GOTO Hy-Score on EBay
Posted 19 September 2009 - 07:11 AM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:13 AM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:13 AM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:41 AM
This is the last of the 'must haves', I swear.......
I said that 15 refractors ago!
Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:56 AM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:41 PM
OK, it wasn't me either, but only because I got mine on eBAY last year. Except for the bottom of my case de-laminating, every thing about the scope is fantastic. Mine is dated 1957 and has the same type written description, and misspelled (?) eyepiece instructions as yours has.
I paid a pretty steep start bid for mine, but then no one ever bid against me. I, as it turned out, luckily won by default. I have an early/mid fifties Unitron 114 with a very similar mount as the GOTO. Because I have to move all about my property finding views of the sky through the trees, I really prefer these light but stable ALT/AZ mounts over GEMS.
Now if the Swift 831 was an eBAY, "I can't believe I'm still bidding!" kind of thing, THAT was me! Did you "just bought" the Swift on March 4?
Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:43 PM
Congrats on the purchase. You have a very nice scope there.
Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:49 PM
No, I picked the Swift up on AM today. It's missing 2 EPs, but I have a line on those....
I did see your pics in another thread, both the GOTO and 114 are really nice. I have 2 114s a 62mm, and a 60mm. These old scopes are cool, the 'stroll down memory lane' I have every time I look at/through them makes it worth every penny I spent!
Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:56 PM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:50 AM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:07 AM
Well Chuck you could have spent the same and got your self a 8mm Abbe ortho eyepiece <snip>
Yes, I suppose the level of obsession for our preferred poisons will, be it EPs or old scopes, dictate how much violence we will inflict upon our bank accounts <g>.
I'm with you Clint, the only thing left on my current list is a nice Unitron 160....