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#651 LDW47

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:14 PM

I sold this scope a long time ago...but just saw this picture today and it brought back some memories. It actually was a very good scope. The Celestron 102HD with an upgraded focuser.

 

I had one of my most detailed views of Jupiter with this scope.

 

The mount is an Orion Skyview Pro with an Intelliscope upgrade and tracking. While there were a lot of wires, that was kind of a unique setup. Push to finding with tracking...and a 9 volt battery and 4 D cells. The power on that lasted for a very long time. The only negative is the Intelliscope installed where the polar scope would be mounted.

 

I had exactly the same model, focuser and all, mounted on either a Twilight I or an AZ4. It was a great scope, it has been passed on to a fellow observer.



#652 Eric H

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM

This is not a new scope but a home built 4" Edmumds lense and eye pieces/ The rest is all home made. It hasn't been used for a few years but hopefully this coming summer it will see the light.

Absolutely beautiful! Love it!



#653 justusliebig

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:36 PM

Just got everything a bit bigger and was caught a bit off guard when i realized how big a 5.5" refractor actually isaa34c84bb28c41003321fe9ee9f778bb.jpg


 


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#654 cupton

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:52 PM

My one and only refractor. I’m humbled by all of yours I see here in these posts!

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#655 leviathan

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:50 PM

My FSQ-106 on AZ-EQ6 mount.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:32 AM

This is not a new scope but a home built 4" Edmumds lense and eye pieces/ The rest is all home made. It hasn't been used for a few years but hopefully this coming summer it will see the light.

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#657 jagakajaja

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

ok but where is the telescope? exactly lol.gif

If you squint your eyes and look very closely, you can make it out grin.gif


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:55 PM

Did some daytime observing on the moon to test out my APM HDC 4.7mm. 

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:29 PM

Did some daytime observing on the moon to test out my APM HDC 4.7mm. 

I like that moonlite on there! 


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:37 PM

I like that moonlite on there! 

Thanks. I purchased this one with it already on there. At first I was skeptical looking at the pics, but I kinda like the blue. 


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:06 PM

Got a solid support system together for the 150ED: Planet tripod, Vixen pillar, AZ-EQ6 and an adapter between the pillar and mount.

 

I also remembered that I had an old WO focuser in the cupboard which just happened to be a perfect fit for the tube adapter.

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#662 desertlens

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:26 PM

New mount; buttery smooth, no vibration and simple to balance:

 

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FS-60Q, Berlebach Castor II


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#663 rogue river art

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 04:50 PM

TS-optics photoline 60mm f6 in a DIY finderscope bracket.

Wonderful! I like the steampunk design.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 03:07 PM

My FSQ-106 on AZ-EQ6 mount.

All these recent pics of excellent setups utilizing the AZ-EQ6 renews my irritation that these aren't available here. Grrrrr 


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 06:46 PM

6" duel, AP155 and FS152. Remind me of the review by Ed Ting, "Clash of the Titans". Geez, that review is already 20 years ago!

 

Both scopes are winners. I enjoyed the views of moon at the eyepiece of each of them.

But which did you prefer and why?



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 12:40 PM

That is yet to be decided.
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#667 luk99pl

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:36 PM

My new toy...

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#668 Nakedgun

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:42 PM

Nice! Which mount is that?



#669 luk99pl

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:50 PM

AYOmaster II


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#670 Joe1950

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:54 PM

Very nice! Enjoy!


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:56 PM

I have a small Mak and I absolutely love it. I also have a relatively new ED80 refactor that I'm really enjoying. But I could look at all these refractors in these posts all day and it doesn't get old! Not taking away anything from my beloved Mak. I'm just sayin'!


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#672 Steve Allison

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:28 PM

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But I could look at all these refractors in these posts all day and it doesn't get old!

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Me, too! I think refractors, especially the classic long-focus ones, are things of beauty. 


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:03 PM

I have viewed all of the pages in this post and i could start over and over again .

there are telescopes here, which are just wow.


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:12 PM

Thanks. I purchased this one with it already on there. At first I was skeptical looking at the pics, but I kinda like the blue. 

Free Moonlite focuser upgrade! Nice! 


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:36 AM

I have a small Mak and I absolutely love it. I also have a relatively new ED80 refactor that I'm really enjoying. But I could look at all these refractors in these posts all day and it doesn't get old! Not taking away anything from my beloved Mak. I'm just sayin'!


Almost seems like you're afraid your Mak will log on and see you praising the ED refractor and get jealous!

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