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#401 CHASLX200

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:49 PM

You're really missing out.  These are very nice.

For 2k i say they are nice maybe 2.5k max.  


 

#402 starman876

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:17 PM

Friend had one and the main mirror cracked never found a way to replace it.  Still has the scope and like a dope with no hope to find another mirror.  And 4k is too high

OWL has made many a custom mirror at a reasonable price.  They made one for a MN71 I had that got damaged in shipping and it was perfect. Have your friend call me and I will buy the scope from himgrin.gif


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#403 DMala

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

Another version of those square spotters:

 

https://www.ebay.com...119.m1438.l2649


 

#404 Augustus

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:51 PM

Edmund 6" f/8 optics

 

https://www.cloudyni...condary-mirror/


 

#405 Marc-Andre

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

60mm f15 C.O.C. at goodwill now at 3rd price listing down to an opening bid o $3.99. Pick-up only.  Didn't sell when listed for $12.99, or $8.99.   Here


 

#406 leveye

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:45 PM

60mm f15 C.O.C. at goodwill now at 3rd price listing down to an opening bid o $3.99. Pick-up only.  Didn't sell when listed for $12.99, or $8.99.   Here

Looks like no dew shield or finderscope and bracket either. Shame.


 

#407 G-Tower

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:53 PM

I disagree.

 

 

Amen.

 

Most things, even if parts are NLA, can still be fixed.  If the object is desirable enough, most parts can be reproduced in one form or another.  Shoot, it wouldn't surprise me if Cumberland could even reproduce the optics.  Now, cost is certainly a consideration.  Then again, I'm amazed at some of the restorations people here have completed.

Some of us have vision, others may not see the potentialfrown.gif .I just saw the repair Sheldon did to the Zeiss mount. Much better than letting it go to waste or used as a parts mount


 

#408 Geo31

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:31 PM

Friend had one and the main mirror cracked never found a way to replace it.  Still has the scope and like a dope with no hope to find another mirror.  And 4k is too high

Did he contact Cumberland?


 

#409 Geo31

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:36 PM

Some of us have vision, others may not see the potentialfrown.gif .I just saw the repair Sheldon did to the Zeiss mount. Much better than letting it go to waste or used as a parts mount

I think it's also a matter of having enough imagination to see solutions.

 

Off-topic, but illustrates the point...

 

Years ago I read an article in Car and Driver about a British rocker who was into cars and among the cars he owned was a Ferrari 250 GTO (now worth $50+MM).  He would let his friends drive his cars on the track, including the GTO.  When asked if he wasn't worried, he replied "Nah, anything that gets broken can be replaced or remade the same way the original was made" or something to that effect.  When you think about it, that's pretty profound.  Now, cost could get in the way, but for a rare scope like the Quantum, there is not a part on the scope than could not be reproduced.  One must simply be willing (and obviously, some are not).


 

#410 Steve_M_M

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:59 PM

I think it's also a matter of having enough imagination to see solutions.

 

Off-topic, but illustrates the point...

 

Years ago I read an article in Car and Driver about a British rocker who was into cars and among the cars he owned was a Ferrari 250 GTO (now worth $50+MM).  He would let his friends drive his cars on the track, including the GTO.  When asked if he wasn't worried, he replied "Nah, anything that gets broken can be replaced or remade the same way the original was made" or something to that effect.  When you think about it, that's pretty profound.  Now, cost could get in the way, but for a rare scope like the Quantum, there is not a part on the scope than could not be reproduced.  One must simply be willing (and obviously, some are not).

Exactly!  This thread contains information I posted after my first Q6 restoration.  One of our members purchased this telescope from me and took this scope to the next level, cal it crazy restoration.  The pictures are gone from the prior post, but this at least tells you that "solutions" are available.  I restored 2 others Q6's since this post.  Oh, Cumberland has/had Q6 mirrors.

 

https://www.cloudyni...tum-telescopes/

 

I also believe this thread should be for ads only.  So, here you go  https://www.ebay.com...qUAAOSwDTNatVsk


Edited by Steve_M_M, 16 April 2018 - 10:09 PM.

 

#411 tim53

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:33 PM

Friend had one and the main mirror cracked never found a way to replace it.  Still has the scope and like a dope with no hope to find another mirror.  And 4k is too high

Couldn't replace a 6" spherical mirror?


