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#1 apfever

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

It's been snowing for a while here. I just stepped out with a hot tea with honey and WOW what a night sky. I was a bit taken back. My first thought was setting up, but then I just started looking. Couldn't beat the field of view, probably about 120 degrees AFOV, bino vision. Then it hit me that these aren't discussed much. This set is vintage 1950's. To be honest, I may knuckle under to the millionare set up since I heard all 7 of the sisters calling me. Must admit, it was an awesome tea.

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#2 Preston Smith

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Did you do a star test? :roflmao:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

Pinpoints at low power.

#4 Preston Smith

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Excellent! Sounds like those peepers are keepers!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

Preston if you and I had a mop like that we could become "bush" buddies huh? :lol: :lol: Mike

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:51 AM

Nice Classic(s)! One of mine have developed a flaw in the center, something called central serous retinopathy. It's supposed to go away after 9 or so months, but it's still there. Not whining, still got one good one to work with!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

I consider my classic's more of a monocular as the left side is useless for star gazeing.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

My set (late sixties) have quite a bit of astigmatism, though that's easily corrected. I did complain to the manufacturers but they told me to clear off and stop being so ungrateful :)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

It's been snowing for a while here. I just stepped out with a hot tea with honey and WOW what a night sky. I was a bit taken back. My first thought was setting up, but then I just started looking. Couldn't beat the field of view, probably about 120 degrees AFOV, bino vision. Then it hit me that these aren't discussed much. This set is vintage 1950's. To be honest, I may knuckle under to the millionare set up since I heard all 7 of the sisters calling me. Must admit, it was an awesome tea.


Wow great condition too. Did you get these off the "bay" or CL?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

thanks to this thread i have dated mine back to hampshire england 1964, they have never been dropped or scratched, are multi coated in a lovely blue colour, working just fine but require a bit more "out focus" these days

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Must be very late 50's Neil. Excellent condition. Nice find. My outfit is certified 55. Excellent color correction and sharp as a tack at infinite. Requires extra back focus up close though. :lol:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Preston if you and I had a mop like that we could become "bush" buddies huh? :lol: :lol: Mike


Heck Mike, I'd be happy with 25%!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Well, well, well. I knew we'd get a celebrity member here one day. Everybody join me in welcoming our new member, Huey Lewis!

#14 Martin Lyons

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

That's news.....

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

I have a similar set of mkI eyeballs, dating from early 1960, not in great state at the moment, requiring adaptive optics or a corrector plate to achieve focus, separate sets for close computer and distant viewing.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

Have you got the cases and caps for those Mk1s?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

Looking good Neil but looks like you need a little more aperture. :grin:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Did they ever bring out a H-alpha version of the Mk1?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

I have a similar set of mkI eyeballs, dating from early 1960, not in great state at the moment, requiring adaptive optics or a corrector plate to achieve focus, separate sets for close computer and distant viewing.
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you have Hubble???

#20 Spyke

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

No, he doesn't have Hubble, silly! Hubble is still available - see:
http://www.firstligh...ctor-telesco...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

I take it shipping is UPS - Next Day Suborbital?






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