Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
Quote:A Monolux with steep shipping cost
Quote:Tim is going to need another garage.
"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:Shipping is getting to be insane! This one weighs 50# and the case is 48" long. I think shippers now charge double for lengths over 47.875" This is my Black Saturday bargain (if there is such a thing) Should be HOC built and should be a very nice telescope.
Quote:Quote:Quote:Chuck.Just make send your emails to the seller via eBay and keep them positive... Don't threaten anything.I totally agree.Just to elaborate... The situation I described above took over 2 months to resolve itself. VERY bad. And I waited too long to get eBay/Paypal involved. I'll give it until the end of next week to show up, in the absence of a reasonable explanation from the seller (death in the family, etc.). If no scope or no communication by Friday, I'll open a case.It probably doesn't happen often, but there is also the chance that the seller died!
Quote:Quote:Chuck.Just make send your emails to the seller via eBay and keep them positive... Don't threaten anything.I totally agree.Just to elaborate... The situation I described above took over 2 months to resolve itself. VERY bad. And I waited too long to get eBay/Paypal involved.
Quote:Chuck.Just make send your emails to the seller via eBay and keep them positive... Don't threaten anything.
Quote:Might have a Cave mirror, but little else looks to be Cave. A Unitron focuser would never show-up stock on a Cave main OTA.
Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" f 10.6 AP Refractor ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm Over 5500 posts prior to the CNC on 03/14/14
Quote:JonAny clue if that price the restoration might cost more then it is worth. There is nothing in the listing that tells if the original optics are in the scope. Also, I do not see any cave markings on the ota
Cave Mirror Registry
1971 Cave 10" f/6 Custom Super Deluxe
1958 Cave 10" f/7 Model C De Luxe
1974 Cave 8" f/8 Model B Deluxe
1970 Cave 8" f/6 Lightweight Deluxe
1971 Unitron 145C
1 Caveman Award!
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Quote:Hey Evan, you gotta check this one out!http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pho/4223155190.html
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:That Starliner is really nice. Tweaked optics, just need a good observatory. I'd say the price is right in line.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sheet Metal Worker/Welder Indiana Astronomical Society 6" f/10 home brew dob, Quantum 4, 90mm Apex Mak, Criterion RV-6, Criterion RV-8, Coulter Odyssey 1 13.1", Meade 16" Lightbridge, Sears Discoverer 4-6305A, Manon 60mm (The Marsha Scope), Towa 11T, Tasco 10TE
"You would think that I am wiser after traveling around the Sun 62 times."
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Quote:It is a cute little thing, but a toy none the less. For a long time this past year I flirted with the idea of adding a 40, 42, or 50mm Unitron like the #740 or the #127 or a Zeiss 50 x 540 Teleminor to my collection. But I realized that I would be getting it just to have it and would probably use it once. I love 60mm-class scopes and have five of them. They actually show quite a bit and are wonderful one-step setup grab and go scopes. So there really doesn't seem to be a point in going smaller, at least to me. I would just be getting a 40 or 50 mm scope to have it and it would just wind up in a box on a shelf in the basement telescope vault.
Being satisfied with what we already have is a magical golden key
to being alive in a full, unrestricted and inspired way " -- P.Chodrön
My small astronomy tools:
Quote:It could still be an honest oversight or non-malicious ineptness on the seller's part, although as time goes by that's looking less likely. I'm sure I'll get my money back if I open a case- both he and I have verified PayPal status- but I did want that little old telescope. We'll see what happens.
Astro-Physics 5" f6 ca.1986
The Jordan Levinson Refractor 4" f15 ca.60s or 70s (work in progress)
Orion Apex 102 102mm f12.7 ca.2013
Tasco 10TE 76mm f15.7 ca.1965
Tasco 7TE-5 60mm f16.7 ca.1967 "Focus on far-out stars with professional ease." -Tasco catalog
Tasco 66TE-5 50mm f12 ca.1966-1972, Tower 6314 50mm f12 ca.?