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#26 Marc-Andre

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:11 PM

 

 

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif

If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer.  The box and the scope look pristine.  I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...

 

Just a guess now , but I would say Carton

 

Same here, I have one of these Cartons badged C.O.C and two cases for it. 


 

#27 DMala

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:27 PM

 

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif

If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer.  The box and the scope look pristine.  I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...

 

I am on a not user friendly tablet and it would be cumbersome for me: assuming it is the same model as the one in the auction,  you can make a forum search for monolux 4380, there are several threads with pics of that label and reference to the maker. In general, 4380 models of that age are all very good.


Edited by DMala, 13 October 2017 - 11:31 PM.

 

#28 Chrysovellus

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:51 PM

 

 

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif

If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer.  The box and the scope look pristine.  I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...

 

I am on a not user friendly tablet and it would be cumbersome for me: assuming it is the same model as the one in the auction,  you can make a forum search for monolux 4380, there are several threads with pics of that label and reference to the maker. In general, 4380 models of that age are all very good.

 

Thanks Dmala.  There are plenty of threads, I see.  Some of our members have RAO versions (as I suspected), and it seems more have H.O.C. or Cursive HOC.

 

Couldn't find any references to Carton, though perhaps I just didn't catch the right threads.

 

Thanks for the heads up.


 

#29 strdst

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:16 AM

 

 

 

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif

If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer.  The box and the scope look pristine.  I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...

 

I am on a not user friendly tablet and it would be cumbersome for me: assuming it is the same model as the one in the auction,  you can make a forum search for monolux 4380, there are several threads with pics of that label and reference to the maker. In general, 4380 models of that age are all very good.

 

Thanks Dmala.  There are plenty of threads, I see.  Some of our members have RAO versions (as I suspected), and it seems more have H.O.C. or Cursive HOC.

 

Couldn't find any references to Carton, though perhaps I just didn't catch the right threads.

 

Thanks for the heads up.

 

 

I have the hoc 4380. Cursive hoc, although I don't ascribe any difference between block or cursive. I have one scope with both block and cursive between the label and the lens cell. It is an f/20 80mm Monolux so I suppose by the time they got to the far end of my telescope something may have changed lol but I doubt it. I would suspect this is either Royal Astro or Hoc but it is newer (evidenced by the styrofoam inserts) than what I have in my collection. My experience has been that Monolux labeled telescopes were well sourced for high quality.

 

There is a phone number to call in the CL posting. I also think people make mistakes with 0's sometimes, even when glue isn't a factor! Zeros are funny that way, jumping between nothing and way too much depending on where they land.

 

Just read Tom K's post that $2000 actually was the seller's price target! A bit lofty but it should sell somewhere in the $100/$200 range. Might be an excellent telescope. 60 X 910 and 60 X 1000 telescopes for me have been consistently excellent.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:24 AM

What's this one folks ?

https://www.shopgood...m/Item/44579116


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:37 AM

Very incomplete? 


 

#32 Ben H

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:38 AM

What's this one folks ?

https://www.shopgood...m/Item/44579116

It looks like an Antares 127 to me.. the Antares are almost identical to the Meade refractors, but have the hammered finish on the focuser, and slightly different rings. 

Based on the aspect ratio I'd guess its a 127/1200mm. 

 

With 7 bidders already involved and 5.5 days to go, I'm expecting this one won't be a bargain. 


Edited by Ben H, 14 October 2017 - 12:42 AM.

 

#33 CHASLX200

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:29 AM

 

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.

You may have been the only one. Used two and they were dreadful. One wasn't too bad compared the other like 1/2wave to 1 wave vs 2 waves bad . Used a 10.1 that was very good though.

 

They were all coma filled FOV's.  But this was pre laser, days and Paracorr days and the Nag was just coming out.  I can't live with any coma.


 

#34 Augustus

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:49 AM

2045

 

https://www.cloudyni...068-meade-2045/


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:33 AM

Good price, but you taking a crap shoot on the optics.  


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

 

 

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.

You may have been the only one. Used two and they were dreadful. One wasn't too bad compared the other like 1/2wave to 1 wave vs 2 waves bad . Used a 10.1 that was very good though.

 

They were all coma filled FOV's.  But this was pre laser, days and Paracorr days and the Nag was just coming out.  I can't live with any coma.

