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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:10 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I'm locking the old thread but will keep in on for a couple of days.
There are some new rules. Please read.

1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.

2) Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying sell for someone else. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post your own ads in the Swap & Shop forum or the Cloudy Nights Classifieds.

3) Do not post photos from ads, this is a TOS violation. If you must have some reference to a photo in the post, post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

4) Do not post the entire ad text, or large blocks of it, without permission from the author.

5) Concentrate on the item for sale, and not the seller.

6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.

Here's an example of a good post:
4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

Poor post:
4" telescope. LINK

7) Please post a live link to the item. Do not post "PM me for link". We realize that this is an honest attempt to prevent non-CN member flippers from finding the posts, but most of the hard-core flippers are CN members already. Flippers look for bargains, they won't be outbidding you at top-dollar because they won't make any money on the item. Most of the time you are outbid, it is by a fellow Classics CN member.

8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.

9) Short discussions can take place about the items listed. When quoting a post, edit the quoted post to include only the part you are replying to. Do not quote an entire string of replies. If not quoting, make a note of what your reply pertains to, so others won't misinterpret your reply. Please keep these discussions limited to the actual items posted. If the discussion becomes protracted or the noise level gets too high, these posts will be moved to a new thread. Further comments on the item should then be made in the new thread.

10) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.

Posts that do not follow these posting guidelines or are for items not appropriate for this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.
Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.


 

#2 starman876

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:13 PM

http://www.astromart...ified_id=933046

 

100mm seiko  or Unitron

 

$5300.  me thinks a bit much.


 

#3 vintageoptics

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:55 PM

Zeiss solar filters? Probably not, but just in case here's the link for all of you Zeissophiles:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...lgAAOSwal5YKLlF


 

#4 rolo

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:42 PM

8" Starfinder  EQ

 

 

8.8mm Meade Ultrawide

 

Vintage Sans and Streiffe 15X-45X40mm

 

 

Meade Series 1 orthos


 

#5 rolo

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:47 PM

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8


 

#6 CHASLX200

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:23 AM

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8

No holes in the forks on any of them.


 

#7 bob midiri

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:09 AM

 

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8

No holes in the forks on any of them.

 

Buy a drill LOL


 

#8 starman876

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:03 AM

http://www.cloudynig...ron-145-system/

 

145 unitron with issues $2900

 

the plastic knobs makes me wonder about the claim to 1958 date.


Edited by starman876, 16 November 2016 - 09:06 AM.

 

#9 Joe1950

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:37 PM

Aside from photos, I've never seen a Unitron refractor of any kind. Their mounts and tripods must be exceptional to hold such an arrangement of instruments properly. Amazing.


 

#10 terraclarke

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 01:42 PM

The mounts are truly wonderful. The little 128 GEM is a work of art!

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#11 terraclarke

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 01:45 PM

Of course the 142 GEM is no slouch either!

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#12 Joe1950

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 01:52 PM

Nice! Very Nice! 

 

Are the OTAs lightweight? I ask because there aren't a ton of counterweights to balance everything. Everything seems very efficiently made and coordinated.


Edited by Joe1950, 16 November 2016 - 01:56 PM.

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:08 PM

Prettymuch average weight. The tubes are aluminum. The 3" from very late 50s and the 2.4" from 1968. My early 62mm model 114 has a brass tube and is correspondingly heavier.


 

#14 mdowns

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:08 PM

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html    16" meade with eq mount,tube rings,dual drives,lots of potential     600 bucks


Edited by mdowns, 16 November 2016 - 03:12 PM.

 

#15 madeline

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:44 PM

Goodwill:   Telescope by DuMaurier Company

 

 

 

http://www.shopgoodw...y-34721784.html


 

#16 photiost

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:40 PM

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html    16" meade with eq mount,tube rings,dual drives,lots of potential     600 bucks

 

Thats a nice light bucket at a reasonable price


 

#17 mdowns

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:19 PM

 

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html 16" meade with eq mount,tube rings, 600 bucks


How did it get to Florida??

 

Honestly I've found a number of good deals down here. They tend to disappear quickly but they do in fact show up!


 

#18 tim53

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:19 PM

 

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html    16" meade with eq mount,tube rings,dual drives,lots of potential     600 bucks

 

Thats a nice light bucket at a reasonable price

 

Especially with the Leonard Stage modifications.

 

-Tim.


 

#19 mdowns

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:25 PM

Heres another example. Project for sure but priced right. https://treasure.cra...5855832007.html


 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:45 PM

http://www.cloudynig...ron-145-system/

 

145 unitron with issues $2900

 

the plastic knobs makes me wonder about the claim to 1958 date.

If it was mint i could see 2900 smackers.  


 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:47 PM

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html    16" meade with eq mount,tube rings,dual drives,lots of potential     600 bucks

Another that don't answer. I wanted the mount for $600.  Forget that heavy OTA.


Edited by Brian Risley, 16 November 2016 - 07:25 PM.

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:36 PM

 

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html    16" meade with eq mount,tube rings,dual drives,lots of potential     600 bucks

Another that don't answer. I wanted the mount for $600.  Forget that heavy OTA.

 

If you don't want the optics (supposing you get it) let me know......


 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:40 PM

 

 

Saw this this morning. http://ocala.craigsl...5871377196.html    16" meade with eq mount,tube rings,dual drives,lots of potential     600 bucks

Another that don't answer. I wanted the mount for $600.  Forget that heavy OTA.

 

If you don't want the optics (supposing you get it) let me know......

 

That really sounds to good to be true.  


 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:34 PM

For the Optica BC collector

 

60mm Cometron

 

Another C8

 

And another


Edited by rolo, 16 November 2016 - 10:37 PM.

 

#25 starman876

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:40 PM

http://www.cloudynig...7-inch-focuser/

 

AP focuser


 


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