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#51 WoodyEnd

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

 

Cave with very strange rotating ring/saddle set up.

 

https://sacramento.c...14282914.html6:

6". I would jump if it was local.

 

I want to see down the tube. The spider may been replaced with some large diameter bolts or all thread. The primary has also been moved way up the tube so I expect non-original optics.  Looks like bit of a kludge to me. Still not a bad deal for the mount.


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#52 rolo

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:09 PM

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc


 

#53 clamchip

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc

Thats a nice package with the mount and everything, and f/12 would be a sweet dream.

 

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#54 CHASLX200

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:48 PM

 

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc

Thats a nice package with the mount and everything, and f/12 would be a sweet dream.

 

Robert

 

For $4k i would jump.


 

#55 pjgerb65

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

https://portland.cra...6415431648.html

 

An orange classic, but not the kind you think it is


 

#56 Bomber Bob

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:35 PM

Surprised this Classic mount hasn't sold with all the orphan 76mm OTAs out there -- and Brian's paying the shipping, too!

 

Yamamoto 76mm Mount with Metal Legs + Bonus OTA --> https://www.cloudyni...al-astro-mount/

 

Good Deal at $135 total.


 

#57 photiost

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc

 

These are awesome telescopes.

My friend Pierre has the AP 6in f/12 Superplanetary and the images it gives are simply stunning.

 

Asking price is quite reasonable for this instrument.


 

#58 WoodyEnd

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:55 PM

 

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc

 

These are awesome telescopes.

My friend Pierre has the AP 6in f/12 Superplanetary and the images it gives are simply stunning.

 

Asking price is quite reasonable for this instrument.

 

That is the starting bid not the BIN price. If it were I would be tempted indeed! 


 

#59 starman876

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:59 PM

 

 

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc

Thats a nice package with the mount and everything, and f/12 would be a sweet dream.

 

Robert

 

For $4k i would jump.

 

I guess sosmirk.gif


 

#60 starman876

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:00 PM

 

 

AP 6" F/12 SUPER PLANETARY

 

https://www.ebay.com...RYAAOSw5dlaKHkc

 

These are awesome telescopes.

My friend Pierre has the AP 6in f/12 Superplanetary and the images it gives are simply stunning.

 

Asking price is quite reasonable for this instrument.

 

That is the starting bid not the BIN price. If it were I would be tempted indeed! 

 

that will go for much more.  The scope is worth more then the starting bid.  Mount is a bit dated, but such a classic mount.


 

#61 photiost

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:14 PM

ok - did not notice that was the starting bid ...lol.gif

 

Local pickup only in St. George, Utah  ...

 

Whoever gets this AP 6in f/12 Superplanetary is going to be extremely lucky !! 


 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:49 PM

https://www.ebay.com...-cAAOSw6YtZTGKK


 

#63 WoodyEnd

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:59 PM

If I could afford a domed observatory to house that scope I would sell every other scope I have and buy that one!


 

#64 paulymo

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

Will whomever just won the GW auction for that sweet looking Swift 80mm tabletop Cat that had been mentioned here please be sure to start a thread about it with copious pictures? I waffled and am now in the "deep regret" phase of things.  The OTA looked like it could be used alone on a tripod as a spotter, which was a nice feature. The hex wrench in the kit made me think it could be collimated. There was a dark unphotographed something still in the case and I'm wondering if that was a clock drive for the mount.  And since the eyepieces that came with it appeared to be the well regarded Meade EWF 40mm and two even more regarded Meade Research Grade EPs...I'm guessing that the previous owner knew what they were doing and took very good care of that scope.


 

#65 Littlegreenman

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:13 AM

Jason 114mm F=900 reflector in Sunland, CA.  Sunland is a suburb of Los Angeles, NE of the San Fernando Valley--head for the major forest fire, The Creek Fire, and head back south. Hmm. Road closures...)

 

The not so good:

small Eq-1 size mount,

legs not up to it.

(There is a reason Vixen put their version on a Polaris or Super Polaris mount!)

Near a really big Forest Fire at the moment

 

The good

These vintage 4 1/2" reflectors are usually great optical performers for the size

Only $50

 

https://losangeles.c...6412308793.html


 

#66 Geo31

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:59 AM

 

Cave with very strange rotating ring/saddle set up.

 

https://sacramento.c...14282914.html6:

6". I would jump if it was local.

 

I'm sorry...  WHAT???   Are you serious?

 

I don't mean to be personal, but all the great scopes  you've discounted and put down, and you'd jump at this?


 

#67 CHASLX200

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:09 AM

 

 

Cave with very strange rotating ring/saddle set up.

 

https://sacramento.c...14282914.html6:

6". I would jump if it was local.

 

I'm sorry...  WHAT???   Are you serious?

 

I don't mean to be personal, but all the great scopes  you've discounted and put down, and you'd jump at this?

 

With the mount included for around $4k i would jump out of a plane. Sell the OTA for 4K and keep the mount.


 

#68 Geo31

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:26 AM

I see.  Don't know where the $4k comes from, but I get what you mean now.


 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:32 AM

I see.  Don't know where the $4k comes from, but I get what you mean now.

I got mixed up in with the 6" AP and Byers mount.  Now what were trying to tell me?  I always wanted a 6" Cave on a 1.5" mount.


 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:32 AM

ok - did not notice that was the starting bid ...lol.gif

 

Local pickup only in St. George, Utah  ...

 

Whoever gets this AP 6in f/12 Superplanetary is going to be extremely lucky !! 

They are legends! Brian G. (Mustgobigger) had one. He sold it to Tom T (Turk). Tom sold it to someone else. Had the famed NASA glass!! Now that is the scope for your garden observatory!


 

#71 Steve_M_M

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:33 AM

Here's an unusual one.  A 1984 6" Roland Christen lens in a Tom Dobbins tube for $2200.  If you know Roland and could get him to work on the lens, this might be a nice scope.

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=965920


Edited by Steve_M_M, 07 December 2017 - 09:35 AM.

 

#72 terraclarke

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:36 AM

Cool, but as a personal preference with regard to actual use, I’d take the A-P Planet Killer on the Byers! But that’s just me. (I guess I’ve gone over to the apo dark side a bit!)


 

#73 Geo31

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:42 AM

 

I see.  Don't know where the $4k comes from, but I get what you mean now.

I got mixed up in with the 6" AP and Byers mount.  Now what were trying to tell me?  I always wanted a 6" Cave on a 1.5" mount.

 

Nevermind....


 

#74 Garyth64

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:03 AM

6" Edmund reflector on Edmund mount with clock drive.

 

https://www.ebay.com...xQAAOSwz3JaHxHH

 

I know this has been posted before, but I just wanted to point out the focuser.

 

The focuser is not an original Edmund, it is made by UO, and it is rotatable. (I have a focuser just like it.)

 

8 in Adler Newt 4.jpg

 

This is my focuser.  Now I know of only two of them.


Edited by Garyth64, 07 December 2017 - 12:57 PM.

 

#75 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:10 AM

6" Edmund reflector on Edmund mount with clock drive.

 

https://www.ebay.com...xQAAOSwz3JaHxHH

 

I know this has been posted before, but I just wanted to point out the focuser.

 

The focuser is not an original Edmund, it is made by UO, and it is rotatable. (I have a focuser just like it.)

 

attachicon.gif8 in Adler Newt 4.jpg

 

Now I know of only two of them.

Make that THREE lol.gif

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