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starman876
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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: dgreyson]
      #5790587 - 04/10/13 03:47 PM

what are you guys talking about

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5790695 - 04/10/13 04:46 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

And here is the "model T" of telescopes.
"You can have it in any color as long as it's white"
The fabulous Criterion Dynascope RV-6. I've been observing with this marvel lately:


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: actionhac]
      #5790712 - 04/10/13 04:58 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

A classic guy (me) with a classic telescope from the days of yore:

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: actionhac]
      #5790719 - 04/10/13 05:00 PM

can you tell the age of the RV6 from the size of the setting circles?

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5790759 - 04/10/13 05:14 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

I don't know much about the RV-6 and the production changes. I've owned the one pictured earlier for years but just never got around to using it until recently. I also recently bought this legless red painted job and I was going to borrow the legs from my old RV-6 when I thought to my self I never seriously tried out the RV-6. The RV-6 is all new to me.
The last ones have a longer Dec. housing and Philips head screws.
I always thought the mirrors were UPCO but Criterion did their own.
The red paint job I think is going to stay. Its an OK spray job and with a little rubbing compound should look pretty good.


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: actionhac]
      #5790799 - 04/10/13 05:25 PM

I really like the xmas tre stand.that is a classic by itself. first Red RV6 I have ever seen. Maybe for Xmas you can hang some decorations from it.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5790810 - 04/10/13 05:27 PM

Love all that open country behind the scope. Wish that was my view.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5791015 - 04/10/13 06:34 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

unitron reflectors

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5791029 - 04/10/13 06:39 PM

That had to be the chinese days when they were attempting a comeback.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5791031 - 04/10/13 06:40 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

specs 1983 dealers book

Edited by mustgobigger (04/10/13 06:41 PM)


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5791035 - 04/10/13 06:42 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Not a fan of GEM's, alt/az agrees with me.

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: starman876]
      #5791249 - 04/10/13 08:28 PM

Quote:

can you tell the age of the RV6 from the size of the setting circles?



Nope. As far as I know from the 60's to end of production the setting circles remained the same.
Bill


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Bonco]
      #5791266 - 04/10/13 08:39 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Here's an Edmund Palomar Junior - still gives great views at f/10!

Edited by John Higbee (04/10/13 08:41 PM)


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5791379 - 04/10/13 09:56 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

a few from my collection....a Criterion RV6

Steve
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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: astro140]
      #5791382 - 04/10/13 09:57 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

a 10-inch Cave

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: astro140]
      #5791386 - 04/10/13 09:58 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

an eight-inch Criterion Dynascope

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: astro140]
      #5791609 - 04/11/13 12:04 AM Attachment (11 downloads)

Here are my two to add to the list...
Add in a blue one and I'd be patriotic!


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: The Planetman]
      #5791638 - 04/11/13 12:21 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Quote:

Add in a blue one and I'd be patriotic!




Where I am you already are!


It looks somewhat inadequate given some of the other newts posted but I think my 11TE-5 counts! And hey... the Intes Micro M606 is a 3rd hand scope and such an ODD optical setup that it has to kinda-sorta have some potential-classic points....


(Sorry about the refractor that snuck in.... they always seem to want to be the center of attention!)


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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Falcon-]
      #5791689 - 04/11/13 01:15 AM Attachment (8 downloads)

Here's a Blue One!

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Re: This Forum Needs more Reflector! new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5791692 - 04/11/13 01:16 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

And a Purple One at Stellar Visions!

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