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#951 jim kuhns

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 01:46 PM

I have TWO sky commanders that was given to me. One works but shuts off after a while. Wires have been solder.

I expect a loss connecting.

The second one does not work at all. Maybe you can figure out the problem.

Both is  missing the little white screws that hold the covers on.

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 01:22 PM

The two sky commanders have a new home.

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 11:12 AM

The Meade AC-DC clock drive corrector does power up Comes with power cord and Toggle.

On the bottom of the box, Sidereal Electronics. Skyline drive MT. Wilson California.

The AC-DC converter not sure if it works On bottom of box. Model # 2351, serial #4946. O.I.E.C. title IVB.

Pm me . thanks

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#954 jim kuhns

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 05:15 PM

Both pieces have a new home.
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#955 jim kuhns

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 12:54 PM

old school finder scope rings. 2 3/8" OD. 5 1/2" high. PM me. having trouble down loading the
picture for some reason. have never had this problem.

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 10:25 AM

the finder scope rings a no longer available.
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Posted 08 December 2020 - 07:14 PM

Hi folks, I've been a happy CN reader for many years, but have never actually posted.  For my very first post, I'd like to give back to the community.

 

I have a Merry Christmas present for a fan of classic Edmund Scientific scopes.  Free to a good home -- the 4-1/4" f/10 reflector!  Red, of course.  I got this, I think around 1977 or so, saved up for it from odd jobs for about half a year (seems like forever when you're a young 7th grader!), I couldn't even wait to save the extra $10 or $20 for the clock drive, and never did get one.  Oh well.

 

Here it is, over 40 years later, I've always hoped to pass it down to someone in the next generation, but could never find a niece or nephew or friend's kid who was interested.

 

Still the original coatings on the primary and single-stalk secondary, but it still gives a pretty good image.  They're currently VERY dusty, I'll let the new happy owner handle the cleaning.  There's a good amount of scratches in the paint and even some rust showing through on the mount in many places, but what can ya do.

 

I'm sorry I can't offer you the 28mm RKE that came with it, that's still my favorite eyepiece I've ever owned, and I'm keeping it!  :-)

 

I'm in the SF Bay Area (Los Altos), if you'd like to come take a look and/or pick it up.  Or I often travel between here and Pismo Beach on 101 and I can meet you anywhere reasonably close in between.

 

Here's a link to more higher-res photos: https://photos.app.g...Wo9Cb7mZBEtZnVA

 

PM me if you're interested.  I don't get on here as often as I'd like, so if I don't answer right away, give me a day or two.

 

 

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Merry Christmas!
-Dan


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Posted 08 December 2020 - 08:36 PM

Hi folks, I've been a happy CN reader for many years, but have never actually posted. For my very first post, I'd like to give back to the community.

I have a Merry Christmas present for a fan of classic Edmund Scientific scopes. Free to a good home --


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Merry Christmas!
-Dan




It's a great thing to do Dan. I hope you get it somewhere great.
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Posted 08 December 2020 - 08:50 PM

I have found that the second best feeling is getting a telescope. The first best feeling is giving one away to someone who appreciates it!

Merry Christmas!


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Posted 13 December 2020 - 10:17 PM

Here are a couple of "Series 500" Plossl oculars (25mm and 40mm) that served me well when I rekindled my passion full-time in amateur astronomy back in 1999. Until I got my improved eyepiece collection, these boys were great performers for visual, as well as via afocal astrophotography on my Cosmos 4.5" Newt. Though they are not high-end by no stretch of the imagination, they actually render pretty good images.

 

Free and great for the budding amateur and for outreach. Please PM me if interested. Photos are shown below.

 

Thanks,

Mel

I would like them as I only have one set of eyepieces and two scopes.

 

I am in Phoenix AZ.

 

Rich



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Posted 13 December 2020 - 10:37 PM

I would like them as I only have one set of eyepieces and two scopes.

 

I am in Phoenix AZ.

 

Rich

Wow. Good luck. They were posted as free here four and a half years ago.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:19 AM

Wow. Good luck. They were posted as free here four and a half years ago.


