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#1 Gil V

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:17 PM

It has been over 35 years since I’ve owned the full set.

 

If you say anything negative about my beloved telescope, I will come over to your house and hurt you. 

Nothing but good karma allowed here.

 

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#2 deepwoods1

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:19 PM

Someone’s taking advantage of clear skies! 


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#3 Gil V

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:20 PM

Yessir. Finally a night out this season.

Want a homebuilt isostatic tripod? Come and get it. It’s yours.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:30 PM

Clear skies to you!



#5 Gil V

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:07 PM

Same to you, Texas.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:18 PM

Looks great!



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:18 PM

It's a very pretty scope.



#8 zakry3323

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:20 PM

Beautiful...uh...colors :)

Congrats and enjoy!



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:38 PM

Magnificent!  I'm looking for my golden pyramid but they're a rare item over here, if they exist at all.  David


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#10 Wisconsin Steve

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:45 PM

Very nice, I like the blue.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 07:00 PM

It does look impressive.


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 07:03 PM

Great looking scope.  Enjoy



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:21 PM

Tell me you live in Texas. I would really like to have a peek.
Cheers


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:43 PM

Im with you brother.. 

I getting to really like my Dyna... Yes I know what they say... For me it works well enough for what want to see.

Only good Karma yes!  And yes it's a beaut! 

 

Stevegeo, Area 3751 Observatory, Otisco Lake ( frozen over)  NY

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#15 Chuck Hards

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:00 PM

DmX001.jpg DmX003.jpg DmX004.jpg DmX009.jpg DmX013.jpg DmX019.jpg DmX022.jpg


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:26 PM

This is all very cool!

Criterion I love you!

I recognize those switches and lites from my vintage radio gear!

That blue is a favorite color of mine! 

Robert



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:43 PM

Nice looking set-up Gil.  Now you can move around the yard more easily to dodge trees.  Do you run a 110v power cord out to your scope??

Some clear, moonless nights in the forecast; take advantage of them.

E-mail me sometime.

 

regards,  kbl



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 11:25 PM

Looks beautiful, Gil! One of the best looking commercial telescopes ever made.



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 04:42 AM

Excellent!  Looking good, Gil!

 

And back at you from across the pond (not a current picture as there is sunshine!)

 

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#20 Gil V

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:39 AM

Stevegeo - that tube/mount color combination looks uncommon. What is that scope’s serial number?

I don’t recall the tripod being available in black finish, that would have to be very late in the product production run. Maybe the final year or two.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:04 AM

Looking good – I mean the scope of course.

 

Bought mine in 1978. Owned one for 11 years. Mine did a nice job on deep sky and the moon. However, my next scope was an Astro-Physics 6" refractor.

 

Here are a couple of lunar sketches made with the DX8 from back in the day.

 

Bob

 

 

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#22 Gil V

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:05 AM

Jelloptic - yep. 100’ cord covers me just about anywhere in the yard that I choose to set up.

It actually takes me longer to set up using the OEM gear than the homebuilt wooden tripod, but it’s far easier physically, and much easier to get decent polar alignment - just level the wedge and set the plate angle. iPhone makes that easy-peasy. I rotate it towards true north after mounting the scope.

Moving the wooden monstrosity around the yard was a project, and tore up the yard.

#23 Gil V

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:08 AM

And please note the shoelace around the OTA. That and a .98 piece of black posterboard makes a dewshield that has never failed me. The cost to replace if needed is manageable, as well.

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#24 deepwoods1

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:13 AM

Looking good – I mean the scope of course.

 

Bought mine in 1978. Owned one for 11 years. Mine did a nice job on deep sky and the moon. However, my next scope was an Astro-Physics 6" refractor.

 

Here are a couple of lunar sketches made with the DX8 from back in the day.

 

Bob

You should frame and display those. It would look great on a wall for other to appreciate! IMHO.


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#25 Gil V

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:59 AM

By the way, if someone has this bearing cover with the red Dynamax sticker, let me know if you’d consider a trade or sale.
 

 

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