Many of us who have been around for 30,40 or 50 plus years in the hobby. As such most of us old timers have at one time or another built a refractor using Jaegers components. For me I think four is the number though there might be another. Anyway I could'nt pass up a scope stuff sale a couple of years back and bought a 5" f5 jaegers objective with the intent of one last build. Sheldon F. actually had an empty 5" apogee ota that he sold cheap so aside from the rings and dovetail I had everything I needed,tube,cell,baffles and focuser.I got some rings and a dovetail off of amart and was ready to go except for one thing,time.I could never find any.After sitting for over a year in a closet I finally gave the components to my winter observing pal and fellow cnighter Claude Roy. Claude and his wife travel to our part of the world every winter from Canada and does most of his years stargazing from November to May here in Florida.Sure enough,in less than a month,Claude dropped off his Jaegers build while on his way home. He asked me to test it for him while he was away.I finally put it out on a mount tonight and it started me thinking about how many of these and other sizes and fls are out there.Heres a pic of Claude's build and another of one of mine from back in the late 70s. Anybody else?
Edited by mdowns, 05 August 2014 - 07:31 PM.