JoeRBiker Chicagoland USA 1979 Cave 10" F5 Celestron Orange Tube C8 Celestron Omni XLT 150 Meade ETX 70
John Higbee Tasco 60mm 5VTE Refractor - 1964 Edmund 4.25" f/10 Palomar Junior Reflector - 1967 Celestron C8 "orange tube" SCT - 1976 Zhumell Tachyon 25x100 binoculars (2010) w/ Petersen Engineering E-Z Binoc SuperMount - 2013 Edmund Spilhaus Space Clock - 2010 Cave Astrola 12.5" f/6 Reflector - 2012 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope - 2012 Meade ETX90EC - 2013 Meade ETX125PE UHTC - 2013 Towa Model 305 Refractor (60mm, f/15) - 2013 Tower Royal Astro Refractor (76mm, f/16) - 2014
I want to do more then just look.
Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Brian Even a broken clock is correct twice a day
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
Albert RV6's Celestron Ultima 2000 Royal Astro's Lafayette's 1950's 8" f/9 Edmund/Parks Newt 6" 1950's Edmund WF Newt Tasco 8V Coulter Odyssey 10
Vixen Custom 80M
Sans & Streiffe No. 612 76.2mm x 1250mm
Coulter Odyssey 13.1"
SkyWatcher 8" SCT
Criterion Dynascope 10
1967 Scope Orbit 60mm X 700mm
Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
Quote:The scope is currently in the possession of a fellow enthusiast in Portland OR.
Quote:Very nice work Fred!
At $125 for the 3" refractor it was all the bang (and a few dollars more) for the buck than my family could afford but somehow I got it. That was 1966 and when "show and tell day" arrived in 7th grade I was ready with my awesome Edmund 3" refractor. Of course the presenter ahead of me was Dale Rowzee who brought his 3" Unitron to school that day. Oh well so much for my wow moment and what was a 13 year old doing owning a Unitron anyway... Jerk! ?
I recently snagged a 3" 60's Edmund Objective, and a 1.25 prism diagonal unused from the 1960's. Very fine stuff! I'm just sorry it took me nearly 50 years to realize how good this Edmund stuff really was! At the time I yearned for flexible cables, .965 eyepieces, and an adjustible tripod. While I was hangin' with some of the best I didn't even know it.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
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
http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
I own one half of a 42 year old Atco 10x50 binocular. I threw it at my brother in 1975 and broke the other half so I took a hack saw and turned it into a monocular.