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#1 ryanAg

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:38 PM

Need some help guys. My wife's uncle passed away a few months ago and he left me his 10" Starfinder. I want to use it but life and other hobbies don't leave any time for it right now. And, during the process of moving things after his passing, only certain parts of the kit remain. I have the tube with a case and the two counterweights for the base. Unfortunately, the base and eyepieces have been either given to Goodwill or thrown away --> I hope not, that'd be a huge waste of good optics. Anyways, I'd like to sell this scope to a good home that could keep it from collecting dust. I'd like to post in the classifieds like I did with my last scope, I just don't know what a fair price for it is.

#2 redlinedb16a

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

My friend bought a 10" starfinder on craigslist
He drive 8 hours total for a $150 old telescope

That was the best investment ever
That starfinder keeps up with most modern 12" scope

I'd pay close to the new price of equal size new scope having looked thru the older quality meade optics

Not knowing.......half price of a new one

#3 redlinedb16a

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

Just a tube with optics I'd pay $200 easy

#4 ryanAg

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Thank you for the response. I'll be taking pictures of it this weekend to post in the classifieds section.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

Now that's just my personal opinion
There was a meade starfinder number 77
Had a terrible focus
However like I said the old meade optics and sonotube set up is great

We took his and changed to a roller bearing turn table

Optical tube only in pure stock form I'd pay $200 having looked thru it

If I hadn't looked thru it
Here's my complaints
Collimanation is difficult due to the position of the secondary mirror screws
The old Teflon bearing on the dec and ra are horrible
The cheap plastic focus

Mirror wise it's high quality
Ota is very lite

#6 ryanAg

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

This has been posted to the classifieds if anyone is interested. Thanks!

#8 Geo.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:19 PM

Just a note: the early Starfinders came on a German mount. If the OP has the counter weights, this is probably not a Dob.






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