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#26 fjs

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:43 PM

 

Well.. Umm, Er... You see, circumstances have prevented me from getting much use from it yet. I have it set up for standard 1 1/4" eyepieces. It didn't come with a diagonal or provision to use one. I had to get an adapter made to be able to use anything, So I chose to get one for 1 1/4" accessories. Interestingly enough, the one Derek linked to (owned by SteveMM), was also missing any provision for using a diagonal. Steve had to get an adapter made too.

 

I've had mine for going on a year now. The person I bought it from said he acquired it from the original owner, who brought it here from Japan. He said he lost contact with the owner, which I suppose means he didn't want to tell the guy that he flipped it for a quick buck.

 

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Hi Frank:

 

I don't know if your Nikon has the same circular opening (~43mm) that my scope has, but if so I am going to have PreciseParts add it to their database so people will be able to buy an adapter.  It sounds like you can already observe with yours.  When you do, in addition to telling us how nice the views are, could you see if there is color in focus and out of focus on Sirius?  If there is ED glass in the scope at f/15, there should not be significant color out of focus, whereas a standard achromat (even one as well corrected as a Nikon) should have a small amount in focus and a mild amount out of focus.  That will hopefully settle the issue of whether the scope has ED glass or not.

 

Also, I am interested in how the mount works, specifically how stable it is.

 

Thanks,

 

Derek

 

 

Yes sir, I will do that.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:33 AM

In a previous post I put forward an idea that possible differing accounts of numbers maybe were due to a later range revamp and name change. I dug out the original boxes all special ordered from Japan. One eyepiece appears definitely from a different batch.

 

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Anyone who has a Nikon scope I would love to get the serial number off you to try guesstimate production numbers. Please private message me.



#28 Nikon ED65

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:25 PM

Found this additional separate sheet in the instructions for Southern Hemisphere Scopes. Thought it may be interesting to document here on this thread.

 

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#29 Daniel Mounsey

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:36 PM

Some serious Nikons in this forum guys thanks for sharing such beauty.



#30 Nikon ED65

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:06 AM

Some serious Nikons in this forum guys thanks for sharing such beauty.

It suddenly occurred to me I sort of hijacked Daniel's "Takahashi / Nikon Comparison" thread and probably should have posted all the images of my scope here to bring them all together with others that had already been posted. I did start this thread with intent to bring together all information about Nikons or Nippon Kogaku Telescopes all in one place as a consolidated reference as most information seems to be titbits in other threads and sporadically around the web.

 

So these are just a double up of images posted in other threads so nothing new sorry. Would still love to hear and see others experiences with Nikon's line of scopes regardless of age and long await a comparison with a Telementor. Thanks

 

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#31 Nikon ED65

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:11 AM

A few more

 

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Edited by Nikon ED65, 01 July 2017 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

 

Nikon S65


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:47 AM

Just adding images to this thread to keep all related material in the one place for those interested.

 

This was a Nikon Sun Prism for their Refractor system that came up for sale in Japan. I wanted to buy it but I couldnt find a way to interact with the seller in Japanese so I was unable to add it to my collection.

 

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#34 Nikon ED65

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:50 AM

A couple of people have messaged me with interest about what a Nikon ED65 Telescope like mine would be worth on the open market but I have been unable to answer as I have had it since new and am not on the pulse of the classic telsecope market. If someone has purchased a S65 or ED65 or even an ED100 please let us know approx what you had to pay to acquire it? What would collectors be prepared to pay for one? Very few were sold here in Australia so have never seen another in person or for sale. From what I can determine the Japanese market for these Telescopes seems to be the hub of interest for them so maybe a member from Japan would have greater knowledge.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:01 PM

I just gave first light to my new-to-me Nikon 10cm ED. Visually its style is quite similar as the TSA-102 I used to have. Excellent scope.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

Photos taken during in-door testing.

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#37 Howard Gao

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:06 PM

The lense looks good for a 30+ years telescope.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

Beautiful, Howard.  Is that the factory dewcap?  Interesting configuration.



#39 Howard Gao

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:11 PM

Hi Chuck

 

Yes it's the factory dewcap. It can be removed and installed from the other side so the dewshield will be longer to avoid street light. I didn't bother to remove it tonight as it was a short session mainly on moon and mars.

 

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

Wow!!!! Beautiful!

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 11:58 PM

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 01:25 AM

Insanely beautiful scope. I've always wanted one, since I read Ed Ting's review. 

 

https://www.scoperev...m/page1g.html#3

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:36 AM

I am wowed to the max! :love:


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:51 PM

There's a Nikon 65mm on yahoo auction Japan now. The price is quite low but not sufficient info is disclosed by the seller.

https://page.auction...tion/q250461276


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:51 PM

There's a Nikon 65mm on yahoo auction Japan now. The price is quite low but not sufficient info is disclosed by the seller.

https://page.auction...tion/q250461276

 

I’ve been watching that one. No photo of the objective makes me very hesitant, especially since the bolts on the tripod legs are pitted and corroded. Makes me think it has not been stored properly. Probably will pass unless it stays towards the low end on price. 



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:20 PM

That’s a beautiful scope. I assume, not reading Japanese, that the 120,000 Yen is the BIN Price? (That equates to a bit over a thousand dollars.)



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:09 PM

Yes it’s the buy it now price.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:20 PM

There's a Nikon 65mm on yahoo auction Japan now. The price is quite low but not sufficient info is disclosed by the seller.

https://page.auction...tion/q250461276

Could anyone explain to me how to bid on, pay for and ship items on the Japan Yahoo auction, by PM or otherwise? I would much appreciate it.

 

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:41 PM

For most auctions you need to have an account with some ratings and you will need to pay in JPY. Most of the sellers don't ship abroad so you will have to find a dealer to do that.




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