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#51 bremms

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

If I lived near this area I would be in my wagon driving there to pick up this classic starmaster

 

http://www.cloudynig...ambuto-reduced/

Want a scope that will show images like a 8-10" APO?? don't want to spend $100K?? There you go.


 

#52 tim53

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:15 PM

 

Just wondering, how often is it that a sandcast C5 pops up on ebay/cn/amart?

Here's one, I think.

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

 

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Nope, that's a bed-wetting, baby die cast!   :lol:


 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

The sandcast version has holes in the forks. This one is a newer one with circle markings in the forks and a larger base. So not a sandcast version.

 

Thank you for the help! 


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

https://baltimore.cr...5949316863.html

6" equatorial newt for $60.
 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:13 PM

https://baltimore.cr...5949316863.html

6" equatorial newt for $60.

Is that Edmund or Jaegers?  Somebody on that side of the planet ought to grab.

 

-Tim.


 

#56 bremms

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:24 PM

 

https://baltimore.cr...5949316863.html

6" equatorial newt for $60.

Is that Edmund or Jaegers?  Somebody on that side of the planet ought to grab.

 

-Tim.

 

Darn!! I used to live in Baltimore.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

Tasco straw w/ glass

http://www.ebay.com/...zAAAOSwA3dYcT6i

 

Mono(Straw)lux

 

http://www.ebay.com/...~EAAOSwUKxYcVXE

 

Celestron Citrus 90

 

http://www.ebay.com/...kEAAOSwUKxYcUx1

 


Edited by rolo, 07 January 2017 - 04:56 PM.

 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

Tasco straw w/ glass

http://www.ebay.com/...zAAAOSwA3dYcT6i

 

 

 

Some GEMs like this are like little works of art.  I love the look of that thing.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

 

Tasco straw w/ glass

http://www.ebay.com/...zAAAOSwA3dYcT6i

 

 

 

Some GEMs like this are like little works of art.  I love the look of that thing.

 

There's another slightly older Tasco 7TE-5 on eBay that'll probably go for less -- cosmetics aren't as good, but for someone wanting to start our CBI (Classic Buying Insanity), it would be a good first choice.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:49 PM

 

Tasco straw w/ glass

http://www.ebay.com/...zAAAOSwA3dYcT6i

 

 

 

Some GEMs like this are like little works of art.  I love the look of that thing.

 

I think the Unitron mounts are works of art. Good enough to hold the straw stable while you drink some photons.


Edited by rolo, 07 January 2017 - 05:51 PM.

 

#61 Chuck Hards

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

Forgive me if this has already been posted.

 

Manon 600 tripod on eBay  LINK

 

This is the one that you can tilt-over the pan head to approximate your latitude, effectively turning it into a true equatorial mount for small scopes and spotters.  Originally marketed for stereo photography using two cameras, it works well for astronomy.  This is the larger version, not to be confused with the smaller Manon 500, which isn't big enough for anything but the smallest of spotters IMO, but has the same tilt-over feature.

 

 

 

 


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:44 PM

From ATS listserver:  While not a telescope, the following IS classic and related to astronomy. I do not even know the seller.

 

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Fri Jan 6, 2017 6:14 pm (PST) . Posted by: vivekghira
I am selling my copy of the third edition of De Revolutionibus of 1617. Please contact me offline at vhira@aol.com if you are interested. Thank you.
Vivek

 

If anyone here buys it, let us know.

Peter


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

this is perfect for some of the astronomers that hang out in this thread

 

http://www.ebay.com/...UcAAOSwr7ZW5bmq


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:30 PM

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:43 PM

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:49 PM

 

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.

 

it is interesting


 

#67 CHASLX200

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:55 PM

 

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.

 

Somone could get a good deal.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

 

 

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.

 

Somone could get a good deal.

 

That's a weird ad for sure.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:20 PM

Tasco 10VR (Vixen 80x400) with Case on Goodwill --> http://www.shopgoodw...R-36099073.html

 

Check out the Newton Rings.  Ships via FedEx.  Auction Ends on 1/11/2017 8:25:00 PM PT

 

Tasco 302013 (114x900) with Mount & Tripod on Goodwill --> http://www.shopgoodw...e-36096483.html

 

A China-made Vixen Polaris Clone... Too bad it's LPO (Ft Myers, FL)   Auction Ends on 1/8/2017 9:15:00 PM PT

Are Newton rings bad?


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:23 PM

 

 

 

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.

 

Somone could get a good deal.

 

That's a weird ad for sure.

 

Buyer Beware! No astronomer worth his or her salt is going to refer to the mount and tripod/pier as a 'stand'!


Edited by terraclarke, 07 January 2017 - 08:23 PM.

 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:32 PM

 

 

 

 

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.

 

Somone could get a good deal.

 

That's a weird ad for sure.

 

Buyer Beware! No astronomer worth his or her salt is going to refer to the mount and tripod/pier as a 'stand'!

 

If it is a local deal then you can't lose.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

 

 

 

 

Astro-Physics 180mm Starfire

http://houston.craig...5949676086.html

 

If it's not a classic, it will be.

That's one strangely worded ad.

 

Somone could get a good deal.

 

That's a weird ad for sure.

 

Buyer Beware! No astronomer worth his or her salt is going to refer to the mount and tripod/pier as a 'stand'!

 

I was assured that it is, in fact, a legit ad by a long time member of a local astronomy club.  Much too rich for my blood, even if I have no idea how much he wants for it.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:55 PM

i bet by now the emails and calls have been enough to clue the person in that it maybe worth some serious cash.  Hopefully they already knew.


 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:57 PM

Are Newton rings bad?

 

Not at all.  Just don't see them in ads much - if at all.


Edited by Bomber Bob, 07 January 2017 - 08:57 PM.

 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:30 PM

Forgive me if this has already been posted.

 

Manon 600 tripod on eBay  LINK

 

This is the one that you can tilt-over the pan head to approximate your latitude, effectively turning it into a true equatorial mount for small scopes and spotters.  Originally marketed for stereo photography using two cameras, it works well for astronomy.  This is the larger version, not to be confused with the smaller Manon 500, which isn't big enough for anything but the smallest of spotters IMO, but has the same tilt-over feature.

Chuck, I had seen that--I read an old post of yours where you talked about that functionality and I've always kept an eye open for them.  But what would you consider its upper limit for stable mounting--with that pan head tilted can it still handle something like an ST80?  A 90mm mak?


 


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