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60's Tasco Equatorial Refractor
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Poster: ngc6475 (see all of this user's photos)
Description: This is a Japanese-made 60mm f/16.7 refractor on a very nice EQ mount. The paperwork included with the setup has a copyright date of 1966. It came equipped with a sunscreen, erect image porro prism, engraved setting circles, 3x barlow, and three eyepieces. The lens cell has collimation screws and a nifty metal lens cap with a little handle. Even the finder scope has a metal lens cap painted to match the scope! It all packs into a solid hardwood cabinet.


Registered: 11/17/2005
Posts: 12604
I have this exact scope as a finder on my big 6"f/15.
It gives very clean, sharp images.
Your's looks great.

Fri Dec 2, 2005 6:54pm
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Darren Drake
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Registered: 10/9/2002
Posts: 2718
I used to have one. It had nice optics.
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:12am
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Registered: 7/8/2004
Posts: 27
I bought one just like this in 1972 & still own it. It is a sweet scope & I have a photo posted of it in the classic scope section of Cloudy nights. Real good optics in the one I have that's why I've kept it all of these years. You are very lucky to own one in such beautiful condition!
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:10am
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Registered: 7/10/2011
Posts: 1248
Old school. It makes me always happy to see one like this.
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:04am
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