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#1 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:48 AM

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 It also provides some data when the link is no longer active.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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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:14 PM

ATTENTION  GOODWILL  SHOPPERS!!

 

Tasco 11TR OTA --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50922421

 

Looks like a 1980s Tanzutsu version of this scope, but GW will ship it (no mount / tripod).  Auction Ends on 4/5/2018.

 

Monolux 4380 Complete with Case --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50842128

 

It was on the previous closed thread.  Scratches galore, but a Royal version of this fine 60mm F15 EQ with wood case -- and GW will ship it.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Lafayette 60x800 AZ with Case --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50833554

 

Looks a bit older than the Stein Towa (which had a very fine lens).  GW will ship.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Bushnell 78-3650 (76x700) AZ --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50788515

 

China Clone of the Towa dinky Newtonian.  GW will ship.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Sears (Towa) 60x700 AZ IOB --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50866640

 

Looks early 1970s to me.  Even back then, this was a mostly plastic clunker with unusable mount & shaky tripod.  But, GW will ship.  Auction Ends in a couple of hours today.


Edited by Bomber Bob, 01 April 2018 - 12:40 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:35 PM

A nice Monolux kit...

 

https://www.ebay.com...aIAAOSwGBdauZW8


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

A nice Monolux kit...

 

https://www.ebay.com...aIAAOSwGBdauZW8

Yes it is!!  It's a Hiyoshi version -- identical to my very first Classic (that my DOG tumbled with).  I may have to contact the Seller, and see if we can work around that PUO...  (If y'all have seen the Mars photos I made with mine, my interest in this one makes sense).

 

Then again, this Sans & Streiffe Model 600 with a BIN of just $165 is pretty interesting, too!  https://www.ebay.com...675.c100623.m-1


Edited by Bomber Bob, 01 April 2018 - 12:48 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:48 PM

way over for just a mount. This is the lowest end with the skinny gear - probably.

 

over priced Polaris

 

I just noticed this is even lower, look at the back of the RA setting circles and you can see all the fancy windows are GONE. Also the tripod is wimpy.

This is what Celestron used for lowest end Polaris on some of the Haley hype gear. I can't believe some one would go over 200 for this delivered.  

I can't believe some one would go over 200 for a good one, just the mount no scope.


Edited by apfever, 01 April 2018 - 12:53 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

way over for just a mount. This is the lowest end with the skinny gear - probably.

 

over priced Polaris

That is a regular Polaris yes? Not a GP. I bought mine for under $100 dollars and the legs where original. Those are not it looks to me.


Edited by leveye, 01 April 2018 - 12:53 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:55 PM

ATTENTION  GOODWILL  SHOPPERS!!

 

Tasco 11TR OTA --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50922421

 

Looks like a 1980s Tanzutsu version of this scope, but GW will ship it (no mount / tripod).  Auction Ends on 4/5/2018.

 

Monolux 4380 Complete with Case --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50842128

 

It was on the previous closed thread.  Scratches galore, but a Royal version of this fine 60mm F15 EQ with wood case -- and GW will ship it.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Lafayette 60x800 AZ with Case --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50833554

 

Looks a bit older than the Stein Towa (which had a very fine lens).  GW will ship.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Bushnell 78-3650 (76x700) AZ --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50788515

 

China Clone of the Towa dinky Newtonian.  GW will ship.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Sears (Towa) 60x700 AZ IOB --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50866640

 

Looks early 1970s to me.  Even back then, this was a mostly plastic clunker with unusable mount & shaky tripod.  But, GW will ship.  Auction Ends in a couple of hours today.

4380 missing counterweight and solar screen.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

It's NOT what is considered a regular Polaris, it is a slightly knocked down version. A regular Polaris with better parts from tripod legs to setting circles shouldn't cost well over 200 shipped.

I don't use the bay so I'm curious how it works for a back out on bid, if it does, before time is up.


Edited by apfever, 01 April 2018 - 12:58 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

4380 missing counterweight and solar screen.

 

The counterweight is sitting on the case in the first photo...  The solar projection screen is leaning against the case bottom in the same picture.


