Somewhere on IC 1574: Milky way ? We call that smudge the milk galaxy ?
Quote:A real "blast from the past".....thanks.
Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:I enjoyed the article and appreciate you taking the time to write and post it. I was hoping there would be more about the "RV" scopes and the Dynascope lines. By the way, much has been speculated about the meaning of "RV" and some suggest it was an acronym for "Real Value." Can you shed any light on this?
Quote:I purchased a D8 at W.H. plant back in the 70's and it was a wonderful scope. I guess I was one of the lucky owners, but the optics were great.I offen think of my 1st SCT and all the great views I enjoyed.
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
Quote:Great, great read. Thanks for sharing your memories and experiences.Cheers,Andy.
12.5 & 10" Dobs, 6 Small scopes, 2 Classic Scopes (Sears 60mm, Tasco 60mm), 8x40 10x42 10x50 12x50 15x70 Binoculars
Job 9:9 He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Psalms 147:4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
Quote:Wow Gil, what an unexpected surprise your article was! Great reading on a rainy night here, beautifully written - thanks!
Quote: My parents bought me a RV6 in 1974 after I drooled over the ads over the months leading to the purchase.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Quote:A most interesting read addressing the company's background and evolution from a personal perspective. And I must add that my connection with Criterion products dates almost from their beginnings in the telescope business as in my youth I was the proud owner of one of their very early 4" alt-az head Dynascope Newtonians, the first scope the company ever offered, back about 1956-57. I still have its optics around here some place.BrooksObs
10"f5.3 Newt (homemade) 8"f6 (hm)8"f7.5 (M Harry mirror) 6" f8 Newt (hm) 2 4.25"f11 Edmund newts. 4.25" Schief (hm) 5" D&G Refractor 5"Celestron MakCass, 6" MakNewt Intes optics,6" f10 MakCass Intes optics several small refractors 90mm, 80mm, 60mm
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)