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#1 flywing1

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 08:45 AM

Credit to the Japanese forum hosted by Garakuma: http://yumarin7.saku...2614#getno12614

 

Special exhibition "Astronomical telescopes that convey the beauty of stars"

Exhibition period: March 2, 2021 (fire) to August 28, 2021 (sat)
Venue: Nikon Museum (Shinagawa Intercity Building C, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

 

https://redbook-jp.c...20/21/c2330.jpg

 

This poster above includes many Nikon telescopes over the years (might not be a complete catalog?).

 

other links:

https://redbook-jp.c.../20/21/03a.html

https://redbook-jp.c.../20/21/03b.html

https://redbook-jp.c.../20/21/03c.html

https://redbook-jp.c.../20/21/03d.html


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Posted 19 October 2021 - 09:42 AM

Amazing exhibition!  waytogo.gif


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#3 Ken Launie

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 07:32 PM

I agree; that looks like a wonderful exhibition that I would have enjoyed visiting despite my inability to read any Japanese!

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 07:44 PM

much more detailed content (6 parts) from a Japanese amateur astronomer who actually visited the museum (most of the posters/pics are bilingual ), try DeepL instead of google translate when translated content doesn't make sense.

https://astro365.exblog.jp/i20/

 

In part 5 (https://astro365.exblog.jp/29603814/ ), apparently there was a Nikon reflector prototype design where you can use a knob to rotate the eyepiece section of the scope? (so you don't need to rotate the OTA? ) However, the official caption says it's used to rotate the primary mirror, but if the eyepiece is in a uncomfortable position, why rotate the primary mirror?

 

https://astro365.exb...18_00585538.jpg


Edited by flywing1, 26 October 2021 - 07:46 PM.

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 08:49 AM

much more detailed content (6 parts) from a Japanese amateur astronomer who actually visited the museum (most of the posters/pics are bilingual ), try DeepL instead of google translate when translated content doesn't make sense.

https://astro365.exblog.jp/i20/

 

In part 5 (https://astro365.exblog.jp/29603814/ ), apparently there was a Nikon reflector prototype design where you can use a knob to rotate the eyepiece section of the scope? (so you don't need to rotate the OTA? ) However, the official caption says it's used to rotate the primary mirror, but if the eyepiece is in a uncomfortable position, why rotate the primary mirror?

 

https://astro365.exb...18_00585538.jpg

It is really interesting. I wonder if it's similar mechanism to kanko's rotating mechanism




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