Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:09 AM
Good deal, or not?
From the sound of things, the Cave is in pretty good shape...
Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:43 PM
Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:52 PM
If you enjoy the appeal of a vintage Cave Newtonian, it's a nice move.
If you more greatly value compactness and portability, the C-11 would have the edge.
Hopefully, both parties in the transaction will come away well pleased.
Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:13 PM
Clive's advice is right on target, of course....but I'm assuming you're not naively expecting this one to be your "grab'n'go"!
I'd say go for it.
And post photos!!
Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:36 PM
Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:07 PM
I realise it won't be portable (I whiz around in a VW Beetle), but I think it will fit quite nicely in my observatory, with it's 21.5 mag/arc sec skies...
I'll use my Super Polaris mounted SN-6 as my travel rig.
It was on the 'Mart,, and it happens to be located a couple of hundred miles from me, so we're going to meet in the middle for the trade (I'll be borrowing my Mom's CR-V).
The gentleman had to navigate a couple flights of stairs to use it, hence the reason it had been stowed away for the past three years(!). I figured that a vintage Cave like that deserved to spend its oler years in a proper setting, an observatory...
I can't wait to get it.
Posted 28 June 2007 - 07:16 PM
Sound like a greatr deal to me, especially since you have an observatory.
The older Cave optics are top notch and with the smaller secondary of the slower Cave I don't think you will miss the loss of an inch of aperture. Pictures please when you get it in the observatory.
Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:11 PM
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:20 PM
Congrats. Not many around it could be my old scope as its changed hands a few times since I sold it. Let us know more about it and where it came from. Sure miss the one I sold. If it has a weld seam on one of the tube end rings...then it was mine...
Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:33 PM
The more I think about it, the more restless I get. Saturday won't come quick enough.
Now to take out the concrete pier in my observatory. Any suggestions? I have a 80hp farm tractor, but I'm afraid to tear everything else apart, too...
Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:13 PM
Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:11 PM