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#401 actionhac

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 07:19 PM

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#402 mikey cee

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:16 PM

Quit doinkin' around Robert where's the scope!!  :p  :p  Mike


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:14 PM

Hey Robert,

 

After years ago exchanging some OTA's in the parking facility at Fort Lewis WA. swinging and aiming long focus refractors about while the MP Jeeps slowly took up positions and sharpshooters began appearing on the roof tops... That drawing doesn't look a bit like... oh wait I see it now... nice likeness! 

 

But like Mike said, where is the telescope? Man that MikeyCee guy is hard to please!


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#404 Vesper818

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:52 AM

My new-to-me Swift 838

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Theres a pic of me way back somewheres at the beginning of this thread. thats all the system could stand.


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#405 actionhac

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 11:15 AM

Hey Robert,

 

After years ago exchanging some OTA's in the parking facility at Fort Lewis WA. swinging and aiming long focus refractors about while the MP Jeeps slowly took up positions and sharpshooters began appearing on the roof tops... That drawing doesn't look a bit like... oh wait I see it now... nice likeness! 

 

But like Mike said, where is the telescope? Man that MikeyCee guy is hard to please!

Keith I'm sure the base went on alert that day!

Okay you guys heres an oldie from the files. This is when I owned the magnificent Coulter 17.5 inch. I never liked this picture much because I look all stressed out and like I'm in terrible pain and I'm not smiling. I am all stressed out and in terrible pain from dragging 300 pound bluey out into the driveway.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 06:19 PM

Last night, trusting the weather forecast, me under my Unitron 4" f/15 supported by my new Celestron AVX mount with legs fully extended.  Clouds dissipated, Neighboring Christmas Lights flashed and all worked out rather well with views of Mars, Doubles Cluster and a handfull of doubles.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:58 PM

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#408 Vesper818

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:27 AM

Wow 50mmf16! Do tell more!
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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:13 AM

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#410 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 06:31 AM

Love the blue color.  :waytogo:

 

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:47 PM

My neighbor thought I was drilling for oil in my front yard but no its just my Unitron 4 inch and Edmund Extra-Heavy-Duty :D

Do You  mind if I ask how long is the focal lenght of that four inch Unitron refractor?



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:49 PM

My new-to-me Swift 838

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Theres a pic of me way back somewheres at the beginning of this thread. thats all the system could stand.

 

The bad part of getting an 838 is that there is nothing left to look for in the 50mm scope panoply.  What a beautiful addition to your already impressive 50mm collection!

 

Charlie



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:33 PM

 

My neighbor thought I was drilling for oil in my front yard but no its just my Unitron 4 inch and Edmund Extra-Heavy-Duty :D

Do You  mind if I ask how long is the focal lenght of that four inch Unitron refractor?

 

I no longer own the Unitron but its focal length was 1500mm

The Edmund mounting will be with me until the day I die after that I don't know where it will end up but someone will get a beauty of a mount thats for sure.

Robert


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#414 Vesper818

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:46 PM



The bad part of getting an 838 is that there is nothing left to look for in the 50mm scope panoply. What a beautiful addition to your already impressive 50mm collection!

Charlie[/quote]

Its all good, Charlie! I am blessed and content, and desire nothing more than a few clear nights!
MERRY Christmas to all the Classy folks on this forum, and clear skies for the New Year!
Carol
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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:35 PM

 

 

My neighbor thought I was drilling for oil in my front yard but no its just my Unitron 4 inch and Edmund Extra-Heavy-Duty :D

Do You  mind if I ask how long is the focal lenght of that four inch Unitron refractor?

 

I no longer own the Unitron but its focal length was 1500mm

The Edmund mounting will be with me until the day I die after that I don't know where it will end up but someone will get a beauty of a mount thats for sure.

Robert

 

Thank You, Robert. I just asked because it is possible that I`ll buy a classic 4 inch refractor. So, the Edmund mounting must be excellent!



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 09:42 PM

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Thats a very rare Goto you have, do you know much about it? if I remember correctly is it a Telepac 60-AL? the Telepacs were made to specs set by the Ministry of Education in Japan and placed in schools, you didn't see many outside Japan

Robert


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:46 PM

Hi Robert. You're sharp. Yes you're correct. It's a 60AL. The OTA was previously white  with a long self-attached dovetail that slides through the mount.

The mount however lacks most of the bolts and tensioner.

 

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The OTA was all-metal and had a single focuser-knob. But the optics are sharp.


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:25 PM

I know a little about the Telepac 60-AL. Made for schools in Japan and introduced in 1967, discontinued around 1973 and replaced with the ST telescope line. ST's were discontinued in 1992.

Goto's are highly prized in Japan (and here too!).

 

Robert



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:24 PM

I know a little about the Telepac 60-AL. Made for schools in Japan and introduced in 1967, discontinued around 1973 and replaced with the ST telescope line. ST's were discontinued in 1992.

Goto's are highly prized in Japan (and here too!).

 

Robert

 

Hi Robert.

Here it is when it was white.

 

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