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Was PINKY a Cover-Girl?

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#1 badback

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:11 PM

 I recently acquired some Cave Astrola catalogs from Jon Miles. Thank you Jon.

On the back cover of three of them there is this image of a lovely pink telescope.              

 

There was much debate over the original color of this telescope and the

possible use of colored Cave Astrola optical tubes during that outstanding

restoration project here: http://www.cloudynig...ve-restoration/

                        

             Was Pinky a Cover-Girl?                  
           This is from the "back" cover of the 1970 Cave Catalog.

    The same photo was also used on at least two earlier back covers.

                               Hmmm..."Pinky" perhaps?

 

                                                 :meditate:

                    No "catalog" pics allowed here so click on:

................"LINK TO IMAGE".......................

 


Edited by badback, 19 January 2017 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:43 PM

Pinky is a beautiful scope. I saw her up at Tom's (Turk) house after he finished the restoration and again at Stellafane after she sold.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:54 AM

Not having the catalog in front of me, it looks more like a very warm creamy white than pink on my screen. My guess: A white tube that someone didn't get the color balance right (too much yellow and magenta), when the catalog was printed. Also note the warmth of the blacks. The lighting and type of film when it was photographed may have played a part too. When I worked in graphics we'd go to press checks when our stuff was printed to avoid such issues.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:39 AM

The pic does look more white/cream to me than pink...

 

When I sold my '59 Cave to Tom I mentioned to him that I also had a pink Cave I could bring along with if he was interested. Tom said "pink?". I said yep, and since it is pink under the rings I'm thinking it could be the original color. Tom did an amazing job restoring it - I'm glad he got it!

 

Unfortunately the person I got it from never responded to my subsequent emails, so I wasn't able to get anymore of the story about the history.

 

Steve


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:14 AM

That is not pink.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:35 AM

I am the current owner of Pinky.  Pinky does not have any chrome on the mount structure as in this picture.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:45 AM

And Pinky is f/7. The one on the catalog is f/6.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:48 AM

That is not pink.

The real Pinky is a lovely shade of pale pink.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Like it wasn't bad enough that my young (32) eagle-eyed

Scope-bud Jeff loves to "clearly point out everything"

that he knows I cannot see. "Sorry Marv but I clearly see

   6 stars in the Trapezium." Dude, I only see 4 stars,

    uh...hold on, maybe 5? Sheesh!!! And now, to top

     it off you all have me concerned that I may have

                         Pinkeye  :rofl:


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:24 PM

News flash:

I just asked a few bud's for a color opinion. Cream from

  one, Tan from another. Whaaat? So...I took the book

    outside and, into the light. Wowser, that Cave sure

        ain't pink. Man I gotta' get out of this dim cave

            more often. I do swear, that in dimness of

                my cluttered cave, the Cave on that

                      back cover, appears to me,

                             to be,a lovely pink.                           

                                      :meditate:

                               Apologies to all:

 

                                

                   


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:28 PM

Haha, I emailed Mark S. (The current owner) to let him know about your post! I didn't remember the chrome bits...

Al

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

Sure it's not just those rose-colored glasses, badback?  ;)   Groovy!  :rainbow: (I've heard they enhance the contrast of Martian terrain and Jovian belts...)



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

Parks must have made the tube that color i guess.  




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