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#1 Corcaroli78

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:00 AM

Hi Classic forum,

 

Surfing in the german bay i found this rare Zeiss Jena telescope. It looks like a Telementor, but is a reflector. I have never seen one of this. Do any of you know more about it? 

 

https://www.ebay-kle...353634-242-1973

 

Thanks for your kind answers

 

Carlos

 


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:45 AM

Hi Carlos,

Sorry I can't help you with any more information on this scope, but this is an interesting find. I didn't know Zeiss Jena made a small reflector and had no luck searching the net for another one. A few years ago I exchanged emails with someone in Germany selling a 4.5" Zeiss made Newtonian mirror that was intended for the ATM market. I'll do some digging to see if I can find those. 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:05 AM

Hi Carlos,

What a great looking scope! I don’t have any info on it but I noticed the secondary mirror looks to be square! My very first telescope from the 70’s was a tiny reflector (40mm aperture) and it also had a square secondary. Perhaps that was normal for small Newts back then?

Cheers

Rick

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:57 PM

Hi Carlos,

Sorry I can't help you with any more information on this scope, but this is an interesting find. I didn't know Zeiss Jena made a small reflector and had no luck searching the net for another one. A few years ago I exchanged emails with someone in Germany selling a 4.5" Zeiss made Newtonian mirror that was intended for the ATM market. I'll do some digging to see if I can find those. 

Regards 

Steve T  

Hi Steve and Rick,

 

Thanks for you answers,

 

Certainly is a very interesting design. a rate squared secondary, helical focuser, and unusual right angle finder. I have no clue about it and to me it looks very appealing! Its like a newton Telementor :-)

 

 

 

Hi Carlos,

What a great looking scope! I don’t have any info on it but I noticed the secondary mirror looks to be square! My very first telescope from the 70’s was a tiny reflector (40mm aperture) and it also had a square secondary. Perhaps that was normal for small Newts back then?

Cheers

Rick

 

I will try to find more info with some Zeiss enthusiasts.

 

Carlos


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