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#1 droid

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

Did galileo scopes ever come out with a zoom??? I recently came into a zoom ep at a yard sale, the seller said he thought it might have come with his sons galileo scope.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:10 PM

Seems Google has the answer to your quest:

http://www.telescope...leo68mmto16m...

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:17 AM

Hmmm, this is what I got?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:20 AM

Goes from 20 - 37 - 45 - 52 - 60 on the numbers, I assume that's the focal length?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:23 AM

Goes from 20 - 37 - 45 - 52 - 60 on the numbers, I assume that's the focal length?


The numbers indicate the resulting magnifications when used with a particular telescope (most likely a spotting scope).

The typical focal lengths of these zooms are somewhere between 24-8mm and 21-7mm.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

This is a Synta-manufactured zoom found on many inexpensive spotting scopes. Obviously, it is threaded into a 1.25" adapter instead of being threaded into the scope.
The 20-60 magnification range indicates it probably came on an 80mm scope, like a Celestron, SkyWatcher, or Konus.
There is an indeterminacy to the focal length, but it's probably either 7-21 or 8-24mm.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:24 PM

Thank you Don , appreciate it. Not sure why the guy told me it was from a galileo brand scope. But doesn't matter, it actually performs fairly good in a 60 x 700 refractor.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

It maybe made by Synta for Galileo?
Sure looks like it when you zoom in (twice) on the pic ?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:52 PM

That's a Synta scope, also sold under the Konus label.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:04 AM

Ok thanks guys I think my question has been answered as best it can be. I will take it out and do so magnification comparisons to my regular eps and ascertain which it is , Im guessing its maybe 7 to 21, but will see.

Thank you Don, I didn't know who else to ask that would know.

And thanks to everyone who replied.

In any case for a buck at a yard sale, hey I couldn't go to wrong, lol.






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