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Olivier Biot
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Zeiss Telementor
      #4822150 - 09/22/11 03:23 PM

Zeiss Telementor

By PJ Anway.


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Mr Onions
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #4822183 - 09/22/11 03:41 PM

Brilliant article and wonderful photos.
When I was thinking about perchasing my TV Oracle 3 from Osborne Optics back in 1988 they had the Telementor for sale as a lower cost alternative to the TV scopes.
Lower cost but obviously by your observations a wonderful performer.

Great article.


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Wes James
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Mr Onions]
      #4822358 - 09/22/11 05:22 PM

Great article and wonderful pictures, PJ!! Thanks!

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astroneil
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Wes James]
      #4822383 - 09/22/11 05:32 PM

PJ,

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. I am very fond of this little Zeiss. I have only had the pleasure of looking through one and I can vouch for the nice contrasty views.


Regards,

Neil.

Edited by astroneil (09/23/11 06:20 AM)


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7331Peg
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #4822993 - 09/23/11 01:03 AM

Fantastic write-up and photos!

I have one of these little devils, but have no idea where it fits into the classification scheme. It has the extended tube/hood, both aiming sights are part of the tube, and it still has the original Zeiss dovetail. It came with a two inch Wyorock focuser installed on it, so I have no idea what the original focuser was.

At any rate, the views are very crisp and have a definite snap to them -- color is not an issue at all. You notice immediately that there is something just a little bit different about the view in these things.


John


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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: 7331Peg]
      #4824130 - 09/23/11 06:28 PM


Nice review PJ, I have the Telementor 2 and it is a great
little scope. On double stars it is wonderful.
Pat


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Mark9473
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: ploughc]
      #4825558 - 09/24/11 04:44 PM

PJ, that's an excellent and beautifully illustrated article you wrote - almost makes me want to own one of these.

One question though, how did you come to own five of them? Did the first four not measure up?


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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Mark9473]
      #4825955 - 09/24/11 09:34 PM

I have just read, and really enjoyed this article. Having seen references to, but never seen this telescope design in person or properly described it was a pleasure to learn more about its inception and design revisions.

Thank you

Ed


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PJ Anway
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Mark9473]
      #4827380 - 09/25/11 06:15 PM

Hi guys. I have been away at GLSG (Great Lakes Star Gaze) for a few days and didn't know that they had posted the article.

Thanks for all the positive comments.

Quote:

PJ, that's an excellent and beautifully illustrated article you wrote - almost makes me want to own one of these.

One question though, how did you come to own five of them? Did the first four not measure up?

Mark




Mark: The first two I owned were custom OTA's with the Telementor lens and cell, the next two were Telementor-II's and the last one is a Telementor-I. All had excellent optics. The reason for selling and buying was to improve in originality or condition only. The Telementor-I that I have now is in like new condition and I also like the style (looks) of the Telementor-I over over that the Telementor -II, but it is only a personal preference, YMMV.


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Napersky
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #4834139 - 09/29/11 12:43 PM

Article well done with great layout and photos!

Couldn't have been better.


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UmaDog
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: Napersky]
      #4835624 - 09/30/11 09:27 AM

Nice!

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Gary BEAL
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Re: Zeiss Telementor new [Re: UmaDog]
      #4837074 - 10/01/11 04:33 AM

Nice informative article PJ. I'm still having a ball with the AS63/840, a truly wonderful scope.
Gary


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