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#1 Scott in NC

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 11:30 AM

Wow! Part 7 of this thread was started over 5 years ago, and has garnered 4521 replies, filling 181 pages.  I guess it's time to start Part 8. grin.gif

 

Here are links to the preceding installments of this eterna-thread: part 7, part 6, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, and the original thread.


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#2 Scott in NC

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 11:36 AM

I'm going to start Part 8 with a picture of my new favorite refractor, the venerable TEC 140.

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 11:49 AM

Very sweet looking setup Scott.


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#4 Jeff B

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 12:06 PM

Great picture Scott.

 

And I hope that's a private driveway.  lol.gif


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 12:09 PM

Great picture Scott.

 

And I hope that's a private driveway.  lol.gif

Uh...yes indeed.  I'd hate for someone to mow down my TEC 140 and my son's Orion 120mm refractor all in one fell swoop! :bawling:


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:04 PM

So many spectacular refractors of every F/L, diameter, length, color, age, origin, make and model. To be able to see so many refractors in one place, from all over the world is such a treat. There are so many beautiful telescopes shown here.

 

Thanks for starting this thread Scott.waytogo.gif

 

I have been trying for 2 years to save to afford a mount that doesn't shake so I can get the most out of my humble AR102. (plus take and post a photo in this thread) The photo tripod with wood block mounting it has to go. Every time I get close something happens. Murphy's Law I guess, and yesterday a leak on my Envoy appeared and turns out to be a line for the transmission cooler. I have to get it fixed so I dropped it off at the mechanics this morning. Of course it's going to cost what I saved in my new mount fund for the last year to get. My first choice was a Meade Lx70 that of course is discontinued and now High Point sold out of the bunch they bought up from Meade. My second choice is a CG4 from Celestron. Now with a $325 -$375 car bill it looks like it's going to be at least another year until I can afford a mount that can carry my scope. 

 

My point is keep posting the sweet photos of these beautiful refractors. For now I'm imagining the views everyone has through their scopes. Thanks for the hundreds of pages to drool over everyone. Keep'em coming. bow.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:08 PM

Ok, some more eye candy to sweeten the start of this Part 8.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:09 PM

I'm going to start Part 8 with a picture of my new favorite refractor, the venerable TEC 140.

 

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I guess that's your son's 120 way up the road. Do you two not get along:)



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:24 PM

 

I have been trying for 2 years to save to afford a mount that doesn't shake so I can get the most out of my humble AR102. (plus take and post a photo in this thread) The photo tripod with wood block mounting it has to go. 

 

Allan, no matter how humble you think your scope and mount are, please feel free to post a pic or two here when you get a chance.  No matter what refractor you have, all are welcome here! grin.gif


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:26 PM

Ok, some more eye candy to sweeten the start of this Part 8.

Very nice array of fine refractors, Jeff!  TEC 140, TEC 180 (or 200?), and TMB 130???



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:28 PM

I guess that's your son's 120 way up the road. Do you two not get along:)

LOL.  Our scopes were strategically positioned to allow views of opposite patches of the sky that weren't blocked by trees. 


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:30 PM

Here is an update of my recently acquired Orion 120ST, called Big Red! I modified the ota with Red carbon fiber wrap, a Red  WO 2"-1.25" Rotolock adapter and a WO Red Vixen Dovetail, used as a handle on the top. I applied some Red reflective pinstriping to help locate the scope at night, plus as an added benefit, the reflective pin striping shows the local police that I am at my favorite spot.

 

I took off the included single speed focuser and attached the Orion dual speed crayford focuser instead and attached a Rigel Quik Finder to the WO vixen dovetail at the top.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:35 PM

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:55 PM

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I take it you like Vixen products?


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:05 PM

This is so I’m constantly updated with new pictures in my new content 

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#16 Jeff B

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:13 PM

Very nice array of fine refractors, Jeff!  TEC 140, TEC 180 (or 200?), and TMB 130???

Thanks Scott.

 

TEC 200ED is the big one, TEC 140ED on the right with a former TMB 152 F8 on the left.

 

A couple of newer ones.  CFF 160 F6.5 and TEC 160ED.  Both excellent samples.

 

So, do you think I like refractors or what? grin.gif

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:24 PM

I take it you like Vixen products?

 

Used to live in Japan. So naturally most of my stuff is Vixen


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:34 PM

Ok everyone, let's see how quickly we can turn this first page.

 

But do it by posting pictures.  flash.gif


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:03 PM

I started (again) with an Evostar 80ED on an AZ-EQ6. Focus: Astrophotgraphy. I quickly aquired a LZOS123 f/6.

I sold the 80ED and aquired a TEC140ED another year later, oh how miss the TEC bawling.gif .

I went crazy and bought a CFF 185 which was delivered late last year. What followed later 2019 was a quick grab'n go scope: The Equinox 120 flowerred.gif And most recently like 1.5 months ago I got kind of a "classic": the TMB LZOS 130 f/9 shocked.gif .

And I will finish the "collection" with another TEC140ED, that I will aquire somehow sometime in the future ;).

Maybe, just maybe, I will some day do a comparison of a TEC180FL with the CFF185 and will keep the winner cool.gif .

 

Time for pics:

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:18 PM

My main gun, NP127 with feathertouch. 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:20 PM

I started (again) with an Evostar 80ED on an AZ-EQ6. Focus: Astrophotgraphy. I quickly aquired a LZOS123 f/6.

I sold the 80ED and aquired a TEC140ED another year later, oh how miss the TEC bawling.gif .

I went crazy and bought a CFF 185 which was delivered late last year. What followed later 2019 was a quick grab'n go scope: The Equinox 120 flowerred.gif And most recently like 1.5 months ago I got kind of a "classic": the TMB LZOS 130 f/9 shocked.gif .

And I will finish the "collection" with another TEC140ED, that I will aquire somehow sometime in the future wink.gif.

Maybe, just maybe, I will some day do a comparison of a TEC180FL with the CFF185 and will keep the winner cool.gif .

 

Time for pics:

What scope do you enjoy using more, the 123LZOS or 130 f9 LZOS?  lol.gif   Those are both amazing I am sure.



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:57 PM

New thread with some oldies but goodies.

 

FC-76DC.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

TMB105 and FC-76DC.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

SW120ED.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 05:01 PM

TV-85.

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