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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:44 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I'm locking the old thread but it will age off in a few days.

1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.
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6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.
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4" telescope. LINK
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8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.
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#2 kawskies

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...


Edited by kawskies, 28 February 2018 - 10:07 PM.

 

#3 ShaulaB

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:12 PM

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.


 

#4 Stargoat

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:46 PM

I see one of our members has listed his gorgeous Swift 831 for sale in the classifieds.

 

1964 Swift 831 for sale.


 

#5 terraclarke

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:50 AM

I see one of our members has listed his gorgeous Swift 831 for sale in the classifieds.

 

1964 Swift 831 for sale.

What a beautiful scope! Wow!!


 

#6 Augustus

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:48 AM

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.


 

#7 terraclarke

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Cool old 1” shaft Parks GEM on pedestal. Really nice for the price! Easy resto.

 

https://www.cloudyni...-mount-w-3-wts/


 

#8 deSitter

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:43 AM

 

I see one of our members has listed his gorgeous Swift 831 for sale in the classifieds.

 

1964 Swift 831 for sale.

What a beautiful scope! Wow!!

 

Yes I'm glad I have the 3" realm completely covered :) That's just a great beauty and worth the asking price.

 

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#9 Geo31

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:47 AM

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

Nope.  C8.

 

This has been for sale for quite a while now.


 

#10 kawskies

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:21 PM

 

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

Nope.  C8.

 

This has been for sale for quite a while now.

 

Definitely not worth three grand...


 

#11 Geo31

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:44 PM

 

 

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

Nope.  C8.

 

This has been for sale for quite a while now.

 

Definitely not worth three grand...

 

 

Oh, I don't know about that.  For someone looking for a small dome, that's not bad.  Even if you don't want the C8, you could part it out and the accessories and have a nice dome for $2,500.  That's not a bad deal at all.  If you are looking for a dome.  And if you are close enough to go get it (and break it down and set it up).  For someone primarily interested in AP and prefers a dome to a ROR, they would be hard pressed to find a better deal.


Edited by Geo31, 01 March 2018 - 06:46 PM.

 

#12 leveye

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:50 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

Nope.  C8.

 

This has been for sale for quite a while now.

 

Definitely not worth three grand...

 

 

Oh, I don't know about that.  For someone looking for a small dome, that's not bad.  Even if you don't want the C8, you could part it out and the accessories and have a nice dome for $2,500.  That's not a bad deal at all.  If you looking for a dome.  And if you are close enough to go get it (and break it down and set it up).  For someone primarily interested in AP and prefers a dome to a ROR, they would be hard pressed to find a better deal.

 

Even though it is metal everything looks pretty rusty inside and out and been sitting for years I'd say. I'd offer $500 for the dome as it is. It will need work I'm sure.


 

#13 tim53

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:10 PM

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Nice dome, but in that condition not worth $3000.  And the scope isn't worth much more than about $300.  


 

#14 tim53

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:12 PM

Cool old 1” shaft Parks GEM on pedestal. Really nice for the price! Easy resto.

 

https://www.cloudyni...-mount-w-3-wts/

Interesting.  Looks like a highly modified Pacific Instruments mount.  Maybe Parks acquired the patterns from them or OC.

 

-Tim.


 

#15 tim53

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:14 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

Nope.  C8.

 

This has been for sale for quite a while now.

 

Definitely not worth three grand...

 

 

Oh, I don't know about that.  For someone looking for a small dome, that's not bad.  Even if you don't want the C8, you could part it out and the accessories and have a nice dome for $2,500.  That's not a bad deal at all.  If you looking for a dome.  And if you are close enough to go get it (and break it down and set it up).  For someone primarily interested in AP and prefers a dome to a ROR, they would be hard pressed to find a better deal.

 

the nice thing about a small dome like that (looks like a 6-footer), is that you could rent a flatbed trailer and just hoist the entire observatory onto it and strap it down.  Wouldn't even be a wide load.

 

-Tim.


 

#16 Kasmos

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:08 PM

Looks like a nice early C90

https://www.cloudyni...th-accessories/

 

Same seller has this like new Swift Aerolite refractor

https://www.cloudyni...00mm-telescope/

 

Another member is selling his recently found Bushnell Sky Chief. I like it's construction. Maybe from the '50s?

https://www.cloudyni...te-kit-bb-zoom/


 

#17 rolo

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:11 PM

Beautiful 128 on Amart for $600.


 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:16 PM

Beautiful 128 on Amart for $600.

That is a great deal. 


 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

A C14 had holes in the forks.


 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:00 PM

 

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

A C14 had holes in the forks.

 

The secondary holder has 8 imprinted.  So probably an 8.


 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:15 PM

 

 

 

 

Here we go! Observatory with Celestron on CL https://stlouis.crai...6467840258.html

 

How sad...

Awww, looks like a 1970's vintage C-8, from the looks of the fork.

 

Too big to be a C8. I think it's a C14.

 

A C14 had holes in the forks.

 

The secondary holder has 8 imprinted.  So probably an 8.

 

The secondary holder also says 2000mm f10.  It's an 8.


 

#22 JakeJ

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:27 PM

LOL - the dustcap clearly says 8 on it guys.


 

#23 starman876

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:41 PM

it always helps to have more than one opinionlol.gif


 

#24 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:44 PM

It's not a 14 jean that is for sure.


 

#25 rolo

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

Probably has a be DPAC test too.


 


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