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#1 starman876

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

This came in the mail a couple of weeks ago. Love these little scopes. Kind of nice. Complete scope in a box with decent optics.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:38 AM

Lovely piece of kit! Have you had it out in the field yet?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

Beautiful little scope.
Was my first Polarex when I was 12 years old.
great find

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

great little scope for moon viewing.
also makes a good addition to ones collection.
do you have the 740.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

Nice, enjoy!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Had it out one night and was impressed with the 50mm optics. Good views of the moon and even could see banding on jupiter.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

Brian, I do have a 40mm. Will have to check which model it is. Hope the sky clears for you to enjoy the Zeiss.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

What I really like is that the finder is on a swivel mount and can be used on either side of the scope.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Johann, what a cool little scope. Totally complete and looking brand new. That is mint! What a fun little grab and go. I didn't realize that they also made a 50mm, I was only familiar with their #740 as a sub-60mm offering. 700mm is a nice focal length. My Mayflower 60mm has that focal length and it gives a great view of Jupiter with. 5mm eyepiece. I was able to see at least three of the smoke clouds that Shoemaker-Levy left on Jup' back in 94.
People so underestimate the ability of small scopes with really good optics.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

That is a cool little scope, should be a nice moon observing scope. I Wish ide get stuff like that in the mail. :grin:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Terra should be taking pictures soon of something she got in the mail :shocked:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

they made a 740, 750 and 760. all 700 mm focal length scopes.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

That's a great scope. It's the sharpest small refractor I've ever used. It excels at lunar and solar views (with either Baader film or a Herschel wedge). The plages and filaments really pop out. The double stars are also terrific - I routinely split Rigel with my #105. It's my most used scope and it sets up in about 5 seconds. I wish they would have left the same flipping viewfinder on the newer 105's - that's a handy feature. A 2" f/14 scope doesn't know the meaning of CA.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

"Terra should be taking pictures soon of something she got in the mail"

How uncanny Johann, you had that down to the minute :bow:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

You should see my xtal ball. It is a new advanced model with WI FI :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Brian, I do have a 40mm. Will have to check which model it is. Hope the sky clears for you to enjoy the Zeiss.


was a mistake lifting that ota yesterday...woke up this morning and could not move....trip to the ER was in order.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Wow Brian. Sorry to hear that. Hope you are OK.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Nice! Nothing wrong with small. Unitron 127 42mm...

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

Those little ones are so cute and such a nice addition to the collection.
Johann that looks like the Colorado one. Nice deal shipped and all. My clicking finger was twitching bad on that one. Just say no. :lol:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

It is amazing on these deals. My brother always told me.

you snooze you loose.

If you want it and the price is right you got to pull the trigger.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

Where did you find it Johann? AM? I'm a cheapskate and won't pay for AM. I wished I would have gotten the 740 that was down in Louisville a couple of months ago. I knew the shop and went down to see my daughter but I stayed away from there 'cauz I needed to save some of my money for Christmas presents. It was complete and they wanted 3 bills for it. Oh well
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

I found it on AM. I think most people were trying to see if they could knock the price down. I thought it was a very fair price and just said I would take it. That was all it took and a few days later it was at my door step. I have always considered fair market value of what I buy. And if someone is asking below fair market value I do not haggle with them. I just say I will take it. There are enough people looking for Unitron gear and if you see something at a fair price you would be a fool to try and get it for less. There is always the next person waiting in line eagerly hoping you will not take it.


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