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#1 John rombi

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 06:22 PM

Hi Everyone, :) Long time astronomer.New to this forum,so please be gentle.I am a proud long time owner of Unitron/Polarex scopes. I have a 2.4"+ 4" in excellent condition. Both scopes are not just show pieces, they still suck in their fair share of photons, especially the 4" that is my workhorse. Cheers, John :cool:

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#2 JakeJ

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 06:55 PM

Hi John -

Let me be the first to welcome you to CN forums!

That is really a beautiful telescope. I have observed through a 4" Unitron before, and was impressed with both the views and the quality of the instrument itself. I am sure it is a joy for you to use!

-Jake

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 10:05 PM

Very nice, Sir!

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#4 John rombi

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 01:12 AM

Thanks for the welcome.It didn't hurt a bit.Cheers, John

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 12:00 AM

As a one-time owner of a 2.4" Polarex and 4" Unitron Alt-Az, the picture brings back many pleasant memories. That Alt-Az was really great to use, especially since I had a Cave 10" equatorial for any asto-photography I wanted to do. It was nice just to follow my targets with the slo-mo controls of the 4" Unitron. Never should have sold that scope! :waytogo:

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 12:19 AM

Wow! Very impressive! Those scopes are not just classics, they are genuinely excellent optical instruments! You are very fortunate, John, and good for you!

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 09:17 AM

Very nice, John. Where are you located in N.S.W.? I was in Coonabarabran this past April.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:09 AM

Nice scope!

#9 John rombi

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:16 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind sentiments. The 2.4" I've had since 1970,I bought it new for $200AUS. The 4" was given to me by a member of my club 5 years ago. He could no longer use it due to severe arthritis. He just wanted to know that it would go to a good home, and it has. I've just got home (2.00am Sydney time ) from the first good night we've had in 2 months.
Don, I am in Campbelltown on the s/w outskirts of Sydney ( where the dark sky starts )it's about a five hour drive from Coonabarabran. I hope you enjoyed the stay. Cheers, John

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 02:54 PM

Thanks, John. We spent a week in Coona and another week in Sydney. Hoping to make a return trip in 2007. I took a 4" Televue refractor with me in April so I have a pretty good idea of what you can see with yours. Wonderful views.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:43 PM

Don,When you make a return trip let me know and you can come to our clubs two dark sky sites. One is local and the other about an hours drive south heading towards the snowy mountains. If you would like to know more check out our website www.macastro.org.au Cheers, John

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:06 AM

Hello John,

Excellent scope, as a newbie myself aswell I still remember
nights out there with my friends 4" Unitron/Polarex.
It was just too much for me those days!
I still have my little 3" Unitron/Polarex and do some
nice viewing with it.
Congratulations with such a nice instrument!

Mert.

#13 John rombi

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:49 PM

Thanks Mert, It's a great scope. It still gives views that rival the newest scopes. I told my wife to bury it with me when I die.Ha Ha :lol:Cheers, John. :jump:


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