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#1 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:09 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.
There are some new rules. Please Read.
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.)

 

2) 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 your ads in the S&S forum or the CNC.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6) when posting ads, please describe the item (make/model/price or if unknown basic type info (3" refractor on a Gem), not something completely generic) as text in the post. This has been the style that this thread has used over the years. If you have any trouble interpreting this, look to the old threads for the style used.

 

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.

 

12) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.

 

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

 

Rich (RLTYS)


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:30 AM

Questar 7 Astro for $3400 Cdn .. that's about $2,800 US

 

http://www.astrobuys....php?view=32977

 

If you are in Michigan, N.Ohio or N.Pennsylvania you can probably pickup in person.

 

I have never seen one at this price !!


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:09 AM

Questar 7 Astro for $3400 Cdn .. that's about $2,800 US

 

http://www.astrobuys....php?view=32977

 

If you are in Michigan, N.Ohio or N.Pennsylvania you can probably pickup in person.

 

I have never seen one at this price !!

I would buy this, but have a wedding to pay for.   Besides, I have enough high end maks.  The price is tempting, very tempting.


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:54 AM

80 mm UNITRON - POLAREX OBJECTIVE in UK

 

http://www.ebay.it/i...984.m1423.l2649


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:49 AM

80 mm UNITRON - POLAREX OBJECTIVE in UK

 

http://www.ebay.it/i...984.m1423.l2649

 

Doesn't look like the Unitron/Polarex cells I've seen.  Looks like a projection lens barrel.


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:47 AM

 

80 mm UNITRON - POLAREX OBJECTIVE in UK

 

http://www.ebay.it/i...984.m1423.l2649

 

Doesn't look like the Unitron/Polarex cells I've seen.  Looks like a projection lens barrel.

 

He has a lot of good feedback for antique and quality equipment. But I agree, the cell is very unusual for Unitron- Polarex. Looks like a lot of curvature on the outer lens for a telescope.


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:53 PM

 

 

80 mm UNITRON - POLAREX OBJECTIVE in UK

 

http://www.ebay.it/i...984.m1423.l2649

 

Doesn't look like the Unitron/Polarex cells I've seen.  Looks like a projection lens barrel.

 

He has a lot of good feedback for antique and quality equipment. But I agree, the cell is very unusual for Unitron- Polarex. Looks like a lot of curvature on the outer lens for a telescope.

 

It is the F6 spotting scope lens. 


 

#8 Rich3756

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 04:11 PM

Mayflower 80mm on Craigslist, includes a second 60mm scope

http://sacramento.cr...5011261083.html

 

 

 


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

Mayflower 80mm on Craigslist, includes a second 60mm scope

http://sacramento.cr...5011261083.html

 

A Towa Mayflower!  First I've seen.


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:26 PM

That Unitron lens does have the three foil spacers but a copier lens wouldn't. :cool:  Mike


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:59 PM

Unitron 152 on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a50464fe8


 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

Unitron 152 on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a50464fe8

That is a great deal so far.  I am sure it will go for more.  Seller claims he has a guidescope for sale also.


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:30 PM

Coulter - http://modesto.craig...5011965203.html


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:36 PM

 

 

What? Seriously! Ad says money is needed so if anyone here grabs it, I hope you check out a gut feeling for the situation.


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:42 PM

Says free Orion SP-C102F by Celestron. Says only donating to a school program or some other similar organization and not a private individual.   Boy if this is a Fluorite, I hope the kids that get it appreciate it and don't destroy it.

 

 

https://palmsprings....5011506850.html


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 02:09 PM

Says free Orion SP-C102F by Celestron. Says only donating to a school program or some other similar organization and not a private individual.   Boy if this is a Fluorite, I hope the kids that get it appreciate it and don't destroy it.

 

http://palmsprings.c...011506850.html 

That link is dead.


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

 

Says free Orion SP-C102F by Celestron. Says only donating to a school program or some other similar organization and not a private individual.   Boy if this is a Fluorite, I hope the kids that get it appreciate it and don't destroy it.

 

http://palmsprings.c...011506850.html 

That link is dead.

 

I posted from my phone as I'm on the road.   Looks like it went to somebody as the ad is deleted now.

 

https://palmsprings....5011506850.html


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:06 PM

 

 

 

What? Seriously! Ad says money is needed so if anyone here grabs it, I hope you check out a gut feeling for the situation.

