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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:04 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) We request that you do not post photos from ads. 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 It also provides some data when the link is no longer active.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

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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 Do not quote an entire string of replies.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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#2 Chuck Hards

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:16 PM

Zeiss Telementor OTA on eBay.   LINK

 

Nippon Kogaku camera telescope adapter, eBay.  LINK

 

UO 32mm Konig, 1.25" barrel, eBay. LINK

 

Lafayette 2X Barlow lens, eBay.  LINK


 

#3 Augustus

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:21 AM

OT C90 with L-bracket for use with modern GoTo mounts

 

http://www.ebay.com/...TS/302386875201

 

Pronto

 

http://www.ebay.com/...as/182673225412

 

OT C8

 

http://www.ebay.com/...et/182672759747


 

#4 Garyth64

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:59 PM

Meade 5" LXD 75 EMC refractor, 127mm x 1180,OTA

 

https://detroit.crai...6223786896.html

 

eyepieces and other access.


 

#5 deSitter

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:25 PM

Meade 5" LXD 75 EMC refractor, 127mm x 1180,OTA

 

https://detroit.crai...6223786896.html

 

eyepieces and other access.

Worth it! Good scope for f/9.3. Lots of color but good spherical correction. Mine has been for sale for 3 years :)

 

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#6 VPilot

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:51 PM

I don't see this one lasting long.   Looks like a reasonable price to me with a Byers drive.

 

Vintage Orange C8 with Tripod

 

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Edited by VPilot, 18 July 2017 - 08:55 PM.

 

#7 VPilot

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

 

 

Meade 5" LXD 75 EMC refractor, 127mm x 1180,OTA

 

https://detroit.crai...6223786896.html

 

eyepieces and other access.

Worth it! Good scope for f/9.3. Lots of color but good spherical correction. Mine has been for sale for 3 years smile.gif

 

-drl

 

The finder is worth half that. Never in FL...

 

Two Finders, three diagonals (including a 2") and over $100 worth of low end eyepieces plus an illuminated reticle eyepiece.   Definitely a no-brainer for a 5" Achro refractor.  Someone will walk away happy.

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:22 PM

 

 

 

Meade 5" LXD 75 EMC refractor, 127mm x 1180,OTA

 

https://detroit.crai...6223786896.html

 

eyepieces and other access.

Worth it! Good scope for f/9.3. Lots of color but good spherical correction. Mine has been for sale for 3 years smile.gif

 

-drl

 

The finder is worth half that. Never in FL...

 

Two Finders, three diagonals (including a 2") and over $100 worth of low end eyepieces plus an illuminated reticle eyepiece.   Definitely a no-brainer for a 5" Achro refractor.  Someone will walk away happy.

 

Tim

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I do agree, there is a lot of bling there for $350.


 

#9 Chuck Hards

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:20 PM

No more personal jabs, no more off-topic meanderings.  And please stop the excessive quoting.  Thread violations will be removed without notice, and continual abusers risk further sanctions.  


 

#10 DMala

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:35 PM

Prominar spotting scope, I think it may be of interest to see for the F858820 Jan 1959 dated Japan Telescopes Inspection Institute tag (not sure if dated by JTII or by a dealer/distributor)

 

http://www.ebay.com/...H4AAOSwXetZUX52


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:17 AM

Too cool not to post here:  Apparently a pair of WWII Japanese battleship binoculars, but with one eyepiece assembly missing. But including deck mount!  Look to be 6" aperture.  I would, but I'm strapped for cash for the foreseeable furture:

 

https://orangecounty...6197008932.html

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:06 AM

doing photometery on the picture, estimating the interocular at 60mm typical, I come up with 115-120mm objectives, about 4.5"....   my metrics are very approximate...


 

#13 Simon Alderman

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:35 AM

Here's a sweet little Monolux in the San Fran area...

Anybody close?

https://sfbay.craigs...6212214742.html

It would be hard to pass up for $20!


Edited by Simon Alderman, 19 July 2017 - 10:37 AM.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:33 PM

"makes nice decor"   :-/


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

- Rare ASTROMAK Maksutov Cassegrain 12" f/5 (one of only 17 that were ever built, 1987):

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=954202


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:43 PM

- Rare ASTROMAK Maksutov Cassegrain 12" f/5 (one of only 17 that were ever built, 1987):

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=954202

I spotted that earlier.  F5 Mak. That should be interesting.  At $15K it might take a while to sell.


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:40 PM

A Unitron anyone can afford.  LINK


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM

Check the seller's other items, he has quite a few .965" filters and other vintage stuff.   NOS.


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:51 PM

Check the seller's other items, he has quite a few .965" filters and other vintage stuff.   NOS.

This guy lives quite near me. He used to be a local telescope dealer but has since shut down and is trying to liquidate the remaining stock. He has a few B&L, Celestron, and Meade SCTs available as well, but you'd have to contact him. One of these days I need to visit him and maybe buy one of those scopes.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:02 PM

I've bought B&L SCT things from him through ebay.

Here's his web site and all the stuff he has:

http://www.astroptx.com/

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

 

Check the seller's other items, he has quite a few .965" filters and other vintage stuff.   NOS.

This guy lives quite near me. He used to be a local telescope dealer but has since shut down and is trying to liquidate the remaining stock. He has a few B&L, Celestron, and Meade SCTs available as well, but you'd have to contact him. One of these days I need to visit him and maybe buy one of those scopes.

 

Hmmm... was that Fred or Paul something? I remember touching bases with a gentleman in the Danbury/Ridgefield/New Milford area back in the mid or late 1990's who had a some impressive big-glass Gotos and Unitrons set up in his warehouse/showroom and all manner of used and surplus gear.


 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:47 PM

 

 

Check the seller's other items, he has quite a few .965" filters and other vintage stuff.   NOS.

This guy lives quite near me. He used to be a local telescope dealer but has since shut down and is trying to liquidate the remaining stock. He has a few B&L, Celestron, and Meade SCTs available as well, but you'd have to contact him. One of these days I need to visit him and maybe buy one of those scopes.

 

Hmmm... was that Fred or Paul something? I remember touching bases with a gentleman in the Danbury/Ridgefield/New Milford area back in the mid or late 1990's who had a some impressive big-glass Gotos and Unitrons set up in his warehouse/showroom and all manner of used and surplus gear.

 

Fred Pauli is his name I think. He's in New Milford.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:04 PM

There was a place called Pauly's or Pauli's wholesale optics and he used to advertise in the back of astronomy and sky and telescope magazines back in the 90's. I wonder if this is the same guy?

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

There was a place called Pauly's or Pauli's wholesale optics and he used to advertise in the back of astronomy and sky and telescope magazines back in the 90's. I wonder if this is the same guy?

 

Martin

Yes, it is.


 


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