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#676 Uranotopia

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 01:19 PM

My new toy...

I just must say, that I like refractors on these heavy altazimuth mounts very much!


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#677 desertlens

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:51 PM

"Let's get small." - Steve Martin

 

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WO RedCat 51 (v1)


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#678 Bomber Bob

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:03 PM

Beauty Shot of my complete restored vintage 1970s Dakin 4" F10 OTA:

 

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My local powder-coat guy did the British Racing Green conversion, and I really like how the brass hardware contrasts with it.  Views through this old achro are crisp, and it does surprisingly well with planetary imaging, too.  A 1970s Yamamoto 60mm F7 rides along -- a fun scope in its own right.  The brass finder is original; and, someone painted a black reticle for it.  Haven't seen that before!

 

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Not too shabby for an old 4" frac.


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#679 Nakedgun

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:18 PM

"Let's get small." - Steve Martin

 

 

OK, then:

 

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#680 Kim K

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:42 PM

BomberBob...that scope is beautiful!

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#681 Bomber Bob

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

Thank You!

 

My new AT102ED is much lighter & shorter (F7 vs F10), but there's something about the views in the Dakin.

 

This old scope also has a self-contained baffle system -- a scope within the scope -- that definitely maximizes contrast without vignetting.  It really shines with 2" accessories -- star fields filled with brilliant micro-dots.


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#682 rkelley8493

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:20 PM

Here is better view on mount:

 

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Nice looking setup waytogo.gif I've got the same mount in black cool.gif 

How much does the Dall-Kirkham weigh? I've never tried hooking up two OTA's on my AZ/EQ, but I've been wanting to give it a shot. Do the scopes synchronize to show the same object in the eyepiece, or are they off just a little bit?


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:13 AM

I sold my Orion 120ST and got the AT102ED.  The box was wet, but the telescope was dry.  Waiting patiently for better weather...

 

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#684 RadioAstronomer

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:15 AM

TV-102 on a SV M2C mount before a lunar session. Who needs a dual speed focuser when you can use a TeleVue focus lever?

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#685 bobhen

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:07 AM

My smallest…

 

50mm repurposed guide scope and rings used with a NVD Micro Image Intensifier.

 

The scope can be handheld (using the mounting bar base as a handle) or used on a very lightweight photo tripod.

 

From my extremely light-polluted Philadelphia suburban home, the 8x, ultra-wide views with the intensifier easily shows the California Nebula and the complete North American Nebula.

 

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#686 Bomber Bob

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:01 AM

I sold my Orion 120ST and got the AT102ED.  The box was wet, but the telescope was dry.  Waiting patiently for better weather...

 

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I predict that you'll enjoy the views of just about every object -- if we ever get out of SEATTLE weather mode!


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:55 PM

My new baby [FC-100D],  and her name is...  *Felicity*  

 

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#688 sunnyday

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:06 PM

My new baby, and her name is...  *Felicity*

 

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but this is mine,lol.gif

good black sky to you
enjoy the new baby


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#689 ken30809

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:12 AM

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#690 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:27 AM

My two newcomers.

 

From the picture you would swear they are family, would'nt you?

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:38 AM

Latest acquisition for sub-f4 EAA, travel scope and native binoviewing platform- a discontinued Borg 101ED laugh.gif

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#692 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:40 AM

Wow a Borg...many years ago i read a favorable test report of a Borg in Sky & Telescope


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:45 AM

This is my 5th Borg. Good scopes, short focal lengths and I am sensitive to FC. However, the 2" field flattener from Teleskop service really improves things.

 

I bought this for EAA use, then I though to try it for native binoviewing with a shorter tube since Borg are the Legos of astronomy and well, I can break it down into objective, tube and focuser and fit it in a camera backpack as carry on. With 1.25" eyepieces, I can easily use it on my DSV-M and if I want to go 2", I have a DSV-1. 

 

So, quite versatile ;)


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:54 AM

Yeah a FF is a welcome thing i guess. I have 2 now included in the Sharpstars.. Never understood why a FF was so expensive but seeing the units now i start to understand. Quite some glass in it, never realised they had to be so big...


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:18 AM

Yes, the Sharpstar reducer/flatteners are works of art.

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:06 AM

My new baby [FC-100D],  and her name is...  *Felicity*  

 

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Very nice. Do you still have your SV130 or am I getting my refractor guys confused?


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#697 rkelley8493

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:21 AM

Very nice. Do you still have your SV130 or am I getting my refractor guys confused?

You're not getting confused smile.gif  I still have it, I'm just polyamorous lol.gif

I named her *Stella* 

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:50 PM

Absolutely beautiful Ken. I too have the DL and it's a wonderful example of what happens when form meets function. The beauty of the coffee colored lens and the long lines make for a most exquisite and attractive optical instrument to explore the moon, the stars and the planets. All in a lightweight and completely manageable package. It's a fantastic scope to set up in the backyard or take out to the field. A true delight to the eye in both expression and execution. Great choice.   


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:31 PM

Here's a better look at my new Tak  smile.gif

 

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Posted Yesterday, 01:26 PM

Dual mounted my Apo's on my Atlas Pro cool.gif May try this out under the stars tonight

 

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