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#51 TCW

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:21 PM

I have noticed some people call the early blue tube scopes Odyssey 2 while the later ones are called Odyssey 1. Is this correct and if so why did Coulter name them this way?



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:50 AM

The Odyssey models get a little confusing, but covered well in here:

http://www.telescopebluebook.com/

Look under >reflectors>Coulter Optics



#53 Mr Magoo

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

The Odyssey models get a little confusing, but covered well in here:

http://www.telescopebluebook.com/

Look under >reflectors>Coulter Optics

I would take issue with one statement on that page. The author states, " All Odyssey telescopes were constructed of painted Sonotube placed on painted particle board boxes." My 13.1" Odyssey 1 was purchased in 1980 and is all plywood construction. No particle board at all. 



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

I have noticed some people call the early blue tube scopes Odyssey 2 while the later ones are called Odyssey 1. Is this correct and if so why did Coulter name them this way?

I have owned the Odyssey Compact 10", Odyssey 13.1" , and Odyssey 2 ,17" I wish I would have never sold the 17, It was just SOOO Heavy, it was ALL I could do to get it loaded up by myself,  2 objects that stood out for me were M57 the center Star looked like a Spot light! and the Owl Nebula, It was a whole new experience with it!

Then I would use an off axis Mask of close to 6" and Planetary-Doubles were perfect!

I have since traded a C8 for a Meade Starfinder 12.5" with a superb mirror. It is great but does not compare with the Coulter! (except for Planetary at full Apeture)

Cheers All



#55 Chuck Hards

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:55 AM

 

The Odyssey models get a little confusing, but covered well in here:

http://www.telescopebluebook.com/

Look under >reflectors>Coulter Optics

I would take issue with one statement on that page. The author states, " All Odyssey telescopes were constructed of painted Sonotube placed on painted particle board boxes." My 13.1" Odyssey 1 was purchased in 1980 and is all plywood construction. No particle board at all. 

 

 

I have seen some Odyssey scope rocker boxes that are made of OSB (Oriented Strand Board).








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