When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
Quote:I'm beginning to think that the child may not enjoy using this old-school scope after all when compared to the electronic ETX.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:I found a 60mm refractor from the early 1960's in great condition for only about $250, and purchased it, intending to restore it for the child. ...The restoration has come along nicely ...
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote: Having said that, an old-fashioned long-focus 60-mm refractor will handily beat the short-focus ETX-70 for lunar and planetary observing.
12" Harden Optical "Bubba"
16" Meade Lightbridge "Beached Whale"
70mm ETX-AT "Peashooter"
& a slew of EPs, Baaders, Meades,a lonely Nagler ,Star party specials-GSO's and TMB's
...It is better that my wife knows the VALUE of my equipment than the PRICE of my equipment.
Quote:Hate to pour water on the parade but that sort of money was way to much for the 60mm scope,DA.
Quote:Quote:Hate to pour water on the parade but that sort of money was way to much for the 60mm scope,DA.
I don't think you're taking into account the collectible value of a 50 year old classic scope in excellent cosmetic and running condition. People will pay more for a single modern eyepiece.
Quote:Larry:I thought it probably used a tangent arm. I like the enclosed gear designs. Many of the classic scopes of the era used open worm gears. Any idea who actually made the mount?Jon