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#1 Piaget

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:26 PM

Since I am rebuilding my Sears scope I thought I would share my Tasco 10VR. My wife , Ann passed away from MS in 2008. We had a mountain top cabin in the Ouchita mountains in Arkansas near Eureka springs. We spent many fine nights among the stars using my Little Tasco 10VR , which my wife gave me for a birthday gift. I sold the cabin long ago , it was not the same by myself. So this morning I dug my 10VR out of the cellar & will start using it. I have had this little gem up to 275x with no aberration. It is a fine little instrument made by vixen. I converted it to 1.25 with a vixen adapter. Should enhance the scope a lot. Here is a pic of my little friend. I have never used the camera adapter that is included , but intend too. My 1st foray into astrophotography. I am not quite sure what all the attachments to this little scope are for and will be seeking help. I no longer have the manual & cannot find it on the net. Thanks for a look , Piaget 20200221_115447.jpg


Edited by Piaget, 21 February 2020 - 03:31 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:26 PM

Since I am rebuilding my Sears scope I thought I would share my Tasco 10VR. My wife , Ann passed away from MS in 2008. We had a mountain top cabin in the Ouchita mountains in Arkansas near Eureka springs. We spent many fine nights among the stars using my Little Tasco 10VR , which my wife gave me for a birthday gift. I sold the cabin long ago , it was not the same by myself. So this morning I dug my 10VR out of the cellar & will start using it. I have had this little gem up to 275x with no aberration. It is a fine little instrument made by vixen. I converted it to 1.25 with a vixen adapter. Should enhance the scope a lot. Here is a pic of my little friend. I have never used the camera adapter that is included , but intend too. My 1st foray into astrophotography. I am not quite sure what all the attachments to this little scope are for and will be seeking help. I no longer have the manual & cannot find it on the net. Thanks for a look , Piaget attachicon.gif20200221_115447.jpg

You are a lucky guy, what I wouldn’t give for one but up here in Canada I think they are few and far between, like hens teeth, lol ! But at least I have the 9vr model with a Cometron CO-62 thrown in. Clear and many wonderful skies !    PS: Very sorry about your wifes passing even from long ago, I can only image what it was like ! I know what it would be without mine of 50 years !   


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:25 PM

It’s surprisingly how good the optics are on these! It, and a different variation (SS80) are my most used scopes due the their convenience and capabilities. Your camera adapter can be used with an eyepiece to increase magnification. Clear and steady skies......


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:55 PM

I thought I'd bought one from an elderly gentleman in Sydney when I was dealing with his daughter, who was handling his move into a nursing home...she rang apologising profusely when she discovered he had sold it to someone going door-to-door looking for anything they could get & flip...

 

May this little gem from your past bring you some real joy my friend... waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif




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