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tim53
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5557809 - 12/06/12 04:10 PM

No, that's an early Criterion. I'm sure it's wobbly as all get out, but if I were near enough, I'd buy it just to say I did.

-Tim.


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jwheel
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: btb]
      #5557825 - 12/06/12 04:24 PM

Quote:

Did not see the obligatory "Don't know anything about telescopes." But they should have added it. Check out this new way to mount.




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mikey cee
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: jwheel]
      #5558227 - 12/06/12 08:37 PM

Oh God! No wonder my guy lost!! Mike

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Datapanic
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: btb]
      #5558267 - 12/06/12 08:58 PM

Quote:

Did not see the obligatory "Don't know anything about telescopes." But they should have added it. Check out this new way to mount.




It's close to that time, so I nominate that one as the winner of the year!


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starman876
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5558291 - 12/06/12 09:11 PM

You know I agree. This is really a novel way to display a telescope.

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PiSigma
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5558316 - 12/06/12 09:25 PM

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It's close to that time, so I nominate that one as the winner of the year!




I agree! I don't think anyone can top that one.


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strdst
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: jwheel]
      #5558350 - 12/06/12 09:53 PM

Somebody needs to call the tech support hotline!

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Masvingo
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5558583 - 12/07/12 01:05 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Did not see the obligatory "Don't know anything about telescopes." But they should have added it. Check out this new way to mount.




It's close to that time, so I nominate that one as the winner of the year!




+1

Classic!

James


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Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: starman876]
      #5558772 - 12/07/12 07:54 AM

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You know I agree. This is really a novel way to display a telescope.




Certinly unique.

Rich (RLTYS)


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rdandrea
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5559450 - 12/07/12 02:56 PM

I'd love to turn the owner loose with a box of Legos to see what he/she comes up with.

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mikey cee
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5559676 - 12/07/12 05:50 PM

Long live Tinker Toys!!

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sgorton99
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Unitron on ebay new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5583259 - 12/21/12 09:52 PM

It is a contest to see what you can find wrong - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Telescope-Vintage-1954-Unitron-/281041332980?pt=US_Te...

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Steve_M_M
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Re: Unitron on ebay [Re: sgorton99]
      #5583324 - 12/21/12 10:42 PM

The price? The mount? The 3" Scope? The account looks hacked. No activity from the seller for almost 2 years and then this.

It's located in the town next to me just 5 minutes away. What should I offer?

Edited by Steve_M_M (12/21/12 10:51 PM)


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Datapanic
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Re: Unitron on ebay [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #5583328 - 12/21/12 10:47 PM

For starters, it's advertised as a 3" while it says 60mm on the focuser.

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Re: Unitron on ebay [Re: Datapanic]
      #5583936 - 12/22/12 11:39 AM

They have revised the title/description now to #128/60 mm. It is most curious that there is no photograph of the mount. Wouldn't the focuser wheels be metal were it truly a 1954 as advertised? I am not that familiar with pre 1960s Unitron variations.

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Ducky62
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad [Re: habsburg8]
      #5586785 - 12/24/12 08:44 AM

If the "steampunk lamp" wasn't enough of a threat to classic telescopes here is someone wanting them for alchemy research and perpetual motions machines:

Craigslist Atlanta


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starman876
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Re: Unitron on ebay [Re: terraclarke]
      #5586885 - 12/24/12 09:43 AM

There is no mount. Also, I do not know where the 6 eyepieces are. I only count 4.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad [Re: starman876]
      #5591360 - 12/27/12 03:26 PM

This is at least the 3rd time I've seen this one on Ebay. This guy must be a used car salesman. Gads, I hope no one falls for his bull..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEADE-Model-4500-4-5-Equatorial-REFLECTING-TELESCOPE-...


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gerfmon
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad [Re: gerfmon]
      #5591374 - 12/27/12 03:34 PM

And a Meade Department Store-2130 for a great price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Meade-TeleStar-DS-2130-130mm-Reflector-/321046650296?...


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dgreyson
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Re: Re: Favorite used telescope ad [Re: gerfmon]
      #5591699 - 12/27/12 07:42 PM

Wait though! He's throwing in a plastic compass too.

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This is at least the 3rd time I've seen this one on Ebay. This guy must be a used car salesman. Gads, I hope no one falls for his bull..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEADE-Model-4500-4-5-Equatorial-REFLECTING-TELESCOPE-...




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