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terraclarke
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5836256 - 05/02/13 01:07 PM

An hour and a half and holding at 1009. Whose gonna get it and what's it gonna cost. Go Johann and Tim!

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apfever
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Reged: 05/13/08

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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5836276 - 05/02/13 01:13 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

1.5 hours left.
I'm scrambling here.

The unit is nice. Electrical works. Motions are smooth. I turned both worms several round, no lumps or bumps. Optics are all there. I used the original .965 25mm ortho to focus on the mountains distant. Sharp image but still a daylight, no star test. It has a cheshire type collimation eyepiece, and a 1.25" visual back. Has the original compression ring .965 collet. Also has a Bushnell T ring, but I don't know what camera. Optics, cosmetics, mechanics, and electrical all looked good. It is 6 volt. I used the original battery pack with 4 D cells. The plastic casing has a split in one battery end spot which is quite typical with these holders.

No counterweight, no tripod. The hub is there. The boxes are in pretty good shape, nice.


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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836284 - 05/02/13 01:16 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

just getting pictures now

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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836286 - 05/02/13 01:16 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

m

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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836290 - 05/02/13 01:18 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

more

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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836292 - 05/02/13 01:19 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

again

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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836293 - 05/02/13 01:19 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

another

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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836294 - 05/02/13 01:20 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

final

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apfever
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836340 - 05/02/13 01:41 PM

Johann,

Delays yesterday, did this this morning.
There is a slight bump in the cover, but nothing on the OTA. No signs of anything at all on the OTA. My guess is the cap was dropped or hit while off the scope. The bump is minor (where there appears to be a chip in the paint), and can be pushed out with your thumb on a flat surface. It is less than it appears in the photo.

I had her keep the hub out which was loose in the box. I also took off the DEC lock handle so the mount sit square in the box. The flashlights velcro in place, small stuff but nice. The tool holder in the mount box looked home added and had come loose, all there, needs reglue.

I checked the tracking over 20 minutes and it moved two 10 minute marks on the RA circles, so pretty close by eye. I also pushed both control buttons on the hand trigger and could hear the motor change speed, but no visual check on that as the change is very very little by design. I did not mount the OTA due to no tripod, but all bolts there.
Has the universal adapter for the T ring.

I'll try to check in for questions. If another KNOWN KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON here can ship this, then great. Up to the buyer if any one here wins. I can certainly pack it right, it is 1 hour 15 minutes round trip for me to get it.

Good luck folks.


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Dave M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: apfever]
      #5836400 - 05/02/13 02:06 PM

T minus 28 and counting

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Dave M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5836408 - 05/02/13 02:12 PM

Quote:

An hour and a half and holding at 1009. Whose gonna get it and what's it gonna cost. Go Johann and Tim!




As it usually goes, you`l see all the last bids tossed in, in the last few seconds.


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tim53
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5836448 - 05/02/13 02:24 PM

Auntie Em! I'm afraid!

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Dave M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: tim53]
      #5836460 - 05/02/13 02:28 PM

Tim, I have my fingers crossed for ya

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Dave M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5836467 - 05/02/13 02:30 PM

Uh! O
up to $1075


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terraclarke
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: greju]
      #5836475 - 05/02/13 02:32 PM

Down to the wire!

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Dave M
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: Dave M]
      #5836486 - 05/02/13 02:36 PM

Wow! US $1,648.67
Anyone here get it ?


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terraclarke
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5836487 - 05/02/13 02:36 PM

Damn, that was one exciting horse race! It sure bolted ahead at the end! $1648.67!!!

Who got it? Tim? Johann?


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terraclarke
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5836491 - 05/02/13 02:39 PM

Well, we can bet that the buyer is now doing one of two things after that adrenaline rush! Either kicking themselves or patting themselves on the back. And you can bet that the one who didn't get it is also doing one of those two things as well, LOL.

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tim53
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Re: Denver TAK new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5836494 - 05/02/13 02:41 PM

I got it!

Neil, I'll send you a PM.

-Tim.


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Nuphy
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Re: Denver TAK [Re: tim53]
      #5836501 - 05/02/13 02:44 PM

Congrats on a wonderful telescope and mount.

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