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Old 20-12-2019, 08:32 AM
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AstralTraveller (David)
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What a great find and what a small world. That scope certainly deserves restoration, it's a bit of a classic. As it happens I have a 10" f8.2 mirror with 2" secondary, but the mechanical parts have been scrapped. I also have the same Unitron finder. I have a rough plan of rebuilding it to live in the back yard as a planet and lunar scope. I'm thinking of a dobs with an eq platform. That seems easier to build and it keeps the eyepiece in a accessible position. If you use a GEM make sure the tube is easy to rotate. Otherwise you wind up with contortionist eyepiece positions.
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