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#876 starman876

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:37 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Just in case the feeding frenzy hasn't started yet....

 

https://www.cloudyni...tron-model-128/

 

Unitron 128

 

$600

If it was a 3" i would jump...

 

if you ever saw a 3" equatorial for $600 I  think you would be standing in line with the rest of the jumpers.

 

Even  $1200 i would jump if it was a pre 1970.

 

Still too cheap and you know it

 

Depends. I would go much higher for a early 60's made 3" Unitron %100 complete and not a mix mtach of older and newer parts.  Seems most of these scope are missing parts, beat up, no case's and mix matched parts. 

 

You talking about scopes or ussmirk.gif


 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

The perfect astronomy binocular! Zeiss CF wide angle 7x40, 6mm exit pupil.

 

https://www.ebay.com...se/292407217542

 

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I would like them. Just got some Monkey Wards 7x35 super wides today and love them.


 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just in case the feeding frenzy hasn't started yet....

 

https://www.cloudyni...tron-model-128/

 

Unitron 128

 

$600

If it was a 3" i would jump...

 

if you ever saw a 3" equatorial for $600 I  think you would be standing in line with the rest of the jumpers.

 

Even  $1200 i would jump if it was a pre 1970.

 

Still too cheap and you know it

 

Depends. I would go much higher for a early 60's made 3" Unitron %100 complete and not a mix mtach of older and newer parts.  Seems most of these scope are missing parts, beat up, no case's and mix matched parts. 

 

You talking about scopes or ussmirk.gif

 

Unitron's.  I want the older scopes and 100% complete.


 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

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Someone rescue this little ATM before it gets trashed, basically a giveaway price now.

 

Between Milwaukee and Chicago.  It's been posted before but has gone from 60 to 10.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:34 AM

Here's another classic Towa 76mm:

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:03 AM

That's really beat up, and it will be much worse in real life than in pictures. Not even worth $50 in that state. These are pretty common and you can find them in decent shape.

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

https://www.cloudyni...-apo-refractor/


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

Meade 127ED APO Telescope OTA

https://baltimore.cr...6462547417.html
 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:03 AM

Its the same one.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

Meade 127ED APO Telescope OTA

https://baltimore.cr...6462547417.html

I'd want to look through it first. If it's well collimated it can be an outstanding bargain. I saw detail on Ganymede with mine (not much but still..)

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:40 AM

 

Meade 127ED APO Telescope OTA

https://baltimore.cr...6462547417.html

I'd want to look through it first. If it's well collimated it can be an outstanding bargain. I saw detail on Ganymede with mine (not much but still..)

 

-drl

 

that was for sale earlier this week on CL in this area for $700 for everything including the LXD 650 mount. The ad might still be up. It got flipped pretty quick. Old ad is gone, but the ad for this scope is up now.


Edited by starman876, 17 January 2018 - 10:43 AM.

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

Quantum 4 --> https://www.ebay.com...1AAAOSwEVZaWRC9

 

BIN for about $3K with shipping.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

Meade 127ED APO Telescope OTA

https://baltimore.cr...6462547417.html

Had one before back around 1997.  Optics were good, but the mount was screwy and would go -to on it's own and hit the tripod legs.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

Quantum 4 --> https://www.ebay.com...1AAAOSwEVZaWRC9

 

BIN for about $3K with shipping.

Pretty, but too much for my blood. 2K maybe, 1500 then i would jump.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:50 PM

The typical Questar runs $2K.  The Quantum is rarer, and should cost a bit more.  I notice this one has mold on the corrector, and lots of corrosion on the mount that'll require lots of careful cleaning.  And if you mess something up... spare parts?  If I didn't have my awesome '58 Questar, I'd offer $2500 total for this Quantum.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

 

Meade 127ED APO Telescope OTA

https://baltimore.cr...6462547417.html

Had one before back around 1997.  Optics were good, but the mount was screwy and would go -to on it's own and hit the tripod legs.

 

there was a setting on that mount that would allow you to either set it for a pier or a tripod.  In the tripod setting the mount was smart enough to avoid the tripod legs.   Both the Lxd750 and 650 I have work like that.   The first time I used the 750 I did not know it would do that.   The scope was slewing to a new position and I saw the scope heading for the tripod legs.  I quickly turned it off and read the manual and that was the last time I had that problem. 


