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#76 starman876

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

http://www.thomassci...S?q=Rubber Bulb

This place also had other types of bulbs. What you guys think about the one in the link working for an shutter release bulb. I have no idea what size it needs to be.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

For some reason this OTA has holes and screws for the 8x30mm finder too.

Hi Jon,
I suspect that the 75 mm tubes were drilled for the 8 x 30 mm finder so that they could be used on the model 142 also. My model 145 photoequatorial also had holes and screws for the 8 x 30 finder. But since I had an extra set of 8 x 30 finder brackets, I put one on (albeit with a Criterion finder, until I can find a Unitron) :smirk: BTW, beautiful restoration job on your scope!!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:09 AM

Just one more picture of my 145. BTW, Jon, are you sure you don't want to find one with a weight drive :roflmao:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

I really think it is a beautiful scope. However, I think it needs one more finder scope.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Good point :smirk:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

:bow: Looks great astro...

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Thanks Brian,
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

could you tell me if there was ever instructions for the astro camera and where can i see it thanks bob

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Company seven website I think has one

http://www.company7.....html#operation

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

could you tell me if there was ever instructions for the astro camera and where can i see it thanks bob

Definetly one here . Look near the bottom of the page in the manuals section. Great site by the way in case you didn't know about it.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

:)nice telescope.. mines a earlier version. no rings . brackets bolted directly to tube and it has aluminum knobs/super focuser.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

:)nother view

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Inspiring restoration! No worthier a Unitron owner exists on this planet. :bow:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Thanks everyone. She is a beauty.

I really want to find one of the Deluxe focusers. Steve is killing me with the pictures of the one he just found. It looks like this focuser was optional even on the 145C prior to 1972. Then the 1972 catalog lists it as standard on a 145C.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Well, like Gerald said, my Unitron problems are just starting. And, like Steve (astro140), I couldn't just leave those 8x30mm finder mounting screws with nothing to hold so....I added an 8x30mm finder and brackets.

I had to think a bit about how to re-arrange things. This OTA is getting crowded. Since the 60mm guide scope has only one focuser knob on the right side of the focuser, I decided to move the guide scope to the right side of the main OTA and move the 10x40mm finder to the left. Everything seems a bit more natural to use this way.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Anyone notice something else new?

I placed a couple of ads looking for a 75mm Deluxe focuser and one nice CN member responded with one for sale. It has Italic lettering which was perfect for my 145C. Shown with the optional 1.25” / 0.965” reversible eyepiece holder.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

A shot of the Deluxe focuser on the left vs. the standard focuser on the right.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Another shot of the business end.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Sweet jon,
you can always turn that focuser
Knob around.. :roflmao:
I found that tripod nut if you still
Need it....just let me know and ill
drop it in the mail.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Nice looking scope. Looks like it is missing something. Cannot put my finger on it though. :question:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Brian. That 8x30mm has a good home.

I thought about turning the focuser shaft but I'm right handed anyway so...

That's great about the nut. We're talking about the round 1/4"-20 one that goes in the leg for the tripod tray right? You already sent me the hex nut up at the base of the mount. I do still need the round one. If you could send one that would be excellent.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

Nice looking scope. Looks like it is missing something. Cannot put my finger on it though. :question:


Thanks Johann.

What's it missing? Two Unihexes? Leg box? Duetron Model A? A 160 big brother?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

That's the one....looking around
For a bolt...there it was ....
Ill put it in the mail Tuesday.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Thank you Brian! One more item on this scope put back to the way it should be.






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