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sgorton99
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Unitron 155 102mm
      #5479576 - 10/19/12 10:02 PM Attachment (232 downloads)

Well, after 360 miles today I picked up this little old 102mm Unitron package. From looking at Unitron catalogs, this appears to be a 155. Spending the night at my son's apartment, home tomorrow.

Edited by sgorton99 (10/20/12 06:08 PM)


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strdst
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Loc: Oregon Territory
Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5479612 - 10/19/12 10:25 PM

Looks fantastic Steve. May I be the first of many to toast your glass of beer in congratulations for finding that beauty. Say hi to your son and assure him that we don't think his dad is... uh... so crazy!

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Compressorguy
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5479697 - 10/19/12 11:22 PM

Very nice Steve. Congratulations on your find. Long drive but great day! Looking forward to many photos.

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nightpilot
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5479730 - 10/19/12 11:44 PM

Looks really nice. Look forward to seeing this setup. Congrats.

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JonH
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: nightpilot]
      #5479838 - 10/20/12 01:54 AM

Glad to see you found a really good 4" Unitron at last. Looks complete too!

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clintwhitman
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5479932 - 10/20/12 05:52 AM

Great job Steve It looks like the one you sent the photos of. Should be great. Cant wait for the star report. Thid look to me like one of the first 102 otas they ever made and should be a killer lens.

Edited by clintwhitman (10/20/12 05:54 AM)


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starman876
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5480150 - 10/20/12 10:38 AM

Awesome looking scope. Congratulations.

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Preston Smith
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480165 - 10/20/12 10:54 AM

Congrats Steve!

Welcome to the Unitron 4" club!


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madeline
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Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480168 - 10/20/12 10:56 AM

Congratulations, I want one!!!!

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Bill Griffith
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Loc: Ca.
Re: 4" Unitron 155 new [Re: madeline]
      #5480257 - 10/20/12 12:00 PM

Steve,

Congratulations! That is a fine looking instrument, it certainly has the appearance of being an original assy..

WOW!!

These are becoming increasingly rare.

The black setting circles are beautiful and much more functional at night IMO.

So Steve, you have enough in the herd now?

Congrats again, and I'll second that toast to beer!


Clear and steady skies
Bill

Edited by Bill Griffith (10/20/12 02:54 PM)


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PiSigma
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480919 - 10/20/12 08:09 PM

That's excellent Steve. I'm glad you finally secured (that) one. Looking forward to seeing it.

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akman1955
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5480924 - 10/20/12 08:11 PM

Yes Steve, Excellent find and looking forward to future picture. john

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5480940 - 10/20/12 08:20 PM Attachment (85 downloads)

Thanks everyone! Overall in very good condition. My research pegs this at early 60s. The guy I bought it from purchased it from a widow in the early 80s who's husband died in a car accident. The only issue I am working on is cleaning up the mount - it was stored unboxed in a garage. I will probably have the base of the mount repainted or powder coated.

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480942 - 10/20/12 08:22 PM Attachment (79 downloads)

Hard to find guidescope with box!

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480944 - 10/20/12 08:23 PM Attachment (59 downloads)

Legs

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480946 - 10/20/12 08:25 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

Rusty counterweight. Also stored unboxed in a garage.

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480949 - 10/20/12 08:27 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

Focuser. Thankfully both the 102 and the 60mm OTAs were stored in their boxes.

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480951 - 10/20/12 08:28 PM Attachment (50 downloads)

tray

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480955 - 10/20/12 08:29 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

Hard to find OTA counter weight.

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sgorton99
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Re: Unitron 155 102mm new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5480958 - 10/20/12 08:30 PM Attachment (75 downloads)

Will need some careful clean up.

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