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Darren Drake
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Reged: 10/09/02

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Inside Questar
      #5549953 - 12/02/12 09:03 AM Attachment (467 downloads)

Remember those old early '80's Questar adds that had a pic of a Questar that was cut in half? Well I'm fairly sure that we have had that very Questar on display at the Cernan Space Center for over 22 years. Recently I had the task of cleaning it up and decided to to take a few close up pics and thought it would be cool to show them here....

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:24 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549956 - 12/02/12 09:03 AM Attachment (416 downloads)

another view....

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:04 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549958 - 12/02/12 09:04 AM Attachment (326 downloads)

another view...

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:05 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549964 - 12/02/12 09:06 AM Attachment (281 downloads)

another....

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:07 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549966 - 12/02/12 09:08 AM Attachment (261 downloads)

another

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:09 AM)


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549968 - 12/02/12 09:09 AM Attachment (257 downloads)

inside the base...

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:14 AM)


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Darren Drake
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549980 - 12/02/12 09:15 AM Attachment (269 downloads)

and inside the Brandon eyepiece....

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:16 AM)


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AhBok
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5549993 - 12/02/12 09:21 AM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Darren Drake
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: AhBok]
      #5550000 - 12/02/12 09:26 AM

Thanks but I wonder why is there a spring in the light baffle tube? What is that all about?? Wouldn't it interfere with the light path?

Edited by Darren Drake (12/02/12 09:28 AM)


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Starman27Moderator
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5550011 - 12/02/12 09:35 AM

What a fun look inside. I remember those ads. It's not a spring it's thereto block stray light. The inside of the baffle doesn't appear to be blackened.

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RossSackett
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Starman27]
      #5550079 - 12/02/12 10:15 AM

SO COOL! Thanks for posting.

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thomas68
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: RossSackett]
      #5550124 - 12/02/12 10:49 AM

It's an amazing scope, nice to see inside!

Tom


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yonkrz
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: thomas68]
      #5550144 - 12/02/12 11:08 AM

Thats Awsome,thanks for posting.

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jjbird
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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: yonkrz]
      #5550271 - 12/02/12 12:34 PM

Darren,

Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing!


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Masvingo
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Re: Inside Questar new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5550299 - 12/02/12 12:53 PM

Thanks from me too for posting these pics, very interesting. I remember those ads well, as a young sprout (as Uncle Rod would say) I spent (wasted?) many an hour drooling over the Questsr ads in Sky & 'Scope wishing I had one.

Still do wish I had one.

James


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Mike E.
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Re: Inside Questar new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5550329 - 12/02/12 01:17 PM

Hi Darren,

Thanks for posting. By the way, does it have a serial number ?


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Erik Bakker
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Re: Inside Questar new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5550485 - 12/02/12 02:50 PM

Nice images Darren!

The eyepiece shown in the cut-away is not a Brandon, but a Japanese widefield design from the earlier days of Questar. Just count the number of glass-elements and you know it is more than the 4 in a Brandon.....


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orion61

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Re: Inside Quester new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5550504 - 12/02/12 03:06 PM

Quote:

Thanks but I wonder why is there a spring in the light baffle tube? What is that all about?? Wouldn't it interfere with the light path?



If it is out of the light path it would act like a baffle!
I wonder if views with that would be half A*s LOL


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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

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Re: Inside Questar new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5550719 - 12/02/12 05:27 PM

Excellent post.
But just to be clear, is this the 90mm Questar?

Steve


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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

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Re: Inside Questar new [Re: stevew]
      #5550739 - 12/02/12 05:39 PM

No plastic!
Spectacular!
Incredible craftsmanship.
No wonder they are worth so much.

Thanks for posting.


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