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kysunlover
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Reged: 01/17/06

Loc: The Death Star
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: dgs©]
      #1293418 - 12/09/06 10:54 AM

I have owned 3 PSTs, and I thought about owning another, but I am kind of afraid to. Have they sorted this stuff out?
GM


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Dave LoPresti
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/25/03

Loc: Preston, Connecticut
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: kysunlover]
      #1294111 - 12/09/06 07:12 PM

SN 94769
I got mime from B&H when they first got released and I've been happy with it.

I haven't used the PST since the spring, but it was getting slightly dimmer as the months went on, after about the first six months. Not sure how it looks now. I guess I should take it out for a test spin.
Here is a pic of the objective from last autumn next to the 90mm. Under natural lighting, the color is silver coating but the browness was evident from the outwards in, IIRC.

http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/data/504/1971SolarMax90-032-objectives.jpg


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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

Loc: Albemarle Co. Virginia
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Dave LoPresti]
      #1296734 - 12/11/06 10:49 AM

Here's the latest iteration of the list. I hope I've corrected the error in Steve Kim's listing... Did I get it right, Steve?
Dave LoPresti:
It sure looks like your PST has "The Dreaded Creeping Rust" syndrome!
Look closely at the various pix here and at your scope and make the call to Coronado if it proves to be sick. I've added the Coronado contact info to the bottom of the list so we can all find it when we need it.
Rich
---------------------------------
94606 sick - Gary Meehan "AXAF" in Boston
94645 not sick - John Hoare in Kildare, Eire
94769 sick? - Dave LoPresti in Conn.
94991 sick - David "ad701xx" in Oregon
95104 was blue, now gold - Tom Lawson "Guner" in NJ - repaired twice!
95166 sick - James Suarez "Jim7728" in NY - the old one.
95424 sick - Julio Cesar in Madrid - before repair
96367 sick - "Zoomster" in Fla.- now repaired.
96448 sick, repaired Blue/transparent - Mike Rosolina "Special Ed" in West Va.
96714 sick, repaired, sick again! Darren Hiebert in Alabama
97148 sick - Bill Leslie "bill-in-forres" Scotland
97449 not sick yet, blue - Steve Durham in NY
97468 sick - Bruce Raemsch "Carpe Noctum" in Cal., returned, lost by Meade, replaced.
97491 gold - Daniel Steinke in Illinois - bought used, repaired?
98131 not sick yet, blue/transparent - Gustavo Phols in Mexico
98670 sick & gold (yellow?) "Davo" in Scotland
98773 sick - Gregor(slo) in Slovenia (the old scope)
98994 sick - Steve "molniyabeer" in Italia
99309 sick - Michelle "JARSHEART" in Fla.
99335 sick - Kelly "Trombone"
99493 sick - Adrian Guzman "solmax" in San Jose, CA - repaired with blue glass.
99760 sick - (brand new in box - Discovery Store) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ
99807 sick - "Ike"
100051 sick - Trevor Durity in Galway, Eire - sent to Meade for repair.
100054 sick - Ben Ritchie in Bosham, UK
100360 sick - Rick in Tokyo
100658 sick - Jim from NJ Night Sky, repaired with clear/blue objective.

100706 gold - Ed Kessler in PA
100727 gold - Bill K. "SprintCar Driver" in California
100922 gold - justin2992 in Philly
100942 gold - LBartolomei in Minnesota
101040 gold - "jgraham" in Ohio
101147 gold - Julio Cesar's friend Oriol in Barcelona
101168 gold - Julio Cesar's replacement PST
101230 gold - me
101337 gold - Gerald Bokowy "chemkelly" in Illinois

101369 blue - James Suarez "Jim7728" in NY - the new one.
101627 blue - Gregor(slo) in Slovenia (the new replacement scope)
101680 blue - Bill "Bonco" in Fla.
101978 blue? - "Tarsier"
102xxx clear-blue/sick/bubbles - (brand new in box - #1 Adorama NYC) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ
102024 clear-blue/sick/bubbles - (brand new in box - #2 Adorama NYC) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ, bubbles are very small.
---------------------------------
The first group are the ones that had the problem. Blue lenses, one transparent...
The second group are the gold ones.
The last group are the new type, with blue lenses (transparent)

If your PST or BF is sick, call Coronado/Meade:
1 (800) 626-3233 - Dave Wiggins ext 6289
-----------------------------------------------

Edited by Richard B. Drumm (12/11/06 09:40 PM)


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kimsc321
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Reged: 01/22/06

Loc: New Milford, NJ
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #1297243 - 12/11/06 03:13 PM

that's correct sir!! nice work. thanx.

steven


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NJ Night Sky

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Reged: 03/25/04

Loc: Hillsborough, NJ
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: kimsc321]
      #1297677 - 12/11/06 06:53 PM

I received mine back from Meade today the lens was replaced with a clear bluish lens.

