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    Post your Telescopes Thread.



    Shu Fang

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    Can you see me from there? I just shot you a peace sign!

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    Could you have a more obscure hobby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Could you have a more obscure hobby?
    Sadly, yes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_fl...model_aircraft)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    How big is your Dob?

    <Edit> That's not a Dob thats a Newt right?
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    Last edited by Couch; 03-05-11 at 04:50 PM. Reason: !!!!! Shu Fang !!!!!

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    It's a Newtonian telescope (10" Celestron), the mount is an equatorial (a Dobsonian mount is the one made of two triangles on a lazy susan).
    Last edited by Allen; 03-05-11 at 05:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Let's hear it for the Cox Bumble Bee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Let's hear it for the Cox Bumble Bee!
    Oh God. You're that much of a dweb too?
    Great sport. Only place where saying, "Hey Pop, I need to use your dope" is right and proper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Let's hear it for the Cox Bumble Bee!
    I hate Cox .049 engines!

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    Packed away is a beautiful 6" reflector with the most amazing newtonian mount. (Heavy enough to easily take a 10" scope.

    I have not had it set up in years, (I do now understand why I never dated as a teenager.)
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post


    Shu Fang
    Looks like a squirrel is about to smash your lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
    Looks like a squirrel is about to smash your lens.
    Stop smashing couch's lenses.
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    8" Optical Craftsmen Newtonian and a 4" Meade SCT.

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    10" f5 Newt on an equatorial mount, Gerry built, sorry no pic.

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    Did you make the mirror too or just the optical tube?
    I'd love to try making my own.

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    No scope to show, another hobby sidelined until the kids are off on their own and there is more free time. I'm in a reasonably dark spot too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Did you make the mirror too or just the optical tube?
    I'd love to try making my own.
    No but I did help a friend with a 6" mirror it was a lot more work than I expected, I really didn't feel I had enough skill with the grinding and polishing to attempt the 10"
    But I can say it was still a lot of fun building the scope even with the pree fab mirror.

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    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

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    ^^^^ No Fair ^^^

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    At the other end of the spectrum...Telescope.jpg This angle makes the 28-85mm zoom look huge.

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