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dbledsoe
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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5558022 - 12/06/12 06:19 PM

Quote:

I finally received the telescope. More pics to come.

Don, could you possibly get a photo of the empty box interior? All the wooden blocks have come loose in my box and i would like to know the original layout. Strange thing is, just the top and bottom of the case has severe water damage but the sides are still in pretty good shape.


Cheers!




Michael,

I'll make a point to get over to the rented storage facility this weekend, retrieve the Jupiter, and snap some pics to post, along with a pic of the inside of the box.

Don


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Grava T
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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: dbledsoe]
      #5558035 - 12/06/12 06:27 PM

Thanks Don, much appreciated. I have been so busy with work lately that I havn't had time to get any photos and post them to cloudy nights. I will get around to it soon though.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562354 - 12/09/12 12:27 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Finally got around to taking a few more photos.

The case will need a new top and bottom. Most likely a project for the spring.


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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562360 - 12/09/12 12:29 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Inside the case.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562365 - 12/09/12 12:30 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

The telescope. Missing the lens cap and chains for the legs.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562367 - 12/09/12 12:30 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Focuser.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562377 - 12/09/12 12:34 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Clam shell on the crown. Keith is sending me a new lens set from another Asahi 60mm f800mm to try out.

Edited by Grava T (12/09/12 12:38 PM)


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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562380 - 12/09/12 12:35 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Finder.

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Grava T
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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562383 - 12/09/12 12:35 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Mount.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562386 - 12/09/12 12:37 PM

That's it for now. Still lots of cleaning to do but everything is working smoothly. Hopefully the sky will clear soon so I can star test the objective.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: dbledsoe]
      #5562423 - 12/09/12 12:56 PM

Don,
I found this older thread which helps me a lot with the case pieces and more. Would still love to see photos of your scope though.


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dbledsoe
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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562778 - 12/09/12 04:55 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

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Don,
I found this older thread which helps me a lot with the case pieces and more. Would still love to see photos of your scope though.




Michael,

Here are some pics of my Jupiter 60mm 800mm. I have the tripod legs stored in another box along with the diagonal and poro prism. My mount is different from yours but it's what it came with.

Don


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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562782 - 12/09/12 04:58 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

The focuser with serial number.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: dbledsoe]
      #5562787 - 12/09/12 05:00 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Scope, yoke mount, and finder.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: dbledsoe]
      #5562808 - 12/09/12 05:13 PM

Thanks for the pics Don. That Jupiter scope is in great condition!

There's a short video here of an Asahi Jupiter 60mm telescope on a mount like yours. The name on the focuser looks to be engraved instead of painted on a metal tag.


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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5562976 - 12/09/12 06:59 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

They really are nice to look at. And through.

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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: Grava T]
      #5563406 - 12/10/12 12:27 AM

Quote:

Thanks for the pics Don. That Jupiter scope is in great condition!

There's a short video here of an Asahi Jupiter 60mm telescope on a mount like yours. The name on the focuser looks to be engraved instead of painted on a metal tag.




Michael,

Thank you for the link to the video. It is the same scope/mount I have.

I also have a Swift scope that is essentially the exact same scope and mount with a different paint scheme. There is a link to my thread about it in the CN "Classics" archives. I'll see if I can find that link and post it here.

Don


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dbledsoe
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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: dbledsoe]
      #5563431 - 12/10/12 01:00 AM

Michael.

Here is the link to the CN archives thread I started back in 2007 re: the Swift 60mm/800:

Not sure I can remember how to make it a hot link but I'll try:
Swift 60/800

I still have it and it too is tucked away in the rented storage facility, along with a lot of other vintage scopes I hope to retrieve in the near future.

Don


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Re: Jupiter 60mm f=800 alt/az refractor new [Re: dbledsoe]
      #5563619 - 12/10/12 06:51 AM

Nice Swift refractor! Very unusual.

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