Jules. Tal 100RS Skymax 150 pro mak 6" f5 pds newt Swift 839 vintage frac HEQ5 syntrek and lots of lovely ortho`s
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:You have found one great scope. I don't believe Swift became Takahashi, rather Swift bought components from Tak (they originally made castings for optical companies). At some point,Takahashi started making complete scopes. The earliest Swift scopes are from 1960. I have an 831 from 1960 and it is a great scope with great optics. It's very much like the earliest Taks, so there might be some connection, but I'd not go so far as to say Swift became Takahashi. Enjoy that scope.
Old guy looking through some nice old glass at the wonders of the night sky, weather permitting, !! If I have not looked through it, I can't comment.
Quote:Now that's an interesting photo !is that a ''sky domes'' dome on you site ?
Is that what it was called !, (or your name for it)
apart from mine (white) and a green one yours is the only
other one I have seen, from what I can gather made in the west country
by a boat builder, very well made and better than what's available now, barring £££££,