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 Yesterday, 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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