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#1 Chuck Hards

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 07:41 AM

Time to lock the old thread and start a new one.

There are some new rules concerning this thread, so please read them all carefully before you post.  Let's try and maintain the spirit of the thread.  Please PM me or any other Classics forum mod if you have questions, we'll get back to you as soon as possible.   Thank you!

A few reminders:

1) The basic guidelines for this thread is to list ads that we find that others may be interested in. It is not attempting to replace CL or EBay as a site to find ALL possible classic ads.  Please keep to actual 'classic' equipment.  (If you have to ask if its 'classic', it probably isn't.)

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7) Future ad posts that do not follow posting guidelines or appear to be for items that really have no business in this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.

8) Buyer beware - there are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

9) Please limit yourself to 1 'found ad' post per hour.  If you find more items, just edit your prior post and add them, or simply wait to save your post until you are done looking at the other sites.

10) Discussions can occur about the equipment in the ads.  Please keep the non found posts to the actual topic of the items in the ad post.

11) Posts may be moved to new threads if the noise level gets too high on particular ads.  If that occurs, all additional comments on the ad should be in the new thread.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:25 AM

Unitron 102mm refractor Altazimuth mount Model 150

 

Deluxe focuser, no mount box or photo of the objective - Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item4adf276035

 

 

Unitron - Polarex part: Super Focuser with draw tubes and adapters

 

I thought this one was the deluxe focuser but, it IS the super focuser just without the graduated scale. Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item4d26f1102e


Edited by AstroPhys, 03 November 2014 - 09:58 AM.

 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:34 AM

Deluxe focuser just has the clamp down screws for the draw tube and the focuser tube.  The super focuser has a drawtube that is over 2" in diameter and is the only focuser which will take the super Unihex.  Also, the super focuser has a scale on the focuser for acurate focusing when doing astro photography. 


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:44 AM

It looks like the super to me judging from the size of the primary drawtube. Unitron/Polarex sold both types separately for replacements, upgrades, or use by ATMers. Hence no aperture or focal length dimensions on this particular one.


Edited by terraclarke, 03 November 2014 - 09:45 AM.

 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:51 AM

Deluxe focuser just has the clamp down screws for the draw tube and the focuser tube.  The super focuser has a drawtube that is over 2" in diameter and is the only focuser which will take the super Unihex.  Also, the super focuser has a scale on the focuser for acurate focusing when doing astro photography. 

 

The Super focuser does not always have the graduated scale on the side. This seems to be a feature that only came on a 160 or 166 and possibly 5" and 6" models.


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:35 AM

Good information Jon.  


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:39 PM

Unitron 128.....

 

Man, now you all have done it to me! I woke up this morning and had a look at ebay to see what was out there as I occasionally do.......there was what looked like a real nice Polarex/Unitron 128 offered by our friend Xavier in Belgium.  It was decribed as a "rare" version as it is actually a 65mm version.....weel, I could not help myself and made an offer as I have been wanting my first unitron for some time now (thanks to you guys! :) )

My offer was accepted and I am now the pending owner of my first.....I'll make sure to report and post pics when it is received....

Respectfully,

-Bob


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

 

Deluxe focuser just has the clamp down screws for the draw tube and the focuser tube.  The super focuser has a drawtube that is over 2" in diameter and is the only focuser which will take the super Unihex.  Also, the super focuser has a scale on the focuser for acurate focusing when doing astro photography. 

 

The Super focuser does not always have the graduated scale on the side. This seems to be a feature that only came on a 160 or 166 and possibly 5" and 6" models.

 

It's the Super Model Focuser.  Take a look at the Unitron catalog from 1956 with the observers guide.    The diameter of the draw tube is 60mm.  As Johann wrote it's the only focuser that can hold the heavy Super Unihex.  It is also possible to use 2" eyepieces and accessories with this focuser.


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:03 PM

Unitron 128.....

 

Man, now you all have done it to me! I woke up this morning and had a look at ebay to see what was out there as I occasionally do.......there was what looked like a real nice Polarex/Unitron 128 offered by our friend Xavier in Belgium.  It was decribed as a "rare" version as it is actually a 65mm version.....weel, I could not help myself and made an offer as I have been wanting my first unitron for some time now (thanks to you guys! :) )

My offer was accepted and I am now the pending owner of my first.....I'll make sure to report and post pics when it is received....

Respectfully,

-Bob

 

Thank you Bob.  You want regret it .  It's one of the finest small Polarex scopes I've seen.  There's a difference in observation with the standard 60mm.  You can see the difference on dim objects.


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:44 PM

Unitron 128.....

