Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:39 PM
Why? Because they were cheap and I'm a packrat!And they will eventually look neat lined up for a group portrait.
It's cheaper on the trailing edge,and the pioneers already took most of the arrows....
Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:33 PM
Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:44 PM
Which do you have?
Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:12 AM
FWIW, I also have some of the one-arm internal motor series: DS-90,102,130, and DSX-90.
The current DS series with AudioStar constitute a third group and I have the DS114 Jones design reflector as an example.Have yet to find the late model DS-130 Audiostar model at my price.
I have a DS-90 one-arm semi-permanenty equiped with solar filter for sunspots and used it for the brief glimpses the clouds permitted of the last past Venus transit.
Used the DS-80 cradle mount for my first good look at Mars a year or two past.
Used the DSX-90 to see excellent if small Saturn some months later.
How soon we forget! I really should have used an observation notebook.
Anyway I just get a kick out of finding these scopes and even sometimes using them ! SO many scopes are bought ,seldom used,then trashed or donated to sit in the corner of some thrift store,or offered for a pittance at a yard sale or online ad.I just can't help giving a few of them a home!
The ones that are mint and priced at or above their original MSRP I leave for the SERIOUS collectors.
Now I need a telescope barn next to the observing spot so each scope has its moment in the starlight;but the shelter might cost more than its contents!
Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:00 PM