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Smo
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Reged: 01/19/09

Loc: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
TEC 200
      #4242621 - 12/11/10 03:08 PM

These don't seem to be for sale anymore is that correct? only used ones available?

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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Smo]
      #4242640 - 12/11/10 03:21 PM Attachment (267 downloads)

Correct.

Yuri hints that 200FL's may become available in the future, but probably not 200ED's. Either way, breathe deep do not hold breath.

Edited by Mike Clemens (12/11/10 03:23 PM)


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Smo
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Reged: 01/19/09

Loc: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #4242908 - 12/11/10 06:11 PM

How much do the 200's go for?

My research show me that an APM 8" triplet is going to be around 31K-34K asking price depending on the f/ratio etc.

Obviously the asking price on that 206mm Astro-physics is 48K starting Bid with reserve not met so who knows how much..

What would someone expect to pay for a TEC 200 do you think.


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Ira
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Reged: 08/22/10

Loc: Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Smo]
      #4242911 - 12/11/10 06:14 PM

Maybe Yerkes will put the 40" on sale one day.

/Ira


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Ziggy943
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Reged: 08/11/06

Loc: Utah
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Ira]
      #4242978 - 12/11/10 06:47 PM

Quote:

Maybe Yerkes will put the 40" on sale one day.

/Ira




Its been for sale


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #4243005 - 12/11/10 06:55 PM

I believe Tony Hallas is selling his 8" Astro Physics. Here's to buying lottery tickets!

David


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t.r.
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4243109 - 12/11/10 07:48 PM

I "bought" a TEC200ED this past summer on Amart for $15,000. It was a STEAL at this price IMHO. It sold for around $18K new. Then , I started the process of trying to mount, house, feed, etc. the beast! I realized quickly that I was over my head in what I could manage (bad back compliments Uncle Sam ). So, I had to turn down delivery which was no problem as the seller had a list of anxious alternates. That was the last available stateside, APM of Germany had been advertising one for $18,000. Nice dream scope...IF you have an observatory!

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SteveC
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #4243117 - 12/11/10 07:52 PM

So, Mike, I noticed the TEC200 on the table, but no food.

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Ira
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Reged: 08/22/10

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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: SteveC]
      #4243140 - 12/11/10 08:04 PM



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skybsd
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: SteveC]
      #4243162 - 12/11/10 08:12 PM

Quote:

So, Mike, I noticed the TEC200 on the table, but no food.




No "proud Mike next to scope" too.., Perhaps no clothes either?

Regards,

skybsd


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SteveC
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: skybsd]
      #4243535 - 12/12/10 12:49 AM

Quote:

Quote:

So, Mike, I noticed the TEC200 on the table, but no food.




No "proud Mike next to scope" too.., Perhaps no clothes either?

Regards,

skybsd




, You know, there may be more truth to your claim than you might believe. A few months ago, Mike revealed to the world that he went outside to view through his TEC200 in freezing weather without any socks on. I don't think we were getting the full story.......................not that I want to see pictures at this point.


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Mike Clemens
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: SteveC]
      #4243607 - 12/12/10 02:47 AM

I go outside only via ethernet now.

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Muffin Research
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Loc: Belgium
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #4243774 - 12/12/10 07:53 AM

Hmm the whole backside and focuser section look like they are made out of material from 'the monolith'
It has this shimmer of being unreal, does anybody else hear those Ligeti choirs?


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Paul G
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #4243979 - 12/12/10 11:15 AM

Man, that thing is beautiful, looks like a piece of a spacecraft!

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drksky
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Reged: 09/01/09

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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4244399 - 12/12/10 02:48 PM

Quote:

I believe Tony Hallas is selling his 8" Astro Physics. Here's to buying lottery tickets!

David




A bargain at only $48,000.


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: drksky]
      #4246494 - 12/13/10 03:50 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I believe Tony Hallas is selling his 8" Astro Physics. Here's to buying lottery tickets!

David




A bargain at only $48,000.




I remember many years ago, my son who was about 5 at the time, and I were at a car show. I was looking at a 348 Ferrari and made a comment like, "too rich for my blood!". My son said,"just write a check, Dad!" So....there's Tony's big refractor. Checkbook?

David


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islandsteve11
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Re: TEC 200 new [Re: drksky]
      #4247243 - 12/13/10 09:45 PM

Quote:

A bargain at only $48,000.




That's what I thought, until someone pointed out that the "Buy It Now" price was $100,000.


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john 127
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Reged: 01/17/08

Loc: Napa, CA
Re: TEC 200 new [Re: t.r.]
      #4247539 - 12/14/10 01:12 AM

Shortly after tr bought his I "stumbled" across a TEC 200ED for sale in Southern California. I was looking for something in the 180mm range thinking it would be the last refractor I would buy when I saw this one for sale. $16,900 with scope guard case. I bought it knowing if nothing else I could sell it and get my money back if for some strange reason I didn't like it. It is a beast and I've only used it about 4 or 5 times since I bought it six months ago but it has served it's purpose. My wife now fully understands my "need" for an observatory!

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: TEC 200 [Re: john 127]
      #4247683 - 12/14/10 05:20 AM

You made a smart purchase.

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Daniel Mounsey
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Re: TEC 200 [Re: john 127]
      #4247951 - 12/14/10 10:21 AM

Hi John, glad you are happy with that TEC200. The one you have is the one depicted in these photos which originally belonged to my friend John Curry. http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbarchive/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/1025653/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/all/vc/1
I have tested it and it's a beauty. I've tested several 8" apos and yours ranks one of the best I've ever tested. Spherical correction is beautiful and Jupiter is mesmerizing. Saturn's rings take on a rich color tone. I wanted tp purchase it myself, but was wavering on price, but in the end, you made a good investment. I currently use my FS152 for portability purposes and it too is a wonderful refractor. If you are mounted permanently, it shouldn;t be to much trouble. My understanding was that the ED was an F stop slower with the same color correction as the FL. If that's true, then I wouldhave the ED model anyway because I prefer long F-ratios, but I'm sure they're both wonderful scopes either way.


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