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JIMZ7
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Pentax J60 new
      #5399108 - 09/02/12 04:20 AM

If everything goes as planned I will have purchased a Pentax J60 on Labor Day. It has a nice altaz.mount with three .965 eyepieces-25mm Kellner-12.5mm Kellner-6mm Ortho. The refractor scope is 60mm x 700mm. I understand it was made by Asahi Optical Company 1938-2002 Japan. Asahi means "morning or rising sun". Thanks for any feedback.

Jim


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5399343 - 09/02/12 10:04 AM

Quote:

If everything goes as planned I will have purchased a Pentax J60 on Labor Day. It has a nice altaz.mount with three .965 eyepieces-25mm Kellner-12.5mm Kellner-6mm Ortho. The refractor scope is 60mm x 700mm. I understand it was made by Asahi Optical Company 1938-2002 Japan. Asahi means "morning or rising sun". Thanks for any feedback.

Jim




Jim:

Good luck with your pending purchase. The J60 is a very nice scope, beautifully finished, the mount is robust for a 60mm...

Jon


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mustgobigger
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5399771 - 09/02/12 02:53 PM

Was going to make that drive
Thursday...to busy getting ready
for trip up northern much.
Good deal jim...grab that one...
Guy wouldn't ship it to me...;-)
Great viewing this morning...
with televue....4:30 .dark skies
Roscomnon.


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JIMZ7
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5407704 - 09/07/12 03:17 AM

Yes I did pick-up this scope and it's very nice indeed. My camera will not transfer pictures here for some reason-but if you "Google" you can find pictures. The 25mm & 12.5mm Kellner & 6mm Ortho do not have any stamping on them saying Japan or company symbol. Just the eyepiece name and fl. They are sharp but still .965 eyepieces. I need to buy a hybrid diagonal to use my 1.25" eyepeices. It's been humid at nights & fog has been a problem so I have backed off on observations for now. I'm tempted to put the J60 on my Vixen Polaris mount, but again the Pentax mount is so nice & moves smoothly.

Jim


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JIMZ7
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5412578 - 09/09/12 11:58 PM

After over 1 hour of observations tonight under clear/cool skies I find 60mm Pentax-J60 to be better than I expected. Sure the Owl star cluster in Cassiopeia doesn't "show up" as it does in my 102mm Bosma,but I was rather surprised how sharp double stars appear in a 60mm scope. Now I'm talking about the brighter ones such as Gamma Delphinus,Alpha Hercules,Beta & Kappa Cepheus,Iota Cassiopeia just to name a few.

The three .965 eyepieces performed very well in that I might just keep this scope with original equipment. I can't wait to view the Moon & planets. There is very little CA on bright stars & with the 6mm Ortho at 117x nice concentric rings on stars. The 25mm Kellner at 28x & 12.5mm Kellner at 56x enhances the Pentax's excellent optics.

Jim


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desertrefugee
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Re: Pentax J60 [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5412599 - 09/10/12 12:13 AM

I have heard nothing but good things about those J60's.

Congratulations on a decent acquisition.

Jupiter is coming 'round again!


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waso29
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: desertrefugee]
      #5537188 - 11/24/12 12:40 PM

Just curious why you're selling it so soon.

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Spyke
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: waso29]
      #5539042 - 11/25/12 04:22 PM

Is it sold on already? Maybe I'm too late to comment...

But, I certainly enjoyed the views I had from mine. The whole package oozed quality, and the views of Mars were quite revealing for a small aperture. The mount was a little masterpiece.

Congrats to whoever the new owner is!

Ant


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mustgobigger
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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: Spyke]
      #5539064 - 11/25/12 04:34 PM

AHEM.... Thank You ...Thank you very much

Edited by mustgobigger (11/25/12 04:36 PM)


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Re: Pentax J60 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5539077 - 11/25/12 04:39 PM



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