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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:32 pm 
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Have a look here first:

http://geogdata.csun.edu/~voltaire/classics/

(May have ben posted here a few years back? but worth bumping up :D )

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:37 pm 
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Thanks Brian, a fantastic list. Couldn't find PRINZ 'scopes mentioned. I had a 3"/f.16 PRINZ on a EQ in Germany in the 1970s.
It was a good 'scope, although optical quality varied from one to the other of these mass-produced refractors.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:22 pm 
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Was that a model 660? There are a couple of old threads on SGL but no links to a manual:

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/62374 ... st-buying/

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/17218 ... refractor/

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:36 am 
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Yes, it was the PRINZ 660. Wish I'd kept it. :cry: Its smart black-and white livery made it look almost like a Unitron. The eyepieces were Huygenians, so the field-of-view was somewhat restricted.
A dark solar glass eyepiece filter was supplied. In the solar section of the operating manual we were instructed to: "note the flames as they leap into the heavens". Probably a reference to burning eyelashes.
By the time the 660 reached me from DIXONS in England, the cost of the 'scope had doubled, due to a stiff import levy. Britain wasn't in the EU at that time.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:45 pm 
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Thanks Brian. Very useful.

The Royal 60mm refractor is shown twice. My friend had this and it was really good. He saw 4 Saturn moons with it.

H.W. English catalogue also.

Did not notice Carton telescopes, which are super.

Maybe not Pentax. I had the 100mm f/12. Absolutely superb.

Also not enough Broadhurst Clarkson or C.Frank or AE or David Hinds.

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