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#526 Tom Duncan

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:51 PM

Hmm, maybe not the same Unitron 131-C. 

 

The only one I can find on Ebay in the last few months was cell #C-617, different counterweights, the OTA had no labels on the tube and EPs were different (info as to sales via Terapeak). 

 

You might be referring to the CN ad here but I don't think that's the same one as there is no mention of the cell serial number in that ad and there are no stickers on the tube. If the seller did add the stickers and the EPs then the price increase would seem OK.

 

But perhaps I'm missing a listing as I don't see any reference to an objective needing cleaning in any of them. 

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Hmm, maybe not the same Unitron 131-C. 

 

The only one I can find on Ebay in the last few months was cell #C-617, different counterweights, the OTA had no labels on the tube and EPs were different (info as to sales via Terapeak). 

 

You might be referring to the CN ad here but I don't think that's the same one as there is no mention of the cell serial number in that ad and there are no stickers on the tube. If the seller did add the stickers and the EPs then the price increase would seem OK.

 

But perhaps I'm missing a listing as I don't see any reference to an objective needing cleaning in any of them. 

 

Tom

Tom, 

it wasn’t listed as a 131c on EBay. It was listed as a Unitron C-574. It sold for ~$1200 with shipping. I had bid on it. I can post a link to the eBay add later if you’d like. 

 

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Edited by Esso2112, 13 February 2018 - 02:25 PM.

 

#528 Tom Duncan

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

Ah, that explains it, good job in finding it in the first place!

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

Ah, that explains it, good job in finding it in the first place!

 

Tom 

It was a good find and I took it to where I was comfortable as a small project scope, but was outbid.   It was just dusty and needed a cleaning.  I see it has already sold, which was still reasonable. 

 

Miss labeling of Unitrons has paid off for me in the past on eBay.  I picked up a nice straight letter Unitron 140 OTA relatively cheap because the seller called it an ULTRON. 


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:50 PM

Tasco 10VR. Look at the ad description to see the postings right here from CN the seller has used to help sell the auction.

 

Link to 10VR ebay.


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:15 PM

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#532 JakeJ

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:18 PM

I believe this is my old C80:

 

https://www.cloudyni...80-orange-tube/

 

If so, it has excellent optics.  However, when I sold it, I sold it for quite a bit less than that!


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#533 sdedalus83

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

I believe this is my old C80:

 

https://www.cloudyni...80-orange-tube/

 

If so, it has excellent optics.  However, when I sold it, I sold it for quite a bit less than that!

For that price, I'd want the Polaris too.


 

#534 CHASLX200

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

Too  much...


 

#535 JakeJ

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

Found the my original ad - I sold it for $120, but that was back in 2005.

Looking at the photos, I don't think it is the same one.

Mine had an excellent startest - textbook perfect.


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:18 PM

Tasco 10VR. Look at the ad description to see the postings right here from CN the seller has used to help sell the auction.

 

Link to 10VR ebay.

He only put the good reviewslol.gif


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:08 PM

 

 

Never saw a 1986 orange tube C8

Yeah, I think it is a little older than 1986, more like 83.

 

 That mount came out around 83-85 . That was just before they went to black i guess.

 

 

The seller lives just 30 minutes from me, so I went over and took a look at it. He's the original owner and couldn't remember the exact year he purchased it, but he knew that it was manufactured right after they switched to the Byer's Drive, so I can look that up.  The manual is from June 1981.  The scope has some interesting extras, and the optics are very clean - almost pristine! He has had other C-8 owners say that this particular scope had views that are far better than through their own C-8's. Anyway, I couldn't help myself. I gave him the $550 cash and came home with it. I'll describe it in more detail after I've had a chance to really play around with it. 


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:15 PM

 

 

 

Never saw a 1986 orange tube C8

Yeah, I think it is a little older than 1986, more like 83.

 

 That mount came out around 83-85 . That was just before they went to black i guess.

 

 

The seller lives just 30 minutes from me, so I went over and took a look at it. He's the original owner and couldn't remember the exact year he purchased it, but he knew that it was manufactured right after they switched to the Byer's Drive, so I can look that up.  The manual is from June 1981.  The scope has some interesting extras, and the optics are very clean - almost pristine! He has had other C-8 owners say that this particular scope had views that are far better than through their own C-8's. Anyway, I couldn't help myself. I gave him the $550 cash and came home with it. I'll describe it in more detail after I've had a chance to really play around with it. 

 

Good man.  I knew that would be a great scope.  


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:28 PM

 

 

 

 

Never saw a 1986 orange tube C8

Yeah, I think it is a little older than 1986, more like 83.

 

 That mount came out around 83-85 . That was just before they went to black i guess.

