Congrats all around on your latest aquisition. It looks fine riding in that mount all put together. It looks like you have already improved its appearance. I looked at it when the ad first popped up as it was an easy lunchtime run from where I work. The price was low. Ultimately I just didn't want to take on another wee project as I have alot of irons in the fire right now and my pool table has too many refractors on it.
I am in the wierd yet happy position of being so pleased to have missed out on this scope .....
simply because you seem excited to have it and we bet you appreciate this nice little kit. It is ovious that this scope found a good home.....
It has such a cool mount kind of a yoke mounted clam shell the likes of which I had not yet seen.
I liked the original stuffing bags that the seller said actually had some hay in them as well....Tim the seller mentioned that it had been in his family forever and that he was 58 years old and somehow amongst all his older siblings he somehow ended up with it. His estimation was late 50's/early 60/s
.everything should clean up nicely.
Enjoy it and remember sometimes a scope finds you
Thanks! I agree, a beautiful 6" F15 owned by Jesse Wilson found me! ( and I have since seen things in the sky that I couldn't identify ... really! ). I started a CN post when I first acquired it ( 6" F? manufacturer unknown, please help is the title ), its a beautiful scope, even unrestored ( which it still is untouched other than a bath for the tube ) it gave better views of mars last year than my 6" F8 APM doublet ( bought new at NEAF 2018 ). The APM is a fine scope and I love the self collimating cell and zero false color, but the F15 just showed more detail.
Edited by jtjtjtjt, 19 February 2019 - 03:12 AM.