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#1 Flyboy718

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:36 PM

Picked up this little 20-60X 60mm objective spotting scope.  It's a vintage K-Mart Focal.  Made in Japan and has the "circle K" stamp.  Nice little scope.  I bought it for our trip to Colorado.  I don't want to drag my 8" Dob all the way there and thought that a spotting scope would be the way to go.  I took it out for a spin in sky's about 20 miles east of Dallas and I saw faint bands on Jupiter and all four moons, got a pretty darn good look at Saturn's rings, and the moon looked pretty good but was near straight up and hard to do with this straight scope.  Says "Hard Coated Optics" never seen that before.IMG_1479.JPG IMG_1480.JPG


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:13 AM

They are good little scopes.   I am sure you are going to enjoy using it.


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#3 Chuck Hards

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:51 AM

The K-mart equivalent of the Tasco 17T series.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:40 AM

'Circle K' stamp as in that convenience store circle K?



#5 Chuck Hards

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:43 AM

'Circle K' stamp as in that convenience store circle K?

No.  Kenko as in the Japanese shop that assembled the scope.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:02 AM

No.  Kenko as in the Japanese shop that assembled the scope.

 

Go figures, of course. that makes more sense.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:19 PM

They are fun little scopes, I'm sure you will enjoy it. Here's my very similar Tasco 18E

 

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