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Anyone recognizes this refractor?

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#1 mic_hviid

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 05:24 AM

Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Seller insists it is old. Looks a bit reproduction to me - but there is "something" about it.

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The off center focuser looks odd in deed. 
 
(PS: Am I posting a thread like this in the correct par of the Forums?)

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 06:43 AM

Michael,you are posting in the correct forum.Can you ask the seller for additional pictures,particularly of the objective and the focuser?



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 07:10 AM

Those are Vixen/Celestron style legs and white leg tips, but with extra bolt holes for extension. None of the rest rings a bell, but I've been pretty clocked and it's early.



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 08:52 AM

I have a military scope kind of like that with an off-center focuser; it uses a prism to move the focus point to the side. (Knob in middle is to change filters)

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:19 AM

I have a military scope kind of like that with an off-center focuser; it uses a prism to move the focus point to the side. (Knob in middle is to change filters)

It is then a terrestrial scope providing an upright image.



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:39 AM

Yes, which is what I assume Navy personnel would use either on a ship or looking from a ground based place, to look for ships. I would think the scope he asked about would be made much the same to get the focuser off-center.



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:46 AM

Thank you for your input! I will try to get better pictures (although now my interest is somewhat diminished - but hey! It's a scope right :-)

 

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