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#951 clamchip

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 09:56 AM

Thank you for the update Robert. I'll get it in the next edition. And congratulations on another Cave!

 

I had a note on that one that it was also engraved "DK", wondering if that meant Dall-Kirkham? 

Yes it is engraved DK.

I was reading most of the Cave cassegrains are Dall-Kirkham.

Nothing on the secondary noting DK, so maybe all 10 inch by this time were DK.

I recognize the hand writing on the secondary as Cave.

I'm not sure what the underlined 'Perfect' means, perfect sphere? which is what

it would be for a DK.

 

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 05:21 PM

Thank you Robert. It appears fairly obvious that the DK means Dall-Kirham.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:04 PM

Hey, Folks.

 

I've had My Cave Astrola for about 25 years. I'm getting ready to do a second restoration. I'm sending my mirror to Wave e recoated. I'm very nervous. I hate letting it out of my site. Here's the mirror info....

 

10" F6 - 60 3//8" Focal length

Cave # M716669

Oct  4, 1971

Written in cursiive on the side.


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#954 PiSigma

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:18 PM

Hey, Folks.

 

I've had My Cave Astrola for about 25 years. I'm getting ready to do a second restoration. I'm sending my mirror to Wave e recoated. I'm very nervous. I hate letting it out of my site. Here's the mirror info....

 

10" F6 - 60 3//8" Focal length

Cave # M716669

Oct  4, 1971

Written in cursiive on the side.

Hello and welcome to the Cloudy Nights Classic Telescope forum. And thank you for the addition to the registry.

 

I know what you mean regarding sending the mirror out. I've done it several times and was always very nervous until it was safely back in my hands.

 

I will have your mirror in the next edition of the registry, which I'll probably post next month.



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:00 PM

Here is my mirror:

 

6" F/8 (47 5/8"). Made in June, 1970. Tube and End Rings polished and looks new. Still have mount and works great. I did convert using clam rings by Parallax.

 

Cave Optical Co

M705406-F/8-June 1970



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:26 PM

Good evening y’all, 

 

I’m new to this group so let my dad and I know if we do anything wrong.

 

My name is Patrick and I’m a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder where I study film directing/writing and astrophysics and planetary sciences. My dad was the person who originally piqued my interest in astronomy and we recently decided to clean up and semi-restore his 10” Cave Astrola Deluxe Portable (what we believe it is). We just cleaned up the mirror (which was covered in grime) to reveal a beautifully clean and surprisingly illuminated surface. I took down the information and thought I would post it here.

 

Cave Optical Co.

M761797

59 & 5/8 Focal Length

June 3, 1976

 

He traded a small telescope for this telescope (a hell of a deal) because the other guy’s wife said “it’s me or the telescope”. Needless to say, we’ve had it since the 70s/80s. I’m glad to see other’s caring for these old beauties and I look forward to chatting with you all in the future! 

 

Best,

Patrick & Stan Wine 

Enid, OK


Edited by S&PWine, 31 March 2020 - 08:26 PM.

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