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#601 mark77

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 05:45 AM

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.

If you are willing to ship them, I will pay for the shipping.

 

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#602 Jim Curry

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:46 PM

Free for the taking, Cave tube for 8" f/5 I believe.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:39 AM

Free for the taking, Cave tube for 8" f/5 I believe.

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 01:49 PM

3 Carriage bolts and 3 rods/pins

These have been taking up space in my astro-gear small parts box for years. I do not remember when or how I acquired them, probably mixed in some buy.

 

The carriage bolts are approximately 40mm long plus the head. The thread is roughly the size of a 1/4-20 bolt, but does thread in. Metric. These might fit a tiny tripod hub.

 

The three pins I have idea what they are. Since I have 3, they may have something to do with a tripod. The pin section is roughly 1/4"mm in diameter and 1 inch long, excluding the threaded part. The threaded section is about 1/8" diameter by 3/8". No idea of the thread spec.

 

Free to a good home, take one both. You can send me postage or better yet pass along some help to someone who needs it.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:24 PM

I have a Meade telestar 114mm f/8 reflector on an az mount that is free to anyone who could use it, or who knows someone who could. I can't say much about the optics, but it seems to perform reasonably well (it's not a Bird-Jones design). The az mount is sturdy enough as far as these things go, and it has slow motion controls (although I'm missing the az cable). The straight through finder is maybe a slight improvement over sighting down the tube. I can also include 26mm, 9mm, and 6.3mm 1.25" modified achromat eyepieces and a 2x Barlow.

 

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I had some really rewarding nights with this telescope as I was figuring out whether I liked observing with a scope, and for the price of a red-dot finder someone who's interested in the hobby but not in a position to spend much money could have a scope that could keep you engaged for quite a while. 

 

Available for pickup in Richmond, Virginia.


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#606 Tenacious

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

The bones of this scope make them fun to hot-rod, all the more so because yours already has a 1.25" focuser.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 05:21 PM

Original manual (in pretty good shape) for a Sears 6339-A.  PM if interested.

 

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:16 PM

Synta R&P focusers from an ST120.  These aren't "classic," but they feel that way since they've been sitting unused for so long.  One is pretty stripped, has no 2" or 1 1/4" adapter, it having been given away some time ago for a good cause, and both are likely missing at least one Teflon bearing.  The bearings could likely be handmade from a Teflon sheet if needed. The  more "complete" one has the 2" and 1 1/4" adapter, plus the  flange to adapt it to the tube of the ST120. Mostly they're just good for spare parts; I wouldn't dream of ever using them again, having equipped my old ST120 with a Crayford focuser.  I use Paypal, so I'd ask that the shipping get paid via PayPal.  Lacking that, a check is fine.  Take one (specify which), or both.

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#609 Exnihilo

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:42 PM

All  right!  The complete focuser (with ST120 flange) was taken by "tag1260".  The less complete one is still available.



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:18 PM

Original manual (in pretty good shape) for a Sears 6339-A.  PM if interested.

 

Charlie

The manual has been spoken for.

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:14 PM

Classic Pentax J60

 

This vintage 80s orphaned frac deserves a decent mount and regular use.  It's a mix of Kenko / Hino / Mizar hardware, with a flawless lens that probably came from Canon (Tak's fluorite supplier), but a below par diagonal -- not sure it's original.  IIRC, I gave its eyepieces away...

 

As usual, I want it to go to a newer Classic Scope Nut who doesn't have a 60mm refractor.  As is, it's a .965" focuser, but I think there's enough back focus for a 1.25" hybrid diagonal or an adapter tube.

 

Recipient pays shipping, which shouldn't be more than $20 in the CONUS.  I don't mind shipping international -- done the Customs stuff many times.  PM me if you're interested in this early Christmas present.

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:43 PM

J.W. You are really going to make some lucky persons Christmas for sure.


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#613 Van Do9:3

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:10 AM

J.W.,

 

PM sent. Hope you were able to receive request as our WiFi is acting up. Thank you for your consideration. 

 

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#614 Bomber Bob

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

Got your PM.

 

To keep from cluttering the thread, I won't be responding here from this point.  I'll leave the offer open until the weekend to give folks time to see it and send a message.



