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#26 Geo31

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:37 PM

Here is an early Celestron C8 on offer in Germany that puzzles me. It is the standard early-style C8 tube, but instead of orange it has a white tube with the usual greyish fittings and mount.

 

Next weird thing is that the dec rings are somehow oversized. And the finder is labeled "University Optics". The thing comes with a lot of electronic boxes to make the drive work. It seems to be an original USA unit because of the 110V drive.

 

Anyone has a clue what is going on here? Or is it just an aftermarket modification of an orange tube?

 

https://www.ebay-kle...035172-187-6831

OK, I'm admittedly just guessing here, but I wonder if this has some digital setting circles?  The big fixture on one side of the forks on the dec axis is what makes me guess this.  I doubt it's a drive, so DSC makes the most sense.  It does look odd with those setting circles.

 

I'd guess the white tube is just a repaint.

 

The University Optics finder is a common period-correct upgrade.

 

The electronic box is a driver corrector.  The drive will work without it, but the corrector will allow the scope to track siderial, lunar, and solar.  Also a common period-correct upgrade.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:03 PM

Sad. I guess the mirror was broken carrying it separately. I had a friend with a big truss dob like that and he carried the mirror in a pizza box. I always figured it was only a matter of time. bawling.gif

Or it was slapped into another Dob or OTA.


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#28 badback

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:19 AM

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:30 AM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.

https://denver.craig...6617490499.html

 

This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.

 

What do you folks think?

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:11 PM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.

https://denver.craig...6617490499.html

 

This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.

 

What do you folks think?

I still have the one I bought in 1980/81. It's a keeper.



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:51 PM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.

https://denver.craig...6617490499.html

 

This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.

 

What do you folks think?

looks like a great scope.



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

Very pretty

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

I love it! I hope you get it.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:54 PM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.

https://denver.craig...6617490499.html

 

This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.

 

What do you folks think?

like it.  Of course I'm building something similar using RV-6 mechanicals and C6-N optics.  Good luck.



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:01 PM

Looks more like an 8"?


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

https://astromart.co...n-114-telescope

 

nice Unitron only $395.

 

and also here 

 

https://www.cloudyni...0s-unitron-114/


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:36 PM

B&L Criterion 4000

 

https://annarbor.cra...6633149551.html

 

Meade 10" 2120:

 

https://boise.craigs...6632855557.html

 

And a Sears 6335:

 

https://palmsprings....6632900978.html


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:43 PM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.
https://denver.craig...6617490499.html
 
This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.
 
What do you folks think?


I think you should talk to me in Aurora first. You'd be glad you did by your statement above.
I've seen that listing since it was new, I wouldn't go 300 for the 6", your offer is good for that but Denver here and....just Things to look at like a couple of 826 versions here while you get hands on thoughts of ergonomics and values. Just sayin...vintage scope aficionados and significant others always welcome, never had a disappointed couple over, ask regulars here that have visited.

Originally it was posted as an 8" but it is a 6". I talked to the sellers and confirmed the tube is 8" diameter. I told them that would be a 6" and I explained the sizing. I told them they could have a potential issue with a one hour drive (one way) from Denver and it not being an 8". They reposted at the 7.5" size, probably not believing me or....something. It does look nice, just possible to do better in this local market guaranteed.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.

https://denver.craig...6617490499.html

 

This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.

 

What do you folks think?

Even $300 smackers is good.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:28 PM

Even $300 smackers is good.


Not if 300 can get a nice 8" instead of a 6". Different markets for different areas, We all know the deals aren't in FL.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

In general I think $300 for that scope is a decent deal.  I'll have a lot more than that in my RVC-6N, although I admittedly will be spending on a number of things that don't add to performance.  I do get your point though.

 

One thing I don't like (that I'm addressing on my RVV-6N is the height of the pier for a 6" f/5 scope.  The pier needs to be taller unless you're exceptionally short.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

Not if 300 can get a nice 8" instead of a 6". Different markets for different areas, We all know the deals aren't in FL.

Beats me why FL has the least deals and just always seems to have junky SCT's or 60mm scopes on CL. Old school Newts and Unitrons are super rare here. And when there is a rare nice scope the price is sky high.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

I have gotten deals out of FL.  You just have to look everyday to find them.   I got a very nice Unitron 152 out of FL, a couple of nice SCT's loaded to the gills and a couple of APO's. 


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:56 PM

My Vixen 102 -FL with  GPDX/drives came out of FL last year.  $1200.  12 hr drive to pick it up in Tampa, but worth it.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:24 AM

That 3" Sears 6335 has nice price.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

That 3" Sears 6335 has nice price.


Of course, it's not in FL.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:30 AM

I looked and didn't see this I am not sure if it has been posted.

https://denver.craig...6617490499.html

 

This is the meade 645 6" f5 scope. Asking $350. I have made an offer of $275. I am going to hear a little bit later today if they are interested in it.

 

What do you folks think?

A beautiful rig. Good luck



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:32 AM

That 3" Sears 6335 has nice price.

One of the finder scope rings is missing. Not easy to come across. You'll want to ask the seller if it's there in the box or not.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:30 AM

In general I think $300 for that scope is a decent deal.  I'll have a lot more than that in my RVC-6N, although I admittedly will be spending on a number of things that don't add to performance.  I do get your point though.

 

One thing I don't like (that I'm addressing on my RVV-6N is the height of the pier for a 6" f/5 scope.  The pier needs to be taller unless you're exceptionally short.

Yep, kind of short set up. First things first - do i get it or not. I am going to go look at it today and decide. 

I'll post more later today

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

Of course, it's not in FL.

Say it is not so.  I thought all the good deals were in FL




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