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#26 Augustus

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:18 AM

 

 

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......

 

Let me know as well...


 

#27 Joe1950

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:48 AM

 

 

 

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......

 

Let me know as well...

 

 

If you don't want the tube, let me know. I need a new hot water heater.   :lol:


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:50 AM

Really nice Edmund red tube 4.25" F10 Newtonian with accompanying beige GEM and pedestal right here on CN. Super nice!

 

http://www.cloudynig...tific-425-f106/


 

#29 Joe1950

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:27 AM

I saw that Terra! The mount, pedestal and clock drive are worth it.

 

I'm on a budget freeze   :snowedin:  'till about 2041, when I get the mtg. paid off. I'll be 91. Or I should say I would have been 91!  :gramps:

 

Anyway, I have the older, but nice Edmund medium EQ mount, courtesy our friend JW, and a set of wooden tripod legs arriving today, courtesy another fine friend. So I'll have a good EQ set-up, and maybe come across a 96 tooth drive some day.

 

There are probably many around here sitting unused, this being Edmund's back yard.

 

But that 4-1/4 is a nice buy for the money indeed. The seller said, "aluminized, overrated and spherical to 1/8 wave.  Probably meant "aluminized , overcoated and spherical to 1/8 wave. At f/10 with a good diagonal, I'll bet that puts up some nice images!

 

 

By the by, what size diagonal are you going to use in your 6", f/6?

 

 

On my DOB that has a 7.5" OD sonotube, I use a 1.3" diagonal, giving me 22% CO. But I think that CO stuff is overdone. I should have gotten a 1.5" diagonal, and likely will.... in 2041.

 

With the smaller secondary I have to use a low profile helical focuser I had on hand. You twist it to focus. The threads are fine and it's good for fine tuning, but not for moving any distance. With the larger diagonal, I could have used a standard 1-1/4" R&P and gotten a decent size 100% illuminated circle. 1.5" is only 25% and I'm sure would have made little if any difference.


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#30 terraclarke

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 11:04 AM

I will have to see what it has and go from there. Probably 1.5". Those smaller Edmund GEMs are nice. I have a 114mm x 900mm Meade tube/Coulter optics Newt on mine. I am in the process of getting a drive built by a friend for it.

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#31 Peter B

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 11:16 AM

Comet Catcher in Boulder, CO:  http://denver.craigs...5876606591.html

 

Orange tube C5 with holes in Lakewood, CO: http://denver.craigs...5820396485.html

 

And finally, this is just silly on my part. How did they get Jupiter in a 5th wheel hitch?: http://denver.craigs...5835372047.html


 

#32 Ham Radio

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 11:24 AM

Of course the 142 GEM is no slouch either!

"Sigh"    One day, hopefully...


 

#33 BillShakes

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:05 PM

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

40mm Jason Vari, Baltimore MD $50 - "See the aliens"!  Link

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link


 

#34 Joe1950

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:15 PM

If you were selling something for $2700, wouldn't you dust it off?   :ohgeeze:

 

Makes you wonder what resides on the optics.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

40mm Jason Vari, Baltimore MD $50 - "See the aliens"!  

Good luck at seeing anything at all with a 40mm refractor...


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

 

40mm Jason Vari, Baltimore MD $50 - "See the aliens"!  

Good luck at seeing anything at all with a 40mm refractor...

 

you would be surprised at the things that can be seen in a 40mm refractor.  


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:00 PM

If you were selling something for $2700, wouldn't you dust it off?   :ohgeeze:

 

Makes you wonder what resides on the optics.

 

I'd buy it and have them drop ship direct to New Hope, PA for an overhaul.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:29 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...vsAAOSwB09YK1VA

 

here is something you do not see every day.  A Weltblick OTA.  not a unitron but a sears model.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:30 PM

Bought a few of those $175-$200 is about right for one in that shape.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:33 PM

If you were selling something for $2700, wouldn't you dust it off?   :ohgeeze:

 

Makes you wonder what resides on the optics.

I'm doubting it has all the stuff it should come with.  Even if you could get it for half the asking price, it could turn into a VERY expensive Questar.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:55 PM

 

Bought a few of those $175-$200 is about right for one in that shape.

 

I agree. they are very nice focusers for the money


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:57 PM

A uniquely mounted Q in Chicagoland. ..
http://www.astromart...ified_id=933175
 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:35 PM

Maybe it works well, but sure doesn't look right.  :shrug:


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8

No holes in the forks on any of them.

 

This one has holes:

http://denver.craigs...5881079960.html


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:45 PM

Goodwill:   Telescope by DuMaurier Company

 

 

 

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

Thank you Madeline for this wonderful rabbit hole!

 

Just spent too much time on that site and will be revisiting it again tonight LOL


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:46 PM

A uniquely mounted Q in Chicagoland. ..
http://www.astromart...ified_id=933175

but only $1275 FOR A QUESTAR.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8

No holes in the forks on any of them.

 

This one has holes:

http://denver.craigs...5881079960.html

 

That depends upon which photo you're looking at.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:43 PM

40mm Jason Vari, Baltimore MD $50 - "See the aliens"!  Link

Best ad ever!  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:

 

Thanks for sharing Bill  :bow:  :waytogo: 


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:48 PM

 

 

 

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8

No holes in the forks on any of them.

 

This one has holes:

http://denver.craigs...5881079960.html

 

That depends upon which photo you're looking at.

 

Can someone educate me on this.  Are the ones with holes  in the mount instead of, ummm, "fake holes" more desireable because they indicate an earlier vintage or another reason?

 

Thanks in advance,

Pauly


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:14 PM

 

 

 

 

C8's coming out of the woodwork!

 

Vintage C8

 

 

Nicer C8

 

 

Final C8

No holes in the forks on any of them.

 

This one has holes:

http://denver.craigs...5881079960.html

 

That depends upon which photo you're looking at.

 

Can someone educate me on this.  Are the ones with holes  in the mount instead of, ummm, "fake holes" more desireable because they indicate an earlier vintage or another reason?

 

Thanks in advance,

Pauly

 

Not much of any change. They were all hit and miss when it came to the optics. I just like the pre 1976 forks with the holes in them. A C5 was the first real scope i got to look thru at my first start party in 1977 and it had the holes in the forks.


 


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