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#1 Far Voyager

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Posted 11 August 2022 - 05:11 AM

The telescope I begin with (it's from 1995), even if I suspect it would rather be classified as hobby killer, found while cleaning.

 

If this is no place for such kind of gear, I apologize.

 

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Posted 11 August 2022 - 06:41 AM

Welcome to cloudy nights Far Voyager and you came to the right forum.Here in classics we talk about all scopes and associated equipment 25 years or older.Are you looking for help with this one? Lot's of knowledgeable members here who can answer most any question about these kinds of scopes.



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Posted 11 August 2022 - 07:07 AM

Thanks. Just showing it, as I thought people would like to see one of those relatively old scopes.

 

I doubt I'll bring back from the dead, even if I'm curious to see how it would behave with better eyepieces and especially much more years of experience observing, as the screw that blocks rotation is stripped like the ones that block the tripod 's legs, having been forced to replace them with others. 

 

That say, the optics weren't bad even with 0.965" Huygens eyepieces having spotted the GRS with it and split several close binaries as Zeta Aqr or 12 Lyncis.


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