Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Free To A Good Home -The Giveaway Thread-

  • Please log in to reply
605 replies to this topic

#451 shredder1656

shredder1656

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1129
  • Joined: 24 Sep 2017
  • Loc: Indiana

Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:12 PM

The Mayflower 814 has a new owner.

 

Thanks to all y'all who responded; and rest assured, it's going to a good home.

CONGRATS!  to whomever it is going.  And, applause for your generosity.  


  • Bomber Bob, paulymo, Augustus and 1 other like this

#452 Ulmer Spatz

Ulmer Spatz

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 264
  • Joined: 07 May 2017
  • Loc: Croaker, Virginia

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:39 AM

pentax ra finder.JPG pentax ra finder rotated.JPG

 

Cleaning out my photography stuff from the 1970s. Found this Asahi Pentax right-angle viewfinder attachment and thought someone more inventive than I could use this for an astronomy project. The long part rotates 360 degrees against the short part that attaches to the camera, see second photo. The eyepiece (not removable) rotates for focus. Estimate $5 shipping.

 

Gone to a good home.


  • Deven Matlick and DMala like this

#453 Littlegreenman

Littlegreenman

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4391
  • Joined: 08 May 2005
  • Loc: Southern California

Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

Piggy back camera mount for SCT

Should fit 8"

The mounting holes are off. See the first pic.

Gone!



#454 Mike W

Mike W

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 783
  • Joined: 30 Apr 2006
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

Free but pick up only! R/A & Dec complete from a 12.5" Cave Astrola. Someone already has the pier and last I knew the scope is mounted in place of the Yale Bright Star Catalog camera at Yales Bethany obs. which I believe is now closed. My frind Dave J. was the caretaker for many years and he wanted the mount gone. So no pier, scope , rings motor, or tangent arm. I need it gone as I'm tired of moving it around when it gets in the way. Could drop at Stellafane?


  • terraclarke and Augustus like this

#455 Marc-Andre

Marc-Andre

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 931
  • Joined: 18 Aug 2011
  • Loc: New Hampshire

Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

Free but pick up only! R/A & Dec complete from a 12.5" Cave Astrola. Someone already has the pier and last I knew the scope is mounted in place of the Yale Bright Star Catalog camera at Yales Bethany obs. which I believe is now closed. My frind Dave J. was the caretaker for many years and he wanted the mount gone. So no pier, scope , rings motor, or tangent arm. I need it gone as I'm tired of moving it around when it gets in the way. Could drop at Stellafane?

PM sent.



#456 dawsonian2000

dawsonian2000

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1787
  • Joined: 26 Jul 2006
  • Loc: Riverview, FL, USA

Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

Hi everyone!

 

For only a $5.00 shipping fee to locations with the CONUS, I am offering to give away this nice Parks 25mm Kellner. Beautiful coatings and Made in Japan.

 

BUT, there appears to be a very tiny clam on one side of the eye lens that should not impact use for the most part.

 

First, to PM gets it for the $5.00 shipping fee within the CONUS!

 

 

Thanks,

Mel

Attached Thumbnails

  • Parks-25mm-Kellner.JPG

Edited by dawsonian2000, 29 January 2018 - 08:13 PM.

  • deSitter, Exnihilo, terraclarke and 3 others like this

#457 dawsonian2000

dawsonian2000

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1787
  • Joined: 26 Jul 2006
  • Loc: Riverview, FL, USA

Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:57 PM

**** G O N E ****

 

Hi everyone!

 

For only a $5.00 shipping fee to locations with the CONUS, I am offering to give away this nice Parks 25mm Kellner. Beautiful coatings and Made in Japan.

 

BUT, there appears to be a very tiny clam on one side of the eye lens that should not impact use for the most part.

 

First, to PM gets it for the $5.00 shipping fee within the CONUS!

 

 

Thanks,

Mel

 

The eyepiece has been claimed! I hope to have other items to give away soon.

 

Thanks,

Mel


Edited by dawsonian2000, 29 January 2018 - 09:57 PM.


#458 Mike W

Mike W

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 783
  • Joined: 30 Apr 2006
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

Free but pick up only! R/A & Dec complete from a 12.5" Cave Astrola. Someone already has the pier and last I knew the scope is mounted in place of the Yale Bright Star Catalog camera at Yales Bethany obs. which I believe is now closed. My frind Dave J. was the caretaker for many years and he wanted the mount gone. So no pier, scope , rings motor, or tangent arm. I need it gone as I'm tired of moving it around when it gets in the way. Could drop at Stellafane?

