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#101 rolo

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:47 AM

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:48 AM

Kind of beat up but hey only $50 bucks!

 

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6035691801.html

Has potential 


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:50 AM

 

Ya dude. About the same size as a Parks tube i had for a 12.5" F/7.5.

 

You should get it, it matches the Vette. 


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:04 AM

 

 

Ya dude. About the same size as a Parks tube i had for a 12.5" F/7.5.

 

You should get it, it matches the Vette. 

 

But it won't fit in the Vette brett.


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:35 AM

6" OC for sale right here on CN, as parts maybe all ?

 

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

That's the one I posted during the recent brouhaha over parting out. Brian had it listed (whole) right here for months with no takers! The tisk-tiskers said that it was a dead lead that had no doubt been sold and not removed, and apparently noone followed up on it! So again, proof, that sometimes this is the only way to go! Again, maybe someone will care to rescue this RARE instrument! Brian is a GOOD guy and a very reputable dealer! One of the BEST here and I personally vouch for him.


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

Terra I agree that Brian is a great guy, but if I see one of his adds after a couple days being active on CN classifieds, I don't even bother to contact him, since so many times when Ive contacted him on a for sale item,  it was sold, but not marked sold.If I get to him right away, I have had great success. I'm pretty sure I am not the only one who has had that experience. Brian has an ad for a Unitron OTA from December that says for sale..check this one http://www.cloudynig...itron-60mm-ota/ . I think it would help him and us if he marked the ad sold when an item is no longer available. 


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:09 AM

 

 

 

Ya dude. About the same size as a Parks tube i had for a 12.5" F/7.5.

 

You should get it, it matches the Vette. 

 

But it won't fit in the Vette brett.

 

use bungy cords and tie to the roof.  Would look great.


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

Terra I agree that Brian is a great guy, but if I see one of his adds after a couple days being active on CN classifieds, I don't even bother to contact him, since so many times when Ive contacted him on a for sale item,  it was sold, but not marked sold.If I get to him right away, I have had great success. I'm pretty sure I am not the only one who has had that experience. Brian has an ad for a Unitron OTA from December that says for sale..check this one http://www.cloudynig...itron-60mm-ota/ . I think it would help him and us if he marked the ad sold when an item is no longer available. 

I do understand that Bob. We all have our idiosyncrasies, and that is Brian's. But I have always found him extremely accessible too. Whenever I PM him about anything he gets back to me within the day. I have purchased a number of telescopes from Brian and he ships promptly and packs securely. His prices are always very reasonable too. If I wondered about one of his listings, however old, I would just ask him. Brian has even looked for scopes for me. He is very helpful!


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:22 AM

http://www.cloudynig...5-mm-telescope/

 

this looks interesting 10" Mak

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...nd-accessories/

 

Tak FS102.  That has to be a classic by now.


Edited by starman876, 09 March 2017 - 08:25 AM.

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:36 AM

http://www.cloudynig...5-mm-telescope/

 

this looks interesting 10" Mak

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...nd-accessories/

 

Tak FS102.  That has to be a classic by now.

A 10" Mak for 1700?? Something is wrong with this picture.

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:42 AM

Have a ball with a Balscope!

 

In need of restoration:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...iQAAOSwNnRYgXRX

 

and not in need of restoration:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...fAAAOSwj85YO1n2


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:50 AM

 

http://www.cloudynig...5-mm-telescope/

 

this looks interesting 10" Mak

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...nd-accessories/

 

Tak FS102.  That has to be a classic by now.

A 10" Mak for 1700?? Something is wrong with this picture.

 

-drl

 

Maybe not.  Not exactly a well known builder.  


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:05 AM

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...5-mm-telescope/

 

this looks interesting 10" Mak

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...nd-accessories/

 

Tak FS102.  That has to be a classic by now.

A 10" Mak for 1700?? Something is wrong with this picture.

 

-drl

 

Maybe not.  Not exactly a well known builder.  

 

IIRC larger diameter Gregory Maks are limited by build up of aberrations in the design itself - that one from Astro-Physics that is so highly thought of has an elliptical primary for example - an all-spherical design at 10" may not be feasible at typical f/ratios.

 

-drl


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:31 AM

 

Terra I agree that Brian is a great guy, but if I see one of his adds after a couple days being active on CN classifieds, I don't even bother to contact him, since so many times when Ive contacted him on a for sale item,  it was sold, but not marked sold.If I get to him right away, I have had great success. I'm pretty sure I am not the only one who has had that experience. Brian has an ad for a Unitron OTA from December that says for sale..check this one http://www.cloudynig...itron-60mm-ota/ . I think it would help him and us if he marked the ad sold when an item is no longer available. 

I do understand that Bob. We all have our idiosyncrasies, and that is Brian's. But I have always found him extremely accessible too. Whenever I PM him about anything he gets back to me within the day. I have purchased a number of telescopes from Brian and he ships promptly and packs securely. His prices are always very reasonable too. If I wondered about one of his listings, however old, I would just ask him. Brian has even looked for scopes for me. He is very helpful!

