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Scope Upgrade - 1 Yard Line

Started by eyork, 08/14/2004 10:56PM
Posted 08/14/2004 10:56PM | Edited 08/14/2004 11:07PM Opening Post
This scope started it's life as an Orion SVP 8" f4.9 Reflector.

Upgraded Secondary - Antares 1/25th wave fused silica
Moonlite Dual Rate Crayford (CR2) for Planetary & Photos
Flocked - Protostar flocking paper
New Paint (cleaner look - Tube: Dover White and Trim: Liveable Green)
Ultra Flat Black on all internals
Stainless Screws on outside (replaced black)
9x50 Finder
Only thing still working- Primary being refigured by Mark Harry.

Upgrade Philosophy: I can get the same or better view with premium optics and tweaking then with a heavier, harder to transport, harder to store mass produced bigger scope. Same View Better Back (SVBB)

Ed


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Posted 08/14/2004 11:02PM #1
Front End

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Posted 08/14/2004 11:02PM #2
Back End

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Posted 08/14/2004 11:08PM #3
The approach

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Posted 08/14/2004 11:10PM | Edited 08/14/2004 11:10PM #4
Down the focuser, off the new secondary - the only DSO I can pick up right now - The Fish Head Nebula (M111?)

Sorry about the focus - I shouldn't have left it on autofocus.

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Posted 08/15/2004 09:55PM #5
Cool looking scope. I'm very impressed.

Mark Harry is refiguring your mirror? Is he reasonable on his prices? I have an old Coulter 10" f/5.53 that I wouldn't mind having tweaked. It needs recopated in the worst possible way so I've been thinking of having it refigured as well. Of course if I did that I'd also have to redo the scope. Ain't rationalization the best? grin

Eric
Posted 08/16/2004 10:14AM #6
On the recommendations of a friend, Before & After.

Ed

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