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#576 terraclarke

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:01 AM

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

 

Maybe a bench-mounted Goto Coelostat?


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:44 AM

Well, it doesn't look anything like this one:  https://www.cloudyni...ical-coelostat/

 

I'd better start a new thread for it.  

 

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:46 AM

But it is considerably larger. Perhaps a one-off?



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

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

I bought some optical equipment once, hoping to strip it for usable glass and parts, and it had been dis-assembled, every lens had been sand-blasted, and it had been carefully re-assembled!!



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

I bought some optical equipment once, hoping to strip it for usable glass and parts, and it had been dis-assembled, every lens had been sand-blasted, and it had been carefully re-assembled!!

Well the govt wouldn't want someone to reverse engineer a Fraunhofer achromat after all! :lol:


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:38 PM

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. 

When you first posted it (because of the rings), I wondered if it was a finder/guide scope for a large observatory telescope where maybe it's weight didn't matter or possibly helped counter balance something else on the scope?


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:31 PM

4.0” o.d., 6” long, 0,125” thick wall 6066-T6 A/C Grade aluminum tube, flocked with black felt inside, chamfered edges, outer surface lathe finished, ends squared in lathe, 1/2” wide finished shoulder on one end. Perfect size to build your own ST80, just drop in your focuser and objective cell and drill holes. Will also make a great dewshield for a 3” scope. Your’s free for the postage. (CONUS only)



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:32 PM

4.0” o.d., 6” long, 0,125” thick wall 6066-T6 A/C Grade aluminum tube, flocked with black felt inside, chamfered edges, outer surface lathe finished, ends squared in lathe, 1/2” wide finished shoulder on one end. Perfect size to build your own ST80, just drop in your focuser and objective cell and drill holes. Will also make a great dewshield for a 3” scope. Your’s free for the postage. (CONUS only)

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:43 AM

I would be happy to donate to a collector my Monolux 10766. It is an interesting early 60mm on altaz. Details and forum discussion here:

 

https://www.cloudyni...ne#entry8067900

 

It is fully cleaned-up. The focuser tube needs new felt pads, since I picked it up while on vacation and with no other material easily accessible I used some velcro fabric which is not ideal. Easy fix to do. Decent eyepieces, Porro prism and diagonal included.

 

Local pickup preferred in North NJ zip area 07044, or South NJ zip area 08087, but if after a week from now no local PU materializes, you can organize/pre-pay shipping and I will drop it off at a nearby shipping business.


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 03:46 PM

Sorry not a Goto Kogaku or Asahi Pentax thingy. Maybe next time lol.gif  Worn once long enough to say "Where did you ever find this...it's perfect!" I do love my daughter-in-law but unlikely I will wear this. Yours for postage and a promise you don't tell my daughter-in-law where you got it! 

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:54 PM

I would be happy to donate to a collector my Monolux 10766. It is an interesting early 60mm on altaz. Details and forum discussion here:

 

https://www.cloudyni...ne#entry8067900

 

It is fully cleaned-up. The focuser tube needs new felt pads, since I picked it up while on vacation and with no other material easily accessible I used some velcro fabric which is not ideal. Easy fix to do. Decent eyepieces, Porro prism and diagonal included.

 

Local pickup preferred in North NJ zip area 07044, or South NJ zip area 08087, but if after a week from now no local PU materializes, you can organize/pre-pay shipping and I will drop it off at a nearby shipping business.

Monolux 10766 on its way to a new home! Thanks to the interest of our own forum member Russell Smith!


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:02 AM

4.0” o.d., 6” long, 0,125” thick wall 6066-T6 A/C Grade aluminum tube, flocked with black felt inside, chamfered edges, outer surface lathe finished, ends squared in lathe, 1/2” wide finished shoulder on one end. Perfect size to build your own ST80, just drop in your focuser and objective cell and drill holes. Will also make a great dewshield for a 3” scope. Your’s free for the postage. (CONUS only)

This is no longer available. It is becoming a mini pier .


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:29 PM

I have one Edmund sunscreen and rod for the Astroscan.  The authentic factory setup for white-light projection using your Astroscan.

 

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My preference is that this go to someone who has an Astroscan but isn't in a position to buy toys at present.  If you can afford it, were it for sale, let's let some time go by first and see if someone less fortunate needs it.  

 

PM me, this can be kept completely confidential, and I can waive the postage too as long as it's domestic.

 

Thanks gang.


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:04 PM

The Astroscan sunscreen & rod has a new home.  


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 07:58 PM

1964 Optical craftsman catalog.

I know this is not a really rare item and it's downloadable online. However this paper copy is in fine condition and I am not the one to be taking care of it.

It was in my Tasco 15 te-5 kit.

Free for postage. All I ask is that you do your best to preserve it.

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:17 PM

1964 Optical craftsman catalog.

I know this is not a really rare item and it's downloadable online. However this paper copy is in fine condition and I am not the one to be taking care of it.

It was in my Tasco 15 te-5 kit.

Free for postage. All I ask is that you do your best to preserve it.

On it's way to a proper home. Thank you all for your interest.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:43 PM

i have several totes full of telescope parts....eyepiece boxes...a like new lx200 tripod...finders ...all different brands most old.
lots of manuals and other free stuff.....located west michigan.....let me know if you want to come get it.
edit...also a box full of binos.....30 pair at least...a very nice barn door ...eyepieces...truss poles and brackets...new...a box of 1.25 filters....and much more.
come take it all.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:39 PM

also a box full of binos.....30 pair at least

 

How exactly did you accumulate 30 binos?



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:41 PM

How exactly did you accumulate 30 binos?

It's easy to get started:  https://www.shopgood...m/Item/57204204

 

And no, I did not buy this accumulation.  Mine is being accomplished one at a time! :)

 

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:24 AM

How exactly did you accumulate 30 binos?

i found another tote so maybe 45 binos.....collected them



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:25 AM

i have several totes full of telescope parts....eyepiece boxes...a like new lx200 tripod...finders ...all different brands most old.
lots of manuals and other free stuff.....located west michigan.....let me know if you want to come get it.
edit...also a box full of binos.....30 pair at least...a very nice barn door ...eyepieces...truss poles and brackets...new...a box of 1.25 filters....and much more.
come take it all.

all given away....thanks


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 08:52 AM

I'll take any donation of any parts. I currently have a 3x shaving mirror newtonian I built with broken bino lenses. Can afford about $40 for shipping would prefer less. On a fixed budget caring for disabled wife full time. Limited transportation. Every free scope I've found on craigslist gets scooped up and flipped, makes me sick. A free 10" starhopper last night. Gone this morning, but now for sale $750.00 obo!

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 09:36 AM

Honestly, if I could get a good primary and secondary with an eyepiece I'd build my own truss or tube housing for them, just to save on shipping. Meanwhile I'll continue to look at craigslist and ebay and salivate at what I can't afford. Lol, I'll get something somehow! Might just spend $20 at WALLYWORLD on some tasco binos!

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 12:16 PM

Earthbound1, check your PMs.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:53 PM

In our west Michigan astronomy clubhouse attic, we found more than couple dozen 5.5"-7.5" mirror blanks plus couple cans of grit.  Local pickup.  If you want them, let me know.


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