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#401 DouglasPaul

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Posted Yesterday, 08:30 AM

You need an front end ERF and I would also use a full cutoff UV-IR cut filter like the Baader either between my eyepiece and the prom filter or between the prom filter and the objective. You will also need a telecentric before the prom filter and have the system running at around F30.

 

Also, the four little doo-dads are occulting disks of different sizes for use when the solar distance varies throughout the year. The block the suns disk, all but the chromospheric limb.

Thank you. (sigh) So much to learn, so little time.


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#402 Bob Myler

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Posted Yesterday, 10:58 AM

Vintage Celestron 6 with Polaris mount in Nashville Tenn....

 

Looking like an oversized Comet Catcher, this orange version C6 Newt

was apparently manufactured by Vixen for only one year....

 

https://nashville.cr...7494945828.html


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#403 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted Yesterday, 11:59 AM

  Vixen 80FL   love these scopes

Was one of our favorite scopes in this size / range...the image holds sharp as power increases and increases....

Our favorite "F" word    Fluorite

 

https://www.cloudyni...s-fluorite-apo/


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#404 semlin

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Posted Yesterday, 12:29 PM

They don't look identical to me. The size of photos make it tough to compare but the mount tube clamps are different.

 

good catch.  the 10te has the early one retaining bolt solid clamshell mount.  my 1962 has the open cage so that catalogue photo is taken before 1962 but after they went with a sliding drawtube.



#405 semlin

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Posted Yesterday, 12:33 PM

My catalog shows the tube clamps to be similar.

is that a canadian catalogue also?  very cool.  it has a 1000mm 7te so later than mine.



#406 Kasmos

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Posted Yesterday, 12:48 PM

good catch.  the 10te has the early one retaining bolt solid clamshell mount.  my 1962 has the open cage so that catalogue photo is taken before 1962 but after they went with a sliding drawtube.

Not long after posting that I happen to run across a 10TE (wasn't researching), with a tube clamp that matched the pictured 15E. Like Chip said, catalogs are not always an accurate guide of what's actually offered.


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#407 jkmccarthy

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Posted Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Vintage Celestron 6 with Polaris mount in Nashville Tenn....

 

Looking like an oversized Comet Catcher, this orange version C6 Newt

was apparently manufactured by Vixen for only one year....

 

https://nashville.cr...7494945828.html

Up for auction currently on Zen-Market is this Vixen-branded 150mm f/5 Newt OTA in black, with matching finder, tube rings, and dovetail bar ...

 

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=m1055364823
 

... apparently this was a limited edition with optics figured to 1/16-wave.   Bidding currently stands at US$164 (plus shipping, of course) and ends in less than 15-hrs.

 

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#408 jragsdale

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Posted Yesterday, 05:42 PM

Towa pre-styro Tower (Sears) 6332 (60/750) - $190 in Mill Valley, CA

https://sfbay.craigs...7501932185.html

 

Criterion RV6 - $150 in Oglethorpe, GA

https://www.facebook...449011573274106



#409 John Rogers

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Posted Today, 08:39 AM

Meade DS-10 with accessories.  Pickup only in Hagerstown, MD.

 

https://shopgoodwill.../item/146919754




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