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#301 LarsJ

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:13 PM

OK, here goes my first foray into the world of classic telescopes. Picked this up today for $75.00 at a little shop in Milwaukee from an ad on Craigslist. It's a Tasco 7TE-5, serial 960997 in near-mint condition. Nothing is missing as far as I can tell. The glass looks perfect. Can't wait to try it out, but it's storming here in Northern Illinois tonight.

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#302 LarsJ

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

:)WOW! nice and a bargain:)

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

I have a really uneasy feeling that this could become addictive...there's something about walking out of a shop with a deal like this on a beautiful scope that is intoxicating.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:42 PM

I have a really uneasy feeling that this could become addictive...there's something about walking out of a shop with a deal like this on a beautiful scope that is intoxicating.



NO! It is not addictive. I only have 28 classic scopes.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

There is no use fighting it. It's an almost incurable disease. Nice find Lars.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:58 PM

Charlie, I see you recently picked up one of these pretty little scopes....congrats! BTW, my parents and sister live in Raymond. Is that close by?

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:25 PM

Lars, thanks for the pix - and the serial number! She's been added to the Registry. Congratulations on your excellent buy!!

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:18 AM

Raymond is about an hour east of me. I used to live in Portsmouth, which is much closer to Raymond. The 7TE-5 is a great scope. The mounts on these 60mm scopes are much more stable than the similar mounts on the 3" scopes. You'll have a lot of good viewing with that scope. Nice to know there are still some of these treasures to be found and brought back to a useful life.

#310 John Higbee

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:40 AM

Beautiful scope, Charlie! Congratulations!

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:51 AM

Unbelievable, Tom! How do you find these beauties??

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:29 AM

Nice, great find Lars, seams there's alot of great deals in
Milwaukee, too bad there is a big lake between us. So so
close but yet so far.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

I have a really uneasy feeling that this could become addictive...there's something about walking out of a shop with a deal like this on a beautiful scope that is intoxicating.


Nice find and a great scope Lars! And that uneasy feeling, most of us have felt that and once you do it is too late! ;)

#314 LarsJ

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

Bob, where is this registry of which you speak?

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

Lars,

Nice Find :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

On Yahoo Groups --> Classic Telescopes --> https://groups.yahoo...telescopes/info

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:47 AM

Here is my Shrine Manon 60/700..Great mount that I find much better than my Unitron alt/az. Optically equal to a Unitron 60/900.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:07 AM

I found this in a basement, while looking at Craigslist furniture. I noticed the box first and then the scope.  I'm new to this, but it's pretty great (I think)! I want to repair the box, which has broken latches and peeling wood veneer on the bottom.  All in all for $25, not a bad deal to get started in astronomy (again after a class in college).   ;)

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:14 AM

Polarex, 100mm f/15 photo equatorial (Unitron 155)



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:17 AM

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:56 AM

As the proud owner of an Asahi Jupiter (pictured in earlier post to this discussion), I need to replace some parts on the box. Both latches are trashed and the exterior laminate on the box is coming off.  Is there a source for parts that anyone with more experience than I have (which would be ANY experience) can point me to?  Thanks in advance.  My 1st priority is replacing the latches. Then I'll worry about the cosmetics of the wood.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:25 AM

As the proud owner of an Asahi Jupiter (pictured in earlier post to this discussion), I need to replace some parts on the box. Both latches are trashed and the exterior laminate on the box is coming off.  Is there a source for parts that anyone with more experience than I have (which would be ANY experience) can point me to?  Thanks in advance.  My 1st priority is replacing the latches. Then I'll worry about the cosmetics of the wood.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

Polarex, 100mm f/15 photo equatorial (Unitron 155)

Beautiful telescope Mitsos!!



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:33 AM

This is me sitting on a 6 foot step ladder contemplating the gear mesh on the recently re-mounted equatorial head on my restoration project, a Warner and Swasey 9.5 inch mounting from 1916.  The tube hasn't gone on yet.  I'm still looking for a suitable lens 10 inch or so f/15 if anyone has one in their closet

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:42 AM

Here is my son David trying out the Zeiss 130mm alt-az I recently restored for a friend.  We tested it on the double-double in Lyra and it split the pairs with plenty of black between.  I had bought a Zeiss eyepiece turret for another scope, but it fit this perfectly, so it has a new home.  A nice set of parfocal eyepieces all ready is the way to go.

Alan

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