Free To A Good Home -The Giveaway Thread-
Posted 25 July 2020 - 11:32 PM
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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:17 AM
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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:41 AM
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:48 PM
OK. I won't lie.
I screwed this one up.
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.
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?.......
Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:44 PM
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.
Edited by fjs, 30 July 2020 - 08:19 PM.
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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.
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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:46 AM
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Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:03 PM
I’m going to have to start some serious herd-culling soon, so let’s start with this: I have one of those Meade Jones-bird gizmoids, complete with equatorial mount and tripod. I have the counterweight as well, but the counterweight shaft is missing. I got it with an s&t pocket sky atlas for $20. I’m going to keep the atlas, but anyone willing to come pick the scope up can have it.
as I clean my shop more than it currently is, I’ll take pix and post them, though these things are common enough that I’m sure you know what it looks like. It’s in decent condition. I even riddled with the ota a couple times to see if I could make it useful. The big problem with the jones birds is t the concept, it’s that ridiculous plastic focuser. If someone could make a new metal focuser that holds collimation with the rest of the ota, it might be a decent scope. I was going to do that, but won’t have time with all the other projects I have
so, come get it!
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Posted 11 August 2020 - 09:37 AM
Tim, see if a 3/8"-16 bolt will thread into the counterweight shaft receiver. I have a few EQ-1 and EQ-2 mounts with that thread for the counterweight shaft- not metric for some reason. If that's what it is, a long carriage bolt with the head cut-off will make a dandy counterweight shaft.
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Posted 11 August 2020 - 10:49 AM
I'll look at that. But if I make a shaft for it, my price would have to double!
Double or nothing!
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Posted 15 August 2020 - 05:07 PM
Meade 8" RG bare tube with end rings, pickup only in Stamford CT. Needs a repaint.
Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:27 PM
Would you be willing to ship just the rings to me? I'd be happy to pay for shipping.
Posted 24 August 2020 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 25 August 2020 - 12:56 PM
I have two simple dollies for telescope mobility that I’d like to get out of my garage. Free to someone willing to come get them. Shipping would be more that the materials cost to make a new one.
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Posted 28 August 2020 - 07:01 PM
Blemished - Explore Scientific 2" Field Flattener - FFEDAPO-01
Don't know how it happened, but opened the box and there was the damage.
NOTE: The M48 x 0.75mm internal threads are not good (Bad from ES) Will only thread 1.25 turns onto a good M48 x 0.75mm thread.
There is a blemish in the coating. Might affect a large sensor, might be ok with a small sensor.
I don't know how much to ship at the moment, but I guess around $10-12. You'll have to be patient because of the weather here in south Louisiana. Might be a couple days to get to the PO. PayPal only. CONUS only.
First PM gets it.
Cheers and CS!
Posted 29 August 2020 - 09:35 AM
In a similar vein, here is a vintage Japanese-made 0.5X focal reducer/wide field adapter that was sold with a 1.25” prism SCT diagonal as part of the Celestron Wide Field Kit during the days of the orange-tube fork mounted C8s (1970s and ‘80s). It was made by Vixen. It has standard T-threads.
Ten or twelve bucks ought to cover the shipping, paypal fee, and my time and trip to the Post Office. Item will be mailed, (USPS, CONUS ONLY!
Posted 29 August 2020 - 03:01 PM
Gone to a new home!
Solar projector from an old Sears 60mm refractor (Discoverer, I believe). The scope was a later blue tube but in styrofoam and cardboard, not wood (1970s I think). Projector looks similar to others from the same period. It's unused and very clean for its age, and could complete a collectors or display set. You cover shipping - $14 (the rod requires a long box).
Edited by dusty99, 30 August 2020 - 09:53 AM.
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:17 PM
I have an old blue tube Meade 60mm f/11.7 optical tube, complete with finder and diagonal, but no eyepieces. It was, in fact, Made In Japan! Model 226. Free to a new home, preferably in Seattle area so I don't have to ship. It's in pretty good shape. Too lazy to take a photo, if someone is actually interested I will. I could use it but it would just look too silly on my AP Mach 1 mount.
Edited by jeff.bottman, 04 September 2020 - 06:18 PM.
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Posted 05 September 2020 - 11:54 AM
Milben 40mm tabletop scope. 5mm clam chip on the edge of the objective.
Free to you if you cover the shipping. PM me if you want it.
*** please be patient with my reply as I’m in spotty cell coverage at the moment***
***** earliest I can ship is Wednesday **** 9/9
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