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#101 Bomber Bob

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:39 PM

Got some folks in the queue ahead of you - I'll let you know via PM.



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:05 PM

All the eyepieces are gone!  They went faster than free beer... Well, almost.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

I missed free beer????  :)


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

I missed free beer????   :)

We tried to resist drinking it all so you could get some...but as the Borg would say, resistance is futile!   :raspberry: 


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:38 PM

I missed free beer????   :)

Here in Arkansas I frequently get asked if I have an extra beer.  After informing them there is no such thing as an extra beer I always share.

 

JW just donated a nice collection of eyepieces. I have lower end stuff but am working on a way to donate some once I get it all sorted out. May involve a road trip for outreach or Goodwill.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:44 PM

Speaking of beer, some of you collectors will recognize this "beer can holder" (AKA accessory tray) from an old Tasco refractor.  I have no need for it, so if you want it you can have it for the cost of shipping.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 09:11 PM

Speaking of beer, some of you collectors will recognize this "beer can holder" (AKA accessory tray) from an old Tasco refractor.  I have no need for it, so if you want it you can have it for the cost of shipping.

PM Sent. I'll take it if still available.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 09:54 PM

BIF --> I have 2* Edmund EQ mounts.  Some bits I'm keeping, and due to the weight, it'd probably be better to part them out anyway.  I'll try to get pix up tomorrow, but if there's a part you need, just let me know.

 

Here they are:

 

Edmund GEMs S01.jpg

 

I have the bushings & knobs for the small one.  Some have been polished and are super-smooth!  No counterweights.  WYSIWYG

 

* I forgot how nice the 3rd GEM is, and it looks more period correct for the Mogey.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:30 PM

The small Edmund mount and the big setting circles are spoken for.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:34 PM

Hi JW,

How much of the big mount is available?

 

Robert


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#111 Bomber Bob

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:36 PM

Everything in the photo except the circles.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:40 PM

I think I'd like to take it off your hands if you don't mind shipping it.

I'll send you a PM.

 

Robert


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:54 PM

The two mounts have new owners.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

Vixen Polaris tripod hub with short reflector legs(not the mount!) and accessory tray,


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 05:16 PM

Vixen Polaris tripod hub and short reflector legs(not the mount!). Might have accessory tray, I'm looking...

Does it fit a modern CG-4 or CG-5 head?



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 05:52 PM

Another BB Free Bee...

 

Military Surplus 80x400 coated objective with cells.  I bought the pair (probably from a military binocular) but I only need one.  Should be easy to make a good RFT with it.

 

80x400 Objective and Cells S01.jpg 80x400 Objective and Cells S02.jpg

 

There are two brass (?) cells.  As you can see, the outer is thick & heavy!  Let me know if you want it, too.

 

(Sorry Robert, but no clams in the lens, though the coatings aren't perfect.)


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 06:40 PM

 

Vixen Polaris tripod hub and short reflector legs(not the mount!). Might have accessory tray, I'm looking...

Does it fit a modern CG-4 or CG-5 head?

 

 

Dunno. Maybe someone here does.

This help?

 

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:34 PM

New owner for the old lens.



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 05:38 PM

Anybody want a partial Tasco 93T kit??  I'm keeping the mount, but the rest looks pretty good -- it's a Towa 60mm zoomer.

 

Tasco 93T G01.jpg Tasco 93T G02.jpg Tasco 93T G03.jpg

 

The original box is in good shape - even has the clear tempter package lid.

 

***** --> Whoa!  More interest in this one than I expected! *****

 

 


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Posted 17 September 2016 - 11:47 AM

Tomorrow is packing day for the free stuff, so I can get it all shipped out on Monday / Tuesday.  I'll PM each of you with the tracking number.  The new challenge for old BB is how long I can let all the new free space go before I start filling it back up again...


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 03:21 AM

                            Think about this:

                We all look through our telescopes

                 cuz' it makes us smile. So here's

                    a few free smiles for everyone.

                              Pass em' around.

                           :) ;) :D :grin: :p :crazy: :smirk:

 

                      Just some free thoughts :meditate:


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:00 PM

                            Think about this:

                We all look through our telescopes

                 cuz' it makes us smile. So here's

                    a few free smiles for everyone.

                              Pass em' around.

                           :) ;) :D :grin: :p :crazy: :smirk:

 

                      Just some free thoughts :meditate:

Thanks!



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:10 AM

Hi All,

 

Been away for a bit and just wanted to say that 6 of the red lights I offered are gone.

 

Gordon



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:26 AM

Here is a give away close to my heart but too far away from my soul. I really thought this telescope would be the ticket to my understanding of the Universe but too many little issues and problems that detract from the pleasure of being dumbfounded on a clear night. Why is the dumb bell nebula 3D? It is until the focuser slides back under the gravitational pull of a good ep and diagonal often unfocused. Then the visual back falls off the focus mechanism onto the porch floor! Telescope csme with 4 objective spacers which is OK, but so wrong, I get them reduced to 3 and the view is all green and red or green and blue, can't remember but pretty colorful.Yikes! I've tried a few combinations of spacer thickness to get this lens up to par but haven't found a sweet spot yet So...

 

I will keep the mount and tripod to mount my TAK on. Looks like a perfect fit. That leaves the Tinsley OTA, messed up visual back... JB WELD will fix visual back, 9 X 50 finder not Tinsley Tinsley objective lens with some scratches. I think there is a lot of room for improvement. It is free. after all.

 

 Really if you think you want a project let me know, This will be a project with some potential., real or historical. Might just work out for the right person. 

 

 

k.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 08:38 AM

Here is a give away close to my heart but too far away from my soul. I really thought this telescope would be the ticket to my understanding of the Universe but too many little issues and problems that detract from the pleasure of being dumbfounded on a clear night. Why is the dumb bell nebula 3D? It is until the focuser slides back under the gravitational pull of a good ep and diagonal often unfocused. Then the visual back falls off the focus mechanism onto the porch floor! Telescope comes with 4 objective spacers which is OK, but so wrong, I get them reduced to 3 and the view is all green and red or green and blue, can't remember but so wrong! Yikes! I've tried a few combinations to make this Tinsley Great Again  but have failed. So...

 

I will keep the mount and tripod to mount my TAK on. Looks like a perfect fit. That leaves the Tinsley OTA, messed up visual back... JB WELD will fix visual back, 9 X 50 finder not Tinsley Tinsley objective lens with some scratches. I think there is a lot of room for improvement. It is free. after all.

 

 

The Tinsley OTA has a new home. 

 

:)

 

k.


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