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#2526 Kasmos

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 03:00 PM

BTW, JLB might possibly be an abbreviation for Jaegers Lynbrook


Edited by Kasmos, 25 July 2022 - 03:00 PM.

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#2527 BigC

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Posted 26 July 2022 - 10:06 AM

The mystery SGW refractor was definitely worth it. The objective is very clean, with good coatings, and what looks like a metallic ring spacer. The scope itself is a beast - about 1/3rd of the tube is brass with a coupler to what I think is aluminum, may be steel. I’m guessing it’s about 25lbs.

 

The plastic look to the cell is a rubber piece protecting the aluminum. It has a nice aluminum cell with a date label reading March 27, 1981, another label which looks like the ATM’s initials - JLB, and the specs and maybe serial number for the objective. I was hoping for a 5” f12, but won’t be picky.

 If not pick up only we would have had a bidding war.

A 4" f15 is one of the very few I'm missing in my astronomy stable. I'll bet you get some wonderful views.



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Posted 27 July 2022 - 08:02 PM

There’s a nice looking Borg 76ED in the Classifieds at the moment. Tempting!



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Posted 06 August 2022 - 09:57 AM

Who’s had the chance to use one of these mid 80s Kenko ED scopes? This one is well used and has minor coating damage on the 4th surface but looks like it will be a good user.

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 12:07 PM

sorry wrong thread


Edited by semlin, 06 August 2022 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2022 - 06:42 PM

so i picked up this c8 from another canadian cn member.  it is a weird ungainly beautiful thing that fortunately arrived intact after shipping in its steamer trunk.

 

optics are clear and everything seems to work, although i guess time will tell on the motors.  i am not a big fan of the jmi focuser, but i will give it time.

 

i have not tried it at night, but a daytime visual test using a 25mm ortho gave me a nice sharp view of a drip line in a field 600 feet away so i will hope for the best.

 

 

 

 

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#2532 semlin

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 06:45 PM

some of the details.  i think is a q4 1976 model going by the serial number.  i have found a 1978 owner's manual online and so i am reading up.

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#2533 Kasmos

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 12:14 AM

You'll likely enjoy it quite a lot.

The Nihon Seiko RA 50mm finder with the sand cast mount is a very nice extra.


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Posted 09 August 2022 - 11:31 PM

some of the details.  i think is a q4 1976 model going by the serial number.  i have found a 1978 owner's manual online and so i am reading up.

Note the robustness of the finder compared to the ones today.


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 04:54 PM

+2 on the Celestron (N-S) 50mm orange R/A finders.  I put one on my RV-6 -- a very nice upgrade.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:59 PM

I think this Honeywell Lumetar might be hiding its origins.

 

It looks almost unused, just a bit of dust and fungus to clean off the corrector, and the focuser has the nicest action of any moving mirror type I’ve ised.

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Posted Today, 07:51 AM

Looks like the bones of an old Celestron of the orange tube era.


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Posted Today, 08:13 AM

Looks like the bones of an old Celestron of the orange tube era.

My friend had one of the black C5's with a broke corrector.  I think some were F/6.


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Posted Today, 09:53 AM

Honeywell has a history of rebranding things, but they make plenty of their own stuff too, I should know.  But consumer optics isn't one of their stronger product lines.


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#2540 RichA

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Posted Today, 10:01 AM

My friend had one of the black C5's with a broke corrector.  I think some were F/6.

There have been two on Ebay recently.




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