Mount is spoken for.


  • terraclarke likes this

#459 Chuck Hards

Chuck Hards

    You don't know Swift from Astrola

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21905
  • Joined: 03 May 2010

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

Focuser from a 3" Tower (Royal Astro).  Works well, if worn.  Chrome is a bit worn and pitted.   Inner sliding drawtube not included BUT the good news is that it accepts a Vixen 1.25" thread-on eyepiece holder.   Use it as replacement parts or build a scope around it.  You could make one of the sink-drain or stock aluminum tubing sliders that have been featured in this forum, if needed.  But with the Vixen adapter, it would be ready to use.

 

 

Free for just the cost of shipping, US & Canada only please.  PM me.

 

 

Tower 002.jpg

 

Tower 001.jpg

 

 


  • Marc-Andre, TOM KIEHL, Bomber Bob and 1 other like this

#460 Chuck Hards

Chuck Hards

    You don't know Swift from Astrola

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21905
  • Joined: 03 May 2010

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

One guy is kicking the tires and two more are in line for the Tower focuser, so no more PM's please.  Thanks!


  • terraclarke and TOM KIEHL like this

#461 TOM KIEHL

TOM KIEHL

    Aurora

  • *****
  • Posts: 4758
  • Joined: 17 Nov 2012

Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:13 PM

One guy is kicking the tires and two more are in line for the Tower focuser, so no more PM's please.  Thanks!

" One guy is kicking the tires " .....Say What ?....... For the price of shipping ?......Seems like a no brainer to me .shrug.gif


  • levidog2 likes this

#462 Chuck Hards

Chuck Hards

    You don't know Swift from Astrola

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21905
  • Joined: 03 May 2010

Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:24 AM

Just checking to see if he really needed it.  He didn't, and wanted it to go to someone who really did need it.  Gone now.  Thanks!


  • deSitter, DreamWeaver and TOM KIEHL like this

#463 Tenacious

Tenacious

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 566
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2015
  • Loc: Northern KY

Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

Just checking to see if he really needed it.  He didn't, and wanted it to go to someone who really did need it.  Gone now.  Thanks!

I snoozed and I lost!   I've been searching for one of those for over a year.  If you find another one in your efforts to clean up and down-size, I will happily pay.  It can be the version for the 60mm telescope, without the 76mm adapter ring.  



#464 Chuck Hards

Chuck Hards

    You don't know Swift from Astrola

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21905
  • Joined: 03 May 2010

Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:30 PM

I'll check this weekend, and let you know via PM if successful.



#465 apfever

apfever

    Aurora

  • *****
  • Posts: 4620
  • Joined: 13 May 2008
  • Loc: Colorado

Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

Celestron COMETRON 16 page booklet, original with sleeve, essentially new booklet.

 

I have no Celestron Cometron scopes. This is dedicated to the Cometron series and covers pretty

much everything. 

 

Disclosure:  You must be a fan of Cometron, actually own Cometron, intend to keep your Cometron, and enjoy the

opportunity to help complete a Cometron set for posterity. You must show me some proof, be a regular in the forum,

have pictures posted and string entries on your Cometron, have other forum regulars support you, send notarized statement of intent in triplicate 

backed by a rich and famous person, and add maybe a buck for the manila envelope that I'm getting low on, and USA only, no international, no completing a nice set

with known intent to sell anything close to 'soon', and so on.

 

On a serious note, I will discern to some comfort degree as this is a great booklet for the posterity set up, and may Karma do to what might sneak by.....

 

 

PENDING

Attached Thumbnails

  • P2170030.JPG
  • P2170031.JPG

Edited by apfever, 19 February 2018 - 09:46 AM.

  • TOM KIEHL and Kasmos like this

#466 rolo

rolo

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 7677
  • Joined: 14 Jan 2007
  • Loc: GA

Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:03 AM

                                                      Looks like it's gone...

 

Roger Tuthill 50mm Finder for 8" and larger SCT,s. You'll need a 1.25" diagonal and eyepiece.

 

Send Private message...

Attached Thumbnails

  • image.jpeg

Edited by rolo, 19 February 2018 - 01:41 PM.

