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Offline Brass_Machine

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Awesome machined telescopes
« on: June 25, 2016, 02:29:44 PM »
I have picked up a new hobby... gazing at the stars and planets through a telescope. I just recently picked up a 4.5" newtonian that does what I want at the present moment (at least until I get aperture fever!)

But, while I was shopping, I found these amazing works of art!

Moonraker Telescopes





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Offline DMIOM

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 04:29:58 PM »
a bit shiny? - needs a good lick of blackboard paint  :coffee:

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 11:01:45 PM »
Very nice  :drool: but out of my price range. I guess I'll just have to make do with my 90mm goto mak to watch the moon and planets.
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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 11:07:19 PM »
Isn't there some sort of rule against machinery porn on here? ;)

Beautiful piece of shiny metal.  Do they work as well as they look?

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 02:15:54 AM »
"New Age refractors" what they have been smoking? I don't like bling, I don't like diamond encrusted DOHA style. To me the design looks like some engineers vomit. I can't tell anything of utitility or quality of that product, because I know absolutely nothing of it. Just that looks is not inviting to use.

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 03:15:54 PM »
Pekka,

If you read the write up in the link you may change your mind.

By your logic, a woman can't be both beautiful and smart at the same time.

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 04:20:58 PM »
Nope, we just have different taste.

I like tools simple and utilitarian. I never would wear too gauldy glasses for example.

My wife wears black or white (they are not colors) clothes, but she is pretty and smart.

What can I tell? I'm not taleban. I just said that I don't like the looks of them, but if someone likes the bling, I totally understand. After all we are odd bunch. Are we?

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 05:56:32 PM »
I love the shiny stuff....  :)


 I always remember these when someone talks about bespoke telescopes...Love these  :bow:    Wish I could afford one  :jaw:
http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,31.msg51.html#msg51



If Chuck wants to PM me with a cost for a little one in wood I'd definitely consider it  :thumbup:




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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 03:07:30 AM »
Ralph,
    I looked at your linked posting. In a word, Brilliant.
    Thanks for the link. Often these old inks get forgotten or just plain not seen by recently joined members.
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Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

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Re: Awesome machined telescopes
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 03:51:17 PM »
No Worries John,


Happy to point out stunning work :-)



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