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    Default Re: J.C. Penney 60mm F/13.3 Refractor – First Light



    Very nice sope! The minute I saw it the words "Japanese made "jumped through my head.
    Little gems they are.
    Congratulations on this one!
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    Default Re: J.C. Penney 60mm F/13.3 Refractor – First Light

    Hi Terry. This reminds me of the Jason refractor I bought in 1974. It was a 60mm f/11.6 unit, and came with two .965" Japanese standard eyepieces, although it did not have the focusing extension tube. I later bought an A.E. Jaegers 1.25" surplus 32mm Plossl and a University Optics .965" to 1.25" adapter. I had much fun doing moon walks with this telescope back then. Thanks for your great post, excellent pictures, and the walk back through "memory lane" Terry, and the best of regards.
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    Default Re: J.C. Penney 60mm F/13.3 Refractor – First Light

    That frac is great eye candy Terry. I like the colour, and the matching finder. Plus a wooden tripod! It looks like great fun.
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    Default Re: J.C. Penney 60mm F/13.3 Refractor – First Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    If the "T" is centered and does not touch the circle it is a Towa.
    It's a Towa.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    Very nice sope! The minute I saw it the words "Japanese made "jumped through my head.
    Little gems they are.
    Congratulations on this one!
    Thanks John!

    I'd like to own a Zeiss 63mm Telemator or similar Zeiss 'frac...

    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hi Terry. This reminds me of the Jason refractor I bought in 1974. It was a 60mm f/11.6 unit, and came with two .965" Japanese standard eyepieces, although it did not have the focusing extension tube. I later bought an A.E. Jaegers 1.25" surplus 32mm Plossl and a University Optics .965" to 1.25" adapter. I had much fun doing moon walks with this telescope back then. Thanks for your great post, excellent pictures, and the walk back through "memory lane" Terry, and the best of regards.
    You're welcome, thanks Marshall!

    My first scope was a Tasco 66TE 50/600mm refractor, bought in 1980. I still have the OTA, but I've misplaced the EPs and tripod somewhere.

    Forgot that I have a 0.965" to 1.25" 1) focuser tube adapter and 2) star diagonal, both of which I haven't used yet (?!). Need to test them out on the JCP scope and other 60mm classics that I have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty Barlow View Post
    That frac is great eye candy Terry. I like the colour, and the matching finder. Plus a wooden tripod! It looks like great fun.
    Thanks SB! It is indeed a pleasure to look at - but I need to look through it more.
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