Brass Tinsley on Equatorial Mount

Tinsley Equatorial Mount

Recently I acquired a nifty classic Tinsley Telescope mount. It came in pieces I had to assemble. I loved doing that! It also came with a telescope. So, through several iterations I ended up with three Tinsley telescopes. Two had been through a restoration process and one was mostly original. Even though the restorations were very nice, I value the original one the most. I decided to strip the paint from one of the restored scopes and reveal the lovely brass so that it would fit nicely on the equatorial mount. The thing is beautiful, in my eyes. It needs a tripod of its own. Right now it sits on a tripod I made for Unitron 4 inch scopes. Eventually, it will probably have one of its own.

Here are some pictures. There is a video about the mount itself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUK8mLjWqHs

Tinsley Equatorial Mount

Tinsley Equatorial Mount

Brass Finder

Brass Finder

Right Ascension Drive

Right Ascension Drive

Declination Setting Circle

Declination Setting Circle

Right Ascenscion Setting Circle

Right Ascenscion Setting Circle

Three Tinsleys, the middle one is nearly all original

Three Tinsleys, the middle one is nearly all original