Your refractor - let's see it

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My Pocket Borg, looking for power:

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Aperture, focal length and unique features?
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voila ,
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messier 111 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:58 am voila ,
Les trois c'est magnifique!! :clap:
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Thefatkitty wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:09 am
messier 111 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:58 am voila ,
Les trois c'est magnifique!! :clap:
Merci beaucoup .
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Lady Fraktor wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:51 pm Aperture, focal length and unique features?

OK.

The Pocket Borg is a 25mm f/7 achromat doublet, so achievable magnifications can be discerned, while sliding the objective assembly gains focus. No provision for a finderscope.

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messier 111 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:58 am voila ,
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I think I recognize the first two, but the last is unclear, to me.
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I love this little telescope. It’ll break down and all fit in the included backpack in about 2 minutes. I often take it after supper on clear nights, even on work nights.

Bresser AR102s 102 mm, f/4.5 Achromatic Refractor
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Nakedgun wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:43 am
messier 111 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:58 am voila ,

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I think I recognize the first two, but the last is unclear, to me.
the last one is a lunt 102mm ed
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The Wave Catcher wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:33 am I love this little telescope. It’ll break down and all fit in the included backpack in about 2 minutes. I often take it after supper on clear nights, even on work nights.

Bresser AR102s 102 mm, f/4.5 Achromatic Refractor
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How odd. First I've seen one of this design. So it has some type of diagonal fixture within the tube assembly, like a Newtonian?
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Here ya go...got it from @Lowjiber a couple of years back
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Nakedgun wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:25 pm How odd. First I've seen one of this design. So it has some type of diagonal fixture within the tube assembly, like a Newtonian?
It has an internal flat mirror in the rear with collimating screws. I’ve never had to adjust it though.

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The working horse for deep sky, clusters ,nebulae and wide field:
Skywatcher 150 mm f/5 Startravel
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My Moon, planetary, globulars and uneven doublestars scope:
Skywatcher 120mm f/7.5 Evostar
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Vixen ED 102mm f/9
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*Kasai 2.3X40, *Swift Observation 20X80.

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My ST120:
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Whoomp! There it is.

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Astro-Tech AT60ED (f/6)

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Astro-Tech AT72EDII (f/6)

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Celestron 80ED (f/7.5)

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Celestron Omni XLT AZ 102 (f/6.5 achromat)

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Sears Discoverer 6344 (76 mm f/15.8 achromat; purchased Oct.1969)

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Stellarvue SV102 (f/10.8 achromat)

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BFaucett wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Astro-Tech AT60ED (f/6)

Astro-Tech AT72EDII (f/6)

Celestron 80ED (f/7.5)

Celestron Omni XLT AZ 102 (f/6.5 achromat)

Sears Discoverer 6344 (76 mm f/15.8 achromat; purchased Oct.1969)

Stellarvue SV102 (f/10.8 achromat)

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Whoomp! There it is.

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OK, just a couple. Four inch RFT, entirely home built of war surplus, that's WWII stuff, including tripod and some hardware store pipe fittings. Total investment, in 1960's dollars, $50. Of course the 4 inch 4 element design lens is IR achromatized, but at 14X with that Sherman Tank eyepiece is not a problem since it was designed to cover a foot plus size film. In background an Orion 80SD on my attempt at a universal mounting plate on my old CG4.
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Here's mine - Explore Scientific ED127mm APO.
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