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#51 Dan /schechter

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 05:47 PM

Here are two Alvan Clark telescopes. One is a 4" f/15 on a #5 mount that dates to 1919. The other is a 3" f/15. The tube dates about 1905 and the mount is a special #3 that attaches with a T-bolt and dates to 1915. Terra, these are on the top of my list if I could keep more than two scopes.

 

Enjoy,

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#52 ccwemyss

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 06:36 PM

And the recent Yamamoto SYW 3 in scope. Mint condition.

Must be the way the CN site flipped the image from southern to northern hemisphere that made everything in the picture appears backwards. wink.gif

 

Kind of like the way my teleconferencing package shows me mirror-imaged on my screen. 

 

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 07:20 PM

'Must be the way the CN site flipped the image from southern to northern hemisphere that made everything in the picture appears backwards'

 

Yes when I cropped the photo I inadvertently reversed the image. Definitely in the southern hemisphere living in New Zealand where we have the best night time viewing in the world !


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#54 paul m schofield

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:41 PM

Years ago the front porch was enclosed on our small house to enlarge the living room, and now both my scopes have a home there. The Newtonian has its dob mount painted to match the wall color (a request from the wife). The refractor shares space between the grandchildren's toys and the old icebox complete with Zeusy, one of four of my observing buddies.

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:34 PM

My scope.jpg 35225_135704139796001_3051750_n1.jpg            I have had this scope on display for many years in my living room but then I had a much bigger living room than now. Now its in storage in my garage.


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#56 starman876

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:50 PM

attachicon.gifMy scope.jpgattachicon.gif35225_135704139796001_3051750_n1.jpg           I have had this scope on display for many years in my living room but then I had a much bigger living room than now. Now its in storage in my garage.

A beautiful scope



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 02:12 PM

Here are two Alvan Clark telescopes. One is a 4" f/15 on a #5 mount that dates to 1919. The other is a 3" f/15. The tube dates about 1905 and the mount is a special #3 that attaches with a T-bolt and dates to 1915. Terra, these are on the top of my list if I could keep more than two scopes.

 

Enjoy,

Dan

I would love to have an Alvan Clark telescope in my living room.  Those scopes are wonderful.   



#58 Jim Curry

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:35 PM

Luckily she sees this as a piece of art and allows it in our living/dining area.

Ahh, 3" Unitron on its equatorial mount....so elegant.


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#59 Jim Curry

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:38 PM

 I want to be tossed into a active volcano, not in the Star-Liner case, just in my

everyday clothes. I want to make sure the job gets done right.

 

Robert 

And you live in the right section of the continent to have that executed.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:58 PM

Me = male+single. So any scope I want. lol.giflol.giflol.gif



#61 RalphMeisterTigerMan

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:06 AM

The only telescope which is worthy on taking it's rightful (except for when I start observing outside when the weather and moon cooperate) the my vintage 1993 Celestron C5+. First of all it looks pretty cool in that location, and I makes it easier to move to a good observing spot, when conditions permit, near the sliding door.

 

I will be sending in pics as soon as I can.

 

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#62 sbrewster

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 01:39 PM

I have  two luckily .  A brass 3" scope from the early 1800's and a Questar.   

 

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This is a bit off-topic... I'm interested to know what you (starman876) know about the carved Chinese chest, on which you've displayed the 3" scope... I have 3 of them inherited from my family, built in Hong Kong, before 1945.



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 02:09 PM

This is a bit off-topic... I'm interested to know what you (starman876) know about the carved Chinese chest, on which you've displayed the 3" scope... I have 3 of them inherited from my family, built in Hong Kong, before 1945.

Bought it at an estate sale 15 years ago.  I do know that they are rare with all the carvings mine have. It is carved on all sides and top.  


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 03:27 PM

A pair of 1950's Unitrons.

 

 

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:47 PM

Mighty little C90 Astro. Wedge and tripod have been banished to the workshop.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 11:23 PM

A pair of 1950's Unitrons.

They look great, but based on that photo, there's no way they can be there all of the time. wink.gif


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:25 AM

Nothing in the family room but I keep this SPC80 OTA with EQ mount in the Family Room for quick setup on the back deck.

 

Friends are always impressed with the super sharp views this telescope produces ... and this little mount tracks !!

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:19 PM

After downsizing into the condo, all I'm allowed is this. bawling.gif

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:57 AM

The Sears lives "In the house".,as does the Meade right next to my recliner for peepin at the birdies.,We're pretty slack here.,lol.,

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 05:09 AM

I forgot to attach the obligatory picture:

 

My more and more beloved 63 mm...   smile.gif

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:34 AM

The brass TV Renaissance was allowed on the brand new hardwoods, lol.

 

for now.............

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:35 AM

even Marley approves!

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:05 PM

The Nautilus.  I don't know if this is an actual Carroll scope or made by the two guys that started prior to Carroll.

The drive was added by one of the machinist at the shop the scopes were sold through. The original makers had no store front so they sold the scopes through a machine shop. 

Synchron worked with me to date the motor as made in June 1949.

 

Hmm, looks like my camera is taking after me for focus. 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:35 PM

This is not exactly a classic because I made it in 2014. But at least it is in a classic style. It is an homage to an Alvan Clark.

 

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Here are more details: https://youtu.be/KKNR_zdGEqQ .


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#75 rogue river art

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:07 PM

This is not exactly a classic because I made it in 2014. But at least it is in a classic style. It is an homage to an Alvan Clark.

 

 

 

Here are more details: https://youtu.be/KKNR_zdGEqQ .

Wonderful telescope,Love the brass. It's a lot like the one I built except I mad mine to look like a Unitron which is what I wanted since I was a 14 yo boy living in the Boston area and did visit the Unitron store in Downtown Boston. My scope is a 4" f 12 Edmunds lense and all home built from Brass,bronze ,stainless steel, titanium. and Aluminum with ball and needle bearings in the mount. I also made the focuser with a rack and pinion. It's a 2" tube and a 1 1/4 adapter for the eyepieces. the tripod is very muck like yours but a little bigger and taller with tapered legs made of oak. The total weight is 200 lbs,not exactly a grab an go but easy to break down. Total height is 8' top to floor. Nothing quite like home made. This took me 13 years to make. The clock is a copy of Unitron weight driven clock and it took 6 months to make.


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