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#1 BHunt

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:08 PM

Another Sears Towa 60mm f=900 check it out with the heavy metal tripod! Here ya go Bear.
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:39 PM

This metal tripod is more stable than the wooden one. I have one example of each, and I much prefer this one.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:41 PM

Here we go again !!! :jump:
That leg could be repaired with JB weld ?

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:49 PM

Got a low bid in to keep track on my ebay.

Thanks for the tip.....its a target rich enviroment this week.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:09 PM

I see other classic scopes on there but I dont want to post them. People may get angry with me and I dont want to overwhelm the forum. My only intention is to help people in here get a nice scope. If I know someone in here is bidding I will not bid against you. (With one exception a Zeiss Jena)
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:42 AM

Here we go again !!! :jump:
That leg could be repaired with JB weld ?


The metal is cast, which results in the typically jagged, 'porous' breaks that JB weld should hold together very well. I'd try to take as much of the Superglue off first.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:31 AM

Keith,
Awesomelenny used JB weld to repair his 3" inch Sears mount,may be the way to go.
You found the metal legs work better on the smaller scope? I switch to the wood on the 6344 the metal legs would never settle down.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:44 AM

Really? Perhaps my metal one is unusually stable or the wooden one a little looser? This is on my 6333 though, like the one in the eBay ad. Maybe the extra weight of the 6334 doesn't work well with metal legs.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:07 PM

hello Bear
congratulations good deal ,I'm vacationing down in FL,just checked in to see what's up :waytogo:
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:21 PM

Thanks all....Not too steep a price at $20.55. Shipping will be double that.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:32 PM

Thanks all....Not too steep a price at $20.55. Shipping will be double that.

Da Bear


The price was right, I guess shipping depends on how far... One of these days I am going to part with my 6333, it was fun for a night but I can't quite get into it.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:32 PM

Jon,

This is OT from the original post, but your comment about your own 6333 reminded me of the old Tasco you tried to give me a while back. You still got that laying around too? I bet your closets, attic, and crawlspace must be packed to the gills with scopes, mounts, accessories, and widgets. Maybe it's time for a garage sale in the S&S...? :poke:

(I know I'd like to browse through the wares...) ;)

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 10:19 PM

>>>Jon,

This is OT from the original post, but your comment about your own 6333 reminded me of the old Tasco you tried to give me a while back. You still got that laying around too?
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No, I finally found a home for it. A while back someone posted in the beginners section that they had been given a Sears Discoverer 60mm and they were very excited about using it. It was missing a leg so I offered to send her a set of extra legs I had. Then it turned out the lens was damaged so I included the Tasco 59T along with a Tasco Starguide Mount, (same as the early Nexstar GT.)

I bought the Tasco 59T probably 10 or 15 years ago, just the OTA and a few parts, at a garage sale for $2. My intention was to take it home, mount it, see how bad it was and then share redicule the scope on S.A.A. I had a Hybrid diagonal and when I put the scope on a solid mount and with decent qualily Plossl eyepieces it provided nice sharp views of the moon and brighter DSOs...

My plan was thwarted but I learned a lesson...

When it comes to these scopes, I find the 900mm focal length just too awkward for these shaky mounts. Between my Meade 310, 312 and 314 and that old 60mm A-P (Asahi-Pentax :cool:) I am pretty fixed for decent older, smaller refractors so the Sears 6333 needs to find a home.

Yeah, one of these days I will do a garage sale...

Jon


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