Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:49 PM
The Apollon has a 47mm aperture and a focal length of 800mm. The mount is very heavy for a scope this size, at least by today's standards.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:01 PM
Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:01 PM
Amazing scope! 2 old Goto's posted in the same week
Here is a picture of Seizo Goto at the Solar Eclipse of 1936 using what looks like it might be an Apollon.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:03 PM
Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:23 PM
I think the scope in the photo is this one. I took it out of the 1930 brochure which is to the right of the Apollon.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:30 PM
I can pick out some words but, I can't read it all. When I enlarge the jpg it loses clarity. But, I appreciate you trying.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:20 PM
Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:28 PM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:15 AM
Maybe tonight, it was cloudy last night.
Here's a pic on the quickly cobbled together mount and tripod I made yesterday. I may try to replicate that Apolon mount when a get some real time to devote to it, it's very cool!
Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:56 AM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:56 PM