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    Re: Lunar Scopes
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2005 Feb 13, 19:34 -0500

    I am most specifically not intending any insult to Joel Jacobs with the
    following.  He is a fair, honest, scrupulous merchant, in my experience
    and opinion.  With that said, if you do buy another telescope for your
    sextant for lunars or other high-precision work, it is an excellent
    idea, in my experience, too check that the telescope is properly
    aligned when mounted on your sextant.  One advantage of the inverting
    Russian (Cho-T) scopes is that they can be aligned; most prism
    telescopes cannot be aligned.
    On Feb 12, 2005, at 5:48 PM, Yourname Here wrote:
    > Hello Alex, Bob, and Group,
    > I will try and answer both your questions in a way that may be of
    > benefit to everyone. What I omitt here, I will respond off group if
    > you have any further interest in discussing it.
    > Most all well known contemporary sextants use the same fork or rising
    > piece design so that many sextant scopes are interchangable with each
    > other. It is easier to list which sextants most scopes wont fit than
    > the other way around. Sextants that have a unique design to their fork
    > are the Dutch Obseravtor, French Poulin, German Freiberger, USN MK II,
    > and likely some English designs with which I am not familiar. Those
    > are the ones the three high powered scopes I mentioned will NOT fit.
    > Therefore, you can conclude they will fit most others.
    > That said, the limiting factor to most of the sextants with the same
    > fork design will be the size of the INDEX MIRROR. Any index mirror
    > with a vertival demension of greater than 49 mm will hit the top of
    > the objective lens, and stop the travel of the index arm on two of
    > these scopes. Both the CHO-T, C&P and all other large mirror sextants
    > will not read below 41 degrees if the 7 x 50 scope is fitted, or 21
    > degrees if the Shonan 6 power scope is fitted. The Tamaya 7 x 35
    > scope, because of the smaller diameter of its objective lens will
    > allow full index arm travel on all sextants other than those I named.
    > If in doing your Lunar sights, you need the full range of travel, then
    > make sure you have a mirror the size of the Tamaya MS 1 series
    > sextants to which all three of the scopes were fitted.
    > For Alex,
    > The two Tamaya scopes were made in the 1970's. They both are in
    > excellent condition. The Shonan scope was dropped and there is a dent
    > in the objective lens ring, but this does not appear to have affected
    > images as viewed.
    > From an old Nautech catalog, the Degrees of View are:
    > 7 x 35, 6.5 degrees
    > 7 x 50, 7.1 degrees
    > The Shoan is marked on the scope 6 power, 6 degrees.
    > A Russian CHO-M sextant was handy, so I fitted the scopes to it, and
    > not a CHO-T, and the reseults were as noted.
    > I published pictures of these scopes on a Tamaya MS 1 sextant and a
    > CHO-M sextant. The two higher powered scopes are very rare and you
    > likely will not come across them, but they are an interestng bit of
    > sextant history. To view GO:
    > http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=1217241
    > If anyone wants more information, please contact me off group.
    > Cheers,
    > Joel Jacobs
    > -------------- Original message from "Robert Gainer"
    > : --------------
    > > How much for the 7X50 and does it fit a C&P sextant?
    >  > Thanks,
    >  > Robert Gainer
    >  >
    > > >From: Yourname Here
    >  > >Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List
    >  > >Subject: LUNAR SCOPES
    >  > >Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 13:32:10 +0000
    >  > >
    >  > >For those who practice the art of Lunar distances, I have three
    > rare high
    >  > >powered sextant telesopes, each with a fork that will fit most
    > contemporay
    >  > >sextants.
    >  > >
    >  > >7 x 35 Tamaya Prismatic
    >  > >7x 50 Tamaya Prismatic
    >  > >6 x 6 degrees Shonan Kosakusho ( WW II searchlight manufacturer)
    >  > >
    >  &! gt; >
    > > >Joel Jacobs
    >  >
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