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mustgobigger
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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: astro140]
      #5612674 - 01/08/13 08:44 PM

Looks great astro...

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5615931 - 01/10/13 05:37 PM

Thanks Brian,
Steve
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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5616095 - 01/10/13 07:25 PM

could you tell me if there was ever instructions for the astro camera and where can i see it thanks bob

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: bobbyt63]
      #5616119 - 01/10/13 07:33 PM

Company seven website I think has one

http://www.company7.com/library/unitron/unitron_astro_camera.html#operation


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: bobbyt63]
      #5616360 - 01/10/13 09:59 PM

Quote:

could you tell me if there was ever instructions for the astro camera and where can i see it thanks bob



Definetly one here . Look near the bottom of the page in the manuals section. Great site by the way in case you didn't know about it.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: gelkin]
      #5620341 - 01/13/13 09:22 AM Attachment (9 downloads)

nice telescope.. mines a earlier version. no rings . brackets bolted directly to tube and it has aluminum knobs/super focuser.

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: akman1955]
      #5620344 - 01/13/13 09:24 AM Attachment (9 downloads)

nother view

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: akman1955]
      #5620473 - 01/13/13 10:40 AM

Inspiring restoration! No worthier a Unitron owner exists on this planet.

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: Joe Cepleur]
      #5620800 - 01/13/13 01:29 PM

Thanks everyone. She is a beauty.

I really want to find one of the Deluxe focusers. Steve is killing me with the pictures of the one he just found. It looks like this focuser was optional even on the 145C prior to 1972. Then the 1972 catalog lists it as standard on a 145C.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5620865 - 01/13/13 02:01 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5631931 - 01/19/13 05:43 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Well, like Gerald said, my Unitron problems are just starting. And, like Steve (astro140), I couldn't just leave those 8x30mm finder mounting screws with nothing to hold so....I added an 8x30mm finder and brackets.

I had to think a bit about how to re-arrange things. This OTA is getting crowded. Since the 60mm guide scope has only one focuser knob on the right side of the focuser, I decided to move the guide scope to the right side of the main OTA and move the 10x40mm finder to the left. Everything seems a bit more natural to use this way.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5631932 - 01/19/13 05:44 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

Anyone notice something else new?

I placed a couple of ads looking for a 75mm Deluxe focuser and one nice CN member responded with one for sale. It has Italic lettering which was perfect for my 145C. Shown with the optional 1.25” / 0.965” reversible eyepiece holder.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5631940 - 01/19/13 05:47 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

A shot of the Deluxe focuser on the left vs. the standard focuser on the right.

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5631946 - 01/19/13 05:50 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Another shot of the business end.

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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5632065 - 01/19/13 07:17 PM

Sweet jon,
you can always turn that focuser
Knob around..
I found that tripod nut if you still
Need it....just let me know and ill
drop it in the mail.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5632127 - 01/19/13 07:48 PM

Nice looking scope. Looks like it is missing something. Cannot put my finger on it though.

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PiSigma
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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5632151 - 01/19/13 08:05 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Thanks Brian. That 8x30mm has a good home.

I thought about turning the focuser shaft but I'm right handed anyway so...

That's great about the nut. We're talking about the round 1/4"-20 one that goes in the leg for the tripod tray right? You already sent me the hex nut up at the base of the mount. I do still need the round one. If you could send one that would be excellent.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: starman876]
      #5632160 - 01/19/13 08:11 PM

Quote:

Nice looking scope. Looks like it is missing something. Cannot put my finger on it though.




Thanks Johann.

What's it missing? Two Unihexes? Leg box? Duetron Model A? A 160 big brother?


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: PiSigma]
      #5632197 - 01/19/13 08:38 PM

That's the one....looking around
For a bolt...there it was ....
Ill put it in the mail Tuesday.


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Re: My Last Classic Scope - Unitron 145C [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5632252 - 01/19/13 09:34 PM

Thank you Brian! One more item on this scope put back to the way it should be.

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