1948 12.5 Reflector, Projects

1948 Measurements Gallery

In ‘Picture, Measure In, Measure Mm’ or ‘Picture, Measure In’ sequence. All pix 40% size redux, 55% jpeg quality. some image names contain ‘head’ or ‘tail’, meaning: ‘head’ – towards center on axes or secondary end on the OTA ‘tail’ towards outside on axes or mirror end on OTA Haven’t gotten ‘great’ measurements yet. There are obstructions, awkward position sometimes.…

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Refracs

Towa 339 80mm 1200mm f/15

Look at that… that’s a Towa 339! Tom Duncan was kind enough to part with it upon his acquisition of  a Tasco 10-TE (very nice!). I just happened to be stumbling thru the CN Classifieds and noticed I hadn’t noticed it before. I scrambled to ask Ton if it was still available and miracle of all miracles it was – after being…

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Tests / First Lights

Celestron 50mm f/7.2 0.965

Refractor  Specifications APERTURE: 50mm FOCAL LENGTH: 360mm FOCAL RATIO: 7.2 OPTICAL COATINGS: Fully Coated FOCUSER SIZE: .965″ TUBE: Metal WEIGHT: 13 ounces LENGTH: 12.5″ BLUF: A COOL SCOPE ! For me, this is an excellent value whether used as a grab-n-go or as a finder. It has nice optics for it’s price range. It is lightweight. It provides a purpose…

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Edmund Scientific 3001/4001

One of each currently listed out there, and neither seller wants to ship. A number of nice scopes – classics – are up ‘LPO/PUO’. Isn’t that market best suited to front yard signs and Craigslist? To me, listing LPO/PUO nationally is just a grab for attention and a statement of laziness – “I want money, but not to earn it.”…

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A Miracle!

The most amazing thing just occurred – I was able, thru ‘laixiaolue’ of Cloudy Nights, to acquire a wonderful last-one-in-the-world 90mm F/11 objective in a nice plastic cell to replace the chipped objective in my forlorn Meade 390! What a pure peach of an individual! One way or another that new objective is going into that old Meade! The dewshield…

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Left Eye Whoopee

.•:*¨¨*:•.05/03/19~05/04/19.•:*¨¨*:•. 6 hrs 38 mins of the best skies in six months last night with m’new left eye – Thank You, Urania & Doc McG! Vixen Space Eye 50m 50×600 This came in a larger box than the EduScience T700HD. Fat foam. The first fault we noticed was the objective – the objective is was not screwed down on ours…

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