Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
Quote:Rob black would be awesome. I don't see why not since you need to paint it anyway. White letters?Robert
Quote:Rob, I like the black idea too. I'm building a 6 inch F10 this summer and I plan on having a rolled and riveted seamed sheet metal tube made for it at a local HVAC place and then painting the tube gloss black (flat black inside of course).Terra
Quote:I've got one of these fine scopes, too. My mirrors are visiting Majestic, right now, but should be back soon. I'm wanting to spruce up the paint; but I thought some trim rings might dress it up even more. Do any of you know where I might find some to fit? My scope will be 36 years old this summer ! P.S. I'm trying a gray color paint from PlastiDip - hoping it won't show my finger prints so much
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
Quote:I'm wanting to spruce up the paint; but I thought some trim rings might dress it up even more. Do any of you know where I might find some to fit?
Quote:Scott does beautiful work. I especially like his tube repair technique in that thread.Rob the wrinkle black can sure hide manufacturing marks and etc. I think most are unpainted. I would be tempted to fill the imperfections rather than remove a lot of metal.I overhauled my focuser today. Very nice unit, cast iron and brass, precision and square to the tube.I was lucky I could remove the red paint from the focuser without attacking the wrinkle black. I even have red on my diagonal mirror! Earle!
--Dawg, the Russell "Akita mani yo." Observe everything as you walk. (--Lakota) Celestron Celestar 8 Standard SCT, f10 Celestron C80ED ref., f7.5 Celestron 80mm Wide View ref., f5 Orion 120ST ref., f5 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, Newt., f8, (c. 1962) Sears Discoverer 60mm ref., f7, (c. 1973) Celestron Ultima DX 10x50 Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Tasco 7x35 wide
Quote:Its heavy but it does tend to counterbalance the tube with the mounting rings close to the middle which is nice.The focuser is great I like it. It reminds me of the 40's technology rather than 1959 when the RV-6 was introduced.The Dynascopes used something very close looking, not sure if it was cast iron.I don't see how the RV-6 focuser could ever wear out I don't think it would be possible.Robert