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#1 clintwhitman

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:32 AM

Can you guess what it is? :jump:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:37 AM

I am so excited I already have the legs sanded stained, In the morning its all about the wire wheel and painting the 1960 unitron hardware that I took off the legs, Would it be OK to replace all the screws with brass? :yay:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:43 AM

As you can see the legs were a weak point of the scope. I love old growth mahogany I knew it would doll up! :grin:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:30 AM

Unitrons must be quite photogenic at this particular angle. Check out this one from Astromart.

http://www.astromart...ified_id=489919

My Dad has responded to this ad, and is shipping the sought-after guide scope.

Two wonderful classics get a new lease on life. ;)

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:54 AM

Thats a beauty Clint.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:18 AM

Can you guess what it is? :jump:

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Clint:

With such enthusiasm I figured finally you had gotten your first Orion Catalog.... :jump: :jump: :tonofbricks: :help:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:43 AM

:funny:

#8 trainsktg

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:25 AM

Orion catalog? Wow! Wow, wow! Wow, wow, wow!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:51 PM

Wow,
They turned out real nice!
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#10 clintwhitman

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:51 PM

Spar varnish takes forever to dry Wonder why they paint all this aluminum blach it looks so clean polished with the brass screws I cant help it polished it is any one can spray somthing black right!!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:54 PM

No I am still waiting for my 2007 celestrion catalog when it comes I will probly wet my self!!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:40 PM

Clint
Does your Unitron Unihex have the following eyepieces?
oR6mm, sym-ach9mm, K12.5, K18mm, R25MM and a Monochrome 40mm 1.25
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#13 clintwhitman

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:54 PM

Well Bill Harald did not have a Uni-hex that was on the scope he is getting me one He said he found one but it had a crack in the plastic and I opted to wait till he finds a really nice one. Funny thing is you almost nailed the four eyepieces he sent in the first of three boxes I am waiting on the other two The only difference is no R25 he sent a ortho .6mm The 40mm is in another box that I have recieved as of yet. Harald said the 40mm is from his collection and is brand new. Well the legs are done and look nice Like new except old I will be posting pics later.. I am beat!!!!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:18 PM

Well here they are done :roflmao: being obsessive compulsive is cool when your sober 20 years!! Thanks Bill W :drinkspit:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:43 PM

beautiful job, I will drink to that Clint!
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:18 AM

Hiya Clint!

Wow is THAT one beautiful piece of work you are doing!
As for the hardware, Imost definitely would keep everything as original in its paint scheme layout. As for the bare metal parts, either wirebrush carefully or polish out to the luster. Some things like maybe the steel nuts and bolts, if they happen to be rusty, you could replace with stainless steel if you can get some items original.

Some of the knobs you can get replacements that look almost identical to Unitron's like the black wing nuts on the legs I was able to get from REID SUPPLY CO.

Keep everything as original as possible so as not to reduce is collector value.

There are 2 Unihex's on ebay right now! :jump:

Do a search for Unitron and you will find them there!

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:29 AM

Oh by the way, did you get the 220 volt 50 Hz clock drive? You can easily get a nice high quality Step Up & Down inverter from an Online Store like this one. I have this particular model. As you can see you can convert the European voltage to American voltage. It even has different outlet ends to accomodate the odd looking plug you have on that drive too.
I have the 500 watt TC-100 model. NICE!

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:58 AM

This dudes a unitron non polrex but i didnt get a drive i am thinking about the little after market one that guy sells? other wise i would need an old american model to go original, right?

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:34 AM

True.

You're talking about this one? Unitron Aftermarket clock drive

That will perform just fine. But if you want to go original, that's fine too. I know someone that sold me his original 3 inch Unitron clock drive for this aftermarket one. So you see, it all depends what you want to do. But let me warn you that it is not one you would want to add if you decide to do dso imaging with. But for capturing the planets, Sun, or Moon using the webcam technology, it will work just fine! Besides, I doubt whether you would even want to do dso imaging anyway with a f/15 focal ratio of a Unitron.

Now while I am on the subject of imaging with a Classic telescope, here's an interesting idea...

Mallincam

Get the hint? Use the Unitron to display images on your pc screen in real time or just a regular Mallincam for much lower cost but very able for a little 12" TV type monitor! Now THAT is a thrill!!!! I have done that with my Unitron!

:lol: They don't call me AWESOME for 'nuthin ya know! :lol:

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:23 PM

Oh by the way, did you get the 220 volt 50 Hz clock drive? You can easily get a nice high quality Step Up & Down inverter from an Online Store like this one. I have this particular model. As you can see you can convert the European voltage to American voltage. It even has different outlet ends to accomodate the odd looking plug you have on that drive too.
I have the 500 watt TC-100 model. NICE!


Hey Lenny,
Even with a 220V to 120V tansformer the thing will still run at 50Hz right? US standard is 60Hz. This would certainly introduce some error in the accuracy of the drive clock right?
Bill

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:30 AM

No, it gets converted to 60Hz. I already checked into that.


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