 

I had a couple more 13.1's  after that and they were nowhere near the optical quality of the first one. I agree, coma was the norm.   will always wonder where that scope is now.  Someone is enjoying the veiws. 


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#37 JakeJ

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:13 PM

Is this old enough to be a classic yet?

 

https://www.cloudyni...intez-mk63-mak/

 

Certainly a neat scope you don't see often.  One of the best views I ever saw of Mars was through one of these back in the 2003 close approach.

Built like tanks too.


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

 

 

 

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.

You may have been the only one. Used two and they were dreadful. One wasn't too bad compared the other like 1/2wave to 1 wave vs 2 waves bad . Used a 10.1 that was very good though.

 

They were all coma filled FOV's.  But this was pre laser, days and Paracorr days and the Nag was just coming out.  I can't live with any coma.

 

I had a couple more 13.1's  after that and they were nowhere near the optical quality of the first one. I agree, coma was the norm.   will always wonder where that scope is now.  Someone is enjoying the veiws. 

 

Hopefully.  And that's the rub, isn't it?  Never know where a sweet scope could end up.  :(


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:54 PM

Jason, not sure if it's actually rare

 

https://newjersey.cr...6346091769.html


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

Sweet setup! 

 

https://www.cloudyni...ed-manon-mount/


 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

Unitron 140 for $875 near Orlando https://orlando.crai...6346408122.html


 

#42 Chrysovellus

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:49 AM

I search Minnesota a lot and this just came up:

 

https://minneapolis....6346665197.html

 

I don't know much about Cassegrains and which ones are the good ones...but this is a 1984 Orange tube C8 complete with wedge, tripod, 10 eyepieces, etc....   Looks pretty sweet for $500, considering everything that's included.


 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:55 AM

I search Minnesota a lot and this just came up:

 

https://minneapolis....6346665197.html

 

I don't know much about Cassegrains and which ones are the good ones...but this is a 1984 Orange tube C8 complete with wedge, tripod, 10 eyepieces, etc....   Looks pretty sweet for $500, considering everything that's included.

Not  a bad deal neal. I have owned so many of them older C'8's and most are not that great when it comes to the optics.But once in a while you luck out and get a real killer with them C8's.


 

#44 Chrysovellus

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:01 AM

I've been called Bob when talking about a Dob, and now Neal when talking about what I think is a good deal.

 

I consider myself lucky I wasn't in on the recent Fecker conversation.


 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:59 AM

I've been called Bob when talking about a Dob, and now Neal when talking about what I think is a good deal.

 

I consider myself lucky I wasn't in on the recent Fecker conversation.

If i could only use that word here.


 

#46 Chrysovellus

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:26 AM

Spotting Scopes

 

Priced a bit high, but all are open to offers.  I imagine these would have pretty nice optics for Bird Watching, etc...

 

60mm Swift (by Carton):  http://www.ebay.com/...L4AAOSwVgtZ2-fy

 

60mm Celestron (by Vixen)::  http://www.ebay.com/...t4AAOSw8-xZxANm

 

50mm Unitron:  http://www.ebay.com/...nEAAOSwXetZRAdZ

 

The Unitron appears to have a Maker's Mark on the bottom right corner of the label (something inside a triangle), but it can't be read.

 

Also, there is this Redfield that I am curious about only because of the Maker's Mark.  4th picture on the auction.  Can anyone identify?  http://www.ebay.com/...xMAAOSwZapZwv96


Edited by Chrysovellus, 15 October 2017 - 09:38 AM.

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

Chrysovellus, where do you see that the Celestron spotting scope is made by Vixen? Thx
 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:44 AM

Chrysovellus, where do you see that the Celestron spotting scope is made by Vixen? Thx

4th picture.  Circle V on the objective retaining ring...next to the word "Japan".


 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Unitron 140 for $875 near Orlando https://orlando.crai...6346408122.html

That might be a good price for what you get.


 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:47 AM

 

I search Minnesota a lot and this just came up:

 

https://minneapolis....6346665197.html

 

I don't know much about Cassegrains and which ones are the good ones...but this is a 1984 Orange tube C8 complete with wedge, tripod, 10 eyepieces, etc....   Looks pretty sweet for $500, considering everything that's included.

Not  a bad deal neal. I have owned so many of them older C'8's and most are not that great when it comes to the optics.But once in a while you luck out and get a real killer with them C8's.

 

Not a bad deal Neal?  Given what that comes with, that is a steal Neal.


 


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