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tim53
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Re: Kogaku mount new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6203399 - 11/19/13 10:17 AM

Quote:

I emailed the seller that I want to see this scope tonight.
Any thoughts? It is just down the road from me a few miles so very convenient purchase.
I cannot find a darned thing on the web about it.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/for/4200271560.html




I don't think I've ever seen one of these either. Looks original. Mizar made the 4"ers for Meade, so they likely made the mount for that scope, too.

One thing to be wary of: The spotter often was a "mirror lens" rather than an SCT. I have one of the mirror lens versions, and it's just not that good optically. My 2045/LX3 has great optics, though.

I would ask the seller to see a picture of the retaining ring on the front. If it's a mirror lens, it will say "Mirror Lens" around the retaining ring, rather than Schmidt Cassegrain.

Price seems fair, IMHO.

-Tim.


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tim53
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Re: Kogaku mount new [Re: tim53]
      #6203402 - 11/19/13 10:19 AM

Also, if the seller bought it in 1982, it's a very early one.

-Tim.


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starman876
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Reged: 04/28/08

Loc: VA
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #6203597 - 11/19/13 12:02 PM

Thanks Steve for making me realize I want this scope. I just outbid Neil

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starman876
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Loc: VA
AP 178 new [Re: starman876]
      #6203605 - 11/19/13 12:07 PM

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=838373

Not for the faint of heart


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Qwickdraw
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Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Re: Kogaku mount new [Re: tim53]
      #6203621 - 11/19/13 12:15 PM

Well, just got a confirmation to meet the seller tonight... yippee !

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Qwickdraw
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Re: Kogaku mount new [Re: tim53]
      #6203631 - 11/19/13 12:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I emailed the seller that I want to see this scope tonight.
Any thoughts? It is just down the road from me a few miles so very convenient purchase.
I cannot find a darned thing on the web about it.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/for/4200271560.html




I don't think I've ever seen one of these either. Looks original. Mizar made the 4"ers for Meade, so they likely made the mount for that scope, too.

One thing to be wary of: The spotter often was a "mirror lens" rather than an SCT. I have one of the mirror lens versions, and it's just not that good optically. My 2045/LX3 has great optics, though.

I would ask the seller to see a picture of the retaining ring on the front. If it's a mirror lens, it will say "Mirror Lens" around the retaining ring, rather than Schmidt Cassegrain.

Price seems fair, IMHO.

-Tim.




I can read on the picture of the manual that it does indeed say Schmidt Cassegrain


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sarastro
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Loc: Seattle
Re: Kogaku mount new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6203754 - 11/19/13 01:20 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I emailed the seller that I want to see this scope tonight.
Any thoughts? It is just down the road from me a few miles so very convenient purchase.
I cannot find a darned thing on the web about it.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/for/4200271560.html




I don't think I've ever seen one of these either. Looks original. Mizar made the 4"ers for Meade, so they likely made the mount for that scope, too.

One thing to be wary of: The spotter often was a "mirror lens" rather than an SCT. I have one of the mirror lens versions, and it's just not that good optically. My 2045/LX3 has great optics, though.

I would ask the seller to see a picture of the retaining ring on the front. If it's a mirror lens, it will say "Mirror Lens" around the retaining ring, rather than Schmidt Cassegrain.

Price seems fair, IMHO.

-Tim.




I can read on the picture of the manual that it does indeed say Schmidt Cassegrain




I have seen listings for fork mounted models going for that price.
Of course condition is very important....


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terraclarke
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Re:4 inch Uni-Amart new [Re: sarastro]
      #6203776 - 11/19/13 01:30 PM

Well Johann, I see you couldn't help yourself. You're into the poker game. Best of luck.

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starman876
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Re:4 inch Uni-Amart new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6203835 - 11/19/13 02:02 PM



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bob midiri
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Loc: pa 19320
orion scope. new [Re: tim53]
      #6204061 - 11/19/13 03:56 PM

Well somebody is getting quite a deal on this one. http://delaware.craigslist.org/spo/4199528392.html
Im third in line, but hold little hope it will be available.


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Littlegreenman
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Loc: Southern California
Re: orion scope. new [Re: bob midiri]
      #6204082 - 11/19/13 04:07 PM

Quote:

Well somebody is getting quite a deal on this one. http://delaware.craigslist.org/spo/4199528392.html
Im third in line, but hold little hope it will be available.




Looks like a Vixen 102 ED 4"f/6.5 a Great Polaris mount, and "Complete with all necessary lenses and accessories and a tripod..." For $300?!?! Somebody's going to make out like a bandit.

LGM


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astronomylife
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Reged: 08/07/13

Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, Califo...
Re: orion scope. new [Re: Littlegreenman]
      #6204226 - 11/19/13 05:32 PM

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/wan/4201543893.html

Celestron G-8


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bob midiri
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Re: orion scope. new [Re: Littlegreenman]
      #6204367 - 11/19/13 06:39 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Well somebody is getting quite a deal on this one. http://delaware.craigslist.org/spo/4199528392.html
Im third in line, but hold little hope it will be available.




Looks like a Vixen 102 ED 4"f/6.5 a Great Polaris mount, and "Complete with all necessary lenses and accessories and a tripod..." For $300?!?! Somebody's going to make out like a bandit.

LGM



It is sold


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sgorton99
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Loc: Wisconsin, Madison
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: starman876]
      #6204413 - 11/19/13 06:58 PM

Quote:

Thanks Steve for making me realize I want this scope. I just outbid Neil




Another one for the heap!


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GregJones
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Reged: 11/06/09

Vintage Edmund's new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #6204764 - 11/19/13 10:08 PM

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/for/4169516770.html

Vintage Edmund's telescope.
Advertisement from early 1960's - that $29.95 in today's dollars would be $175. You get it today for the bargain price of $29.
Relive your childhood stargazing.
Telescope needs some adjustments.

San Francisco Craig's List


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apfever
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Reged: 05/13/08

Loc: Colorado
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: starman876]
      #6204914 - 11/19/13 11:33 PM

Quote:

Thanks Steve for making me realize I want this scope. I just outbid Neil




Thanks, Best of luck on this one. It seems pretty nice. I seriously don't need the addition.


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epee
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Reged: 11/30/06

Loc: Suh-van-nuh, Jaw-juh
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: apfever]
      #6205365 - 11/20/13 10:01 AM

Mystery Brass scope in SC.

It doesn't look like a common reproduction.

http://savannah.craigslist.org/for/4181197171.html


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Astrojensen
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Bornholm, Denmark
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: epee]
      #6205407 - 11/20/13 10:23 AM

It's a fake antique.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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pbealo
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Reged: 10/12/06

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: epee]
      #6205447 - 11/20/13 10:43 AM

Looks pretty common to me. Why do you say it is not?

Peter B.


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epee
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Reged: 11/30/06

Loc: Suh-van-nuh, Jaw-juh
Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: pbealo]
      #6205502 - 11/20/13 11:23 AM

The ones I am used to seeing do not have the altitude circle and the finders generally look like brass-plated contemporary finders. But that is why I qualified myself with the, "'common' reproduction" statement.

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