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Bucephelus
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Reged: 04/20/06

Loc: Northern, CA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: NJ Night Sky]
      #1297722 - 12/11/06 07:11 PM

How long did they have it?

Chris


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SprintCar Driver
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Reged: 03/19/06

Loc: SoCal.
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Bucephelus]
      #1297746 - 12/11/06 07:23 PM

I dont remember if I have already said it but,thanks for making and keeping track of this list Richard!Its handy for many things but especially for someone looking at a used PST.

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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

Loc: Albemarle Co. Virginia
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: SprintCar Driver]
      #1298009 - 12/11/06 09:44 PM

Da nada, Bill, think nuttin' of it! It seemed to be the logical thing to do.
There's still that gap in numbers between the sick ones and the gold ones...
I'd like to close that gap completely as well as the gap on the other side of the gold run...
Thanks for your input, Jim, I included it in the post above!
Rich


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Rick
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Reged: 04/12/05

Loc: Tokyo, Japan
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #1301633 - 12/13/06 06:12 PM

Let me add #94229 to your list. It is on display at the Tak dealer in Tokyo. I still have not had a reply to my "service ticket" request after filing it 3 weeks ago. Guess I need to call and navigate voice mail hell.

-Rick


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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

Loc: Albemarle Co. Virginia
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Rick]
      #1301975 - 12/13/06 09:44 PM

Rick:
So your PST is sick? I'm guessing so with the "service ticket" and all...
Yours is the brother to Joe Bergeron's - consecutive numbers!
Rich


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Bonco
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Reged: 04/17/06

Loc: Florida
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #1301981 - 12/13/06 09:49 PM

Richard,
You can annotate the list that my PST is not Sick.
Thanks, Bonco


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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

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Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Bonco]
      #1301988 - 12/13/06 09:54 PM

OK. None of the PSTs in your section is sick with "the creeping rust", BTW, as they're the new design.
Rich

101369 blue - James Suarez "Jim7728" in NY - the new one.
101627 blue - Gregor(slo) in Slovenia (the new replacement scope)
101680 blue - Bill "Bonco" in Fla. Not sick.
101978 blue? - "Tarsier"
102xxx clear-blue/sick/bubbles - (brand new in box - Adorama NYC) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ
102024 clear-blue/sick/bubbles - (brand new in box - #2 Adorama NYC) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ, bubbles are very small.
---------------------------------
The first group are the ones that had the problem. Reflective blue lenses, one transparent...
The second group are the gold ones.
The last group are the new type, with blue lenses (transparent). Not sick.


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Doug D.
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/23/05

Loc: Virginia
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #1302043 - 12/13/06 10:32 PM

Hi Richard - been meaning to send my info:

96618 - was sick, now repaired to blue transparent (about 2 months ago) and so far so good.

best,
Doug


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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

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Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Doug D.]
      #1302083 - 12/13/06 10:58 PM

Thanks, Doug! The list keeps growing and growing. Still haven't found the start of the gold objective group or the start of the blue & clear group.
Considering that your PST is in the blue & clear category, you probably won't ever have any problems. Enjoy!


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NJ Night Sky

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Reged: 03/25/04

Loc: Hillsborough, NJ
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Bucephelus]
      #1304877 - 12/15/06 12:52 PM

Quote:

How long did they have it?

Chris




About 2 1/2 weeks


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Trombone
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Reged: 07/11/05

Loc: Canadian west (and north!)
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: NJ Night Sky]
      #1305134 - 12/15/06 03:29 PM

My (rusty) scope has been fixed: 99335. Took about 3 weeks - new obj and etalon.

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Aaron McNeely
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Reged: 08/13/04

Loc: New Carlisle, Indiana
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Trombone]
      #1307286 - 12/16/06 09:43 PM

My PST had the rusty lens problem, and I had it repaired recently. My serial number is 95009. My old objective was opaque and silvery. I now have the blue transparent objective, and it works well without any apparent bubbles or defects.

Russ at Coronado was very helpful, and it took about a month to repair.


