I'm heart broken, my Tasco Deluxe was not on the porch when I got home.
I bought it 'buy it now' with shipping for $30 dollars.
Why do I get more excited about a $30 classic than a 3000 dollar triplet?
Beats me, probably because my mom says I'm from Irish potato farmer stock.
It was "Deluxe" that made me do it, whenever I go to Dick's I order a Deluxe:
$30 scopes allow you the freedom to be objective, surprised, kind, accepting, creative and experimental. $3K scopes - not so much.
I have an astroscan polisher now.
Some August acquisitions: ETX-90
Black version TYPNCT-3 Russian 20×50 came in. Nice. Good views for $29.98.
haven't actually opened the box yet... $25.43 shipped.
Jason #304 50x50mm with Tripod
this was pricey @ $37.18 - but an excellent acquisition.
The Lovely Joan scored this for $5 + 26.96 shipping: Sears 79-24322 w/ tripod.
...scuffed, and dusty obj - but once cleaned - Crescent 60/910 views - superb, black velvet and quite nearly colourless.
Geeky Tasco T132 for 13.88 & 21.21 =) Cheap plastic knobs, blahblahblah - Love these 'Comet Chasers', because they really don't suck optically once you get the hang of them. Put'em on a decent mount and rock - the std mounts tend to slip and loosen...
And the most recent Selsi 114 f/8.7 with clocky-drivey! $69.13 shipped. Oo-la-la - Current king of the 'Comet Chasers' til I get my paws on a Mizar 120 and pumpkin it, and ah wull, kiddies, ah wull...
to everyone who doesn't bid on these sorts of scopes - my sincere thanks, but you are missin' out...
Edited by AstroKerr, 29 August 2019 - 02:44 PM.