 

 

The seller lives just 30 minutes from me, so I went over and took a look at it. He's the original owner and couldn't remember the exact year he purchased it, but he knew that it was manufactured right after they switched to the Byer's Drive, so I can look that up.  The manual is from June 1981.  The scope has some interesting extras, and the optics are very clean - almost pristine! He has had other C-8 owners say that this particular scope had views that are far better than through their own C-8's. Anyway, I couldn't help myself. I gave him the $550 cash and came home with it. I'll describe it in more detail after I've had a chance to really play around with it. 

 

Good man.  I knew that would be a great scope.  

 

I just checked S&T, and the Super C8 with Byer's drive was first announced on the back cover of the July 1983 issue.  If he purchased the scope just after that change over (as he said), then it's likely a late 1983 model.


 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:36 PM

 

Tasco 10VR. Look at the ad description to see the postings right here from CN the seller has used to help sell the auction.

 

Link to 10VR ebay.

He only put the good reviewslol.gif

 

And isn't taking notice of them:-

 

"They are scopes to keep for life."


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:32 AM

 

Tasco 10VR. Look at the ad description to see the postings right here from CN the seller has used to help sell the auction.

 

Link to 10VR ebay.

He only put the good reviewslol.gif

 

The 10VR did NOT have consistent good optics like the 9VR. The mechanics and aesthetics are great, the optics only so so.  I have one but replaced the optics with another make of 80mm short tube.

The starting bid is too high already.


Edited by apfever, 14 February 2018 - 05:34 AM.

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:39 AM

SP-C80 black OTA with swivel finder in Seattle WA area for $75.

I've seen the swivel finder alone for that.

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=971231


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:13 AM

 

 

 

Never saw a 1986 orange tube C8

Yeah, I think it is a little older than 1986, more like 83.

 

 That mount came out around 83-85 . That was just before they went to black i guess.

 

 

The seller lives just 30 minutes from me, so I went over and took a look at it. He's the original owner and couldn't remember the exact year he purchased it, but he knew that it was manufactured right after they switched to the Byer's Drive, so I can look that up.  The manual is from June 1981.  The scope has some interesting extras, and the optics are very clean - almost pristine! He has had other C-8 owners say that this particular scope had views that are far better than through their own C-8's. Anyway, I couldn't help myself. I gave him the $550 cash and came home with it. I'll describe it in more detail after I've had a chance to really play around with it. 

 

I think they went to black with that Byer's version you got also.  If it is super sharp then hang onto it.


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:53 AM

Super C8s (Byers drive) also came in orange for a short time.


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Never saw a 1986 orange tube C8

Yeah, I think it is a little older than 1986, more like 83.

 

 That mount came out around 83-85 . That was just before they went to black i guess.

 

 

The seller lives just 30 minutes from me, so I went over and took a look at it. He's the original owner and couldn't remember the exact year he purchased it, but he knew that it was manufactured right after they switched to the Byer's Drive, so I can look that up.  The manual is from June 1981.  The scope has some interesting extras, and the optics are very clean - almost pristine! He has had other C-8 owners say that this particular scope had views that are far better than through their own C-8's. Anyway, I couldn't help myself. I gave him the $550 cash and came home with it. I'll describe it in more detail after I've had a chance to really play around with it. 

 

Good man.  I knew that would be a great scope.  

 

I just checked S&T, and the Super C8 with Byer's drive was first announced on the back cover of the July 1983 issue.  If he purchased the scope just after that change over (as he said), then it's likely a late 1983 model.

 

Mine is identical in Orange with the Byers drive.  It is # 819***. Not sure how many they made each year.


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

SP-C80 black OTA with swivel finder in Seattle WA area for $75.

I've seen the swivel finder alone for that.

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=971231

This is just what I need for my Polaris mount.

I'm in Seattle. I hope it's still available. I even re-joined astromart to try and get this. Awaiting approval. fingerscrossed.gif


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:06 AM

Roger,

I bought it for you.

I knew you were looking for a nice 80mm and this is it.

 

Robert


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:13 AM

Roger,

I bought it for you.

I knew you were looking for a nice 80mm and this is it.

 

Robert

 

lolol, oh, no shooey,  ha,  He can mention the pm I just sent. or not.


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:05 PM

Thanks Robert!

I was just conversing with Robert yesterday about keeping an eye out for a nice 80mm OTA and he has come through already! bow.gif

 

Thanks as well to Apfever for your generous offer of assistance.

 

It really exemplifies what a great site CN is when you have two members step up to help another member out.


 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:40 PM

Nice C4.5 on a Polaris mount, (tripod with issue):

 

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


 


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