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My Meteor

Discussion in 'Vintage Telescopes & Equipment' started by Bomber Bob, Feb 2, 2016.

My Meteor

Started by Bomber Bob on Feb 2, 2016 at 1:35 PM

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  1. Bomber Bob

    Bomber Bob Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't pass up getting this uncommon (maybe rare) Lafayette Meteor for our grand-kids. It's a 1968 100mm x 800mm reflector made in Japan by Kenko.

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    Nice find, looks like its in great shape.
     
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    How's the view through the finder?
     
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    Bomber Bob Well-Known Member

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    The finder is a goofy variation of a gun sight - it has "optics" so small as to render it useless.
     
  5. KeithF

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    Sounds a lot like the little finder that's missing from my Micronta. Lafayette sold some quality scopes so I'm surprised they would include a useless finder on the ones like yours. But then again, the Micronta is a Royal Astro, and they did it too!
     

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