Polarex Model 136 E finds new home!

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Polarex Model 136 E finds new home!


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I was recently contacted by Vincent from The Netherlands....who acquired a Polarex Model 136E...a 5 inch Polarex on a field tripod. Both Unitron and Polarex were manufactured by Nihon Seiko in Japan. This is only the third field tripod mounted 5 inch Unitron/Polarex scopes I have located to date. Complete information on the scope is located on his excellent website: https://polarex.jouwweb.nl/.

Highly recommend you check it out!

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Thank you for the information Dave :)
A beautiful refractor set up, very nice to see it properly restored.
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102 f/13.2, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
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Post by bladekeeper »

Oh man! What a great find! And great for the scope to be found!

A real beauty! Now I need to put my latop down, get up and go get a napkin to wipe the drool off my chin. :lol:

Thanks, Dave!
Scopes: Apertura AD12 f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; iOptron MC90 f/13.3; Orion ST80A f/5; ES ED80 f/6; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen Polaris
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Post by Alpena67 »

Just beautiful. Everytime I see one of these scopes it sends me back to my childhood when I seen them brand new and was an object of desire(still is!)
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Meade 8” 2080 Schmidt-Cassegrain
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