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#1201 Augustus

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 04:41 PM

EQ head for many 114/900 Newtonians and probably 114mm Bird-Jones scopes. Comes with tripod hub and counterweight + shaft.

 

EDIT: It has found a home

 

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 10:40 AM

Offering up this spider and secondary mirror.

3"× 2 1/8" approx and 12" approx inside diameter.

You can see a tiny chip in the photos. 

I can remove the mirror and it all fits in a medium flat rate box.

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#1203 Russell Smith

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 11:01 AM

Spider and secondary are gone.

Thanks

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 10:31 AM

Broken Sky-Watcher 80mmED focuser (same focuser as other Synta scopes). Some screws are worn and can't be taken out with standard methods. The teflon(?) under the bearing is gone...

I seriously doubt someone can repair it (although my DIY abilities are not stellar...).

If somebody wants to tinker with it, or just take advantage of the diagonal and locking ring, it's yours. Local pickup or shipped anywhere in the US at your cost.

 

Edit: it found a home.

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 12:09 PM

For the Edmund / Jaegers Nutz - Over-sized Finder Bracket:

 

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As promised, I put the Asahi Finder on my Jaegers 50, so this bracket is available.  And, I even have a small box for shipping -- now, that is uncommon!

 

(I also have some other old astro-stuff in the shed, but I don't know what if anything is worth shipping.  If you're looking for some old Japanese widget, POST about it.  One of us Old Folks may have it.)


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:52 PM

(I also have some other old astro-stuff in the shed, but I don't know what if anything is worth shipping.  If you're looking for some old Japanese widget, POST about it.  One of us Old Folks may have it.)

I could use an objective (locking?) screw for a 1966 7te-5.  Of the three pairs of tall/flush screws, I'm missing a tall one.  I'm under the impression that it's an old no-longer made weird Japanese threading.  I'm reluctant to remove any of the remaining screws, since the lens appears to be adjusted pretty spot on.   (of course, if someone knows the size or where I could find one, that helps as well!)

 

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Thanks!


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 04:29 AM

I don't know if anyone would be interested in this. It is an set of forks that comes from an LX6 I think? Anyways, this is FOR PARTS only. Some of the interior circuitry has been removed. The tangent arms all look good. Motor is still in there I think. Anyways.. it might come in handy if you need something for an LX series fork mount. Please be aware shipping is heavy. I am in NY state.  Here is a photo:

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:39 PM

I could use an objective (locking?) screw for a 1966 7te-5.  Of the three pairs of tall/flush screws, I'm missing a tall one.  I'm under the impression that it's an old no-longer made weird Japanese threading.  I'm reluctant to remove any of the remaining screws, since the lens appears to be adjusted pretty spot on.   (of course, if someone knows the size or where I could find one, that helps as well!)

 

IMG: https://www.cloudyni...668_1245145.jpg

 

Thanks!

 


 

I could use an objective (locking?) screw for a 1966 7te-5.  Of the three pairs of tall/flush screws, I'm missing a tall one.  I'm under the impression that it's an old no-longer made weird Japanese threading.  I'm reluctant to remove any of the remaining screws, since the lens appears to be adjusted pretty spot on.   (of course, if someone knows the size or where I could find one, that helps as well!)

 

IMG: https://www.cloudyni...668_1245145.jpg

 

Thanks!

So you have a screw loose... or... uh... missing, eh?

 

Take your pick and anyone else with a similar "problem" these are yours for the asking.

 

PM your address and I'll take care of the rest 

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:59 PM

Sometime in the not too distant past someone in some thread was asking for some control cables for a 60mm X 700mm  Manon or Bushnell or Mayflower ? alt/az. mount. I lost track of the post and didn't pay attention to who made the post. If you are still in need, I have this...

 

There isn't a set screw and I've looked through my pile of parts and couldn't find a match. Maybe cobble something? If you are still looking, it's yours. 

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 02:59 PM

I have lots of stuff I'm looking to get out of my shed, no pictures as of right now:

 

0.946" focuser w/small square secondary and stalk - seems to be from a Criterion 4" Dynascope

 

Criterion 4" Dynascope tripod legs/hub

 

2 sets of tripod legs for EQ1-class mounts (wooden)

 

2 sets of tripod legs for EQ3-class mounts (aluminum)

 

Celestron Super C8 tripod with broken leg latch

 

Tuthill gold isostatic tripod

 

6x30 white finder body with bracket, no objective, takes 0.965" eyepieces

 

Sometime in the not too distant past someone in some thread was asking for some control cables for a 60mm X 700mm  Manon or Bushnell or Mayflower ? alt/az. mount. I lost track of the post and didn't pay attention to who made the post. If you are still in need, I have this...

 

There isn't a set screw and I've looked through my pile of parts and couldn't find a match. Maybe cobble something? If you are still looking, it's yours. 

I have one of these as well, with a set screw, if anyone needs one.


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Posted 29 September 2021 - 03:48 PM

Is the Tuthill metal (do not want) or wood (want)?



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Posted 30 September 2021 - 09:48 AM

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Really odd,old set of ? I use to buy up anything that looked scope related at flea markets,auctions and ebay.I got this little set some years back and might have even posted here at some point trying to figure out what these are.Barrel diameters are significantly less than .965.When you hold a piece up to your eye there is no circle view,but rather a small rectangle fov.They do work like a jewelers loupe and focus on things about 2" away(see photo in following post).I held a 35mm objective up and could reach focus while holding one of these,looked like nearly zero mag in that arrangement.Anyway,if you want these oddballs they are yours for the asking.

