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bleep
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Check out this Craigslist telescope new
      #5611007 - 01/07/13 10:07 PM

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/3527102857.html

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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: bleep]
      #5611026 - 01/07/13 10:20 PM

Quote:

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/3527102857.html




I saw that. The price is right but it's not clear what it was designed for and it would take an expensive observatory just to house it. I live in San Diego and have bought quite a few scopes from Craigslist but that one didn't seem like my kind of scope.

Jon


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Dennis_S253
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5611048 - 01/07/13 10:30 PM

Everyone needs one of these.

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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5611097 - 01/07/13 10:52 PM

I've already got one like that.
Otherwise, for sure.
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EJN
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: bleep]
      #5611117 - 01/07/13 11:01 PM

That telescope was originally made for the USAF for satellite tracking, and was
at Cloudcroft Observatory in NM. It was later transferred to NASA.


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JayinUT
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: lintonius]
      #5611122 - 01/07/13 11:02 PM

I have secured a similar telescope for my private observatory on my private land. The building will be done in about 4 more months prior to delivery.

I just woke up and realized I was dreaming. Sorry.

Edited by JayinUT (01/07/13 11:17 PM)


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drbyyz
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5611165 - 01/07/13 11:34 PM

UGH! I just paid $1.50 for mine!

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Tom Polakis
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: bleep]
      #5611565 - 01/08/13 09:17 AM

"NASA SPACE TELESCOPE FOR SALE / BUILT FOR NASA TO NASA SPECIFICATIONS "

If they could have mentioned NASA a couple more times, I would have certainly added it to my cart. I'm just not certain enough that NASA was involved, so I'll hold off on purchasing it.

I actually got to go inside that Cloudcroft Observatory well after this 48" telescope was removed from it. For a while, this same enclosure housed a 3-meter liquid mirror telescope that was dwarfed by the creaky old building.

NASA Orbital Debris Observatory

Tom


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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5611657 - 01/08/13 10:18 AM

I'll just put it on tracks and roll the scope out from my 20x60 storage barn .

The $1 price is in my means although the shipping and handling fees are a bit worrisome.

Expect first light on the 12th of Never.


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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: BigC]
      #5611728 - 01/08/13 10:57 AM

You can tell by the many typos and poor/incorrect grammer that this is legit. Better hurry because they have a lot of interested parties, so they say...

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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5611967 - 01/08/13 01:36 PM


If it's a scam, are they hoping to defraud a ton of people out of $1 each? I would think that there are more effective ways to get cash.


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MG1962
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: uniondrone]
      #5612009 - 01/08/13 02:04 PM

I have seen the same scope being offered for 5 million all the same information - I suspect it is an email harvesting scam

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CJK
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: MG1962]
      #5612013 - 01/08/13 02:06 PM

I'm willing to sell this one -- just make me a reasonable offer and it's yours!

Big Telescope

-- Chris

[edited to remove image]


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AB9MS
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: CJK]
      #5612686 - 01/08/13 08:48 PM

Craiglist post was 'flagged for removal' before I could see it. So what was it?

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TL2101
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: AB9MS]
      #5613083 - 01/09/13 02:16 AM

I was going to buy it but I refused to pay the PayPal fee.

Edited by TL2101 (01/09/13 02:27 AM)


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MG1962
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: CJK]
      #5613747 - 01/09/13 01:38 PM

Are you going to throw in a telrad, that could be a deal breaker ;0

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CJK
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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: MG1962]
      #5613751 - 01/09/13 01:41 PM

Quote:

Are you going to throw in a telrad, that could be a deal breaker ;0




Sure, and a lightly-used Celestron power tank as well...

-- Chris


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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope [Re: AB9MS]
      #5614027 - 01/09/13 04:25 PM

Quote:

Craiglist post was 'flagged for removal' before I could see it. So what was it?




It was an enormous observatory telescope supposedly build for NASA at the amazing price of $1 (or best offer).


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Re: Check out this Craigslist telescope new [Re: uniondrone]
      #5618560 - 01/12/13 07:59 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Craiglist post was 'flagged for removal' before I could see it. So what was it?




It was an enormous observatory telescope supposedly build for NASA at the amazing price of $1 (or best offer).





sorry that I arrived here too late to buy,
but
I would have wanted delivery and setup
included in the price
I am too lazy, too cheap, to do it myself

Chris (CJK)

I will give you $5 if you deliver and set up in my yard

edj


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