Jeff Huston Obsession 30" f/5 (#102) Obsession 18" f/4.5 (#264) Celestron C9.25 f/10 Losmandy GM8 Cave 8" f/6 Newt Orion 80 and 120mm f/5 achro Coronado PST Vixen Polaris
Quote:So what kind of purchases have you made on Craigslist?
Quote: ...leaving me out the money and sometimes even paying shipping...
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Hubble Optics UL16 Skywatcher 10" Meade SN6 Orion 120mm Orion 100mm Tasco 10te
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Quote:Just looked again.. He dropped it down to $350. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/for/3399782454.html
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Quote:Quote:Just looked again.. He dropped it down to $350. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/for/3399782454.html The ending sentence in the ad: "Makes a unique holiday gift with an opportunity for a budding astrologer..." That's why I never look at the Craigslist ads!
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
Quote:The ending sentence in the ad: "Makes a unique holiday gift with an opportunity for a budding astrologer..." That's why I never look at the Craigslist ads!
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Garrett Optical 100mm F5.3 45 degree BT 13.1" F4.5 Homebrew Dob w/DSC circa 1983 named "The Beast" by the kids at outreach events. 16" F4.5 Homebrew Truss Dob w/DSC circa 2011 named "Woody" for good reason's Meade 8800 8" F4.5 on a GEM 8" F7 Reflector on a LXD 75 GEM Celestron 100mm Refractor Member Lake County Astronomical Society Averted Imagination adds light gathering power
Quote:See this 12" LX90 ACF?? The guy is flipping it... (apparently the 'flipper' can't get it off either.. as it was visible in the original listing). Now listed at a more optimistic $1900.http://omaha.craigslist.org/pho/3426118746.html
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
Quote:Do you ever find yourself regularly perusing craigslist, looking for equipment? Of course, generally, it's low end stuff, mostly crummy 60mm refractors, but sometimes I just can't keep my hands off it.Case in point... I just bought a Tasco 8V (with the Polaris mount, always wanted a decent, smaller, equatorial mount for PST/smaller refractors, etc)... oh, and then I noticed that the same fellow was selling a 4 1/2" StarBlast.I'm not saying that I automatically buy this stuff, but if it's something I might have a use for, mildly interested in, maybe think I can 'flip', I just toss out an offer and see if they'll bite... in this case he did... $150 for the Tasco and another $50 for the StarBlast (guess he liked the idea of doing both in one transaction). So what kind of purchases have you made on Craigslist?
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:See this 12" LX90 ACF?? The guy is flipping it... I just missed out on it, some guy was selling it for only -$500- a couple of months ago... although the defacing of the OTA was a bit odd (apparently the 'flipper' can't get it off either.. as it was visible in the original listing). Now listed at a more optimistic $1900.http://omaha.craigslist.org/pho/3426118746.html
Quote:You never know what you might find looking for telescopes on Craigslist. It might be an 80mm William Optics Fluorite Doublet for the price of an ED-80, it might be someone lost and needing help with their telescope or it might be a lifelong friend . Jon
Quote:Funny thing is, it *isn't* a 12" LX90 - it's a 10" f/6.3 LX200 Classic.