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#51 starman876

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:14 AM

I don't know if this one has been on here or not are they any good? I have never used a GOTO contraption question.gif

 

https://greatfalls.c...5974910911.html

That is not a goto mount.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:19 AM

It can be fitted with a Magellan II which is not impossible to find. That's really tempting just for the OTA. No, self, no!

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:49 AM

That will make it a push to gotocool.gif  Meade even had a system like the magellan as an add on. It actually worked.  I modifed an lx3 to have push goto.  


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:13 AM

The LX-50 10" were said to be optically some of the best examples. I don't think I imagined that. That's a good deal. It looks to be very well cared for.

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:49 AM

The LX-50 10" were said to be optically some of the best examples. I don't think I imagined that. That's a good deal. It looks to be very well cared for.

 

-drl

I cannot imagine that if they were the best how the other meade SCT's should be ratedlol.gif


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:28 AM

The LX-50 10" were said to be optically some of the best examples. I don't think I imagined that. That's a good deal. It looks to be very well cared for.

 

-drl

Still, needs a tripod and a wedge to be functional.  Good price, though.  I wouldn't bet my money on the optical quality being exceptional, though.  I had an LX5 that was rather subspiffy.

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

Meade 8" (not 9) in Sandy Eggo:  https://sandiego.cra...6017682096.html


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:50 AM

 

The LX-50 10" were said to be optically some of the best examples. I don't think I imagined that. That's a good deal. It looks to be very well cared for.

 

-drl

Still, needs a tripod and a wedge to be functional.  Good price, though.  I wouldn't bet my money on the optical quality being exceptional, though.  I had an LX5 that was rather subspiffy.

 

-Tim.

 

Lx3 and Lx5 had some iffy optics, Meade really got their s..t together in earl 1990's with the LX200 and lX50 series OTA's. Ive looked through a number of them and have been very impressed


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:20 AM

 

 

The LX-50 10" were said to be optically some of the best examples. I don't think I imagined that. That's a good deal. It looks to be very well cared for.

 

-drl

Still, needs a tripod and a wedge to be functional.  Good price, though.  I wouldn't bet my money on the optical quality being exceptional, though.  I had an LX5 that was rather subspiffy.

 

-Tim.

 

Lx3 and Lx5 had some iffy optics, Meade really got their s..t together in earl 1990's with the LX200 and lX50 series OTA's. Ive looked through a number of them and have been very impressed

 

No, self, turn away! You don't need one!

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:01 AM

 

 

 

The LX-50 10" were said to be optically some of the best examples. I don't think I imagined that. That's a good deal. It looks to be very well cared for.

 

-drl

Still, needs a tripod and a wedge to be functional.  Good price, though.  I wouldn't bet my money on the optical quality being exceptional, though.  I had an LX5 that was rather subspiffy.

 

-Tim.

 

Lx3 and Lx5 had some iffy optics, Meade really got their s..t together in earl 1990's with the LX200 and lX50 series OTA's. Ive looked through a number of them and have been very impressed

 

No, self, turn away! You don't need one!

 

-drl

 

Oh go for it.  Whats you got to loose.  Just your money and time whcih in the end can get pretty expensive if you add them both up.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:09 AM

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942479

 

check this out.  An instant classic

 

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

http://www.astromart...uction_id=19603

 

 

I think this is part of the scope that started all the trouble.  Just for information.  Please do not start a mile long talk about it again.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:17 AM

http://www.astromart...uction_id=19603

 

 

I think this is part of the scope that started all the trouble.  Just for information.  Please do not start a mile long talk about it again.

Where's the "hate" button?  lol.gif


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

http://www.astromart...uction_id=19603

 

 

I think this is part of the scope that started all the trouble.  Just for information.  Please do not start a mile long talk about it again.

grimace. Thanks for the info, I'll vote now and always with my wallet. (edit - confirmed)

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942511

 

something you do not see every day

 

Hemisferium Astrolab

 

repro but interesting

 

 

 

surprised this is still for sale. Guess it is priced too close to a Tak,

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=941998


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

http://www.cloudynig...elescope-mount/

 

Byers 812 mount


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:55 PM

Here's a Towa in France with a really interesting eyepiece turret:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942105


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

Here's a Towa in France with a really interesting eyepiece turret:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942105

The famous three eyepiece selector.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

I so want to buy that. I have brand spanking new one but without the Declination assembly.

 

Alas, not in Cali :(

 

Regards, Vinay


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

I so want to buy that. I have brand spanking new one but without the Declination assembly.

 

Alas, not in Cali frown.gif

 

Regards, Vinay

 

It is local to me. I will resist buying it,  However, I can help if you want.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

 

 

I so want to buy that. I have brand spanking new one but without the Declination assembly.

 

Alas, not in Cali frown.gif

 

Regards, Vinay

 

It is local to me. I will resist buying it,  However, I can help if you want.

 

It is tempting. I am struggling. I have the declination casting from Ed Byer that I have to bore for the bearings as well as face and drill the hole pattern on the flange to mount to the polar axis.

I don't think machining this is straightforward and my 10" SB probably to small, so will have to do line boring which I have never done and don't have the tool.

So tempting to just by this one. Need to check bank........

 

Thanks for the offer to help Johann, I might take you up.

 

Regards, Vinay


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

I think you should go for it Vinay! It really is a great price- $1500 considering just what the gears go for. You can probably sell what you have to recoup some of the cost. Of course shipping ain't gonna be cheap!


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

Here's a Towa in France with a really interesting eyepiece turret:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942105

 

This is exactly like my first telescope which I got when I was 12yrs old.

 

Towa 60mm f/15 with the eyepiece turret.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942382

 

Unitron 152C with all ortho eyepieces.   $4500

 

Meade RG ortho

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942374

 

Carton 4" lens  $375

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942304

 

 

Zeiss telmentor might have been listed before

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=942221

I got dibs on the Carton 4". Plan on making it a guidescope for the Cave 12" convertible. Going to try and get Barry to make a tube for it and find a vintage focuser to mount on it.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

Here is a decent looking RV-6 in my area.

https://washingtondc...6031264490.html

Like the one I had from 1963-1967 when I built my stellar photometer in 1964.

Edited by photoracer18, 07 March 2017 - 04:29 PM.

 


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