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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I'm locking the old thread but it will age off in a few 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 It also provides some data when the link is no longer active.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 Do not quote an entire string of replies.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.

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Remember, keep to the ads and the equipment in them, not the seller or others.

Remember the main TOS theme: Be Nice.

Posts that do not follow the guidelines may be deleted in their entirety. Don't keep quoting posts that you know do not follow the guidelines. Your entire post will be deleted, not just the quoted section.

 

No more posts complaining about parting out equipment.  There are other threads for that issue.


 

#2 rolo

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

Nice deal on super plossls

 

http://www.ebay.com/...A0AAOSwSlBYvMxj

 

SOLD!

 

 

selsi deal

http://www.ebay.com/...xEAAOSw4CFYqiuQ


Edited by rolo, 06 March 2017 - 02:57 AM.

 

#3 AstroPhys

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:13 AM

Even better deal on Meade super plossls with filters and acc.:

 

Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece & Filter Set   http://www.ebay.com/...sd=132116872174


 

#4 rolo

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:39 AM

Even better deal on Meade super plossls with filters and acc.:

 

Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece & Filter Set   http://www.ebay.com/...sd=132116872174

How do you know what the final price will be?


 

#5 DrewBKing

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

Even better deal on Meade super plossls with filters and acc.:

 

Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece & Filter Set   http://www.ebay.com/...sd=132116872174

Crud. That beats the heck out of my S&S post for just 5/6 of the lenses. Good find and whoever ends up with them will get this at a good price.


 

#6 deSitter

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:42 AM

Even better deal on Meade super plossls with filters and acc.:

 

Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece & Filter Set   http://www.ebay.com/...sd=132116872174

These poor 4000 Plossls! They are excellent eyepieces and a steal at this price! I have a 26mm in both Japan and Chinese versions - other than the length of the barrel they are identical. Certainly they are identical in performance.

 

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#7 deSitter

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:45 AM

Nice deal on super plossls

 

http://www.ebay.com/...A0AAOSwSlBYvMxj

 

SOLD!

 

 

selsi deal

http://www.ebay.com/...xEAAOSw4CFYqiuQ

That Selsi is a good deal for someone looking for a side scope.

 

-drl


 

#8 jcruse64

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:40 AM

 

Nice deal on super plossls

 

http://www.ebay.com/...A0AAOSwSlBYvMxj

 

SOLD!

 

 

selsi deal

http://www.ebay.com/...xEAAOSw4CFYqiuQ

That Selsi is a good deal for someone looking for a side scope.

 

-drl

 

We'll see, I just bought it, lol! My entry into the "classic" world,so be ready for questions. Also have put an offer on a Tasco on the Bay.


 

#9 deSitter

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:54 AM

Make sure he upgrades the shipping from "box of rattling parts shipped as cheaply as possible" to "everything wrapped and secured, particularly the tube and objective" :) Congrats.

 

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#10 terraclarke

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

Okay, here is a nice, looks to be prettymuch complete, 6" F8 Optical Craftsman (the make that inspired the recent brouhaha in the last iteration of this thread, whose posts were deleted)! It's been on the block for 3 weeks, right here on CN. Nobody's been peeing themselves to get this one, rare as they are! Hmmmm, oh well! Anyway, redeem yourself! Here's your chance to get a whole one and put your money where your mouth is! Brian is a very reputable seller here. I have bought a number of scopes from him over the years. This scope is very reasonably priced, about the same as a good Edmund or Criterion 6" F8. Maybe one of you that was so indignant and condemning over the last one would like to actually BUY this one. He will ship and packs things very well.

 

http://www.cloudynig...sman-6-inch-f8/


Edited by terraclarke, 06 March 2017 - 10:05 AM.

 

#11 Garyth64

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:04 AM

 

 

Nice deal on super plossls

 

http://www.ebay.com/...A0AAOSwSlBYvMxj

 

SOLD!

 

 

selsi deal

http://www.ebay.com/...xEAAOSw4CFYqiuQ

That Selsi is a good deal for someone looking for a side scope.

 

-drl

 

We'll see, I just bought it, lol! My entry into the "classic" world,so be ready for questions. Also have put an offer on a Tasco on the Bay.

 

I hope the lens is great!  You almost stole that little Selsi.


