Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Favorite used telescope ad

  • Please log in to reply
2359 replies to this topic

#2351 Chuck Hards

Chuck Hards

    You don't know Swift from Astrola

  • *****
  • Posts: 27,625
  • Joined: 03 May 2010

Posted 28 October 2020 - 09:32 AM

The spy depicted on the card was Taito Takahashi. The founder of Takahashi telescopes was Kitaro Takahashi.

 

Yes, I know Terra.  I thought this obviously tongue-in-cheek, apparently it wasn't obvious to all, didn't mean to mislead anyone  This is the thread for "amusing" ads...

 

It also says on the card that names were changed, even though the story is supposedly "true".  

 

 

Spies are typically shot, I was sure all along it wasn't the same Takahashi.   Sorry you thought this was serious...  :lol:


  • Terra Nova likes this

#2352 Terra Nova

Terra Nova

    ISS

  • *****
  • Posts: 23,490
  • Joined: 29 May 2012
  • Loc: Northern Kentucky

Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:45 PM

I half figured you were joking Chuck, but in this day and age, there is no room for ambiguity, and the slightest hint of such can lead to rampant rumor. I wonder if Takahashi is a fairly common Smith and Jone kind of name in Japan?



#2353 Bob Myler

Bob Myler

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2,573
  • Joined: 18 May 2006
  • Loc: Davisville, MO

Posted 30 October 2020 - 05:01 AM

Vixen refractor in Pevely, MO - OfferUp

 

Seller claims he "cleans it frequently" so we can be assured that it's optics are pristine....💣💥

 

https://offerup.com/...tail/993779174/



#2354 DouglasPaul

DouglasPaul

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 228
  • Joined: 19 Aug 2020
  • Loc: Monroe Washington

Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:04 PM

Nice pose.

 

https://offerup.com/...ail/1008053610/


  • Wisconsin Steve and steve t like this

#2355 awmeyer

awmeyer

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: 14 Oct 2020
  • Loc: Silicon Valley

Posted 17 November 2020 - 10:56 PM

@DouglasPaul - yeah, somebody needs to ask the young man if he's excited to see Heather, or is that an eyepiece in his pocket?


  • steve t and Terra Nova like this

#2356 Peter B

Peter B

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 638
  • Joined: 17 Apr 2007
  • Loc: Parker, Colorado

Posted 20 November 2020 - 11:56 AM

Slow motion control and setting circles to follow the sun?

 

https://denver.craig...7212053742.html


  • steve t likes this

#2357 Terra Nova

Terra Nova

    ISS

  • *****
  • Posts: 23,490
  • Joined: 29 May 2012
  • Loc: Northern Kentucky

Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:40 PM

Slow motion control and setting circles to follow the sun?

 

https://denver.craig...7212053742.html

Well, at least it’s not a lamp! shocked.gif


  • steve t and Wylekiote like this

#2358 mdowns

mdowns

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 2,414
  • Joined: 12 Jun 2010
  • Loc: Englewood,FL

Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:40 AM

I couldn't pass up on this ad's title    I never pass on a taco


  • clamchip likes this

#2359 DouglasPaul

DouglasPaul

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 228
  • Joined: 19 Aug 2020
  • Loc: Monroe Washington

Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:15 AM

Well, at least it’s not a lamp! shocked.gif

https://seattle.crai...7235504997.html


  • BradFran likes this

#2360 DouglasPaul

DouglasPaul

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 228
  • Joined: 19 Aug 2020
  • Loc: Monroe Washington

Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:27 AM

Dobsonian Telescope Eyepieces

 

https://wenatchee.cr...7227959555.html


  • Paul Sweeney likes this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics