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#76 tim53

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:54 AM

This is neat! Too bad the objective is missing! Brass refractor

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#77 DDay

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:58 AM

http://seattle.craig...2371438573.html

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#78 clamchip

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:34 AM

Announcement of ongoing auction is now here in classifieds:
http://www.cloudynig...p?product=43647

Pickup only. If it was closer I'd be bidding, without a doubt I would be the new owner. But alas, I'm going to pass.
Actually I'm trying to stay focused on my "perfect newt" project and really don't want any distractions, not even by this blue beauty.

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#79 JohnD_STL

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:32 AM


Looks like it is either missing a piece on the back
or it was removed to show the inside.

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#80 tim53

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:29 PM

Announcement of ongoing auction is now here in classifieds:
http://www.cloudynig...p?product=43647

Pickup only. If it was closer I'd be bidding, without a doubt I would be the new owner. But alas, I'm going to pass.
Actually I'm trying to stay focused on my "perfect newt" project and really don't want any distractions, not even by this blue beauty.

Robert


Robert:

Link didn't work for me.

That scope is "nearby" for me, IIRC. Fountain Valley, where I used to live.

If you really want it, I could pick it up for you and struggle to store it somewhere at my house until we could get it to you. Are you coming to Mt Pinos in August? (come to think of it, I have to check my schedule for the summer. We're fixin' to launch MSL to Mars over Thanksgiving weekend, and so we're starting to "practice" working on Mars already!).

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#81 akman1955

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:37 PM

:)he is just showing prism..not missing a thing. john
 

#82 Jon Marinello

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

I'm not familiar with the Fecker eps. How are they?
 

#83 clamchip

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for the kind offer Tim.
I talked myself out of the Treckerscope after looking into a premium primary for it and the massive size of a 16" X 80" fiberglass OTA, it just wouldn't be practical in my present conditions.
This is more-or-less why I have decided on my present course and heading which is a 8"f6 like the world has never seen with my Optical Craftsmen Discoverer being the foundation of this "super newt".
The big Treckerscope would be real nice but I've returned from dreamland and back to my reality with it's limitations.
This is the second Treckerscope I've had to pass on. Last one was the 10" Galaxy rescue scope back east.
A garage would help my situation, then I can roll out a behemoth like this fully assembled.

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#84 tim53

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 03:05 PM

Robert:

I saw that 10" Galaxy last year at Don Surles', while attending the mirror making class. It was a beast, to be sure, but I'll bet that mount is stable.

And if it were me, I'd sign up for the class next year to make the primary for that scope. ...or try to find a vintage mirror for it - either a Coast Instrument or possibly a Cave.

I understand about the space issue, too. I still haven't acted on that 16" f/6 on the Optical Craftsmen 2" shaft mount that I saw the ad for at RTMC last year. Maybe this year! ...but I have no clue how I'm going to store the thing!

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#85 Brian Risley

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

The Treckerscope 12's aren't that bad. I used to manhandle an f6 one by myself, mount included. Broke down into 3 parts, Mount, counterweight and tube. It traveled with a 12" f4 also on a GEM, no problem fitting both in my van.
(Unit was broken up by the late Joe Lavigne about 10 years ago, don't know what happened to the tube, I do know he sold the mount off.)
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#86 StarBucket

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:01 PM

Buy a Unicon!

Instead of Unitron
 

#87 Jason H.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:12 PM

Towa #339 Mount and tripod

http://www.cloudynig...=&cat=21&page=1


Yeats Antique Brass Telescope - $3500 (Denver)
http://denver.craigs...2321572100.html


Neat small red-ended tabletop
japanese Collectibles
http://hartford.crai...2313556774.html


Swift Aerolite 860
"The telescope is an Aerolite 31 inches long, D=60mm, F=710 mm, model #860."
Misc. Antique Camera Collection (Wells, Maine)
http://nh.craigslist...2294895608.html


Red 1980's Grubb Parsons dob on peculiar mount
Reflector Telescope Grubb Parsons made in England (Naples Logan woods)
http://fortmyers.cra...2307322583.html


Vintage Bausch & Lomb Balscope Sr. 60 mm Telescope - Great Cond. - $100 (Enfield)
http://westernmass.c...2352796195.html

Looks like most stuff is still sealed on this EQ Tasco 851TR
Tasco 851TR Telescope - $20 (North Bend)
http://oregoncoast.c...2368515049.html


"1- Vintage tasco telescope 60mm Wooden tripod Japan -$50"
JTS collectables Silver Glass Art vuiton Ect. (Richfield)
http://twinfalls.cra...2309307695.html


An enigma-scope
Large Telescope - $100 (Wyoming, Iowa)
http://cedarrapids.c...2360849603.html

And last but not least a Sears 4454
600 power 80mm equatorial refractor telescope - $225 (Poplar Bluff)
http://semo.craigsli...2344251424.html


Regards, Jason W. Higley
 

#88 Kerig3

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:32 PM

A Sear's Discoverer model 4 6305-A in the Chicago-area that looks in pristine condition! :grin:

http://chicago.craig...2372641562.html

Pics: http://uemco.com/Telescope6305-A/
 

#89 apfever

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:21 PM

Looks like it is either missing a piece on the back
or it was removed to show the inside.

