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:well, if you want one I have three. Two more than I need.
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
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"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:You need split ring pliers to remove the window. Look down ar the window and you will see the split ring. You can get the pliers at Sears. Do not attempt to remove it without proper tools. The mirror is held in the same way.
Quote:You need split ring pliers to remove the window. Look down ar the window and you will see the split ring. You can get the pliers at Sears. Do not attempt to remove it without proper tools. The mirror is held in the same way. [/quoteJust a follow up on my not at all classic recent Chinese made Astroscan. I wanted to remove the weight that was loose and smashing into the mirror at every opportunity. A very cheap pair of split ring pliers aka keeper removers. Of course the tips were...
1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
Quote:Without paper work is there a way to determine the country of origin or vintage? I found a sticker on mine saying made in China. I assume that makes it a pretty recent vintage. Were early ones made in Japan and mid life ones made in the US and then China? Does the dust cap indicate where it was made? Mine looks like this but there is a current eBay offering that has a different cap.