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#76 badback

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:51 AM

I now have the Halley Facts booklet offered up as a freebie by Roscoe.  :rockon:

After I received it I converted the entire contents into a PDF file.

This lovely, illustrated, 8 page, blue and white booklet, has an ad

on the back page for Binolux binoculars and Monolux telescopes.

Kinda' cool actually.

 

So...if you want your very own a freebie copy PM me.

Get em' now while they're lukewarm. :getem:

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:53 AM

Free to the right home.  If you have a Dynoscope that uses the oddball .946 eyepieces, I have this Crico set (7mm AR, 9mm AR, and 18mm H). 

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 10:55 AM

Interesting little booklet Marv.  Thanks for scanning it for us!  Man, if only I would have put my money into telescopes back then instead of clutches, transmissions, and a couple engine rebuilds!   :lol:


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#79 photiost

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 01:09 PM

Free:

 

Tripod legs and tray from a Tasco Model 14TE ..

 

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 01:10 PM

closeup:

 

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:05 PM

I now have the Halley Facts booklet offered up as a freebie by Roscoe.  :rockon:

After I received it I converted the entire contents into a PDF file.

This lovely, illustrated, 8 page, blue and white booklet, has an ad

on the back page for Binolux binoculars and Monolux telescopes.

Kinda' cool actually.

 

So...if you want your very own a freebie copy PM me.

Get em' now while they're lukewarm. :getem:

 

Thank you  Marv. Nice little informative slice of history and astronomy and well worth the price!!


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#82 C64ER

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:43 AM

I now have the Halley Facts booklet offered up as a freebie by Roscoe.  :rockon:

After I received it I converted the entire contents into a PDF file.

This lovely, illustrated, 8 page, blue and white booklet, has an ad

on the back page for Binolux binoculars and Monolux telescopes.

Kinda' cool actually.

 

So...if you want your very own a freebie copy PM me.

Get em' now while they're lukewarm. :getem:

 

Thanks for the booklet and thanks for your effort to make it available to us!

very neat reading and a nice collection to my manuals/pamphlets!


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#83 jtsenghas

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 11:53 AM

 

I now have the Halley Facts booklet offered up as a freebie by Roscoe.  :rockon:

After I received it I converted the entire contents into a PDF file.

This lovely, illustrated, 8 page, blue and white booklet, has an ad

on the back page for Binolux binoculars and Monolux telescopes.

Kinda' cool actually.

 

So...if you want your very own a freebie copy PM me.

Get em' now while they're lukewarm. :getem:

 

Thanks for the booklet and thanks for your effort to make it available to us!

very neat reading and a nice collection to my manuals/pamphlets!

 

+1 !  Got mine!


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 11:59 AM

closeup:

 

One good thing about those legs, if you are ever at a star party when things turn violent, you can alwayse use them as a club! I swear, the ones on that bow-wow I had were made out of iron pipe! :lol:


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#85 photiost

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:47 PM

 

closeup:

 

One good thing about those legs, if you are ever at a star party when things turn violent, you can alwayse use them as a club! I swear, the ones on that bow-wow I had were made out of iron pipe! :lol:

 

 

 They certainly are heavy !!  :grin:


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:05 AM

All,

 

I have a number of these little red blinking lights I got years ago and I use them to attach to my tripod legs and to mark the location of cords on the ground in the dark so people don't trip over things. There is nothing special about them, nor are they classic anything. They take two watch batteries, have a switch and blink red. I use Velcro cable ties, (included) to attach them to tripod legs and cords. I have never priced these kind of lights for astronomy as I've never needed them since I had these so I have no idea if they are even worth it for someone to pay the shipping to get them.

 

They all need new batteries and the terminals need to be cleaned up an bit on some of them. They have the words employment connection on them in white, it will come off with steel wool or something similar.

 

I have a total of 9 that I'm giving away, 3 per person (1 for each tripod leg). If you want them just pay shipping to your location, they may be able to fit in a large envelope with some bubble wrap around them. I have a postal scale at home so I can tell you what the shipping will run if you give me your address. 

 

Gordon  

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

I now have the Halley Facts booklet offered up as a freebie by Roscoe.  :rockon:

After I received it I converted the entire contents into a PDF file.

This lovely, illustrated, 8 page, blue and white booklet, has an ad

on the back page for Binolux binoculars and Monolux telescopes.

Kinda' cool actually.

 

So...if you want your very own a freebie copy PM me.

Get em' now while they're lukewarm. :getem:

Thanks for the PDF! 



