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amicus sidera
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Re: Interesting find! new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6142612 - 10/17/13 10:22 AM

Great find, John! It's rare to come across any scope of that age in such a complete state. I'm sure that it will perform every bit as nicely as it looks.

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dgreyson
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Re: Interesting find! new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #6143667 - 10/17/13 08:25 PM

I have one of those tray lamps with the articulated arm although I no longer remember what Telescope it came with.

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John Higbee
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Reged: 07/17/12

Loc: Virginia
Re: Interesting find! new [Re: Joe Cepleur]
      #6143886 - 10/17/13 10:28 PM

Joe - the legs are painted with silver paint. Each leg has 4 horizontal scribe marks at about 5 inch intervals, filled with yellow/gold paint.

It is a pretty sharp looking scope (silver/grey tube, crackle black mount, and silver legs...definitely different from the standard classic refractor colors!)

John


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roscoe
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Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Interesting find! new [Re: John Higbee]
      #6143901 - 10/17/13 10:39 PM

My Son's Sears tripod was the same color, one of the lower leg sections was so twisted/warped that it was difficult to slide the tripod together, so I made a replacement mahogany leg section. It looked quite out-of-place with all that silver (which seemed to be an amber varnish over silver paint) so ours ended up getting sprayed with hammertone silver rustoleum, which is pretty close in appearance.

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John Higbee
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Re: Interesting find! [Re: roscoe]
      #6148486 - 10/20/13 01:59 PM

Weather's finally broken "positive"...and first light (with a vengeance) today, using the sun projection screen!

Great images...a large sunspot with pronounced penumbra close to the northwest limb...a group of five smaller sunspots (two medium size with penumbras, followed by three smaller spots) to the southeast of the big spot...and a medium spot to the northeast of that group. My daughter was most impressed (and saw the three tiny spots in the second group before I did)!

Terrestrial images are razor-sharp. Looking forward to the two-day-past-full moon tonight!

John


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