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#1 SDStargazer

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:56 PM

How about "Classic" Eyepieces, here or the eyepiece forum?

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

Okay, I'll start.
The eyepieces in the top row are the ones that came with my 1950's Unihex - H25mm, K18mm, K12.5mm, Symach 9mm, and Symach 7mm.
The eyepieces in the bottom row are the ones that came with the Unitron 114 (I also have the 18mm)and have the Italic "Unitron" printed on them.
Can someone tell me the history of the two types. Which are older, better, etc.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:44 PM

Do you know what the K stands for or the H?
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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:51 PM

That much I know. K for Kellner, H for Huygens, Sym.Ach. For Achromatized Symmetrical. It's more the history of the two types that I'm interested in.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:55 PM

Thanks! Really appreciate your help, it gets me started.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

My first (and only) vintage eyepiece, passed down from my grandpa. Galoc 7mm Ortho. A very sharp eyepiece and great on the planets.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:24 AM

Nice! really like the logo.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:33 AM

I have 2 sets of what I consider classic eyepieces. These Unitrons are from my circa 1955 4" 155.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:35 AM

And this set of Meade RGs that I put together over the last few years.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:37 AM

I have a boatload, Most are just the sets that sold with the old scopes I collect.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

Beautiful eyepieces!
So, we have Unitron eyepieces with straight "Unitron", Italics "Unitron" and no "Unitron".
Is someone here familiar with the dates and differences in these 3 types? Just curious.
Thanks,
Bob

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:02 AM

And this set of Meade RGs that I put together over the last few years.

Geez Steve they are beautiful. I have a recent 10.5 and the 20mm widefield...and love them

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:19 AM

Meade RGO's are very nice. Have a 28mm I bought new in 78. I opened up the field stop a couple mm on the lathe and it's still sharp at the edge. The 10.5 and the 7mm are some of my go to planetary EP's
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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

Here`s a mint set, minus the 4mm, of Univeristy Optics Professional series Ortho`s / mushroom tops. The 16mm was a Konig. These came with a mint C5 Sandcast i picked up a couple years ago, a nice bonus to the scope :)

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

16.3mm, 7mm Galoc`s

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

Flagship eyepiece to my Masuyama collection, very very rare eyepiece.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:15 PM

A few of the other Masuyamas, also have a 10mm not pictured.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Nice Galocs! My grandpa bought those two Galocs back in the 60s and enjoyed both of them. After a while the cement came loose on the. 16.3 and he removed the problem element. He still has it, but it doesn't work very well anymore.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

Good subject Justin. Lately I've been gripped by classic eyepiece searching. :lol: Just finished out the Galocs recently. By chance I stumbled onto the 4mm a couple years ago and that's what started it. :tonofbricks:

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

Oh yea University Optics pro series flat tops and Konigs too. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

Thanks! Justin

Gerald, its an addiction :grin:, Nice Galocs

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

My set of Meade RG`s

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

The 10mm Masuyama

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

I posted this pic on another thread here about whats in your case.I choose the pieces I use the most and if you look close there are several classics including 4 meade RGs,9 TV smoothies,4 UO flattops,etc.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:06 PM

Flagship eyepiece to my Masuyama collection, very very rare eyepiece.


I'll bet that Masa is your best "bud" scopeside.

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