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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

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Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Aaron McNeely]
      #1308926 - 12/17/06 09:49 PM

Thanks, everybody who've added their info to the list. Here's the latest iteration of it:
---------------------------------
94229 sick? - Rick in Tokyo
94230 sick - Joe Bergeron in NY - repaired twice, last time with clear blue lens.
94606 sick - Gary Meehan "AXAF" in Boston
94645 not sick - John Hoare in Kildare, Eire
94769 sick? - Dave LoPresti in Conn.
94991 sick - David "ad701xx" in Oregon
95009 sick - Aaron McNeely in Indiana, repaired with blue/transparent obj. No bubbles.
95104 was blue, now gold - Tom Lawson "Guner" in NJ - repaired twice!
95166 sick - James Suarez "Jim7728" in NY, repaired twice, second time with blue/clear objective & new ITF/etalon.
95424 sick - Julio Cesar in Madrid - before repair
96367 sick - "Zoomster" in Fla.- now repaired.
96448 sick - Mike Rosolina "Special Ed" in West Va., repaired Blue/transparent
96618 sick - Doug D. in Va. - repaired, now Blue/transparent
96714 sick - Darren Hiebert in Alabama, repaired, sick again!
97148 sick - Bill Leslie "bill-in-forres" Scotland
97449 not sick yet, blue - Steve Durham in NY
97468 sick - Bruce Raemsch "Carpe Noctum" in Cal., returned, lost by Meade, replaced.
97491 gold - Daniel Steinke in Illinois - bought used, repaired?
98131 not sick, blue/transparent - Gustavo Phols in Mexico (already repaired?)
98670 sick & gold (yellow?) "Davo" in Scotland
98773 sick - Gregor(slo) in Slovenia (the old scope)
98994 sick - Steve "molniyabeer" in Italia
99309 sick - Michelle "JARSHEART" in Fla.
99335 sick - Kelly "Trombone", repaired with blue/clear objective & new ITF/etalon.
99493 sick - Adrian Guzman "solmax" in San Jose, CA - repaired with blue glass.
99760 sick - (brand new in box - Discovery Store) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ
99807 sick - "Ike"
100051 sick - Trevor Durity in Galway, Eire - sent to Meade for repair.
100054 sick - Ben Ritchie in Bosham, UK
100360 sick - Rick in Tokyo
100658 sick - Jim from NJ Night Sky, repaired with clear/blue objective.

100706 gold - Ed Kessler in PA
100727 gold - Bill K. "SprintCar Driver" in California
100922 gold - justin2992 in Philly
100942 gold - LBartolomei in Minnesota
101040 gold - "jgraham" in Ohio
101147 gold - Julio Cesar's friend Oriol in Barcelona
101168 gold - Julio Cesar's replacement PST
101230 gold - me
101337 gold - Gerald Bokowy "chemkelly" in Illinois

101369 blue - James Suarez "Jim7728" in NY - the new one.
101627 blue - Gregor(slo) in Slovenia (the new replacement scope)
101680 blue - Bill "Bonco" in Fla. Not sick.
101978 blue? - "Tarsier"
102xxx clear-blue/sick/bubbles - (brand new in box - Adorama NYC) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ
102024 clear-blue/sick/bubbles - (brand new in box - #2 Adorama NYC) - Steven Kim "kimsc321" in NJ, bubbles are very small.
---------------------------------
The first group are the ones that had the problem. Reflective blue lenses, one transparent...
The second group are the gold ones.
The last group are the new type, with blue lenses (transparent). Not sick.

If your PST or BF is sick, call Coronado/Meade:
1 (800) 626-3233 - Dave Wiggins ext 6289
-----------------------------------------------


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PEterW
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Reged: 01/02/06

Loc: SW London, UK
Re: PST serial # list. [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #1318937 - 12/23/06 04:51 AM

Hi there. Just found the thread whilst surfing in bed. Got my PST just AFTER the venus transit, one of the first, with a thank you letter from Cornado for my patience. Great little scope, use it whenever I can. Always been a bit of a pig to get the 'best view' with the sweetspot and tuner, may have been a bit worse of late..... maybe the seeing or my eyes though.

Just checked the lens with a 5W LED torch.... front lens is a nice hazy pale green colour with what looks like a dense sprinkling of 'fine red sugar' in the middle section. (A "bloom" as it is known in the busuness) Yes, it is sick too.

94115, 1st up, top of the list!!

I'll be contacting the UK agents (Telescope House) ASAP to see what can be done. This one is pretty well gone. Will be nice to see what a fresh one looks like... better views hopefully.

Thanks for everyone who has posted on the various threads.... I'd have been oblivious otherwise.

PEterW
London, UK


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Ike
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Reged: 11/10/06

Loc: SW Louisiana
Re: PST serial # list. [Re: PEterW]
      #1319954 - 12/23/06 06:11 PM

Just letting everyone know my "sick" PST is back, after some initial trouble with the Meade rep not issuing a pick up, after saying he would, then not returning phone calls. It was picked up on Dec 7, the repair ticket was dated Dec 12&13, and it arrived back here on Dec 22, with a new IRG, and objective lense (clear blue type).

Ike Stewart


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