Southern Precision Instrument Co 60mm f20 - ebay
Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:34 AM
i am going to try and get this as i do not have a f20
they do not want to ship so it will most likely
be a shipping overcharge.
looks a little rough but i can see enough parts for the
Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:24 AM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:16 PM
they said also they would pack all in bubble wrap.
after i see pictures i will ask them if they
could ship counterweight separate.
thanks for the heads up JWW.
when i saw this on ebay i was picturing your beautifull
telescope in my mind.
was looking at your website the other day
and you have a very impressive collection.
all top notch telescopes.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:54 PM
how are the views through that f20.
how would you rate the optics.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:01 PM
Well I am not qualified to judge optics whatsoever and a novice from that perspective. Naturally its limited by aperture but I was able to view the Cassinis on Saturn easily. If the optics are fine then I think you will be happy (depending on what you pay for it).
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:51 PM
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:36 AM
that is the same as my sears model 4
can anyone tell me who manufactured this.
i can not find on any links in cn.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:36 AM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:49 PM
they skated around my questions about fungus, chips
and scratches on objective by saying i could look at pictures.
starting to get leery about this one.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:10 PM
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:38 PM
as a reminder for pictures later tonight when i get
home from work.
i have not seen but a few of these f20's all summer.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:43 PM
The circle insignia next to the serial number is the brand of Royal-Astro Optical Co Ind Ltd of Japan
I also have the actual Royal- Astro Optical branded 60mm f20
My scope is optically perfect and easily outclasses scopes of equal or larger diameter. I recently was able to compare it a Nikon scope and again I think the Royal outperformed it.
It easily views Cassini, splits doubles it theoretically shoud not, Jupiters belts and red spot are a sight and there is NO false color at all.
Astro Optical Made the classic 60mm and 75mm Tascos and many other scopes including I believe the 100mm Palomar and the Tasco 102mm
This Japanese manufacturer was one of the best and still exists today but as an Observatory manufacturer
Hope this helps
Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:44 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:51 PM
The circle insignia next to the serial number is the brand of Royal-Astro Optical Co Ind Ltd of Japan.
Do you have a picture of YOUR trademark and if you don't can you take a in focus one?
Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:03 PM
Astro Optical Made the classic 60mm and 75mm Tascos and many other scopes including I believe the 100mm Palomar and the Tasco 102mm ...
Just to let you know my 101mm x 1600 Palomar has the SYW trademark. Did Palomar make a 100mm?
Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:08 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:27 AM
after looking at tag above it is the same.
mine was all black so i wiped it with a
white grease pencil to bring out highlights.
it is so small compared to my other telescopes
its like they were trying to hide it.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:38 AM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:22 AM
I will take a photo of the insignia and I am sorry I meant the Palomar 101. Although it does not carry the insignia of Astro Opt I have been reliably advised that indeed it was made by Astro and rebranded.
I will try and get the photo done tonight
Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:50 AM
Mustgobigger is about right with his drawing. The depiction is accurate.
I am having trouble getting up close to my scopes insignia but here is one that I found on the net that is the same as mine except that the label on my scope is 2 toned metallic.
Regardless the insignia pictured here and the label are the same and the insignia is clear
Hope this helps.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:53 AM
after the serial # on my sears tag means.
Royal-Astro Optical Co Ind Ltd of Japan
just souns better than Sears.