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#551 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:39 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.

Someone was looking for one those not too long ago .scratchhead2.gif


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#552 Toups

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:43 PM

Someone was looking for one those not too long ago .scratchhead2.gif

Yes someone was, although not sure if it is this style.

 

https://www.cloudyni...nted +c8 +cover


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#553 apfever

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:30 PM

Mine is not the front cover, it is just the tab that goes on the secondary holder.
An interested person will have no issues knowing what the deal is.
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#554 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:01 PM

I do not need this.... but I do like the ethical rules regarding its placement with the perspective new owner.....

 

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#555 Chuck Hards

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:38 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

Hi Ken, I'll shoot you a PM.  I think you are talking about the sheet lead but not sure.  



#556 Chuck Hards

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Folks, please remember to reply via PM instead of posting in this thread.  Not everyone checks the thread daily even after posting an offer, and the instructions on the first page of this thread ask you to stick to PMs for communication on items other than posting and notice that the item has been taken.  

 

Thanks!



#557 CharlieB

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:03 AM

Slowly thinning out my eyepieces.  Here's a freebie for you Unitron folks- a 25mm Ramsden.  Not a bad eyepiece, but not great either.  It's in pretty good shape and the glass is OK, but could use a cleaning. 

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#558 CharlieB

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:10 PM

Unitron  Ramsden is spoken for.


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#559 Russell Smith

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:56 PM

Free to a good home. Antares 1.25" 0.5X focal reducer.

 

PM me please

 

 

 

Wish I had a pocket full of these.  SPOKEN FOR

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:26 PM

Free to a good home. Antares 1.25" 0.5X focal reducer.

 

PM me please

I could use that please, Russell


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#561 mattyfatz

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:34 AM

Happy Independence Day!

for only the cost of shipping I'm offering up this Halley's Comet era Jason 323 Comet Catcher. Although I doubt any comets were caught by it, the Pleiades, Double Cluster, and Lagoon look nice. Also good views of the moon. It looks cool sitting on your bookshelf and will certainly start a few conversations.

Included is the OTA, mount, 4mm eyepiece and a 3x Barlow. The finder scope is missing. Shipping is from 83703 so plan accordingly. I can probably have it out the door on Friday.

 

PLEASE PM ME IF YOUR INTERESTED 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:37 AM

OTA pic...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

Free to anyone who needs it: Clave 27mm to 1 1/4" adapter.

 

3D printed in PLA. No set screw. I made one for me and this is a spare.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:21 PM

I do not need it, but I think it is cool that you printed it.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:05 PM

When I picked up a used Argonaut, it came with a small eyepiece case and this, the most transparent Barlow I’ve ever seen.  I know the Japanese can work some magic with glass, but this was ridiculous. I opened up the Barlow to see these glass elements more clearly and they must have disappeared because there was nothing there.

 

So if you have some optics gnomes too, but they steal your housings and leave you bare optics, then you can have this to make yourself whole again.  It’s a clean, unmarred tube.  The only sign of use is some evidence that the filter threads have been used.

 

For the price of shipping.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:02 AM

When I picked up a used Argonaut, it came with a small eyepiece case and this, the most transparent Barlow I’ve ever seen.  I know the Japanese can work some magic with glass, but this was ridiculous. I opened up the Barlow to see these glass elements more clearly and they must have disappeared because there was nothing there.

 

So if you have some optics gnomes too, but they steal your housings and leave you bare optics, then you can have this to make yourself whole again.  It’s a clean, unmarred tube.  The only sign of use is some evidence that the filter threads have been used.

 

For the price of shipping.

Empty long barlow tubes make great focal extenders if you want to do some straight-thru, unobstructed viewing.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:03 AM

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.

The tray is now gone. :)



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:47 PM

So I have this heavy wall steel tube with strange steel collars attached to it that I got with the “pile of OTAs” from el Camino college a few years back. I have no idea what it’s from or if it’s even scope related.  I would think it would make for an excellent pier, presumably permanent due to its weight. It’s 47” tall, 4 1/8” ID, and 4 1/2” OD. 

 

You can’t buy it, but you can have it. Must pick up though. 

 

 

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#569 tim53

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:51 PM

Cripes, it’s got a baffle about a foot from one end!  If this was a tube for a refractor, it would have been miserable to move it around!


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:20 PM

Empty long barlow tubes make great focal extenders if you want to do some straight-thru, unobstructed viewing.

I bet that's what it was used for!  No need for a barlow when your focal length is 1800mm, but the mirror in the cheap diagonal was probably the weakest part of the Argonaut's optical train.  a ha!


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:43 PM

2X 1.25" Barlow made in Japan. About 5.5" inches long so its obviously made for a refractor. Great shape. Need 4$ for shipping CONUS only.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

Four 1.25" eyepieces to be given away,one to customer so don't ask for all four I'll need $3 each for shipping CONUS only'.

 

1. Generic 12mm Kelner

2. Celestron 25mm Kelner

3. Orin 10mm Kelner

4. Meade MA9mm


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

So I have this heavy wall steel tube with strange steel collars attached to it that I got with the “pile of OTAs” from el Camino college a few years back. I have no idea what it’s from or if it’s even scope related.  I would think it would make for an excellent pier, presumably permanent due to its weight. It’s 47” tall, 4 1/8” ID, and 4 1/2” OD. 

 

You can’t buy it, but you can have it. Must pick up though. 

Ok. So this is insane. That heavy tube is the original tube for the Goto 4” f/15 I have.  The cell fits the tube better than it fits in the lighter aluminum tube it’s presently mounted in which is also 47” long.

 

what could this possibly have been??  It’s insanely heavy if it were in that tube.

 

anyway, I suppose I’d better hang onto it until I learn more. Can’t imagine it’s valuable, but if it’s goto I’d like to know what it was for. 


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#574 apfever

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

Maybe some one else's adaption?  Can you find anything GOTO on that tube?  is it machined for the Cell on one end and a focuser on the other?  How about any mounting holes or hardware or do those collars seem like they could have been mounting parts?  Identify the collars as GOTO? I guess for details this should be another thread if you wish to continue, your call Tim.  Hey,  maybe some one will cough up the shipping cost. It isn't as heavy or awkward as the Gramps!


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:51 PM

Maybe it's original application was horizontal bench mounted for laboratory or military purposes.  I saw incredible optics on benches once in a military reutilization disposal organization that was intended for auction.  Along with the electronics it filled a good potion of a ware house. To my dismay, on my next visit, I found that it had been demilitarized because it was sensitive classified equipment as a complete unit.  Optics were shattered.  frown.gif


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