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Old 02-08-2018, 03:55 PM
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100% Russian Unobtainium...my Santel MK91.

/me has to don a protective vest when observing, as I am aware some would kill to acquire it
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:25 PM
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Suffered extreme separation anxiety over selling my AstroPhysics Star-12ED doublet (made in 1990, serial No. 17 of maybe 150 made), so yesterday I reacquired it after many failed prior attempts...
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Suffered extreme separation anxiety over selling my AstroPhysics Star-12ED doublet (made in 1990, serial No. 17 of maybe 150 made), so yesterday I reacquired it after many failed prior attempts...
Used to drool over these in the magazine ads back in the day Lewis. Now drooling again . Cheers, Richard
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:02 PM
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Nice little Mak, may I suggest that you wrap it in reflective type insulation foam, helps a lot with calming the tube currents of Maks...

Even those reflective car sunshades wrapped around the tube and extending past the front for dew control...
Damn good idea, actually.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:09 PM
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Used to drool over these in the magazine ads back in the day Lewis. Now drooling again . Cheers, Richard
Should come up and have a look through sometime. There is just something about the image it presents that is hard to describe, and stays etched in your memory - it's a scope you truly feel immersed in the view with.

The BEST Saturn and Jupiter viewing I have ever done was with this scope.

It's a howitzer of a scope, but really quite light.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:41 PM
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100% Russian Unobtainium...my Santel MK91.

/me has to don a protective vest when observing, as I am aware some would kill to acquire it
Very nice RusMak
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:08 PM
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Nice little Mak, may I suggest that you wrap it in reflective type insulation foam, helps a lot with calming the tube currents of Maks...

Even those reflective car sunshades wrapped around the tube and extending past the front for dew control...

Good idea. It has been suffering a bit from tube currents despite being a small scope and having passive air vents around the corrector. Mind you, that hasn't stopped it showing Mars, Saturn and the Moon rather nicely.


There's a thread on CN about insulating SCTs and Maks: https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/6.../#entry8725325
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:01 PM
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100% Russian Unobtainium...my Santel MK91.

/me has to don a protective vest when observing, as I am aware some would kill to acquire it
Now that is a beautiful scope. And it looks brand new!
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:04 PM
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Should come up and have a look through sometime. There is just something about the image it presents that is hard to describe, and stays etched in your memory - it's a scope you truly feel immersed in the view with.

The BEST Saturn and Jupiter viewing I have ever done was with this scope.

It's a howitzer of a scope, but really quite light.
I would love that. Everything and everybody so far away Cheers, Richard.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:13 PM
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Well, the Star 12ED was traded away for this lovely Tak FS-102NSV.

And yes Les and Gary, it is Les's wooden case - I bought it from Matt just for this Matt brought the FS back in the same trip.
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Are either of them for sale ?
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Give it a couple of weeks and that FS-102NSV will be, Graham ;-)
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lovely Tak FS-102NSV.
Very Nice acquisition ...
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give it a couple of weeks and that fs-102nsv will be, graham ;-)

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:46 PM
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Lovely scope Lewis, would make a fine half-binoscope....
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:54 PM
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Nah, you've got the green dewshield ring version with three elements instead.

Mine will just cool quicker...and have the Fluorite Edge
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:16 AM
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Nick ur right u need armour that is one nice looking scope. I would love a Russian mak. Last year I came very close to getting an Aries 10" but then the fact I was between jobs back then also drew me back from that lovely dream.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:25 AM
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Forgot about this thread, here is my current
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:27 AM
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Well, the Star 12ED was traded away for this lovely Tak FS-102NSV.

And yes it is Les's wooden case - I bought it from Matt just for this Matt brought the FS back in the same trip.
Nice case Lewis though I didn't like the screws through the plywood not lining up perfectly.... Maybe you can contact the guy who built it and see if he can make one for a binoscope

Here is a picture (or four) of what I found in the case when I got to Geelong

A big thanks to Les for keeping this scope in mint condition while it waited for me to buy it
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