Odd Beast !!
Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:13 PM
Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:31 PM
It looks to be in excellent condition. Realize that 5 Fecker eyepieces just sold over on A-Mart for $750 or so. This has 3 and the turret,,,and a scope/mount. I would not be surprised at $1200 or more.
Attached is my little 4". Any chance the bid on this one will stay at $9.99?
Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:34 PM
Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:38 PM
Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:51 PM
Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:01 AM
Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:27 AM
I've had a Celestar-4 since 1970 but haven't used it since acquiring my 4-inch APO in 2003. I'm thinking of selling it to a local buyer who appreciates a totally original classic. (Am I allowed to say that?)
Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:44 AM
Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:38 AM
Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:46 AM
Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:34 AM
Hey, Clint, let's get together and kick tripods!
That speckled paint on Fecker scopes, as well as on early Astrolas and Treckerscopes is Zolatone paint, which is still available today. It wears like iron and comes in many different color schemes. You can special order it at many automotive supply stores.
The Zolatone company, located in Los Angeles, has a website with paint chip samples, so you can find the right color if you're planning to restore an old scope with its original Zolatone paint scheme. Here's a link to the Zolatone company's site:
Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:37 AM
I used them for a Celestron 10 from Seattle (Bill Cook's) to San Diego and they picked up, custom crated (plywood, then in to the goods: hard foam, soft foam, then air bladders, then plastic shrink wrap). They arranged transport and insurance to their location near me and opened up for inspection for me before I signod off on anything. It wasn't cheap, but this Celestar is easily in the rare irreplacable antique category. It should be handled accordingly.
UPS, Fed Ex, etc have all been damaging packges to me lately. "Brown" even broke the head on a surveyor tripod!
Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:02 PM
Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:09 PM