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I have Dynamax 8 & 6 owner's manual available!

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#26 Pierre L.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 07:33 PM

Hi! to all
I'am new to this group and I own a Dynamax 8 that performs
very well, was lucky enough probably, so I have the manual for the 6 and 8 that I have made a pdf file of 540ko if anyone interested let me know ;)

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:19 PM

I'm a high school science teacher who has just had a dynamax 8 donated to our school. Could you email me a copy of the manual?
Many thanks,
Mike Weiss
Yarmouth, Maine

#28 Pierre L.

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 03:57 PM

Hi! Mike
Send me a private message with your e-mail adress and I'll
mail it to you
Pierre :)

#29 mtnmedic

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 05:28 PM

Where'd you sell it, and how much did you get? I'm seriously considering selling mine and moving up to something else, and I'm curious about my prospects.


I posted mine on www.cragislist.org for my local area and sold it within a week for $500, including the tripod. Try craigslist for your area and make sure to include photos!

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 05:30 PM

Hi Everyone, I wont be joining you here anymore because I just sold my Dynamax 8 and bought a Celestron CPC 8 XLT. I am going to miss my scope. :(


I bet you will! It's a great little scope, even though the reviews have been bad for it. But some of us have been lucky to have had a GOOD DX8. I sure miss my old scope but definitely am in total love with my 10" LX200 Classic!

#31 Thomas Karpf

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:47 PM

Would you, by any chance, still have copies of the BIG copies of the pages (i.e. the 6 megabyte set) available?

#32 jbuddtrip

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:43 PM

Greetings! I am new to both Amateur Astronomy and this fine forum. I have been lucky to receive a Criterion Dynamax 6 SCT for free. Since it is far better than the Bushnell I received as a Tenure award at my job (yup I chose a 'department store scope' over a watch!), I would like a copy of the user manual if you could send me one. Electronic format is just fine or a legible photocopy.

I have learned a ton of stuff from this this great forum, thanks All!

#33 mcoren

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:17 PM

From what I've read and heard, the quality of these scopes varied greatly over the years, but my general impression is that even at their best they were just barely comparable to an average C8 of the same vintage. I bought a Dynamax 8 in high school (used), which wasn't great but given my budget at the time (or lack thereof), it was a big step up from my 3" Edmund Scientific reflector. The drive corrector smoked the first time I plugged it in, and even after the factory sent me a replacement it never really worked.

I think I finally got fed up with the optical performance when I replaced the cheapo eyepieces I got with it with a couple of TeleVue's and the views didn't improve at all. Still, it was a good scope for what I needed at the time, and I hope the next scope I get will keep me satisfied for 20+ years like that Dynamax did.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for your input! Is the "Drive Corrector" the AC that came with the telescope or is it the power inverter that was supplied so that the scope could be run off a 12V battery. The drive motor of my scope is not functional but all the controls are working fine. I used a little white lithium lubricant and that helped a lot.

In reading the websites for collimation instructions, I have noticed a common reference to Bob's Knobs to replace the factory supplied adjustment screws. Has anyone purchased these for a Dynamax SCT? If so - what type did you buy? Thanks!

#35 BrianL

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:23 PM

If anyone wants to download the owners manual for the
Dynamax 6 and Dynamax 8 please visit this website and you
will find the download link for the manual at the end of the
page.

http://www.lunarobse....com/scopes.htm

Nota Bena:

I have both of these telescopes and they are a good
example for commercial amateur SCT telescopes of their
size in the days when they were produced.

To the folks at Criterion/Bausch and Lomb:

Thankyou for all of your efforts that you made to
further the enjoyment of astronomy and telescopes
for everyone.

Brian L. Holbrook, atm/SF Bay Area/California

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#36 Robert Provin

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:20 PM

If anyone wants to download the owners manual for the
Dynamax 6 and Dynamax 8 please visit this website and you
will find the download link for the manual at the end of the
page.

http://www.lunarobse....com/scopes.htm


Brian L. Holbrook, atm/SF Bay Area/California

Hey Brian,
With your permission may I post this manual at my Classic Telescopes site? :jump:

http://geogdata.csun...taire/classics/

Thanks and best regards,
Robert

#37 albert1

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:15 PM

Thanks Brian

#38 BrianL

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:33 PM

To: Robert Provin
From: Brian L. Holbrook

For permission to post Peter Grego's link please contact him
through his website at http://www.lunarobservers.com/

Anyone wishing to publish my Diametric Area table downloadable from the cloudynights posting here:

http://www.cloudynig...411/Main/295074

may contact me at my alternate email address:

grego94@hotmail.com

Pleasant Observing, Brian L. Holbrook atm/SF Bay Area



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#39 BrianL

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:59 PM

To: albert1
From: BrianL

Hi Albert. Your welcome. I'm happy to have found the downloadable Dynamax 6/8 link... for myself and others...
It is a coincidence that I happen to be interested in lunar
observing also... I was rambling around on the internet looking around for lunar links and it just happened that Peter is interested in lunar observing also... and is a
Dynamax user... I had wanted a downloadable Dynamax 6/8
users manual for a while. Among other coincidences I also
received a free Dynamax 8 some years ago from a fellow who
was simply throwing it out...just like the other cloudynights poster... though moreso because it was
in repairable condition and I happened to be lucky enough
to find out about it that he was discarding it... just in
time. Though my Dynamax 8 was pretty well damaged I doctored
it up and it works just great. I am happy with it. It was one of the very early ones built and is still being used appreciatively now in November of 2009 in the night skies just as it was then back in the early 1980s. Be sure to check out Peter Grego's website at:

http://www.lunarobservers.com/


Pleasant Observing, BrianL

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