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#6601 ScottAstroNut

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

Tom,

 

If your Edmund 4" refractor is anything like mine, you are really going to like it!

 

Congratulations on a great catch!

 

Scott Burgess

 

 

P.S. Love the red tube, too!


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#6602 terraclarke

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

Tom,
 
If your Edmund 4" refractor is anything like mine, you are really going to like it!
 
Congratulations on a great catch!
 
Scott Burgess
 
 
P.S. Love the red tube, too!


I don’t think they made a bad one! Certainly not any Edmund refractor I’ve heard of. I sure enjoyed my 4” F15 for the four or five years that I had it.

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#6603 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

and so  Fed Ex arrived as scheduled and we were not disappointed.

    It arrived well packed and protected    special   thanks go out to the seller

         I have provided pics of it next to the FC-100(circa 1990) to show comparative size

              Needless to say    I am very pleased   and of course this is why it will be snowing soon

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#6604 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

The venerable FS-128     and another pic next to vintage item for scale

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:11 PM

and so  Fed Ex arrived as scheduled and we were not disappointed.

    It arrived well packed and protected    special   thanks go out to the seller

         I have provided pics of it next to the FC-100(circa 1990) to show comparative size

              Needless to say    I am very pleased   and of course this is why it will be snowing soon

 

 

The venerable FS-128     and another pic next to vintage item for scale

 

YEAH!!!  Glad it arrived safely!!!  Can hardly wait to hear how great it is!


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

The venerable FS-128     and another pic next to vintage item for scale

Congratulations on a beautiful scope. I miss mine, but with the FS-152 I really couldn’t justify keeping it. Technically, I suppose I actually replaced it with the FCT-125.  


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:26 PM

Congratulations Tom!   Despite every scope I've bought & sold, my Edmund 4" F15 is still my favorite.  It is Classic in every sense:  age, optical quality, & simplicity.  On its original mount, I glide from object to object -- so smoothly that it's like I'm holding it myself.  On a motorized mount, I can sit for an hour, soaking in the fine details of Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn at 300x.  It delivers on every object.  I have scopes that'll out-perform it, but not with its combination of aperture, light weight, ease of use, and reliability.


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

Wow!!  Two beautiful Taks!  So... how do you decide which one to use?  


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:19 PM

Picked up this large eyepiece off eBay. I haven’t seen too many of these around. Rainy, so can’t try it out for a while. 

 

University Optics 45mm Plossl with a 2” barrel. It is multicoated. 

 

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#6610 agmoonsolns

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:22 PM

Wow, holy cow, that is so totally awesome! Great find!


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:25 PM

The venerable FS-128     and another pic next to vintage item for scale

You have started down a very slippery slope. Classics are addictive.  Taks are beyond addictive. Just look at the Takitis post in the refractor forum. 


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#6612 Esso2112

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:27 PM

Wow, holy cow, that is so totally awesome! Great find!

Thanks. It is a nice chunk of glass, but not really that heavy. 



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:21 PM

Not bragging, but it seems Fortune does favour the trained eye...

 

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I only paid $7.99 (€7.02) for that mount, with rings & counterweight! The white tube came with it - might make a passable lamp or umbrella holder or garden fountain of some sort...


Edited by AstroKerr, 16 January 2019 - 11:32 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:35 PM

Let me know, does it have something in common with modern Celestrons Astromaster 90/1000 (93 in fact...)?

I don't know modern scopes that well, all I know is I have a new appreciation for Chinese mass-production.

I mean, I'm shocked.

 

Robert 



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 02:52 PM

Here's my Televue Oracle, the dew shield is a little saggy, other than that seems in nice shape!
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

I know I've got the disease bad, so when something interesting and nearby (6 miles), for a good price pops up....

 

....'Resistance is Futile'.

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Anyone up for a guess?

 

p.s. I promise to not string it out too long.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:54 PM

I know I've got the disease bad, so when something interesting and nearby (6 miles), for a good price pops up....

 

....'Resistance is Futile'.

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Anyone up for a guess?

 

p.s. I promise to not string it out too long.

Let me guess..........It's a... TELESCOPE ?!?!?!?

 

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:54 PM

Goto?

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:01 PM

Perhaps we will know after the eclipse?


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#6620 Chuck Hards

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

I know I've got the disease bad, so when something interesting and nearby (6 miles), for a good price pops up....

 

....'Resistance is Futile'.

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Anyone up for a guess?

 

p.s. I promise to not string it out too long.

Unitron 127 OTA, perhaps?



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:57 PM

Based on the latches, I would say Unitron. 



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

Unitron.....

 

Hey  clear skies here and eclipse through binoculars is very cool     more on your box later 

 

but I say Unitron as well   I have a box like that


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 20 January 2019 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:19 PM

Nippon Kogaku and Goto also used that hardware. Watcha get?


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:57 PM

Unitron 3 inch.



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:11 AM

There is a cross over year 142 from 1963 that has those latches on the tripod legs case only in the herd.

 

 If everything is included in one box I would guess a block lettered 114. 

 

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