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#1526 SloMoe

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 03:10 PM

White Light Scope on the old Meade tripod I refurbished.

 

This would be your worst nightmare for imaging,,,,,,,

 

Clock drive is from the late 70's, 4 AA's to power it

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#1527 SloMoe

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 06:28 PM

Wow, can't believe my luck, I get to kick off page 62 with the other White Light option,

 

WO Zenithstar Petzval 66 Semi- APO ED

 

HaveI got that sun shade on right? White side forward?

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#1528 Colin exraaf

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 11:46 PM

New MoonLite Focuser for my Scope .... now my Wallet is empty ... !!

 

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Col.


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#1529 Yasuhiko

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:32 AM

Nikon 10cm ED F12 ​​APO manufactured in 1981 used for Mars observations last weekend.

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#1530 Simon B

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:30 AM

You just won this thread


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#1531 greywulf4570

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

Yes.  It's the finest reflector I've had an opportunity to view. 

they are indeed magnificent.  razor sharp.



#1532 Nippon

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:28 PM

If I could make a refractor wish that would come true for any refractor that I'm aware exists It would be the Nikon 10cm f/12 apo. 


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#1533 Xyrus

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 09:33 PM

My new Skywatcher Evo 80ED arrived today, now mounted beside a Meade LX65 8"SCT. Of course it's been raining and now there's fog so thick I can't see the neighbor's house. lol.gif

The tube directly behind the Skywatcher is a Meade LXD-75 AR-6.

 

 

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#1534 joseph daukantas

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 10:13 PM

FedEx delivery of my 140 scope, not a god sight to behold one element shattered into hundreds of pieces.

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#1535 sunnyday

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 10:22 PM

FedEx delivery of my 140 scope, not a god sight to behold one element shattered into hundreds of pieces.

 

your heart must be in the same condition.



#1536 joseph daukantas

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 10:24 PM

Not really just a scope, it's insured.
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#1537 weis14

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 11:08 PM

Here is a pic of my new Stowaway and my AT92 set up for a quick shootout before the AT92 was sold.

 

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#1538 PawPaw

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 12:02 AM

GOTO Optical 8cm Semi-Apo F12.5 from the early 1980's on my GOTO Mark-X mount from 1978.

 

 

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#1539 mmalik

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 12:34 AM

SpaceCat...

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 12:38 AM

Compact setup...

 

 

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#1541 Yasuhiko

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 07:18 AM

Tak TOA-130s manufactured in 2003 and Lunt LS80THa/PT mounted on Track The Stars TTS-160 mount and Avalon T-Pod 110, ready for solar observation.

TOA-130s is equipped with BAADER D-ERF, Daystar QUARK GEMINI and BAADER Mark-V BinoViewer.   Lunt LS80THa/PT was combined with the Daystar QUARK Chromosphere into an H-Alpha double stacked.

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#1542 Blueox4

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 07:33 AM

My wife and I had a great time last night with the Stowaway! Beautiful conditions and great views of Jupiter and Saturn! The Vixen SXD2 with Starbook10 makes a perfect match for the Stowaway I think too. So easy to setup and just start viewing. A couple eyepieces and a barlow and great views. A night to remember! 

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#1543 bobhen

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 08:46 AM

I posted these separately but here they are together, a Celestron 102mm F5 achromat and a Takahashi TSA 120 on a DVS-3 ready for a night of deep sky observing (Milky Way cruising) using an image intensifier.

 

For even wider field views, both scopes can be reduced to around F3.5 and F5.25 respectfully.

 

Bob

 

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 01:32 PM

Tak TOA-130s manufactured in 2003 and Lunt LS80THa/PT mounted on Track The Stars TTS-160 mount and Avalon T-Pod 110, ready for solar observation.

TOA-130s is equipped with BAADER D-ERF, Daystar QUARK GEMINI and BAADER Mark-V BinoViewer.   Lunt LS80THa/PT was combined with the Daystar QUARK Chromosphere into an H-Alpha double stacked.

Beautiful setup !   bow.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 05 September 2020 - 04:06 PM

Beautiful setup !   bow.gif waytogo.gif

Drool. I want a 120 so bad! 


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#1546 spkerer

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 10:16 AM

TSA-120 on TTS-160 mount.
 
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Posted 06 September 2020 - 08:05 PM

Ready for some Planets tonight....

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 08:40 PM

I am ready but the sky is not. 


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#1549 skookum

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 08:42 PM

Ready for some Planets tonight....

Yup.  That's cool.



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Posted 07 September 2020 - 12:40 AM

Here is a pic of my newly re-done Orion 80ED refractor with a shiny new wrapping of Glossy Gold mirror adhesive wrap!

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