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  • refractor2345 changed the title to Show your Refractor Grab n' go Setup!

All my refractors are grab and go in my mind, as I can carry any of them, along with their mounts in one go.

The smallest is a 72mm ED.

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Next is a Genesis SDF 101mm F5.4 richfield.

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And finally a Takahashi 100mm F8 Apo. 

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Several options here.

FS60C, FC76DC and FC100DC, all pretty much grab and go depending on how I’m feeling. Fortunately they all look quite similar, so I try not to let them been seen together 😉. I do a lot of solar observing with them, the 76 is out right now for quick use during breaks.

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My Antares 80mm, f4.2 with a fixed 31.5mm focusable ep on a Porta II. And my 60mm Tasco 99vr, f4.9, its one finger out the door gng.

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2 minutes ago, LDW1 said:

My Antares 80mm, f4.2 with a fixed 31.5mm variable ep on a Porta II. And my 60mm Tasco pvr99, f4.9, its one finger out the door gng.

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That Antares looks neat. Don’t understand ‘fixed variable’ though, can you explain?

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2 minutes ago, Stu said:

That Antares looks neat. Don’t understand ‘fixed variable’ though, can you explain?

I revised my wordng to focusable from variable ie the ep turns to bring the focus in.

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48 minutes ago, LDW1 said:

I revised my wordng to focusable from variable ie the ep turns to bring the focus in.

Ah yes, thanks. That makes sense. Looks great, haven’t seen that type before.

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Do we ever get tired of looking at beautiful telescopes? no, some wonderful units on display here though I did need to fetch my glasses to find Stu’s first image but it’s there. 🤣 Having just one myself it has no choice but to be a grab and go, even if it suddenly gained 50lbs.

 

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On 23/01/2022 at 21:32, Nicola Fletcher said:

Yet another Tak - my FC76-DCU. I can make it more grab and go with a smaller mount but I really like the AZ-EQ5!

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The setup is nice...but I'd kill for that setting!

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1 hour ago, Roy Challen said:

The setup is nice...but I'd kill for that setting

The location is an isolated cottage in Co Wexford that I have rented several times.

I suppose that’s one of the main advantages of the Grab n Go setup - it fits in the car alongside all the other bits and pieces I bring with me! 😊

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Vixen ED80Sf and/or Pentax 20x60 bins on a monopod along with 10x50's which are also at the ready. Guess it all depends on how darn cold it is out. Lately its been all about the bin's!

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Why only refractors? You couldn't get much more 'grab and go'  than my 150p Flextube dob! One minute to set up.IMG_20220117_143222.thumb.jpg.458624ecb8b4822ee1f956e6238cccd9.jpg

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8 hours ago, Nicola Fletcher said:

 

The location is an isolated cottage in Co Wexford that I have rented several times.

I suppose that’s one of the main advantages of the Grab n Go setup - it fits in the car alongside all the other bits and pieces I bring with me! 😊

I was born in Wexford and I remember my friend and I would lie on our backs in summertime stargazing. Of course back then light pollution was non-existent and in winter the sky was inky black. Not an exaggeration to say if someone was three foot from you then you had difficulty seeing them.
The stars were fascinating but it was the famous meteorite in April 1969 that I saw from Wexford which really sowed the seed for me.


https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/334607-the-fireball-of-april-1969/#comment-3642516

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48023047

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On 20/01/2022 at 14:27, johninderby said:

ScopeTech 80 f/15 on Manfrotto 405 geared head and Berlebach Report tripod. 

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Nice! I've been eyeing the F15 version myself. Are you enjoying yours?

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3 minutes ago, Roy Cropper said:

Nice! I've been eyeing the F15 version myself. Are you enjoying yours?

Always a pleasure to use and have to remind myself it’s only 80mm as it gives such pleasing views. Everyone should have a classic long frac. 🙂

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9 minutes ago, johninderby said:

That’s what you call a maxed out AZ5. 🙂

Hah.. please John. We will have someone arguing it's a fantastic combo any second. 😬

After a great deal of deliberation I've decided to pick up a Skymax 127 for the AZ5 and AZGTi. The 4" ED will be replaced by a 5" apo. 👍😀 

Two scopes and two binoculars are enough for me (until I retire, move house and buy a 12" dob... 🧐😁)

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