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#901 CharlieB

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:44 PM

Trying to thin the herd a bit.  I have three 152x version Tasco 60/910 and I need to get rid of one.  It's in very good shape and complete, except for the original eyepieces.  If you need some, I will toss in a set of .965" from a Monolux.  

 

Please, I really can't ship this, so local pickup only in south-central NH.  If you want to drive further, that is up to you.  All I ask is that you pass the scope on to someone else when the time comes.  Which means please don't flip this.

 

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#902 Littlegreenman

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 02:25 PM

Small mostly plastic focuser. I'm fairly naive about things ATM and Newtonians. It looks like it fits an 80-ish mm tube, but could be 70? to 100mm?.

Works.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 02:26 PM

Another view from above. I have a couple more pics I can email

 

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:23 PM

Hello,

I have an old meade(i think) tripod that someone could have. it is big and heavy but solid as a rock

I live in south central Pa

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:19 AM

Telrad - got it with a used scope I purchased and want to move it on to someone who will use it.  There is a spot on the mirror, but it does not seem to impact with the nighttime image and should work for it's intended purpose.

 

Free - you pay for shipping and PP fees.  Probably under $10, for continental US, but if you send me a zip code I will do the math for you.

 

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:58 AM

Hey John,

 

I'd love that if you still have it.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:22 PM

The Telrad has a new home - Thanks for all of the responses

 

John



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:52 PM

I'm not sure if there will be any interest in this, but if someone has a vintage 60mm x 900mm scope with a busted lens, this might be your free ticket to get get it functional again. The cell is included with a double lens design.  It has no chips, and is in good condition.

 

In the last 18 months I have torn down a few scopes for parts, and have several spare 60mm objectives. this one came out of a Meade 60mm x 900mm 289M. If you can use it, its yours.

 

I will ship USPS, from 60532 and only charge actual shipping costs to your location. Priority is preferred as it will have tracking and insurance. Figure 1-2 pounds in a 6x6x6" box. (probably just one pound, but I will send you exact quote once its packaged up. It will not be more than two pounds..

 

You can figure your shipping cost at this link:

https://postcalc.usps.com/

 

It should fit any 60mm x 900mm towa lens cell, as that is what I replaced it with.

 

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Note: I can also include the associated dew shield if you also need that part.

 

I'm not offering anything fancy, but maybe someone out there can use it. If there is any interest in this one, I will list another.


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:09 AM

^ Is the cell plastic? Is there a plastic spacer ring instead of three aluminum tabs? Both look affirmative to me. If so, I think it’s Jingua/Chinese, not Towa. That’s who made millions of Meade bargain refractors over the past twenty years.



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:00 PM

It is a plastic cell housing with glass lenses from a Meade 289M,



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 01:51 PM

It is a plastic cell housing with glass lenses from a Meade 289M,

I think it’s Jingua in that case.



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:08 PM

More free stuff - you pay shipping

 

2 worm wheels - I do not have the worm gears. 4-1/4" OD, 48 teeth, gear portion 3/4" thick, overall 1-3/4" thick with hole for 1-1/8". I do not know what they were for, but they were in a box of parts that came with one of my big scopes.
Gear selector? I took the motor off. You turn the knob and a different wheel comes to the front. There are 9 different ones, of course they range from fast to slow. I thought of using it to vary speeds for tracking, but found another way.
Any or all the above is FREE, you pay shipping.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:33 PM

Three classic mount heads.  Free for the cost of shipping.  Must take all three.  Vixen Polaris, Carton, and Towa EQ2.  Polaris includes the hard to find threaded counterweight.  None are complete and all need something, either missing parts or busted bits.  See pics.  Shipping from central New Hampshire, 03226.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:44 PM

Two 60mm vintage table top mounts.  Free for the cost of shipping.  Shipping from central New Hampshire 03226.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 04:17 PM

I was going to donate a few microscope eyepieces to a guy that just received an old Towa, but it turns out he lives in Spain. I know zilch about shipping, can someone with a little experience weigh in on whether it can be done for a reasonable amount. The UPS site is a jumble to me.



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:10 PM

The three classic mount heads are spoken for.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 06:08 PM

I was going to donate a few microscope eyepieces to a guy that just received an old Towa, but it turns out he lives in Spain. I know zilch about shipping, can someone with a little experience weigh in on whether it can be done for a reasonable amount. The UPS site is a jumble to me.

UPS is very expensive for international shipping. The USPS is far, far more reasonable. Go with Priority Mail International. For a small package it should be quite reasonable.
 

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 06:22 PM

I was going to donate a few microscope eyepieces to a guy that just received an old Towa, but it turns out he lives in Spain. I know zilch about shipping, can someone with a little experience weigh in on whether it can be done for a reasonable amount. The UPS site is a jumble to me.

Would second trying USPS. Depending on the weight you might be able to ship fairly cheaply - all things considered. A 2 pound box will be around $24 it looks like. You can check out a site called PirateShip for cheaper USPS prices too, it's my go-to for the cheapest USPS shipping prices. 


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Posted 28 September 2020 - 07:36 PM

UPS is very expensive for international shipping. The USPS is far, far more reasonable. Go with Priority Mail International. For a small package it should be quite reasonable.

https://www.usps.com...ternational.htm

 

UPS is very expensive for international shipping. The USPS is far, far more reasonable. Go with Priority Mail International. For a small package it should be quite reasonable.
 

https://www.usps.com...ternational.htm

 

 

Would second trying USPS. Depending on the weight you might be able to ship fairly cheaply - all things considered. A 2 pound box will be around $24 it looks like. You can check out a site called PirateShip for cheaper USPS prices too, it's my go-to for the cheapest USPS shipping prices. 

Sorry about the garbled quotes. Thanks, if the shipping costs can be contained maybe I can help him out. If not so be it. 



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 07:44 PM

DouglasPaul.
If you feel it a good cause.
I will kick in a few bucks postage.
No worries
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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:27 PM

DouglasPaul.
If you feel it a good cause.
I will kick in a few bucks postage.
No worries

Ditto. 


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Posted Yesterday, 07:37 PM

DouglasPaul.
If you feel it a good cause.
I will kick in a few bucks postage.
No worries

 

Ditto. 

Thanks guys. I'm waiting on an address and hoping it won't be too much. Someone from CN is coming over Saturday to help me with my Coulter so I kind of feel like I should send them off to pay it forward so to speak.


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Posted Today, 07:37 AM

The 60mm vintage tabletop mounts have been taken.


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