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#1 Olivier Biot

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:23 PM

Zeiss Telementor

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#2 Mr Onions

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:41 PM

Brilliant article and wonderful photos.
When I was thinking about perchasing my TV Oracle 3 from Osborne Optics back in 1988 they had the Telementor for sale as a lower cost alternative to the TV scopes.
Lower cost but obviously by your observations a wonderful performer.

Great article.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:22 PM

Great article and wonderful pictures, PJ!! Thanks!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:32 PM


I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. I am very fond of this little Zeiss. I have only had the pleasure of looking through one and I can vouch for the nice contrasty views.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:03 AM

Fantastic write-up and photos!

I have one of these little devils, but have no idea where it fits into the classification scheme. It has the extended tube/hood, both aiming sights are part of the tube, and it still has the original Zeiss dovetail. It came with a two inch Wyorock focuser installed on it, so I have no idea what the original focuser was.

At any rate, the views are very crisp and have a definite snap to them -- color is not an issue at all. You notice immediately that there is something just a little bit different about the view in these things.

John :refractor:

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:28 PM

Nice review PJ, I have the Telementor 2 and it is a great
little scope. On double stars it is wonderful.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

PJ, that's an excellent and beautifully illustrated article you wrote - almost makes me want to own one of these.

One question though, how did you come to own five of them? Did the first four not measure up?

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:34 PM

I have just read, and really enjoyed this article. Having seen references to, but never seen this telescope design in person or properly described it was a pleasure to learn more about its inception and design revisions.

Thank you


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

Hi guys. I have been away at GLSG (Great Lakes Star Gaze) for a few days and didn't know that they had posted the article.

Thanks for all the positive comments.

PJ, that's an excellent and beautifully illustrated article you wrote - almost makes me want to own one of these.

One question though, how did you come to own five of them? Did the first four not measure up?


Mark: The first two I owned were custom OTA's with the Telementor lens and cell, the next two were Telementor-II's and the last one is a Telementor-I. All had excellent optics. The reason for selling and buying was to improve in originality or condition only. The Telementor-I that I have now is in like new condition and I also like the style (looks) of the Telementor-I over over that the Telementor -II, but it is only a personal preference, YMMV.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:43 AM

Article well done with great layout and photos!

Couldn't have been better.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:27 AM


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:33 AM

Nice informative article PJ. I'm still having a ball with the AS63/840, a truly wonderful scope.

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