

   Belle and Hudson

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:00 PM

Fun thread.
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:06 PM

Here's a couple bantam chickens.

Bantams are pretty small, their eggs are 1/2 size of a regular chicken.

I have tried and tried to get them interested in telescopes but the idea of looking into the

eyepiece escapes them. Too bad, there's a whole nother world out there. 

Chickens are pretty intelligent and are fun for pets.

Robert

Oh, the telescopes are a Edmund 6 inch f/8 from the 50's top photo, and a Optical Craftsmen 8 inch f/6 on a

Edmund Extra Heavy Duty mount.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:18 PM

Here's a couple bantam chickens.

Bantams are pretty small, their eggs are 1/2 size of a regular chicken.

I have tried and tried to get them interested in telescopes but the idea of looking into the

eyepiece escapes them. Too bad, there's a whole nother world out there. 

Chickens are pretty intelligent and are fun for pets.

Robert

Oh, the telescopes are a Edmund 6 inch f/8 from the 50's top photo, and a Optical Craftsmen 8 inch f/6 on a

Edmund Extra Heavy Duty mount.

 

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Awesome pic............I know little about chickens but I am thrilled you guys had them as pets  and they hung around the scopes..............


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

Meade 314 in aged brass patina..........

   Hudson Buddy     and Belle girl   hanging around the scope

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:46 PM

My wife holds up our Pug, Miss Addy Mae, to observe the sun with a TAL-65 and Baader solar filter, last August.  The pup was just 4 months old then and already interested in astronomy.  wink.gif

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:49 PM

I'm going to automatically "like" any pic with a live chicken in it.  


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:43 AM

My wife holds up our Pug, Miss Addy Mae, to observe the sun with a TAL-65 and Baader solar filter, last August.  The pup was just 4 months old then and already interested in astronomy.  wink.gif

 

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Solar viewing ?    Pets have to have the right saftey measures in place as we humans do....

 

On August 21, 2017  I drove to Tennessee to see the Total Eciplse   but I made sure to leave plenty of solar glasses with my family....

 

Belle digs the eclipse  (actual photo during the partial eclipse in Connecticut)

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:01 AM

Our cat checking to make sure glass is clean....

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:19 AM

 I Count Three Dogs !  rofl2.gif  And Two Of Them Are Not Too Happy To Be Photographed With The Third One lol.gif

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:38 AM

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

Two photos from May 2015 hiking and camping trip to Arizona, New Mexico and Yosemite area 4 months after picking George up at rescue center.  

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He prefers to sniff and stain wooden tripods.

 


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