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#1 mak17

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:39 PM

This is identical to the one that just sold on the GW auction site. Eyepieces and accessories are minty. The zoom eyepiece is complete. Box is in rough shape. OTA paint job looks aged but not terrible. Focuser really smooth. Lens can use a cleaning. Mount is missing one Slo-Mo cable and the spreader tray which locks the tripod in place. Still a cool find.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:42 PM

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

Almost done, promise.  Last picture is next to a 62mm F13 ATCO OTA for scale.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:06 PM

Wonderful find! Clean it up and you will have a beauty! Always nice to see another Goto Hy-Score. I have the 451 (60x900) and the 454 (76x1300). They are such beautifully made instruments. Thanks for sharing! :flowerred:

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:16 PM

And you have the correct spelling of NOTE on the changeable focal length eyepiece sheet!

 

I think the GW scope is branded Goto Tokyo.  No Hy-Score affiliation.  I tried translating the box label on the GW scope, and got nothing related to astronomy.  Google and Bing even translated it differently. 

 

Very nice scope!


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:23 PM

I wish I knew how to disassemble and clean the objective lens/mount but I wouldn't dare try as I'm afraid I'd destroy one or both in the process. Might end up putting this one up for sale if I can't get anyone local that can help me get it up and running. NOTE being spelled correctly is a big deal? I'll take it! I know that one wasn't branded HYSCORE but the actual scope itself appears the same.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:06 PM

]Hi mac 17,

 

You left out the money shot!

 

And to Chuck's reference... My Goto 451 has a typo which was corrected a few months later. 0.jpg

 

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:22 PM

"Might end up putting this one up for sale if I can't get anyone local that can help me get it up and running."

 

That would be a shame!  If you decide to part with your Goto, old Bomber Bob ain't afraid to take a lens apart - gotta clean my Zeiss in the near future.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:49 PM

Nice find! :waytogo:



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

I wish I knew how to disassemble and clean the objective lens/mount but I wouldn't dare try as I'm afraid I'd destroy one or both in the process. Might end up putting this one up for sale if I can't get anyone local that can help me get it up and running. NOTE being spelled correctly is a big deal? I'll take it! I know that one wasn't branded HYSCORE but the actual scope itself appears the same.

 

You've got an easy restoration. I'd love to do that one.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:11 AM

Focuser is slipping under its own weight. The one slo mo cable spins but does not turn the mount head. Although I can turn it by hand. Movements are smooth in both axis' but I'm sure can be improved. Got it mounted but very difficult to balance. The missing center tray not so much a detriment as I originally thought it would be. Still very stable without it. Looks very impressive set up beside my 14" Dob.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:17 AM

Some up close pictures of the mount and tripod.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:47 PM

And you have the correct spelling of NOTE on the changeable focal length eyepiece sheet!

 

I think the GW scope is branded Goto Tokyo.  No Hy-Score affiliation.  I tried translating the box label on the GW scope, and got nothing related to astronomy.  Google and Bing even translated it differently. 

 

Very nice scope!

They still misspelled consists.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:55 AM

"A cool find" is an understatement. I'd be thrilled to find any vintage 60mm x 1200mm let alone a Goto. If you decide to sell, I'm sure there will be no shortage of interested parties.

 

I notice a couple of interesting things.

1. Instead of having the usual telescoping extension seen on other brands, the drawtube looks like it racks out very far.

2. The tiny17mm finder.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:53 AM

Focuser is slipping under its own weight. The one slo mo cable spins but does not turn the mount head. Although I can turn it by hand. Movements are smooth in both axis' but I'm sure can be improved. Got it mounted but very difficult to balance. The missing center tray not so much a detriment as I originally thought it would be. Still very stable without it. Looks very impressive set up beside my 14" Dob.

Hi mak17, thats a nice neck breaker you have there, I think those two little screws on the pinon shaft cover plate are used to adjust the focuser tension,  my tasco has some similar screws that do this


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:31 AM

Hi Chris! Great acquisition :waytogo: . Its been a while since I last heard from you, and the scope looks to be in very good shape. However I can respect your caution with regard to removing the objectives from the cell,but is the dust on the front lens only, or is it on the rear one? Interesting to note that your scope looks to  have a ring spacer to separate the elements. :cool: G


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:56 AM

 

2. The tiny17mm finder.

 

Same aperture as the 50mm Micronta finder.  Absurdly small.



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:57 PM

Hi Chris! Great acquisition :waytogo: . Its been a while since I last heard from you, and the scope looks to be in very good shape. However I can respect your caution with regard to removing the objectives from the cell,but is the dust on the front lens only, or is it on the rear one? Interesting to note that your scope looks to  have a ring spacer to separate the elements. :cool: G

 

Hey, Gary! Too long. The objective looks like it needs a cleaning inside and out. Think I may have found a good home for the scope where it will be restored back to it's original glory and be loved and used often. Really awesome to have such a rare scope in my garage...even if just for a short time. If it was pristine I would never sell it. 

 

Chris


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:22 PM

2. The tiny17mm finder.

 

So the 23mm on my Edmund 4 isn't the world's tiniest?  I gotta call Guinness!



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:47 PM

 

 

2. The tiny17mm finder.

 

Same aperture as the 50mm Micronta finder.  Absurdly small.

 

I believe the finder on my Mayflower 814 is a 19mm and I thought it was small... and never thought one would be smaller.  I've heard them called useless, but it's better than nothing and I use it. Excuse me for say this, but the best description I can come up with is... they're cute.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:03 PM

2. The tiny17mm finder.

 

So the 23mm on my Edmund 4 isn't the world's tiniest?  I gotta call Guinness!

How about a 10mm?  It even has good crosshairs!  And you can actually see the Moon through it.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:02 PM

"Might end up putting this one up for sale if I can't get anyone local that can help me get it up and running."

 

That would be a shame!  If you decide to part with your Goto, old Bomber Bob ain't afraid to take a lens apart - gotta clean my Zeiss in the near future.

They have a unique lens configuration. The crown is a Plano convex! If not perfectly aligned they have coma. You will need to do a star alignment.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:28 PM

Almost done, promise.  Last picture is next to a 62mm F13 ATCO OTA for scale.

 

Hey Chris,

 

Been a while since we last spoke. I see you got a fine 60mm f/20 GOTO! This focal ratio of 60mm is the last one that I would love to acquire. Congratulations on a great buy! I look forward to catching up.

 

Later,

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