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#1376 pbealo

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 12:55 PM

A little something for you Pentax folks out there.

 

40mm 30X Pentax spotting scope on alt-az mount. Can't point straight up! Focus is by sliding eyepiece.

 

You pay shipping costs. Too large for USPS Priority box I believe.

 

PM ME. I won't be looking here!!

 

US/CAN shipping only.

 

Peter

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 06:49 AM

The Vixen SP motor covers and polar scope illuminator are spoken for.


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#1378 pbealo

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 05:56 PM

A little something for you Pentax folks out there.

 

40mm 30X Pentax spotting scope on alt-az mount. Can't point straight up! Focus is by sliding eyepiece.

 

You pay shipping costs. Too large for USPS Priority box I believe.

 

PM ME. I won't be looking here!!

 

US/CAN shipping only.

 

Peter

Seems to be no interest. I'll bring it Astronomy Shoppe astro-garage-sale Saturday and give it to some kid...


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#1379 jragsdale

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 05:23 PM

I've got the mount and hub for a Vixen made Celestron Firstscope 80 AZ. It's missing the locking collar for the azimuth axis though so it doesn't lock or work slow motion in azimuth, surely someone can fab something up to resolve this. The altitude axis slow mo works great. Both slow mo knobs are great. Free + shipping.

 

*UPDATE* : SOLD!

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#1380 Kasmos

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 02:05 PM

Hello! I've got some extra reproduction manuals from Swift Refractors (Models 831, 838, 839) that I had professionally printed at a local print shop on high quality paper. They turned out awesome and I'm looking to give them away at my cost,pm me for details.

Hi Jordan,

My 839 came with a manual but it doesn't have the two pages you show. I've always wondered if they were normally bound to the manual or do they come as a loose extra insert? It look like something might have once been glued to the last page in mine. Anyway, I could use those two pages if you have extras.

 

I know my response should be in a PM but others might find the info on how those two pages were included of interest.



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Posted 01 June 2022 - 11:03 PM

I have a Meade Infinity mount/tripod that came with the 4" f/6 Meade Infinity refractor. It was workable in most cases with that scope if you observed seated with the legs retracted, and didn't try to observe near zenith , but it'd do better with smaller scopes I imagine. Attaches with a 1/4 bolt to a threaded mounting plate. Ideally for local pickup near Richmond, VA.

Meade Infinity mount

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#1382 mdowns

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Posted 17 June 2022 - 11:31 AM

Free for pick up,a mix of old binoculars.5 of the 6 made in Japan,the Wrays are an english glass.What's included

1 15x65 united,good collimation and mechanics

2 Sears discovery model,10x50 WA,good performance though missing a beauty ring

3. Sears 7x35,unusual style,lightweight,performs as it should

4 Binolux  8x25,55-60 years old and looks it,does perform well though

5 Lisenfeld  7x35,WA slightly out of collimation,has eccentric rings so pretty easy to adjust. I just can no longer do such

6 Wray 8x30  old,looks good but lots of internal mold/fogging    display piece

 

  These are only for pickup. If your in south FL or vacationing down here,drop me a message/NOW SPOKEN FOR

 

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#1383 mdowns

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Posted 17 June 2022 - 11:32 AM

One more pic showing the 15x65s alongside the 8x25s   SPOKEN FOR

 

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#1384 semlin

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Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:12 PM

that is a good selection of collectible binoculars.

 

i have a pair of those united 15x65.  i had to fully tear them down to clean and collimate them but now they are a really nice sharp binocular for the type.  

 

i also have a pair of the plastic white sears with the diopter adjustment on the objective.  i call them the james bond binoculars because they look like they would fit nicely in the lotus submarine.


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#1385 eric_zeiner

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 11:26 AM

I recently received a photo copied manual for a Sears 6339 from apfever and it is very nice.  It's not your home brewed copy as I think he said that he had them copied from the original at Kinkos.  It was done with a nice heavy weight paper and you really have to look to see that it is a copy.  As far as I know he still has two copies left and they are great for completing your classic scope kit.


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Posted 24 June 2022 - 02:12 PM

I have a Meade Infinity mount/tripod that came with the 4" f/6 Meade Infinity refractor. It was workable in most cases with that scope if you observed seated with the legs retracted, and didn't try to observe near zenith , but it'd do better with smaller scopes I imagine. Attaches with a 1/4 bolt to a threaded mounting plate. Ideally for local pickup near Richmond, VA.

Man, I would like to have that for a small Mak I have. Unfortunately, Michigan and Virginia don't meet. Is paid shipping an option?




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