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#1 PJ Anway

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:38 AM

Here is the link for anyone interested:
http://www.astromart...ified_id=489503

#2 Mike28

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:42 AM

That scope is older than me. :grin: Not a True 'GoTo' but does have RA/DEC motors. The 'goto' is brain power. :lol: For it's time that was state of the arts technology. Nice to see these rare scopes/mounts pop up.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:19 AM

The price/shipping looks good. I bid on a larger GOTO with newer equ. mount last year and it went for about the same, but the unusual equ. mount of this GOTO makes it much more collectable, I think.

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#4 BHunt

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:57 PM

Whats he want for it cant see a price just shipping. i must be blind!
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:21 PM

He wants $699 if my memory serves me. I think its a fair price, but of course everything is negotiable. Bonco

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:25 PM

Thanks
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#7 Steve_M_M

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:37 PM

Yes. The price looks very fair :)

Of course, it is my scope, so I may be a bit biased.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:03 PM

Hey Steve, That's a classic scope and I sure wish I could buy it. Hope it finds a good home.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:17 PM

Hey, a Goodwin barlow in the package, too! I just sold a Bushmaster Ar-15 today...tempting, verrrry tempting... :lol: .

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:29 PM

You could be the first on your block, city, state, to ever own one :jump:

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:37 PM

If you still have it in a few months, I might take you up on the offer. Recently, I discovered that my house had been sided with the LP siding that rots, even though the house was built AFTER the siding class action lawsuit was SETTLED. Meaning that the builder bought some that was squirreled away somewhere and used it anyway. Regardless, I had to spend about $1500 in materials, and since I was planning on building an add-on sunroom to the kitchen, I had to spring for those materials, too, including a new sliding door. So...$3,000 later, here I am. The builder is long gone of course, so this is all out-of-pocket.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:44 AM

Well, I might as well break the news, since my 'payment' was sent off today. In a short while I'll be the new owner of this scope.

Basically, forget what I said in my previous post.

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#13 BHunt

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:48 AM

Great Keith now you can send me one of your Unitrons!
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:52 PM

Congrats on the find Keith!

Wasn't someone asking about those odd spectroscope doo-hickies in here a while back? I read somewhere, I forget where at the moment, that the spectroscope thingy goes into the focuser just like an eyepiece and is used in some similar fashion.

I look forward to hearing your report on it when it arrives. :)

(I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that it arrives safely and well-packed)

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:00 PM

Hi Mike,

The spectroscope you are talking about is also coming with the telescope, Steve Miller (Steve M M) being the kind seller. I've been doing some research on the spectroscope, plus Steve has passed on some info direct from GOTO as well. There were apparently two types, a direct view spectroscope and a projection spectroscope. The one coming looks much more complex than the direct view. Perhaps it is the projection, or possibly a combo unit. I dunno. One thing I can be sure of, it is going to be fun trying to figure out how it all works. These aren't toys, either. Two independent sources confirm that these instruments are good enough to split the double sodium lines.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:03 PM

Hi Bill,

No Unitrons here.

Keith (I do have an old catalog laying around here somewhere, though.. :smirk:)

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:08 PM

Keith you get my email about the Zeiss Jena? Dont know if it working again?
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:48 PM

WOW :ooo: That case was in really nice shape!

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:18 PM

Yeah that is a beauty JanS. Keith got a nice package deal. Look at the eyepieces and what a mount!
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:33 PM

WOW :ooo: That case was in really nice shape!


Steve Miller said it was in pretty bad shape when he got it. It looks like he did a really nice job of finishing it. It left Calee-forn-eya today, Oregon-bound.

It looks like I have the baby brother to your's and Dick's. (Perhaps we could start a yahoo.goto group? :lol: )

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:38 PM

I got a better idea Keith, you can have it shipped to me and I will start the yahoo group for you. Just think of all the trouble I will save you plus the shipping costs!
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:24 PM

Tempting, very tempting... :lol:

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:12 AM

Here is the case before....

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:12 AM

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#25 Steve_M_M

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:18 AM

And now....

As I told Keith, it is ok...better than what it was, but I am no woodworker that is for sure.

Steve

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