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#1 starman876

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:48 PM

Lots of nice pictures of Zeiss scopes.

http://burbankoptica...any.tripod.com/

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:58 PM

Tillamook cheese is really good. I toured their production facility. Great stuff!

Like Beethovens 7th also.

AUS JENA!!!(not a big beer fan, but great photo!)

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

What telescopes? All I see is the girls with the beers!! :;

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:11 PM

I'd like to know who these people are. They sure do seem to be big Unitron and Zeiss fans.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:15 PM

Hey I give you guys telescopes, beer, girls and more and you are still complaining :lol:

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

Not me, Johann! Bring it on!! :)

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

That is a very, hmmmmm, how shall we say it, 'eclectic' website. Best be careful, there are pictures of the F├╝hrer and his big Zeiss telescope as well as Zeppelins with swastikas, etc. on that page. I remember a similar picture of that telescope and its owner, as well a one of Field Marshal Rommel and his Zeiss binoculars caused a big stink on here a year or so ago and got a page locked and various moderator admonishments, etc.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:40 AM

Amazing photographs and scans. Seems fair enough that Nazis would have used Jena optics. So long as it is honest, historical record, what's wrong with showing that, when it is incidental to the topic of classic telescopes? To admire their scopes is not to admire their politics or behaviors. Think of all the scopes that would not be shown if that context were verbotten!

Lots of big refractors. Always boggles me when the scopes we would consider big on our forum are just guide scopes on ever larger tubes.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

Lots of nice pictures of Zeiss scopes.

http://burbankoptica...any.tripod.com/



That was one of the most random and disorganized websites I've ever seen.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:23 AM

The script locks up Firefox.. BE CAREFUL. Personally, I would avoid the site.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

I'd like to know who these people are. They sure do seem to be big Unitron and Zeiss fans.


Most likely Loron Knowlen.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:42 AM

I think Terra nailed it with 'eclectic' and I just so happen to be half way throughout the 'the winds of war' so the linked youtube video (1939 I think) drew me in deeper. The reward was about 1ms of the zeiss scope in the background. None the less some absolutely beautiful Zeiss instruments on the main page, interspersed with history but I don't think I should say anything here about the beer and those drinking - here that is. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:14 AM

I wonder if Hitler took a look at the skys with his Telescope much at all? The porro prism suggests he just looked at rocks on the sides of the mountains with it.

" This is a only home in which Hitler can laugh and take his ease -- or even "conduct tours" by means of the tripod telescope which he himself operates on the terrace for his visitors." - Homes and Gardens magazine, Nov 1938

He was interested in Astrology, not Astronomy, so I doubt he appreciated what a nice scope he had.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

I doubt he had any real interest in astronomy. It (the telescope) was outfitted of terrestrial viewing. The mount, if you look at other pictures, was either to short, or the legs were collapsed for "horizontal" rather than vertical viewing. The telescope has a circuitous history and now resides at the Himalayan Mountain Institute in Darjeeling, India.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:27 AM

You can glimpse the telescope in one of the scenes in this rare "home movie" shot in color during earlier "happier times" of summer on the piazza at the Berghof, Obersalzberg.

http://youtu.be/dZBAcU3jxg0

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:14 PM

Interesting video.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

I liked the part about Cinzano vermouth replacing the telescope. Or maybe that's not what the author intended?

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

I just like the Zeiss scopes. That is all I was referencing.

The rest is just part of history which none of us can do anything about.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

"I doubt he had any real interest in astronomy."

As the center of the universe, he already had enough Star Power...

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

"I just like the Zeiss scopes."

Nothing wrong with that sentiment!

We had lots of military families in my hometown. The father of my pal Wes bought a cool Zeiss monocular in Germany: Only one 60 or 70mm objective, but with a binocular viewer - dual diopter eyepieces, IIRC. He used to bring it to our football games. It was HEAVY!!


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