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terraclarke
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Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür!
      #5691008 - 02/20/13 02:23 PM

(Attention! There is knocking at my door!)


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terraclarke
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691014 - 02/20/13 02:25 PM

Was könnte es sein?
(What could it be?)


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Masvingo
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691016 - 02/20/13 02:28 PM

Something beginning with Z?

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Masvingo
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691017 - 02/20/13 02:29 PM

please.

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terraclarke
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691021 - 02/20/13 02:31 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

Ein Mann ließ gerade zwei Kästen!
(A man just left two boxes)



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Mike E.
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Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691171 - 02/20/13 03:39 PM

From your signature, I would presume a Telementor. The box proportions don't appear right for a Telementor kit though ?

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Joe Cepleur
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5691183 - 02/20/13 03:45 PM

Allus looken-peepers vant tu zsee das skope. Hopt tuit!

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starman876
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: Joe Cepleur]
      #5691194 - 02/20/13 03:51 PM

Looks to me like one would fit in those boxes just right.

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terraclarke
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: starman876]
      #5691310 - 02/20/13 04:45 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

Hmmmm, I think someone here might just be right. Voila

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Bill Friend
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691344 - 02/20/13 05:07 PM

Ausgezeichnet!!!

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Bill Friend
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691352 - 02/20/13 05:09 PM

Looking forward to a review... :-)

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CharlieB
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691360 - 02/20/13 05:15 PM

Exquisite scope. You won't be needing those lowly Unitrons and Royal Astros any longer.

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starman876
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: CharlieB]
      #5691371 - 02/20/13 05:24 PM

beautiful scope Terra
congratulations.


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Masvingo
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691376 - 02/20/13 05:26 PM

Wunderbar, Superb.

Looking forward to hearing about first light.


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terraclarke
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5691417 - 02/20/13 05:49 PM

Thank you all. I love it. Just been cleaning and lubricating the mount. It was a little stiff. Figuring out its eccentricities, etc. It's a beautiful scope. It's very different from anything I have ever had. It is built like a tank and in beautiful condition. It's amazing to think that this scope is 40 years old. There is scarcely a mark on it. It is very heavy. The tube is identical in diameter to a 3 inch Unitron tube. It didn't have a dustcap on the end so a little looking around in the pantry and I came up with a quick fix. A white Styrofoam coffee cup fits exactly in the end and the objective is recessed a good inch beyond the bottom of the cup. The rim of the cup butts up perfectly against the end of the tube and the cup is comfortably snug, not tight, yet not smooth enough to fall out. And you never have to worry about loosing the dust cap because there is an endless supply. I have a very nice vintage Unitron 0.965 diagonal that I put into the 0.965 visual back and I have a nice selection of really good 0.965 eyepieces to use with it. I am wondering if (please don't cringe) if I should order another telrad base to use with it. No it will not be stuck on, I use zip ties. Anyone use a telrad with one of these? The peep sight is cool looking but I have not had alot of luck with the equivalent one on my Lomo Astele (hence the telrad).

But don't worry. I am still and will always be a Unitron girl. I shall never forsake the Uni's as they were and will forever be my first love


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starman876
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Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691431 - 02/20/13 05:58 PM


Achtung Idiot
That was German :-)
That peep sight works really well. I use mine all the time. Always lines me up on what I want to look at. Never seen a Zeiss with a telrad on it. Just would wreck the looks. If you really want a finder scope then find the Zeiss one that fits the scope. Only about $400 when you can find them.


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Ed Holland
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Reged: 06/16/10

Loc: San Jose, CA and Oxford, UK
Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: starman876]
      #5691472 - 02/20/13 06:20 PM

Zehr Schön

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Joe Cepleur
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Reged: 03/18/10

Loc: Dark North Woods
Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5691482 - 02/20/13 06:26 PM

Magnificent scope! Communism had its problems, but it's interesting to see what those societies got right. Children pretty much universally attended summer camp, which was good for their growth, despite the "Young Pioneers" programming. East German schools taught astronomy with these beautiful Telementors, although it must be said that these scopes were made by a company scavenged from the pre-War West. The country was an economic disaster, yet look at these good things they tried to do for their children. Their hearts were at least partly in the right place.

Terra, that scope is in the right place now, in your living room and under your skies.


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R Botero
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Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5691497 - 02/20/13 06:36 PM

Fantastic! Congratulations on the new scope. It looks to be in top condition. I narrowly missed one on EvilBay last year and I will regret it forever even though they are more common here in Europe. Enjoy it!

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bremms
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Reged: 08/31/12

Loc: SC
Re: Achtung! Klopft an meiner Tür! new [Re: R Botero]
      #5691533 - 02/20/13 06:52 PM

My hunch was right when I saw the post. Yes, they are well made like a BMW telescope. One of the few scopes I would really like to own. Enjoy that scope. A guy from my home town had one, used it a few times. Looked just like yours!

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