 

Yeah he sure does. Needs more things like ATVs etc. etc. and a garage full of more needed junk.


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:45 PM

Easy does it, Mikey.  Could be owned by a son or daughter who needs college money, who are we to judge?  Let's try and stay on-topic.  Thanks!


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 07:58 PM

you guys see those two nice Unitron toys on CL.  A mint Duetron and a herchel wedge

 

http://www.cloudynig...edge-965-clean/

 

http://www.cloudynig...iewer-mint-nos/


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:01 PM

Love to have that wedge, but need to find one a little more reasonable.  WOW  :undecided:


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:58 PM

Love to have that wedge, but need to find one a little more reasonable.  WOW  :undecided:

 

They're not going to get any cheaper.  I was thinking about selling mine, but may not.  I have two 'classic' Herschel wedges -- one Unitron, one mystery manufacturer that came with a Tasco 10TE or 15TE I bought (don't remember which).  The Unitron one is unique with the flop-down shield.  I wish I could find an ND3.0 filter in 24mm diameter... I *have* used the evil Sun filter with it and a 40mm AH with a stopped-down scope and it worked okay and was safe -- I think -- why can't I see out of my right eye any more?  Oh, wait, nevermind...

 

Mostly, though I've used the classic Herschel wedges with a scope that would allow me enough backfocus to use a step up eyepiece adapter (24mm -> 31.7mm, or .965" to 1.25") and then put the ND3.0 filter on the front of the 1.25" EP I was using.  I do that *rarely* these days, since I finally got a 1.25" Herschel wedge, but it is nice to break out one of the long focus refractors and do solar with it every now and again...


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:59 PM

 

Love to have that wedge, but need to find one a little more reasonable.  WOW  :undecided:

 

They're not going to get any cheaper.  I was thinking about selling mine, but may not.  I have two 'classic' Herschel wedges -- one Unitron, one mystery manufacturer that came with a Tasco 10TE or 15TE I bought (don't remember which).  The Unitron one is unique with the flop-down shield.  I wish I could find an ND3.0 filter in 24mm diameter... I *have* used the evil Sun filter with it and a 40mm AH with a stopped-down scope and it worked okay and was safe -- I think -- why can't I see out of my right eye any more?  Oh, wait, nevermind...

 

Mostly, though I've used the classic Herschel wedges with a scope that would allow me enough backfocus to use a step up eyepiece adapter (24mm -> 31.7mm, or .965" to 1.25") and then put the ND3.0 filter on the front of the 1.25" EP I was using.  I do that *rarely* these days, since I finally got a 1.25" Herschel wedge, but it is nice to break out one of the long focus refractors and do solar with it every now and again...

 

 

You know, that's the funny thing....

 

In reference to another active thread, there are classics that are bargains now, but there are some that are becoming just as unaffordable as they were when they were new!


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:09 PM

 

 

Love to have that wedge, but need to find one a little more reasonable.  WOW  :undecided:

 

They're not going to get any cheaper.  I was thinking about selling mine, but may not.  I have two 'classic' Herschel wedges -- one Unitron, one mystery manufacturer that came with a Tasco 10TE or 15TE I bought (don't remember which).  The Unitron one is unique with the flop-down shield.  I wish I could find an ND3.0 filter in 24mm diameter... I *have* used the evil Sun filter with it and a 40mm AH with a stopped-down scope and it worked okay and was safe -- I think -- why can't I see out of my right eye any more?  Oh, wait, nevermind...

 

Mostly, though I've used the classic Herschel wedges with a scope that would allow me enough backfocus to use a step up eyepiece adapter (24mm -> 31.7mm, or .965" to 1.25") and then put the ND3.0 filter on the front of the 1.25" EP I was using.  I do that *rarely* these days, since I finally got a 1.25" Herschel wedge, but it is nice to break out one of the long focus refractors and do solar with it every now and again...

 

 

You know, that's the funny thing....

 

In reference to another active thread, there are classics that are bargains now, but there are some that are becoming just as unaffordable as they were when they were new!

 

And, in that same thread, I kind of hinted at that myself... just as, if not more so.


 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:34 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...2&_skc=50&rt=nc

 

Over 500 microscope eyepieces listed by this seller. The widefield  (WF) versions make especially good .965 eyepieces with a little shimming or just wrap them with electrical tape. Prices just decent but certainly an interesting variety.


 


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