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apfever
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/13/08

Loc: Colorado
Classic never posted before?
      #5627165 - 01/16/13 10:37 PM Attachment (63 downloads)

It's been snowing for a while here. I just stepped out with a hot tea with honey and WOW what a night sky. I was a bit taken back. My first thought was setting up, but then I just started looking. Couldn't beat the field of view, probably about 120 degrees AFOV, bino vision. Then it hit me that these aren't discussed much. This set is vintage 1950's. To be honest, I may knuckle under to the millionare set up since I heard all 7 of the sisters calling me. Must admit, it was an awesome tea.

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Preston Smith
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Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: apfever]
      #5627177 - 01/16/13 10:41 PM

Did you do a star test?

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apfever
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/13/08

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Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5627196 - 01/16/13 10:52 PM

Pinpoints at low power.

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Preston Smith
The Travel Scope Guy
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: apfever]
      #5627226 - 01/16/13 11:23 PM

Excellent! Sounds like those peepers are keepers!



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mikey cee
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Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5627254 - 01/17/13 12:01 AM

Preston if you and I had a mop like that we could become "bush" buddies huh? Mike

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Datapanic
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Reged: 10/17/09

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5627313 - 01/17/13 12:51 AM

Nice Classic(s)! One of mine have developed a flaw in the center, something called central serous retinopathy. It's supposed to go away after 9 or so months, but it's still there. Not whining, still got one good one to work with!

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Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
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Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5627484 - 01/17/13 06:18 AM

I consider my classic's more of a monocular as the left side is useless for star gazeing.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Ravenous
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Reged: 11/14/09

Loc: UK
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5627499 - 01/17/13 06:42 AM

My set (late sixties) have quite a bit of astigmatism, though that's easily corrected. I did complain to the manufacturers but they told me to clear off and stop being so ungrateful

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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: apfever]
      #5627531 - 01/17/13 07:18 AM

Quote:

It's been snowing for a while here. I just stepped out with a hot tea with honey and WOW what a night sky. I was a bit taken back. My first thought was setting up, but then I just started looking. Couldn't beat the field of view, probably about 120 degrees AFOV, bino vision. Then it hit me that these aren't discussed much. This set is vintage 1950's. To be honest, I may knuckle under to the millionare set up since I heard all 7 of the sisters calling me. Must admit, it was an awesome tea.




Wow great condition too. Did you get these off the "bay" or CL?


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nightfisher
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Reged: 11/06/11

Loc: Huddersfield UK
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5627907 - 01/17/13 11:40 AM

thanks to this thread i have dated mine back to hampshire england 1964, they have never been dropped or scratched, are multi coated in a lovely blue colour, working just fine but require a bit more "out focus" these days

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gelkin
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Reged: 09/22/10

Loc: Western, MD.
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: apfever]
      #5628909 - 01/17/13 09:21 PM

Must be very late 50's Neil. Excellent condition. Nice find. My outfit is certified 55. Excellent color correction and sharp as a tack at infinite. Requires extra back focus up close though.

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Preston Smith
The Travel Scope Guy
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Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5629064 - 01/17/13 10:55 PM

Quote:

Preston if you and I had a mop like that we could become "bush" buddies huh? Mike




Heck Mike, I'd be happy with 25%!



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Meadeball
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Reged: 10/22/12

Loc: Midlothian, Virginia
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5629123 - 01/17/13 11:27 PM

Well, well, well. I knew we'd get a celebrity member here one day. Everybody join me in welcoming our new member, Huey Lewis!

Edited by Meadeball (01/17/13 11:28 PM)


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Martin Lyons
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Reged: 10/06/08

Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5630040 - 01/18/13 02:47 PM

That's news.....

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grendel
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 04/12/09

Loc: Canterbury, Kent, UK
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Martin Lyons]
      #5631073 - 01/19/13 05:34 AM

I have a similar set of mkI eyeballs, dating from early 1960, not in great state at the moment, requiring adaptive optics or a corrector plate to achieve focus, separate sets for close computer and distant viewing.
Grendel


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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: grendel]
      #5631094 - 01/19/13 06:31 AM

Have you got the cases and caps for those Mk1s?

Ant


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Grava T
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Spyke]
      #5631119 - 01/19/13 07:36 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

Looking good Neil but looks like you need a little more aperture.

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Spyke
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Grava T]
      #5631153 - 01/19/13 08:28 AM

Did they ever bring out a H-alpha version of the Mk1?

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droid
rocketman
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Reged: 08/29/04

Loc: Conneaut, Ohio
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: grendel]
      #5631490 - 01/19/13 12:33 PM

Quote:

I have a similar set of mkI eyeballs, dating from early 1960, not in great state at the moment, requiring adaptive optics or a corrector plate to achieve focus, separate sets for close computer and distant viewing.
Grendel





you have Hubble???


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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: droid]
      #5631713 - 01/19/13 03:02 PM

No, he doesn't have Hubble, silly! Hubble is still available - see:
http://www.firstlightoptics.com/clearance/hubble-cassegrain-reflector-telesco...

Ant


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Meadeball
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Reged: 10/22/12

Loc: Midlothian, Virginia
Re: Classic never posted before? new [Re: Spyke]
      #5635405 - 01/21/13 05:28 PM

I take it shipping is UPS - Next Day Suborbital?

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