Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Hypotheses non fingo
Astronomy educator/Sidewalk astronomer
Owner of Astronomy Delight franchise
18 inch f4.42 Dob on eq platform w ST120 f/5 finder
12 inch Zhumell Dob
8 inch f/6.9 home made Dob with Seevers optics
William Optics red 10th Anniversary 80mm FD
C8 XLT on Vixen GPDX
26lb eyepiece box
Cernan Space Center astronomer
Member of Northwest Suburban Astronomers
Quote:Hi fellow Classics aficionados, I'm looking for suggestions here. I live in a 1927 craftsman bungalow and am looking down the road for a display scope for my collection that will fit the time period of when my house was built. Most of my classic scopes that I display in my dining room are 1960s vintage, though I do have some older vintage eyepieces. I'd love to get something pre WWII, preferably American made, and of course a refractor of approximately 2 to 3 inch caliber. I'm not interested in reflectors- just did that when I was too young to know better or afford better Any suggestions on what I might start looking for? I am in no rush.
ATM Nut.6" F15 Jaegers Refractor on Homebuilt EQ mount12.5" Homebuilt NewtProjects:16" F7.2 Reflector
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s