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#826 JakeJ

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

 

Nice early, low four-digit serial number, bare-bones, orange C90 at an unbeatable price. These are wonderful little spotters. Very compact and nice, sharp, color free images.

 

https://www.cloudyni...rtified-optics/

That is a low number, but a couple of things:

 

IIRC, Just the other day someone in another thread said that the certificates that came with the scopes were factory hype and really didn't reflect individual testing. Also, it looks like there is quite a few spots on the mirror. It's sold now so I hope it's nice and the buyer is happy with it.

 

I've never been particularly impressed with the C90 - it was not Celestrons best effort.  


 

#827 kansas skies

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:13 PM

 

Nice early, low four-digit serial number, bare-bones, orange C90 at an unbeatable price. These are wonderful little spotters. Very compact and nice, sharp, color free images.

 

https://www.cloudyni...rtified-optics/

That is a low number, but a couple of things:

 

IIRC, Just the other day someone in another thread said that the certificates that came with the scopes were factory hype and really didn't reflect individual testing. Also, it looks like there is quite a few spots on the mirror. It's sold now so I hope it's nice and the buyer is happy with it.

 

I noticed those spots as well, but they're just a reflection of the ceiling tiles. The optics appear to look very nice.

 

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#828 Chuck Hards

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

Took me three tries before I got a C90 that put up images on-par with a good 80mm refractor.  Still, they are great telephotos (I think what they were originally designed for) and a good scope when you need a compact package.  Think grab-and-go on a budget.


 

#829 Chuck Hards

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

 

 

 

Nice early, low four-digit serial number, bare-bones, orange C90 at an unbeatable price. These are wonderful little spotters. Very compact and nice, sharp, color free images.

 

https://www.cloudyni...rtified-optics/

That is a low number, but a couple of things:

 

IIRC, Just the other day someone in another thread said that the certificates that came with the scopes were factory hype and really didn't reflect individual testing. Also, it looks like there is quite a few spots on the mirror. It's sold now so I hope it's nice and the buyer is happy with it.

 

I've never been particularly impressed with the C90 - it was not Celestrons best effort.  

 

None of the small SCT's were that good.  The 2045's were also bad 9 out of 10 times.

 

The C90 is a Mak.


 

#830 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

Large Equatorial Mount, 2" shafts, 10" Mathis gears:

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=957557

 

 . . . a Telescope World mount.

I always wanted a TW mount.


 

#831 kansas skies

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

My C80 refractor performs better as an astronomical telescope than my C90 Mak. That being said, my C90 does a pretty good job on astronomical objects and is pretty much on par with a decent 70mm refractor. I still prefer to use my C90 as a daytime spotting scope, however.

 

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#832 apfever

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

A good deal for 4 Ultima eyepieces. Yes, boxes, and caps, and eyecups make a difference to some - like me.  As I stated, this is a good deal for boosting a collection. I have these 4, but would be interested in a 10mm, 50mm, or 80mm.

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=957721


 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:25 PM

Tasco 15TE on eBay re-listed for $499 from $599. It has the C after number on the wood box designating it a 15te with clock drive. It's hard to tell what's rust and what's just dirt, but the paint looks bubbled on the lens cell. 

 

eBay Tasco 15TE


Edited by Esso2112, 01 September 2017 - 06:26 PM.

 

#834 erinsastroimages

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Look closely at the photos of the lens, is it just me or are those spots of fungus?

 

Tasco 15TE on eBay re-listed for $499 from $599. It has the C after number on the wood box designating it a 15te with clock drive. It's hard to tell what's rust and what's just dirt, but the paint looks bubbled on the lens cell. 

 

eBay Tasco 15TE


 

#835 Esso2112

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

 

Look closely at the photos of the lens, is it just me or are those spots of fungus?

 

Tasco 15TE on eBay re-listed for $499 from $599. It has the C after number on the wood box designating it a 15te with clock drive. It's hard to tell what's rust and what's just dirt, but the paint looks bubbled on the lens cell. 

 

eBay Tasco 15TE

 

 

I was wondering that too. It looks like this one has been stored in a very humid location.  


 

#836 Garyth64

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

 

Look closely at the photos of the lens, is it just me or are those spots of fungus?

