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#1 sgorton99

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

Not 100% sure why, but I just bought this on ebay after exchanging a number of emails with the seller. No, I didn't pay $700, and someone else bought the Unihex with 40mm eyepiece. Now I just have to decide if I should use the tripod from my 114, or start searching for another tripod and keep 2 60mm Unitrons. Oh, and by the way, he found the base for the EQ mount! http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=261210503611

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:12 AM

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

Thanks Brian! Looks like I will have an extra alt/az mount now...

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

Good deal on the 128.
A little cleanup and the 140 mount
Will sell.
That was 3rd time listed.
Didn't know what he had.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

I'm so glad you picked this up since being local here in Houston I was so very tempted. Besides I have another unitron on the way so 2 in 1 week would have got me in more trouble that I'm already in. Congratulations on the purchase, should clean up nicely.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

You bet Chris, glad I could help out!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

Steve always gets the deals :bow: :bow:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

Great little telescope. Here's how it should look once cleaned up:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

Steve, where is the clock drive?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

Clock drive was not found, nor the tripod. Brian hooked me up with a good ebay deal on a Unitron tripod w/alt-az mount. I am quite happy he found the base of the mount, though. Without that there was going to be a bigger issue.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

I have extra bases for those mounts :lol:

The stock pile of parts you have never seen a picture of :lol:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

To be honest I have a lot of extra parts for 128 mounts.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

Good catch. I was very tempted but kept my finger off the trigger. Looks like it will be a good one.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

So far, so good:

"OK Steve we are all packed up. You should have received 3 tracking numbers. I ended up using 3 boxes, 1 for the tube, 1 for the mount and one for the lenses. The mount is shipping priority because that ended up being both cheaper and safer. So you should get the mount first. I wrapped the counter weight and taped it down to one corner to keep it from flying around. The lenses are wrapped up in a padded envelop then placed in a shoebox with lots of padding. The scope is in the wooden box wrapped in padding then wrapped in cellophane. Everything looks nice and tight. I will drop them off at the post office today so you should hopefully have them by Saturday, Tuesday at the latest.

Thanks again and enjoy!"

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:09 AM

One of the boxes (mount) due today, as well as the tripod that Brian sent me an ebay link to. Should have some pictures posted tonight. Rest will probably not arrive until early next week.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

Mount arrived. Uh-oh...

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:26 PM

How many boxes have I seen like that :bawling: :bawling:

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

OK, 3 boxes are coming - but this is what arrived today. The other 2 boxes are due early next week.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

Dirty mount 2.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:54 PM

Close up.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

Broken in shipping.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

Rest of stuff in this box. Looks like overall will be fine, if I can find a replacement for the shaft in the previous pic. Will be another clean-up and restore fun project!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

Arrived sooner than scheduled.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

Nothing broken...

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:36 PM

Focuser

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