Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7
Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:18 PM
For nostalgia, here's a link to Pt 6 thread (now locked). Link
Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:28 PM
This thread has gotten a little long to navigate, so it is now locked; and let's switch over to the spanking new Pt. 7 thread here
Uh, thanks Carol, but really, it's not too bad if you don't start reading on page 1 every time. Try it. You might like it.
Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:21 PM
Guys; we ordinarily restart threads at around 1500 posts, the previous one went quite a ways over that, so it was time to restart it.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:48 AM
Will be at Windy Ridge or the Smith Creek lookout (probably that one).
Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:47 AM
I'm probably pointing out the obvious, flogging Kerry's dead horse, but if you haven't checked out the Pixieland S.P. Thread you might consider wandering over there the following weekend. You can find directions to the place here. Some guys will also be there this weekend and you'd be welcome.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:47 AM
On Call for 3 weekends straight, get two off with one a bust and the other a holiday weekend (everyone's on the road).
Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:42 PM
Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:03 PM
Thanks for the re-start, Carol.
You're most welcome, Pegs!
Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:35 AM
I didn't bring Sugaree with me, and I planned on a night of binoc. viewing. However, my friend John G. was doing an outreach presentation and had two scopes set up, so what's a guy to do? He entertained a crowd around his 12.5" and I worked a (generally smaller) crowd with his 20". What a kick! So binoc viewing started much later than expected but was very enjoyable.
One notable sight from Saturday night: After the crescent moon rose above the trees (actually it was a ghostly presence *behind* a big evergreen as it first rose) I looked at it with the binocs. The shadowed side, bathed in earthglow and sporting ghostly mares, was a beautiful sight.
A little girl once asked as I showed her the Moon with my telescope, "Are you a scientist?" No, it's just a hobby....
Yup, I was asked the same question Sat. night.
One off-key note: A week previously I had knocked over Punk, my trusty 80 mm. refractor, while pulling a recliner out from behind it. It & its tripod toppled and hit the concrete garage floor, landing on its side. I had been planning to take it with me to Hurricane, but it turned out that I broke something in the focuser, and the drawtube within it is unattached. I've been yearning for some time for a 102 mm. scope and I may take this incident as a message from the gods.
I'm thinking that a 80 mm. Megrez with a good objective lens but no focuser (and also with some cosmetic issues) might go for about $100. I'd appreciate your opinions on that before I try to sell it.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:38 PM
I'd take it if I wasn't selling stuff myself(Mirror making stuff that is).
Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:26 PM
I think it would be snatched at $100. Have you taken it apart to see if it just needs to be put back into place or is something really broken? If I did not already have an 80mm I'd snatch it at $100. So I think I'd start at $200 at least.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:00 PM
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:08 AM
So Rob, what do think a fair price range might be?
Well Mike..is the extent of the damage known...apart from the broken focuser? Is there any element damage...are the secondary elements misaligned? Knowing this can impact the price you are attempting to gain.
I'm not sure of the price of such a scope in good condition on the resale market...let alone a broken one with unknown damage. Cement is brutal and a further investigation to assess said damage might be in your interest.
My best answer.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:21 AM
Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:29 PM
I do want to make it up there sometime.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:02 PM