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Jupiter Night!

Discussion in 'Telescopes and Mounts' started by Scopejunkie, Jun 8, 2018.

Jupiter Night!

Started by Scopejunkie on Jun 8, 2018 at 9:19 PM

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  1. Scopejunkie

    Scopejunkie Well-Known Member

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    Is this too many high power scopes for one man? (cooled C14, cooled C8, 5" F/9 "rail scope" refractor). Currently looking at Jupiter. Hope my old butt can stay stay up tonight for Saturn & Mars. :) Momma is away and daddy is playin'. Jupiter Night.jpg

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    Nice squadron of scopes you got there, Keith! I love that rail-refractor. Where'd you get the lens (achromat?) for it? I have a Meade AR5 F/9.3 Achromatic Refractor myself. I think 5" is the perfect size for a refractor. I pined away for a 5" Unitron as a kid. NOT a 6." It was the 5" for my fantasies & desires, don't know why...

    My new Brandon #30 Magenta Filter is supposed to work on Jupiter. It's said to enhance the white spots and bands. Unfortunately Jupiter is blocked by a house here. I could get it from my ST80 though - without breaking my neck hauling a monster down my Dutch (very narrow) Stairs with the 150mm Maksutov - but that's a bit later on this month!

    MARS HO!
     
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    Thanks! I used to drool over the Unitron refractors too. The achromat lens is from the Surplus Shed. Pretty good lens according to my ronchi and star tests. I find that a 5" refractor is a good balance between enough apetrure for serious lunar/planetary work yet not quite the beast of a 6" or 8". I've owned two AR5's over the years. Both had good lenses.

    Keith (Scopejunkie) Wollensak 127.jpg
     
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