 

#12 Garyth64

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:08 AM

Okay, here is a nice, looks to be prettymuch complete, 6" F8 Optical Craftsman (the make that inspired the recent brouhaha in the last iteration of this thread, whose posts were deleted)! It's been on the block for 3 weeks, right here on CN. Nobody's been peeing themselves to get this one, rare as they are! Hmmmm, oh well! Anyway, redeem yourself! Here's your chance to get a whole one and put your money where your mouth is! Brian is a very reputable seller here. I have bought a number of scopes from him over the years. This scope is very reasonably priced, about the same as a good Edmund or Criterion 6" F8. Maybe one of you that was so indignant and condemning over the last one would like to actually BUY this one. He will ship and packs things very well.

 

http://www.cloudynig...sman-6-inch-f8/

With a clock drive and slo-mo on the dec.


 

#13 starman876

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

Most likely sold as Brian does not mark his ads as being sold.


 

#14 Bomber Bob

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:45 AM

Yeah, I found that out years ago when I thought he still had a scope for sale (a Cave 6" EQ, IIRC) and sent him an offer...  But, he's also very helpful when you're looking for parts & such.


 

#15 Peter B

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

Edmond Scientific 8" Yoke mount telescope $475: https://denver.craig...6019046449.html

 

Criterion RV6 $300: https://denver.craig...6019072675.html

 

Celestron Tripod with Wedge and Fork Mount- works for all C 8 tubes - $185: https://denver.craig...6002152206.html

 

12" Astrosystems Telekit - $1500: https://denver.craig...5966678609.html (don't know if this is a classic)

 

Tasco Telescope $25: https://cosprings.cr...5984285302.html

 

Telescope Vintage - 450 power - $200: https://cosprings.cr...5972372429.html


 

#16 terraclarke

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

Most likely sold as Brian does not mark his ads as being sold.

Some of us can always find something to grouse about! :4


 

#17 starman876

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:40 AM

 

Most likely sold as Brian does not mark his ads as being sold.

Some of us can always find something to grouse about! 4.gif

 

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#18 starman876

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

Yeah, I found that out years ago when I thought he still had a scope for sale (a Cave 6" EQ, IIRC) and sent him an offer...  But, he's also very helpful when you're looking for parts & such.

Has happend to me a few times also.


Edited by starman876, 06 March 2017 - 11:41 AM.

 

#19 terraclarke

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

A couple of nice vintage items right here at CN classifieds:

 

http://www.cloudynig...mm-225mm-japan/

 

http://www.cloudynig...-bracket-japan/

 

http://www.cloudynig...10-x-40-finder/

 

Vintage Monkey Ward 3" Newt, looks to be complete and in good condition, on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...iUAAOSwepZXSJEI

 

This looks interesting! Vintage Celestron C60 with a BIN of $95 on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...jgAAOSwx2dYJKdj

 

And be sure and check out this Celestron orange Nihon-Sieko 8x50 RACI finder with focuser and bracket also on eBay for a BIN of 65 bucks!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=222426089202


Edited by terraclarke, 06 March 2017 - 11:58 AM.

 

#20 Bomber Bob

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

Nihon-Seiko 8x50 RACI finder

 

Well worth the money.  They're like a mini-RFT, too.


 

#21 terraclarke

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

************Vaunted Celestron Comet Seeker*************

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=182474391979


 

#22 tmaestro

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

'76 Celestron Pacific C8 with wedge and orange dew shield $600
http://dallas.craigs...6031940261.html


Edited by tmaestro, 06 March 2017 - 12:16 PM.

 

#23 levidog2

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:12 PM

************Vaunted Celestron Comet Seeker*************

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=182474391979

I am interested in what this one will sell for, I was going to list the one I have (that includes the original box not cardboard but the mini C8 type box) but I have no idea what to ask for it?


 

#24 NMBob

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

 

Celestron Tripod with Wedge and Fork Mount- works for all C 8 tubes - $185: https://denver.craig...6002152206.html

 

 

Why does this fork only have one motor? Was that ever a "thing", or is the other one just missing?


 

#25 ftwskies

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:46 PM

 

 

Celestron Tripod with Wedge and Fork Mount- works for all C 8 tubes - $185: https://denver.craig...6002152206.html

 

 

Why does this fork only have one motor? Was that ever a "thing", or is the other one just missing?

 

It's just a clock drive, not a Go-To.  You mount it on an EQ wedge and use the setting circles to aim it.  The clock drive "tracks" in RA only.

 

...or did I misunderstand your question?


 


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