Celestron NexStar 102 f/9.8--Celestron 80mmED f/7.5--AT72ED f/6--Vixen A 70 lf f/12.9 (Soooo Pretty..) c. 60s Tasco 15te (My $20 Vintage Scope) Vixen Polaris Mount, Vixen Porta II
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
The Tasco Answer Man
Quote:Ok, I'm in! Meeting in the morning.Astro Buddies, what should I be looking for that would tell me this is a no go?(This will be my first real vintage scope, so I could now eat dinner here at the adult table!)
Quote:Hi Portland Moon,
I have/had a few of these. The price is good. The star diagonal with a loose prism shouldn't be a deal breaker for you. You can tighten it up if it isn't chipped. Buy a diagonal that will fit the scope but will also accept 1.25" eyepieces
If the diagonal isn't repairable I'll gift you one.
I have to tell you that I have a 10te I plan to sell soon but I'd hope to get a bit more than $150 for it. I also have to tell you seeing this CL ad makes me want to buy it so please make a move soon and remind the seller to remove the ad as soon as it is sold (i.e. after you buy it)!
Quote:I'd hate to think somebody sniped me after I posted my question about this. Because the seller informed me that the buyer is a guy from The Rose City Astronomers. And just maybe, that person found out about the scope right here.I'll never know. But the whole way this transpired smells funny to me.But I appreciate all of you helping me.
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
Steve Verba 76mm Tasco 10TE 180mm Astro-Physics StarFire 20in. Obsession 15 x 15 Rolloff (Backyard Observatories)
Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Quote:Well, life is sometimes crazy.