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Ugly Telescope II

Started by klawson, 11/22/2006 07:11PM
Posted 11/22/2006 07:11PM | Edited 11/22/2006 07:12PM Opening Post
Star testing an 8.5 inch F/12 refractor. Yes, it's one of those Hong Kong lenses. Just got it last week. The Meade LXD750 just barely holds it. Good enough for star testing though. The seeing has been bad but I'm having fun anyway. I can tell right off that it easily beats my C-11 for high-res work. I wouldn't have the C-11 out on a night like this. Initial impressions are very good. The lens tests good enough to go ahead and build a nice OTA. Any other ugly scopes out there?

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40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)

Synscan DOB mounted Sky-Watcher Evostar 150mm/1200mm ED Refractor

"Rescued" Craig's List Orion 120mm/1000mm Refractor


Posted 11/23/2006 11:49AM #1
Ya gotta FOLD that dude, Kieth!!!
Posted 11/23/2006 01:39PM #2
Beautiful! Bare essentials; low thermal mass; minimal cool-down.
I once built 8" F7 Newt along the same lines -- single
2x4 to hold the optics. Whittled-down 2x4 to hold the
secondary. Tube currents? Forget-about-it.