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Old 11-10-2018, 11:56 AM
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CN-212 restoration project

Couple of progress pics of the CN-212 I'm trying to put back together with the help of MichelangeLewis. Fred Garcia from takahashi america also helping me with the optics and Matt (kunama) and Phil (issdaol)have been good answering my calls to pick their brain. I'll post more stuff when it's back together and I get closer to using it and hopefully image with it but that's still a fair while away due to weather and drying times.
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:36 PM
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Nice looking OTA.

So, that's the Tube Holder eh - thanks for the views.

Loved the laser light show and the rustic pine Welsh Dresser.

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Old 11-10-2018, 03:58 PM
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and the rustic pine Welsh Dresser.
Circa 1995. Old school.
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Circa 1995. Old school.
Hi Marc

Are those rings in Image #1 the standard Parallax Instruments Tube Rings?

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Old 12-10-2018, 06:55 AM
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Are those rings in Image #1 the standard Parallax Instruments Tube Rings?

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Yes, parallax rings for my C11.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:32 AM
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Fantastic Marc!
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:39 AM
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Very cool, Marc!
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:35 PM
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Oh, now the publicity photos are up, I am charging more....

Ya could have at least delineated what was before and what was after

It's amusing to see how Marc's lighting and white balance makes the Tak Green bits look like modern Tak Baby Blue compared to how my iPhone managed to make them look...traditional green (which they are).

I think Marc's green imbalance is genetic
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:38 PM
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OTA Ochre coat No.2 MIGHT go on before Christmas at this rate (poor weather, high humidity). I MAY even have to de-mask it and remask it to avoid the tape glue hardening! Already done that to the masking of the Tak decal to avoid issues.
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I think Marc's green imbalance is genetic
I like to think of it as an "attribute".

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OTA Ochre coat No.2 MIGHT go on before Christmas at this rate (poor weather, high humidity). I MAY even have to de-mask it and remask it to avoid the tape glue hardening! Already done that to the masking of the Tak decal to avoid issues.
I have a green sponge if you need it.
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I like to think of it as an "attribute".



I have a green sponge if you need it.
I really don't need to know of your hygiene (or lack there of)
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Yes, parallax rings for my C11.
Thanks Marc - I checked the Parallax website and they do not produce a standard set for the M210, although I'm sure they have the specs and would manufacture a custom set if required.

Not in that lovely Tak Green though.

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Not in that lovely Tak Green though.

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I can remedy that

Seriously, I have ordered Parallax rings before, and asked NO paint, or only primer. No felt either (I feel Parallax's biggest drawback is their paint and felt - both easily fixed). I then painted them Tak green with Tak green felt (2 layers seeing Parallax are generally over-sized, making the gap with felt)
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Thanks Marc - I checked the Parallax website and they do not produce a standard set for the M210, although I'm sure they have the specs and would manufacture a custom set if required.

Not in that lovely Tak Green though.

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Have you tried Peter Tan? He sells rings, different sizes.
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I can remedy that

Seriously, I have ordered Parallax rings before, and asked NO paint, or only primer. No felt either (I feel Parallax's biggest drawback is their paint and felt - both easily fixed). I then painted them Tak green with Tak green felt (2 layers seeing Parallax are generally over-sized, making the gap with felt)
Thanks Lewis - it looks like the Parallax Rings "may" interfere with the fixed Tak Finder as it rides quite low to the OTA.

The rings seem to have quite a thick, flat mounting section, top and bottom.

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Have you tried Peter Tan? He sells rings, different sizes.
Thanks Marc, I'll look him up as sometimes it might be convenient to rotate the OTA on the mount.

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Thanks Marc, I'll look him up as sometimes it might be convenient to rotate the OTA on the mount.

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Is this for the mewlon? Might be more cost effective to rotate the camera or buy a rotator of some kind. Parallax make rotating rings but they are quite expensive. I have the standard ones. In my case it was due to the sheer weight of thr OTA after the mods and I needed something very solid to brace the whole tube.
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Is this for the mewlon? Might be more cost effective to rotate the camera or buy a rotator of some kind. Parallax make rotating rings but they are quite expensive. I have the standard ones. In my case it was due to the sheer weight of thr OTA after the mods and I needed something very solid to brace the whole tube.
Thanks Marc, I wanted to have the option to rotate the OTA in rings, just in case I needed to alter the angle/position of the diffraction spikes in the frame, should they be hiding a faint moon of e.g. Mars or Uranus.

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ha ok. you can still do that with the standard rings by losening the grip and rotate the ota. they're very well built. problem with the mewlon will be the finder. i don't think the thickness of the rotating rings would fit in the gap between the ota and the finder tube.
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Some progress. Can see blue sky and no rain.
Secondary spider and tube undergoing polishing at Lewis Paint Incorporated.
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