I've had this little guy for 58 years. I'm not sure how it made it through all the moves, but it's still here and works very well.
It's a 1964 Eikow 6T-300 60/910mm f15 and 6x30 finder.
I thought I'd have a look at the moon tonight, and I was not disappointed. I'm using a Vixen .965 to 1.25 adapter - that piece screws right into the drawtube and works great. The best eyepieces tonight were a 26mm Celestron Silvertop, a 13mm Televue Plossl and a 10mm Takahashi LE.
The objective is very sharp in my opinion, and at f15 the drawtube has a wide focus range that snaps in nicely. Almost no detectable color fringing on the lunar limb. The other refractor that I have to compare it to is a Tak FC100-DZ, so I'm really pleased with the optic. It's always delivered a pleasant image and I credit it with stoking my interest in astronomy as a kid. Thanks mom and dad ...
I'm reminded that this is the ideal grab-and-go for quick lunar sessions.
I snapped a handheld image off the 26mm eyepiece with an Olympus m4/3 camera just to try to give an idea of what I was seeing.
Edited by MJB, 13 January 2022 - 10:10 PM.