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#2301 Kokatha man

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:26 PM

Here's a good one: "Vintage ATCO 8.5" Miniature Telescope"

 

https://www.shopgood...m/Item/63404110

 

It's actually an ATCO microscope. I've seen a fair number of cases where people call a microscope a telescope and vice versa, but never the the term "Miniature Telescope"

 

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...a sort of telescope for looking at miniature things..? :lol:



#2302 Kokatha man

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

...and a Telrad for checking that your feet are appropriately placed..! :lol:


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:26 AM

I've not seen this arrangement before.

 

A classic from goodwill

 

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#2304 CHASLX200

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:17 AM

I've not seen this arrangement before.

 

A classic from goodwill

 

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OTA can be very nice as they vary on optics, mount is way undersize.  Love the finder, but the SLO- MO control is a long reach.


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#2305 SkyCruzr

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:39 PM

I was cruising CL ads the other night and came across this Tasco Galaxsee somewhere in Montana. What really caught my eye was the "full maneuvering mechanism quality tripod". lol.gif


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:33 PM

I've not seen this arrangement before.

 

A classic from goodwill

 

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#2307 Joe1950

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:54 PM

They probably sold it because the finder didn't work as CHASLX200 noted.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:10 PM

This just strikes me as funny.

 

Did someone say, under mounted?

https://vancouver.cr...6829980481.html


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:10 PM

The finder is missing that's why it's at a reduced price.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

This just strikes me as funny.

 

Did someone say, under mounted?

https://vancouver.cr...6829980481.html

Nice find. Looks like they repurposed a music stand. Now there’s a beefy mount! 

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:59 AM

Well, shame on B&L for rebranding someone else's work / not manufacturing these themselves, offering it for sale and profiting from it (a common practice)?

Shame on anyone selling or buying them for whatever they feel they are worth - what gives them the right to trade freely?! In B&L branded repro Harbor Masters, of all things?!!

I think there should be published, forthwith, a list of sanctioned-for-sale-and-or-purchase telescopes and their allowed prices. The public must be protected from themselves!

Now, who are we electing to the List of Sanctioned-for-Sale-and-or-Purchase Telescopes and their Allowed Prices (LSSPTAP) Council? Need to develop a list of eligibles... certainly no blithering upstarts...

 

And now for something completely different:

 

Selsi Telescope Lamp - $225 on ETSY. This brought tears - that's a reflex. a reflex. they did that to a reflex... I love those... nice mount, too...

 

I think I'd like that image behind the opening credits of the movie I'm writing, "Where Satan Walks..." Matt Damon, as an amateur astronomer whose club (R. Reynolds, J. Leguizamo, Rihanna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Craig Ferguson, Mila Kunis) is tormented by demons (J. Anniston, G. Oldman)  during a celestial alignment in the Montana sticks


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:37 AM

Well, shame on B&L for rebranding someone else's work / not manufacturing these themselves, offering it for sale and profiting from it (a common practice)?

Shame on anyone selling or buying them for whatever they feel they are worth - what gives them the right to trade freely?! In B&L branded repro Harbor Masters, of all things?!!

I think there should be published, forthwith, a list of sanctioned-for-sale-and-or-purchase telescopes and their allowed prices. The public must be protected from themselves!

Now, who are we electing to the List of Sanctioned-for-Sale-and-or-Purchase Telescopes and their Allowed Prices (LSSPTAP) Council? Need to develop a list of eligibles... certainly no blithering upstarts...

 

And now for something completely different:

 

Selsi Telescope Lamp - $225 on ETSY. This brought tears - that's a reflex. a reflex. they did that to a reflex... I love those... nice mount, too...

 

I think I'd like that image behind the opening credits of the movie I'm writing, "Where Satan Walks..." Matt Damon, as an amateur astronomer whose club (R. Reynolds, J. Leguizamo, Rihanna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Craig Ferguson, Mila Kunis) is tormented by demons (J. Anniston, G. Oldman)  during a celestial alignment in the Montana sticks

Seriously?  

 

B&L did not manufacture the scope.  They marketed the scope.  Exactly like Unitron did not manufacture their scopes.  However, a bit of distinction here is the difference in quality.  Genuine B&L scopes were definitely produced in-house.  The Bushnell products are imports and tend to be of lower quality (cannot make a blanket comment however on the absolute quality of Bushnell scopes and products as I'm sure it varies).

 

I'm not sure why you're teeing off on this.  Do you own one?

