36.4mm to 1.25" diagonal to 6" Dynascope
Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:22 AM
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:57 AM
"tile guy" (dark side element) was pretty sweet. I'm feeling good that this was a find, not a pick-a-part find, but some new old stock. I like the diagonal and fondly remember it coming with my Edmund 3" refractor. I'm thinking a very nice classic connection to my current scopes that accept the adaptation. Here is the Vixen adapter and Edmund diagonal in a Lafayette Arcturus.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:03 AM
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:53 PM
do those have the saturn logo on them.
As in a set of five Galoc's?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:03 PM
Nice find. I love good prism diagonals. I'll take one over a mirror any day on a long FL refractor.
Me too. I have so many .965 diagonals of substance, but till now nothing but a lightweight hybrid to hold 1.25" eyepieces.
Just handling this diagonal brought back a nearly 50 year old memory of using my Edmund 3" refractor to observe (in an averted vision sort of way) M-57. Not what I expected... no central star, and no crazy colors. Disappointed I trained the scope on e Lyrae. It must have been the most calm atmosphere ever in SoCal. Perfect airy discs, the slightest scintillation in the diffraction rings. I probably spent 3/4 of an hour just falling through space that night.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:13 PM
Did you get a Criterion Dynascope?
Wow, you are good!
And I wasted my morning taking photos to present the reverse strip tease... You know a declination axis lock knob here, a feather boa there. Oh well now I'm released to do real stuff like going to the dump to recycle and mop the floor, do a few loads of wash... Thanks Ducky
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:31 PM
I can only imagine what this would be worth had it been a Chevy Bel Aire in like condition.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:06 PM
The experience in the Yahoo group is so... OK what I'm going to say is... the experience here on CN with photos and linking so easily done it makes for a fantastic, so rich of an experience. The Dynascope group is so different, and perhaps I haven't learned how to use the site yet. Over there it is like writing a Western Union Telegram back in the day. stop. I could use their help but I am not sure I can communicate without :photo: anymore. stop.
If this Dynascope is anywhere near what was advertised in 1957 I'm stoked...1/20 wave optics. One owner and I got to meet him. Retired pediatrician, the most awesome 70 year old! Physically fit, sharp of mind, firm on the selling price. Well 2 out of 3 ain't so bad.
nice endcaps, dust caps.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:03 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:21 PM
Yes, but two counterweights shy of yours. It was only an hour drive away. As much as I miss the anticipation of the UPS guy, the strapping tape and packing peanuts all over the place, this guy is HEAVY (compared to my RV-6)! Glad I could look/buy/and haul on the same day and save the shipping costs. A few years ago I "won" a maybe 1980's RV-6 on eBay for $160. Afterword the seller apologetically re-thunk the shipping at $180. I could have bailed on the transaction then but wanted to try it out, so I paid up. I gotta say these scopes with the mirrors are pretty amazing. Kinda ugly but still optically amazing
The afternoon I chose to go see/buy/haul this telescope was on a Monday. I had been sick over the weekend with a respiratory flu and while feeling somewhat better chose to take a rare sick day from work. By the time I made contact with the seller it was getting late... and cold. The OTA only fit in my car if I removed the roof. Honda Del Sol's are great in the summer, but...a mid 30's drive home only extended the sore throat for a week. Small price to pay.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:43 PM
The seller included a Goodwin Resolving Power Lens with the telescope. Perhaps more interesting than the Barlow itself is the eight pages of typewritten instructions than it was rolled up in.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:47 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:59 PM
8 pages of instructions for a Barlow? What could it possibly say?
Oh pretty much everything!
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:30 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:43 PM