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#51 terraclarke

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:07 PM

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:27 PM

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

What's a "Duetron"?


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:43 PM

 

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

What's a "Duetron"?

 

I had to google it--http://www.unitronhi...ries-2/duetron/

 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:08 PM

 

 

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

What's a "Duetron"?

 

I had to google it--http://www.unitronhi...ries-2/duetron/

 

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Interesting.  I guess you could use that as a teaching device kind of like you find on microscopes.


 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:51 PM

 

 

 

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

What's a "Duetron"?

 

I had to google it--http://www.unitronhi...ries-2/duetron/

 

Pauly

 

Interesting.  I guess you could use that as a teaching device kind of like you find on microscopes.

 

that is what it is for.  


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:21 AM

http://www.cloudynig...-lx200-classic/

 

10" meade lx200  $600  pick up only CA

 

http://www.cloudynig...dobs-discovery/

 

12.5" thruss discovery with object locator for $750.  not a classic but a great deal.

 

http://www.cloudynig...-sidereal-tech/

 

old G11  mount  $1000


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#57 terraclarke

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 08:17 AM

 

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

What's a "Duetron"?

 

For two people (a DUEt) to view simultaneously with one UniTRON). "A joy shared is twice a joy."

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:06 AM

And now for something completely...useful

Bausch And Lomb 63-1013 1.25-inch visual back adapter

fits the Criterion 4000 (4-inch f/12) SCT & Criterion Dynamax (later on "Series") 6000 and 8000 SCT.

Meade and Celestron visual backs won't work. They have been near impossible to find

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=192030745448


Edited by Littlegreenman, 18 November 2016 - 12:29 PM.

 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:39 AM

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

 

When you consider the shape that it's in plus the Duetron, the $500 is not a bad price at all.


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:55 AM

 

 

60mm Unitron, Ithaca, NY $500 Link

 

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

 

Dusty Questar 3.5" $2700 Link

There's a Duetron in that 60mm Unitron kit! Those are worth 200 bucks They don't grow on trees ya know! It took me a while to find mine. Every Unitron collector should have one. They are a distinctive piece of kit!

 

 

When you consider the shape that it's in plus the Duetron, the $500 is not a bad price at all.

 

Duetron, unihex, ota, tripod, mount, three eyepieces. a flippers dream come true.  i am sure by now the guy has gotten plenty of emails and phone calls.


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:08 AM

https://washingtondc...5881133621.html

 

minty looking orange c8


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:22 AM

 

 

 

 

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

 

The earlier C8's with the holes in the arms are "Sandcast" Which refers to the casting process used in making many of the parts. The mounts are more rigid and they seem to have better machining and some better mechanicals.. The newer post 76 ones are still nice, but the pre 76 sandcast are a little better mechanically. Optically?? similar. The early ones seem to be better consistently from what I've seen. But the sample size for sandcast C8's for me is only three. The 76 to mid 80's orange tubes.. All over the lot. Many with mediocre optics.


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 12:18 PM

http://www.cloudynig...-lx200-classic/

 

10" meade lx200  $600  pick up only CA

 

http://www.cloudynig...dobs-discovery/

 

12.5" thruss discovery with object locator for $750.  not a classic but a great deal.

 

http://www.cloudynig...-sidereal-tech/

 

old G11  mount  $1000

Good stuff and prices.  Fortunately, I'm broke!


 

#64 terraclarke

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:41 PM

Don't ya think that 'proto' G11 mount is a tad bit over-priced considering its age with regard to later drive technology and it's wear defects? 


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#65 starman876

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 02:07 PM

Well maybe, but they are solid mounts that will hold 60 lbs. But you can find CGE mounts with full GOTO for $1300. So i guess you are right
 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 02:28 PM

Don't ya think that 'proto' G11 mount is a tad bit over-priced considering its age with regard to later drive technology and it's wear defects? 

I'm not so sure.  I've never seen a G11 that cheap before.  I found it very tempting, but my path forward with equipment was set when I bought the 12.5" Cave.  I've seen G8s going for that with the same tracking gear.  The mount is worn more than most, but I do like the color more than the current black (not that it impacts performance at all).

 

Seems to me a fair price, or at least starting price.


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:19 PM

The Sitech upgrade kit is a big plus, in my view.


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:34 PM

got to agree with you guys now i look at that G11 some more. hard to beat that price for a mount that can handle  such a payload. also american made. that is a big plus.  


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:22 PM

http://www.cloudynig...8-time-capsule/

 

raining C8's.  however this one is special

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=933276

 

not a classic, but a real telescope with great optics in a great tube with a good focuser for only $650.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:32 PM

got to agree with you guys now i look at that G11 some more. hard to beat that price for a mount that can handle  such a payload. also american made. that is a big plus.  

Too much for a clunker...


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:44 PM

 

got to agree with you guys now i look at that G11 some more. hard to beat that price for a mount that can handle  such a payload. also american made. that is a big plus.  

Too much for a clunker...

 

Don't look like it is even black in the pics. Looks like a white G11.


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:52 PM

 

 

got to agree with you guys now i look at that G11 some more. hard to beat that price for a mount that can handle  such a payload. also american made. that is a big plus.  

Too much for a clunker...

 

Don't look like it is even black in the pics. Looks like a white G11.

 

It was originally black but the anodizer failed to use a UV stable dye and the So Cal Sun nuked :bomb: the color right out of it!


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

The Sitech upgrade kit is a big plus, in my view.

Tim is right on Sitech drive system. some real nice gear. 


 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

It's kind of a beater if you read the description. It's not a G11, it's a predecessor to the G11. It's really old technology (software/firmware) and it's really not really old enough to be collectable. 

 

If you spent a bit more, you could probably get a whole lot more. For example, here is one that Sold here this past summer; its a full-on G11 (also not go-to) in beautiful condition for $350 more than they are asking for that one:

 

http://www.cloudynig...o-reduced-sold/

 

IMO then, for what it is you could do better for the money. I wouldn't pay that price for it! $800 tops!


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

 

 

 

got to agree with you guys now i look at that G11 some more. hard to beat that price for a mount that can handle  such a payload. also american made. that is a big plus.  

Too much for a clunker...

 

Don't look like it is even black in the pics. Looks like a white G11.

 

It was originally black but the anodizer failed to use a UV stable dye and the So Cal Sun nuked :bomb: the color right out of it!

 

I was thinking it saw a ghost.


 


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