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07-12-2011, 11:09 AM
Hello...I'm new to IIS forums. Been back seriously into astronomy for over a year now. Loved it as a teen. I have an older 4.1" f/15 refractor I am restoring and a new S/W 10" f 4.7 Dob.
Having a bit of trouble posting an Avatar...suggestions?
07-12-2011, 11:29 AM
I spent a few years while on assignment to the USA not too far from you down in Poughkeepsie. A great part of the world. Geez I miss it. :welcome:
LOL Chris - I fell in love with the name Poughkeepsie as we flew into New York this year and it appeared on the inflight map. Since then it keeps cropping up in my life and here it is again!
Six degrees 'n' all that
07-12-2011, 12:23 PM
A big IBM town Niko :)
G'day Greg and welcome on board! :) :welcome:
Looks like you've got your Avatar sorted now?
07-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome people. Chris, I lived in Poughkeepsie for a short time around 1980, but mostly, New Paltz, Kingston and I grew up in Woodstock, NY. Yes, that Woodstock. Too young in 1969 for the festival, but my sis went.
Seem to have got the picture fixed. -Greg
07-12-2011, 07:39 PM
:thumbsup: Avatar sorted I see , Welcome mate , and is the photo you 4 inch?
If so it looks really nice . Do you know who built it ?
Im a refractor kind of guy myself and a nice 4 inch f/15 is something to behold .. mmmm . :) nice
nice to meet you Greg , and hope you stick around , this is a really friendly place .
09-12-2011, 09:10 AM
Hi Brian...yes that is my 4.1" f/15 in the photo. I bought it from the older gentleman who built it. Got it from him around 1972. No idea when he made it or where he got the lens from. -Greg
09-12-2011, 09:21 AM
That vintage of lens will probably make it a "Jaegers".
They were prolific and of very good quality!:)
09-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Hi John...Yes, the name A. Jaegers has come up a lot, however I have never see a photo like this aluminum push/pull cell before. -Greg
09-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Jaegers sold the different size lenses "as is" without cells.
So the cell that you own could be a custom job or a DIY...:)
09-12-2011, 11:19 AM
So is there a way to tell an A. Jaegers lens? -Greg
09-12-2011, 05:10 PM
Hi there Greg
I spent one winter in Watertown, NY.
The locals used to joke they had two seasons ,winter and the 4 of July
If where you live is anything like that weather wise, hope you have your dew heaters sorted out!;)
09-12-2011, 05:46 PM
Not to my knowledge Greg...But...Jaegers were the prime lens makers at that time in the U.S.
They made a 3.1"...4.1" and a 6" Objective.....The lens (may) have a marking engraved on it's edge.:)
12-12-2011, 12:41 AM
Watertown's a bit too cool for me! 25F here this clear morning. Tonight's forecast is great...ah then the moon is nearly full. Drat!
17-12-2011, 10:55 PM
Min :screwy:26 degrees Max 35 degrees .
With a chance of an afternoon shower or storm .
The weather forcast for here until about April ..
the Wet and the Dry are our 2 seasons .
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