Mogey 3 inch Telescopes

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This is a pair of Mogey 3 inch telescopes. They probably date from the 1920′s or so. The one on the left is completely original except for the tripod, which I made. The one on the right was a mess when I got it, with a very strange declination housing. Here’s a picture.

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The Declination housing was made from a Right Ascension housing from a very old Alvan Clark! Have a look at these pictures:

 

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So that may be a project in the future.

There are many details about the restoration of the Mogey mount here:

Mogey 3 inch Restoration.

You can see a video about these two scopes here Mogey Telescopes.