Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:27 AM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:38 PM
Cave, Optical Craftsmen, StarLiner, Criterion, Unitron, all these were the telescopes of choice in my younger years and I well remember the advertisements in Sky and Telescope.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:32 PM
Posted 20 May 2007 - 12:37 PM
Why are there so many of these in the great north west Bill Soogy Cave
I think you see more Cave scopes in your neck of the woods. I have only seen 5 Cave scopes in Eastern, WA during the last 12 years. One was a sad little 6" f/4 that sat outside in the weeds for atleast 10 years. The tube was completely delaminated and looked like a spider web gone wrong. The owner hoped the mirror was still good but someone had literally used steel wool to strip off the coating. Thinking back on it, I believe it had a rare CARLE focuser on it. Besides that and the rear cell it had no redeeming qualities.
Depending on traffic it is a 4-6 hour drive to Seattle or Portland for me. With gas prices I would have to get a pretty darn good deal on a scope to make the trip.
I'm holding out for a 16" to 18" Cave to fall in my lap! I'm also trying to get my hands on an original Henry Fitz 10" refractor that I know of. 7" Fitz refractor.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:18 PM
I'm holding out for a 16" to 18" Cave to fall in my lap!
That'll leave a mark.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:57 PM
Now, the real question is...in my house, who has trained who?