Unihex


Here I go again. I knew this would show up in this string since it had a 6 day time frame. Again, I am announcing my interest and intent to bid. I was notified of this offer by another fellow CNer, and I've been watching it since it was $9.99. This particular set up is ideal for me since I have the Fecker telescope to go with it. The Unihex would go on the Unitron 150 and the ep's with the Fecker 4". I couldn't ask for a better match for my desires to complete classic scope packages.

Neil
 

#90 akman1955

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:41 PM

:)Neil, Go for it. Iam not bidding on this one. my guess is it will go for around 400 to 500 as it has eyepieces. Hope you get it. john
 

#91 Jason H.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

"Kimboshi" "Idai Ltd. Astronomical Telescope Reflector D = 100 m/m F = 800 m/m"
Telescope and tripod - $50 (Fair Lawn)
http://newjersey.cra...2366570248.html


Edmund Scientific 6", you have got to see this mount! This is a beauty. Check out the clean Upco sticker with the Barrington N.J. (Edmunds headquarters location I believe) sticker over it.
6 inch reflector astro telescope - $125 (portland)
http://maine.craigsl...2363626278.html

I love this next one because of its looks, and I call this one the Carl Sagan telescope (because he once signed one and took a widely circulated publicity picture with one too.)
Edmund 8" f/5 telescope on fork & RKEs - $650 (S. Philly)
http://philadelphia....2320261190.html


Vintage 80s TOWA Astromoical Telescope Sears - $120 (University Place/Tacoma)
http://seattle.craig...2373971903.html


Sears Discoverer Telescope for Sale!!! - $100 (Scranton)
[LINK REMOVED, BY ME, DUE TO IMAGE PIRACY PER FELLOW CN'er]

Tasco Reflector (I'm unsure if it's classic, might be contemporary, but it has the retro look.)
4 inch telescope on german equatorial mount - $40 (colerain)
http://cincinnati.cr...2369728762.html


A Jason 313 for only 25 bucks!
Telescope, Jason - $25 (East Indep.)
http://kansascity.cr...2369492995.html


Jason telescope model 518 - $100 (selden)
http://newyork.craig...2359564520.html


HalleyScope Telescope and/or zoom lens - $40 (Pennellville)
http://syracuse.crai...2330101371.html


Looks Tasco-esque (did some have that shiny thing on the yoke?)
Refractor Telescope - $30 (Kalkaska)
http://nmi.craigslis...2367337633.html


A 4.5" Mayflower EQ reflector
Telescope - $200 (Fredonia Az)
http://stgeorge.crai...2332970245.html


Western Field Telescope (made in Japan)
Telescope and Stand - $20 (Louisburg, NC 27549)
http://raleigh.craig...2348006259.html


Tasco #11TE-5 Telescope - $75 (Framingham)
http://boston.craigs...2367631713.html


And lastly this ones still out there in the Pacific waiting to be saved and loved.
Tasco 60mm Telescope - $100 (Lahaina)
http://honolulu.crai...2368629010.html

Regards, Jason W. Higley
 

#92 Jon Marinello

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:22 PM

Beware!

Sears Discoverer Telescope for Sale!!! - $100 (Scranton)
http://scranton.crai...2351727912.html

That's me in the picture and those are shots of my 6305-A that this seller stole from me. I emailed and asked that he take them down and he ignored me.

I don't live in Scranton. ;)

jon
 

#93 tim53

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:31 PM

Flag the ad. Craigslist will remove it
 

#94 Jon Marinello

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:40 PM

What flag category?

miscategorized
prohibited
spam/overpost
best of craigslist
 

#95 Kerig3

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:57 PM

I just flagged it "prohibited", which includes a violation of their Terms of Service. Did he steel your scope or just your photos of it?
 

#96 Jon Marinello

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:59 PM

The pictures. Thanks!
 

#97 Kerig3

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

Tasco Reflector (I'm unsure if it's classic, might be contemporary, but it has the retro look.)
4 inch telescope on german equatorial mount - $40 (colerain)
http://cincinnati.cr...2369728762.html


It's close to the one I own, which is a mid-80s scope (Tasco 114mm 11T-R), it should still be japanese-made though. :waytogo:
 

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:18 AM

I love this next one because of its looks, and I call this one the Carl Sagan telescope (because he once signed one and took a widely circulated publicity picture with one too.)
Edmund 8" f/5 telescope on fork & RKEs - $650 (S. Philly)
http://philadelphia....2320261190.html



I love the way these late 70s Edmund telescopes look. I've never seen one outside a period magazine ad/catalog. How do they perform? The optics and the mount/drive?
 

#99 greju

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Beware!

Sears Discoverer Telescope for Sale!!! - $100 (Scranton)
http://scranton.crai...2351727912.html

That's me in the picture and those are shots of my 6305-A that this seller stole from me. I emailed and asked that he take them down and he ignored me.

I don't live in Scranton. ;)

jon



Jon, hate to break the news to you but once you post pictures on the internet they are fair game. Even a copyright, which I do not see on "your" pictures means pretty much nothing on the WWW. "Stole " your pictures? Unless your computer was hacked I don't think so. Now, if you said that what the poster did was kind of sleezy I would agree with you whole heartedly! :lol:
 

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:31 PM

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