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rdandrea
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Re: What the?? new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5791411 - 04/10/13 10:08 PM

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It's an old Coulter. Very representative of the early dob years.




It's a BUTCHERED old Coulter. Old? Yes. Representative? Not in its current form. Collectible? Depends on what you're collecting.


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Littlegreenman
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Re: What the?? new [Re: Dave M]
      #5791807 - 04/11/13 06:15 AM

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Whatever you do, Don't! cut the wrong wire

I think that rubber band across the fan is some high tech fan vibration suppression system.




Along similar lines, try checking luggage with one of these "Vintage Industrial Military Telescope Cases..."

Telescope cases on Los Angeles Craigslist

Hint: I'm referring to the first case with this logo on it:

logo

LGM


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Masvingo
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Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: What the?? new [Re: Littlegreenman]
      #5791892 - 04/11/13 08:21 AM

But on the plus side the case will show up easily in the dark!

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rathbaster
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Loc: East Bridgewater, MA
Re: What the?? new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5791912 - 04/11/13 08:41 AM

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But on the plus side the case will show up easily in the dark!






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Dave M
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Re: What the?? new [Re: rathbaster]
      #5792042 - 04/11/13 10:06 AM

Look on the bright side, after owning it a few months you might not have to pay for any more hair cuts

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tim53
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Re: What the?? new [Re: Dave M]
      #5792262 - 04/11/13 12:26 PM

I saw that ad a while back. What got me first was... Night stands?? I'm sure I've seen uglier night stands in my 60 years on this planet, but I'll be damned if I can remember when!

Tim


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Bob Myler
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Re: Criterion 6" in Rockford (Chicago) Il. $325. new [Re: Ron500E]
      #5792287 - 04/11/13 12:39 PM

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http://rockford.craigslist.org/for/3640523056.html

Price seems a bit high but what do I know...

Ron




"4 ft by 7 in tube" is a vast improvement over what we often see advertised...


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starman876
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Really now? new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #5793063 - 04/11/13 06:54 PM

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=78059

This has to be the most expensive skywatcher ever. Not a classic, but I am sure this listing will be

Or you could buy this one for a little bit more

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=61538&sor...

which one would you buy?


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sgorton99
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Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY new [Re: starman876]
      #5793125 - 04/11/13 07:26 PM

Went for $628 - wow!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Telescope-Mount-Old-School-College-Brass-Counterweigh...


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mustgobigger
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Re: Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5793143 - 04/11/13 07:32 PM

i have a full one just like that...base, light...
no clock.
thats a 160 mount

Edited by mustgobigger (04/11/13 07:34 PM)


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mgwhittle
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8 inch Dynamax SCT on CL Columbus $300 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5793176 - 04/11/13 07:54 PM

http://columbus.craigslist.org/fod/3733689036.html

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snork
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Loc: NE Ohio
Re: Really now? new [Re: starman876]
      #5793182 - 04/11/13 07:56 PM

Quote:

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=78059

This has to be the most expensive skywatcher ever. Not a classic, but I am sure this listing will be

Or you could buy this one for a little bit more

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=61538&sor...

which one would you buy?




Looks like that's what the Skywatcher retails for.
http://www.brandonoptics.com/Sky-Watcher-Esprit-150ED-APO-Refracting-Telescop...


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starman876
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Re: Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5793211 - 04/11/13 08:11 PM

You mean because of the rod that would connect to the weight drive

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mustgobigger
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Re: Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY [Re: starman876]
      #5793367 - 04/11/13 09:54 PM

Quote:

You mean because of the rod that would connect to the weight drive




yes...gearbox is attached also...was going to bid...but
have one in better condition.


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starman876
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Re: Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5793386 - 04/11/13 10:07 PM

I have one like that without the gearbox. What is the difference between the 152 mount and the 160 mount?

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mustgobigger
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Re: Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY [Re: starman876]
      #5793740 - 04/12/13 02:31 AM

The base is not cutout on the 152
So gear rod can drop down.


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starman876
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Re: Unitron 4" partial mount on ebaY [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5793929 - 04/12/13 08:14 AM

Live and learn. Never even considered that. Thanks

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terraclarke
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Re: 8" classic Mak here on CN [Re: starman876]
      #5794140 - 04/12/13 10:39 AM

This is very cool:

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=78017&sor...

Next to refractors I love Maks and classical Casses.


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terraclarke
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Re: 8 inch Dynamax SCT on CL Columbus $300 [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5794190 - 04/12/13 11:07 AM

Isn't that one of the most notoriously lousy telescopes ever made? I have heard that the bad rep is legend with these.

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starman876
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Re: 8 inch Dynamax SCT on CL Columbus $300 [Re: terraclarke]
      #5794199 - 04/12/13 11:16 AM

I am sure there are telescopes out there that are worse. I think I have owned most of them

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