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#51 CHASLX200

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:53 AM

 

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

That might be a good price for what you get.

 

Not far away and it would fit in the Vette. For $600 i would jump.


 

#52 Geo31

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:54 AM

 

 

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

That might be a good price for what you get.

 

Not far away and it would fit in the Vette. For $600 i would jump.

 

So go play "Let's Make a Deal" Neal.


 

#53 CHASLX200

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:08 AM

 

 

 

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

That might be a good price for what you get.

 

Not far away and it would fit in the Vette. For $600 i would jump.

 

So go play "Let's Make a Deal" Neal.

 

Looks like a new mower come first.  May get a electro deal this time around.


 

#54 Ben H

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

The Lumicon binoviewer included with this Parks Jovian 90 is what really makes the deal, though a set of Parks EPs are included as well. $300 in Orange County https://orangecounty...6346612191.html


 

#55 WoodyEnd

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:13 PM

The Lumicon binoviewer included with this Parks Jovian 90 is what really makes the deal, though a set of Parks EPs are included as well. $300 in Orange County https://orangecounty...6346612191.html

I saw the ad before the photos were posted. I wondered what a binomial viewer was.


 

#56 terraclarke

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:19 PM

The Lumicon binoviewer included with this Parks Jovian 90 is what really makes the deal, though a set of Parks EPs are included as well. $300 in Orange County https://orangecounty...6346612191.html

The Berlebach tripod is included! That is a great deal!


 

#57 Garyth64

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:21 PM

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)


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#58 Augustus

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:53 PM

Selsi

 

https://hudsonvalley...6347259286.html


 

#59 Ben H

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:36 PM

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)

Undermounted 4.5" reflector on extruded aluminum legs vibrates like a tuning fork. 


 

#60 CHASLX200

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

 

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)

Undermounted 4.5" reflector on extruded aluminum legs vibrates like a tuning fork. 

 

Junk in my book.


 

#61 JakeJ

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

Vintage C90 for $100:  https://inlandempire...6347293408.html


 

#62 starman876

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

 

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)

Undermounted 4.5" reflector on extruded aluminum legs vibrates like a tuning fork. 

 

many first time astronomers got their first light with these 4.5" scopes. Does not matter if it shakes a bit. The views through these 4.5" Newtonians gave many people their first really good look at the planets.   If I could not afford anything else I would get a 4.5" newt.   Many can be found for $50 and in that price range these scopes are the best bang for the buck.


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#63 Ben H

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

 

 

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)

Undermounted 4.5" reflector on extruded aluminum legs vibrates like a tuning fork. 

 

many first time astronomers got their first light with these 4.5" scopes. Does not matter if it shakes a bit. The views through these 4.5" Newtonians gave many people their first really good look at the planets.   If I could not afford anything else I would get a 4.5" newt.   Many can be found for $50 and in that price range these scopes are the best bang for the buck.

 

I still have my 4.5" tuning fork, and wouldn't call $50 a bad price for it, but nothing to write home about. 


 

#64 starman876

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

 

 

 

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)

Undermounted 4.5" reflector on extruded aluminum legs vibrates like a tuning fork. 

 

many first time astronomers got their first light with these 4.5" scopes. Does not matter if it shakes a bit. The views through these 4.5" Newtonians gave many people their first really good look at the planets.   If I could not afford anything else I would get a 4.5" newt.   Many can be found for $50 and in that price range these scopes are the best bang for the buck.

 

I still have my 4.5" tuning fork, and wouldn't call $50 a bad price for it, but nothing to write home about. 

 

Many of the earlier ones had wood tripods and worked really well.   Just to see a persons reaction the first time they would see the rings of Saturn in a 4.5" newt  was well worth the $50.   Sure was easier then showing then the rigs in a 60mm refractor.   The one I had was a pencrest and sure put up nice images.  


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#65 Ben H

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Questar 700 near Portland for $350

https://portland.cra...6347683750.html


 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:53 PM

 

 

 

 

Meade Polaris "Refractor" telescope, looks in good shape, fairly cheap price.

 

https://detroit.crai...6346857104.html

 

 . . . has special dampening attachment for vibrations.  (sorry, must be all the accessories.)

Undermounted 4.5" reflector on extruded aluminum legs vibrates like a tuning fork. 

 

many first time astronomers got their first light with these 4.5" scopes. Does not matter if it shakes a bit. The views through these 4.5" Newtonians gave many people their first really good look at the planets.   If I could not afford anything else I would get a 4.5" newt.   Many can be found for $50 and in that price range these scopes are the best bang for the buck.

 

I still have my 4.5" tuning fork, and wouldn't call $50 a bad price for it, but nothing to write home about. 

 

Many of the earlier ones had wood tripods and worked really well.   Just to see a persons reaction the first time they would see the rings of Saturn in a 4.5" newt  was well worth the $50.   Sure was easier then showing them the rigs in a 60mm refractor.   The one I had was a pencrest and sure put up nice images.  

 

My first telescope was a Gilbert reflector, circa 1960. I would have been 8 or 10 years old. It is easy to say from our point of view that those scopes, or the common undermounted 4.5" Newt, are useless junk.

But, my memories of that scope, combined  with childhood enthusiasm and imagination still were there in the back of my mind over 30 years when I bought my first adult scope, a C8. Had those memories not been there, I may not have bought that C8.

 

LGM

 

"The maturity of man - that means, to have rediscovered the seriousness that one had as a child at play."

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#67 Chrysovellus

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:52 AM

60mm Prinz Optics in Houston for $35

 

Not in the cleanest shape, but could be a sleeper. I've read they used Circle K optics quite a bit.  Search the forums for Prinz 60mm, and you'll find some people swearing by the quality of the view.

 

If you're in the Houston area, swing by and check it out!  You could probably talk him down... tongue2.gif

 

https://houston.crai...6347152994.html


Edited by Chrysovellus, 16 October 2017 - 03:12 AM.

 

#68 Garyth64

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

Blue Unitron is back:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...G8AAOSwWGlZ2~TD

 

 . .  but this time with out the Deutron, which is now sold separately:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...YUAAOSwLTNZ4nZE


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#69 rolo

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Can't believe someone has $50 bid on that junk pile vomit.gif


 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Hardin 12" DSH

 

https://cnj.craigsli...6348037645.html


 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

Nice AP/Carton alt-az mount, like the old Vixen Custom-D on steroids!

 

https://www.cloudyni...nt-with-extras/


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#72 starman876

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

rats have always lived here. Plenty of food to live off.


 

#73 Chrysovellus

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

 

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.

 

It sold shortly after it was posted here.  Good chance it went to a CNer.  Hope it's one with good optics.


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#74 JakeJ

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

 

 

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.

 

It sold shortly after it was posted here.  Good chance it went to a CNer.  Hope it's one with good optics.

 

Of the older C8's I've seen - they are a pretty good gamble for optics.  Usually collimation and cleaning and they are great.  I had mine old Super C8 at 400x on Saturn last night and it was razor sharp.


 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:14 PM

1960s Edmund Barlow

 

https://www.cloudyni...arlow-125-inch/

 

RKE set

 

https://www.cloudyni...omplete-in-box/

 

Japanese EQ2

 

https://www.cloudyni...japanese-mount/


 


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