Modern eyepieces in a vintage 60mm?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:52 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:03 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:15 PM
Thank you Darren. It was a .96" Japanese Standard.
You could have used a hybrid diagonal that fit the 1.25 inch eyepieces and the 0.965 focuser. Or maybe you could have swapped the 0.965" visual back for a 1.25 inch.
But as Darren said, just about any modern eyepiece would provide a much better view.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:52 AM
Yep, back in the day, there were good/excellent EP's available in the then standard .965 barrel size...... and there are still some good ones made, but not many. Used ones still appear in the classifieds, and over time I have assembled a nice set of orthos and Kellners for my vintage 60mm scopes - I like the look of skinny EP's on skinny scopes.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:53 PM
Thank you all for your suggestions. After 43 years, my rekindled interest in this scope has taken me by surprise. Especially considering how intensely I disliked it. But this is the scope that I found Saturn with all by myself. I still remember my cousins gasp at the eyepiece when I showed it to her. She exclaimed, "It's real!" "It really has a ring around it!" Pretty heady stuff for a 6th grade boy.
To the best of my recollection it came with 4 eyepieces. A large yellow one with a K designation, then an H, then an R, the worst of the lot being the SR 4mm.
I guess it's OK to take a long, slow look back...after all, this is where it all got started, many, many years ago.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:02 PM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:51 PM
As a kid I spent countless hours studying the University Optics catalogs and drooling over their orthoscopic line. I never stopped wondering how much they might have improved the views.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:09 PM
Unfortunately, the scope has passed away many years ago (it was mostly plastic, except the objective), but the memories are still with me. I saw countless things with it.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:45 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:57 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:05 PM
(Top row: 25 mm H. 18 mm K, 12.5 mm K, 9 mm Sym, 7mm Sym)
(Bottom row: 40 mm Mono, 5 mm Ortho, moon filter, sun filter)
*Sun filter for display purposes ONLY!
Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:24 PM
Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts and (pics)!
Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:10 PM
Here's a link to that post.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:28 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:43 PM