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Post a Picture of You and Your Classic Scope Pt.2

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#501 Masvingo

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 12:50 PM

Great photo Dimitris, nice to see some of the rarer Celestron items.  

 

I see from your signature that you have both the 8 and 5.5 inch cameras.  Do you still use them?  It would be great to some pics taken with them.

 

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

Hi,

thats me (pic taken on my wedding day) with my C11 riding the modern EQ-8. On the C11 OTA a classic Celestron Pacific Schmidt camera enjoys the hi tec ride.

 

Regards

Dimitris

Athens Greece.

 

You two make a lovely couple!


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:12 AM

A little over two weeks ago I was auctioneer at the 35th SJAA astronomical auction in San Jose, Ca.  I started making my first telescope in 1967, (a six inch F/8 ) and completed it in 1968 in time to be used as my 8th grade science fair project.  The mirror kit came from Optica B/C in Oakland Ca.  I remember well the visits to the store and seeing the telescopes they had for sale. Priced WAAAAAYYY beyond my reach.  Flash forward to two weeks ago.  At this auction was a very dusty (about 1/4 inch layer on the mirror) Optica six inch reflector.  I was the successful bidder and have spent my time since cleaning and restoring this object of a 13 year old desire!  The mirror cleaned up and is in perfect condition.  The back is inscribed Sept 10, 69  . Attached File  LN6-E.jpg   35.3KB   6 downloads


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:15 AM

I believe this is also a Royal Astro LN6-E and Optica was the importer.Attached File  Optica Label.jpg   28.36KB   3 downloads



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:20 AM

   One more shotAttached File  Optica Mount.jpg   23.33KB   4 downloads


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:13 AM

Superb scope! Yes, an Royal Astro LN6-E.  I have the LN4-E and LN3-E.  I had the chance to get a LN6-E and I stupidly passed it up.  There was a thread a while back on a magnificent LN10-E.  Nice to see you even have the clock drive.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 07:06 AM

Here's my most recent find a 1975 Carton T-630. This is a 60mm F15 Carton in mint condition, even the Styrofoam trays, and it was complete except for the owners manual. I found that my Vixen 1.25" visual back fit it perfectly so it is converted to the bigger ep's. I've had it out and have been able to push it to 150x which works out to 64x / in of aperture.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 07:13 AM

Here's my other recent find. A 1985 Carton Mini 6 60mm F6 scope complete with the travel case, all acc. and the catalog and owners manual in Japanese. This one also accepted the 1.25" visual back.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

Niiiiiiiice!!    :waytogo:   Mike


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