maybe you can help me to identify this strange refractor ? I will get this scope in february...till now, i just have a few pics. The guy who will give me this refractor has do not know any thing about this scope.
Well I'm a classic scope friend, as we all here.....but this thing is a mistery for me.
This is what I know from my friend and from the pics :
- vintage (?) achromatic refractor 102/1500
- lens cell from metall but not adjustable ( strange )
- no labels anythere, no sticker on the OAZ no label on the cell or elsewhere
- lens cell has outer threads for a dew cap , dew cap missing (?)
Well I'm really not a greenhorn in classics scopes and have own many classic scopes and collect them, but I have never seen a refractor like this.
Allways if I think "thats it's !" I see little details that will not match...
Of course its no Unitron, but its no SYW Yamamoto, no Vixen ( but some little details look like Vixen or Celestron ), no other well known japanese producer AFAIK....so what is this ??
Could it be an early Antares Elite ???? The strange is really the cell...nearly all well known 102/1500 achromats have/had a cell wit 3 pairs of push&pull screws...but this guy does not !
I remember the Celestron C100E, little details like the focuser and the rings remember me at this, but overall its certainly NOT a Celestron, I guess.
The actual owner also didnt know how old this scope is....
Is it a origin product OR is it maybe a complete ATM refractor ???
Any ideas, friends ?????
kind regards, Michael Aaron from germany
Edited by AaronM, 19 January 2018 - 01:05 PM.