Charlie NR1Q - Retired USAF Optica b/c 76x1200, Swift 831, Sears 6339-A, Sans & Streiffe 618, Mayflower 816 Astro Optical S5, Monolux 4380, Space Scope 60x910, Tasco 7T, Aerolite 859, HyScore 417, Manon 60/700 Cartonesque 60x1000, Sears 4451, 6331, Tasco 9VR 50mm HyScore #457, Unitron 105, Tasco 66TE, Tasco Terrastro 50/600, Tasco Deluxe 50/600, Bushnell Space Rover 50/500 40mm Asahi Jupiter, Astro Optical R-41, 40mm SPI #523 Optica b/c LN-4E
Quote:Here is a photo of two of the "space knobs". On the left is the original and the newly painted one is on the right. The match is excellent.
Brian Even a broken clock is correct twice a day
"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:Not only is the color great, but the knob feels new because of the texture. Of course Rustoleum will probably discontinue this paint now.
The Tasco Answer Man
Quote:Oops. I didn't notice the color on the back of the can. It's Autumn Brown.
Cave - 1976 10" Custom Deluxe, 1977 8" Light Weight Deluxe, 1955 6" f/4 RFT
Unitron - 155C, 1960 142, 1970's 128C, 1954 128, 1960 114
Swift 1962 831
Monolux 60mm altz
Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Quote:I'll be glad to get you some measurements this evening when i get home Charlie. It does all fit in the box.
"keep looking up"
Quote:CharlieLooks like the tripod measures 2 1/4" across, made from 1/2" material and is 1 1/2" deep. Hope this helps.
Quote:what types of things did you do to rebuild the box. I have a similar plastic handle on the box of my Sears 6333 but it is broken on one side. I wish I could find a replacement. but I also want to refinish the box too.Phil
Those handles are hard to find, but one source might be old saxophone or trumpet cases. Some of them are very similar.