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Darren Drake
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Re: That IS the coolest finderscope! [Re: mikey cee]
      #5724447 - 03/10/13 06:26 PM

Very strange. I don't know how it could "work well" there's no lens...
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/fod/3647318642.html


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sgorton99
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Unitron 114 on the bay [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5724756 - 03/10/13 09:01 PM

No mount or tripod - $375 BIN

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Unitron-Telescope-62MM-900-mm-W-Lense-made-in...


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Ducky62
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5724868 - 03/10/13 10:42 PM


This 4" Meade SCT w/ LX drive is cute and it comes with a nice selection of Televue EPs. Ebay auction.

I wonder how the Meade would fare in a shootout with a Questar?


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sgorton99
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, [Re: Ducky62]
      #5724871 - 03/10/13 10:46 PM

Quote:


This 4" Meade SCT w/ LX drive is cute and it comes with a nice selection of Televue EPs. Ebay auction.

I wonder how the Meade would fare in a shootout with a Questar?




The EPs alone are easily worth the $250.


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starman876
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, [Re: sgorton99]
      #5724909 - 03/10/13 11:09 PM

I am sure the meade would easily outperform the questar ask anyone who has a meade

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Ducky62
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, [Re: starman876]
      #5725068 - 03/11/13 01:15 AM

An extra 1/2" of aperture but it is probably offset by a larger central obstruction. I've always passed on the 4" Meade SCTs I've come across but none have had that LX drive.
I wonder how it well it works? Too bad it wasn't a BIN with those EPs


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tim53
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, [Re: Ducky62]
      #5725100 - 03/11/13 01:40 AM

I have one of these. Not as nicked up as the one for sale, either. But not the cool collection of TVs, either!

Mine is decent optically. Dave Groski rebuilt the drive on mine, which had fried some components due to a somewhat subspiffy original design.

Works great now, though!



-Tim.


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zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: tim53]
      #5725967 - 03/11/13 02:21 PM

Max has a zeiss up for sale.
Lots of accessories too...if you
Buy the telescope and mount.
Price is not for the faint of heart
zeiss


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Masvingo
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Re: zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5726032 - 03/11/13 02:54 PM

Looks very nice, not being a member of Astromart I can't see the price, but I guess it's in the category of "if you have to ask you can't afford it"

James


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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, new [Re: starman876]
      #5726036 - 03/11/13 02:57 PM



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t.r.
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Re: zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5726042 - 03/11/13 02:59 PM

$8990

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xavier
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Re: zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: t.r.]
      #5726059 - 03/11/13 03:08 PM

last line:
PS/ Please note that price is in Euros.


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bremms
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Re: zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: xavier]
      #5726069 - 03/11/13 03:16 PM

Nice scope, but.. Ouch 11.7 K dollars.. OUCH.. It is one mac daddy Zeiss. Double the price of a Unitron 4". About right when you consider the price of a Telementor.

Need to be a serious Zeiss lover. That much dosh will buy one heck of a scope.


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bremms
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Re: zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: bremms]
      #5726089 - 03/11/13 03:24 PM

Man, that thing is nice.

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Masvingo
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Re: zeiss on ASTROMART new [Re: t.r.]
      #5726091 - 03/11/13 03:24 PM

Quote:

$8990




Yep, I was right, I can't afford it!

$ or €!

Edited by Masvingo (03/11/13 03:26 PM)


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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5726816 - 03/11/13 08:40 PM

Quote:


This 4" Meade SCT w/ LX drive is cute and it comes with a nice selection of Televue EPs. Ebay auction.

I wonder how the Meade would fare in a shootout with a Questar?




I have owned 5 of the Meade 4" CAT's over the years, three were dogs and one spotter version was dead perfect and one of the 2045's were very good.

Chas


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bremms
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, new [Re: CHASLX200]
      #5726988 - 03/11/13 10:07 PM

Nobody spotted this one? Perfect for St Paddy's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Jaegers-80-mm-f-8-Refractor-Telescope-Equatorial-Mo...


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Re: Edmund Scientific 8" f/8 OTA [Re: CHASLX200]
      #5728383 - 03/12/13 03:19 PM

Quote:

Quote:


This 4" Meade SCT w/ LX drive is cute and it comes with a nice selection of Televue EPs. Ebay auction.

I wonder how the Meade would fare in a shootout with a Questar?




I have owned 5 of the Meade 4" CAT's over the years, three were dogs and one spotter version was dead perfect and one of the 2045's were very good.

Chas




I have a 2045D, the model that supplanted the 2045 LX3, and it is optically almost perfect. Wasn't like that when I took delivery, however; radial and rotary alignment of the secondary mirror and its holder is critical on these instruments, and will often greatly reward a bit of patient fussing-over.

Incidentally, I believe that many, if not most, of the 2045's were of Japanese manufacture.

My on-topic contribution:

Edmund Scientific 8" f/8 OTA - no mount (?)


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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, [Re: bremms]
      #5728409 - 03/12/13 03:34 PM

That one was for sale a few months ago. Then it would have been a Christmas special.

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tim53
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Re: Edmund Scientific 8" f/8 OTA [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5728554 - 03/12/13 04:40 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:


This 4" Meade SCT w/ LX drive is cute and it comes with a nice selection of Televue EPs. Ebay auction.

I wonder how the Meade would fare in a shootout with a Questar?




I have owned 5 of the Meade 4" CAT's over the years, three were dogs and one spotter version was dead perfect and one of the 2045's were very good.

Chas




I have a 2045D, the model that supplanted the 2045 LX3, and it is optically almost perfect. Wasn't like that when I took delivery, however; radial and rotary alignment of the secondary mirror and its holder is critical on these instruments, and will often greatly reward a bit of patient fussing-over.

Incidentally, I believe that many, if not most, of the 2045's were of Japanese manufacture.




ALL of the Meade 4" SCTs and ALL of the early 2080s were made in Japan by Mizar. Greju has one labeled Mizar by Meade, in fact. I didn't know this when I worked for Meade, though I did know that they did import the 4" from Japan. When I left Meade the first time in fall 1979, the 4 and 8" SCT prototypes were being worked out. There was nowhere at the Costa Mesa facility to make them until sometime before I came back to work at the Irvine facility in fall 1981, when they had their own optical shop and were machining parts for the 2080 and 2110. The 4" SCTs continued to be imported, however.

-Tim.


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