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Goto Kogaku #104 60mm f20

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#26 eric_zeiner

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:17 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

#27 SteveNH

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

Simply awesome! Every little piece of your telescope spells quality. And it's an f/20!!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:17 PM

Yes, it really does. The best part is the optical quality is matched by the mechanical quality and sturdiness.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

Steve as far as I'm concerned that inspection tag was worth the price of admission....and signed to boot! :foreheadslap: Mike

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

So, here's my question.

The legs you've been carrying around with you for years.

And which just "happen" to pair with this kit.

Ya don't think....

Maybe....

Some time a long time ago, the kit and those legs were originally paired but got separated?

:question:

Nahhh.... couldn't be, right?

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:41 PM

Steve,
Congrats to this rare find :bow: Outstanding 60mm f/20 refractor, very nice to see it in such fine original condition. Great that it came with the original Inspection Card of December 1960, wow! BTW, I think the genuine Goto Tokyo desiccant pack needs a refresh :lol:

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:30 PM

Finally, here it is all packed away in its case. Nice compact case that also holds the mount easily.

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#33 Steve_M_M

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:35 PM

I do not think the legs are actually for a 104 mount. The width of the hub is actually a bit too big and stretches the legs quite a bit. But, it still works!

I did not really think about it, but for the hand typed carbon copy of the instructions and the 3x4 inspection card to still be all here, it is quite amazing.

This weekend I will be refinishing the legs.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

Finally, here it is all packed away in its case. Nice compact case that also holds the mount easily.

Very nice Steve :bow: That is a beauty !!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

Steve one for the books. All the right stuff, Old, Long sexy lines, Wonderful attention to detail, Totally a classic telescope to be sure. I would give it 10 stars..... But you seem to get the lions share of these. Keep up the great work!!
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

Nice those Goto and Nippons are surely incredible old telescopes.

Wasn't Nippon Kogaku Nikon? And where does Goto Kogaku fit in?

F20 is amazing, those Japanese truly understood the purpose of their telescopes!

Saturday night I had three scopes setup for viewing:

Tasco 10Te
C8
Meade ETX80

People could see magnification and sizes of Jupiter in the for all three telescopes, same mm eyepieces just different focal lengths.

Mark

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:24 PM

Wasn't Nippon Kogaku Nikon? And where does Goto Kogaku fit in?


Just as an aside, if anyone is interested, the word Kogaku (pronounced KOH-ga-ku, or long "o") means optics, or engineering, in Japanese; and is a common suffix used in naming optical or engineering companies. My dad told me that Nikon coined its new company name by combining the Kogaku suffix with Nippon. But maybe you all knew this already ... :grin:

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:48 AM

SteveNH,

I read an article online that Nikon was Nippon Ikon. Ikon being the Zeiss camera.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

Very interesting, Napersky - come to think of it, I've also heard that too. I think the Japanese, notorious for copying things, must have copied the prestigious Zeiss name and my dad was either too proud to admit it or not aware of it! He was there during the war, just after which Nikon came out with their close copies of the Leica rangefinders. But he liked Canons!

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:45 PM

Legs done. They came out great. The scope is headed outside now for some solar viewing. I hear there are some great sunspots.

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