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#1 Juha

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:14 AM

Information for Polarex 129 model, if some one can share, thanks. Maby my next toy smile.gif

 

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:01 AM

Can't help with any information, but it looks like a nice scope.



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:15 AM

Can't help with any information, but it looks like a nice scope.

 

75mm x 1200mm


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:30 AM

Methinks you will like this toy.  I've been very pleased with the views through my Towa 800 and 900 60mm refractors.   I can only imagine what a 78/1200 polarex would do, and I'm imagining it would be pretty nice! 

 

Is there a mount associated with this prospective toy?



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:44 AM

Approx. 1970:

http://www.unitronhi...arex-model-129/



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:50 AM

By the way, Polarex (Europe) was the same as Unitron (US).

Another link (dutch):

http://home.solcon.n...00/75_1200.html



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:13 AM

Methinks you will like this toy.  I've been very pleased with the views through my Towa 800 and 900 60mm refractors.   I can only imagine what a 78/1200 polarex would do, and I'm imagining it would be pretty nice! 

 

Is there a mount associated with this prospective toy?

Just got message, no mount.. smile.gif i go see the scope on sunday. More info then.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

Well, i need mount and rings for it :)



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:38 PM

Well, i need mount and rings for it smile.gif

PM me when you are ready. I might be able to help you out.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:50 AM

And here it is, some spots on glass, nothing bad.

 

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:24 AM

Once, this was my dreamscope....long time ago...

Congrats with this beauty!


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:35 AM

Orginal eyepieces in box too, all for 100€. I thing i am happy ! Only need cradel, mount and legs :)


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:50 AM

More spam.

 

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:04 AM

Polarex also made a nice Kelner 60mm ep.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:22 AM

Very nice scope

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:36 AM

That is a beautiful scope. Congratulations. 


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:38 AM

Now you should know.  That is a 142 OTA for the 142 equatorial mount.   It also has the deluxe focuser.   Very nice scope.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:41 AM

Now you should know.  That is a 142 OTA for the 142 equatorial mount.   It also has the deluxe focuser.   Very nice scope.

Ok, thanks for this :) great.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:48 AM

Ok, thanks for this smile.gif great.

the fact that is has two focusing knobs is a sure fire fact it was for the equatorial mount.  The deluxe focuser was an option.   The focuser alone is worth what you paid for the whole package.  


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:55 AM

Well, i need mount and rings for it smile.gif

That's a good find and looks in better condition than mine.

 

Re Mounting: I purchased a pair of used 90mm rings and then was able to use a foam sealer with a self-adhesive on one side, and then mount this as per my picture.

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:24 AM

Are you sure it is 129 instead of 128



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:34 AM

Are you sure it is 129 instead of 128

128 is 60mm, yes i am sure.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:52 AM

Congratulations! Enjoy your new scope. waytogo.gif


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:25 AM

double check the collimation! i have two with the ears and both were way way out when i got them. it was as if a previous owner was going around the scope and tightening down all the screws and thought they needed to tighten those up as well not realizing the effect it would have. 



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 01:34 PM

And here it is, some spots on glass, nothing bad.

 

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With respect to the dating of your scope, the pic of the silver oval Passed JTII sticker would indicate the time frame of 1973 up thru 1977 approximately


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