clear skies and apple pies!
1964 Tinsley 8" Dall Kirkham 1950's Goto #103, 104-Sold, 106-Under construction 1920's E. Vion 45mm refractor 1979 OTI Quantum 6 Zeiss OEM-2 15" Discovery Tak FS-102 on EM-10 Mount Friends with a guy who owns a 9" AP Refractor-WOW
Quote:Hope the good little monkey has a good back!
Quote:That mount is massive. How is the condition? Does Everything work? Can it all be restored?
Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.
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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:I guess you dont need that cave now!
A few telescopes of dubious value. Understanding wife and two curious cats. "Semper ubi sub ubi"
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
Quote:Where do you keep them all?
Quote:I think what strikes me the most about it is the lack of plastic almost anywhere on the mount and related parts. Try buying an 8" scope nowadays for under a $1000 that isn't mostly plastic!
Quote:Those 1968 prices were pretty steep when I made $60 bucks per week working for General Telephone Co.
Quote:Well, for those still following this thread...From a 1972 Edmund catalog: amongst the advertisements for 2 Cans of Helium and 20 Ballons (No. 71,289 $3.00 Ppd), an Electrified Mood Light (No. 71,423 $9.50 Ppd.) and a Top Quality Electronic Calculator (No. 78,000 $199.50-Price Breakthrough! ed. note: basically a table-top ten key ) I found the following information about the 8" Edmund.The standard package included the OTA, pier and standard mount for $442.00 ($389.00 in 1968). With clock drive and setting circles, the price jumped to $498.00. The setup I have appears to be put-together from separately ordered items, though. These would have been the OTA only for $260.00 and the extra-heavy duty mount with clock drive for $191.00. A separate pier was also available, but the recommended pier was a 4" pipe mounted into the ground. Shipping costs for these over-weight items were paid 'collect'. Provided EPs were 6mm, 12.5mm and 25mm orthoscopics.The 6x50 finder and bracket were $45.95 if purchased separately. "Satisfaction Guarenteed or Your Money Back. Its Easy and Smart to Buy from Edmund."Keith
Quote:Did I ever git to see a pic of the new scope?
Quote:Quote:Did I ever git to see a pic of the new scope?See page one of this thread. Plenty of them there (you know me, always posting pics).Keith
Quote:Quote:Well, for those still following this thread...Just remember my friend...when you run outta room for the kids..I'll be more than happy to *house* any scopes you feel need protection... Ohhhh I don't know Rob... Likely he'll drop off the kids!
Quote:Well, for those still following this thread...Just remember my friend...when you run outta room for the kids..I'll be more than happy to *house* any scopes you feel need protection...
Quote:Ohhhh I don't know Rob... Likely he'll drop off the kids!