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sgorton99
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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5722082 - 03/09/13 11:15 AM

I love the tree stand...

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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5722101 - 03/09/13 11:26 AM

Its hard to tell but its an RV-6.
The seller got it in a trade and just wanted to sell it.
The parts are marked with moving company item numbers so I suspect the legs were mis-placed.
I can tell it was well loved because its really in pretty nice condition.
Robert


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tim53
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Bushnell Skychief new [Re: actionhac]
      #5722195 - 03/09/13 12:14 PM

Where's Steve?

Bushnell

A tad expensive, though.

-Tim.


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Steve_M_M
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Re: Bushnell Skychief new [Re: tim53]
      #5722208 - 03/09/13 12:22 PM

Quote:

Where's Steve?

A tad expensive, though.

-Tim.




Maybe 3x too expensive?


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Marc-Andre
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Finally, a legit AstroPhysics new [Re: tim53]
      #5722209 - 03/09/13 12:22 PM

This seems legit and a departure from the recent rash of EB postings reusing captured photos of other AP 6" f12 refractors. Still, it's photos may appear again in future scams.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Telescope-Astrophysics-6-f12-Superplanetary-refractor...


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Circle K 60mm new [Re: Marc-Andre]
      #5722234 - 03/09/13 12:34 PM

sittin' on the dock of the bay:

Daylite 60mm

Looks to be solidly in the 1960s, with an all wood case.

-Tim.

Edited by tim53 (03/09/13 12:34 PM)


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Re: Circle K 60mm new [Re: tim53]
      #5722256 - 03/09/13 12:43 PM

That one has been advertised and re-advertised for the last six weeks. Price has been 119, 99 and now 89. Strangely no takers. It does indeed look pre 1966.

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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5722277 - 03/09/13 12:53 PM

The Zeiss with the motorized mount is not far off the going price for a Telementor with a motorized mount. Plus the extra mount that is included. The Zeiss mount operates from 220 volts 50 cycles and most likely the reason for the use of the other mount. The finder on that Zeiss is worth at least $400 by itself. I would buy it, but I just have too much on my plate right now. I have seen the motorzied mount for for $1200 by itself. So you can judge from there.

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Sears 6333 In Tucson new [Re: starman876]
      #5722280 - 03/09/13 12:57 PM

Price is good: Sears 6333 in Wood Box

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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! new [Re: actionhac]
      #5722442 - 03/09/13 02:45 PM

Interesting set of legs. I wonder how stable it is!

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TimD
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12 inch zhumell eq moung fresno ca new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5722706 - 03/09/13 05:40 PM

I just saw this ad, it's near me so i will check it out later this afternoon...

http://fresno.craigslist.org/for/3670268150.html

Edited by TimD (03/09/13 05:41 PM)


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Re: Edmund Scientific 3" f/6 & Bowl of Night... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5722938 - 03/09/13 08:21 PM

Terra wrote:

Quote:

That one has been advertised and re-advertised for the last six weeks. Price has been 119, 99 and now 89. Strangely no takers.(snip)




Perhaps the $89.99 shipping charge is a factor.

Now back on topic:

Appears to be an Edmund Scientific 3" f/6, w/image inverter and Bowl of Night (which is a very nice acrylic planisphere):

Cleveland, Ohio CL

This would be a wonderful combo for a young person...


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CharlieB
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Re: Circle K 60mm new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5723058 - 03/09/13 10:03 PM

Quote:

That one has been advertised and re-advertised for the last six weeks. Price has been 119, 99 and now 89. Strangely no takers. It does indeed look pre 1966.




The focuser casting is identical to an older Royal Astro S-5 (Tasco 7T). The legs look silver, which would not be quite correct (at least from my experience). I've been wondering about this scope for a while. It could be a very good one and worth checking out more closely.


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Re: Circle K 60mm new [Re: CharlieB]
      #5723155 - 03/09/13 11:16 PM

Quote:

Quote:

That one has been advertised and re-advertised for the last six weeks. Price has been 119, 99 and now 89. Strangely no takers. It does indeed look pre 1966.




The focuser casting is identical to an older Royal Astro S-5 (Tasco 7T). The legs look silver, which would not be quite correct (at least from my experience). I've been wondering about this scope for a while. It could be a very good one and worth checking out more closely.




Hi Charlie, I believe the legs are a light ash color which appears to match the wooden case for the scope. Believe they maybe very close to the color of your legs on your Astro Optical S5.

One other thing I noticed when comparing the focuser housing to the older Tasco or Royal scopes of the same vintage is that this Daylite model does not appear to have the two focuser tube adjustment set screw above and below the name tag.

I seem to recall when the seller originally listed the scope, it was for pickup only....thus the main reason it never sold. Not sure why the current shipping price is so high. I live 5 hours away and thought about picking it up, but have too many current irons in the fire

Stephen

Stephen


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Re: Circle K 60mm [Re: Stargoat]
      #5723485 - 03/10/13 08:17 AM

Someone looking for a nice Unitron 114 should buy this - http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=813545

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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! [Re: actionhac]
      #5723640 - 03/10/13 10:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pho/3654895386.html




That Zeiss sure is a temptation isn't it.
Doesn't matter for me I just bought this beauty. Yes it needs work but that's the fun part:




The feet on that pedestal look very much like a Christmas tree stand my family had in the 1950's! Scary.

LGM


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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! [Re: Littlegreenman]
      #5723813 - 03/10/13 12:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pho/3654895386.html




That Zeiss sure is a temptation isn't it.
Doesn't matter for me I just bought this beauty. Yes it needs work but that's the fun part:




The feet on that pedestal look very much like a Christmas tree stand my family had in the 1950's! Scary.

LGM


My exact thought too!! Mike

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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! [Re: mikey cee]
      #5723896 - 03/10/13 01:18 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

It's a Christmas tree stand all right!
I wanted to take a picture for my records and the stand was handy.
Its too bad the legs are missing but I think that made it very undesirable to the other potential buyers.
It sat and sat and sat, and the price went from $175 to $150 and finally to $125. At that price I gave in and bought it.



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mikey cee
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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! [Re: actionhac]
      #5723977 - 03/10/13 02:01 PM

Great goin' Robert....ruin our fun!! Mike P.S. Got the furnace fixed. It was what I finally guessed....a bad gas valve.

Edited by mikey cee (03/10/13 02:03 PM)


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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! [Re: mikey cee]
      #5724394 - 03/10/13 05:56 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Glad you found your furnace problem Mike. Those gas valves are tough I'm surprised.
Looks like ol' Red is due for new coatings.


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