Unitron Astrographic cameras
Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:21 AM
A friend of mine from the Netherlands currently has 2 Unitron astrographic cameras up for sale in the classifieds on Astromart!
One is a 60mm f/5 AstroGraphic camera and the other is a 4 inch f/5 AstroGraphic camera .
I have purchased from this guy a few times and he is a good seller. As I recall, the 4 inch astrographic camera was shown attached to the 6 inch Unitron observatory model.
(Note: these cameras are not to be confused with the Model 220A or 220B astrocameras.) But these astrographic cameras are exceptionally rare in my estimation. Anyone else know of these selling in the recent past?
Clear skies all!!!
Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:46 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:42 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:54 PM
That would explain their relative worth in terms of what quality they were originally.
Actually, I think sheet film cameras make more sense, as you only use up the film you actually expose. With rolls, if you only take a couple of shopts you either have to save the film or develop it anyway. Sheet film also allows you to develop a single sheet to a unique set of parameters which may help you optimize the image.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:56 PM
My opinion anyway.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:08 PM
Ebay probably would yield him the highest returns.
Bill, I am saving the bucks for a nice Unitron pier...if if ever comes to pass...
Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:18 PM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:57 AM
There are pictures of the cameras on the links I gave in the first post. As for the pier, I have seen pictures of it right here in CloudyNights where someone got lucky and bought the whole 4 inch Model 166 Observatory setup on ebay with a buy it now option for just $3500! The guy that sold it I heard wanted to kick himself when he found out what that model really could have sold for! There are other user pictures of this pier on the Unitron Telescopes Yahoo Group and also elsewhere on the internet...