Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Show me an aging Greek and I'll show you the Nick of time.
Quote:That's cool David, we have Hobby Lobby where I live. I'll check 'em out. Thanks
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
Quote:Careful what you entrust to them! "Craft" boxes are glued together with thin-ply - and usually equipped with flimsy, pinned hinges...
Quote:I found one yesterday at Michaels Crafts that is almost exactly the same size as the Unitron six eyepiece box. The sides are 1/4 inch thick and the joints could easily be strengthened with small brass wood screws. It was 3 bucks with brass hinges and a very nice brass clasp. Not having a box for my Unitron eyepiece set which I have just completed, I got it. I am going to polyurethane it and felt line it. Any thoughts on how to make the platform with 6 one inch holes to insert the eyepieces in? The interior dimensions are approximately 8 long by 2 1/2 wide by 1 3/4 deep (inches). BTW I was told that an original unitron box costs as much as the set of eyepieces
I want to do more then just look.
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sheet Metal Worker/Welder Indiana Astronomical Society 6" f/10 home brew dob, Quantum 4, 90mm Apex Mak, Criterion RV-6, Criterion RV-8, Coulter Odyssey 1 13.1", Meade 16" Lightbridge, Sears Discoverer 4-6305A, Manon 60mm (The Marsha Scope), Towa 11T, Tasco 10TE