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#1 AstroPhys

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:32 PM

I acquired this nice Unitron 1 1/4 - .965 adapter recently. I did not know these existed. I thought I would share this bit of knowledge.

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#2 terraclarke

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

Nice!



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 04:38 PM

That is a very nice part.  I was lucky enough to find two of them for my scopes.  For those having difficulty, there is now a new part offered at this site (with which I have no affiliation) http://astronomy-sho...om/?page_id=188

They make a very nice screw-in adapter that replaces the Unitron visual back on the 60mm and 75mm Unitrons and allows direct insertion of a 1.25" diagonal.  Very useful.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:14 PM

They are very nice to have.   Not many people do know they exist.  I try to include one when I sell a Unitron outfit.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

I suspect that quite a few people have these reversible adaptors without realising it. I found one in a draw tube by accident when I was doing a restoration. Unless you look at the eyepiece holder carefully it is very easy to miss these.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:16 PM

They are easy to overlook if you do not know what they are.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

I need to take a second look at my two Unitrons I think!



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

Yes they are nice and i to have found them inside some drawtubes on my unitron telescopes



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

$100 Unitron 4" EQ Latitude Adjuster - Anyone?.....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=863797



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

is this the new place to alert people to Unitron parts for sale ;)

 

Maybe we need a cave, tasco,  sears  and other scope parts thread. :D



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Good idea, Johann, considering the large number of classic scopes made by Hino, Mizar, Royal, SYW, and Towa that were rebranded lots of times -- we can't bug CharlieB all of the time!



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

We could start a thread for unique parts for each brand scope. I bet there are people who have no clue what sort of goodies came with these scopes.  I know i bought a tasco with all sorts of neat toys.  A herschel wedge, wind up clock drive, a real interesting erect image prism that looks like half a binocular and other goodies.  Unitron made a bunch of interesting extras. Some were only available overseas as polarex.  I am sure members here can show us all kinds of great toys.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:18 PM

Maybe these Unitron accessories are common out there, but I found them to be very useful on my Unitron 128.  They look and feel so classy.  And best of all, they work like a well designed product should.

First up is the optical tube counterweight.  I found this to be very useful back in the 70's when I borrowed my Father's hefty Pentax 35mm camera body for prime focus and eyepiece projection astrophotography.

 

Next is the piggyback camera mount.  The clock driven 128 mount did a good job of tracking the night sky for wide field images.

 

Last is the mount for the synchronous motor clock drive which I added in 1975, a year after receiving the 128.

 

Of course, I also have the wonderful Unihex, which everyone here knows in great detail.

 

I was in high school in the mid 70's and amateur astronomy was my number one hobby during that decade.  I still enjoy it today.

 

Beautiful stuff.

 

 

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

that is beautiful stuff with the original box.



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:58 PM

I bet there are people who have no clue what sort of goodies came with these scopes.  I know i bought a tasco with all sorts of neat toys.

 

As I've posted before, my 1978 Tasco came with a separate box of photographic accessories that I've seen maybe one other time on sale at a store.  It included a thread in 30mm (manual drawtube) to 1.25 adapter, T rings, projection tubes, a 3-element Barlow type lens, and (fortunately for me now) a thread in disk that adapts my Unihex to both .965" & 1.25" focusers. 

 

My Unitron 142 came with several tubes that fit .965", 1.25", and 35mm barrel accessories to the focuser, along with chrome clamp rings for these.  Only 1 looks as old as the scope.

 

As popular as Unitrons were back then, were there other companies / vendors selling accessories for them? 


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:15 PM

I bet there are people who have no clue what sort of goodies came with these scopes.  I know i bought a tasco with all sorts of neat toys.

 

As I've posted before, my 1978 Tasco came with a separate box of photographic accessories that I've seen maybe one other time on sale at a store.  It included a thread in 30mm (manual drawtube) to 1.25 adapter, T rings, projection tubes, a 3-element Barlow type lens, and (fortunately for me now) a thread in disk that adapts my Unihex to both .965" & 1.25" focusers. 

 

My Unitron 142 came with several tubes that fit .965", 1.25", and 35mm barrel accessories to the focuser, along with chrome clamp rings for these.  Only 1 looks as old as the scope.

 

As popular as Unitrons were back then, were there other companies / vendors selling accessories for them? 

Unitron was it for Unitron toys.


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