Edited by Bomber Bob, 01 April 2018 - 01:01 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:00 PM

It's NOT what is considered a regular Polaris, it is a slightly knocked down version. A regular Polaris with better parts from tripod legs to setting circles shouldn't cost well over 200 shipped.

I don't use the bay so I'm curious how it works for a back out on bid, if it does, before time is up.

Something weird is going on there yes. Someone is having fun. All I really want is that small counterweight.


Edited by leveye, 01 April 2018 - 01:01 PM.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

Something weird is going on there yes. Someone is having fun. All I really want is that small counterweight.

That small weight tells you how light duty the mount was meant to be for a 'lesser' scope and I'll leave it at that.


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

A Unitron 114 we are all familiar with by now..I'm surprised they are not getting the hint seeing this been re-listed quite a few times.

 

https://www.ebay.com...0IAAOSw6HJZyAcl


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:25 PM

4380 missing counterweight and solar screen.

 

The counterweight is sitting on the case in the first photo...  The solar projection screen is leaning against the case bottom in the same picture.

Where are my glasses? :)

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:27 PM

Yes it is!!  It's a Hiyoshi version -- identical to my very first Classic (that my DOG tumbled with).  I may have to contact the Seller, and see if we can work around that PUO...  (If y'all have seen the Mars photos I made with mine, my interest in this one makes sense).

 

Then again, this Sans & Streiffe Model 600 with a BIN of just $165 is pretty interesting, too!  https://www.ebay.com...675.c100623.m-1

I have that scope in its Daylite incarnation - outstanding! That's a good buy!

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:31 PM

It's NOT what is considered a regular Polaris, it is a slightly knocked down version. A regular Polaris with better parts from tripod legs to setting circles shouldn't cost well over 200 shipped.

I don't use the bay so I'm curious how it works for a back out on bid, if it does, before time is up.

"It's NOT what is considered a regular Polaris..."

It's still a Polaris, but an uncommon version.

Today we take it for granted that mounts in the Polaris class and above are swappable between telescopes. Back then not so much. This almost certainly was sold with a small lightweight tube, with lighter weight legs, counterweight etc. matching the weight of the tube. It is what it is.

But, if you have a typical 60mm vintage refractor, this might mate very well. It would be a better mount than most vintage mounts that came with a 60mm on it, and weigh less that a big brother Polaris.

Less is more. For someone who can afford it, why not?

Vixen sold a lot of 'toy' telescopes* in the past. Few were imported into the US. For all we know, in Japan this may be considered a 'regular' Polaris and the more common ones in the US would be considered the 'robust' version.

*Around 2005 there was a thread on Astromart about the Vixen-Celestron 4" fluorites. In the thread someone posted that the president of Vixen at the time was happy making profit selling toy telescopes (the posters term) and was skeptical of taking on the fluorite scopes.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

If I pull the trigger on one or both of these I may need a good lawyer. Think i'll just watch.

 

Monolux 4380 Complete with Case --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50842128

 

It was on the previous closed thread.  Scratches galore, but a Royal version of this fine 60mm F15 EQ with wood case -- and GW will ship it.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.

 

Lafayette 60x800 AZ with Case --> https://www.shopgood...m/Item/50833554

 

Looks a bit older than the Stein Towa (which had a very fine lens).  GW will ship.  Auction Ends on 4/4/2018.


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:53 PM

were do i post a link for a not classic? ETX90 in Dallas TX 


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:59 PM

were do i post a link for a not classic? ETX90 in Dallas TX 

Mak-Cass section perhaps?


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 02:13 PM

Mak-Cass section perhaps?

I started a new topic in the Computerized MEADE section then notified the moderator to be sure it's ok with them.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 02:15 PM

were do i post a link for a not classic? ETX90 in Dallas TX 

A Tupperware party?


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 02:33 PM

A Tupperware party?

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 02:35 PM

A Tupperware party?

That is so funny.  All those ETX products are so cheaply made.  It is a shame, because the optics in them are really not that bad. 


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:00 PM

Classic not plastic!


 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:53 PM

A Tupperware party?

Very funny :) Love my 90!

 

I must post a rant against blanket rejection of plastic!

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:54 PM

i like t make small parts of lexan


 


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