Sears color-coded eyepieces.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:20 PM
All in all,astronomy gear historically has been a bit bland.Sears light green tubes added a bit of distinction.Someday I hope to find the "big one" ,a Sears 90mm.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:18 AM
Large retailers often sell discontinued items very cheap just to clear the space;or else they smash and trash the items and write them off as unsaleable goods for tax reasons.I once had the rather upsetting job of destroying tens of thousands of dollars of perfectly serviceable goods that the management of a very large retailer "wrote off";no one was permitted to have any of it for personal use.And I know a fortune 500 company which routinely sent its 2 year old computers to the landfill and monitored their burial!Much good stuff is deliberately wasted every day.
So I really applaud the companies that give customers a chance to buy drastically marked down items.
I personally get a "kick" out of restoring or using some old well-designed item.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:21 AM
The manual states only five eyepieces supplied:
K 22mm green 64X
HM 12.5 silver 112X
HM 9 blue 156X
HM 6 red 233X
SR 4 black 350X
No mention of a 6th for the white port. 18mm would be 78X
Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:34 AM
So why not a Uni-Sears-A-Pent? You know they could have slipped a 16.3mm Galoc between the 22mm and the 12.5mm and made us all so VERY happy! Oh well, at least I can stop looking around here for a missing Sears ep!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:40 AM
I thought Spacey was a little too much so I put Glowy in her place.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:08 PM
I always thought those were some cool classic eyepieces, Nice eyepieces Terra.
I always like the old eyepieces and the color coded Sears were my favorites. Not quite up to the Naglers in terms of all around performance, but you could take them apart and put them back together on a regular basis without a PhD in probability theory.
Simple is good.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:42 PM
There in the display case was this unit with typical reasonable price, and it just happens to be the one I didn't have. I'm tickled yellow. The glass is excellent.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:10 PM
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