OMG! Guess what turned up today!!!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:43 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:10 PM
Wow! I bet you are excited!! A mirror alumunized by Cave, that has got to be one in a million. Most of the Cave mirrors I have seen used Pancro.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:25 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:23 PM
The telescope that I built nearly 50 years ago and that I thought had been lost in storage has turned up.
What a great story!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:49 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:00 PM
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:15 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:33 PM
Could you have a camera ready for your first sight? It would be sweet to see it before and after.
What Edmund mount are you looking for? The early grey or the later beige? The early grey is stronger and nicer. The 'red tube' beige ones had issues in their original condition. I've just finished (today) a major restoration on two of the 6" red tube beige ones, and worked out all the bugs with major other improvements, and suggestions.
I redid everything down to the OTA focuser. My keeper is on the right with the red RA and DEC clamps. I replaced a lot of parts with stainless steel, and just replaced period. The baggie has all the original parts for posterity. There was no need for any irreversible mods except for the adding of one micro sized set screw to hold a bushing for the worm shaft.
I also have a couple of the earlier Edmund 6" on grey mounts with drives. If you have any questions about a 6" Ed mount for your sweety, let me know.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:05 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:51 PM
to cool, Terra that's something that makes us all smile!
Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:20 AM
Well, I'm off to the machine shop this morning to hopefully finish the Jaegertron.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:43 AM
Terra; hope all goes well on your retrieval.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:24 AM
Looking forward to seeing the pics Terra.
It will be especially interesting to see what is inscribed on the mirror!
Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:32 AM
Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:38 PM
I will take the mirror out and examine it for any numbers or marks on the side or back. It has a nice cast aluminum cell. It will be like a time capsule. I'm hoping to get it tomorrow but won't get home until very late. If I can get it then, I will post pics Monday.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:33 AM
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