 

My post was an effort to clue people in that most of these seem to be on the market at a much higher price than their value, AND that genuine scopes that actually have that value are available.  I don't see what's wrong with that.  I don't want someone doing a search and seeing the scopes listed in the original post and think they are worth anywhere near those sorts of prices.  My God, we know that people with no knowledge of telescopes search here for clues on value.  They ain't worth anywhere near the asking price.  I've seen a lot of ads for these where people try to pass them off or suggest they are vintage or antique even.  To the uninitiated, how are they to know, especially when they search here and see those listings.

 

So, throw all the stones you like.  I'll sleep well tonight.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

I'm not the one throwing stones, there, Sparky, or 'teeing off' - I don't have an anti- B&L HarborMaster crusade... and I am only responding out of boredom, to be honest.

 

Have you owned one? I haven't - to me they are ridiculously priced. That's just 'to me' - others have bought and sold them for those prices, so they are worth that / that is their value to those folks and I will take it on faith they knew what they were doing @ those prices. If someone 'uninitiated' was searching about - they would see those completed auctions / sales before arriving here. I just did a search "bausch and lomb harbormaster", and CN was #8 on the list, here, after the auction houses showing 'sold' prices like $1700, $2880, etc. - our discussion didn't make the it bawling.gif

 

I don't know what to tell you - I was making fun of those prices originally. You obviously don't care for them - cool. I don't know what sort of views they give, and I do not care because I am not going to buy one. I like their look and that's about it. I am not defending them as much as I am simply disagreeing with your out-of-hand assesment of their value or worth based on the prices that have been paid and that's as far as it goes. You expressed a need to protect people from them; I offered that there should be an LSSPTAP published - My God, that's where the 'protect people from those scopes' line of thought leads, especially when that line of thought ignores prices actually paid / current value and shows a certain contempt towards those who purchased them at those prices and their decision-making capabilities without knowing anything about them, their interests, their expertise or lack thereof, et cetera.

 

I'd have to look thru one & examine it's quality of manfacture first hand to begin to form a realistic evaluation of 'what it's worth' and then it would only be relevant to me, personally. Off the cuff, though, overpriced.

 

Seems we both think they are overpriced! Yay! laugh.gif


Edited by AstroKerr, 29 March 2019 - 03:28 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 06:27 AM

Heavy scope that requires a tripod - but no tripod included...

 

https://rockford.cra...6854278311.html


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:08 PM

One of my search terms is "Monolux", they also imported an interesting line of microscopes and lab accessories, fun stuff to look at.  But this one caught my eye.  Wondering if they come in 80mm?  LINK



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:31 AM

Okay, not a classic telescope, but I thought it would be so appropriate for this group. :-)

 

Telescope t-shirt on ebay:

 

https://www.ebay.com...353.m1438.l2649


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

One of my search terms is "Monolux", they also imported an interesting line of microscopes and lab accessories, fun stuff to look at.  But this one caught my eye.  Wondering if they come in 80mm?  LINK

I have one of their lab size student microscopes. It’s quite nice and a good bit larger and heavier than my 1960’s Mayflower microscope.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:37 PM

Anyone have any idea what in tarnation this is?

 

Refractive telescope?

Why would it cost so much?

$300 shipping? Well maybe that isn't so odd afterall.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:42 PM

Says it's a fused silica, wide spectrum lens for a military LIDAR application. Gathering the return reflection from a laser spot (perhaps IR) to a sensor. 

 

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:05 PM

I didn't get that far, Chip. Thanks.

 

Still, would it have any general public or amateur astronomer value? The lens looks like a simple BCX or something.

 

I'm sure not going to put it on my watch list. lol.gif



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:11 AM

I wonder if this oddity I picked up in January is something similar?

 

side view
Looking down the tube
Base showing splined shafts, thumbwheel and pivots / mounts
 
Too much aberration from the mirror to be useful as a telescope. And mine cost me only the $10 shipping fee, not the $11,900 plus $300 shipping the seller is asking.
 
Says it's a fused silica, wide spectrum lens for a military LIDAR application. Gathering the return reflection from a laser spot (perhaps IR) to a sensor. 

 


 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

Oh, s***

 

And it doesn't even come with the light bulb!  https://orangecounty...6908898340.html


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:34 PM

Oh, s***

And it doesn't even come with the light bulb! https://orangecounty...6908898340.html


Probably being sold by some burn out. ;)
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:45 PM

Or some dimwit.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:54 PM

Anyone have any idea what in tarnation this is?

 

Refractive telescope?

Why would it cost so much?

$300 shipping? Well maybe that isn't so odd afterall.

Obviously it’s the focusing mechanism of a Death Ray! ;)


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