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GazOC

Whether you like refractors or not.....

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I'm still angling for one! I love going to viewing nights with a lot of refractors. The long ones look like pieces of Naval Ordnance.

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Thats HUGE :shock: Still with that Mount it would be quite nice to use :lol:

James :lol:

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Its a bit "tall" isnt it..

Sonia you need a tall setup with a long refractor like this one

of not you end up on your knees when looking at things near the zenith.

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That looks like a good height, it does n't look too high at around 30 degrees and zenith is still a nice height.

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Should n't too bad for false colour at that focal ratio, it works out pretty much the same as a 127mm f9 scope.

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Should n't too bad for false colour at that focal ratio, it works out pretty much the same as a 127mm f9 scope.

One of the scopes I got to look through last June was a similar 6" refractor on a similar tripod with a homemade Alt-az mount. There wasn't any false colour to speak of, that I noticed.

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You need a tall setup with a long refractor like this one

of not you end up on your knees when looking at things near the zenith.

With my 6" f8 refractor, I have to sit on the ground for everything that isn't fairly close to the horizon. I bought a ground-sheet from our local camping shop.

Sometimes I get my old relector out, just for the novelty of being able to observe standing up!

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Kieth,

Have you seen those extension pieces you can put in between the tripod and the mount? They give a the eyepiece a pretty good height no matter where the scope is pointing. The guy in the link in the first post is using one.

Gaz

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Just looking at the picci ,my old lady was on her way past to make a cuppa and said,

"If your thinking of one of those Think again"-"What the scope or the young lady"

I cant hear out of my right ear! :nono: :lol: :lol:.

Shame Mick :lol:

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Just looking at the picci ,my old lady was on her way past to make a cuppa and said,

"If your thinking of one of those Think again"-"What the scope or the young lady"

.....both....? :lol:

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The Celestron c6-r isnt far off that sized scope just too big for me personally..

James :lol:

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It's actually a widefield scope it's just the room and the girl are small.

Or are they far away? (apologies to Father Ted)

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Ian,

Yep, its a pretty easy setup its just a shame it gets used a bit less now I've got the 150mm Mak the views are very similar but the Mak is just that bit easier to use. The frac is still a "keeper" though.

James,

It's standing proud but as usual it's pointing at clouds..... :lol:

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The frac is still a "keeper" though.
Mmmmmm trust me guys n girls if Gaz is keeping it then it's gota be Good! :lol:

James

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