 

I agree with Terra. Every transaction I've had with Brian has been excellent.


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...5-mm-telescope/

 

this looks interesting 10" Mak

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...nd-accessories/

 

Tak FS102.  That has to be a classic by now.

A 10" Mak for 1700?? Something is wrong with this picture.

 

-drl

 

Maybe not.  Not exactly a well known builder.  

 

John Gregory is the inventor of the Gregory Maksutov design and is very well known.  His workmanship was supreme.  Sadly he was killed in an auto accident a few years back as I recall.  If I had the cash I would grab this OTA for the history of it if nothing else.  I saw one of his scopes at TSP many years ago and it was a work of art.

 

https://en.wikipedia...John_F._Gregory

http://www.skyandtel...m-john-gregory/

http://jimshomeplane...ry/gregory.html

https://stellafane.o...illard/mak.html

https://en.wikipedia...sutov_telescope

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

I was wondering about that! Possibly this scope was used in a project where optical perfection was not required?? How can a 10" Mak made by the very person who created the design for the Questar be selling for that?? Rolo, here's your next scope!

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

 

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...5-mm-telescope/

 

this looks interesting 10" Mak

 

 

http://www.cloudynig...nd-accessories/

 

Tak FS102.  That has to be a classic by now.

A 10" Mak for 1700?? Something is wrong with this picture.

 

-drl

 

Maybe not.  Not exactly a well known builder.  

 

John Gregory is the inventor of the Gregory Maksutov design and is very well known.  His workmanship was supreme.  Sadly he was killed in an auto accident a few years back as I recall.  If I had the cash I would grab this OTA for the history of it if nothing else.  I saw one of his scopes at TSP many years ago and it was a work of art.

 

https://en.wikipedia...John_F._Gregory

http://www.skyandtel...m-john-gregory/

http://jimshomeplane...ry/gregory.html

https://stellafane.o...illard/mak.html

https://en.wikipedia...sutov_telescope

 

John

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I just noticed that his name is engraved on the retainer ring! It really is by him! Wow!

 

-drl


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:05 PM

 

 

 

Ya dude. About the same size as a Parks tube i had for a 12.5" F/7.5.

 

You should get it, it matches the Vette. 

 

But it won't fit in the Vette brett.

 

Like an old drawing in the Model A Club's "Restorer" magazine said 40 years ago:

 

"Milady can have her Sport Coupe

The fancies can fondle their Phaetons

and the snobbish are welcome to their Town Cars. 

But give a man a truck!"


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:34 PM

One of the absolute best 4" refractors out there!

 

http://www.cloudynig...s-fluorite-ota/


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

One of the absolute best 4" refractors out there!

 

http://www.cloudynig...s-fluorite-ota/

...and getting harder and harder to find one, this one looks to be in great condition!!


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:38 PM

If you have a Sears 6344 76mm scope and need an original wood cabinet, then you might want to check out this GW ad for a non-classic scope you would normally not even look at.  LPO in Cali though.


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:47 PM

And so it begins....

 

2.5" Cave Observatory mount in the classifieds.  Most times I would have already told the seller I'd buy it, but having just moved into the house, and getting a new dog, and countless other new home expenses, there is NO budget for this right now.  Not even one I could squeak out.  Tugs at my heart because I used one of these extensively in my early teens.

 

http://www.cloudynig...mount-for-sale/


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

And so it begins....

 

2.5" Cave Observatory mount in the classifieds.  Most times I would have already told the seller I'd buy it, but having just moved into the house, and getting a new dog, and countless other new home expenses, there is NO budget for this right now.  Not even one I could squeak out.  Tugs at my heart because I used one of these extensively in my early teens.

 

http://www.cloudynig...mount-for-sale/

A friend of mine William "Bill" Whiddon had a Cave 12.5" f6 with one of those mounts and it was very nice. Bill had a Celestron 8" Schmidt camera mounted on it as well.  He housed it in a ROR observatory while he worked and went to school at UNT.  He moved to California after he graduated and took the scope with him.  I heard he passed away a few years ago and I don't know what became of his Cave 12.5". I hope it went to a collector or someone who will take care of it.

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:40 PM

And so it begins....

 

2.5" Cave Observatory mount in the classifieds.  Most times I would have already told the seller I'd buy it, but having just moved into the house, and getting a new dog, and countless other new home expenses, there is NO budget for this right now.  Not even one I could squeak out.  Tugs at my heart because I used one of these extensively in my early teens.

 

http://www.cloudynig...mount-for-sale/

Hmmm that one looks familiar!


 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

And so it begins....

 

2.5" Cave Observatory mount in the classifieds.  Most times I would have already told the seller I'd buy it, but having just moved into the house, and getting a new dog, and countless other new home expenses, there is NO budget for this right now.  Not even one I could squeak out.  Tugs at my heart because I used one of these extensively in my early teens.

 

http://www.cloudynig...mount-for-sale/

Looks like Mark is flipping the mount that Chas sold him.


 


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