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#1176 Gary Esterly

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Posted 26 August 2021 - 11:45 AM

Ouch! Poor thing......


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#1177 1939Dodge

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Posted 26 August 2021 - 11:49 AM

Yup. Real shame. At least I salvaged the tripod....


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#1178 Gary Esterly

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Posted 26 August 2021 - 11:51 AM

Well, maybe the drive is still functioning.  SOMEBODY will have spare parts. 



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Posted 26 August 2021 - 12:46 PM

I don’t have the time to mess with it. When I lifted the fork, the drive dropped out of it. Someone disconnected something, so it’s anybody’s  guess.



#1180 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 07:25 AM

when I had my  very rare    LX2 (see current avatar April 86)  I did take pretty good  pictures with it   using that  piggy back  attachment I see there on the ground 

 

  it might only be worth 20 bucks if you tried to buy one   but someone with a Meade sct could use it to mount a camera   on top of their scope 

 

parts rescues are rescues just the same  good job



#1181 jrussell

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 07:55 AM

Wow, I'd be so excited and so heartbroken to have found that. Hopefully someone will bring it back to life.



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Posted 27 August 2021 - 11:12 AM

The secondary has found a new, loving home....


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#1183 deepwoods1

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 10:25 PM

Celestron 1.25" prism diagonal from a '70's C8. Compression fit. Prism has some cleaning swirls which look like coating loss. In use, no big deal, but they're there. Cost of shipping and supplies. 
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#1184 deepwoods1

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 10:31 PM

Celestron 12.5'' Illuminated Reticle Ortho eyepiece. Needs illuminator. This would have been a plug in to a box type at the time. Could use a cleaning. Cost of shipping and supplies.

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#1185 Augustus

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 11:26 PM

I have a spare Astroscan focus knob and the snap rings that hold the optical window and primary mirror in place, if anyone could use them. 


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Posted 04 September 2021 - 06:04 AM

I have one of those diagonals. It’s of decent optical quality. Way better than most of the bundled ones nowadays.
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Posted 04 September 2021 - 07:23 AM

Zane, 

 

The Astroscan focus knobs are in two varieties that will stand out against each other.

Older ones have fewer serrations.  The picture is a newer one, older is about 1/2 or less serrations.

This is my one and only Astroscan, never thought a loose knob would show up. I scavanged this Japan/Carton version to complete all the others long gone now.

This one is the sharpest and cleanest I've ever had out of a bunch and will be a permanent keeper. If someone has the older knobs and needs one knob....they should get it.

Outside of someone needing one old knob, I'd take either kind.  

 

Just a heads up on the varieties if anyone cares.

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#1188 mdowns

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 09:51 AM

I have found a few more odds and ends that I'm happy to pass on to those who might want them.Probably wont get to the PO within the next two weeks but I'll let the new owners know when I ship. First up is a group of .965 eyepieces that includes the following. 

1 25mm(?) unmarked,this is a guess but I'm thinking it might be a sheldon piece,probably a kellner

2 18mm vixen ortho

3 6mm circle z ortho

4 5mm vixen ortho

5 2x barlow,probably vixen though not sure,well made with vixen caps

 

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NOW SPOKEN FOR !


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Posted 04 September 2021 - 09:53 AM

Next up are these two adapters.one is the 36.4mm vixen and the other unknown,marked as 7004. Free of course.

 

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 09:59 AM

I found this old 8x50mm finder,cosmetically looks like roadkill but performs well.Rear focus.Seems to be a diamond syw piece.I believe its an old meade import.

 

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With apologies to Robert,here's another image of it by Mary's einstein robot

 

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And lastly,this small bag of hardware.Very sure it came from a polaris

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NOW BOTH SPOKEN FOR!


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#1191 65&Counting

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 10:53 AM

Many thanks to deepwoods1 and mdowns for the invaluable parts!!!

 

At some point the finished scopes are going to a local astro club I hope to get off the ground before I'm gone :-)))

 

And I'd be lying not to say it's great fun restoring these scopes.


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Posted 04 September 2021 - 02:40 PM

Michael,

 

Thank you for the book. It is already getting used.

 

I don't remember if my opera glasses are Russian or German. They fit in any shirt pocket. The 2.5X power is ideal for star hopping and general viewing. The pupillary distance is not adjustable but is close enough to my eyes for comfort.  These are a standard accessory for longer viewing nights. The brown holder is original and leather. Both are in excellent shape.

 

I have several books from the 19th century and shortly after the turn. The pure text books (math, physics, astronomy) have little change over the years and are quite functional now if in good shape. This has been a blast - to the past.

 

Original post is #1140.

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 08:40 AM

For your perusal - an Astroscan primary mirror, and a 114/900 primary that will fit most Tasco 11TE and other 4.5" f/8 scopes. I also have this 4.3" lens blank that's rather heavy and came with a pile of mirror blanks that I figure I'd put up here in case someone might want it.

 

These are able to fit in flat rate Priority Mail envelopes, so shipping in most of the US is 8 bucks and international isn't too expensive.

 

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 09:12 AM

The 114/900 has found a home. That was quick.


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Posted 13 September 2021 - 09:49 AM

Astroscan knobs have found a home.


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Posted 17 September 2021 - 08:35 AM

The adapters,eyepieces,finder and polaris hardware have all shipped.


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Posted 17 September 2021 - 12:47 PM

Hi all,

 

As planned, I took my $6.99 Sears Discoverer 3-4451 Goodwill deal scope to Maine on vacation with me and then left it there for the house's owners and other renters to enjoy throughout the year. However, the tray light came home with me, as (1) it isn't that much use to the people who presumably will be using the scope, and (2) even if it were, it doesn't work.

 

So if anyone here has the interest/skills to fix it and needs it to finish out an incomplete kit of your own, I would love for you to have it for the cost of shipping. No flippers, please, although it is fine if you are trying to complete a kit you will ultimately sell. I just don't want to see it for sale next week on the classifieds as my intent is to help out someone who actually needs it.

 

As for the light, it is in pretty good cosmetic condition. No rust and just a few small dings on the paint. The main problems seem to be that someone let the battery corrode inside it and I believe it may need to be rewired. It also needs a new bulb.

 

If you would like this, please contact me by PM.

 

Best,

 

Marcy

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:23 PM

The tray light is spoken for. Thanks.
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Posted Yesterday, 03:14 PM

Hey folks, a while ago I received this extra flange with a used Moonlight focuser. I bought the focuser for my 8" Edge, so this one, for an 11" Edge, is superfluous. It's a nice big hunk of metal with an 82mm threaded connection- maybe one of you ATMers might have a use for it? Just asking for cost of shipping. Cheers! 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:08 PM

The flange has found a new home :)


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