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#51 strdst

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 09:15 PM

Telescopes? What telescopes?

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 10:43 PM

Your Mr. funny, I see your coffee table !


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#53 NVDW

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:39 AM

The right one has been replaced with a 114mm on a GEM :)
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#54 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:56 AM

I've done some House  cleaning since these images were taken .

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 08:23 AM

Yes Rick, a 1957 BMW ISETTA , repurposed  into a loveseat.. now holding my astro parts,  camera stuff, books, and grab n go scopes... a 90mm Meade mak, and C90. ( silver case and black tool bag) and my binos...3 pair  

This was first owned by a dear friend  of mine who had many. This one was the last  and was used to keep garbage at the curb for 20 yrs. When I got it , I had 3  myself and kept this in my garage for 10 yrs on a shelf until I got antsy  and redid it.

Now it serves many  needs  . Notice my scopes , Meade SN 10, Dynamax 8, C8, and the smallest NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR ,40 MM  attachicon.gifIMG_20210126_165228.jpg

Glad to make your day .   Stevegeo 

Isetta storage unit?? That's different.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 08:24 AM

I've done some House  cleaning since these images were taken .

12 step needed.


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#57 bremms

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 09:24 AM

There is another on the other side of the room. The C11 usually lives upstairs, but it's seen some use lately and resides downstairs. We are not much on formality and our living room is used for workout a bit of fielding practice, and other things. A "living" room as it were I guess.

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 09:30 AM

I've done some House  cleaning since these images were taken .

When does 'collecting' become 'hoarding'? smile.png


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 12:48 PM

The right one has been replaced with a 114mm on a GEM smile.gif
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Please tell me more on the Reflector.....model.....Circa year.........I have a tripod that is identical but an orphan and not familiar with the make.  


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 12:58 PM

We are not much on formality and our living room is used for workout a bit of fielding practice, and other things. A "living" room as it were I guess.

 

 

 

Yup   Perhaps  it is the ultimate Paradox

 We live in a Family room

  and we Keep family stuff in the living room

 

 

If I were building a home    it would have one of those great rooms

 and maybe the man cave  pool table room


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 12:59 PM

Please tell me more on the Reflector.....model.....Circa year.........I have a tripod that is identical but an orphan and not familiar with the make.

It's stored now but I'll get it out asap.

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#62 Garyth64

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 01:18 PM

Please tell me more on the Reflector.....model.....Circa year.........I have a tripod that is identical but an orphan and not familiar with the make.  

If I may jump in . . .

 

That reflector looks like a 3" Tasco.

 

Here is a picture of mine:

 

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3" f/9 with a f.l. of 700mm.  Many people are actually surprised how good the views are in these little reflectors.

 

This scope I purchased a few short years ago.  It reminded me of the scope I got for Christmas back in '64, my very first telescope.  Except mine had a sliding focuser and wood tripod legs.  The pictured scope did not have a label by the focuser, so the label that you see is actually the label from the scope I got back in '64.


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:23 PM

The only reason we don't have a telescope in the living room is that it would be impractical with our house layout. In order to be able to conveniently take a the scope outside for a quick look at the sky on the rare occasions when we're not clouded in they stay in the garage. There certainly wouldn't be any complaints from my wife if I were to have one in the living room. When we were dating the first time she came to my house I had my Polarex 3" set up in the small room I use as a library (at the time the space in the garage was occupied so back then this was the most convenient place to keep it) when we walked past the room she glanced in, came to a stop, her eyes widened, a big smile spread across her face and she said with delight "You have a telescope?"


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:35 PM

Wow!  Looking at some of these pics makes me think I need more and bigger scopes!  In any case, though, I won't be displaying any in the living room ..  that would make it too easy for wifey to keep track of how many I have!


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 08:19 PM

My youngest and I are the telescopers in our house. Mine is the fork-mounted one on the left. It's a 1991(ish) Meade 2080 LX6 Premier. The EQ-mounted SCT is my son's LX3 from around 1985. The Dob in the middle is on semi-permanent loan currently to a friend of mine and is from the now-defunct Toronto astronomy store Efston Science.

 

Our Scopes - my Meade 2080 LX6 Premier plus my son's 8" Dob and his Meade 2080 on an EQ5 mount
 
Clear skies!
 
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Posted 29 January 2021 - 03:22 AM

If I may jump in . . .

That reflector looks like a 3" Tasco.

Here is a picture of mine:

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3" f/9 with a f.l. of 700mm. Many people are actually surprised how good the views are in these little reflectors.

This scope I purchased a few short years ago. It reminded me of the scope I got for Christmas back in '64, my very first telescope. Except mine had a sliding focuser and wood tripod legs. The pictured scope did not have a label by the focuser, so the label that you see is actually the label from the scope I got back in '64.

I think it's a Tasco yes. When I bought it, I was also suprised by the images I saw.
Quite an amazing little thing.

Edit: found another picture. Tasco...


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:02 AM

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:18 AM

When does 'collecting' become 'hoarding'? smile.png

Is there a Difference ?


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:20 AM

12 step needed.

I went Cold Turkey and dumped it all .


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 12:36 PM

 

What, no baritone sax?

 

I'm like you, my optics and musical equipment occupy the same space, but for me shared with my home office corner of the basement


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 04:11 PM

I know it's supposed be telescopes in the living room, but the garage IS my living room... it's just a little cold right now.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:22 PM

I know it's supposed be telescopes in the living room, but the garage IS my living room... it's just a little cold right now.

I've been in telescope stores with less stock than that! Well done! smile.gif


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:55 PM

I bought this beautiful Lafayette off of craigslist.

It came out of a flooded basement, in fact it still had water in the case !

After cleaning I set the scope up in the living room.

As the legs dried out they shrunk and the leg lock levers lost their grip

and the whole thing collapsed !

Fortunately it was in the living room and the objective end of the telescope

nose dived into the nice soft couch !

Robert 

 

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 10:00 PM

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