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help w/ GOTO manufacturing mounts made in mid 70s

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#1 ruachsheavens

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:03 AM

I have a GEM that has been positively identified as having been manufactured by the GOTO manufacturing company in the mid 70's. Does anyone have experience with these mounts? I am wondering about parts availability, a schematic or owner's manual, and general opinion of their build quality.

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#2 Patrick

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:53 PM

Hi RP,

You might want to post your question in the Classic Telescopes forum.

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#3 ruachsheavens

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:48 AM

thanks Patrick - I will try that.

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#4 John Hoare

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:29 AM

This is a GEM mount you're referring to and not a very early attempt at a GoTo as such, I hope?

I'm just asking because early GoTos are very likely to be dead ducks post y2k.
 

#5 ngc6475

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:31 AM

Hi John,

GOTO was a Japanese manufacturer of fine telescopes, and is particularly known for telescopes and mounts from the period encompassing the 60s through the 80s.


 

#6 Glassthrower

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:02 AM

This thread is a duplicate of the following thread :

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1882366

Since the other thread appears to have garnered the most responses, I will lock this one up to avoid redundancy. :)

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG
 


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