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#1 bierbelly

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Where is the thread? Any space left?

#2 peter scherff

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

Classic telescopes at NEAF

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

Thanx, I thought it was moved over to this forum.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

Preston ,

So how are we doing?????

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Just got the list from Preston..... :jump:

WOW I cannot wait! I know which one I want .....

#6 Preston Smith

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

Here's a teaser....

Remember the Unitron Ads we all used to dream over in Sky & Telescope? At NEAF, you'll have a chance to see FOUR Unitron Equatorial Refractors.

A Two Inch
A Three Inch
A Four Inch
..... and yes, A FIVE INCH!

Napkins will be available at the display to prevent drooling on the scopes.....

(Approval has been received from Peter Indrigo of Unitron USA to post a picture of the vintage Unitron Ad).

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#7 bierbelly

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

There's still a Unitron company?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

There's still a Unitron company?


Yes, but they no longer make telescopes. Just microscopes.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

There's still a Unitron company?


Yes, but they no longer make telescopes. Just microscopes.


Nerds

#10 Preston Smith

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

quote][quote name="bierbelly"][quote]There's still a Unitron company? [/quote]

Yes, but they no longer make telescopes. Just microscopes. [/quote]

Nerds [/quote]

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

They used to make Binoculars , once upon a time also.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

You mean Unitron will display classic telescopes at NEAF?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

You mean Unitron will display classic telescopes at NEAF?


Collectors from the Cloudy Nights Classic Telescope Forum are bringing their own.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Thats great! Maybe I will see old Edmund 6" f8 reflector that I used years ago! I heard and see photos of famous Unitron telescopes and now I will have chance to see real scopes!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

Greetings Folks!

Here's the latest update on what will be on display at the CN Classic Scope Display! Please stop by!

I will be on the road at 0600 tomorrow morning heading North to NEAF! :jump:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

Very cool! I'll have to make sure I take a break from running the CN webcam to come see those. This was a great idea you Classics guys had! :D

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

I forgot about the display, and moved my '81 C5 (S/N 724) to storage at Deerlick... :p

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

Rusty, Be sure to pop in their booth. I was telling Preston all about you and told him to find you at NEAF. Yes, it was all good.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

Very cool! I'll have to make sure I take a break from running the CN webcam to come see those. This was a great idea you Classics guys had! :D


Looking forward to meeting you and Rusty face-to-face!

The idea sparked into a firestorm - and now here we are traveling to NEAF to show our vintage scopes!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:31 AM

This was great idea-- nice work and thanks to Preston & all involved!!!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

This looks really amazing! Can't wait to see what you have there. I will be stopping by for sure. I've been doing amateur astronomy for about 7 years now. I have a comfortable setup for myself, and I'm finding myself drawn to the history and classic era more and more. Can't wait to see the display.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:27 AM

I took this picture yesterday during setup.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Aww what s setup! I am so bummed out that I cannot be there with my best friends and being with Preston again and just drooling over the Unitrons! :bawling:

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

Wow! What a day! We had no idea that so many attendees would be coming through our booth! It was non-stop!

Here's a picture of the display and those who contributed to making it such a success!

left to right:

Bruce (bendab): Tasco 15TE
Gerald (gelkin): 3" & 2" Unitrons, 8" Criterion
Preston (Preston Smith): 4" Unitron, 6" Criterion, 60mm Monolux, Questar, Edmund Voyager
Mark (Napersky): 90mm Sears
Tom (bierbelly): 8" Vega
Peter (peter scherff): Tele Vue MPT, Coulter 100, Satellite Scopes
Jon (PiSigma): 10" Cave, 8" Celestron

Second Row:

Peter (pbealo) 6" Fecker, Porter Garden Scope

Not in Picture:

Alan (Gone caving): 1878 William Short Gregorian

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:20 PM

This was a really great exhibit. I really liked touching and seeing the history there. It's amazing how much things have changed, and yet how much they are starting to go back to the way things used to be. A great piece of history, and an intriguing exhibit. Thanks to all who helped bring this to us!






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