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#1 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:59 AM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I’m locking the older thread but will keep it on for a couple of days.

A few reminders :

1) do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and this is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post such ads in the S&S forum or the CNC.

2) do not post photos from ads unless you have the permission of the person who took the photo. If you must have some reference to the photo in the post, then post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

3) do not post the entire ad text (or large blocks of it) without permission from the author.

4) try to concentrate on the item for sale and not the seller.

5) Buyer beware - there are some scams floating around, so do your homework before responding to any ad.

6) CN is in no way responsible for the content of these linked ads.

Best regards and clear skies.
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#2 sgorton99

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:23 AM

Not my thing, but looks very nice!

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ad#ht_500wt_949
 

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:52 AM

Sure is a lot of money for a small scope. I had the 7" version and was never that thrilled with it. A well built 8" Newt was worlds better in my book.

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#4 albert1

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

Jon, you're gonna love the optics on that Lafayette. I was the happy :cool: owner of the one sold on Amart, that would have never happened if I didn't need the cash at the time :p. The quality of the entire kit was beyond belief.

Good luck finding some of those parts.
 

#5 Jon Marinello

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Thanks Albert. It will be a long process to find all the parts but that's part of the fun (and sometimes frustration). I can't wait to get into that focuser and restore that to work like new again.
 

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:16 PM

Old AP on the bay
Astro Physics 6" f/8 refractor Local pick-up only in Montreal Canada
 

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:47 PM

I've been watching this one for a while and I'm only an hour and a half from Montreal. Wish I had the cash. :bawling:
 

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:28 PM

It's listed on a Canadian Craigslist-like site at $3700 negotiable. Beautiful looking scope/mount combo. I went on the AP site but all I saw about it was an old Sky & Telescope advertisement.I wonder how good were the 1980s-vintage AP 'scopes and mounts? In case I ever run into one close to home :jump:

Are they scarce just because of the low production #s or because they are very good, or both?
 

#9 Steve_M_M

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:42 PM

The eyepieces are worth $600+. The 706 mount is a great functional mount worth $800-$100. So, you are getting an AP 6" scope for $2k or so. It's been 10 yrs since I viewed through an f8 AP, but my recollection is great optics with a fair amount of CA. Great deal if everything is in good condition.
 

#10 Jason H.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:55 PM

Get your classic telescope fix:

W.WATSON & SONS CENTURY
http://page7.auction...tion/g102558277

King & KOL kits
http://page10.auctio...ction/m88779665

Carton 60C
http://page4.auction...tion/d115626510

Carton T-658 (a small EQ reflector, check out the legs!)
http://page11.auctio...ction/n96133293

Mizar 60mm f/16.6!
http://page2.auction...tion/b124532263

Prince 40mm (with wooden tripod)
http://page8.auction...tion/h152700308

KOL LT-55V
http://page9.auction...tion/k133273402

Vixen 80m
http://page7.auction...ction/g96006222

Vixen D80m (vastly different than the above 80m!)
http://page7.auction...tion/g104384845

Vixen Orion 6E with killer EQ mount wooden tripod
http://page5.auction...tion/e113390683

Vixen TMO 132
http://page2.auction...tion/b121898261

Vixen Custom 6M
http://page5.auction...tion/e109897172

Vixen R10 and 80M
http://page.auctions...ction/144362428

Vixen Polaris R100
http://page13.auctio...ction/r79407623

Vixen 100 reflector with a Mizar 68 refractor (don't miss the Japanese setting circles!)
http://page3.auction...tion/c279756315

Vixen R100L
http://page19.auctio...tion/x180968979

Vixen Sirius 60L (check out the angle indicator)
http://page5.auction...tion/e109385802

Vixen (something else) 60L
http://page.auctions...ction/149644241

Threecor 3B 3TK (made in Japan)
http://page18.auctio...ction/w58465712

Is this one a Takahashi Epsilon?
http://page19.auctio...tion/x172950746

ASAHI PENTAX
http://page9.auction...6302#enlargeimg

Russian
TURIST TOURIST 10X30
http://page8.auction...ion/h150571421

Book with stacked BIG refractors
http://page10.auctio...ction/m87859527

50mm "ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE"
http://page6.auction...tion/f101430961
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And over on Craigslist

50mm tabletop Monolux, looks clean
TELESCOPE - REFRACTING By Monolux - $45 (Oak Park, MI)
http://detroit.craig...2451576513.html

That was fun!!! Jason W. Higley
 

#11 Steve_M_M

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:08 AM

Thanks for the fun! I used to search Yahoo Japan for scopes. I would find unbelievable prices for great scopes. I believe there are a couple guys over on Astromart importing some small scopes, eyepieces, and parts for resale. All in all, looking at Yahoo Japan is quite interesting.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:56 AM

Right on the Money Steve! I sold mine because it's just wasn't a old guys Setup and go scope. The views were always the best when I used it. All around scope DSO's,Doubles, and the Planets viewing was beautiful.
 

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:41 AM

I might sell my 6" F8 AP if offered enough cash. Awesome scope. Just sits a lot because I have a lot of awesome scopes :-)
 

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:46 AM

These vintage 6" F8 ap scopes are awesome. Roland did a great job an any lens he made. Pin point stars to the edge. The strange thing about these F8 scopes is on cold nights you need to let them cool down. These are big scopes and you need a good mount. I have used mine with a CGE and it works great. Since getting a portaball I have been using that a lot and the AP gets less use. IF you get a chance to buy one you will never be sorry. Will outperform many so call APO scopes sold today.
 

#15 Jason H.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

Says $350, but "obo"
ATCO no. 1254 Astronomical Telescope - Wooden Professional Collectors (Parkland)
http://miami.craigsl...2476151997.html

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

Our old friend
 

#17 Steve_M_M

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:11 PM

The ad says Classic so it must be. Total used market value of everything is a minimum $1400 (that's assuming a non-working computer which can probably be repaired easily). A great deal for anyone in IL/IN/MO

10"Classic
 

#18 Jason H.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:16 PM

6" Edmund Dobsonian-ized (no EQ mount)
Vintage, 6-inch Edmund Scientific reflector telescope - $90 (Mar Vista)
http://losangeles.cr...2476803353.html

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:42 PM

The ad says Classic so it must be. Total used market value of everything is a minimum $1400 (that's assuming a non-working computer which can probably be repaired easily). A great deal for anyone in IL/IN/MO

10"Classic


Anyone needs/wants this let me know - the seller will meet me in Rockford (about 75 miles away).
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:02 PM

Some of the things on this make me think "Unitron" - but I am by no means an expert...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...06#ht_500wt_949
 

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

Odd ball looks like really old Criterion eyepieces. and Edmund's Diagonal USA made,,,, Dont know who made it????
 

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

:)looks like a very vintage unitron to me as i had a unitron/edmund sciectific similar dark color in the past..maybe the start of unitron scopes?? john
 

#23 Preston Smith

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:16 AM

The large screws on the OTA focuser pinion cover seem uncharacteristic of Unitron. The finder looks like an early Unitron but that could have been cobbled on. That mount is very interesting. Never seen one like it before.
 

#24 Mr Magoo

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

Looks pretty nice for the Buy It Now price. Parks tube/Fagan mirror
 

#25 Mr Magoo

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:29 PM

Workmanship looks really nice on this one. ATM scope on eBay
 


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