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#1 NVDW

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:24 PM

I saw this little bugger on a local 'Craigslist' and I was intrigued by it.

I went to pick it up yesterday from the original owner for 85€.

Condition is still very nice if I might say so. A little bit of slack on the mount though.

Too bad the original case is missing and the projector plate or how is it called.

 

After a lot of cloudy nights in a row, I was immediately blessed with clear skies and I could take it out for a spin.

 

With the 20mm, I looked at Jupiter but I was a tad too late and it disappeared behind a building.

Next: Saturn. I was really impressed by the image! Rings were clearly visible.

I continued to Alcor/Mizar, Albireo and M13. Really sharp image as far as I could tell (just started with the hobby again after 25y)

In M13, I could not get to see individual stars but still a nice fuzzy ball.

 

The 6mm was emmmmmm not great. Could not get a good image. Maybe a next try tonight?

 

For fun, I want to buy a 12mm eyepiece but also a converter for 1.25" so I can use the Plossl eyepieces that came with my LX90.

 

Enjoy :)

 

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:30 PM

A very nice kit; congratulations.

 

Be certain not to use the "SUN" filter.  It's dangerous.  It could crack and allow the Sun's light through to your eye.  The "Moon" filter can be used for the Moon.


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#3 NVDW

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:31 PM

The sun filter will be a nice ornament :)
Can't wait to try it on the moon.
I am quite happy with this purchase.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

Very nice.  Do you know what brand of telescope it is?  The name plate is fairly vague :)



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:37 PM

I found an identical one posted somewhere here. I will need to see if I find it again.
Well I found it but I will need to post the link on my pc. I am using tapatalk ATM.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:38 PM

Looks like HOC, with a Kenko maker's mark.  I'd be surprised if the objective wasn't very good.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:39 PM

https://www.cloudyni...0910mm-japan-k/

Indeed, HOC and circle K (Kenko) it seems.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:57 PM

I believe HOC is Hino Optical Corporation, and this scope could be a Mizar predecessor.



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM

I hope I will find out what this one exactly is. Totally new for me,these classical scopes but so interesting.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:30 PM

NVDW, you'll find this scope to be perfect for solar projection and white light filtered direct solar observation.  Just in time for Mercury transit in 2 months.  Congrats on the new (old) glass.



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:32 PM

Thanks for the compliments!
Guess I have work to do....
Starting tonight again since second day in a row clear skies!

My Meade will be jealous.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

It will also accept an aftermarket thread-on 1.25" eyepiece holder, so you can use modern eyepieces.  


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:36 PM

Already bookmarked that piece :)
The standard eyepieces that came with this LX90 will have a good use.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:03 PM

Congrats all around    and welcome aboard  you have come to the right place.   It looks to be in nice shape.

 

I agree that while we all like to use and try out and save the original 965's that come with our classics, it is a good idea to convert it to 1.25 's    I have done this on my Unitron 140   and my 3 inch Selsi classic was converted to 1.25 by the previous owner.   It really performs with the 1.25's  and as Chuck points out yours should lend itself to easy conversion.......

 

 

Keep looking up



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:27 PM

Very nice!

I hope it's better than my only experience with a circle K ( Kenko 60/710mm). The construction is completely different so hopefully it's performance is good.


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