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#1 dblstar

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 04:23 PM

I have a chance to acquire this vintage Zeiss OTA but unfortunately, all I have to offer for your consideration is this one photo. (It's 300 miles away). Would anyone like to weigh in on it? All I know is that it is red and bigger than a 60mm from the picture wink.gif

 

Thanks for anything you can tell me.

Don

 

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 05:23 PM

...also, it doesn't appear to have a visual back. Is it possible to find a replacement for it if not found?

 

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 07:01 PM

Can only give my 2cents… Looks like a nice project! Although new to zeiss myself, seems that a lot, if not most, info will be gleaned from the serial and the objective cell. Hopefully the glass is in good shape. I’m sure that once it’s determined exactly what it is, a visual back can be machined by a competent machinist. Along with a locking not that seems to be missing on top of the focus tube. Might get lucky and find a spare, or maybe some dimensions of an original to go by!

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 07:15 PM

I have a chance to acquire this vintage Zeiss OTA but unfortunately, all I have to offer for your consideration is this one photo. (It's 300 miles away). Would anyone like to weigh in on it? All I know is that it is red and bigger than a 60mm from the picture wink.gif

 

Thanks for anything you can tell me.

Don

That sale has a lot of Zeiss gear. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a matching VB. If it were within a couple of hours of me, I’d take all the cash I could afford to spend and get there before opening on the first day. Then I’d look at all the pretty Zeiss scopes and almost certainly not have enough to buy anything. It would be cool just to see them.



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Posted 22 June 2022 - 12:00 AM

99% sure it's a 80/1200mm. Looks like an easy restoration, but can't tell anything about the objective from this angle, of course. 

 

The accessory thread is M44x0.9 Löwenhertz. The modern M44x1 Zeiss accessories do thread on, but only for a revolution or two, at most. Any competent machinist can make a replacement, however. I would suggest having a M44x0.9/T2 adapter made, and then use Baader T2 accessories on it, since they have much the same feeling of compactness and heft the original ones did. 

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:12 PM

I’m interested


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