 

Tasco 15TE on eBay re-listed for $499 from $599. It has the C after number on the wood box designating it a 15te with clock drive. It's hard to tell what's rust and what's just dirt, but the paint looks bubbled on the lens cell. 

 

eBay Tasco 15TE

 

Yes, I believe I do see a CD. 

 

The is something on the lens.


 

#837 Chuck Hards

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:27 PM

Sure looks like fungus to me.  That said, a 15TE is a rare scope.  Same lens as any other Tasco 76.2mm so it's replaceable, and the fungus may not have etched the glass yet.  Still on the pricey side however, with shipping.   If I didn't already have one, I'd consider it for five bills, out the door.


 

#838 tim53

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:42 PM

https://seattle.crai...6288473282.html

This is a fun game called "Find the Newtonian." And, is it an 8 or a 10 inch? I will take my answer off-line, thanks

Meade 8" f/6 Starfinder GEM


 

#839 bartine

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:52 PM

Ebay - Cave 8" on dobsonian mount

 

http://www.ebay.com/...9IAAOSw7htZoi8k


 

#840 Augustus

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:58 PM

OT C5

 

http://www.ebay.com/...5.c100005.m1851

 

These are getting way more common lately...


 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:00 PM

Ebay - Cave 8" on dobsonian mount

 

http://www.ebay.com/...9IAAOSw7htZoi8k

Never seen a Cave mirror scribe like that before 4.gifscratchhead2.gif


 

#842 terraclarke

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:11 PM

Cave GEM and pedistal, 1.5" shafts; LPO WA.

 

https://www.cloudyni...wa-state-98002/


 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

Mizar GT-68 (68x600) OTA --> https://www.astromar...ified_id=957619

 

Haven't seen one of these before, but I'm guessing it's a late 80s / early 90s model.

 

LPO Boston, 1958 Criterion 8" Deluxe --> https://www.astromar...ified_id=957069

 

1968 Questar Standard (with PowerGuide 1) --> https://www.astromar...ified_id=957738


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#844 levidog2

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:14 PM

Here is something you don't see every day, how about $2000 smackers and no tripod, shows it mounted with tripod but not included. Looks like just an OTA, no eyepieces does have the eyepiece adaptor and mount.

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6285511963.html


 

#845 apfever

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:43 AM

Here is something you don't see every day, how about $2000 smackers and no tripod, shows it mounted with tripod but not included. Looks like just an OTA, no eyepieces does have the eyepiece adaptor and mount.

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6285511963.html

I wish it was worth that since I have the 4" complete, but it's not worth that as is. 


 

#846 Esso2112

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

Sure looks like fungus to me.  That said, a 15TE is a rare scope.  Same lens as any other Tasco 76.2mm so it's replaceable, and the fungus may not have etched the glass yet.  Still on the pricey side however, with shipping.   If I didn't already have one, I'd consider it for five bills, out the door.

 

 

 

 

Look closely at the photos of the lens, is it just me or are those spots of fungus?

 

Tasco 15TE on eBay re-listed for $499 from $599. It has the C after number on the wood box designating it a 15te with clock drive. It's hard to tell what's rust and what's just dirt, but the paint looks bubbled on the lens cell. 

 

eBay Tasco 15TE

 

Yes, I believe I do see a CD. 

 

The is something on the lens.

 

Well, I made the seller a reasonable low ball offer and explained my concerns about the rust and fungus. I didn't think that he'd accept, but he did. So, now it looks like I've got a restoration project ahead of me. This should be fun.  


 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:28 PM

FREE 90mm Orion

 

 

https://columbus.cra...6290365825.html


 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

Free goes quick.


 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:31 PM

Parting out a Criterion RV-6 Dynascope --> http://www.ebay.com/...ssAAOSwTxpZqYIA

 

Unitron 80mm Spotter w/Case (no tripod) --> http://www.ebay.com/...sMAAOSwoRBZqvZd

 

Orion SkyView Deluxe 4.5" Newtonian w/EQ --> http://www.ebay.com/...98AAOSwFntZbf67

 

This one has been on eBay for a while -- Seller may take an offer.  Mount looks like Kenko or Mizar.


 


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