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#226 G-Tower

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

I sure would have bought it if it was local. I am sure shipping would cost a arm and a leg meg.

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#227 Mountaineer370

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

It’s a beautiful rig Steve, the new buyer will be a lucky person! smile.gif waytogo.gif

It is beautiful, indeed, and it's now listed here on CN:

 

https://www.cloudyni...d-em-100-mount/

 

There is a four-inch fluorite somewhere in my future.  Wish I was ready now, as this would be really tempting!


 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:59 PM

I sure would have bought it if it was local. I am sure shipping would cost a arm and a leg meg.

Take a road trip in the ‘vette Brett! :lol:


 

#229 WoodyEnd

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:16 PM

Regarding the Dream Classic.

 

What is a 3 7/8in f/47 3/16in ED Apochromatic lens?


 

#230 Kasmos

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

That Nikon is something else, but for $12.3k, you have lots of choices of how to spend your $.


 

#231 CHASLX200

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:11 PM

That Nikon is something else, but for $12.3k, you have lots of choices of how to spend your $.

 

That Nikon is something else, but for $12.3k, you have lots of choices of how to spend your $.

No way i would spend half that.


 

#232 Geo31

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:17 PM

Take a road trip in the ‘vette Brett! lol.gif

Indeed!  Nothing quite like a fun 3,000 mile fun trip and vacation to pick up a great scope.  I hear some people even rent RVs.  


 

#233 CHASLX200

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Indeed!  Nothing quite like a fun 3,000 mile fun trip and vacation to pick up a great scope.  I hear some people even rent RVs.  

I have never driven more than 160 miles one way. I just get closed up and it starts to get to me on longer drives.  I would have 10 tickets driving to Cali the way i drive.  But i would sure let it rip past 180mph west of TX on the open road.


 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:05 PM

I love road trips. They can be a total blast! I did a cross-country to Portland twice in the oughts- 02 and 05. And several drives to Cali before that. It’s all about who you go with and where you stop on the way that makes it fun.


 

#235 CHASLX200

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:24 PM

I love road trips. They can be a total blast! I did a cross-country to Portland twice in the oughts- 02 and 05. And several drives to Cali before that. It’s all about who you go with and where you stop on the way that makes it fun.

I can pilot a boat for hours offshore. But i hate driving a car in traffic and stop and go. Now burst to 150mph+ on a open road is a blast But my back and legs hurt on longer drives.


 

#236 Chuck Hards

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:27 PM

OK, that's enough, we have a thread for road trips for scopes already.  Thanks gang.


 

#237 Tom Duncan

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:35 PM

Regarding the "Telescope 8" Brass Refractor" that's been in the Sacramento CL for a while, here are some photos supplied by the seller. 

 

The scope, all its immediate parts and some bits of the mount are in Carmichael, CA, the pier and mount are elsewhere, a place in the mountains whose name I forget. 

 

First photo is of it being set up some years back. The pier and mount shown are what are with the scope now. 

 

While I'm on record as saying (and believing) little can be told from a digital photograph displayed on a computer screen of the condition of objective lens glass, I have to say it looks promising. Looks to have element centering screws on the side of the cell but no collimation adjustments.

 

Please note I have no interest in the scope itself, way over any budget I can scrape together, way too big to deal with either as a personal scope or for resale. All I'm trying to do is get the word out and facilitate the seller find a new home for it. After all, it is an 8" refractor...

 

 

Tom

 

REVISION 8/11: Replaced photo of measuring tape across front element 

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#238 Chuck Hards

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:37 PM

Is that a Byers drive?  If not, it is surely patterned after Ed's work.

 

Somebody is going to recognize the people in the photo, hopefully.


 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:55 PM

It looks more like a 7.25” effective aperture to me, not 8”.


 

#240 jcricket

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:09 PM

meade 8" starfinder in denver - TOTALLY NUTS PRICE!!!!

Asking $2k

https://denver.craig...6668540324.html


 

#241 jfinkler

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:26 PM

i contacted the seller of the denver area meade 8" starfinder in the previous post, i pointed him to some ads for comparable scopes and he says after checking further he would let it go for $300, that seems like a pretty good deal if it really is in like new condition.  


 

#242 Tom Duncan

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:32 PM

It looks more like a 7.25” effective aperture to me, not 8”.

Seller sent a new photo of the measuring tape across the front element, I replaced the earlier one. 

 

Hard to tell exactly what the true aperture is but there is little doubt it's big...

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

meade 8" starfinder in denver - TOTALLY NUTS PRICE!!!!

Asking $2k

https://denver.craig...6668540324.html

1800 more than i would pay.


 

#244 WoodyEnd

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:42 PM

Yup. That is a two or three hundred dollar scope.  Not uncommon on Craig's List.


 

#245 jcricket

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:20 PM

i contacted the seller of the denver area meade 8" starfinder in the previous post, i pointed him to some ads for comparable scopes and he says after checking further he would let it go for $300, that seems like a pretty good deal if it really is in like new condition.  

Yeah, $300 I think Is a very good deal for that scope. I am local too.

Hmm. I still have a little room in my garage.


 

#246 G-Tower

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:05 PM

Regarding the Dream Classic.

 

What is a 3 7/8in f/47 3/16in ED Apochromatic lens?

That's Deutsch for 100mm x 1200mm


 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:46 PM

No way i would spend half that.

There was one here on CN earlier this year that was $7500, I think.  If I had been in a better situation at the time I would have bought it.  That is, I think, my last 'dream' scope.  I know I'd have to sell something (several somethings, actually) to justify it, but then I'd probably never use it (or would never use the Nikon EQ mount, which is also a thing of beauty in itself).  I'd put that scope on my 400GTO in a heartbeat and make my Traveler jealous :-D


 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:54 PM

That Nikon is something else, but for $12.3k, you have lots of choices of how to spend your $.

True, but those scopes are pretty much unobtainium now, and are legendary performers.  Moreso if they have all the original Nikon eyepieces.

 

Someday.


 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:38 AM

Vintage Zeiss.

Seller is a camera store and doesn't even give it's size or a good description! ohmy.gif

 

https://www.ebay.com...iwAAOSwZZdbbdk3


 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:49 AM

jcricket, seller also mentioned he had an MA 25mm ep to go with it, nothing fancy but period correct for the scope and worth hanging onto.

 

here's a meade 826 with mount also in the denver area, i'm guessing based on pics and seller's extensive knowledge of the scope that this is from cloudynight user apfever's collection:

 

https://denver.craig...6668698513.html


 


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