I made this same mistake when I first used the mobile version. It takes you to the beginning of each forum string.
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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:38 AM

I made this same mistake when I first used the mobile version. It takes you to the beginning of each forum string.

That’s just one of several reasons why I use the full version on both my iPad and my iPhone.



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Posted 14 December 2020 - 03:28 PM

I made this same mistake when I first used the mobile version. It takes you to the beginning of each forum string.

And one of innumerable reasons why I refuse to let my "smart"-phone think that it's a computer (or a camera)... or can be a viable replacement for my 27" monitor.  biggrin.png


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 05:19 PM

Interesting discussion - I've had this with my wife several times when she's telling me such and such (that I know is so) isn't because she can't pull it up on her 'smartphone' while I'm clearly looking at it (date stamp correct) on my decktop I couldn't get by without.

 

Fascinating the difference in phone apps vs desktop programs & how different they can display things.

 

Date stamps very important - I'd love to move to the Tucson area with my scopes but worry about water/congestion issues - you can search about (potential) water shortages and get a formal looking document that says everything is fine out to 2050 - until you see it's marked 2006 or 2008. Then refine and suddenly Lake Meade and potential drastic measures pops up in 2020. Not reassuring.

 

I think I waited too long to help congest it :-(


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Posted 24 December 2020 - 12:59 PM

Hi,

 

Have two of those reticle glass. I received three and only used one to make a reticle eyepiece.

If someone have any project/use for it I'm keen to put it in an envelope and mail to you for free.

 

Antonio


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Posted 24 December 2020 - 01:29 PM

Hi,

 

Have two of those reticle glass. I received three and only used one to make a reticle eyepiece.

If someone have any project/use for it I'm keen to put it in an envelope and mail to you for free.

 

Antonio

PM sent!



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Posted 24 December 2020 - 01:35 PM

Hi,

 

Have two of those reticle glass. I received three and only used one to make a reticle eyepiece.

If someone have any project/use for it I'm keen to put it in an envelope and mail to you for free.

 

Antonio

One gone, still one to go!

 

Antonio


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Posted 24 December 2020 - 01:58 PM

Hi,

 

Have two of those reticle glass. I received three and only used one to make a reticle eyepiece.

If someone have any project/use for it I'm keen to put it in an envelope and mail to you for free.

 

Antonio

Both gone!

 

Antonio


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 03:45 PM

10" vintage Newt OTA that somebody built a pretty decent Dob mount for. No optics or focuser but does have a 50mm finder with a rather large clamshell chip. OTA is about 6 feet long.

 

Pickup only in Stamford, CT.

 

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 02:55 PM

The mount has found a home. The bare OTA hasn't, however, and I remembered that I have a 4' long OTA intended for an 8" also made out of fiberglass that I am looking to get rid of, so that's available as well.



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 11:53 PM

I have a Merry Christmas present for a fan of classic Edmund Scientific scopes.  Free to a good home -- the 4-1/4" f/10 reflector!  Red, of course. 

Happily, the 4-1/4" Edmund reflector has found a new home.  Turns out someone just around the corner on the next block could put it to good use.  Happy New Year, everyone.


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 12:57 PM

Solar eyepiece filters are dangerous!...unless you're talking a different setup than I get from your post. One crack in the intense focused heat and it's Blind City. Be careful.

 

I had one that came with a Tasco 60mm I owned back in the 60's, but I don't think they make them anymore. But if you're talking about a different solar filter, the...nevermind.



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Posted 06 January 2021 - 12:58 PM

Solar eyepiece filters are dangerous!...unless you're talking a different setup than I get from your post. One crack in the intense focused heat and it's Blind City. Be careful.

 

I had one that came with a Tasco 60mm I owned back in the 60's, but I don't think they make them anymore. But if you're talking about a different solar filter, the...nevermind.

He's looking for a bracket that attaches to the drawtube that holds a projection screen for solar viewing, not just a filter.

 

Numbers 11, 18, and 19 on this photo from my Jason 313 manual.  I am looking for one too.

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 01:08 PM

I sit corrected! Thanks.


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