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#526 deSitter

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:12 AM

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#527 John Rogers

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:41 AM

Very nice.  Thanks deSitter!


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:02 PM

Have two gave  items  to give away.

 

1. 1.25" Amici diagonal. Buyer pays for shipping.

 

2.Guessing a Meade 6X25mm finder. Comes with all that is in picture. Buyer pays for shipping.

 

PM me if you need these.

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#529 BeerGarage

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

PM sent about the finder.


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#530 jim kuhns

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:00 PM

Have two gave  items  to give away.

 

1. 1.25" Amici diagonal. Buyer pays for shipping.

 

2.Guessing a Meade 6X25mm finder. Comes with all that is in picture. Buyer pays for shipping.

 

PM me if you need these.

BOTH ARE HEADING WEST SOON.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

the person back out on the finder. If you need it.PM me.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:00 PM

Person back out on finder. If you can use it PM me. Thanks  Jim Kuhns

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:38 PM

Step right up; first come, first serve! Here we have a generic 6x30 finder. looks to have been repainted. Great glass, good straight reticle crosshairs. Wear on the foot. Looks to be standard Synta fare. Front and rear end-caps included. Nice for a give-away scope or an ATM scope.

 

Taker pays shipping, USPS. CONUS only!

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:43 PM

And next for your edification we have an super-duper, snappy, generic accessory tray; probably a Tasco. 6" on a side, three 1.25" holes and three 0.965" holes. Stamped metal. Original black finish. 

 

Taker pays shipping. USPS CONUS only. Will ship in a bubblewrap envelope.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

Step right up; first come, first serve! Here we have a generic 6x30 finder. looks to have been repainted. Great glass, good straight reticle crosshairs. Wear on the foot. Looks to be standard Synta fare. Front and rear end-caps included. Nice for a give-away scope or an ATM scope.

 

Taker pays shipping, USPS. CONUS only!

Finder is asked for! ;)


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

Step right up; first come, first serve! Here we have a generic 6x30 finder. looks to have been repainted. Great glass, good straight reticle crosshairs. Wear on the foot. Looks to be standard Synta fare. Front and rear end-caps included. Nice for a give-away scope or an ATM scope.

 

Taker pays shipping, USPS. CONUS only!

Not sure why I would wear it on my foot?


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#537 terraclarke

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:40 PM

Wear on the foot.”

 

Not sure why I would wear it on my foot?

That’s why I’m giving it away Marc. I only have one like it, and I have two feet! rofl2.gif

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:35 PM

Bravo Terra! Made my day :)

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

And the giveaways continue. Here is a nice starter set of generic 1.25" Kellner eyepieces (25mm, 15mm, and 10mm). No maker or branding. I have had them a long time and don't remember where I got them. I have used them tho and they give nice sharp views. I used to use them for solar H-alpha because of the minimal glass. The barrel interiors are well blackened. Appear to be MgF2 single coated. Really nice glass and heavy. First come, first serve! Yours free for the shipping. (USPS, CONUS only!)

 

(Just don't try and wear them on your feet! lol.gif )

 

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:51 AM

The E.P.s are spoken for! :)

 

Somebody needs that accessory tray!!!


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

Step right up; first come, first serve! Here we have a generic 6x30 finder. looks to have been repainted. Great glass, good straight reticle crosshairs. Wear on the foot. Looks to be standard Synta fare. Front and rear end-caps included. Nice for a give-away scope or an ATM scope.

 

Taker pays shipping, USPS. CONUS only!

Nice pictures Terra I like the old 6x30 finders 


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:22 PM

Hope it's not a breach of etiquette to post the following item to a thread in the classic telescopes forum (can't imagine too many people out there are lovingly restoring these).

 

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What's on offer: A 60mm Orion Observer refractor, with a focal length of 700mm achieved by a barlow in  the optical tube. It's on an altazimuth mount, which is, euphemistically, 'lightweight for great portability.' The objective lens is glass, the optical tube is, let's say, steel, but anything that could plausibly be plastic is. This was a craigslist find, thrown in with another, somewhat better scope, so I can't speak to its history. As if that weren't enough, it doesn't come with eyepieces (it does have the stock 1.25" diagonal) or a finder. I mean, a very low quality finder conveyed with the Craigslist sale that you could attach for decoration, but it doesn't even quite fit the scope. 

 

But, snark aside, although I've only had the scope for a few weeks, it was the first telescope of my own that I looked through and if you can get past the shaky mount and rough focuser (not easy to do), it gives some nice views (especially if you don't know any better). You can see equatorial bands and a suggestion of depth at higher latitudes on Jupiter (plus all four Galilean moons), rings of Saturn, and wide-ish doubles split nicely.

 

Is this scope for you? I would hate to drive a fellow beginner away from telescope observing because of its shaky mount and tripod, but I would also hate for the scope to sit in a closet collecting dust if someone could put it to use. I'd love for the taker to pick up locally near Richmond, Virginia (or could do Washington, DC / N.Virginia within the next few weeks), but I'd also ship if the taker would pay. 

 



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:30 AM

These scopes ,while not the sharpest optics in the drawer, are perfect starter scopes for youngins. I have rebuilt, fixed up a couple like this over the years. and of course donated after. all is not hopeless. Hope some one does this with this scope. 


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:10 AM

Hello,

I have a DS-16 equatorial mount taking up space in my garage. m

come and get it.

I live in south central Pa near Gettysburg.

Paul

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:48 AM

That is a nice - heavy duty mount.  I use one for a 6" f10 refractor and it works great!  Someone grab this!!!

 

Clay


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#546 Garyth64

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:44 AM

I talked about this mount with my wife.  We like road trips, and we  have driven as far for other things, but we can't work this one in.  We have Special Olympics next week and other things.

 

I'm sure by this time, it is already spoken for.

 

Dang.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:02 AM

The ds-16  mount has been claimed


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:09 AM

Chuck I have a Meade model 390 has a lot of wobble. Is that due to lack of shims. If so do you still have any and where are they placed. Best Ken

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:03 PM

Cometron ? 5x finder scope, blue-green-grey.

I'm pretty sure this came with a junker scope I paid too much for via Craigslist.

Condition:  okay looking through in the daytime. My shake too much at night.

Good looking at it!

I figure shipping would be about $3.50

 

Currently listed on CN classifieds, with more pics. I just edited the price and the listing may be dark until it is re-approved

 

https://www.cloudyni...y-w-black-trim/

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:07 PM

Free for shipping.

One orange front clip cap that covers the secondary assembly on some OT C8.
This one is in good shape, no repairs, no broken clips. It only fits on the orange C8 that has the small rectangular slots to accept the cover's tangs.

Requirements:
This is ONLY for some one that is missing the cover for their keeper C8, with no intentions to sell the scope. If you flip your gear on a regular basis, don't apply. Only regulars in this forum, no vendors, and I'll be picky to uphold the intent of this string. NOT a first come first serve, and I'll wait a few days to make a discerning decision if I have to. I sincerely hope that a regular poster in the Classics forum, that is well known and would be backed up, can use this for their user scope which is missing one. If you don't know me from Adam (you don't have to like me) then don't bother. I karma. Give me your story.

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