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#1 BHunt

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:59 PM

Never seen one of these before. The neck of the focuser looks heavy like a Mayflower
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:03 AM

50mm scopes aren't too common. If the price stays low, it might be worth the investment. Unfortunately, I think without a 'name' behind it (Unitron, Zeiss, etc) its value probably will not appreciate significantly over time.

There's also a 30x40 Micronta draw scope (in its own hinged box, too) on eBay at this time. Some of these old 'pirate' scopes can be excellent. I got a chance to look through an old Wollensak the other weekend and it was surprisingly bright and crisp.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...31562&rd=1&rd=1



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Posted 28 April 2007 - 08:20 AM

I like that one...hmmm maybe go for it. Seems like it doesn't have slo mo controls.

I have to post a pic later of a 50mm Swift alt-az I picked up that turned out pretty cool. I was impressed anyway.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 01:37 PM

Keith, that draw tube Micronta was made by Towa, it says in one of the photos of the manual..
My hope is the 50mm was also, as I won it... :jump:

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 02:08 PM

Way to go Carol, you must be building a quality 50mm collection.
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 02:22 PM

Want I should drive over and pick it up for you its not far from the cave

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:47 PM

Got it yesterday! This scope is really a little beauty, but needs some TLC. The seller packed it to survive WWIII, but before that it had been in storage for a long time... Everything complete, with an ingenious slip/click zoom terrestrial, a nice 25mm Kellner, and a couple of teeny Huygens eyepieces.
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The wood all needs refinishing, the mount needs paintin and regreasing, but its a nice little 50mm.No makers mark on the logo, though, and charmingly misspelled instructions.
But before restorations begins, I will take her out for spin over the weekend on the young moon and planets and report back....
Yepp, I do like these little scopes......
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 09:14 PM

Excellent. It should be a great birder or Moon scope.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 09:32 PM

Hope you get some good views with the new scope. Good luck with your restoration work Carol, I am sure you will do an excellent job.
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