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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608912 - 01/06/13 05:34 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Guide Scope and mounts.

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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608914 - 01/06/13 05:34 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

The 3” OTA with focuser and solar rod mounts back on. For some reason this OTA has holes and screws for the 8x30mm finder too.

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PiSigma
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608915 - 01/06/13 05:35 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Main objective.

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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608917 - 01/06/13 05:36 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

3” OTA and cradle.

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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608918 - 01/06/13 05:36 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Lens caps and aperture reducer. The Unitron lettering on the 3” cap needs some help.

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PiSigma
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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608919 - 01/06/13 05:37 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

There we go.

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PiSigma
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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608922 - 01/06/13 05:38 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

All back together and standing proud. The unfinished box on the floor is a guide scope box that a friend of Steve’s made for me, copying an original guide scope box that Steve has. I still have to stain and finish it. More on that later.

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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608924 - 01/06/13 05:38 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Closer view.

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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608925 - 01/06/13 05:39 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

A few more accessories including a Herschel Wedge.

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PiSigma
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Loc: North Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608926 - 01/06/13 05:40 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

And the 220A Astro Camera.

That’s it for now. Maybe one day we’ll get some decent seeing down here.


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sgorton99
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Reged: 04/30/08

Loc: Wisconsin, Madison
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5608936 - 01/06/13 05:46 PM

Amazing restoration Jon! I am very happy that you are the custodian of this beautiful Unitron. Someday I will get my 155 all together and shined up as well...

Looking forward to your next trip here for your "last" scope!

Steve


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mustgobigger
Postmaster
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Reged: 06/12/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5608966 - 01/06/13 06:04 PM

great job jon,
last scope...Ha ....


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kansas skies
sage


Reged: 12/02/12

Loc: Kansas, USA
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5608999 - 01/06/13 06:28 PM

Very impressive!

Bill


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gelkin
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Reged: 09/22/10

Loc: Western, MD.
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5609076 - 01/06/13 07:18 PM

Quote:

great job jon,
last scope...Ha ....




Yea what he said. Now your Unitron problems are just begining. Beautiful work as always Jon. Congrats Unitron owner.


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dgreyson
professor emeritus
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Reged: 11/06/12

Loc: South Carolina
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: gelkin]
      #5609089 - 01/06/13 07:26 PM

I want one of those. thats awesome.

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Bob Myler
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: dgreyson]
      #5609180 - 01/06/13 08:26 PM


Congratulations Jon. You made a wonderful scope even better!


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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: Bob Myler]
      #5609231 - 01/06/13 09:07 PM

Excellent attention to detail. You have done a great job bringing another oldie up to par. Now be a champ and box it all up and send it to me n Australia. It would go so beautifully on my 1877 Gaunt Mount and Pier.

Edited by Kunama (01/06/13 09:26 PM)


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starman876
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Reged: 04/28/08

Loc: VA
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: Kunama]
      #5609243 - 01/06/13 09:14 PM

Very nice. Beautiful scope. Last scope.???? I doubt it

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Da Bear
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 11/21/06

Loc: Kali-Forn-Ya
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: starman876]
      #5609583 - 01/07/13 01:49 AM

What a lovely scope...but take it ftom a long time collector, there will ALWAYS be one more scope.....

Da Bear


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JonH
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Reged: 04/07/12

Loc: Brisbane Australia
Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: Da Bear]
      #5609616 - 01/07/13 02:47 AM

Thats just beautiful. It looks like it is straight from the factory. Congratulations and hope the skies clear for you soon.

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