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:22 PM

That Quantum rubs me as being way too high for the condition. Aluminum tarnishes fairly fast so I'll bet the aluminum parts were originally silver anodized or treated with some sort of bright dip plating or clear coating. Like the aluminum trim on vintage cars, you can't just polish aluminum that has been treated with a protective finish meaning they need to be stripped before re-polishing and then re-plated. Look at the knobs. Have you ever noticed how the aluminum knobs on old Japanese scopes have some kind of hard plated finish? Ever try to buff out the tarnished spots?


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

The typical Questar runs $2K.  The Quantum is rarer, and should cost a bit more.  I notice this one has mold on the corrector, and lots of corrosion on the mount that'll require lots of careful cleaning.  And if you mess something up... spare parts?  If I didn't have my awesome '58 Questar, I'd offer $2500 total for this Quantum.

In my experience it seems that Quantums generally go for a little less than a comparable Questar with BB coatings and of similar age. 


Edited by terraclarke, 17 January 2018 - 09:29 PM.

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

 

Quantum 4 --> https://www.ebay.com...1AAAOSwEVZaWRC9

 

BIN for about $3K with shipping.

Pretty, but too much for my blood. 2K maybe, 1500 then i would jump.

 

So would half of bloody CN mate (or more).


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:29 PM

The typical Questar runs $2K.  The Quantum is rarer, and should cost a bit more.  I notice this one has mold on the corrector, and lots of corrosion on the mount that'll require lots of careful cleaning.  And if you mess something up... spare parts?  If I didn't have my awesome '58 Questar, I'd offer $2500 total for this Quantum.

Uh, NO.  I'd NEVER spend more on a Quantum than a Questar for a long list of reasons.  The top two are the relative perceived value, and more importantly, continued total support.  I'd expect a hefty discount for a Quantum personally.  Rare does not necessarily correlate with value.


 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:30 PM

Bushnell Sky Chief 3 60mm F15 LPO in Spokane on GW.  First, it's got a homemade wood case that someone put a bit of work into (check out the slo mo control holders!).  Second, since Bushnells rarely have maker's marks on them I just assumed these later models were Diamond Z...but looking at this one more closely, that mount and focuser and lens cell sure seem a lot like the black tube C60s that have the DK mark.  People have reported those have pretty good optics IIRC,despite the plastic parts.  Likely won't cost much to try it out if you live in the area...


Edited by paulymo, 17 January 2018 - 11:42 PM.

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:13 AM

Yeah I spotted that one Paulymo, I really like that case heck it would be worth the price even if the scope was a dog. If it goes cheap I might jumpbangbang.gif nooooo ! fight the temptation, must fight!!!


 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:07 AM

That Quantum rubs me as being way too high for the condition. Aluminum tarnishes fairly fast so I'll bet the aluminum parts were originally silver anodized or treated with some sort of bright dip plating or clear coating. Like the aluminum trim on vintage cars, you can't just polish aluminum that has been treated with a protective finish meaning they need to be stripped before re-polishing and then re-plated. Look at the knobs. Have you ever noticed how the aluminum knobs on old Japanese scopes have some kind of hard plated finish? Ever try to buff out the tarnished spots?

Not plated or coated. It can be polished. 


 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:44 AM

 

 

Meade 127ED APO Telescope OTA

https://baltimore.cr...6462547417.html

Had one before back around 1997.  Optics were good, but the mount was screwy and would go -to on it's own and hit the tripod legs.

 

there was a setting on that mount that would allow you to either set it for a pier or a tripod.  In the tripod setting the mount was smart enough to avoid the tripod legs.   Both the Lxd750 and 650 I have work like that.   The first time I used the 750 I did not know it would do that.   The scope was slewing to a new position and I saw the scope heading for the tripod legs.  I quickly turned it off and read the manual and that was the last time I had that problem. 

 

Mine needed a new board.  I traded my bad C14 for that 5" Meade ED. 


 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:45 AM

 

 

Quantum 4 --> https://www.ebay.com...1AAAOSwEVZaWRC9

 

BIN for about $3K with shipping.

Pretty, but too much for my blood. 2K maybe, 1500 then i would jump.

 

So would half of bloody CN mate (or more).

 

I changed my mind. If it has mold and a bad looking mount i would pass.


Edited by CHASLX200, 18 January 2018 - 06:45 AM.

 


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