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#1 R.Kelley

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 12:57 PM

Show 'em if ya got ‘em! popcorn.gif

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 12:58 PM

Mewlon 210

 

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#3 Cpk133

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 01:22 PM

Oh great, it spread to cats n casses. 


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 01:24 PM

Oh great, it spread to cats n casses. 

From the Refrakahashi Forum to the Catakahashi Forum!


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 01:29 PM

It's the

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 01:50 PM

taka family

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 03:52 PM

Some 'em if ya got em! popcorn.gif

I like you lake front property, where is "the Emerald Coast"?


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 04:09 PM

Just putting it out there now - this thread is going to cost me...  flowerred.gif lol.gif


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#9 R.Kelley

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 05:13 PM

I like you lake front property, where is "the Emerald Coast"?

Thanks! laugh.gif

The Emerald Coast, Florida Panhandle..

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 06:41 PM

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 06:53 PM

If one ever pops up local i wanna try one out. With my seeing i am sure it would be nice.


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 10:21 PM

Thanks! laugh.gif

The Emerald Coast, Florida Panhandle..

So you probably have really good seeing conditions for planetary. 


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#13 R.Kelley

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 10:35 PM

So you probably have really good seeing conditions for planetary. 

Yep! But that's counting clear nights only.. The weather is always partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. storm.gif

The wet seasons are long, the dry seasons are short. If you don't like the weather.. just stick around a little longer.cloudy.gif

 

Edit for clarification: I'm actually a little further inland from the coast.

The weather here is very humid and subtropical. A lot of rain, a lot of sunshine, a lot of farmland.. 


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#14 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 06:52 AM

Yep! But that's counting clear nights only.. The weather is always partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. storm.gif

The wet seasons are long, the dry seasons are short. If you don't like the weather.. just stick around a little longer.cloudy.gif

I am on the gulf and get very little rain in the summer vs the east coast or inland since we are in a west flow most of the summer. Get plenty of blow off clouds from T- storms and that is about it.


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 10:15 AM

I use to live on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola.  I did biosurveys with the DEP and I know working on the coast the weather and rainfall was quite different compared to inland about 40 or 50 miles, for example in northern Escambia or Santa Rosa or any of the FL Panhandle counties.

Good looking Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain's, everyone.


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 12:33 PM

A moderate case of Takitis... twitch.gif

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 12:59 PM

Ryan, you really are killing me with that 210. thinking1.gif

 

I'm back in a not-in-love phase with the C11 but hopefully it will pass.

 

I'm super stoked 4U though!


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 05:48 PM

I love my 180 but they are not cats.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 06:58 PM

Ryan, you really are killing me with that 210. thinking1.gif

 

I'm back in a not-in-love phase with the C11 but hopefully it will pass.

 

I'm super stoked 4U though!

FYE, for your entertainment..

This one's for you, kid waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 08:24 PM

Several aspects of my Mewlon 250CRS (a "Cat", corrected Dall-Kirkham).  This is an outstanding instrument.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 08:32 PM

... this is my goto when there's time to prepare and seeing is 4/5 or better for the aperture.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 09:51 PM

All right, a bigger one in a sea of 210's. Anybody have a "real" CAT Tak?

 


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#23 Nippon

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 08:11 AM

The TSC 225 which are awfully rare theses days. But then again I think they were rare during their production.



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Posted 31 October 2021 - 06:46 PM

I love my 180 but they are not cats.

Is that a dew heater on the finder?



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Posted 31 October 2021 - 08:36 PM

Yes it is. Also on the diagonal for eyepiece. Central Florida early summer is very dewey.




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