Anyone know the history of this scope ?
Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:16 PM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:17 PM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:24 PM
Alas...the lens seems to have a bit of spherical aberation, so the image is good to about 100x, a bit soft but no color. Not as sharp as the Tasco in the background.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:50 PM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:01 PM
What do you mean by indexing the lenses? I tried a thinner spacer and it was worse so I put the original spacers back.....I was thinking maybe thicker spacers ?
Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:38 PM
Now for the pretty factor , wow thats a swet looking scope, has some novel ideas in it like the small window in the mount for the numbers to be read through.Way cool.
If I might, where did you find this scope???
Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:40 AM
I've seen that sort of thing a few times.
If you don't mind removing the lens from it's cell to check this,
the front lens should be double-conxex in shape, with a thinner edge thickness than the rear lens. If you find the front lens is thicker at the edge then the rear lens, they've been reversed. (Assuming a normal Fraunhofer-type achromat)
Hope this helps.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:17 AM
thats a bad looking scope.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:51 PM
The lens is facing the correct way, I suppose the convex element could have been reversed but not sure how that would affect it. Thanks.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:06 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:01 PM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:10 AM
I love stuff like that. That black wrinkle finish is the schiznit.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:48 AM
The crinkle is tighter than the circle T crinkle.....it is cool. I surprised at the slight variations on this particular mount used by Tasco, Mayflower, Bushnell, etc. Seem to have the same exact axis adjustments i.e end of polar axis and little hole for the dec axis.
The lens is not cloudy but just the reflection......I'll tinker over the weekend.
This scope is an obscure one. It seems that Holmar may have made/labeled some binoculars as well but the company must have been short lived.