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#51 grif 678

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:24 PM

This can be another type of WOW factor. So far the wow factor is seeing something like you have never seen it before, but the telescope is an expensive unit, which is capable of doing the images.

But I am throwing in my wow factor, as a scope that may have not given me Hubble images, but images that I would never expect from the scope, before I looked into it. I never thought that my 90 ETX ( as small and inexpensive as it was ) $125 for the OTA, gave me an image of Jupiter that I did not expect at all. It is an amazing tiny scope, images almost unbeleivable for its size.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:57 PM

Before Celestron repaired it, the C14, but it's technically 3 years shy of being a classic. Still hoping I can get it back into WOW condition. 

 

Chip W. 

Finally had a good night to collimate at 500X. It's back into the WOW set.

 

Chip W. 


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#53 starman876

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:56 AM

Finally had a good night to collimate at 500X. It's back into the WOW set.

 

Chip W. 

My sons love looking through my C14.  Hard to beat 14" of aperture with that focal length. Sure puts up a large image scale.


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#54 DeWayne

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:39 PM

This is my 4" f/13 Celestron/ Vixen C100 refractor.   It supposedly has a Carton objective. I don't know how I would verify this, but I can attest it is razor sharp and gives great views!  The original owner had the focuser and dewshield brass plated.  The second owner had the tube painted black and added the brass finder scope.  My contribution was the Televue EQ mount and suite of RKE eyepieces.  

 

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Looking up the barrel...
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:36 PM

 

This is my 4" f/13 Celestron/ Vixen C100 refractor.   It supposedly has a Carton objective. I don't know how I would verify this, but I can attest it is razor sharp and gives great views!  The original owner had the focuser and dewshield brass plated.  The second owner had the tube painted black and added the brass finder scope.  My contribution was the Televue EQ mount and suite of RKE eyepieces.  

 

 
 
Looking up the barrel...
 

 

 

That's a very nice looking rig! I like the black and brass.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:55 PM

Yes ditto on the black and brass trim



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:07 PM

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It must be planet time. Yes!

Beautiful.
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:28 PM

My wow was the refractor I put together using a Jaegers 103mm objective I got from Surplus Shed before they were gone. Shortly after completing it I pointed it at the Moon and WOW!

 

Sadly it was disassembled and the individual components were sold. I still have the aluminum tube though.

 

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For reference, that's a 80mm Meade 300 in the background.

 

-Bob


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:20 PM

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It must be planet time. Yes!

Beautiful.

Thank you - artistic credit goes to the previous owners, Steve Kufeld and John Volke.  And, yes, it is definitely planet time! Also a nice star splitter.   



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:57 PM

It would be our Telementor 1 and 2 model scopes, which over the years I've been fortunate to have acquired almost all accessories.

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:49 PM

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 12:12 PM

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My home-built Zeiss C80/500mm Achromat on T-1 mount and tripod. Designed for sun and moon eclipses. Great field of view, tack sharp images. Easy to store and handle.


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#64 KentTolley

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Posted Yesterday, 12:29 PM

First 10" scope in Caves M- number system in our mirror registry. 1965 Cave Astrola 10", f6.8. Aluminum pier with keyholes, Magnussen brass setting circles, rivetted end rings, Rukes r/p focusser. All original equipment except tube counterweights and leg levelers

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#65 KentTolley

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Posted Yesterday, 12:35 PM

10" scope on this mount works much better when the tube is  balanced.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:43 PM

360 slow motion dec control.  New dec motor installed.  This scope has it all.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 PM

Kent, that's a gorgeous Cave!


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#68 KentTolley

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Posted Yesterday, 01:08 PM

snoopy2.gif   thank you Terra.  Tom Cave made some beautiful scopes.  I was a great fan of his.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:22 PM

360 slow motion dec control.  New dec motor installed.  This scope has it all.

got to love an all original Cave. Beautiful scope.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:28 PM

Have all but the 6.8mm Ortho-Star eps to go with it

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Posted Yesterday, 03:29 PM

Great looking 10 incher.

Love the 8 and 10 inch Cave's. The bigger ones need a fixed/permanent mount IMHO. I owed the 10 inch F6. Fantastic telescope and beautiful to display. Also love the Ortho-stars. I have the 26.6 and the 16. Wish I had a complete set.

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