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#876 mattyfatz

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 11:32 PM

Good Stuff Terra! I’m not surprised it’s going so fast!
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#877 Kuklamu2

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:17 AM

I just bought a Lafayette F-342 scope on EBay. I am a novice stargazer and was reading about my scope on CN. I was lucky to come across a thread from Badback who had a PDF on my scope. I requested a copy which he sent me. Thank you Badback for the PDF on my Lafayette for free. Your knowledge and kindness is much appreciated.
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#878 Kuklamu2

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:41 AM

I just bought a Lafayette F-342 scope on EBay. I am a novice stargazer and was reading about my scope on CN. I was lucky to come across a thread from Badback who had a PDF on my scope. I requested a copy which he sent me. Thank you Badback for the PDF on my Lafayette for free. Your knowledge and kindness is much appreciated.
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#879 mountman

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:48 PM

OK.  I won't lie.

I screwed this one up.  blush.gif

This barlow came to me years ago with a few other vintage oculars (Ortho-Star's).  But it had fungus on the lens terrible bad.  In my well intentioned but overly zealous efforts to clean it, I stripped off the coatings.  Once they started to come, I simply went ahead and took them all.   Mostly...... 

The glass still refracts light, however.  tongue2.gif

There remains a bit of the coating left on the outside edges of the lens and you can still see the ghosts of the fungus patterns under the bright lights.'

But it works.

The spring loaded lens cell is adjustable along length of the draw tube for a range of magnification increases.

If there are any takers, I can ship this in the CONUS for < $5 I would guess.  You'll pay actual costs.

Maybe for parts?.......

 

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#880 mountman

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:54 PM

Forgot to confirm.  1.25" barrel size on the barlow.

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#881 fjs

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:44 PM

Edit: Found new home.

Retired truck driver no longer needs travel mount/tripod. Not very classic, but it served me well.

1 Vixen Porta II that has seen it's share of abuse. It's functional, but azimuth gearing has significant backlash. I'm sure it can be adjusted out, but it's very fiddly.

Comes with ADM clamp and orginal Vixen clamp.

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Edited by fjs, 30 July 2020 - 08:19 PM.

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#882 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:00 PM

Awhile back I was the lucky recipient of a nice set of Unitron 142 tripod legs and spreader.

I'm no Unitron expert but think my 60's-70's 142 should have a wood tray.

I would like to pass the legs and spreader along to someone that needs it.

Actual shipping on you.

PM me

Russ 


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#883 Starsareus

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:09 PM

Russell, will take these for my personal use



#884 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:15 PM

Russ

i have pics of what the wooden 142 tray should look like     and I am going to try and duplicate it for my 1958 Tasco 10te  

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#885 Russell Smith

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:46 AM

The 142 legs and spreader have a new home.
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