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#1 mustgobigger

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:09 PM

picked this up a few weeks ago and just put it together.
this scope has some interesting things about it.
in the pictures you will see compression eyepiece holder.
squared off mount.
the solar projection screen mounts where the finder goes.
the RA rotates with a knob from under the mount.
the porro screws to the focuser tube.
notice the slo motion controls.
one is flex and the other is a rigid rod.
and the counter weight is counter bored to slide down over end of shaft.
thei scope is in very good condition.
box is solid with some light scratches.
it came with 3 eyepieces and a barlow, and sun n moon filter.
here are some pictures.
any comments on age or carson in this era would be welcome.
no paper work came with but there are japan stickers
on almost all the parts.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:14 PM

little tag on foam says hole is for optional accessories
any one know what went inside circle

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:42 PM

Wow everything looks mint. Congrats!
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:47 PM

Outstanding Condition! :D
Great Catch Brian! :jump:

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:51 PM

I believe the hole in the foam if for an optional photo camera mount.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

thanks orion63,
that looks right.
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:57 PM

Really nice, great condition!

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:06 PM

Why do the photos look like the one I'm bidding on now? are you selling it already?

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:28 PM

Brian: do you know if this telescope originally came in that wooden box?
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:07 PM

hi okies and gonzalo,
i am selling because i need funds for bigger unitron parts.
(and The CFO Is yelling At Me to Clear The Basement out
some.)
parts fit wood box like they were made for it.
As Far As Fit They Must have Came In that box.
it looks like it is same vintage
there is some text on upper left inside of lid
and it says
S.K.W
SAKAMASA
TYPE-II
then a Big letter A under That.
ill post a picture.
it looks like it might be a import stamp.
i did a google and it is from Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
maybe thats why it does not have Japan on The Focuser Tag

it is a nice setup but somethings gotta give.
i put one of my unitrons up but i just could not sell it
so i have to think about it for a few days Again.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:13 PM

i did find a sakamasa plywood works in
SHIZUOKA, SHIZUOKA JAPAN link
might be where box was made.
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:49 AM

Does that nice green lawn come with the scope?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:43 AM

quote: Does that nice green lawn come with the scope?

no but you can have the grubs that attacked my front lawn over the winter.
bad spots all over.
i fired my lawn care guy because i paid him for grub protection.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

Very, very cool. I have always wondered about the history of this telescope. I have owned this very same scope for 30 years. I bought it from my friend who was the original owner. He recieved it as a gift from his dad in 1968 when his dad was working as a civilian for the defence department overseas in Viet Nam on some secret project.
We were just kids then. I saw my first deep sky object through that telescope and I'm afraid to say, I was bitten. It did indeed come in that wooden box with two layers of styrofoam that holds every thing in their place. Did your scope come with the original magnetic 2 AA battery light?
I still have everything that came with it including the .96 compression eyepiece holder, terestrial prism, solar shields, etc. Wonderful vintage scope now fitted for 1.25 eyepieces, it was like looking through a brand new 80mm scope.

This is my first post on this forum and what a great topic to get my feet wet with. Thanks guys.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:20 AM

Welcome Fred!

Great bunch of folks here. Lots to learn. Every day. We even have a little fun along the way.

Mostly at Preston's expense.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

MGB,

You posted a lot of nice shots of your COC but you failed to post a clear one of the focuser tag/label. I have the exact same scope and mount, or so it would appear, but cannot tell for sure due to lack of a clear focuser label shot.

Dude! Always post a clear clean shot of the focuser tag/label if you want good feedback.

Best regards and congrats on the COC. If it is as good as mine you have yourself an astronomical winner!

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:05 AM

db,
took a few but they did not come out real clear so i did not post them.
sold it anyway.
tag said
C. O. C. Astronomical telescope 60mm x 910mm,no Trademark.
sharp views but i did not like low contrast.
my 4" f/13 carton lens kicks, even mounted in a pvc drainpipe with no baffle's.
Brian

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:34 AM

Thank you, I appreciate the welcome.

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