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#676 mikey cee

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

Venture brand??? Never heard of that so called industry leader! I think both of them are full of it. :smirk:Mike
 

#677 bob midiri

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:51 PM

Maybe he meant to say "Venture a guess on the brand" LOL. Never heard of it either
 

#678 tim53

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:20 AM

I've heard of it, but it's not an industry leader by any stretch.

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#679 clintwhitman

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:27 AM

As you walk and gaze upon the high Tec shelves of the local Big 5 sproting goods strore you will find these telescopes for sale for $150 or less on sale....
 

#680 JohnD_STL

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:06 PM


If there is a member in Peru, this might be a
nice pickup. Looks like it is probably a 4-inch.
Not sure about the condition.

Bardou scope

Not the seller. I've never been to Peru...

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#681 JohnD_STL

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:13 PM


Box for a Unitron 128 mount:

Unitron 128 Mount Box

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#682 akman1955

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:17 PM

:(habsburg8 this site is infected as it said attemped attack on my computer thru norton. do not attemp opening and remove please...john
 

#683 NotThePainter

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:57 PM

Two fine looking telescopes:
6-inch in New Hampshire.


I just picked this one up. The mirror is original, looks to be nicer than my 6" mirror with the UPCO sticker.

Clock drive is attached, not like mine which is both off the mount and has the wires cut 1/8" from the body, bakelite letting circles are fine but one of thew rotates freely. 2 counterweights. A barlow and 2 eyepieces that I didn't look at carefully.

Scope was carefully store with both ends, finderscope, and focuser covered. He was the original owner.

Hardware on the mount, like little screws etc, are mostly replaced with longer one that don't quite fit. Shafts are mostly rust free but there is some crud on the clock drive's worm gear, looked like an accumulation of dirt.

The tube looked very nice, I didn't examine it carefully but certainly no horrible things wrong.

I'll likely keep this one and sell my 6" since it looks to be in better condition. Thanks for the pointer!
 

#684 d.sireci51

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

Did anyone notice the shipping cost! ! ! :shocked:
 

#685 JohnD_STL

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:34 PM

Did anyone notice the shipping cost! ! ! :shocked:


Well, yeah, that is for coming from Peru to US!
That's why I said it might be a nice pickup
for someone in Peru so they wouldn't have to
pay the shipping.

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#686 d.sireci51

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:01 PM

I realize what you said and why John, It still seams steap!
Peru's not that un-godly far away! Anyway it was just a commit.
Clear&Darks
 

#687 akman1955

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:48 PM

:)Thanks..for deleting ,john...if anyone looked at this file you should scan your computer with updated virus ware..just a warning... :foreheadslap:
 

#688 habsburg8

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:17 AM

A vintage Tasco 40mm variable power refractor telescope listed on the Humboldt, Calif. Craigslist. The ad was posted on November 6th, 2010, and the link to the website is found through:

http://humboldt.crai...2046467308.html
(I am not the seller of the telescope.)
 

#689 JohnD_STL

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:49 PM


Interesting looking setup here:

Aero Tessar Object Telescope

Aero Tessar lens (Aerial camera lens?), Unitron focuser
and an M16 (Military?) telescope elbow.
Looks like the objective is a 4-inch, F/6.

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#690 Telescopeman54

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:09 AM

Rare my back side! I've got three of them. One is in the form of a telescope that was on the cover of S&T mag in the 50's.

Steve
 

#691 Telescopeman54

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:13 AM

By the way, I was responding to the one about the Aero-Tessar lens. The M-16 diagonal and EP from an old elbow scope from WWII is a bit interesting. That's an old set up, for certain. Probably built in the early 50s like my scope.

Just in case anyone is at all interested, those make really good RFTs. They also make a decent astrograph. They do not do too well at high power, though.

CS

Steve
 

#692 old_dog_zero_one

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:22 AM

By the way, I was responding to the one about the Aero-Tessar lens. The M-16 diagonal and EP from an old elbow scope from WWII is a bit interesting. That's an old set up, for certain. Probably built in the early 50s like my scope.

Just in case anyone is at all interested, those make really good RFTs. They also make a decent astrograph. They do not do too well at high power, though.

CS

Steve


Probably because they were optimized for B&W and Infra-red photography. Definitely not an APO.
 

#693 JohnD_STL

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:48 AM

Rare my back side! I've got three of them. One is in the form of a telescope that was on the cover of S&T mag in the 50's.

Steve


Yeah. I get a chuckle out of some of the pronouncements
by sellers on ebay.

"I don't know anything about telescopes... Chips and
scratches on lens but doesn't affect the image quality"

"Rare" (Because they have never seen one before?)

"Minty" (Are they commenting on its aroma?)

"Antique" (Shiny Brass implies old)

John D.
St. Louis
 

#694 Hegerberg

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

Scope

wollensak telescope.

Regards

Bruce
 

#695 Telescopeman54

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

Scope

wollensak telescope.

Regards

Bruce


What some people will do to make a buck! Maybe he should dump the dually, instead!

Steve
 

#696 Nave

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:22 PM

What is it? Go here:
http://www.lordandla...statesales.com/

Click "Schedule" at the top.
Click the first sale in the list (Cohasset Estate Sale).
Click the first picture that comes up.
Old brass & large.
Doesn't look like knock-off to me?

I am not the seller.
 

#697 astrodon

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 01:47 AM

On the 'Mart;

80mm f/15 Towa
 

#698 astrodon

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:40 AM

Well, I expended my astro budget on another 16" f/4.5 for a binoscope, otherwise I'd probably buy this;

Edscorp 6" CN Classified
 

#699 astrodon

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:44 AM

Not really sure if this is classic, you can still get the ota, but it will cost a lot more;

Parks 6" f/6 CN Classified
 

#700 Glassthrower

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:46 AM

This thread is getting a bit long and unwieldly. So I am going to arbitrarily lock it down and start a new one. :locked:

Please use the new thread which has the same title. :)

Best regards and clear skies,

MikeG
 


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