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#376 starman876

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

Yes, an awfully expensive music box! lol.gif

they do not play a song Terraundecided.gif


 

#377 Littlegreenman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

Yes, an awfully expensive music box! lol.gif

If they did play a song, I'm thinking Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple.... Tangerine Dream...aha!  Harry Partch!

 

https://www.harrypar...com/instruments


 

#378 JakeJ

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

Is that a re-paint? It is a sickly pinkish orange but very even.

I think it is just bad color balance on the photographs.  The entire photos look "off" color wise.


 

#379 CHASLX200

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:35 PM

Got deep pockets:

 

https://www.ebay.com...l8AAOSw4P1auo9A

 

Somewhat shallower pockets:

 

https://www.ebay.com...vwAAOSw0UdXujHW

Even if i had 20 mile deep pockets i would never pay 20k + for any 8" or smaller APO.


 

#380 CHASLX200

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:37 PM

Is that a re-paint? It is a sickly pinkish orange but very even.

Looks like the real deal neal. I think the cam is off on the color and not the scope.


 

#381 Augustus

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:56 PM

8" LX10

 

https://nwct.craigsl...6585663360.html


 

#382 CHASLX200

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:00 PM

Not a super bad price if the optics are sharp.


 

#383 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

Even if i had 20 mile deep pockets i would never pay 20k + for any 8" or smaller APO.

Man, Uncle Roland really gave me a hosing. Charged that for my AP175, and that’s not even 7 inches. Ah me, I guess a sucker is born every minute. nonono.gif


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

No pictures coming up for me. 


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

Man, Uncle Roland really gave me a hosing. Charged that for my AP175, and that’s not even 7 inches. Ah me, I guess a sucker is born every minute. nonono.gif

I just can't bring myself to do it.   I mean sure it is gonna be better than a 7" or maybe a 8" Newt. But them are car prices to me.


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

No pictures coming up for me. 

Same here.


 

#387 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:50 PM

I just can't bring myself to do it.   I mean sure it is gonna be better than a 7" or maybe a 8" Newt. But them are car prices to me.

 

 

Just yanking your chain Chas. Some of my favorite instruments have been those concocted by ATMers or resurrected by the likes of classic lovers we have here. As with many things, it comes down to discretionary spending, and other things we have on our plates. Scopes: I love em all, but my darling wife dictates how much room I’m allocated... but I love her (and want to stay married)!


 

#388 starman876

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

Those larger APO's are things dreams are made of.   Maybe I should sell a few Unitrons and buy one grin.gif


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

OK, now back to those little refractors we all know and some love. A Monolux 4380 on goodwill with fixed shipping of only $39. 

 

Goodwill


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:53 PM

And for those who like slightly bigger objectives.  A newer Unitron 142 on eBay. I'm posting so that I don't make an offer as I just bought another classic refractor I've been actively looking for. The Unitron Looks to be mint. Seller claims opened, but never used. 

 

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#391 Littlegreenman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:54 PM

Man, Uncle Roland really gave me a hosing. Charged that for my AP175, and that’s not even 7 inches. Ah me, I guess a sucker is born every minute. nonono.gif

I assume you are being tongue-in-cheek?

An AP175 listed on A-mart in 2014 was bid up to $27,851, but did not meet the reserve:

See post #63 in this thread regarding that auction:

 

 https://www.cloudyni...for-sale/page-3

 

...and see post #88 on page 4 of that thread for a perceptive comment.


 

#392 Augustus

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

Orange C14 OTA

 

https://www.cloudyni...range-tube-ota/


 

#393 jjbird

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:18 PM

That is a good deal!


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:32 PM

That is a good deal!

that is a great deal


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:33 PM

I assume you are being tongue-in-cheek?

An AP175 listed on A-mart in 2014 was bid up to $27,851, but did not meet the reserve:

See post #63 in this thread regarding that auction:

 

 https://www.cloudyni...for-sale/page-3

 

...and see post #88 on page 4 of that thread for a perceptive comment.

what astronomers dreams are made of.  A big AP.  


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

That's sort of the last thing I want (or am likely to have smile.gif The idea of having so much money just vanish with a trip or a slip is horrifying to me smile.gif And it must be incredibly heavy! Maybe if you had an observatory and could mount it and forget it..

 

I am happy for those who own them. They are sort of like grand pianos. My 10" Newtonian is a sort of like a digital piano - which is still pretty nice :)

 

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#397 deSitter

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:10 PM

And for those who like slightly bigger objectives.  A newer Unitron 142 on eBay. I'm posting so that I don't make an offer as I just bought another classic refractor I've been actively looking for. The Unitron Looks to be mint. Seller claims opened, but never used. 

 

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What year? Does being from the 80s alter the value much? (Not that this one is, I have no idea)

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

OK, now back to those little refractors we all know and some love. A Monolux 4380 on goodwill with fixed shipping of only $39. 

 

Goodwill

Great visual guide for how to pack these boxes :) Thanks! good deal for someone

 

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#399 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:32 PM

And for those who like slightly bigger objectives.  A newer Unitron 142 on eBay. I'm posting so that I don't make an offer as I just bought another classic refractor I've been actively looking for. The Unitron Looks to be mint. Seller claims opened, but never used. 

 

Link

Maybe I’m too paranoid, but I get a tad nervous doing an eBay deal for that amount of money when the seller only has 6 feedbacks... all for sweat shirts and hoodies.


 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:58 PM

Maybe I’m too paranoid, but I get a tad nervous doing an eBay deal for that amount of money when the seller only has 6 feedbacks... all for sweat shirts and hoodies.

eBay used to a have a major problem with new sellers scamming buyers. Some years ago eBay implemented the following to fix this (unless they've changed in recently):

Ebay holds payments to new sellers in escrow. The funds are released after A. the seller leaves positive feedback, or B. confirmed delivery, or C. a list of other factors.

And...this applies to all sales on eBay: Let say you buy this and find it has a defect not described in the listing, say the lens has a large chip, or mice have left a lot of nasty droppings in and around the item.  If you follow the procedure through eBay you can return it for the reason "Not as described" and get a full refund. It should include a return shipping label that the buyer is not charged for. Which oddly makes buying from a long time eBayer a more risky endeavor.


 


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