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unknown zoom ep new
      #6617264 - 07/04/14 10:00 PM

Did galileo scopes ever come out with a zoom??? I recently came into a zoom ep at a yard sale, the seller said he thought it might have come with his sons galileo scope.

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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: droid]
      #6617404 - 07/05/14 12:10 AM

Seems Google has the answer to your quest:

http://www.telescopes.com/telescope-eyepieces/zoom-eyepieces/galileo68mmto16m...

Clear & Dark Skies,

Dave


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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: droid]
      #6620923 - 07/07/14 06:17 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Hmmm, this is what I got?

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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: droid]
      #6620925 - 07/07/14 06:20 AM

Goes from 20 - 37 - 45 - 52 - 60 on the numbers, I assume that's the focal length?

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Re: unknown zoom ep [Re: droid]
      #6620954 - 07/07/14 07:23 AM

Quote:

Goes from 20 - 37 - 45 - 52 - 60 on the numbers, I assume that's the focal length?




The numbers indicate the resulting magnifications when used with a particular telescope (most likely a spotting scope).

The typical focal lengths of these zooms are somewhere between 24-8mm and 21-7mm.

Andreas


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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: andydj5xp]
      #6622297 - 07/07/14 09:09 PM

This is a Synta-manufactured zoom found on many inexpensive spotting scopes. Obviously, it is threaded into a 1.25" adapter instead of being threaded into the scope.
The 20-60 magnification range indicates it probably came on an 80mm scope, like a Celestron, SkyWatcher, or Konus.
There is an indeterminacy to the focal length, but it's probably either 7-21 or 8-24mm.


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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: Starman1]
      #6622323 - 07/07/14 09:24 PM

Thank you Don , appreciate it. Not sure why the guy told me it was from a galileo brand scope. But doesn't matter, it actually performs fairly good in a 60 x 700 refractor.

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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: droid]
      #6622353 - 07/07/14 09:44 PM

It maybe made by Synta for Galileo?
Sure looks like it when you zoom in (twice) on the pic ?

Mike


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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: junomike]
      #6622578 - 07/07/14 11:52 PM

That's a Synta scope, also sold under the Konus label.
Don


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Re: unknown zoom ep new [Re: Starman1]
      #6622814 - 07/08/14 06:04 AM

Ok thanks guys I think my question has been answered as best it can be. I will take it out and do so magnification comparisons to my regular eps and ascertain which it is , Im guessing its maybe 7 to 21, but will see.

Thank you Don, I didn't know who else to ask that would know.

And thanks to everyone who replied.

In any case for a buck at a yard sale, hey I couldn't go to wrong, lol.


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