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#51 astronomylife

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:39 PM

Thanks, I'd appreciate it.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:21 PM

I just got back in and looked and I don't have it anymore, sorry. I think the size is 1/4" 20 maybe, or just under that.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:59 AM

I have the screw! I have two actually, want one? I have 2 in diag so I don't use it.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:33 AM

Is it the original screw?

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

Yes it is the original, all chrome and shiny....

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

I contacted the seller and if I don't hear back from him in 3 days I'll pm you.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:25 PM

Right on. If you want it, PM your address, I'll mail it to you for freee! Just be sure the next time someone asks you for an obscure thingamajig, pay it forward.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

The seller responded and told me he didn't have the screw anymore. Sent you a pm.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

Its in the mail, you should see it in 4-5 days, enjoy!!

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

Thank you very much!

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:41 PM

Er,

Now that all is said and done, just what are you going to do with that screw?

I've owned many of the 2" skirted eyepieces, and have yet to use the screw.

Just be sure to put it in a place where you won't lose it, ok? - :waytogo:

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:46 PM

Mine was in the bottom of the eyepiece box, along with the other one. I guess you could screw it into a barlow's exterior?? No clue...

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:49 PM

The screw is used to hold on to the outside of the eyepiece holder/Barlow. I guess it's just an extra precaution.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:26 PM

I knew that was what it was for, I had just never heard of anyone actually using it.

Just imagine how that would make the black upper tube of a Barlow look:-(

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:35 PM


The nice thing about this particular set I just got is that they were factory sealed for the past 30 years so no opportunity for dust to make its way in.


New old stock of a classic is a beautiful thing whenever you come upon it!


Yes it is! Two out of these four I was lucky enough to view first light thru. More than likely manufactured between 1988 and 1991 according to some of my old Meade catalogues.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:34 AM

I just recently got the 8.8mm and have been loving it! Spectacular eyepiece in every respect. Sharp to the very edge, good contrast, nice eye relief, what more could someone say?

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:58 AM

I have a Meade Catolog from 1998 and it shows the 8.8 and the 14mm in your picture.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

I would like to see that. My 1992 catalogue does not show any smoothies and says that all Meade eyepieces now have eyecups. :question:

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

Really some great vintage EPs
My fav was the 6.7mm kind of just goes away and the sky appears!

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:53 AM

tried one and loved the views so much that i ended up getting a full set of these beautiful eye pieces.I am not a collector but user so these eye pieces will be used every time. 14mm has seen the most use and barrel shows it signs,but optics are nice and clean,where i was lucky to get 6.7mm brand new!

Stunning eye pieces and wows me every time i look through them.

 

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