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#1 mloffland

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:45 AM

Meade 20" RCX
By: Daniel Mounsey

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:52 AM

Man alive! Where did you hide the crane?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:53 AM

Daniel,
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Excellent report Sir. Even an SRF will drool over that thing!

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 12:14 PM

That was a neat article to read.
Well presented, Daniel! :bow:



and no mention of "Ritchey-Chretien", either. ;)

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:01 PM

Does anyone know the percentage of the secondary obstruction for this scope?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:07 PM

How much does the whole works weigh?! Looks totally awesome!

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 03:30 PM

Daniel, you lucky dog. Nice report and pictures, I hope the central obstruction didn't ruin your views!

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 04:11 PM

Meade 20" RCX
By: Daniel Mounsey


What a beast of a cassegrain!! Wow! Can't wait for some astrophotos with that monster.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 04:12 PM

That thing should be orbiting the planet!
and that mount doesn't look quite adequate - not that it would move if you bumbed into it, but it looks top heavy to me :tonofbricks:

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 05:44 PM

Will it fit inside that little white thing next to it?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:09 PM

Does anyone know the percentage of the secondary obstruction for this scope?

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Who cares, it will do for me :drool5:

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:54 PM

Referencing the S&T article was interesting. Given that the 16" and 20" on the MaxMount are both very different beasts from the 12" (I think it was) in that review, I hope S&T will do another review for these monsters.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:03 PM

Nice review! Looks like you could take down the Death Star with that thing!

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:56 PM

I'd like to take a look! :)

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:31 PM

I don't care what anyone says, Size DOES matter!!! :bow:

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:33 PM

Does anyone know the percentage of the secondary obstruction for this scope?

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Who cares, it will do for me :drool5:


:) About 97%! Hahahaha!

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:05 AM

That's Thor's hammer! That little white thing next to it, is he putting the scope in that? With a scope like that,you build around it for sure! Great report!!!


Clear Skies!

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:34 AM

Great review. That would be my dream scope. Now, all I would have to do is to win the lottery! ;)

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:50 PM

Very cool.

#20 mistyridge

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:13 PM

Great review. Awesome!

#21 Tom T

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:13 PM

Gawds.

Anybody got a price on that behemoth?

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#22 MichaelW

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:19 PM

30k

I think this could be grounds for a divorce.

#23 Tom T

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:27 PM

That include the mount??

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

Yep, if you did the pre-order. Otherwise it is (today) $40k msrp and that does include the mount. You can get the 16" with mount for $30k or just the mount for $20k all these are msrp prices so there may be discounts from dealers.

*msrp = Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:35 PM

Whew


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