ST 76.2mm f16.5 refractor
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:22 AM
Looks a beauty!
I hope the weather co-operates for first light.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:23 AM
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:52 PM
It has different tube clamp and finder scope from the model that Jules has.
The model that Jules's has were made from 1970 onwards.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
I have ordered some tube rings for it, will just need clear skies
Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:13 PM
On mine it was bright shiney metal. When viewing the moon I noticed some reflections and a lack of
contrast when compared to my Towa 339.
I knocked out the old baffles, repainted the inner section with a darker black paint, put a new baffle system in.
The scope was then a match for my excellent Towa.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:38 PM
Yes nice scope the focusser knobs /large alumiminium are not origional and they are secured by allen headed bolts also not origional ,does it matter ? not really most telescopes get upgraded over time ,it's what you see through the eyepiece that counts.
NIce scope! Interesting finder scope mount and I really like the large aluminum focus knobs. Looks a little more modern than most scopes I've seen on a mount from this era.
I have a prinz 660 old gold and still usable .
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:42 AM
Another little job i have done is to make a slightly longer dew shield, i used an old cleaned 3ltr coke bottle with some cutting to size so it slips over the original, then covered the outside with white sticky back plastic film, and flocked the inside, pics to follow
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