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#1 Dutchastro

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

Hi All,

 

A couple of days ago I've picked up a mount for free, the owner had no idea how to use it and wanted to get rid of it.

Searching the internet the closest I can get is a Dutch Meesters made in the 50's but I'd like to be sure of it.

 

Can anyone here at cloudynight help me identify this mount and place it in the correct timeframe?

 

Marco

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:12 PM

And what about that matching Cassegrain?  That matches the mount very well.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:14 PM

that is a great looking mount

 

 

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#4 Dutchastro

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

It is not a cassegrain it is a Makstov.

 

Looks a bit like a Popp-Maksutov but it is not, on the side of the mirror there is dutch writing.

I was told the first owner used to work at a company called "de Oude Delft", I hope the optics are from that company because the usually good.

Currently I'm cleaning this scope and will startest as soon as I've put it together, if it's worth I will recoat the mirror because its slightly degraded.

 

There is also a second telescope (Classic Cassegrain) which is a clearly an ATM product, I will clean and investigate this one later on.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:28 PM

Looks like a Meesters mount, but could possibly maybe also be a Gordon, Berlin. I am not sure.

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas,Denmark


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:40 PM

Looks well made and old.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

Wow, nice! How are the optics?



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

I would love to have an old mount like that.  They are old world craftsmanship.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

Today a collector of Meester telescopes confirmed the mount is indeed made by Piet Meesters, originally meant for a 80mm refractor.

There is a collection of telescopes and mounts on display at a museum close by home, going there to see if I can get more information on this specific mount.

 

Based on this visit i will decide if I just clean the mount or restore it to the original conditions.

 

Clear Skies

 

Marco


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#10 Dutchastro

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Posted Yesterday, 10:29 AM

Hi All,

 

Still owed you a picture of the cleaned up mount and scope, not much more done than cleaning and repainting the black.

 

I've put it on display at our local astronomy club.

 

Clear skies,

 

Marco

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Posted Yesterday, 04:41 PM

Looks super.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:58 PM

Yes   looks tremendous   ...

   are those what one would call  slow motion rods?




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