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bierbelly
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Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012
      #5158890 - 04/06/12 10:16 AM

Where is the thread? Any space left?

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peter scherff
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5159027 - 04/06/12 11:34 AM

Classic telescopes at NEAF

Peter


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bierbelly
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5159060 - 04/06/12 11:49 AM

Thanx, I thought it was moved over to this forum.

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Gone caving
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5159219 - 04/06/12 01:21 PM

Preston ,

So how are we doing?????


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Gone caving
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5166491 - 04/11/12 08:27 AM

Just got the list from Preston.....

WOW I cannot wait! I know which one I want .....


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Preston Smith
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5166725 - 04/11/12 11:26 AM Attachment (53 downloads)

Here's a teaser....

Remember the Unitron Ads we all used to dream over in Sky & Telescope? At NEAF, you'll have a chance to see FOUR Unitron Equatorial Refractors.

A Two Inch
A Three Inch
A Four Inch
..... and yes, A FIVE INCH!

Napkins will be available at the display to prevent drooling on the scopes.....

(Approval has been received from Peter Indrigo of Unitron USA to post a picture of the vintage Unitron Ad).


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5166751 - 04/11/12 11:44 AM

There's still a Unitron company?

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Preston Smith
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5166760 - 04/11/12 11:54 AM

Quote:

There's still a Unitron company?




Yes, but they no longer make telescopes. Just microscopes.


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5166766 - 04/11/12 11:57 AM

Quote:

Quote:

There's still a Unitron company?




Yes, but they no longer make telescopes. Just microscopes.




Nerds


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Preston Smith
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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5168391 - 04/12/12 12:04 PM

quote]
Quote:

Quote:

There's still a Unitron company?




Yes, but they no longer make telescopes. Just microscopes.




Nerds






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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5188676 - 04/24/12 06:56 PM

They used to make Binoculars , once upon a time also.

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: droid]
      #5190297 - 04/25/12 05:16 PM

You mean Unitron will display classic telescopes at NEAF?

Edited by Illinois (04/25/12 05:17 PM)


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Illinois]
      #5190499 - 04/25/12 07:19 PM

Quote:

You mean Unitron will display classic telescopes at NEAF?




Collectors from the Cloudy Nights Classic Telescope Forum are bringing their own.


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5191394 - 04/26/12 10:24 AM

Thats great! Maybe I will see old Edmund 6" f8 reflector that I used years ago! I heard and see photos of famous Unitron telescopes and now I will have chance to see real scopes!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Illinois]
      #5191545 - 04/26/12 11:50 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

Greetings Folks!

Here's the latest update on what will be on display at the CN Classic Scope Display! Please stop by!

I will be on the road at 0600 tomorrow morning heading North to NEAF!


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5191694 - 04/26/12 01:20 PM

Very cool! I'll have to make sure I take a break from running the CN webcam to come see those. This was a great idea you Classics guys had!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Steph]
      #5191796 - 04/26/12 02:13 PM

I forgot about the display, and moved my '81 C5 (S/N 724) to storage at Deerlick...

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5191887 - 04/26/12 03:12 PM

Rusty, Be sure to pop in their booth. I was telling Preston all about you and told him to find you at NEAF. Yes, it was all good.

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Steph]
      #5192104 - 04/26/12 05:25 PM

Quote:

Very cool! I'll have to make sure I take a break from running the CN webcam to come see those. This was a great idea you Classics guys had!




Looking forward to meeting you and Rusty face-to-face!

The idea sparked into a firestorm - and now here we are traveling to NEAF to show our vintage scopes!


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5192985 - 04/27/12 07:31 AM

This was great idea-- nice work and thanks to Preston & all involved!!!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5193586 - 04/27/12 03:15 PM

This looks really amazing! Can't wait to see what you have there. I will be stopping by for sure. I've been doing amateur astronomy for about 7 years now. I have a comfortable setup for myself, and I'm finding myself drawn to the history and classic era more and more. Can't wait to see the display.

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: tomchris]
      #5194380 - 04/28/12 05:27 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

I took this picture yesterday during setup.

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: bsim]
      #5194635 - 04/28/12 10:16 AM

Aww what s setup! I am so bummed out that I cannot be there with my best friends and being with Preston again and just drooling over the Unitrons!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5195690 - 04/28/12 10:37 PM Attachment (212 downloads)

Wow! What a day! We had no idea that so many attendees would be coming through our booth! It was non-stop!

Here's a picture of the display and those who contributed to making it such a success!

left to right:

Bruce (bendab): Tasco 15TE
Gerald (gelkin): 3" & 2" Unitrons, 8" Criterion
Preston (Preston Smith): 4" Unitron, 6" Criterion, 60mm Monolux, Questar, Edmund Voyager
Mark (Napersky): 90mm Sears
Tom (bierbelly): 8" Vega
Peter (peter scherff): Tele Vue MPT, Coulter 100, Satellite Scopes
Jon (PiSigma): 10" Cave, 8" Celestron

Second Row:

Peter (pbealo) 6" Fecker, Porter Garden Scope

Not in Picture:

Alan (Gone caving): 1878 William Short Gregorian


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5197526 - 04/30/12 12:20 AM

This was a really great exhibit. I really liked touching and seeing the history there. It's amazing how much things have changed, and yet how much they are starting to go back to the way things used to be. A great piece of history, and an intriguing exhibit. Thanks to all who helped bring this to us!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5197632 - 04/30/12 02:19 AM

Quote:

Wow! What a day! We had no idea that so many attendees would be coming through our booth! It was non-stop!

Here's a picture of the display and those who contributed to making it such a success!

left to right:

Bruce (bendab): Tasco 15TE
Gerald (gelkin): 3" & 2" Unitrons, 8" Criterion
Preston (Preston Smith): 4" Unitron, 6" Criterion, 60mm Monolux, Questar, Edmund Voyager
Mark (Napersky): 90mm Sears
Tom (bierbelly): 8" Vega
Peter (peter scherff): Tele Vue MPT, Coulter 100, Satellite Scopes
Jon (PiSigma): 10" Cave, 8" Celestron

Second Row:

Peter (pbealo) 6" Fecker, Porter Garden Scope

Not in Picture:

Alan (Gone caving): 1878 William Short Gregorian




It was a great display. I'd seen many of those models, including the Porter Garden Scope, before but, as far as I can recall, Saturday was the first time that I laid eyes on a Tele Vue MPT.

Dave Mitsky


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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5198475 - 04/30/12 03:36 PM Attachment (198 downloads)

Great to see classic telescopes and I dont know about SEARS refractor! Here's picture of me and Unitron 4" Refractor!

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Re: Classic telescopes at NEAF 2012 new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5202970 - 05/03/12 12:01 AM

You know that Garden Scope really intrigued me. I spent a lot of time looking that that design, and thought it was just such a cool idea - such an elegant piece!

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