12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
Quote:Well back in the early 1970s I had one, but that was 40 years ago, my memory says it was very good, but we all know how " the good ole days " memorys work, hehehehe
Quote:I do own a 1960s Towa (distributed by Lafayette), and this has glorious optics. It easily outperforms a very nice 90mm f/11 achro that I have. I'm trying to line it up with any sub-90mm ED doublet, and my money is on the Newt.
Quote:Id like to hear about any reviews or storys about these scopes. By some accounts the mirrors were apparently mass produced so only average, by other accounts they were very good.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Thanks Rod, I actually had posted this link above, but thats cool, got an oppotunity to reread the post.I still get a chuckle about the part where you forgot to remove the scope cover....and I thought I was the only one who did that.
Quote:Shane; were any of your observations through an 11TE? if so , would you mind sharing them, and or your impressions?
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:I know the Towa is supposed to be a spherical mirror, but my 11TR is really good. looked at the intra and extra focal images again and it's hard to tell the mirror is not parabolic.......I would dare say this little Tasco could embarrass some 2-3000$ APO's at 1/50 to 1/100 the price?
4.5" f/10 A Jaegers Homebuilt Refractor,12"GSO f/5.3"Reflector,10"Meade LX-50 SCT, 8" Hardin f/6 reflector Yulin 5"f/9 refractor, 4.5"TASCOS Luminova,11TE-5 & 11TR Lunagrosso reflectors,Cel.100mm Reflector.3" Tasco 3TER 700mm 76mm reflector, Tasco 10TE 76mm 1200mm f/l Refractor 60mm TASCO 7TE-5 1000mm f/16.7 Refractor 60mm TASCO 9TE 700mm f/l refractor 60mm TASCO 9TE-0 710mm f/l Refractor www.vega-sky-center.com
Quote:Shane , your right, its ringer for an 11TE-5, NICE RIG
Quote:I do have some experience with these scopes a while back I rebuilt one for a donation project, it was quite literally a cloudy nights project.The lady and her husband were thrilled to recieve it.I star tested it, it was a decent performer, but was always destined to move on to a good home, and it wasnt my 11TE5 from the 70s, lol. http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=classics&...
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
Quote:Advice on where to find decent .965 eps?I have one Faworski 16.8 mm ortho here.And the scope comes with a 6mm ortho plus a H20 ep.