#615 zleonis

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:41 AM

I have a Meade telestar 114mm f/8 reflector on an az mount that is free to anyone who could use it, or who knows someone who could. I can't say much about the optics, but it seems to perform reasonably well (it's not a Bird-Jones design). The az mount is sturdy enough as far as these things go, and it has slow motion controls (although I'm missing the az cable). The straight through finder is maybe a slight improvement over sighting down the tube. I can also include 26mm, 9mm, and 6.3mm 1.25" modified achromat eyepieces and a 2x Barlow.

 

I had some really rewarding nights with this telescope as I was figuring out whether I liked observing with a scope, and for the price of a red-dot finder someone who's interested in the hobby but not in a position to spend much money could have a scope that could keep you engaged for quite a while. 

 

Available for pickup in Richmond, Virginia.

This telescope has a new home!


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:27 PM

The Pentax J60 has a new owner -- thanks to all y'all for expressing your interest.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Salvage

I have a vintage Meade 2X  telenegative (Barlow), Japan. Long style, a teensy bit over 5" long.

The optics have some scattered white spots (also tiny), and around the edge some cool looking geometric dendrites. Also white. The bare ends are moving in toward he center. They hug the edge.

No set. Bottom half is matte spun metal, not polished screw.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:41 PM

I think this is a microscope eyepiece.

Thread are 30mm. This threads-in.

Fair condition, has been stored (forgotten, actually) uncovered.

 

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#619 Exnihilo

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:27 AM

Synta R&P focusers from an ST120.  These aren't "classic," but they feel that way since they've been sitting unused for so long.  One is pretty stripped, has no 2" or 1 1/4" adapter, it having been given away some time ago for a good cause, and both are likely missing at least one Teflon bearing.  The bearings could likely be handmade from a Teflon sheet if needed. The  more "complete" one has the 2" and 1 1/4" adapter, plus the  flange to adapt it to the tube of the ST120. Mostly they're just good for spare parts; I wouldn't dream of ever using them again, having equipped my old ST120 with a Crayford focuser.  I use Paypal, so I'd ask that the shipping get paid via PayPal.  Lacking that, a check is fine.  Take one (specify which), or both.

The 2nd focuser is now also taken. Thanks everyone!

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

Just wanted to say thanks to Chuck Hards, zleonis, and Littlegreenman for helping me get started in this awesome hobby with real astronomy equipment vs the proof of concept shaving mirror crockpot scope I made last year when I could no longer bear not having one! This website and especially it's members are the BEST! All you guys and gals ROCK!!!- Chip 


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:58 AM

Scopetronix EZ-Pix Digital Camera Holder kit with instructions. Use this for afocal astrophotography (positioning and firmly holding your digital camera over the telescope eyepiece. Has an adapter/holder for larger more modern 1.25” eyepieces, plus a smaller one for smaller 1.25” Plossls and classic Volcano-tops and flat-tops.

Free for the cost of shipping (CONUS only) by USPS (Flat rate, small box = $7.90 also include PayPal fee for postage).

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM

The digital camera holder kit has a new home. smile.gif
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:33 AM

Free large, triangular vintage accessory tray such as those that accompanied 3” to 3.5” Sears Refractors such as the Sears 6339, 6344, and 6345, also the Tasco 10TE, and similar Selsi scopes, etc. It is in very good condition considering its age. It is heavy, fairly thick metal with the original black paint. The paing is in good shape, except for a couple of spots around the attachment holes that could be touched up with a smidge of Testors Black Satin.

The tray corresponds to an equilateral triangle approximately 9” on a side and the bolt holes are approximately 8” apart. It accomodates six 0.965” and 1.25” eyepieces. The 0.965” eyepieces fit in the holes, the raised rims around the holes perfectly fit the barrels of classic circle T 1.25” eyepieces. It comes with the original mounting hardware (screws, washers, and wingnuts).

New owner pays postage by USPS (CONUS only).

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:29 AM

They do look good Terra for 50 odd years old, mine I had to repaint around 3 times now


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:59 PM

They do look good Terra for 50 odd years old, mine I had to repaint around 3 times now

Thanks, yep, this one is in excellent shape with the original paint. This one is actually off of the Sears 6344 I gave my daughter. I replaced it with a black metal Vixen triangular tray which fits well, adds a little weight and rigidity, and works better with the 1.25” plossls we switched it over to, so that freed up this tray. I was thinking there was someone here in the forum that posted that they needed a tray for a larger 3” scope?

 

It’s going to a new home to become part of a Tasco 10TE restoration! Yay! :)


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