 

#412 CHASLX200

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:21 AM

Did he contact Cumberland?

Not sure.  This was like 3 years ago. The bottom end cracked also so finding that casting would be hard for sure unless someone else has a broken Q6 that has the whole eyepiece end in good shape.  The scope was dropped.


 

#413 CHASLX200

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:23 AM

Couldn't replace a 6" spherical mirror?

I guess another could be made.  But would it match up to the 2 ndary spot and front lens?  The metal casting is what would be the hard part to replace.  


 

#414 Geo31

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:37 AM

Not sure.  This was like 3 years ago. The bottom end cracked also so finding that casting would be hard for sure unless someone else has a broken Q6 that has the whole eyepiece end in good shape.  The scope was dropped.

 

Shoot.  If it were my scope, I'd pull the casting and start talking with machine shops.  That casting could easily be replaced by a piece machined from billet.  A really good shop with a 3D scanner could easily create the CAD file from which tool paths are created.  Wouldn't be cheap, but far better than scrapping a Q6.


 

#415 Geo31

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:39 AM

I guess another could be made.  But would it match up to the 2 ndary spot and front lens?  The metal casting is what would be the hard part to replace.  

 

As I mentioned above, the casting would be the easy part to replace.

 

As for the mirror, Cumberland can replace it or a full optic set.  Again, better than scrapping a Q6.

 

How about your friend sell it to me for part-out pricing?  :)


 

#416 Augustus

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:07 AM

TMB 130SS

 

https://www.cloudyni...-neaf-delivery/

 

Sears 12x38 in Unitron rings

 

https://www.cloudyni...-unitron-rings/


 

#417 mfalls

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:22 AM

Bizarre Celestron/Edmund Frankenscope

 

https://hudsonvalley...6562212032.html

That is the kind of scope that makes me smile. I have a couple of old edmund pedestal mounts without drives I would like to do something similar with. Use whatever parts I have available.  Not sure what motor drive he is using.


 

#418 Dave Trott

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:41 AM

TMB 130SS

 

https://www.cloudyni...-neaf-delivery/

 

Sears 12x38 in Unitron rings

 

https://www.cloudyni...-unitron-rings/

Those are nice rings but they are not Unitron. Unitron rings are hinged.


 

#419 starman876

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:43 AM

Those are nice rings but they are not Unitron. Unitron rings are hinged.

That has been pointed out.  The ad will be corrected I am told.


 

#420 rcwolpert

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:48 AM

That has been pointed out.  The ad will be corrected I am told.

I corrected the ad, but it's sold with that knowledge.


 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:57 AM

 

Sears 12x38 in Unitron rings

 

https://www.cloudyni...-unitron-rings/

They are Scope rings (and Scope finder). The OTA tube they fit (Sears and Scope 76mm x1200mm blue models by SYW) is smaller in diameter than the 3” Unitron OTA tube. The finder is very nice BTW.

 

(Seems to me the very similar looking finder (with bracket rings attached directly to the OTA) on my (daughter’s) Sears 6344 was 10 x 40? I will have to look next time I am at her house.) Anyway, very nice finder optically. 


Edited by terraclarke, 17 April 2018 - 09:11 AM.

 

#422 deSitter

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:29 AM

Nice 60/700mm Monnie cheap - but bring your own "joint piece" :) Good for parts.

 

https://www.ebay.com...mm/162992253490

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:40 AM

Nice 5” Meade (USA) apo! When properly collimated, these are excellent refractors. It will need a beefy mount!

 

https://www.cloudyni...po-usa-version/


 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

That's an excellent buy. Sounds like the owner vouches for the collimation. Mine will be the next to last to go in a crisis :) My LXD75 handles it well, so a Sirius Pro, CG5 etc should do fine. The 140mm tube rings from Orion are a perfect fit for accessorizing and mounting to a dovetail bar.

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

Astro Optical Tasco 7TE, looks like it has some fungus but is otherwise like new! Probably from being stored in a bag in humid conditions. This is a good deal! That small amount of fungus should come right off with a peroxide bath.

 

https://www.ebay.com...00/183168010757

 

-drl


 


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