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On 14/05/2020 at 01:11, Gorr_77 said:

Green Clockwork on Red

Meade 80/f6 ED with too many cables...

 

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Looks like something in the jungle to be avoided!

 

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Don't worry Chris, Frac Pack moral is very high Here are a few of mine, past and present. Will take some better pics soon. Vixen Atlux 150ED with Tak FC-100 as a finder 120ED with Quark Tak FS-60

My Equinox ED120 & Starwave ED80 getting a rare outing.....

Just a selection of my refractors. The piers are self welded and far too massive to lift. For decades I longed for Fullerscopes mounts. I started with a used, driven MkIII and then bought a drive

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On 14/05/2020 at 11:31, John said:

I have the ED120 setup this evening on the Ercole mount and Berlebach tripod so China meets Germany, so to speak :smiley:

A touch of the USA in the focuser of course !

 

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I'll have to post up my 120 soon. When was that color scheme available?

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8 minutes ago, Nakedgun said:

 

I'll have to post up my 120 soon. When was that color scheme available?

That was the first colour scheme that the ED120 was available in. The ED80 and ED100 were supplied for a year or so before this in the Skywatcher blue colour scheme.

 

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1 minute ago, John said:

That was the first colour scheme that the ED120 was available in. The ED80 and ED100 were supplied for a year or so before this in the Skywatcher blue colour scheme.

 

Don't remember seeing a blue one, before. I'm not crazy about the current black metal-flake, which I have.

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6 minutes ago, Alan White said:

@John is that T-Rex encoder fitted?
 

Yes, they are fitted on both axis. I have all the cables as well, Just need the DSC unit I suppose but it's not really a priority for me.

 

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Here are my "fracs"...

Astro Tech AT60ED
Willliams Optics 80ED
Orion 110ED
Explore Scientific 127ED with a University Optics "Kit Scope" 80mm for a guide scope.

 

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This is not mine...but I get to use it from time to time.   A rare 6" F16.6 Unitron EQ at the university of North Texas observatory. 

I lusted for one of these after I got a Unitron catalog with it on the cover.

Now...this is a frac !!! (^8   The 4" f15 guide scope looks small.

 

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Here is a bit-o-history.....

Ottway 7x50 High Angle Gun scope.   Does anyone know anything about these scopes?  It still delivers sharp images after all these years.

It is probably an interesting story of how this WW2 scope came to be in Texas....I wish I knew it.

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For those rebels who actually look through their refractors, and to those who have an aversion to clutter, I suggest you look away now.

A kind of dual imaging setup, one which is based on flexibility than both scopes imaging at once. Each one can guide the other, giving me options in one setup.

 

 

 

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A new acquisition this month, a Takahashi FSQ130-ED, slotting into my existing refractors

From right to left: TEC160FL, Astro-Physics 130GTX, Takahashi FSQ130-ED, William Optics 103mm Pegasus Binoscope, Astro-Physics 92mm Stowaway, Baader 95mm Travel Companion, Takahashi FSQ85-ED, Altair 72mm EDF, Altair 60mm EDF

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28 minutes ago, GavStar said:

A new acquisition this month, a Takahashi FSQ130-ED, slotting into my existing refractors

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Very nice.
Lucky you Gav.
Clearly no 1 scope rules are touted in your household..... (says he with that rule touted and 3 scopes).

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