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Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope?

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#1 bierbelly

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Indicated as Japanese made.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

These do appear to mount quite differently from anything I've seen...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

must be shear hell looking straight up with that scope

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Yeah, not to mention needing a step-ladder for checking out the ants! :lol:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Keith had / has? an Orbit scope, 2nd down on this page. Made by Towa - circle T.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

You ask have I ever heard of the Orbit brand? Yes I have. :grin:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

These do appear to mount quite differently from anything I've seen...

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If you turn the tripod upsidedown, then the focuser would be right side up.

#8 Larrythebrewer

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

I have an SYW "Orbit", its actually very nice, also haven't found much on these either, especially on an equatorial mount, here's mine. Though its hard to tell in your photo, the mount in yours looks similar to a Lafayette. Isn't your photo from a craigs list posting?

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#9 Larrythebrewer

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

obligatory tag photo, unsure of the age of mine, however it has a wooden accessory tray

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#10 Larrythebrewer

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

folded up & stored & in its case

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Pretty scope. The color scheme is very similar to my Sears #6344.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

I have an SYW "Orbit", its actually very nice, also haven't found much on these either, especially on an equatorial mount, here's mine. Though its hard to tell in your photo, the mount in yours looks similar to a Lafayette. Isn't your photo from a craigs list posting?


Yes, but it's gone. :bawling: Looked like a promising piece.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Check our clearance, Clarence. What? Roger, Roger. Huh? What's our vector, Victor? Huh? What?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Nice Larry,

I have the smallerized version...

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