Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:This is not new. I have been able to procure a few items on the used market from our American friends but, increasingly, all I see on Amart is "CONUS" only.
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Others may disagree. Your millage may vary. Void where prohibited by law.
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Webster 28" f4 Kennedy mirror Argo/ServoCat Plettstone 18" f4.2 Zambuto mirror Argo/ServoCat Light bridge 16" F4.5 Suchting mirror Argo/ServoCat Meade 12" SCT OTA Questar 3.5 Duplex BB Coronado 90 SII DS BF30 NEQ6 Pro Mount Ethos (all), Zeiss Abbe ii, Leica ASPH zoom Lots of Naglers TMB ES TV Paracorr I&II Zeiss 15 x 60 B/GAT binoculars Denkmeier binoviewer & 21mm eyepieces
Quote:I've bought a quite a few items off Astromart over the years even an entire 18 Plettstone (thanks again Bill, love it); never had a problem. I accept it as a given that I pay the shipping, PayPal and any other costs. All my dealings with US sellers have been a delight.
Rural central lower Michigan
14.5" Starmaster with ServoCat and Argo Navis 1966 Unitron 4" Model 152 EQ Tec 140 TV NP101 f/5.4 APO Telvue .8 Focal Reducer FLI ML8300 and CFW-2-7 filter wheel Astrodon Gen2 RGBL 2" filters Baader 2" Narrow Band Filters Borg 50mm Guide Scope/ATIK Titan Guide Camera AstroPhysics AP900 Losmandy GM-8 Gemini
22" f/4 Sayre Monocular Tom Osypowski Equatorial Platform (since 1995) Assorted small telescopes, 76-152mm; 25mm ES100°, 20mm ES100°, 13mm Ethos, 9mm ES120° (serial #18), 9mm ES100°, 8mm Delos, 6mm Ethos, 4.7mm Ethos, 3.7mm Ethos SX, 2.5mm Nagler Type 6, 2" 2X Powermate, 2" 1.5X Proxima Barlow, 2" GSO Coma Corrector, 18mm BCO, 10mm BCO, 6mm BCO and other 1.25" eyepieces. Zhumell 8x42 Nova Phase-coated ED Binoculars Burgess 25x100 Binoculars
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1850/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 11
Quote:Do you know about this site? http://www.astrobuysell.com/Bill
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Quote:As a possible solution, we could eliminate the borders, how do you and your fellow Canadians feel about joining us? we could use five or six more states in the US and you could join in the fun with representatives in Washington! Rex
Rob E. Freezin' the Focus Knobs Off My Brass Telescope up North
Quote:As a possible solution, we could eliminate the borders, how do you and your fellow Canadians feel about joining us? Rex
Quote:But, in shipping that lens north from FL, I DID indeed have to stand in line at the post office. But, don't you have to anyway with a package even within the US?
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Quote: I just really can't believe our two governments couldn't get together and do some kind of reciprocal agreement between the two country's postal services. At least for postage.
Quote:There are reasons why some do not wish to sell outside the US.1) people are always asking you to lie about the value or to say it is a gift2) you have to fill out paperwork and stand in line to ship to another country, including Canada.3) there can be very long delays in customs, weeks! I have had this happen when I shipped to Canada. The buyer was getting upset because the package just disappeared when it hit customs. He bugged me for a refund. I told him not until it is declared lost. The item showed up four weeks later, it was in customs the entire time.Blueman
Quote:Quote:There are reasons why some do not wish to sell outside the US.1) people are always asking you to lie about the value or to say it is a gift2) you have to fill out paperwork and stand in line to ship to another country, including Canada.3) there can be very long delays in customs, weeks! I have had this happen when I shipped to Canada. The buyer was getting upset because the package just disappeared when it hit customs. He bugged me for a refund. I told him not until it is declared lost. The item showed up four weeks later, it was in customs the entire time.Blueman Floyd's experience mirrors mine. I have shipped all over the world. Yes, there is a little extra time involved with customs forms, but it's really not tough to do. Properly packing an instrument for shipping is far more time consuming, which is the same whether it's travel will be a couple hundred miles or to another continent. In respect to Canadian bound shipments, it's quite simple. As a recipient, be prepared to wait...or not. It seems to be a *BLEEP* shoot with Can customs brokers. Smaller items sent via postal services often see no delay at all, but can be held up for weeks. Larger items sent via parcel carriers often get held up, but once in a while are delivered immediately. There seems to be no rhyme or reason.The biggest hassle is the request to fill out customs and insurance forms stating the items is a gift and grossly understate it's value. I've seen several folks back out of a deal when I refused to go along with their scam. Two became vulgar and cursed me, as if I was the one not 'getting it'. The reasons to avoid misrepresentations on customs and insurance forms are simple. 1) It's illegal. Customs forms require the applicant's signature, with the fine printing stating that the signature is your claim that the entries are accurate. While rarely enforced as far as I know, you can bet that if something goes wrong the seller will be behind the 8 ball from the start (of what will be a long, ugly hassle).2)Whether it might be a damage claim or a lost package, the insured value and the value declared on a customs form MUST match. I've experienced shipping company websites that will not allow a planned shipment to complete processing when the insured value and the declared value to not match. If something happens, it's the seller that will be faced with a total loss. The recipient is practically guaranteed to ask for their money back, even when it was they who specifically asked for the scam to begin with.It's a lose-lose proposition for a seller to play along with a buyer requested scam.
Quote: I'll pay shipping to CONUS
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Teeter 15" Dob ReflectorSky Watcher Pro 120 ED RefractorCelestron AVX Equatorial MountExplore Scientific 82 deg N2 eyepiecesBinotron Binoviewer... Yeah Baby!Love my eyepatch when not binoviewing!