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#576 ngc2289

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:39 AM

I agree both scope, and wife are very nice!!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:16 AM

Thanks everyone for your posts. Don't be shy! Does'nt matter what you look like. Get in the picture with your classic scope or scopes. If you built a scope from a classic optical set such as a Jaegers objective or coulter mirror it qualifies as a classic, because a telescope is only as good as its optics . There are some Criterion RV-6 and Edmund owners out there. Get on here and proudly give a little info about yourself and your scope guys and gals. Again a big Thank You to all who have posted thus far. Gary,the Tasco Classics Guy! :grin:

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

Well I may have already posted this, don't want to review the entire thread. But here's a picture of me at Ft. Sill Oklahoma with my RV6 in the early 70's.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

Cool picture Bill!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

BTW - I just finished building my 6" f/10 Jaegers GJD refractor. I will most certainly be in the shot with this scope when it is posted.

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Mel, I've been lurking on the ATM forum and have felt honored to watch the design and build.

What a classic tribute:bow:

Can't wait for the :photo:

Bill


Thanks, Bill! I am also honored in knowing that my 6" Jeagers build has touched others. Actually, outside of paying tribute to those individuals special in my life, my greatest aspiration is to inspire others. I will get a photo up soon.

Thanks again,

Mel

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:08 AM

Well not me, but my club - the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society in New Orleans. The photo dates from an early "in-town" star party in the early 1960's. Things sure have changed in 50+ years!

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:10 AM

Here is another shot of the same group.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:13 AM

I wanted to make sure you guys know what I look like. Here I am doing some observing at the 11/06 Mercury occultation with a Tak FCT 76. (Does this scope count as a classic?)

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

Great pictures Barry. Your club seemed to be rather active back in the day. Lots of scopes in the 6 inch range. The JR club in Dallas would typically have a handfull attend observing nights and my humble RV6 was usually the largest of the telescopes.
Yes, things have changed. Bill

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:32 PM

Those certainly are classic photo's. I do not think I see one Unitron in that crowd of classic scopes. A Royal Astro or two. ;) Was there a reason for that or had not you Lousiana folk ever heard of them? :grin:

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

You aren't very observant Greju. Perhaps your eyesight is failing? There is a Unitron 114 in the top picture, front row, third from the left.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

You aren't very observant Greju. Perhaps your eyesight is failing? There is a Unitron 114 in the top picture, front row, third from the left.


Uh,,,I don't know about that. Looks like an SPI to me. :lol:

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

I see my old Edmunds 3" f/10. Can you?? :grin: Mike

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

Eyesight failing? I do wear cheaters. ;) . And after getting out the cheaters and a magnifying glass I might have to concede, maybe one Unitron. ;)

"You aren't very observant Greju"

Well, that might be a stretch considering the age of the picture. :confused:But I did once work for a governmental agency but it was not the CIA. :foreheadslap: :grin:

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

Clamshell might fit but that thing sticking off the end of the focuser could be anything. ;)

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:01 PM

Well not me, but my club - the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society in New Orleans. The photo dates from an early "in-town" star party in the early 1960's. Things sure have changed in 50+ years!

Barry Simon


Thanks for sharing some PAS history, Barry! It would be great to come home and join in on one of y'alls present day observing sessions. On my next trip to NOLA, I will try to schedule appropriately. What a homecoming that would make.

Mel

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:26 AM

Its a Unitron. Get over it.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:58 AM

Its a Unitron. Get over it.


Terra is correct and I believe what you see on the focuser end of that #114 Unitron is a Unihex.

Barry Simon

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

Thank you Barry. It looks like a Unihex to me as well. :)

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:07 AM

I see my old Edmunds 3" f/10. Can you?? :grin: Mike


All the way to the left in the top photo? I had one too.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:53 AM

Yup, 3 inch Palomar Jr., on the far left end, front row.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

No no it's a 3" f/10 Space Conqueror! To bad the picture looks like a frame from some inner city 7-11 security video! :foreheadslap::lol: Mike

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

No no it's a 3" f/10 Space Conqueror! :lol: Mike


Yep.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:44 AM

No no it's a 3" f/10 Space Conqueror! To bad the picture looks like a frame from some inner city 7-11 security video! :foreheadslap::lol: Mike


The pictures were copies from old newspaper clippings in our club archives. I will see if I can take better ones. Maybe I can focus in on specific areas (like the Unitron #114). If others have similar old photos from their club's history those would be great to see!

Barry Simon

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

I always got those two mixed up. Was the Palomar Jr. the 3 inch black tube reflector that came before the white tube Space Conqueror? I seem to remember the 6 inch was called the Super Space Conquerer?


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