Any vintage .965" hardware users out there? *DELETED*
Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:05 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:13 PM
Who's out there using 0.965 scopes.
a hand-me-down old 60mm, 415mm focal length f/7 KD (or does that symbol stand for EO) refractor. Only very slightly single MgF coated, but works excellent with an old Vixen diagonal. Came with a spindle legged camera style tripod I still have. I mount it to a much sturdier, taller camera tripod.
a several year old Meade DS60 60mm, 700mm focal length f12 refractor. Better coatings than the KB, but the focuser is all plastic and partially stripped. The mount, a one armed GoTo, was a piece of junk. I trashed it. I prefer the KB.
a old Meade 4.5" (114mm), 910mm focal length f/8 Newtonian. Probably has a spherical mirror. Coatings are badly tarnished. Focuser is nice and smooth. Came on an EQ1 mount on wooden legs. I stuck the old scope in the corner, fixed up the mount an gave it to the kid across the street to replace one of those department store toothpick leg tripods.
and my best 0.965 scope. A 1983 Swift 76mm 600mm f8 Newtionian Cassegrain. The corrector plate kept the mirror in excellent condition over the years. I took this scope apart only a few times in all those years. Collimatable, just like an SCT. When it's on, the view is very nice. I've seen e1e2 Lyra in this scope with both split at 80x, and with one split and one elongated at 60x.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:55 AM
Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:27 AM
Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:43 AM
My old Swift 76mm NewtCass is a TOWA. The 20mm ep that came with it is very good. The 6mm wasn't so good.
Quite a few years back I bought a few Orion 0.965" Sirius plossls. I also bought a few Orion Sirius plossls in the 1.25" size. As it turns out Orion's 0.965" and 1.25" plossls are exactly the same eyepiece. They simply replaced the 1.25" chrome sleeve with a screw on sleeve adapted to fit 0.965". The beauty of this is the sleeve will screw onto about 80% of all my other 1.25" eyepieces, including my UO orthos and Konigs, my Celestron Ultimas (except the 30mm), Meade plossls and SPs and several of my TV plossls. By swithcing the sleeve around, I have dozens of choices of eyepieces to uses in my 0.965" scopes. Also, the 7.5mm Tak LE, when the 1.25" sleeve is unscrewed, becomes a 0.965 insert.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:27 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:52 PM
I use several 0.965 scopes and have an assortment of 0.965 eyepieces, including numerous plossls and a few Vixen orthos.
Thats interesting, Ive had a lot of .965 scopes over the years and all mine came essentially junk eps..lol.
Still have two scopes tat use .965 but have bought adaptors to use 1.25 eps in both.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:16 PM
If you have any junk eyepieces laying around, I'd be happy to put them to good use. You can send them my way. Rich
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