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6" f-13 refractor

Started by Dennis Shell, 01/23/2003 08:01AM
Posted 01/23/2003 08:01AM Opening Post
Has anyone ever heard of the "Jena Optical Co., Germany"? I have a 6" refr with those words stamped on the end of the cell. its quite old, w/alumn tube and alumn cell, brass focuser. (cant find any reference to "Zeiss").
Posted 01/25/2003 12:33AM #1
Carl Zeiss Jena is carl zeiss made in jena and mostly under contract from what I understand.

I suspect its the company's own work not made under contract.

I have a german friend (who speaks very poor engish) and I will ask him. He's visiting New Zealand next week from what I understand.

Very keen astronomer he owns a zeiss as100/1000 made in the 60's and lamented the end of Zeiss making telescopes something he saw as a national tradegy.

You might also want to ask my brother Kevin at he's a zeiss collecter.