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#26 starman876

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

are those unitron legs on that mount?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:35 PM

No...they are origonal.
Ill post a better picture
In a little while.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

From a distance I thought they were. Very similar.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

legs

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:28 AM

well i really did not want to say on the net anything
about not being home but now that we are back i can say
how we bought this.
this popped up on the auction site last minute in Pa.
so patsy and i jumped in the car (She Drove) and
drove through constant snowstorms through 3 states.
a normal 7 hour drive took us over 10.
we called auctioneer and he agreed to hold off auctioning
telescope till we arrived.
patsy never did a lot of expressway driving and it was
very stressful for her.
we arrived at auction and registered and within 10
minutes they auctioned this telescope and only 2 of us
were bidding.
well i arrived bid , paid and left within 20 minutes.
as patsy does vintage and Victorian jewelry we
spent the whole weekend antiquing and shopping the Reading,
Harrisburg PA. area.
we ended up driving 1300 miles this past weekend.
4 tanks of gas and 2 nights in a comfort in plus auction
price, was it worth it...i have not seen but one other busch
telescope in these forums that i can recall so i think
YES.
i don't know the value of this one but i think it should
be comparable or slightly less than a 3" Zeiss telescope.
so few of these out there but i am still learning about
this one.
it has some dings in tube and someone glassed a strap on
mounting bar but i think it was used a lot and that tells me
optics are likely to be very good.
not bad for a 90 - 100 year old telescope.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

Brian, the cane is most unusual. Could you tell if its the same wood, finish, woodworking techniques as the tripod legs? Or is there a place made for it in the telescope cabinet? I just wonder if it came with the telescope originally, of if it might be an artifact of the long time owner? It certainly gives it an air or the late 19th century.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

same wood and finish as tripod.
i thought it might be a prop for tube but cant figure
how.
no spot in the case for it though.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Very, very interesting.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi,
the cane belongs not to the telescope. The Tripod is original. It is typical for these Preis-Fernrohre from Emil Busch. The optics of his telescopes are really good and are nearly the same as Zeiss.
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Martin
(who owned a Busch Preis-Fernrohr a few years ago)

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:30 AM

Lovely find, Brian. Congratulations on a rare and desirable telescope.

I see you have extension tubing. Looks similar to the "Erdansatz". They were used for correct upside-down earth observations. How do you get this focused? Can't wait to hear your observation report.



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 01:33 PM

Lovely find, Brian. Congratulations on a rare and desirable telescope.

I see you have extension tubing. Looks similar to the "Erdansatz". They were used for correct upside-down earth observations. How do you get this focused? Can't wait to hear your observation report.

 

I had a very similar E. Busch telescope, that came with a very cute eyepiece cap prism diagonal. I sold the kit to a friend and can probably get some images of it if you want them. It was a very nice little performer and you have a good find. They are uncommon here in the U.S., but show up in Europe periodically. Busch was not a terribly prolific telescope maker and not known for large observatory instruments, seemingly concentrating on the popular market.

 

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 03:13 PM

they are scopes that are very nicely made and have very good optics for their day.   I have a few of them and do like them.  However, they way they hold the objective lens assembly to the main OTA with three little screws is a bit terrifying and one wonders how they ever kept collimation.  



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:43 PM

The cursive Busch on the lens cap looks like the inscription on the lens cell of the transit scope I recently bought... Any record of Busch making a small (35mm) instrument for artillery?  The scope is as heavy as a miniature cannon.  Apparently the inscription was made after the brass cell was painted black to stand out.




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