Prinz Optics 660 - 76.2x1250mm refractor Tasco 10K - 80x1200mm refractor JC Penney - 50x600mm refractor Astral 500 - 60x910mm refractor Prinz Astral 400 - 60x700mm Refractor Tasco 4VTE - 40mm refractor plus many more I cant remember the details for at the moment
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
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5" F/9 1st-gen "blue" AP StarFire on Dobbins GEM Mount 6" F/15 J.W.Fecker Refractor on - I'm not sure yet 5" Classic Orange C-5 - with lots of old stuff 10" Meade DS-10 - w/LEATHER end caps 12" LightBridge - extensively moded Jason 60mm Discoverer Model 313 Meade ETX-90EC with Autostar Way too many other 60 mm's Fujinon 6x30 FMTR-SX bino 8' Exploradome with Bay 1st Gen Smoothies - All 5
1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
Quote:There were a lot of Unitron models missing on the list.
Quote:Don Carlos here and I want to know where you live
• Celestron Ultima 8, f/10 • Zhumell Z12, f/4.9 • Intes MK-67, f/12 • Celestron C5 Orange Tube, f/10 • WO 80mm Fluorite APO, f/6.9 • Carton 60mm ATM, f/16.7 • a few Plössls, a few Orthos, a few Königs, an Erfle or two, a few SWA, a few UWA, a couple SUWA... • CG-5 ASGT, CG-5, & AT Voyager "It's amazing what you can see if you look... " Yogi Berra
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
Compustar C14 Leo Henzl's Custom C8(VP Sales Celestron) Celestar C8 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt. LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8 Meade 8" F6 Newtonian Dynamax DX6 Criterion RV-6 ETX-90 Astro Meade 2045 4" SCT B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor 1963 60mm 15-60 B&L Spotter Binos 25x100 8X40 20x80 Arcturus Bino-Viewer
Quote:They are not baseball cards... They are much more rare, how can you publish a market value when your sample size is so low?
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Quote:I think a renaming of this thread to "Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Unitron Scopes" might be in order, as that is what seem to be primarily under discussion here.For that matter, perhaps changing the name of the entire forum to "Classic Refractor Telescopes" might be in order.I'm joking... sort of.
Quote:It is amazing that I have not heard to many positive comments for this idea. Would be nice to hear from anyone who likes this idea and why. Ok Wait that is Barry
Quote:Whenever anything is no longer available the price goes up because supply goes down and demand goes up. Witness the interest in the Celestron C5 when it was discontinued and Miyauchi binoculars now that production has ceased for the second time.
Quote:I will say this, rarity raises prices. In the refractor world why else would a doublet achromat of 5" aperture be twice as costly as a triplet apochromat of 5" aperture?
Quote:I guess we could all put the prices we paid with purchase date next to our scopes in our signature lines.
Old brass and old glass
Quote:Ok Barry...Just a little hypothetical math... 650 members of the Unitron group, representing 10 - 15 different models of Unitrons produced, representing Excellent, Good, Average, Fair & As-Is conditions sold with or without a mount or other accessories. Your n is some where between 4 and 7 per model. I know many of your 650 members might have 2, 3, 4, or 5 scopes... I also know this is extreme and the 114 has sold many more than some of the rarer models. But my point is statistically your variance on the price per model with condition requirements will be exceedingly high. Checking A-Mart, one of the leaders in used astronomy equipment and an easy sampling, 31 Unitron Scopes have been sold in the last 5 years... Small n, difficult to establish any meaningful statistical results.Please realize I'm doing the math as an extreme example...Jaimo!
Quote:You know if we let on for what we paid for out classic scopes we we could one of two things.YOU PAID HOW MUCH ???????????? What A foolYOU PAID HOW MUCH??????????? and you want what for it. You greeady @^@%@&@*.I think you all get my point
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
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Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" AP 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