| U.S. Patent Number and Date
|1480793 Jan 15, 1923
||Star map with stars represented by luminous material,|
with symbols varying in size representing magnitude.
|2628529 Feb 17, 1953
||Reflecting telescope with auxiliary optical system. A modified|
arrangement of the Questar optical system not put into production.
|2649791 Aug 25, 1953
||The basic arrangement of what would become the Questar showing the Moon|
Map and the Star Chart, the conceptual equatorial Fork Mount with Control Box,
and the rotating optical tube assembly.
|2670656 Mar 2, 1954
||The basic arrangement of the Questar optical arrangement|
components support and focus control mechanics.
|2693032 Nov 2, 1954
||Proposed arrangement for a portable fork mounted telescope based|
on the Questar but where the telescope base serves as a housing for safe
storage and transport of the telescope optical tube and other components.
|D175388 Aug 23, 1955
Telescope, showing the ornamental design of the telescope from most perspectives.|
This was filed in Sept 1954 and so this shows a very early production arrangement
that employed a post style pick-off mirror support.
|2753760 Jul 10, 1956
||"Multiple Image Telescope" shows concepts to convey|
light from either the telescope's main optics or the Finder to the Eyepiece Port.
This too predates the final production arrangement, for example a pick-off mirror
is used for the Finder instead of the prism shown in this application.
|4061420 Dec 6, 1977
||"Catadioptric Lens System" the new design implemented in the Questar 700 lens.|
The invention provides a highly corrected catadioptric telephoto lens made.
up of an aspherized negative meniscus corrector lens, a Mangin trype primary
mirror, a secondary mirror, and two additional corrector lenses in line.
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