1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:Closeup of the Brandons...
Quote:Now THAT puppy is MUCH BETTER than if it had turned out to be a Meade RG!
Quote:I could be way off here, but it looks a little tiny bit more refined than a homebuilt made from components from elsewhere. Translated into English: It looks like it was made by some limited-production outfit for someone in particular.
Quote:Do you know who the original owner was???
Quote:And now... ...and the more I cogitate and compare, the more goosebumpy I get for you:...I bet it's an early Schaefer, or a scope based on his designs to some degree. Check out the pics on this page for comparison: Bill Schaefer Project This is cool!
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" f 10.6 AP Refractor ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm Over 5500 posts prior to the CNC on 03/14/14
Quote:That's one fine scope. I agree with Clint, ATM from an Aircraft machine shop man. Too big for a "lunch box special" though.Perfect example of someone just not satisfied with what money can buy.Robert