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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: What classic do I have here?? new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5624013 - 01/15/13 08:54 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

another

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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: What classic do I have here?? new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5624014 - 01/15/13 08:55 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

last one. The more I look at this scope, it amazes me in what great condition it is in. bob

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Zamboni
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 01/03/05

Loc: Colorado Springs
Re: What classic do I have here?? new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5625426 - 01/15/13 11:12 PM

That truly is a beautiful find.

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JamesE
impetuous lurker
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Reged: 10/22/07

Loc: Westbank, BC, Canada
Re: What classic do I have here?? new [Re: Zamboni]
      #5625570 - 01/16/13 02:05 AM

Orange Super C8. Super find!


Just like mine.




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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: What classic do I have here?? new [Re: JamesE]
      #5625587 - 01/16/13 02:39 AM

James how are the optics on yours? Of course I have the dreaded but obligatory RAIN since I picked it up, and no clearing till weekend. I read the manual, says these have certified optics with high transmission coatings. But I heard about a lot of horror stories about scopes purchased near Haley? Thanks Bob

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JamesE
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Reged: 10/22/07

Loc: Westbank, BC, Canada
Re: What classic do I have here?? [Re: bob midiri]
      #5625991 - 01/16/13 10:58 AM

Glass is great on mine. It was mint when I picked it up.

My only complaint is the tripod and that I can not fine tune on Azimuth.

Uncle Rod's Used SCT book helped me make my purchase.

Cheers,


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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: What classic do I have here?? First Light new [Re: JamesE]
      #5630541 - 01/18/13 08:23 PM

Well finally after 5 days of clouds and or rain, a cold front went thru and cleared things up. Tonight was the first light for this fine classic. Even though a cold front went through, the image of Jupiter was spectacular. The collimation seems close to right on, it may need to be tweaked a bit, but I'll wait for a more steady sky to do that. Using my Ultima 12.5mm eyepiece, Jupiter appeared tack sharp, a beautiful crisp image with a well defined edge to the planet. There was a wealth of detail to behold, even using the supplied 7mm ortho, I was amazed that the image did not break down. Im stunned. Bob

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