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bierbelly
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Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope?
      #5552288 - 12/03/12 03:36 PM

Indicated as Japanese made.

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bierbelly
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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5552303 - 12/03/12 03:42 PM

These do appear to mount quite differently from anything I've seen...



Edited by bierbelly (12/03/12 03:43 PM)


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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5552349 - 12/03/12 04:15 PM

must be shear hell looking straight up with that scope

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: starman876]
      #5552363 - 12/03/12 04:33 PM

Yeah, not to mention needing a step-ladder for checking out the ants!

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5552399 - 12/03/12 04:53 PM

Keith had / has? an Orbit scope, 2nd down on this page. Made by Towa - circle T.

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5552459 - 12/03/12 05:26 PM

You ask have I ever heard of the Orbit brand? Yes I have.

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5553890 - 12/04/12 12:33 PM

Quote:

These do appear to mount quite differently from anything I've seen...






If you turn the tripod upsidedown, then the focuser would be right side up.


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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5553918 - 12/04/12 12:50 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

I have an SYW "Orbit", its actually very nice, also haven't found much on these either, especially on an equatorial mount, here's mine. Though its hard to tell in your photo, the mount in yours looks similar to a Lafayette. Isn't your photo from a craigs list posting?

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Larrythebrewer]
      #5553923 - 12/04/12 12:51 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

obligatory tag photo, unsure of the age of mine, however it has a wooden accessory tray

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Larrythebrewer]
      #5553933 - 12/04/12 12:55 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

folded up & stored & in its case

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Larrythebrewer]
      #5553948 - 12/04/12 01:03 PM

Pretty scope. The color scheme is very similar to my Sears #6344.

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bierbelly
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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Larrythebrewer]
      #5553971 - 12/04/12 01:17 PM

Quote:

I have an SYW "Orbit", its actually very nice, also haven't found much on these either, especially on an equatorial mount, here's mine. Though its hard to tell in your photo, the mount in yours looks similar to a Lafayette. Isn't your photo from a craigs list posting?




Yes, but it's gone. Looked like a promising piece.


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Meadeball
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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5555430 - 12/05/12 10:31 AM

Check our clearance, Clarence. What? Roger, Roger. Huh? What's our vector, Victor? Huh? What?

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Re: Anyone ever hear of an "Orbit" scope? new [Re: Larrythebrewer]
      #5561035 - 12/08/12 03:10 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Nice Larry,

I have the smallerized version...


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