 

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Posted 30 September 2021 - 09:49 AM

the view through one of the above while looking at another

 

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Posted 30 September 2021 - 10:28 AM

Those look like microscope parts and the size sounds right too, 23mm / .905"

 

Or possibly some kind of magnifier / loupe parts.


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 10:43 AM

These are actually smaller diameter(I believe) than any microscope eyepiece I've had(none on hand to confirm).Of course,every micro eyepiece like the telescope pieces presents a circular fov instead of these with their very limited,small rectangular fov. You're very right,some kind of magnifier.


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 11:07 AM

Yeah the rectangular field is really weird


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 11:40 AM

Possible lenses to a movie projector?


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 02:41 PM

So you have a screw loose... or... uh... missing, eh?

Personally, yes.  Many probably.   

But also so does this scope.

 

PM returned, thanks strdst!
 



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Posted 01 October 2021 - 03:59 PM

Free for shipping... That craptastic-plastic GSO 8x50 RA Finder (seen here on the Kenko 125C):

 

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Includes the Bracket.  And, I may have a compatible foot.  I modified the screws, so they'll hold it in place.  Tube has scratches, but no dents, and the "glass" is fungus-free.  Has both dust caps, too.

 

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I'm thinking about giving away that Carton 60B -- but I don't know if it's worth shipping...

 

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I got the Asahi Finder, and that's all I really wanted...


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Posted 03 October 2021 - 07:47 AM

Hey there bob. I was looking at the above post and was wondering if you think that carton 60B would make a good guidescope for a c8 with that long focal length. If I could find it a set of rings I bet it would. What do you think?


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Posted 03 October 2021 - 08:04 AM

 

Hey there bob. I was looking at the above post and was wondering if you think that carton 60B would make a good guidescope for a c8 with that long focal length. If I could find it a set of rings I bet it would. What do you think?

Guidescope as in with a guide camera, using the C8 at native focal length for imaging?  Maybe.   The focal length is ok to give you an appropriate image scale, depending on your cameras.

 

I think the issue might be getting a camera mounted to the Carton in a way that doesn't kill the field of view too much to get a useful star field for guiding.  Also maybe mounting that long plastic tube securely enough that there isn't too much flex.  Also that the structure of the Carton, especially the focuser, is stiff enough that it doesn't flex under the weight of the camera.

 

Personally I'd go with an OAG instead.  Even a cheap used one would probably be less hassle.

 

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(based on my experience putting together a guidescope for my 102mm/1000mm refractor and my C9.25 with an old finder scope and scopestuff parts.)


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 10:04 AM

I am looking for an offset finder scope bracket that has a flat base with four mounting holes in a 26mm x 32mm rectangle pattern and holds the finder off to the side of the OTA.

 

Just like this Cometron has:

 

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I found an inexpensive 2" focuser for my Orion/Vixen 102M and it has this same bolt pattern on the top but no dovetail saddle.  It think it's a Celestron/Vixen focuser from a scope with the same tube diameter.  It works great but I really need a finderscope.  I'm using a Rigel right now and I like it but I'd like a proper finder with a reticle too.

 

Alternatively I could use an offset finder bracket with a dovetail foot and I can mount a dovetail shoe on the focuser, but it's not as clean of an install.

 

Ideally I'd like to use my vintage Celestron/Vixen 8x50 Polaris finder (53mm tube diameter).

 

 


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 01:27 PM

Hey there bob. I was looking at the above post and was wondering if you think that carton 60B would make a good guidescope for a c8 with that long focal length. If I could find it a set of rings I bet it would. What do you think?

With all the plastic, mine is light enough to make a good Guide Scope for traditional use -- diagonal + reticle eyepiece.  One of Bill's .965" Meade MA 40mm units (at Telescope Warehouse) would give 20x; and, the scope does OK enough at low power.

 

FYI:  I found a use for the near-mint AZ Mount & Wood Tripod...  the goofy tube clamp on my 1950s ATLAS 60x800 is a perfect fit, so now this (Cranberry) Oddball is on display -- will post some pix later...


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 05:48 PM

 

 

So you have a screw loose... or... uh... missing, eh?

 

Take your pick and anyone else with a similar "problem" these are yours for the asking.

 

PM your address and I'll take care of the rest 

 

Screw received! Thanks!

 

This will make a 7TE-5 OTA complete, collimatable, and thus suitable to give away to a student.

 

Chip W. 


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 10:26 PM

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Really odd,old set of ? I use to buy up anything that looked scope related at flea markets,auctions and ebay.I got this little set some years back and might have even posted here at some point trying to figure out what these are.Barrel diameters are significantly less than .965.When you hold a piece up to your eye there is no circle view,but rather a small rectangle fov.They do work like a jewelers loupe and focus on things about 2" away(see photo in following post).I held a 35mm objective up and could reach focus while holding one of these,looked like nearly zero mag in that arrangement.Anyway,if you want these oddballs they are yours for the asking.

I'm definitely interested in them if you still have them. I collect microscopes, and it they don't fit I can make adapters.




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