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#501 Jimmy462

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:32 PM

Not a classic, per se. Westport, MA...

 

Stellarvue Telescope - photo/video - by owner - electronics sale:

https://southcoast.c...6684828301.html


 

#502 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

Come on folks - only one more day on this thread. Please keep it on track. Stick to posted "for sale" links and brief comments on same. Thanks.


 

#503 GoFish

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:10 AM

A winner has been declared in the competition for greatest understatement, telescope division. No further entries will be considered. 

 

https://palmsprings....6684231336.html

 

”Needs to be cleaned up.”


 

#504 Mr Magoo

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:47 AM

A winner has been declared in the competition for greatest understatement, telescope division. No further entries will be considered. 

 

https://palmsprings....6684231336.html

 

”Needs to be cleaned up.”

That is a Cave I believe. Somebody grab that dusty dude!


Edited by Mr Magoo, 31 August 2018 - 04:54 AM.

 

#505 Geo31

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:55 AM

That is a Cave I believe. Somebody grab that dusty dude!

That is absolutely a Cave.  I was about to post the very same thing.  BTW, from the mount, I think it's a somewhat earlier Cave.

 

Dang....  All the best deals are in California.  ;)

 

Calling Dr. Tim, calling Dr. Tim....  This would be right up your alley.  Shoot son, grab it and take it to Cosmic Acres.  Now you'd have a fun project to work on while you're there.

 

Somebody get this before a flipper does!


 

#506 CHASLX200

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:06 AM

90% of all deals are in Cali. Looks like 60 years of dust.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:55 AM

A winner has been declared in the competition for greatest understatement, telescope division. No further entries will be considered.

https://palmsprings....6684231336.html

”Needs to be cleaned up.”


Looks like that charcoal grill exploded, or this is real estate that had a scenic view of Mt St Helens in 1980.
 

#508 Geo31

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:59 AM

Looks like that charcoal grill exploded, or this is real estate that had a scenic view of Mt St Helens in 1980.

Looks like astronomical gold to me.  Just need a little elbow grease.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:21 AM

Looks like astronomical gold to me.  Just need a little elbow grease.

Elbow grease comes in 5 gallon buckets !!  (^8

 

 

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#510 Geo31

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:09 AM

Elbow grease comes in 5 gallon buckets !!  (^8

 

 

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Definitely will need the "Large Economy Size" for this one.  But worth it.

 

If it were local to me, I'd jump in a heartbeat.  Geez, sounds like I'm from FL.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

Definitely will need the "Large Economy Size" for this one.  But worth it.

 

If it were local to me, I'd jump in a heartbeat.  Geez, sounds like I'm from FL.

joining the jump team are youlol.gif


 

#512 tim53

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:38 AM

I was a'feared for a minute there, because I'm heading out to Cosmic Acres today to work on the house, and I thought that might be "on my way."  But it's a considerable distance past Indio, which is itself pretty far out of my way.  So I'm safe!

 

I bet it'll clean up nicely.  But I don't like that it doesn't have rotating rings.

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:04 AM

 someone go get! Cave good!

 

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#514 Geo31

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

joining the jump team are youlol.gif

 

Hehe.  Nope.  In fact, I expect to start culling my small herd soon.


 

#515 CHASLX200

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:52 PM

Hehe.  Nope.  In fact, I expect to start culling my small herd soon.

I will still offer 5k for that 12.5" Observatory just like i did to Chuck.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:16 PM

Definitely will need the "Large Economy Size" for this one.  But worth it.

 

If it were local to me, I'd jump in a heartbeat.  Geez, sounds like I'm from FL.

Now that I look at the map, the location of that telescope says it all. It’s on the north shore of the Salton Sea, which, like the Aral Sea, has been drying up for years. Huge clouds of dust form as the wind blows over the desiccating lake beds. And it’s not just clay dust. Its a toxic soup of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, algal waste, alkali, etc. You need to be wearing a moonsuit, rubber gloves, and a respirator when you retrive and work on that thing! No way would I even walk into that garage!

 

 http://www.latimes.c...0517-story.html


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:22 PM

Now that I look at the map, the location of that telescope says it all. It’s on the north shore of the Salton Sea, which, like the Aral Sea, has been drying up for years. Huge clouds of dust form as the wind blows over the desiccating lake beds. And it’s not just clay dust. Its a toxic soup of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, algal waste, alkali, etc. You need to be wearing a moonsuit, rubber gloves, and a respirator when you retrive and work on that thing! No way would I even walk into that garage!

