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ianle

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I've recently bought a second hand telescope but regretfully know very little about it. Apparently it was originally purchased from SCS Astro in Wellington, Somerset in the mid to late 90's.
It is a 90mm refractor with a focal length of 1000mm and that is about all I know!

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GSO 90mm f11 Refractor... caravan, dog and GF!

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I think SCS had these made specially with their branding on a few years back. It looks a bit like one of the old Meade models to me. SCS Astro are still going so perhaps give them a ring and see if you can find out more:

http://www.scsastro.co.uk/
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I don't know the brand but that mount is an equatorial so you can effectively "track" an objects movement. Measure the EP holder. Hopefully it has a 1.25 inch EP holder, making it compatable with most EP's. As I understand it some of the older telescopes take a different size EP (but I'll need someone else to verify that).

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Yeah, I'd give them a call. Keiron's a bit, well, let's just say he's probably spent a lot of nights out on his own under the stars :) He's fine once you get used to him though.

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Welcome to SGL
Better than my scope, not bought one yet but I'm looking....................
Plenty of knowledge on here so you are in good company.

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If you knew the where the scope were bought from you should give them a call.
Like I mentioned in your mount thread, the mount is likely to be either a Zhitong EQ4 or a TianLang TQ4.
However, neither have a 90/1000 achromat in their current line up, so it's either discontinued or SCS astro mix and match OTA and mount from various manufacturers.
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I think SCS had these made specially with their branding on a few years back. It looks a bit like one of the old Meade models to me. SCS Astro are still going so perhaps give them a ring and see if you can find out more:

http://www.scsastro.co.uk/


I was watching that in ebay, i think John is right it looks like a meade tube

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Looks like another SGL member has, or had, one very similar:

http://stargazerslou...147370-soligor/

John

Scopes: Refractors: 4", 4.7" and 6". Dobsonian: 12"

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Looks like another SGL member has, or had, one very similar:

http://stargazerslou...147370-soligor/


Yup, that's the kiddy. :smiley:

Having a read through it doesn't seem to be a half bad starter scope too, so I'm well pleased I took the punt on ebay for £105!

Many thanks to all replies - you guys are great Sherlocks.
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Very nice...I bet Jupiter and Saturn will look superb given the long focal length...Mark

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Brian Nordstrom

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Hi Ianie and welcome , It is a nice looking scope and as said before I bet it performs very well on the moon and planets , well done ! .
It does look like a Meade from a few years ago .
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Well you have the telescope and palm trees, all that's missing is the desert skies!


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That looks just like my GSO 90 f/11 that I had. I still have the 80 f/6 version and it has all the same features as the pic except the colour. I imported a few of these from GSO back in the 90's and all the 90mm jobs had the objective installed the wrong way round :eek: If you have any doubts as to the quality of the image then check this point.

This is a quick pic of my 80 F6 and mount ( modded with a non-GSO motordrive ):

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