1958 GOTO 60mm f/12 with eq mount
Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:56 PM
Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:10 PM
On top of that, if it's a Goto I'd be wondering if the smear was removable. You can't always find perfection in a vintage instrument. Maybe the smear is something that can be removed. If not, you've still got a mount that would handle some other refractor.
Perhaps you missed a good buy?
Posted 20 September 2007 - 06:31 PM
I had a chance this last weekend to buy a complete package 1958 GOTO refractor 60mm f/12 for $100.00 .
Did I make a misstake on not buying?
Welcome to CN Barry!
Mike is right, go back and buy it.
Give us a full report!
Oh,,, and something else - especially with this group!
Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:20 PM
Where are my manners? Welcome to Cloudy Nights and the Classics Forum! (as Preston already said)
I didn't have time for a full reply earlier, but here is what I wanted to say then -
Even if it's a little beat-up, a Goto Kogaku scope kit is well worth the $100 and then some. These are quite rare and very desirable by collectors and observers alike. They are optically and mechanically top-notch. The mount or tube or the accessories are easily worth $100. Put all three together in a full kit - scope tube, finderscope, mount, tripod, eyepieces, diagonal, etc, and you have a potential STEAL on your hands.
The "smear" between the lens could be an issue. But for $100 in this case, I would still consider it a steal - especially if you have a chance to evaluate in person first.
You need to rush back to that seller and buy it from him. Then come back here and post some photos of it.
Good luck and clear skies,
Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:01 PM
Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:49 PM
Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:41 AM
Thank you everyone. Maybe I can still snag it
:jump:Go Barry Go!
Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:20 PM
if it has not been ruined, you should ask to look through it at something, and bring another scope you have along for comparison. that way, you can check that it is still in working order.
Posted 22 September 2007 - 07:07 PM
Please keep us posted.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:46 AM