Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Show off ;-) - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Show off ;-) leonis Posted: March 24, 2004 3:06PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Time to show off my other toys One refractor and one Newtonian reflectorGotta mention I got that refractor for a very very hefty discount «12»Comments Reply 1 of 22 fellowship Posts: 5,038member March 24, 2004 3:14PM Beautiful!!!! Just absolutely Beautiful!!!!Very cool!!fellows Reply 2 of 22 scott Posts: 7,431member March 24, 2004 3:33PM So you gonna spy the planets lined up? Reply 3 of 22 leonis Posts: 3,427member March 24, 2004 3:43PM 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 mattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member March 24, 2004 7:45PM how much of a discount if i might ask, and can you get it again, for someone in VT? Reply 5 of 22 ganondorf Posts: 573member March 24, 2004 7:52PM Great Scott! Reply 6 of 22 kraig911 Posts: 912member March 24, 2004 7:55PM 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 mattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member March 24, 2004 8:03PM 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 addabox Posts: 12,660member March 24, 2004 8:08PM 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 leonis Posts: 3,427member March 24, 2004 9:03PM 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 leonis Posts: 3,427member March 26, 2004 1:26AM Someone bought my reflector today. That money will go towards my next scope - A wide field refractor Reply 11 of 22 leonis Posts: 3,427member March 27, 2004 6:32PM New member (at left) Reply 12 of 22 fellowship Posts: 5,038member March 28, 2004 12:03AM Quote:Originally posted by Leonis New member (at left) hehehe You are the murbot of Telescopes Fellows Reply 13 of 22 luca Posts: 3,833member March 28, 2004 12:07AM You think HE is? Check this out:www.scopereviews.comThe 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 leonis Posts: 3,427member March 28, 2004 12:19PM 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 leonis Posts: 3,427member May 8, 2004 10:04PM Oh no, I am getting more and more like Murbot Reply 16 of 22 leonis Posts: 3,427member May 9, 2004 1:28AM 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 powerdoc Posts: 8,123member May 9, 2004 5:17AM 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 themoon. 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 eugene Posts: 8,254member May 9, 2004 5:36AM What would Freud say about this mubortian telescope obsession? Reply 19 of 22 powerdoc Posts: 8,123member May 9, 2004 5:55AM 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 leonis Posts: 3,427member May 9, 2004 9:35AM For false color, get a minus violet filter and you will be fine.I recommend either Sirius Optic's MV20 or Baader's Fringe KillerBy 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. «12» Sign In or Register to comment.