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AaronM
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Sweet little 60 arrived new
      #5458830 - 10/07/12 06:14 AM Attachment (70 downloads)

Hello dear friends,

yesterday a second parcel arrived at me. It's a sweet little WELTBLICK 60/910 mm refractor. "Weltblick" was here in germany a label like Sears in USA or Prinz in UK- These japanese scopes were imported and sold by NECKERMANN. Other "house-labels" here in germany were "Revue" by QUELLE, "Apollo" by NECKERMANN and many others....
I was a little bit disappointed when the scope arrived, because the seller had used the original gift box as a shipping box ! You can see in the first photo the ugly tapes all around the box !The seller is defintiv no collector !
The scope itself is in very good condition - except one of the tripod legs. This one is dryed out and formed like a bow. I have to replace it. The OTA is really heavy for such a little scope ! The OAZ is very nice and much nicer is the fact, that the drawtube ended in a Vixen-style 36,4 mm thread ! Included in this set : 3 eyepieces, a nice 6x30 finder, a very nice builded mount with fine graduaded circles, a sun projectionshield,erectingprism, star diagonal, counterweight + shaft ( of course ).....it seems to be all complete !
Seller told me, that his father bought it in 1968 or 1970. Because of the cardbox, I guess more 1970 than 1968....
okay the cardbox is a disappontment and in very ugly condition now. Well I think I will build a new classic-style wooden cabinett by myself...lets see and wait..

Following a few pics.

Kind regards, Michael from germany


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AaronM
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458831 - 10/07/12 06:16 AM Attachment (52 downloads)

And here the box opened. Many things were still wrapped in paper or film..

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458833 - 10/07/12 06:20 AM Attachment (52 downloads)

The mount is really nice, isn't it ?

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458834 - 10/07/12 06:21 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

fine circles

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458837 - 10/07/12 06:23 AM Attachment (29 downloads)

Nice 6x30 finder and not a garbish 5x24 or so !

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458838 - 10/07/12 06:26 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

Azimuth-scale of the mount

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458839 - 10/07/12 06:27 AM Attachment (29 downloads)

3 eyepieces, no thrillers, but okay

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458840 - 10/07/12 06:28 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

Oops ! The label is missing - damned....but it is really a Weltblick 60/910 mm ! OAZ ended in Vixen-style 36,4 mm thread !

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AaronM
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Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458842 - 10/07/12 06:30 AM Attachment (35 downloads)

The hole setup

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AaronM
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Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458843 - 10/07/12 06:31 AM Attachment (35 downloads)

And here with his friends !

My best regards, Michael

Edited by AaronM (10/07/12 06:33 AM)


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

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458876 - 10/07/12 07:24 AM

That mount and telescope has Astro Royal looking features. Nice one!

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seafury
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Reged: 01/18/12

Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: AaronM]
      #5458890 - 10/07/12 07:33 AM Attachment (25 downloads)

Hi it looks like my Prinz optics 550 although I have just put a new Carton lens in it

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seafury
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Reged: 01/18/12

Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: seafury]
      #5458892 - 10/07/12 07:35 AM Attachment (31 downloads)

one more

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sgorton99
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Reged: 04/30/08

Loc: Wisconsin, Madison
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: seafury]
      #5458897 - 10/07/12 07:49 AM

Very nice Michael.

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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5459360 - 10/07/12 02:15 PM

You might try getting that bowed leg wet, then putting barbel weights on it to hold it straight and let it dry. I flattened out a warped dresser top that way.

-Tim.


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stevecourtright
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Reged: 11/12/09

Loc: Evanston, Illinois
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: tim53]
      #5460334 - 10/08/12 10:13 AM

Nice scope, it is like new!

Tim is correct about correcting a bowed leg. I bend wood as a hobby (into guitars) and by wetting the wood and then HEATING it, the leg will bend easily. You should find a way to hold it straight while it cools. The trick is to generate some steam in the wood which softens the lignin. Perhaps you could use a steam heated radiator?


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David E
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Reged: 05/25/06

Loc: North Carolina
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: stevecourtright]
      #5461128 - 10/08/12 07:11 PM

Beautiful scope! I especially like the way it's packaged, all in one layer, instead of in two layers like the scopes I tend to find here in the States.

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AaronM
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: David E]
      #5466787 - 10/12/12 12:11 PM

Hello,

today I played a little bit with this small scope and I was very very impressed about the fantastic mechanical quality of this little mount !!! It is nearly a shame to say, that this mount is much sturdier than the mount from my Tasco 10 k !!!
I wish I could adopt this mount to fit my 1ok !!!

Kind regards, Michael


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Joe Cepleur
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/18/10

Loc: Dark North Woods
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived [Re: AaronM]
      #5467102 - 10/12/12 05:05 PM

Bending the leg with hot water... would it work damage something if he put it in a bathtub filled with hot water? or would it not be hot enough?

Amazing the charm of small scopes. We all know their limits, but also areas I which they excell, and love them.

Mr. 60mm appears to have a 4" big brother on the shelf in the background. Care to introduce us?


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AaronM
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/02/06

Loc: NRW, Germany
Re: Sweet little 60 arrived new [Re: Joe Cepleur]
      #5467544 - 10/12/12 11:21 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Hello Joe,

the one i the background is my all over loved original
Kosmos/Lichtenknecker LW 90.
These scopes were made by Lichtenknecker Optics in Belgium.
This guy is the 90/1300 mm AK. It's ready for the famous Lichtenknecker System 64 !I have the original mount for it with motor-drive. The mount is called LO 60, in Germany "Orion 60". The Lichtenknecker scopes were sold during the years 196x till around 1985 by the german distributor "KOSMOS-Stuttgart" under their own names.
The 90/1300 mm refractor is original called "90 R" in Belgium, in germany it was sold by KOSMOS-Stuttgart as "KOSMOS LW 90" for example.
I have here a ( bad ) photo. Refractor and mount are original, only the pier is a selfmade by me. A fantastic scope and enourmos sturdy mount !! I think much more stable than a H-EQ5 !!( This is the scope, I will never sell !!! ).
Maybe if I'm 80 years old and nearly blind - I would not sell it, but would donate it to an young astronomy-friend...

Kind regards, Michael

Edited by AaronM (10/12/12 11:28 PM)


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