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#1 clintwhitman

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:39 PM

Here what the CAVMANS DOING I will tell you which one won Althought the tasco with it far superior mount i am sure will win Battle of the 60s 1950s unitron 1958 nikon 1966 tasco......first stop Venus :lol: :roflmao: :jump:

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 12:40 AM

Well the 1966 Tasco tried hard but was out classed before I even got off the moon but for $49, 99 it was one third the price of a Unitron 2.4 in 1966 and I was told the Nikon in 1958 sold for over $100 which was a fortune! No wonder they are not around. The Nikon kept a sight edge on the Unitron using the Nikon eyepieces which are way better than the same size 1950s Unitrons I just received. The eyepieces from the Nikon are wonderful great eye relief and very wide for .9s The Unitron is a keeper also. Well at the end I pulled out a 80mm WO ZD80 fluorite and stuck a 11/4” 3.5mm Telview in it and smoked all these for planets this scope holds very high mags without any color to speak of and is an awesome OTA for $750 and change no mount. But not much to look at Also a note the Unitron alt az with the Unihex in it is fun to work with but I am accustom to EQ mounts so the Nikon won ease of use For me…

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:30 AM

Good shootout. Which would be the keeper (of the original three only) if you had to liquidate the other two? Nikon or Unitron?

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:17 AM

Hi Keith thanks for asking. The Nikon has a nice crispness in the contrast thats hard to beat in a small scope. And then its eyepieces are really nice they must have been considered way ahead of there time in 1958 there look just like tiny telview nauglers but there is only 2 of them. Its the winer. But not by far visualy the unitron is very good to but I think its a 50s also.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:31 PM

Once again tho, the Unitron wins on **** appeal.
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:09 PM

Hey its those legs on her Vampire killers Look at the blunt much more functional legs on the NIKON

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:11 PM

I wish I had a big house and a maid to dust I would just leave them all setup in my den Cavemans Walkin,,,


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