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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5609639 - 01/07/13 04:55 AM

have you thought of how to replace the air type shutter release for your 220 model i need ideas thanks bob

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: bobbyt63]
      #5609655 - 01/07/13 05:40 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

i found this at a garage sale last summer.
think it will work perfect for uni camera.
i have enough for 4 ....2 foot sections.
first 4 people to pm me gets one shipped to there house.

Edited by mustgobigger (01/07/13 05:46 AM)


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5609657 - 01/07/13 05:41 AM Attachment (15 downloads)

end view

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5609885 - 01/07/13 10:28 AM

brian
how will that work on the camera end? I thought some sort of small bulb is needed to raise up the actuator on the camera?


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: starman876]
      #5609963 - 01/07/13 11:05 AM

You will still have to find a bulb
But that should not be hard to
Find....just finding a red one
Of those little ones for rinsing
Your ear out....till you can find
The real thing....and that would
Most likely be the whole camera.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5610006 - 01/07/13 11:25 AM

see here
link 1

link 2

$11.00 for this one
Link 3
shouldn't be to hard to make it look good.


Edited by mustgobigger (01/07/13 12:41 PM)


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5610153 - 01/07/13 12:38 PM

What a beautiful restore and clean up. A truly beautiful scope. An inspiration to really continue to improve on the cleaning and restoration of my "charges".

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5610184 - 01/07/13 12:53 PM

"So here it is – My Last Classic Scope. The bucket list is complete for me. No other telescopes need apply."- Boy I've heard that one before. Usually in my own head, and often just before I buy another,
Never say never

Sincerely though, you did a beautiful job restoring a wonderful scope.

Edited by terraclarke (01/07/13 03:16 PM)


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5610228 - 01/07/13 01:15 PM

Brian

I am talking about the little bulb that goes on the cemera shutter. Maybe I am wrong, but I thought that was more than just the little hose at that end ?? I understand about the bulb and the operator end.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: starman876]
      #5610237 - 01/07/13 01:19 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

the little bulb that is shown here

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: starman876]
      #5610890 - 01/07/13 08:50 PM

Thanks for the nice words everyone. This scope really is a beauty.

There is just something about a Unitron refractor that defines the term Classic Telescope. White tubes, black attachments, wood tripod, beautiful design and workmanship, easy to use controls, Just Classic.

But....this.....is.....my......last......classic.......scope.........no, really.......


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: starman876]
      #5610908 - 01/07/13 09:07 PM

The bulb and hose for my shutter release are petrified too.

I did some searching for "air shutter release" that turned up some possibilities. Most of what I've seen for cameras have a small unit on the camera end, like a piston in a cylinder, that moves a plunger on the end, like for an old SLR. I suppose you could just cut off the end where the hose ends but, as Johann asked, what do you use for a small bulb at the camera end? Maybe the right eye dropper bulb might work. A medical supply store might be a good place to try.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5610964 - 01/07/13 09:41 PM

maybe try the local pharmacy.
cheaper than med supply.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5610988 - 01/07/13 09:52 PM

Cole Parmer for the tube.

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: bremms]
      #5611034 - 01/07/13 10:23 PM

Let's all try and find that little bulb. What Brian found is great. 2/3 of the way there.

That is also a great Unitron.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: starman876]
      #5611068 - 01/07/13 10:38 PM

http://www.thomassci.com/Supplies/Pipets/_/LATEX-BULBS?q=Rubber%20Bulb

This place also had other types of bulbs. What you guys think about the one in the link working for an shutter release bulb. I have no idea what size it needs to be.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: PiSigma]
      #5611269 - 01/08/13 01:02 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

Quote:

For some reason this OTA has holes and screws for the 8x30mm finder too.



Hi Jon,
I suspect that the 75 mm tubes were drilled for the 8 x 30 mm finder so that they could be used on the model 142 also. My model 145 photoequatorial also had holes and screws for the 8 x 30 finder. But since I had an extra set of 8 x 30 finder brackets, I put one on (albeit with a Criterion finder, until I can find a Unitron) BTW, beautiful restoration job on your scope!!
Steve,
NM


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: astro140]
      #5611275 - 01/08/13 01:09 AM Attachment (16 downloads)

Just one more picture of my 145. BTW, Jon, are you sure you don't want to find one with a weight drive

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: astro140]
      #5611996 - 01/08/13 01:54 PM

I really think it is a beautiful scope. However, I think it needs one more finder scope.

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: starman876]
      #5612650 - 01/08/13 08:28 PM

Good point

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