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Steve_M_M
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187249 - 11/10/13 06:08 PM

Scope, finder, and Case-$1100-$1300
Scope, power cord, finder, Case, 24mm Konig-$1200-$1500
Scope, finder, Case, EP, dew shield, and D&S tripod with plate-$1700-$2000

Assuming all in good condition.


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fjs
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187252 - 11/10/13 06:11 PM

I don't have an expert opinion. From what I understand about it; it is in the Questar class. Probably worth somewhat less due to lack of longevity of the company and by being less well known. Not a good answer I know. Valuation of these items are subject to the current whims of the marketplace. True value for some items may not be fully appreciated, while other items can be over-appreciated.

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jjbird
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: fjs]
      #6187267 - 11/10/13 06:17 PM

I'd say $1500 or more, assuming people know what they're buying.

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starman876
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187275 - 11/10/13 06:20 PM

I would say these are worth between $1500-2000 with the case.
Over the years their value has increased while the value of the dollar has decreased. I presume there is a direct relation here.


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Mr Magoo
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: jjbird]
      #6187282 - 11/10/13 06:24 PM

Well folks, I sure hope I did okay because I bought all that was there for $800.00. I got the scope, the case, the Astrophysics Model 8002 drive corrector, an Astrophysics Model 7002 guider, the tripod with wedge, a case with 6 Lumicon 1.25" color filters, and 3 Lumicon 2" filters that are an O-III, and 2 other nebular filters of some kind. They put it all together since there were parts from the scope in different boxes and they would not separate the items.

So did I do okay or screw up?


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jjbird
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: starman876]
      #6187286 - 11/10/13 06:25 PM

The marketplace is very fickle for these Quantums (Quanta ?). 2-3 years ago it might have fetched $2500.

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Steve_M_M
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187289 - 11/10/13 06:26 PM

You did great! Were there other bidders or was that the starting bid? Anyone else from CN?

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jjbird
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187291 - 11/10/13 06:26 PM

You did very, very well. Congrats!

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Mr Magoo
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #6187298 - 11/10/13 06:29 PM

There were other bidders that I could not see. I think the bidding started at $100.00. Biggest problem with it is the finder. Someone knocked the diagonal off and the case is cracked. I'm thinking this may be impossible to replace. It also needs a cord for the drive. I will try and get some pictures up in another thread.

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jjbird
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187302 - 11/10/13 06:33 PM

A .965" diagonal will work as a replacement.

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Mkofski
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187304 - 11/10/13 06:34 PM

I think you did great with all the extras! Glad I didn't make it now.

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starman876
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mkofski]
      #6187316 - 11/10/13 06:40 PM

That was a great buy. Congrats

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Larrythebrewer
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187327 - 11/10/13 06:47 PM

I say Superb!, congrates
I remember seeing in another Quantum thread a link for where you can get a power chord

Edited by Larrythebrewer (11/10/13 06:56 PM)


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terraclarke
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Larrythebrewer]
      #6187356 - 11/10/13 07:13 PM

Wonderful! I am very happy for you Mr. M. You know how to shop! What a deal!

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fjs
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187363 - 11/10/13 07:17 PM

Quote:

So did I do okay or screw up?




I know you've been waiting for this, so I'll oblige:

Oh, Magoo, you've done it again!

I think you killed it!

Great haul, congratulations!


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barasits
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187454 - 11/10/13 08:16 PM

Congratulations! You scored big time!

You may be able to get a power cable from Davro Optical (see dib2's 4/17/12 post in the thread at the link below), or you can assemble one yourself using a CINCH Jones connector (see Larry Geary's 4/18/12 post in the thread at the link below).

Quantum 4 thread

Geoff


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Nave
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: jjbird]
      #6187525 - 11/10/13 08:57 PM

Awesome score, Mr. Magoo!
Pity your cartoonish eyesight limits full use of new equipment.

Meanwhile, locally to me, more weeds:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/4183914537.html

Absurdly priced, obviously. If my work relents, however, I may have to go have a gander.

Anyone want my work?



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ngc2289
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: starman876]
      #6187582 - 11/10/13 09:27 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mr Magoo
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6187600 - 11/10/13 09:39 PM

Thanks everyone. I've been cleaning it all up and I'm really stoked. I was scared to death someone like the "Terranator" would show up and snatch up all the goodies! My wife and I would have loved to have met you though or any of you other fine CN Classics people. Cleaning up stuff now and hope to get a thread started soon. I gots lots of questions too!

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terraclarke
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Re: telescope in auction, New Palestine, In [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6187694 - 11/10/13 10:23 PM

We can't wait for the pics Ken. Congrats again.

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