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#2326 KentTolley

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

CAVE 8" f/8 1972

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

Cave 10" f/6.7 1965 newly restored

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:23 PM

Another

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

Sadly, I could only hit like once. Beautiful looking scope!


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

The Q has the most beautiful looking images of double stars though.

 

Yes!  And... my '58 Standard gave one of the best views in a small scope of the Dumbbell Nebula -- that I've seen so far (this was pre-Vixen 80 fluorite).


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#2331 Gianluca9999

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

My A-P 6 inch f12 under maintenance. 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Nice scope, Gianluca.

 

Is that the coveted Edmund finder?


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

Nice scope, Gianluca.

 

Is that the coveted Edmund finder?

Yes, it's a beautiful Edmund finder 

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#2334 Jeff B

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

Great job Kent.


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#2335 Jeff B

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:55 AM

Nice scope, Gianluca.

 

Is that the coveted Edmund finder?

Yes a very nice scope!  I too have the old Edmund finder bracket.  It's very solid. 


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 07:37 PM

I love this scope because it's exactly my age - 1959 Daylite (Kenko) 60/910mm with AO objective - latter has human markings and is just phenomenal. Same as mid 60s Monolux 4380. I finally got around to overhauling the mount, which works very well. The legs are enameled white and the tray is solid aluminum - makes it very stable. The head easily comes off, a nice feature. The finish is all original. All the hardware is chromed, and shows no signs of pitting or corrosion anywhere. I think it has been living in its box since I was a little kid. Found it in Portland.

 

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

Beautiful scope!


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:30 PM

That little honey just split 39 Bootis without even breathing hard! The finder is really superb - not a hint of astigmatism. I could star hop from the inner city about 70 feet from a street light.

 

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:48 AM

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Are the tube trim balance brackets, rods and weights original?  I like them very much.  My 10" trim balance brackets at the back of the OTA are huge by comparison.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

That little honey just split 39 Bootis without even breathing hard! The finder is really superb - not a hint of astigmatism. I could star hop from the inner city about 70 feet from a street light.

-drl

Beautifully preserved scope, and just plain pretty in design. Very nice!!!

I tried twice to sell my S&S 600, which I believe is very similar, based on your comments, etc. I'm glad (surprised) it didn't sell. Looking forward to using it again. Not sure it performs as well as yours, but it is a very sharp little scope.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:34 AM

Beautifully preserved scope, and just plain pretty in design. Very nice!!!

I tried twice to sell my S&S 600, which I believe is very similar, based on your comments, etc. I'm glad (surprised) it didn't sell. Looking forward to using it again. Not sure it performs as well as yours, but it is a very sharp little scope.

The focuser looks like that old A/V equipment we used in the 2nd grade smile.gif There is an engraved badge which is nearly invisible in the black crinkle. Later versions had this engraving filled in with white so you could read it. If you didn't know it was here, you'd probably not even see it. I can't even make a pic that shows it.

 

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#2342 KentTolley

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:56 PM

Are the tube trim balance brackets, rods and weights original?  I like them very much.  My 10" trim balance brackets at the back of the OTA are huge by comparison.

Not original equipment.  I fashioned them from 1/4" aluminum plate and had a machine shop cut 4 pieces, each 1 1/16" long, from a stainless steel rod, 1.5" diameter for the weights.  Each calculated to be 8.48 oz.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:40 PM

Hi,

I need some help.

When i bought my Superplanetary and my Astroscan there were many pieces of others telescopes. 

I think the focuser is an Edmund (Space Conqueror ?)

I don't know the finder which mark is (the eyepiece is a SILO, a military industry specialized in optical processing).

Have you ever seen a similar focuser and finder ?

Thanks and sorry for my english.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:42 PM

...And here a diagonal

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:23 PM

Hi,

The focuser is Edmund Scientific.

It came with most of the Edmund Newtonian's and you could also buy it by itself

from the catalog.

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

T.Cooke & Sons of York and London. 2.5"

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:25 PM

Just bought this turret spotting scope. A beautiful Stein Optik !

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

That's a very nice scope - from the tag it's from the mid-late 70s - I have the *same scope* minus the setting circles from the late 50s!! It was made for a LONG time apparently. Very same focuser. Great optics on mine, same performance (and likely same objective) from Astro Optical. Mine is above in post #2336.

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:27 PM

Me having a very quick view to the Moon and Jupiter through the Bresser (circle T) 80/1200 refrac, through the kitchen window here in the city. The good thing is that when observing here, I can listen to music, this time to The Planets by Gustav Holst ... what else would fit better smile.gif

I set the camera to 30 seconds, and set on the observing chair after I started the exposure, that's why I look like a shadow there! Thomas

 

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