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#2926 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:21 AM

Clark is a fine name..I have been toying with the idea of a post a pic of your telescope and your  dog/ pet thread    keep a look out for it please

 

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    The Sears came from a member here from Oregon   Thanks

         BB still has his     I took mine to Neaf and it started quite a few conversations which we all enjoyed    especially me. While there    we met a guy who has one  he got new in 1963  and he talked about selling it  in a little while     there supposedly are not that many on the pedestal mount...


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#2927 Russell Smith

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

Yes I did hear those are scarce. Really beautiful. Bet the views are awesome.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

Today I had my immaculate Towa 80mm F/15 out today doing some solar white light observing. Yesterday I was able to just observe Sunspot AR2738 before it rolled out of view and today it was completely gone.  It was fun while it lasted.

The scope produces incredibly sharp views of the solar surface and when possible, can really take high power well when observing close ups of the sunspots with its long focal length and high quality 2" Nagler and Explorer Scientific 2" eyepieces.

This photo is of my classic scope, another hybrid with my 2" GSO focuser and 2" diagonal and eyepiece. The mount is my Vixen GP-DX with slow motion controls and my Hal 110 tripod legs. 

Its a beautiful scope for Solar Observing and a great photo celebrating both Green Earth Month and the Easter Weekend.

 

...Ralph in Sacramento

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#2929 Bomber Bob

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

Yes I did hear those are scarce. Really beautiful. Bet the views are awesome.

Wow!  Hard to believe I've had my 6336 for 5 years now -- where does the time go?  Here it is at First Setup -- right out of the custom plywood shipping crates -- with the owner's masking tape labels still on it:

 

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It was my first "expensive" Classic.  So glad I sold the Unitron 142, and kept this uncommon Royal.


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#2930 Russell Smith

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:49 PM

Clark is a fine name..I have been toying with the idea of a post a pic of your telescope and your  dog/ pet thread    keep a look out for it please

 

on topic

 

    The Sears came from a member here from Oregon   Thanks

         BB still has his     I took mine to Neaf and it started quite a few conversations which we all enjoyed    especially me. While there    we met a guy who has one  he got new in 1963  and he talked about selling it  in a little while     there supposedly are not that many on the pedestal mount...

 

 

Wow!  Hard to believe I've had my 6336 for 5 years now -- where does the time go?  Here it is at First Setup -- right out of the custom plywood shipping crates -- with the owner's masking tape labels still on it:

 

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It was my first "expensive" Classic.  So glad I sold the Unitron 142, and kept this uncommon Royal.

Certainly not just another old telescope for sure. 



#2931 terraclarke

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:05 AM

Fun in the sun with the Faworski 4” F6.4 ATM refractor with a classic Japanese Fujinon objective on a rebuilt classic Edmund GEM pedestal mount.

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#2932 photiost

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:52 AM

Wow!  Hard to believe I've had my 6336 for 5 years now -- where does the time go?  Here it is at First Setup -- right out of the custom plywood shipping crates -- with the owner's masking tape labels still on it:

 

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It was my first "expensive" Classic.  So glad I sold the Unitron 142, and kept this uncommon Royal.

 

Not to mention the amazing optics on the  6336 .. cool.gif


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

Here is one from the March 30 2019  Earth Hour Public event !!

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 01:13 PM

I was out for a bit trying out my Classic Takahashi Sky Patrol mount.  Thin clouds are hampering the Ha observing but the mount seems to be tracking like a champ!  It uses a 6 volt stepper motor system that I am powering with an adjustable power supply based on DeWalt 20V batteries..

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I am going to let it track for a while and see if the sun moves out of the thin clouds.

 

Clay


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#2935 Kasmos

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 04:46 PM

I had a first look through the Soligor since completing it and also tested the Kenko's mount after a rebuild.

 

My trusty Mayflower 814 was used as the benchmark for image quality comparisons.

 

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                      Mayflower 814                            Kenko TA-710                          Soligor 1000mm


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#2936 Russell Smith

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:46 PM

Good looking family photo
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:48 AM

I too use my 60mm x 700mm Shrine Manon as a bench mark.  Another is my 7TE-2.  They have excellent lenses.


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#2938 terraclarke

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:36 PM

I too use my 60mm x 700mm Shrine Manon as a bench mark.  Another is my 7TE-2.  They have excellent lenses.


I have done the same with my Mayflower 60mm x 700mm (APL). Superb lens!
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Posted 28 April 2019 - 04:48 AM

I too use my 60mm x 700mm Shrine Manon as a bench mark.  Another is my 7TE-2.  They have excellent lenses.

 

I find my vixen-made Celestron C80-SP from the mid/late 80s to be an excellent  optic, too... classic 80mm f/11 achromat.   The SP (Super Polaris) is the prototype copied to make the EQ5 series of chinese mounts.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 09:09 AM

Part of my down-sizing -- Honest!!

 

Hy-Score Model 457 (c. 1956)

 

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#2941 Kasmos

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:40 PM

I find my vixen-made Celestron C80-SP from the mid/late 80s to be an excellent  optic, too... classic 80mm f/11 achromat.   The SP (Super Polaris) is the prototype copied to make the EQ5 series of chinese mounts.

I too have a SP-C80, but the purpose was to compare a known good 60mm to the two (new to me), 60s.



#2942 KentTolley

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:31 PM

Classic Cave 10" f/6.8 from 1965

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#2943 KentTolley

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:37 PM

Astrola (astro  L.A.  ?) Deluxe Mount.

New motor installed recently for elec dec control.  Hand controller was good as is.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:43 PM

Pier is cast aluminum with keyholes through which the legs are attached.  Make sure these are really tight.  Big 4" casters are original.  I added the leg levelers. And I rewired the power cord before reading Davidg's advise to upgrade to a 3 prong grounded and fused system so mine has only 2 prongs.  Have to fix that.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

Kent, that is an excellent  looking scope!


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

Rukes rack and pinion focuser.  Pretty good for back in the day.  All cast and machined aluminum with smooth rack and pinion focusing.  Rukes would bias the base of these for various diameter Parks tubes.

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#2947 KentTolley

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:58 PM

8x50 Finder Astrola brand on top,

Cursive Hoc is the makers mark on the underside.

Rivetted end rings.

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#2948 KentTolley

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

Six months after polishing these with Brasso, they have mellowed to a brown gold color.  The pointer is of the old style instead of the block style to come later.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 04:05 PM

Tube weight system is my own addition.

Because the 10" scopes, especially the longer focal lengths,  approach the limit of the 1.5" mount capacity,  it is important that the optical tube be balanced longitudinally and about the central axis.

Learned how from Sam Brown: All About Telescopes, itself a classic.

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