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#301 Chuck Hards

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 01:19 AM

Earlier this month I sold one of my two Swift 838's to another CN member, I leave it up to them to post about the scope, or not, as they see fit.  But as part of the deal, I accepted this little item in partial trade, thanks to the buyer's generosity and willingness to part with it.  A Swift Herschel wedge.  I have never seen one in person before so this was a treat.  The condition is excellent, plus it's in the original box.  It can't be used without proper ND filtration and in any event is never going to replace my modern Lunt wedge but it's a nice piece of Swift kit to have. 

 

Herschel Wedge 001.jpg  Herschel Wedge 002.jpg

 

Herschel Wedge 003.jpg  Herschel Wedge 004.jpg

 

Herschel Wedge 005.jpg

 

Christmas came a tad early for me this year, Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

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#302 agmoonsolns

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 01:32 AM

Wow, that is so cool! What a wonderful accessory to have for your Swift!



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Posted 25 December 2018 - 02:49 AM

Hi Chuck,

 

I figured a Swift 838 without a Swift Herschel wedge was better than a Swift Herschel wedge without a Swift 838!

 

Merry Christmas!


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 08:01 AM

Very nice!  Now we just need some sunspots.


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Earlier this month I sold one of my two Swift 838's to another CN member, I leave it up to them to post about the scope, or not, as they see fit.  But as part of the deal, I accepted this little item in partial trade, thanks to the buyer's generosity and willingness to part with it.  A Swift Herschel wedge.  I have never seen one in person before so this was a treat.  The condition is excellent, plus it's in the original box.  It can't be used without proper ND filtration and in any event is never going to replace my modern Lunt wedge but it's a nice piece of Swift kit to have

 

Christmas came a tad early for me this year, Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

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Someone a few years back (maybe 5 or 6) was selling new old stock Swift Herschel wedges (on e-bay if I remember correctly for a buy it now price).  I bought one for my collection of stuff.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone

 

Steve

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 09:54 PM

Are there any other unusual Swift accessories we should be looking out for?


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 10:27 AM

The Zoom Eyepiece?  I snagged one of those from Goodwill...


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#308 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

Here's the latest Swift Registry. Welcome to the club, Sarastro.

Updates & corrections always welcome.

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#309 agmoonsolns

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

If you want, you can add my name to go along with my 831 on the list. BTW, I purchased it from Scott who purchased it from Chuck. I know, it gets to be so complicated. :-)

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

Note: The 831 uses the same pinion as the vintage (dark green paint) FC-76. If one needs parts, there's a chance something could be ordered from TNR.


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#311 Chuck Hards

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:29 PM

I only have one 831 at present, but have owned four others so it's not the first time the owner's name has changed, lol.  Welcome to the Swift club!



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:17 PM

Earlier this month I sold one of my two Swift 838's to another CN member, I leave it up to them to post about the scope, or not, as they see fit.  But as part of the deal, I accepted this little item in partial trade, thanks to the buyer's generosity and willingness to part with it.  A Swift Herschel wedge.  I have never seen one in person before so this was a treat.  The condition is excellent, plus it's in the original box.  It can't be used without proper ND filtration and in any event is never going to replace my modern Lunt wedge but it's a nice piece of Swift kit to have. 

 

attachicon.gif Herschel Wedge 001.jpg attachicon.gif Herschel Wedge 002.jpg

 

attachicon.gif Herschel Wedge 003.jpg attachicon.gif Herschel Wedge 004.jpg

 

attachicon.gif Herschel Wedge 005.jpg

 

Christmas came a tad early for me this year, Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

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Nice! The beam strength coming out of that hole in the bottom is 95% so be sure your leg isn’t in the way. It’ll burn a hole in you. These were originally intended to be used with the thread in sun filters that were supplied with scopes back in the day. The opacity of those is present close to N.D.3.0.


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#313 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:45 PM

Update to reflect Keith's acquisition.

 

 

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#314 Bouzouki

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 02:19 PM

Hello to the CN Swift lovers!

 

I am a newbie on this site. I didn't see an introduction forum so I am jumping right in here where my interest lies.

 

Not only am I new to the site, I am new to the astronomy sport. I found a telescope at a flea market, this spring, and decided to take a chance at cleaning it up and turning it on the sky. It was in the most disreputable condition and the price was small so I bought it. It looked like a piece of unloved junk and I decided it would be fun to try to make it work. Just for grins and giggles, I did an internet search on its name and, to my great surprise, it is a respectable instrument made by a respectable manufacturer. One of the links led me here.

 

You may put me into your registry if you wish.

Mark Roliff

NE Ohio

Swift 839

No. 62098

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Bought 16Mar19

 

I am presently cleaning everything. I pulled the Barlow lens apart and the finder scope and removed what looked like 50 years worth of crud off of them. I bought a spanner from Edmund Sci. but haven't worked up the courage to disassemble the scope's objective lens.

 

Last night we had a clear sky; I mean it was a real NACITS, and there I was with a telescope that looked like it had been sucking eggs for 50 years.

 


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#315 levidog2

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:34 AM

Welcome to the forum! You got yourself a dandy, I have two model 839's and two model 831's these swift scopes really a cut above. Great find, even if you did have to clean it up a bit waytogo.gif 

 

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