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6" f/15 D&G refractor w/observatory

Started by pkelly, 06/01/2008 03:12PM
Posted 06/01/2008 03:12PM | Edited 06/01/2008 03:14PM Opening Post
Permanently installed 6" f/15 D&G refractor on Parsec/12 equatorial mount. Its been a while since I shared this here; in the meantime I upgraded to the wonderful Astro-Physics focuser and new backplate; tube shortened a bit to accommodate use of binoviewers...modifications and installations performed by Barry Griener of D&G in nearby Pennsylvania.

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8" f/12 D&G classic refractor
Astro-Physics 1200 DA equatorial mount
BlueStar Observatory (roll off) by Backyard Observatories of Lodi, Ohio
Previous telescopes A-Z...Astro-Physics to Zeiss
Posted 06/01/2008 10:18PM #1
Posted 06/02/2008 07:56AM #2
Great looking scope! I just love long white tube refractors. Did you get the Parsec/12 mount from Astro-Mart? I tried to buy one a year or so ago but someone (maybe you) beat me to it. I bet it is a treat to look through.

I am currently using a BO1278 on a CI-700.


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Posted 06/04/2008 06:45AM #3
Great setup Patrick, enjoy it! 8)

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

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Posted 06/09/2008 03:20PM | Edited 06/09/2008 03:20PM #4
Is that A/C in the window?
Nice digs!

Alan Koff
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 8)

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