Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Roberto Botero Kent, UK
Quote: Why not call it an Edmuntron?
Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
Shane in black-zone New Mexico
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
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:Greg,Good way to look at it!I repair, restore, resharpen, and regularly use, classic, vintage, and antique hand woodworking tools.......and the same questions plague tool guys. Often, it's a question of are they going to live in a tool cabinet or on a shelf? Same with scopes.....R
Dave in West Michigan Tasco 10te (1959) 76.2x1200mm Tasco 7TE-5 60x1000mm f16.7 Meade 2045 sct Meade 312 80mmx900 (Japan) Polarex 114 60x900 Jason 313 SYW Yamamoto 60x900mm Orion 10 Inteliscope Dob, Nexstar C6, 102, and 80GT, Ultima C8, Coulter 8 dob, Meade ETX80, LXD75 Pentax 12x42 DCF, 16x50 PCF, Swift 8x40 Pentax ist DSLR, Canon sx110
ATM Nut. My builds: 6" f15 Refractor Big GEM mount 12.5" Homemade Newt Projects in the works: 16" F7.2 Reflector
I want to do more then just look.
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:Since the scope is all classic parts it's truly a classic. Rich (RLTYS)
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
4.5" f/10 A Jaegers Homebuilt Refractor,12"GSO f/5.3"Reflector,10"Meade LX-50 SCT, 8" Hardin f/6 reflector Yulin 5"f/9 refractor, 4.5"TASCOS Luminova,11TE-5 & 11TR Lunagrosso reflectors,Cel.100mm Reflector.3" Tasco 3TER 700mm 76mm reflector, Tasco 10TE 76mm 1200mm f/l Refractor 60mm TASCO 7TE-5 1000mm f/16.7 Refractor 60mm TASCO 9TE 700mm f/l refractor 60mm TASCO 9TE-0 710mm f/l Refractor www.vega-sky-center.com
"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:What do we call this type of scope?It never was a production scope. It was assembled entirely from off the shelf parts back in the late 60's early 70's.Its not a Frankenstein because the parts are not from corpses or donorscopes. Its not a mutt or purebred because it never had parents.Not really a ATM scope because nothing is handmade.Its just assembled from finished parts from makers who made parts and no finished telescopes.Its like when you go out for dinner to a buffet, you are building your own dinner, it is not on the menu, it has no name. What should we call this type of telescope?
Quote:What should we call this type of telescope?
Meade 628 Celestron C 4.5 Tasco 7T (Royal Astro) Tasco 7TE (Royal Astro) Tower 6335 76mm, 1200mm (Royal Astro) Eikow 77mm, 1000mm Carton 60mm Unitron 60mm Bushnell Sky Chief III (SLR) Edmund 3001 1970 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe Meade 300, (T)
Quote:What do we call this type of scope?
It never was a production scope. It was assembled entirely from off the shelf parts back in the late 60's early 70's.
Its not a Frankenstein because the parts are not from corpses or donorscopes. Its not a mutt or purebred because it never had parents.
Not really a ATM scope because nothing is handmade.
Its just assembled from finished parts from makers who made parts and no finished telescopes.
Its like when you go out for dinner to a buffet, you are building your own dinner, it is not on the menu, it has no name. What should we call this type of telescope?
Quote:Btw. interesting active regions at the western rim on the sun this weekend ...
Quote:I call my mutt The Kludgescope! -Tim.