 

 http://www.latimes.c...0517-story.html

Just take a hose to it.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

I will still offer 5k for that 12.5" Observatory just like i did to Chuck.

That scope will NEVER change hands for mere money.  Sounds like hot air, but it's not.  Money is not, and never will be the point with this scope.

 

Well, OK, everybody has a price, but this one would take 5 figures and I assure you the first figure would not start with a 1.  So no, it almost certainly will never changes hands for a price, at least as long as I'm it's guardian.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:38 PM

Now that I look at the map, the location of that telescope says it all. It’s on the north shore of the Salton Sea, which, like the Aral Sea, has been drying up for years. Huge clouds of dust form as the wind blows over the desiccating lake beds. And it’s not just clay dust. Its a toxic soup of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, algal waste, alkali, etc. You need to be wearing a moonsuit, rubber gloves, and a respirator when you retrive and work on that thing! No way would I even walk into that garage!

 

 http://www.latimes.c...0517-story.html

 

'Few dispute the need for prompt action: Scientists say clouds of salty, alkaline toxic dust containing heavy metals, agricultural chemicals and powdery-fine particulates linked to asthma, respiratory diseases and cancer are rolling off newly exposed playa, affecting the health of thousands of nearby residents."

 

I do not think I would even get close to the area.   I cannot imagine living in that area.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:40 PM

That scope will NEVER change hands for mere money.  Sounds like hot air, but it's not.  Money is not, and never will be the point with this scope.

 

Well, OK, everybody has a price, but this one would take 5 figures and I assure you the first figure would not start with a 1.  So no, it almost certainly will never changes hands for a price, at least as long as I'm it's guardian.

Good man George.  That scope is your friend.  Make sure it goes to a worthy home.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:52 PM

That scope will NEVER change hands for mere money.  Sounds like hot air, but it's not.  Money is not, and never will be the point with this scope.

 

Well, OK, everybody has a price, but this one would take 5 figures and I assure you the first figure would not start with a 1.  So no, it almost certainly will never changes hands for a price, at least as long as I'm it's guardian.

5k is a fair price.  Not that i could ever use it. But i could say i had a true Observatory model before i die.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

Now that I look at the map, the location of that telescope says it all. It’s on the north shore of the Salton Sea, which, like the Aral Sea, has been drying up for years. Huge clouds of dust form as the wind blows over the desiccating lake beds. And it’s not just clay dust. Its a toxic soup of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, algal waste, alkali, etc. You need to be wearing a moonsuit, rubber gloves, and a respirator when you retrive and work on that thing! No way would I even walk into that garage!

 

 http://www.latimes.c...0517-story.html

Hmmm my first near death experience was at the Salton Sea. I was 8 (1960) and probabably the only one who could go under in that brine. A boat skipper pulled me up on my third time under...gave both me and my parents whiskey for some reason. I eventually coughed up the water and wanted a bit more whiskey! Been drowning off and on ever since:). Currently way above water!


 

#523 Chuck Hards

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

 Not that i could ever use it. But i could say i had a true Observatory model before i die.

That's what I got out of it, plus an education in the way Cave built the heavy stuff.  Removing it from it's observatory was an experience that I'm glad I had, and the story of the telescope itself, and it's original owner, is rather remarkable.  George will be telling that when he starts the re-assembly/restoration thread.  

 

Don't feel bad, Chas, George is the proper owner.  He pulled the sword from the stone, I only got it to budge a few inches.


 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

That's what I got out of it, plus an education in the way Cave built the heavy stuff.  Removing it from it's observatory was an experience that I'm glad I had, and the story of the telescope itself, and it's original owner, is rather remarkable.  George will be telling that when he starts the re-assembly/restoration thread.  

 

Don't feel bad, Chas, George is the proper owner.  He pulled the sword from the stone, I only got it to budge a few inches.

I sure want one before my time comes. But my body hurts just thinking about moving one around.  But would be nice to restore one for kicks. Everything about that scope is heavy and can break bones.


 

#525 Jimmy462

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

Any thoughts on this small Tinsley Saturn refractor. Cranston, RI?...

 

Saturn telescope/ Tinsley Berkeley California | eBay:
https://www.ebay.com...ia/173456822505

 

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