Phone pings. Ebay says 'pay up' Didn't think I was bidding on anything at that time. Clicked in and found I'd won :
(no maker mark. Lot no. looks familiar, but...)
which appears nice enough and i do remember giving it a glance... never showed on my short 'bidding' list...
Turns out I had a snipe set that I don't remember. Thank you, subconscious mind, for the sleep-snipe.
This metal knob Sky Chief I showed up:
because I was not enamored of the black plastic knobs of the black plastic knobs version (although the rest of the kit is fine):
Silver knobs is packed nicer in a larger box and has fancier OTA graphics. The acc's are the same, yokes the same, Black knobs has darker legs but same construction. Both did fine on star tests w/ 6mm ep. Color v.good, SA v.good - kinda typical for 60x700s of good glass. II's and III's are more exciting (longer) - but these are short and light. Not as contrasty as I think they could be.
USPS is dragging it's feet on delivery of the 10.1" Coulter set from our own Dougeo, but it is moving:
It is the eye for our Franken-Coulter-Meade StarFinder, which originally (when listed) was missing the glass only, arrived missing the glass, the cell, sec holder, finder, controller etc, but now has glass thanks to Dougeo! Hoorah! Time to get the rest of the parts (now that we have glass to measure), which I why I backed off a couple few classics out there I wanted to pick up - TLJ enforces my budget harshly. That JCP really was a surprise and is going to cause a snit when it arrives. I'm gonna start crying and sob "I don't remember...", which is true.
Edited by AstroKerr, 22 February 2020 - 07:02 PM.