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:04 PM

DSC04354-b.jpg DSC04359-b.jpg Here's a stripped OT that I have to jettison.  It's probably a phenolic resin reinforced paper tube.  It had a (thrashed) Meade focuser in it and a couple of labels at the bottom end, one of which I do not recognize.  The other is our local astro club's property label.  I donated for it to get the focuser, but that tuned out to be good for parts only.

 

Tube size is 50" long with 7-11/32" O.D. and 5/32" wall thickness.  One small chip, still in place at lower end (see pic).  Otherwise the tube is just a bunch of scuffs, scrapes, and small dings.  

 

I know tubes are expensive to ship, so this will reach someone in the ventura / santa barbara area for a pick-up deal, or I'll likely soon be sawing it up for the trash can.

 

John


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:16 PM

An old Meade focuser.  Came off the above-mentioned O-tube.  Has issues with wear on helical cuts in draw tube.  Probably OK for some parts.  Will split shipping to get it to someone who can use it.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:22 PM

I now have the Halley Facts booklet offered up as a freebie by Roscoe.  :rockon:

After I received it I converted the entire contents into a PDF file.

This lovely, illustrated, 8 page, blue and white booklet, has an ad

on the back page for Binolux binoculars and Monolux telescopes.

Kinda' cool actually.

 

So...if you want your very own a freebie copy PM me.

Get em' now while they're lukewarm. :getem:

Got my copy,  thanks for taking the time to do this.  Much appreciated.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:31 PM

Criterion focuser.  Would like to have shipping for this.  Pinion or draw tube are a bit loose.  Rack cuts have dark oxidation in spots, but cuts appear clean / crisp without damage.  Probably just needs proper clean, lube, and adjust.  DSC04416.JPG DSC04417.JPG


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:22 PM

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my initial guess would have been Fiberlite, made by Meade.  But then I saw the end.  It's cardboard, but in any case it's too thick to be a Meade tube.  

 

So my second guess would be a Cave from about 1979, when Cave wasn't able to buy Parks fiberglass tubes (he couldn't pay his bills), and Diebel wouldn't sell him any Fiberlites (part of his plan to put Cave out of business).  So Cave was experimenting.

 

-Tim.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:21 PM

 

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my initial guess would have been Fiberlite, made by Meade.  But then I saw the end.  It's cardboard, but in any case it's too thick to be a Meade tube.  

 

So my second guess would be a Cave from about 1979, when Cave wasn't able to buy Parks fiberglass tubes (he couldn't pay his bills), and Diebel wouldn't sell him any Fiberlites (part of his plan to put Cave out of business).  So Cave was experimenting.

 

-Tim.

 

Hi Tim,

Thank you for your input on that.  I should mention that I also have a 4-vane spider and a finder scope with its single stalk holder that also came off that tube.  These neither one had any identifying marks on them that I could find.  I cannot post picks, however, until this Friday earliest.  They might provide some clues (or interest as more freebies!  :))



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 06:03 PM

The dregs.  Unfortunately, the finder and bracket are already gone.  Also gone are the Meade and Criterion finders listed above.  That leaves the OTube (ugh!) and the trim ring and spider shown here.

 

The OTube trim ring inside diameter is 7-7/16" inside diameter (e.g. would fit an OTube OD that is slightly less).  Two of the 4 threaded studs on the spider are broken short - a solder job with the right bolt thread would only be worth it if it is anything classic at all, and someone needed originality.  No takers?  The tube, spider, and probably the ring will be recycled.  Thank you!

 

John

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:42 PM

I should note by now that the two focusers Meade and Criterion have been taken.  Also the 6x20 finder and bracket.  All that are left are the trim ring, spider, and O-tube.  These will likely be recycled come this weekend.  Thanks all!

John  



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:50 AM

Need some vintage eyepieces?  I'm clearing out about a dozen.  Cost to you - just the postage if you get a bunch... No PLASTIC in these!

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:51 AM

Close-up of the 1.25" EPs.  All of these are Tani volcano tops with good glass.

 

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Front:  KE40, KE25, KE9 / Back: KE40, KE25, OR12.5


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:53 AM

Close-up of the .965" EPs.  Note:  the Sun Filter is for collecting only -- DO NOT USE!!

 

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Front:  HM12.5, SR5 / Back:  R20, HM12.5, HM6

 

UPDATE --> All the .965" EPs are going to a new owner.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:26 PM

I will take all of the 1.25".. PM sent..




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