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#26 trainsktg

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:27 AM

Do you have a pic of the OG? What's its condition?

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:28 AM

WTH is the OG?

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:42 AM

Sorry. Objective Glass. Its quicker to type out than lens, doublet, objective, etc.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:46 AM

Wow !

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:49 AM

Clint,

I need friends like your's! That is a great little Nikon scope. It should make a fine guidescope or a nice lunar scope. Heck, it's Nikon, it's free, you can't go wrong.

In fact, in Louisiana, you would be jailed right now. Accepting free vintage Nikon scopes is a felony in Louisiana. ;)

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:59 AM

Keith all the glass is spotless you should have seen me cleaning the objective Johnson and Johnson are going to send me on a cruze for using so many cotton balls... The OG was dirty and had some funy looking spots on it They were I think good old WD40 someone over sprayed! it all came off to expose what I think is the cleanest most perfect glass I own. Kinda like lookin at a 10 carrot diamond

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:03 AM

OG sounds VN. TVYM. GL.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:07 PM

Personally Bugs and i prefer nice orange and crunchy "carats"....they're excellent for good night vision! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:Mike

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:08 PM

One scope I've personally always wanted to try out was one of the 63mm Nippon Kogaku refractors... I bid on a couple that showed up on eBay but the prices always went out of sight (and out of justification range)... Caveman got *really* lucky on this one. Good on ya!

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:14 AM

In Japan,this telescope telescope is very rare.
you are very happy.

There is the meeting studies Nikon in japan, have English web-site.
you can know this telescope and Nikon more.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:25 AM

Are you refering to this site?

akiroom.com/.../kenkyukai06/kenkyukai200603.html

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:47 AM

Galakuma Thank You for honoring our Forum with your comments and presents we are all very glad to see you here! Your insight and information would be greatly appreciated on this forum. Please keep the comments coming and post photos of your collection!! Domo Arigato!! From The Caveman!! Clint Whitman :usa: :refractor:

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#38 clintwhitman

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:19 AM

This guy has a cool colection of stuff Just start clicking on links and you will see some reall cool stuff I want the eyepieces
Just say Canle and cruze around the big linkn buttons

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:42 PM

Hi Clint!
It looks to me you found gold in them thar' hills! That is absolutely the most fantastic find that anyone has found in a long time! Congratulations to you...and...you deserve it too!
This thread is wonderful reading too!

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 08:04 PM

Wow, interesting links from Japan! I especially like the pic of the Goto mfg. plant (I think it's Goto?) What I'd give for one of those......has anyone ever seen even ONE for sale ever?

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 08:07 PM

Oops...I mean their amateur observatory stuff, I've seen several 60mm's come around and have a 60mm objective and cell myself. But these big boys on the big mounts??? Where are they????

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:00 PM

I have seen 2 Got To,s lately they went to high for me $27 is my limit plus shipping in fact I just won a 27 dollar Jason for the school program it looked nice with an shelf light

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:09 PM

Wow, interesting links from Japan! I especially like the pic of the Goto mfg. plant (I think it's Goto?) What I'd give for one of those......has anyone ever seen even ONE for sale ever?


You want to buy a manufacturing plant?

Keith (It could be spendy, but the shipping is gonna kill you.)

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:12 PM

Oops...I mean their amateur observatory stuff


Oops...didn't see this. I bought a Goto Kogaku recently.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:14 AM

LOL...no I've seen the small refractors come and go, and I have a GOTO lens & cell from one of those small scopes. I mean one of the big boys as pictured on the link above. GOTO made larger instruments for the amateur community but you never see one for sale. At least I haven't come across one. I've heard their objectives toughted as the best made from the era. Keith, keep a tight grip on yours. :whistle:

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:37 AM

Happy Birthday Jim.

I've seen a Goto Planetarium for sale on Amart a while back. It would make a great stocking stuffer for the kids.

http://www.astromart...ified_id=487700

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:18 AM

BRINGS A NEW MEANING TO "GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT'
Good luck with you new scope Clint.
Better than Unitron you say MMMMMM !!
Bruce


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