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#26 Jim Curry

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:44 PM

Those old Unitron ep's are certainly classics.

Here's a collection of the only 1.25" Unitrons I've seen other than the 40mm. Not as old as the beautiful .965's but might squeak into the classic category.

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#27 Dave M

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:51 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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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:17 AM

These came with my late 50's Selsi-branded Asahi/Pentax.

They are good, but my somewhat newer Vixen orthos outperform them.

Te interesting thing is the 5.3mm in the lower right, I haven't seen any other 5.3's....

As received, they had been taken apart and randomly rebuilt, it was a puzzle to get them all back to working condition.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Criterion EP's, an (original?)EDS Corp VT, and a 32mm surplus military erfle

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:58 AM

Two Goodwin resolving power lens in originally shipped box.
One is obviously well used, the other is like new.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:59 AM

another view

BTW; the piece of wooden ruler is to push the lens elements in the body to change magnification!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:49 AM

My only two "classics" would be my 12.5mm Pentax Kellner (.965), amd my 7mm Meade RGO. Unless you consider the T1 Naglers "classics".

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

T1 Nagler is certainly a classic. Here are a few of mine.
Huge one is from the 70's and is a Nagler like EP 70-75 degree field about 28mm FL. The 9mm Swift Huygens is very good in my long focus refractors. The three Asahi Pentax are not that clean but produce nice images too. The larger 1.25" is a military plossl that is very good.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:26 AM

I'll get out my Orthos later.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:43 AM

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


Nice set !!
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:35 AM

My brass Dakin Barlow. I've yet to pin down the vintage, but unconfirmed reports put it at early 70s. Not sure what the EP is.

I've yet to put either in a scope. Bought the barlow because I knew Ralph. Great guy.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:44 AM

Nice set !!
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

Some older Brandons

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

I have several vintage .965 eyepieces, including:
Circle T AH 20mm (original with my c. 1959 Tasco 12TE)
Celestron 12mm KD ortho
Celestron 9mm ortho
Celestron 6mm KD ortho (not pictured)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:06 PM

Some Celestron volcano tops

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:09 PM

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#42 actionhac

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:15 PM

This one is from my 1966 Harmonic Reed Newtonian.
Adjustable focal length, you slide the "booster" lens in/out of the eyepiece to the numbered graduations and the magnification is given in the manual.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:04 PM

I love recycled posts :lol:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:25 PM

Is that a telescope or an oboe "Harmonic reed newtonian"

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:28 PM

Its similar to a Gilbert.
Harmonic Reed Corp. also manufactured the Spitz Jr. Planetarium.
I always thought the adjustable eyepiece was a great idea. Harmonic Reed probably thought it was a great idea too only one eyepiece was necessary in the kit.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:47 PM

I guess when it comes to classics, this one might fit the bill. It's not all that old, but you can't get them anymore. It was designed for the highest quality planetary imaging. When I first saw Saturn snap to focus with this eyepiece and my C-11, I think I spent the next 10 minutes just repeating, "Wow...wow!" Nothing compares to the high power view I get from this eyepiece.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:49 PM

Here are some .965 Celestron/Vixen Kellners and Orthos

Does anyone know the vintage of the more stylized 'Celestron' logo?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:30 PM

A few knickknacks

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:19 AM

A white Sears eyepiece anyone?
Will we ever know the secret of the capped white port?

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:18 AM

Nice box with Steinheil eyepieces.
Not the best quality eyepices but excellent in combination with the original 95mm Steinheil refractor.

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