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Gains

Regaining some use of the right thumb and index finger – yay. Skills building still with left hand continues. Selsi ‘Comet Chaser’ came in. Collimation was off – real ‘football’ view thru the focuser at first. Someone had run one of the three screws all the way in and another all the way out. Couple minutes to even them, and…

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Busy

Busy in the background. Gotta get scope inventory done – think we’re @ 319 counting just SGW (234) & eBay (85), barring any dupes in the lists. Actual ‘Store’ purchases should put us @ 333~331. Maybe stop @ 333. 3 More tubs of scopes down to storage for winter refurbs. Comet Chasers, Mid-length Newts, couple ETXs, couple short 50s, Binocs.…

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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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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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