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#1 BHunt

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:11 PM

The first GOTO I seen in a while looks very nice.
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#2 Glassthrower

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:21 PM

That is very nice.

Anyone want to bet what it will end at?

I'm guessing $400 - $500. But then again, I don't know jack! ;)

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:39 PM

The ad says it is a 3 inch telescope but then in the text he says the tube is 2-3/4 inch across. Kind of hard to get a 3 inch lens into a 2-3/4 inch tube! Is this really a 60mm telescope?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:44 PM

In my 1960 catalog this is the Model #452...a 2.4" f20. The eBay scope's equatorial looks a little more robust than the one in my catalog, but it still has than interesting sliding feature for the OTA. Original price: $225.00. I'd say $400 to $500, for both the name and the long focal length.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:51 PM

Also, the finder attaches to the focuser on the 2.4" as shown in the eBay photos. The 3"er's attaches directly to the OTA. Also, all of the scopes 3" or bigger have white dew shades, not black.

Interestingly, the 3"er in fact does have a 1300mm f/l. It went for $435 originally.

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#6 BHunt

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:06 PM

You bidding Keith?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:11 PM

No...nope...nein....nicht...uh uh...nyet...

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:18 PM

I am holding out for 75 MM Unitron.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:04 PM

Harald has a 75mm Polarex for sale on AM looks good!! Now I know why I got the 1955 2.4 unitron for $350 for the scope and mount The broken GoTo went for $400 plus shipping ouch and again it was in my nieborhood

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:09 PM

I think that buyer may be Markus Ludes. If so, he can afford it.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:12 PM

Text says the tube is 2-3/4 inch across! Kind of hard to put a 3 inch lens in a 2-3/4inch tube!! Probably a 60mm telescope?
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 04:07 PM

I think that buyer may be Marus Ludes. If so, he can afford it.


Ah ha.....that's who got the Unitron photo on the Pier a while back :foreheadslap:


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