Got a new 6 inch this morning.

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Got a new 6 inch this morning.

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Post by Don Quixote » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:42 pm

My buddy Henry and I talk on the phone just about every day. He has been a benefactor in the past. He claims I lead him down the primrose path and because of this he now has a large collection of telescopes and AP kit.

We like to observe together. Usually he is imaging and I am doing visual. He shows me his views and I show him mine. We always have good times.

Today he told me he was going to purchase an ES127 Essential. He will pull the trigger on this later today.

We got to chatting and he decided to drive out to my place with his ES152 f6.5 which I have coveted for some time. We came to an amicable agreement to the trade, and voila !

I am now the proud owner of this fine telescope.
I am Sooo excited !

Sorry about all the other junk in the image.
Cheers !
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SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
MOUNTS: LXD75, CG4, SW AZ/EQ5, Oberwerk Tripod and Farpoint Para Mount.
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Post by JayTee » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:37 pm

Sweet.

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Post by JimMinCT » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:12 pm

I've seen these up close and personal... A beastie to be sure.
Good luck with the new toy, er, instrument... yeah, that's the ticket... :D
Cheers!
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Post by Juno16 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:41 pm

Darn!

That is one big ass scope!

Even if you never used I (and I’m sure you will) it sure would be an impressive piece in the living room!

Congratulations Mark!

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Post by DeanD » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:20 am

Yeah, that is a real telescope... not that I am jealous of course. ;)

Happy viewing!

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Post by Unitron48 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:28 am

Beautiful! Congrats!!

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Post by Kingofthehill » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:04 am

I'm just happy someone else has a scope or two lying on the floor.
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:07 pm

The Frac Family portrait. :-)
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SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:19 pm

I took the Big gun out last night. I have named him "Henry" in honor of my friend. I had a few minutes before the sky shut completely.

Oooh Boy !

I am going to have my work cut out for me identifying all the new faint fuzzies I will see.

I spent about 15 minutes in IC4665 just because it was available through a small opening in my forest canopy. I have never seen so many background stars in this cluster before. There were so many revealed as to slightly diminish the brilliance of this loose open cluster.

I am eagerly awaiting another trip to the Penfield dark site with Henry.
SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
MOUNTS: LXD75, CG4, SW AZ/EQ5, Oberwerk Tripod and Farpoint Para Mount.
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Post by Lady Fraktor » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:54 pm

Very nice Mark, glad you were able to get the new telescope.
A 150mm will pull in a good amount of light and keep you observing new objects for quite some time :)

Currently I have the TAL 100mm f/10 and the Frankencanon 150mm f/8 set up and if the hourly forecast holds I will be doing some observing,
if the satellite forecast holds I will be bringing them back inside :lol:
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:59 pm

My wife was kidding with me this morning about my little family while I told her about the deal I made with Henry for this trade, and my wonderful views last night.

I just got off the telephone with Henry.

We make a perfect storm when we are out together. Henry on AP while I am cruising the visual ocean of wonder overhead.

We are dreaming of a trip out west...high desert. We shall see. :-)
SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
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CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:02 pm

Lady Fraktor wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Very nice Mark, glad you were able to get the new telescope.
A 150mm will pull in a good amount of light and keep you observing new objects for quite some time :)

Currently I have the TAL 100mm f/10 and the Frankencanon 150mm f/8 set up and if the hourly forecast holds I will be doing some observing,
if the satellite forecast holds I will be bringing them back inside :lol:
I am hoping for nice skies for you Gabby and looking forward to your report.
Isn't this just the best fun!

I still covet the long frac... :-)
SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
MOUNTS: LXD75, CG4, SW AZ/EQ5, Oberwerk Tripod and Farpoint Para Mount.
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Post by JayTee » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:51 pm

Okay Mark, spill.

What did you trade to get this beauty of a scope?

Curious (okay, nosey) minds want to know,
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Main: C-stron CPC1100 #2 Scope: 8" f/7.5 Dob mounted Newt AP Scopes: TPO 6" f/9 RC, ES 80mm f/6 APO G&G Scope: Meade 102mm f/7.8, Bresser 102mm f/4.5 Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs Mounts: C-stron AVX CGEM & GT Alt-Az, Meade DS2000 Cameras: Canon T3i (x2), ASI120MC Binos: 10X50,10.5X70,15X70 (x2), 25X100 EPs: ES: 21 100°, 30 82° X-Cels: 9, 12, 18, 25 Clubs: RCA & HAS
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Post by helicon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 pm

I see you got it!!I Congrats.
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Post by Juno16 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:51 pm

Don Quixote wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:07 pm
The Frac Family portrait. :-)
Mark, you sure have a beautiful family!

Thanks,
Jim
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Scopes: Explore Scientific ED102 Triplet APO, Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT.
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 pm

helicon wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 pm
I see you got it!!I Congrats.
Oh Yes Michael !

We traded a silver ring I had just made and 22 ounces of bulion. Sweet deal.
SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
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Post by John Baars » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 pm

Great telescope you have got there Mark! Great!
Looking forward to your reports with it.
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:02 pm

JayTee wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Okay Mark, spill.

What did you trade to get this beauty of a scope?

Curious (okay, nosey) minds want to know,
JT
Well JT this was a spontaneous trade.
I was home caring for my mother and Henry called to chat about his planned acquisition of another new telescope he has been looking at.

He decided to drive out to see me. When he got here and we meandered around to trading I suggested I trade him in silver bullion which I have amassed over the years.
We settled on 22 ounces at current spot price.
I had also just completed a nice mens ring with some appropriate script on the inside of the band. I asked if he would like to have it also. No hesitation. He told me he would have traded for the ring. I said, "Well then. Lets have that bag of silver back." He got a big grin. We did not alter our original bargain, but I was very gratified by his sentiment.

So long story short...23 oz of silver bullion. :-)
Picture of ring attached.
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SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
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Post by JayTee » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:26 pm

At the spot price that seems like quite the bargain. BUT you went and spent some of you "Post-Apocalyptic" spending money. It should have higher utility than just the spot price!

Just sayin,
JT
Main: C-stron CPC1100 #2 Scope: 8" f/7.5 Dob mounted Newt AP Scopes: TPO 6" f/9 RC, ES 80mm f/6 APO G&G Scope: Meade 102mm f/7.8, Bresser 102mm f/4.5 Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs Mounts: C-stron AVX CGEM & GT Alt-Az, Meade DS2000 Cameras: Canon T3i (x2), ASI120MC Binos: 10X50,10.5X70,15X70 (x2), 25X100 EPs: ES: 21 100°, 30 82° X-Cels: 9, 12, 18, 25 Clubs: RCA & HAS
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Post by Don Quixote » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:37 pm

JayTee wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:26 pm
At the spot price that seems like quite the bargain. BUT you went and spent some of you "Post-Apocalyptic" spending money. It should have higher utility than just the spot price!

Just sayin,
JT
Well...Henry and I are on the same page and inside trading does occur. :-)
My actual cost is much less than spot on average.

Henry is a veteran of many of the escapades of my younger years. :-)

Old boys at play... :-)
SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
EP: KK Ortho set, Pentax XW 7, 10, 14, TV22 Pan, Docter 12.5, Leica, Leitz, ES35 2".
BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
CAMERA: NIKON 810D.
MOUNTS: LXD75, CG4, SW AZ/EQ5, Oberwerk Tripod and Farpoint Para Mount.
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