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Vintage Zeiss(?) Telescope/Folded refractor

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#1 Nebb Ular

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:07 PM

The seller says the Zeiss name is not on the telescope but he has been told it is a Zeiss. Does anyone have info on this unusual scope? Please see attachment for link.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:38 PM

I saw this earlier. I can't imaging that it is easy to use on any astronomical targets with that mount. Usually for astro scopes, they use two flats and place the EP at the back. It doesn't look homemade, though. It certainly is interesting.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:19 PM

Here is a clickable link :

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=110125924607

It is a strange looking thing.

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:54 PM

Looks like a collimator/alignment telescope.These are commonly folded for compactness, and used on stands like the one pictured, sitting on a surface plate or bench. Also "Air Force 1952 slide" is a standard resolution target for testing optics. Someone modified this by adding an "inclined microscope mono head" with an eyepiece (note the shiny aluminum adapter holding it to the scope in one photo.)From the general appearance it looks like 50's/60's. This is a piece of shop/lab gear, not sure how well corrected it may be for astronomical uses.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:22 PM

I believe it is what used to be known as an 'optical bag-pipe'.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:47 AM

Great information. Thanks for the insight CNposter.


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