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Fecker 6

Discussion in 'New Members Introduce Yourself' started by Gregory, Jun 8, 2018.

Fecker 6

Started by Gregory on Jun 8, 2018 at 5:07 PM

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  1. Gregory

    Gregory New Member

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    Hi from Norfolk, Virginia. I recently acquired a J. W. Fecker Celestar serial # 619 in excellent original condition with the instruction manual. Hard to find much information. Seems to a very limited item. Does anyone out there have any interest in the Fecker?
     
  2. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    Greetings, Gregory & a warm welcome to A-C! It's very nice to have you here in our happy & eclectic family.

    I'm not familiar with your new telescope, but I'll be doing some research into it. In the meanwhile please make yourself to home and feel free to explore and post as pleases you!

    Be seeing you & enjoy your new instrument,

    Dave
     
  3. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    Would this be your new Telescope perhaps, Gregory?

    Fecker Celestar 6.pdf

    Click to Save, or Open in your browser. It's yours to keep if you like!

    D.
     

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  4. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Fecker? I'm definitely getting a Father Jack vibe from this lol.
     
  5. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    That's an interesting pdf find Dave.

    feck1.jpg

    The OTA appears to be a bit like a Maksutov-Newtonian.
     
  6. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    Yeah - I'm trying to figure the optics out. Interesting telescope for an amateur production.

    It was actually a short article I 'googled-up.' I simply turned it into a pdf.
     
  7. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    I'd say it's a pretty rare scope. It might be a weird SCT-Newtonian combination. The focuser nearer the back of the OTA looks like a good idea.
     
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    Yes these Fecker scopes are unusual. I've heard it referred to as a bent cassegrain due to the third mirror that puts the focus in a spot that is more accessible.

    They did suffer some design flaws but they are still collectible due to their unusual design and rarity.
     
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    Well hello, kdconod. Greetings & welcome to A-C, it's nice to have you join us!

    Hope to see more more of you, and thanks for the info on this enigma. Every little bit helps!

    Dave
     
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    Very interesting scope
    Welcome Gregory
     
  11. sickfish

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    The blue paint on the scope looks like a camping coffee cup I have and like the ones on Western movies
     

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