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#1726 marcyc

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

This has got to be a first:

 

http://orangecounty....4980546614.html

 

-Tim.

 

Is it any surprise he wants to sell? Can't help but wonder how he ended up with such a scope in the first place.



#1727 mikey cee

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:21 PM

Instead of a Goto scope he has the first ever Gonad scope! :smirk:   Mike


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#1728 astronomylife

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:50 PM

This has got to be a first:

 

http://orangecounty....4980546614.html

 

-Tim.

 

 

Lol

 

My jeans look fantastic though this scope.



#1729 PiSigma

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:09 PM

Address is a pawn shop so that explains a lot.



#1730 TCW

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 03:03 PM

Jack Ryan's spy scope - honest! 

 

http://santabarbara....4987043290.html



#1731 Bob Myler

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:31 PM

Antique, Quality Astro Books - "The Story of Variable Stares"  :bigshock: - on Amart Auctions....

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=14962


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#1732 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

Has it all come down to this ?  

 

http://washingtondc....5004792461.html


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#1733 DocFinance

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 11:07 PM

I've seen those lamps in antique shops.  Usually out of surveyors tripods, but occasionally out of a cheapo Tasco wooden tripod.  Pier 1 actually sold them back in the 80s, right next to the Mao hats...


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#1734 PaulEK

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:54 AM

Has it all come down to this ?  

 

http://washingtondc....5004792461.html

 

At least, from looking at the photo, it doesn't look too hacked up. If I lived nearby, I'd risk buying it and giving it back it's dignity. I have a mount that could use wooden legs, and that's a nice price.


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#1735 DocFinance

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:33 AM

 

Has it all come down to this ?  

 

http://washingtondc....5004792461.html

 

At least, from looking at the photo, it doesn't look too hacked up. If I lived nearby, I'd risk buying it and giving it back it's dignity. I have a mount that could use wooden legs, and that's a nice price.

 

I've paid that for a wooden tripod of that quality.  Heck, I've paid that for a set of worm-eaten unfinished legs.



#1736 madeline

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:50 AM

This mount would take some getting used to.

 

http://minneapolis.c...5000013121.html


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#1737 DocFinance

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:37 PM

This mount would take some getting used to.

 

http://minneapolis.c...5000013121.html

That's a steal!  Even with the quirky mount.  Great scope at twice the price.



#1738 apfever

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 12:15 PM

 

This mount would take some getting used to.

 

http://minneapolis.c...5000013121.html

That's a steal!  Even with the quirky mount.  Great scope at twice the price.

 

 

Yeah it is!  Easy worth $90 for the OTA. 

 

For starters, this is an early version of the C4.5 that kicks rear over the later ones. Least of the nifty items is the larger print on the OTA, "CELESTRON 4.5".  Celestron quickly went to a tiny label shortly after commencing. This OTA also shoes the shoe for the finder. The early versions had a Larger finder in a quick release bracket. Later versions were a 180.

 

These early C4.5 OTAs were just better in general optics. The early Vixen Polaris mount also had a big advantage with true worm gear assemblies. I also prefer the early steel worm assemblies over brass. With all due respect to the finer feel of brass (very real), I've seen too many broken off tangs on the brass. I've never seen a broken steel worm casting yet. yet. Only the first Polaris mounts had a gear for the worm that was a true wide toroidal cut.


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#1739 TCW

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:33 PM

For the lawyers here.

 

https://sfbay.craigs...5022201519.html


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:34 PM

Got the ALT. but where is the AZ ,..... :lol:   http://columbus.crai...5006762101.html


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#1741 Joe Eiers

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:48 PM

Now THAT'S funny Tom. 



#1742 mikey cee

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 09:41 AM

Are you guys dumb or what? It's a meridian scope! :p  Mike


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#1743 astronomylife

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 07:06 PM

https://sfbay.craigs...5033728537.html

 

"For 150 bucks this telescope cant be beat for viewing the moon and beyond."  :lol:




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