Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Celestron C8 Registry
"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard
Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
Charlie NR1Q - Retired USAF Optica b/c 76x1200, Swift 831, Sears 6339-A, Sans & Streiffe 618, Mayflower 816 Astro Optical S5, Monolux 4380, Space Scope 60x910, Tasco 7T, Aerolite 859, HyScore 417, Manon 60/700 Cartonesque 60x1000, Sears 4451, 6331, Tasco 9VR 50mm HyScore #457, Unitron 105, Tasco 66TE, Tasco Terrastro 50/600, Tasco Deluxe 50/600, Bushnell Space Rover 50/500 40mm Asahi Jupiter, Astro Optical R-41, 40mm SPI #523 Optica b/c LN-4E
"A telescope is either good or cheap, not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!
Roberto Botero, Kent, UK
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
5" F/9 1st-gen "blue" AP StarFire on Dobbins GEM Mount 6" F/15 J.W.Fecker Refractor on - I'm not sure yet 5" Classic Orange C-5 - with lots of old stuff 10" Meade DS-10 - w/LEATHER end caps 12" LightBridge - extensively moded Jason 60mm Discoverer Model 313 Meade ETX-90EC with Autostar Way too many other 60 mm's Fujinon 6x30 FMTR-SX bino 8' Exploradome with Bay 1st Gen Smoothies - All 5
Too many scopes, not enough time...
Michael Creature of the night. Asahi Jupiter (60mm f=800mm) Skywatcher Dob (200mm f=1200mm) ST 80 (80mm f=400mm) PST Ha Solar (40mm f=400mm)
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Being satisfied with what we already have is a magical golden key
to being alive in a full, unrestricted and inspired way " -- P.Chodrön
My small astronomy tools:
Quote:Magnificent scope! Communism had its problems, but it's interesting to see what those societies got right. Children pretty much universally attended summer camp, which was good for their growth, despite the "Young Pioneers" programming. East German schools taught astronomy with these beautiful Telementors, although it must be said that these scopes were made by a company scavenged from the pre-War West. The country was an economic disaster, yet look at these good things they tried to do for their children. Their hearts were at least partly in the right place. Terra, that scope is in the right place now, in your living room and under your skies.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:My hunch was right when I saw the post. Yes, they are well made like a BMW telescope. One of the few scopes I would really like to own. Enjoy that scope. A guy from my home town had one, used it a few times. Looked just like yours!
12" DSH 8" f/4 Vega MakNewt