  • Mr Magoo, terraclarke, TOM KIEHL and 2 others like this

#467 apfever

apfever

    Aurora

  • *****
  • Posts: 4620
  • Joined: 13 May 2008
  • Loc: Colorado

Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:01 AM

Celestron COMETRON 16 page booklet, original with sleeve, essentially new booklet.

 

I have no Celestron Cometron scopes. This is dedicated to the Cometron series and covers pretty

much everything. 

 

Disclosure:  You must be a fan of Cometron, actually own Cometron, intend to keep your Cometron, and enjoy the

opportunity to help complete a Cometron set for posterity. You must show me some proof, be a regular in the forum,

have pictures posted and string entries on your Cometron, have other forum regulars support you, send notarized statement of intent in triplicate 

backed by a rich and famous person, and add maybe a buck for the manila envelope that I'm getting low on, and USA only, no international, no completing a nice set

with known intent to sell anything close to 'soon', and so on.

 

On a serious note, I will discern to some comfort degree as this is a great booklet for the posterity set up, and may Karma do to what might sneak by.....

 

 

PENDING

gone



#468 rcwolpert

rcwolpert

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2200
  • Joined: 13 Aug 2012
  • Loc: South Hutchinson Island, Florida

Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:59 AM

For anyone who is SERIOUS about doing DPAC but are unsure how to create the electronics/Ronchi Screen/LED apparatus, I will send you mine. All you need are 2 "D" batteries and a Flat. So if you've been hesitating about DPAC, here's your chance. 

 

- Bob

 

 

GONE


Edited by rcwolpert, 06 March 2018 - 03:51 PM.

  • deSitter, DreamWeaver, Chuck Hards and 4 others like this

#469 rcwolpert

rcwolpert

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2200
  • Joined: 13 Aug 2012
  • Loc: South Hutchinson Island, Florida

Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:50 PM

For anyone who is SERIOUS about doing DPAC but are unsure how to create the electronics/Ronchi Screen/LED apparatus, I will send you mine. All you need are 2 "D" batteries and a Flat. So if you've been hesitating about DPAC, here's your chance. 

 

- Bob

This has been claimed.  We should be seeing more Ronchigrams in the future!

 

- Bob


  • terraclarke and AllanDystrup like this

#470 jim kuhns

jim kuhns

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 623
  • Joined: 12 Dec 2007
  • Loc: southeast GA.

Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:33 PM

this Meade mirror is in pretty rough shape. Has a big chip and marks on the mirror as you can see in the pictures posted.

If no takers going to the dump next week. Though some one could use it for some odd project.

 Of coarse you pay for shipping only.

!2.5" , 1.5" thick.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 004.jpg
  • 005.jpg

  • Augustus likes this

#471 apfever

apfever

    Aurora

  • *****
  • Posts: 4620
  • Joined: 13 May 2008
  • Loc: Colorado

Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:05 PM

I can't use it but a glass pusher probably could, maybe cut a 10".
The thing is it's probably Pyrex and I know Swayze had a re-melt pile
at one time, think he still has that huge shatter job. Hate to see it go to waste.

#472 deSitter

deSitter

    Still in Old School

  • *****
  • Posts: 12129
  • Joined: 09 Dec 2004

Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:07 PM

I can't use it but a glass pusher probably could, maybe cut a 10".
The thing is it's probably Pyrex and I know Swayze had a re-melt pile
at one time, think he still has that huge shatter job. Hate to see it go to waste.

Masked and recoated that's an excellent 10" f/6 mirror likely. I wish I had time to make a scope around it.

 

-drl



#473 droid

droid

    rocketman

  • *****
  • Posts: 8378
  • Joined: 29 Aug 2004
  • Loc: Conneaut, Ohio

Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:11 AM

Mask the chip, recoat, usable as is, I'm not an atm, but I'm sure there are a few here.



#474 zjc26138

zjc26138

    Loved By All

  • *****
  • Posts: 8961
  • Joined: 24 Feb 2005
  • Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio

Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:11 AM

I'm not an atm either but I would be interested in getting it recoated and masked. Then when I have time make a scope around it.



#475 jim kuhns

jim kuhns

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 623
  • Joined: 12 Dec 2007
  • Loc: southeast GA.

Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

mirror is gone.
  • deSitter likes this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics