Last weekend found in a French castle this A. Bardou 4" table mount telescope.
It has the old, small stamp and an unusual tube ring with 2 large screws.
The lens is in fair condition and needs to be cleaned. According to the owner it was bought in the mid 19th century.
The tube needs to be…
Polarex Model 132F or in human language: large Polarex telescope (10cm diameter) on the original metal pier with all the photographic accessories.Made in the early 1960's and still fully operational.
This kind of telescopes are rare and were only found in observatories.
Will be one of the eye cathers on our booth at the ATT in Essen.
Carl Zeiss Jena Telemator. The upgrade of the Telementor with finderscope and motor.
I love to observe with this scope. Fantastic views for such a small scope.
Carl Zeiss Jena Telementor I & II.
Zeiss small school telescopes 63mm f:840mm on manual equatorial mounts.
Functional design from East-Germany from the 1960's and 1970's
Interesting Royal Tokyo R-77.
With 1.25" spare focuser.
The extension tubes for the Zeiss Telementor and the Telemator tubes are a must have accessory.
This set includes the following 3 extension tubes:
- 40mm M44
- 60mm M44 (rare to find)…
Carl Zeiss Jena, Helical focuser for Telementor I , M44
Original Helical Focuser for the Zeiss Jena Telementor I 63mm f:830mm.
Rare to find accessory.
More information on the Anamorfose website
The 1000 Spiegelobjektiv (mirror lens) was manufactured always in a Pentacon Six mount with appropriate35mm mount adaptor included ( M42, Exakta, & Praktina ).
This is one of the mythical lenses made by Carl Zeiss Jena with a fantastic finishing. Mechanical and optical a masterpiece.…
Lens diameter 60mm tube 65mm length 89cm.
1 terrestrial eyepiece that can be removed.
Internal focuser with one knob.
Rare Steinheil large zenith prism for refractors.
Steinheil was one of the most famous European telescope brands from the 19th century.
The zenith prism is a rare accessory. Also the size is rare. It's probably made for the large professional refractors.
More information on the Anamorfose…
Secretan 10cm large table top telescope +/- 1850
Early (+/-1855) 10cm (!) Secretan table top telescope with all the eyepieces and finder scope.
the scope has a very beautiful dark varnish. No cleaning needed. Will leave it as it is.
19th century table top…
School telescopes were a tradition in Germany in the 1920's. In Eastern-Europe several telescope makers continued to make them after the 1950's.
I didn't know of Meopta making such school telescopes. Couldn't find any information about this scopes.
Meopta is still known…
This is a vintage marine telescope, not a contemporary copy.
Originally the telescope was mounted on the railing on the deck of a ship.
It's a very heavy instrument with excellent optics. The views are realy spectacular. Crisp sharp with a good…
Beautiful direct vision antique spectroscope. The spectroscope works very well.
Is a large and heavy instrument.
Probably made around 1900.
The split mechanism is in brass and in perfect working…
Pier of the 4" Polarex - Unitron equatorial mounted refractor
The retrofit of the 30cm Cassegrain is completed.
The original telescope dates from the early 1960's.
New spider, renewed mirror cell, primary mirror cooling, new focuser and backplate. Repainted and varnished.…
The accessories of the large refractors and the cassegrains were hand made by Frantisek Kozelsky I the 1960’s.
He was clearly inspired by the Zeiss Jena accessories.
Strangly the eyepiece diameter is 30mm.…
In my research for more background information about the Gajdusek-Kozelsky telescopes from the Zdanice Observatory I found an article in the Slovak astronomy magazine about a similar 20cm refractor build by Kozelsky.…
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