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#1 clintwhitman

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:23 AM

Check this JAG ON AM

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:14 AM

Hello Clint
Any Idea what this scope is really worth.This guy is about 2hr drive from me I'm tempted.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:15 AM

buy it american unitron!!!!

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:28 AM

you can't get a unitron for that kind of money 450?
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:50 AM

I know It a 4" F15 same as a unitron and could be a very cool restoration for $450 you cant beat it. If it was 2 hours from me it would be in my truck

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:26 AM

Bruce,

Go buy it.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:37 AM

I'm thinking about it, I already have a Meade 5" LXD75 refractor.This scope really not that much bigger than the Meade. But on the cool side this is one neat scope.I have made contact with the seller.Let's see what happens I also need to figure in the wife factor.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:09 PM

Bob's a good guy and a straight shooter.

And the quality of that Jaegers objective should be much higher than the Chinese achro Meade used...

I understand the wife factor; fortunately mine is very patient with me (most of the time). :step:

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:12 PM

Well I just had to replace the Garden Tractor this week,So this will not go over very good.Yea I know about the quality of the Meade scopes and maybe it's not fair to compair it to this scope other that size wise.I really like my Meade I think I may have been lucky and got one of the better one's.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:49 PM

Bruce, I used an AR-5 during much of the last Mars opposition and it performed admirably. I wouldn't necessarily expect the 4" Jaegers to exceed the performance of your AR-5 with a minus violet filter--especially as you haven't verified the true condition of that Jaegers lens. In other words, I wouldn't make optical performance the main criterion for buying the Jaegers. I think the appeal is more one of owning a classic scope and of restoring a piece of equipment that has a long history behind it. You could easily recover the asking price if you decide not to keep it, and could even make a tidy profit if you were to carry through with the restoration. The main issue may be more one of storage space than cost.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:06 PM

Vernonscope/Jaegers 6" f10 achro


Not too many of these around anymore. Don even sold the last one displayed at Vernonscope years ago. Any pics?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:28 PM

What a steal!!! Jaegers are excellent glass. Im building a 110mm F10 refractor with a Jaegers lens (form SS, over 40 years old) . That price is worth walking to get that scope!
...maybe not rom California, but dang!!

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:30 PM

Bruce,

If you want, you can buy it for me, then send it my way. I'll Paypal you the greenbacks for the scope, shipping cost and a few dollars for your time. Of course that is if the objective is in excellent shape.

-JWW:

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

Keith,
You've seen it. Remember this thread? Vernonscope 6" refractor
The tube could use a new paint job but the glass is in great shape.

Bruce's prospective scope is a much better fit for that Edmund mount (Do it Bruce!)
- Ramon

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:20 PM

Keith,
Thanks for the advise,After careful consideration, I will not go ahead with this one ,maybe if the glass was in better condition I would . maybe next time if it ever comes along.My goal for this year is to save enought money to get a Meade 6" LXD75 AR6-AT Achromatic Refractor or maybe the Celestron CR6 I must stay focused :bawling:
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:54 AM

I am about 20 minutes from Bob and have dealt with him before he is a great gentleman and a super knowledgeable astronomer. I'd be willing to pick this up and ship in the US for boxing and shipping fees (which won't be cheap). I have successfully custom packed and safely shipped a 10" truss dob (separated into 5 boxes IIRC) among many other telescopes (have bought and sold quite a bit in deciding the best scope for me!)

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:46 AM

I saw where the ad has been put on hold for now. I hinted to my wife how would she like to take a trip to Amish country to pick up something and she said she would love to go someday. Her vetos are always very subtle. She just does not appreciate telescopes. I had her come see Venus in my Cave last night. Venus was beautiful, showing the phase and very sharp and large ball at 305x. She thought it was the moon. I said do you see the moon anywhere in the sky? She left underwhelmed. I will still keep her anyway.
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Posted 30 June 2007 - 03:54 PM

Just my luck. It took me a couple of days to soften my wife up and when she said yes, Bob took it off the market. He is fixing it up himself now. I think he may relist it later but it will not be for $450 after he puts time into making it like new.

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 04:42 PM

She left underwhelmed. I will still keep her anyway.
Lawrence


Hi Lawrence. Tough break on the scope. My husband is underwhelmed by a view through the telescope also... But he rarely says no to me

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:42 PM

Hi Lawrence,

Well, at least the permission was eventually granted.

Look at it this way, you got the "OK" for a $450 gear purchase.

A man can buy a lot of things with 450.

2" Nagler

2" OIII filter and a 2" PanOptic

a 7mm Nagler and an 11mm Nagler and change left over.

Lumicon 80mm Superfinder system with illuminator and change left over.

TOUCAM webcam and necessary adapters AND 2" Panoptic

The possibilities are limitless.

I use this angle - an eyepiece takes up less space than another scope and I get just as much enjoyment. ;)

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:07 AM

The Clamshell chips in the objective kinda blew it for me anyway I misread it the first time! Who want a chipped objective I go nuts with the ones that look perfect!!!!


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