Parks Jovian 90 WP Mak-Cass
Posted 30 November 2021 - 08:09 AM
Apparently (thanks Rmollise) some of these were made by JSO in Japan and some made elsewhere. I'm curious to know where/who made mine.
No indication on scope, EPs or elsewhere about manufacturer. BUT- in the case were two separate manuals. One by Parks. The second does not mention Parks and describes the scope as-
"Astro Telescope and Spotting Scope 1200x90 (III)"
No other identifying info in this second manual. Interesting though that this manual specs F/13 whereas the lense specs F/13.3.
Was "Astro" a separate company at the time?
Any way to tell whether or not this scope was made by JSO, and if not, by whom?
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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:11 AM
The JSO's we sold in the shop were all approximately f10 SCTs.
The Parks Jovian 4 is an SCT that was initially made by JSO. My understanding is that the Jovian 90 was introduced in 2001, after JSO went out of business.
Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:18 AM
My understanding is that the Jovian 90 - grey armour, waterproof, nitrogen purged - was made in China, and was not a JSO product.
My old Photon Instruments Maksutov was a sibling from the same maker (albeit not sealed/waterproof).