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Do you have a beautiful Garden Telescope?

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#26 NinePlanets

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 08:59 AM

OK, since the mount remains outside year-round, I guess it qualifies as a "Garden Mount".

 

At times through the year it supports a number of telescopes, including this 6-inch F/18 refractor, which I set up for a week or two at a time when the weather is nice. (Dew cap not installed in this photo.)

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#27 NinePlanets

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 09:09 AM

Oops!

My apologies to the Original Poster. I didn't fully read the OP and missed the point that it was OK to include portables.

 

Does this count as a "Garden"? Included are Indian Paintbrush, Yarrow, Mariposa Lillies, and the ubiquitous Lupine (though the photo is dark).

 

 

 

 

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#28 steve t

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 10:42 AM

Thank you Steve! Here’s my observing pad in my garden the day before I left for my vacation.

Wow Terra, that is very nice.

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 10:51 AM

I don't know if this counts, but on the nights when I'm too tired to set up a scope, sometimes I'll park myself on the bench, with my furry observing buddy, and watch the stars come out.

 

Since we have a cave not far from us, the bats normally keep the bugs under control. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 11:50 AM

Here is a picure of my Nikon 80mm F15 enjoying some nice Southern England summer weather.

 

I purchased it at the beginning of the year and did nothing with it for a few months because the paint on the tube needed quite a bit of elbow grease and paint restorer to bring it back to something approaching its original condition.

 

Despite some coating wear on the front element the scope has proven to be an excellent performer. I thought my modern Scopetech 80mm F15 scope was the sharpest 80mm achromat I have ever used but this Nikon surpasses it. Its easily one of the sharpest small scopes I have ever looked through.

 

 

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#31 NinePlanets

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 12:57 PM

I love bats!

And I love Nikon optics!


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Posted 15 June 2022 - 03:38 PM

Not really a garden but this is one of my favorite pics of my Unitron 155 setup. This is the walking path just uphill from the Edmonds ferry terminal. Lots of people walk by and I show them the moon and planets. Plenty of plants and trees and a good clear view to the west.

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 11:46 PM

I've always liked this Garden Telescope:

https://www.youtube....h?v=NqjWBroqPsU

 

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#34 LukaszLu

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Posted 17 June 2022 - 02:02 PM

For me, the garden is not just a background for photographing telescopes. I often take them outside during the day to observe the details of trees, shrubs and flowers and enjoy the beautiful, precise image provided by classic achromats.

 

Of course, the coolest thing is to arrange duels and compare the image from two telescopes. Today the Carton T-620 and Kenko TA 910 took part in the competition. Main field: fine veins on the leaves of a distant poplar. The result is ambiguous - I have a constant problem with Kenko, which seems very capricious. Good quality images are rarely seen, only for short moments of the correct position of the eye in relation to the eyepiece. As if the telescope is extremely sensitive to off-axis viewing, but it seems to me that this "axis of the best image" does not coincide with the optical axis of the telescope at all ...

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Posted 18 June 2022 - 06:49 AM

Not really a garden but this is one of my favorite pics of my Unitron 155 setup. This is the walking path just uphill from the Edmonds ferry terminal. Lots of people walk by and I show them the moon and planets. Plenty of plants and trees and a good clear view to the west.

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Alanvogt - Great picture.


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Posted 19 June 2022 - 09:17 AM

My Celestron C5+ is perfect for the backyard deck, perched on a low table. It’s what I use for home-based viewing of the Moon, planets, and Sun from a comfortable seated position. I think the telescope looks pretty sharp, too :)
 
Celestron C5+

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 06:38 AM

 
AP127 Mm starfire
 
AP 127 mm F8 in my Backyard “garden”.   The scope is level, Photographer was not:-). 
 
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#38 steve t

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 06:57 AM

Very nice scope and setting to observe from.

Beautiful garden.

Steve T 



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Posted 25 June 2022 - 10:38 AM

A small simple 50 mm Monolux with Lillies and Clematis. A small oasis at night and in the day. Chris. 

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Posted 25 June 2022 - 04:46 PM

That is beautiful!! And the flowers are pretty as well.



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Posted Today, 03:02 PM

Meade  8"

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