Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Registry - Latest Update

classic equipment
  • Please log in to reply
186 replies to this topic

#176 Bomber Bob

Bomber Bob

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21,685
  • Joined: 09 Jul 2013
  • Loc: The Swamp, LA (Lower Alabama)

Posted 07 December 2021 - 07:23 PM

Latest Update...

 

Attached File  Registry - Extract.xls   390KB   93 downloads


  • gk5481 and Terra Nova like this

#177 LDW47

LDW47

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 10,853
  • Joined: 04 Mar 2012
  • Loc: North Bay,Northern Ontario,Canada

Posted 08 December 2021 - 12:23 PM

You may have forgotten to register this Tasco Model 304 when I first bought this scope in a wooden case, wood seperaters, no styro, complete and in new condition from an older couple here in Ontario for $150 C. A search and determination by the resident experts on CN set its date as late 59. Either that or I missed it in your extensive list, at the time I was of the impression it would be listed.

 

AC917156-9B7D-4CE7-B334-6AE1086ABD1B.jpeg

2B53FD75-8300-4720-B5BD-92FE1D1812E3.jpeg

175910E3-03B4-4CC2-A588-27BB59743828.jpeg


Edited by LDW47, 08 December 2021 - 06:30 PM.

  • Exnihilo, Bomber Bob and walter a like this

#178 DreamWeaver

DreamWeaver

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2,273
  • Joined: 30 Dec 2008
  • Loc: Tucson, AZ

Posted 08 December 2021 - 01:08 PM

The Scope 2258 f/20's that you have listed on lines 407 and 408 are the same telescope.  I looked at an old copy of your registry and the one on 407 has the owner as Datapanic.  The one on 408 has me as the owner.  I bought the scope from Dan (Datapanic) in July 2015.  The only other change would be that it has wood inserts, and not Styrofoam.


  • Bomber Bob likes this

#179 Bomber Bob

Bomber Bob

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21,685
  • Joined: 09 Jul 2013
  • Loc: The Swamp, LA (Lower Alabama)

Posted 08 December 2021 - 10:26 PM

Updated, thanks y'all.



#180 Bomber Bob

Bomber Bob

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21,685
  • Joined: 09 Jul 2013
  • Loc: The Swamp, LA (Lower Alabama)

Posted 14 March 2022 - 04:16 PM

Latest Update...

 

Attached File  Registry - Extract.xls   399KB   94 downloads


  • mdowns, Terra Nova and Werckmeister like this

#181 Bomber Bob

Bomber Bob

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21,685
  • Joined: 09 Jul 2013
  • Loc: The Swamp, LA (Lower Alabama)

Posted 08 April 2022 - 06:49 PM

Don't know about y'all, but it feels like a Time Warp:  I started the Registry of Vintage Japanese Telescopes 8 Years ago last week...

 

The idea:  Grab all the data available on all the old scopes we have, and use it to figure out - regardless of brand - who made what & when.  That original intent expanded, to include information about all those old companies -- their origins, histories, etc.  Talk about a challenge!  

 

In the beginning, that meant data calls -- pestering y'all on a regular basis.  As a former DOD IT guy, I hated getting those from this office & that office, with no one office asking for the same info, much less in the same format.  That got real old real quick!

 

So, Thanks to All Y'all for your submissions & corrections.  It's been a long strange trip -- I didn't realize how long until today...


  • Terra Nova, PawPaw and oldmanastro like this

#182 PawPaw

PawPaw

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 815
  • Joined: 05 Jan 2013
  • Loc: West Central Missouri

Posted 08 April 2022 - 06:57 PM

Don't know about y'all, but it feels like a Time Warp:  I started the Registry of Vintage Japanese Telescopes 8 Years ago last week...

 

The idea:  Grab all the data available on all the old scopes we have, and use it to figure out - regardless of brand - who made what & when.  That original intent expanded, to include information about all those old companies -- their origins, histories, etc.  Talk about a challenge!  

 

In the beginning, that meant data calls -- pestering y'all on a regular basis.  As a former DOD IT guy, I hated getting those from this office & that office, with no one office asking for the same info, much less in the same format.  That got real old real quick!

 

So, Thanks to All Y'all for your submissions & corrections.  It's been a long strange trip -- I didn't realize how long until today...

Bob......a big Thank You for all the hard work......I for one refer to the registry often.

 

Cheers

 

Don


  • Terra Nova and Bomber Bob like this

#183 Goose900

Goose900

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 13
  • Joined: 30 Jul 2022
  • Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted 01 August 2022 - 04:49 AM

Hi.

 

Just had a look at the registry. Wow Bob, that's quite some work.

 

Out of interest, I notice that there aren't many old Vixen refractor scopes. Coming from the UK and being very familiar with the SGL forum, classic Vixens are not that rare. Are they really that uncommon amongst CN readers (more North American-based), or perhaps these 80's period scopes are not quite classed as 'classic' yet?

 

I'm from the 60's - so I must be classic by now!


  • Bomber Bob and jkmccarthy like this

#184 Bomber Bob

Bomber Bob

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21,685
  • Joined: 09 Jul 2013
  • Loc: The Swamp, LA (Lower Alabama)

Posted 01 August 2022 - 09:37 AM

No anti-Vixen bias here -- got a mini (V) collection myself.  My initial data calls emphasized vintage Japanese scopes with serial numbers; and, I also didn't want to duplicate existing registries (Swift, Unitron, etc.)...

 

So, if you have Vixens from 1992 or earlier, shoot me a PM with the info -- happy to add it.

 

And, after a year+ window-shopping on ZEN Market, I learned that there are Vixen & other brands with models I rarely if ever see in the USA.  IOW:  Got an old oddball?  [[ Debra, stop looking at me like that!! ]]  Let's get it Registered, too!


Edited by Bomber Bob, 01 August 2022 - 10:28 AM.

  • jkmccarthy likes this

#185 Goose900

Goose900

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 13
  • Joined: 30 Jul 2022
  • Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted 01 August 2022 - 10:07 AM

Will do


  • Bomber Bob likes this

#186 jkmccarthy

jkmccarthy

    Messenger

  • *****
  • Posts: 424
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2021
  • Loc: Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Posted 01 August 2022 - 03:06 PM

Sending PM(s) with eight nine Vixens to add to the Registry, two of which have been passed along.


Edited by jkmccarthy, 02 August 2022 - 02:48 PM.

  • Bomber Bob likes this

#187 Terra Nova

Terra Nova

    ISS

  • *****
  • Posts: 27,562
  • Joined: 29 May 2012
  • Loc: 39.07°N, 229m AMSL, USA

Posted 04 August 2022 - 01:45 PM

Great work JW. You’ve done a real yeoman’s job here. Such that can only be described as a true labor of love.


  • Bomber Bob likes this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: classic, equipment



Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics