Show off ;-)

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
Time to show off my other toys



One refractor and one Newtonian reflector



Gotta mention I got that refractor for a very very hefty discount







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  • Reply 1 of 22
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    Beautiful!!!! Just absolutely Beautiful!!!!



    Very cool!!



    fellows
  • Reply 2 of 22
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    So you gonna spy the planets lined up?
  • Reply 3 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    So you gonna spy the planets lined up?



    All five planets are so spread out you even can't see them all at once with your eyes.



    Mercury, in my area, when the sun sets it's already very close to the horizon.....
  • Reply 4 of 22
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    how much of a discount if i might ask, and can you get it again, for someone in VT?
  • Reply 5 of 22
    ganondorfganondorf Posts: 573member
    Great Scott!
  • Reply 6 of 22
    kraig911kraig911 Posts: 912member
    um thats cool and all I didn't know there were different types of telescopes... If you see ET tell him to give me my beer back.
  • Reply 7 of 22
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kraig911

    um thats cool and all I didn't know there were different types of telescopes... If you see ET tell him to give me my beer back.



  • Reply 8 of 22
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mattjohndrow





    Beautiful stuff.



    When I was a kid my dad decided to make his own telescope, including grinding his own lenses! It entails a flat glass blank that you rotate a die over with finer and finer grit abrasives.



    As I recall, this process takes about 300 years.
  • Reply 9 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    I actually did build a few telescope in the past but most of them f*cked up at the end and the final cost was even more than a retail scope



    The only one that worked was a 3.5 inch reflector with f10 focal ratio. The PVC tube I picked was very heavy for such a scope.



    As for discount....imagine 70% off (only for the OTA)
  • Reply 10 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Someone bought my reflector today. That money will go towards my next scope - A wide field refractor
  • Reply 11 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    New member (at left)



  • Reply 12 of 22
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Leonis

    New member (at left)







    hehehe You are the murbot of Telescopes



    Fellows
  • Reply 13 of 22
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    You think HE is? Check this out:







    www.scopereviews.com



    The guy has reviewed dozens of telescopes. Maybe over a hundred, most of which he has personally owned. Some approach or even exceed $10,000 in value. Oh, and his other hobby? Grand pianos.
  • Reply 14 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    I know a guy who lives in my area has $45,000 worth of telescopes and accessories



    His smallest scope is a 5" refractor and the biggest one is a 14" Sch-Cass
  • Reply 15 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Oh no, I am getting more and more like Murbot



  • Reply 16 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Oh by the way, my self-built scope will be finished in a few days. I use spray paint for car's body. The result of the paint job is very good and my neighour saw it and they all thought the scope is bought from store





    This is going to be a gift to my friend's son.
  • Reply 17 of 22
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    I have this one :



    Meade Model #390/ #395 90 mm Refractors

    (90 mm f/11 air-spaced achromats, 6X30 finder, 25 mm MA eyepiece)

    (#390 Alt-Az, $499, #395 Equatorial, $599)



    These are good starter scopes. The samples I've seen have good optics,

    with some false color noted on bright objects like Jupiter or the limb of the

    moon. The Equatorial model is more convenient, the Alt-Az version is a

    little more stable. Your choice. I have recommended these a number of

    times to beginners looking for a good starter refractor.





    I buyed it to look the total solar eclipse some years ago. It was great especially the quick drop in temperature.



    I have observed Mars when it was near the earth some months ago, but it was totally disapointing : a very small orange circle.
  • Reply 18 of 22
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    What would Freud say about this mubortian telescope obsession?
  • Reply 19 of 22
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Eugene

    What would Freud say about this mubortian telescope obsession?



    He would say that he love it. Freud was greatly obsessed himself IMO.
  • Reply 20 of 22
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    For false color, get a minus violet filter and you will be fine.





    I recommend either Sirius Optic's MV20 or Baader's Fringe Killer





    By the way, I was tempted to buy a 10" reflector on EQ6 mount. However I realized the whole setup is like 90 lbs then I said forgot it. My current ones are at 45lbs (the black reflector at left) and 65lbs (the refractor at right) and they are already giving me hard time to carry around.
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