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Huge 7.1" F14 refractor on UKABS- are you going to buy it??


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Any of you guys and gals considering buying the huge AE Optics frac on UKABS (nothing to do with me I hasten to add!) ??? :grin:. I did own a 4.5" F14 made by AE several years ago. It was an impressive piece of kit but needed a new focuser and finder to make it useable properly. It sat on a very massive pier which was so heavy to move. I eventually traded it in as part - exchange for another scope from Peak 2 Valley optics.

It's certainly an impressive looking beast - mounting it would be fun too. Wouldn't mind a look through it though. See it here: http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=93135

I was thinking that maybe I could buy it (sell the house first :p ) and then mount my 5" F15 on it as a hyper finder :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :grin:

Dave

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Golly, do you have to lie on the ground to view through it at anywhere near zenith??? I'm assuming old Rusty there (the dawg) is looking at the eyepiece....

(You can tell I know nothing about fracs!)

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Golly, do you have to lie on the ground to view through it at anywhere near zenith??? I'm assuming old Rusty there (the dawg) is looking at the eyepiece....(You can tell I know nothing about fracs!)

Ghostdance..

I have to sit on my rear on the ground to view the zenith, ok apart from winter..

Mostly I just observe things when they are on the rise or past the zenith..simples!!

Dave

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Ghostdance..

I have to sit on my BIM on the ground to view the zenith, ok apart from winter..

Mostly I just observe things when by hey bare non the rise or past the zenith..simples!!

Dave

Thanks Dave :)

I'm guessing your BIM means, er (thinking about the autocensor) the same as your rear end! Cushions needed in winter then!

Steve.

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The pier of my 8.5" F12.5 refractor is 6 feet tall, then there's a large mount, You can sit comfortably in a chair to view the zenith but a stepladder is required for low objects.  :smiley:

You need a movable observing floor.

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