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What classic scope is allowed in your living room?

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#76 rguasto

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:03 AM

8" dynascope on its dob mount

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#77 starman876

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:55 AM

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 .

Awesome


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#78 unitron_man

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 12:27 PM

Meyrowitz on Tripod  in Living Room

 

Polished Table Top Bardou in Living Room

 

Small Table Top Gilbert & Co in Study

 

Unitrons banished to the basement frown.gif

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 01:09 PM

I always limit my self to just two tucked away in the right hand corner. (Usually one reflector, and one refactor).

 

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For most of last summer it was a "Meade 289M" and a "Tasco 11TR", Today in the same spot sits a "Bushnell SkyChieI" and a "Vixen Sky Scope D-114E".

 

What gets to sit in that corner is largely dependent on what the local goodwill happens to provide, and also what scopes I'm currently working on, or plan to take out in the near future. About 30 feet a way I have a strait shot to a door that heads out into the back yard.

 

My others get stored in a unused / unfinished bedroom upstairs. My house is not very fancy, but one thing I have is plenty of space. The home is mostly unrestored ever since it was first built in the late 40's. All the flooring is either wood or tile, so the only thing I have ever really done is paint and fix various problems when they occur.

 

The entire top floor of the home is just studs without any drywall.The couple who owned it before me, The husband got sick while he was building it, and was never able to complete his plan. I use the entire top level as storage and a workshop for projects,. The floor I live on has three 1940's era bedrooms, one bath, a living room, and a kitchen. I also have a unfinished basement with a 2nd set of kitchen appliances.


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 02:58 PM

 I have three classics in my living room.  A 3" Alvan Clark, a 3 1/8" Hutchinson, and a Unitron refractor.

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#81 starman876

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:20 PM

beautiful trio


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 06:15 AM

stuff2
 

 


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 10:27 AM

 I have three classics in my living room.  A 3" Alvan Clark, a 3 1/8" Hutchinson, and a Unitron refractor.

That is a beautiful trio; and, though they’re from different times, makers, even countries, they look so well together.


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Posted 01 May 2020 - 03:43 PM

The Vixen Cygnus 60L from 1984!

 

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 03:54 PM

ummm.... I have some binocs on a shelf in the front hall.... does that count?

 

My scopes all live out in my sugarhouse (except during maple syrup season).  they stay near ambient temp that way.....


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Posted 03 May 2020 - 03:06 AM

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

When I was single, my "living" room was such that it would have been dangerous for a telescope.. 

 

These days, we have a nice living room and I have a room (plus a garage plus part of a second garage) just for scopes.  

 

I like it better this way.

 

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 05:22 AM

All my telescopes are in the living room, but the only one left assembled is the Dobson 12" f6. When I plan a session, I simply add a ramp to the two steps facing the backyard garden, and the telescope is taken out in 5 minutes using the wheelbarrow handles. Same for bring it in after a session.
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Posted 03 May 2020 - 01:07 PM

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 01:27 PM

The only thing optically astronomical (or is it astronomically optical?) in my living room currently is in the corner by the front door, are my 20x80 binos in their case, and their tripod in its bag, standing and leaning into the corner itself.


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Posted 06 May 2020 - 09:54 AM

no, single......can't figure out why. lol.gif

 

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#91 starman876

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 10:04 AM

no, single......can't figure out why. lol.gif

now that is a great room waytogo.gif



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Posted 06 May 2020 - 10:25 AM

There's times I wish I had a astronomy-loving neighbor. You are all welcome to move here to Granville County! :)

Here at home there are no telescopes in the living room, but I do keep my Fecker Celestar 4 in my office.



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Posted 06 May 2020 - 11:36 AM

My Fecker 4 is up in Hobbyland (upstairs) in the neutral zone.

There are 2 rooms upstairs, mine is the north room, my wife's is the south room.

In the middle is the 'neutral zone'  ether of us can put stuff here !

The Fecker is much admired, look at those happy little faces !

Robert

 

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 04:06 AM

My TV Genesis 500mm original lives in the family room, & soon a 102 Renaissance will be in the lounge. Shame Renaissances were not given brass dewshields.


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#95 clamchip

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 09:55 AM

I found this picture of our living room from a few years ago.

Notice the big quilting machine, oh, and the big telescopes !

The quilting machine is still there but those two scopes are

gone sold.

Now with so much room in the living room our dog can move

at a incredible speed, no tripods are safe in this room or any

other ! except upstairs.

Robert

 

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 10:20 AM

My TV Genesis 500mm original lives in the family room, & soon a 102 Renaissance will be in the lounge. Shame Renaissances were not given brass dewshields.

Sliding brass dewshields at that!


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Posted 08 May 2020 - 05:49 PM

no, single......can't figure out why. lol.gif

 

Wow nice collection.

 

Nothing like a pier mounted ... Tak 130mm?



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Posted 08 May 2020 - 07:24 PM

Thanks!

 

No, it is a Tak FC-125j

 

Clear skies!

LB


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Posted 09 May 2020 - 01:43 PM

The 1959 Unitron 140 has always been featured in the living room as Diane thinks it went  well

 

   But now I have moved it onto the late 50's  Unitron 142 Mount   and it presents even better    Looks classy

 

   She also had me paint the living room and she was right about the new color

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