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Vintage Mt. Palomar Scope on Ebay

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#1 Da Bear

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:55 AM

So kool......

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#2 refractory

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:15 AM

These things often go for over $50, when in good shape. And they really 'work', too (though I'm guessing it'll be a mite hard to mount itsy-bitsy photographic plates on it AND keep it trained on guide-stars all night long....).

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:25 AM

What a nifty little thing.

I'll keep an eye on that one. I conjectured to myself that it may actually work - it has a secondary holder and an out-of-scale focuser assembly that is not a part of the real Palomar scope.

Regards and clear skies,

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#4 Preston Smith

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:27 AM

What a nifty little thing.

I'll keep an eye on that one. I conjectured to myself that it may actually work - it has a secondary holder and an out-of-scale focuser assembly that is not a part of the real Palomar scope.

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG


We want a first light report! :jump:

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:29 AM

I've been thinking of what to do with the Celestron Explorascope my son won at a Star Party last year and never uses. An ATMed scope like this would be an interesting project.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

Reminds me of the old days when large, land based telescopes were all the rage. As a kid I used to dream at what the Palomar instrument could do. The "Hale 200" was a regular thought and discussion topic, now it doesn't even receive much mention. Space imaging and light pollution put the big telescopes in the back seat.

It is a nice little toy. ;)


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