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If you had your choice of a classic scope which one would it be?

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#76 Piggyback

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 03:51 PM

Cincinnati observatory a truly outstanding building. Wish I could visit. Seems dreaming of far away places these days the only viable option. So sad!


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#77 Terra Nova

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 07:04 PM

Cincinnati observatory a truly outstanding building. Wish I could visit. Seems dreaming of far away places these days the only viable option. So sad!

So true Stefan, so true! I haven't stayed put for an entire year in a very, very long time but it looks like that may be so for me this year. :(


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#78 bjkaras

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:47 PM

I would want a Cave Model C Deluxe. If I could mount it permanently I’d want it with the 2.5” shaft mount.


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#79 davidmcgo

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:06 PM

I really miss the orange tube C11 setup I used to have with the fork and tripod.  It was a good solid scope with a lot of punch and still broke down into manageable components.  Plus I could remount the tube on my AP900 and slap a Giant Easy Guider on it for galaxy photos back in the days of hypered 35mm film.

 

The one I owned was a bit disappointing optically though, never phenomenal on the planets but really great galaxies and globulars.  It had also been repainted so wasn’t pristine.  I had sold it chasing after a 10” f15 classical class from Star Instruments that was a difficult beast to get collimated and cooled.

 

Dave


Edited by davidmcgo, 02 July 2020 - 07:07 PM.



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