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    Default Re: Your oldest astronomical equipment?



    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    Sadly, the objective mirror was beyond serviceable after fooling around with it for about a month. The only thing left is the Mizar mount, as I gave up on the project.
    What was wrong with the mirror?
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    After a careful (heavy on the careful) cleaning, I noticed a series of what I can best describe as "lines made out of tiny bubbles" and the entire mirror had a very slight yellow cast. It collimated just fine, but the images were just not bright… among other things.

    It had set in a garage without a cover up top for a number of years, and undoubtedly the desert heat had done damage to the coating. The secondary mirror didn't show any damage.
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    A 1965 Palomar Junior Newtonian I got in 1966. Second? A 6-inch f/6 primary I started in the summer of 1971, the summer before I started college, which interrupted the figuring. It finally got finished four years ago. Ironically, I found I had been very close to finishing it that long ago summer: Uncle Rod's Astro Blog: The 37-Year-Old Telescope
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmollise View Post
    A 1965 Palomar Junior Newtonian I got in 1966. Second? A 6-inch f/6 primary I started in the summer of 1971, the summer before I started college, which interrupted the figuring. It finally got finished four years ago. Ironically, I found I had been very close to finishing it that long ago summer: Uncle Rod's Astro Blog: The 37-Year-Old Telescope
    Now that was a story! Thanks for the link to the blog post Sir!

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    2080 Meade SCT I got new in 1989 and 7x35 Bushnell binos I got used in 1970
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    I still have an old ex-army 2" zoom refractor I used in the mid-70's to view Saturn and Jupiter. I fitted some Baader filter paper to it a few years ago for the 2004 transit of Venus, and still use it to view the Sun on the rare occasion.

    I also still use the Pentax binoculars my wife bought me in 1990.
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    I still use my two 57 year old Mk1 eyeballs every time I go out.
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    My eyes the coatings have worn off, the lenses are scratched, and collimation on the right can not be dialed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lola Bruce View Post
    My eyes the coatings have worn off, the lenses are scratched, and collimation on the right can not be dialed in.
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    An old grey C90 that a nice bloke gave to me when he found out that I was into astronomy; I tried to refuse but he insisted and now I act as caretaker.

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