 

Man, now you all have done it to me! I woke up this morning and had a look at ebay to see what was out there as I occasionally do.......there was what looked like a real nice Polarex/Unitron 128 offered by our friend Xavier in Belgium.  It was decribed as a "rare" version as it is actually a 65mm version.....weel, I could not help myself and made an offer as I have been wanting my first unitron for some time now (thanks to you guys! :) )

My offer was accepted and I am now the pending owner of my first.....I'll make sure to report and post pics when it is received....

Respectfully,

-Bob

Next will be the 75mm and then the 102mm . The addiction has begun :grin:


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:23 PM

Welcome to the Unitron club Bob. Life will be different now. :lol:


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:03 PM

Some old Cave and Edmund stuff - just posted on Amart Auctions....

 

1.5" secondary and holder (Cave???)....

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=13626

 

 

Collection of Edmund lenses, mirrors, prisms...

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=13628

 

 

Edmund pamphlets....

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=13622

 

 

Edmund blue box for amici prism (box only)...

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=13624

 

 

Edmund Camera adapter instruction sheet...

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=13623


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:08 PM

Welcome to the Unitron club Bob. Life will be different now. :lol:

Thanks Terra!

this site is really awesome......lots'o fun, and great people.....I have learned lots and truly enjoy the "virtual company" from everyone.....

the scope should arrive in a couple weeks......it will be interesting to compare it to what I consider "my best" 60mm scope....a Monolux with "cursive hoc" optics...a real performer....as mentioned this particular polar ex/unitron is 65mm....not sure if the tube/baffling is any different than a standard 60mm or not.....maybe the same and uses the Smae effective lens area?, maybe just slightly reduced aperture of the lens?......will be interesting to see and I'll post info. When available......

hmmmmm, now I need to sell some other astro stuff to help fund this baby.....

bob


 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:54 PM

 

Welcome to the Unitron club Bob. Life will be different now. :lol:

 

hmmmmm, now I need to sell some other astro stuff to help fund this baby.....

bob

 

Well Bob, nice try, but I don't think you've quite got the "addiction" part quite right. Muhahahahahaha..........


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 12:24 AM

Welcome to the Unitron club Bob. Life will be different now. :lol:

 

When the others aren't looking we show him the wink, the nod, the handshake.


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 01:47 AM

Carton 60mm.

http://sfbay.craigsl...4744991747.html

 

 

Not mine.

Love mine.


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 11:09 AM

Carton 60mm.

http://sfbay.craigsl...4744991747.html

 

 

Not mine.

Love mine.

Also on eBay:

 

http://Carton Astron... 60mm f = 910mm

 

The GEM is interesting, at least one large setting circle, more modern, streamline look than typical smaller EQ mounts. 


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

Unitron 114 with Unihex, looks to be in excellent condition for $450.00.

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=870877


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 04:06 PM

Unitron 114 with Unihex, looks to be in excellent condition for $450.00.

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=870877

the sharks are moving on this one :lol:


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 04:54 PM

 

Unitron 114 with Unihex, looks to be in excellent condition for $450.00.

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=870877

the sharks are moving on this one :lol:

 

 

I'm sure they are!  If I didn't already have a really nice Unitron 114 with the Unihex, I would have reported this in "Craigslist, eBay and other vintage telescope Finds" instead!!  :lol:

 

- Bob


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 06:57 PM

Dave's gorgeous Byer's mount.  Has me salivating!

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=870798


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:45 PM

62mm Mystery Refractor.  Early Unitron?

 

http://www.cloudynig...nese-refractor/


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

62mm Mystery Refractor.  Early Unitron?

 

http://www.cloudynig...nese-refractor/

unbranded Unitron.  Not a bad price for just an OTA with eyepieces.  However, everyone wants that Unitron name.


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:59 PM

 

Welcome to the Unitron club Bob. Life will be different now. :lol:

 

When the others aren't looking we show him the wink, the nod, the handshake.

 

Thanks All......Xavier sent me another message...he's preparing the scope for shipment and has done another star test/comparison of it against another "standard" 60mm polarex/unitron.......he says this particular unique 65mm is the finest performer of any 60mm he's tested and actually has some regrets selling it.......WOW!......now I'm getting really excited.....I love 60mm scopes....not only is this one rare, probably one of a kind, but performs as it should being so!!!!!

ohhh maaaannnnnnn!!

bob


 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:28 PM

Someone's dream telescope awaits. Unitron 125mm f=2000.

 

If I had the money or the observatory to hold this thing I would be there right now.

 

http://www.kijiji.ca...omie/1030378358

 


 


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