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#201 PaulEK

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:21 AM

spitz a4 planetarium projector cheap or free in iowa city, iowa:

 

https://lawrence.cra...6662073725.html

Thanks so much for posting this! I'm picking it up a week from Saturday. The current owner has tried for years to get a public center built, but needs to part with it for personal reasons. He wanted to give it to someone who actually hoped to get it up and working again, and I promised him I would try my best to do so.

 

I own a Starlab portable planetarium, and travel around Wisconsin with it, sharing the night sky with schools and libraries. I also worked with my astronomy club and school district (I'm a member of the school board) to build a public observatory in our school forest.

 

I just showed a photo of this projector to our superintendent today, and he is interested in exploring the idea of adding a planetarium to the new performing arts center we're hoping to build. I really did not have high hopes for that, but planned to get the projector anyway, just because, who wouldn't? (ok, almost everyone wouldn't!) I'm excited!

 

Another thing I do is refurbish old cameras. I've mentioned that here before. It makes me glad when I can get well-made things that can still work well, up and running again. An old 4x5 camera will record gigabytes worth of information on a sheet of film. No consumer digital camera can do that yet (though they do have advantages, of course).

 

I'm not a fan of digital planetaria. I have not been in any with the very latest technology, but those I have been in do not, in my opinion, show the pinpoint stars that older opto-mechanical projectors do. Even my lowly Starlab fools almost everyone who enters it into feeling as though they are under a real sky. They get woozy when I move the stars quickly.The Spitz A4 projector uses 40-year-old technology, but it's technology that works.


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#202 terraclarke

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:48 AM

Regarding SGW, I think Terra is right. Some type of hanky panky.

Took it off and cancelled bids, because of "mold". Ok... But, still suspicious.

Made it active again, but says for "parts only". I get it, liability/CYA, etc. Ok.

BUT, the item description said "no lens", plus there was no mount or tripod in the new pictures... And, now offering shipping. LoL

Now... It's gone again.

I think someone's been chatting them up trying to finagle a deal, or telling them it's worth a gold mine. LoL

I just hope it gets sold completely intact, because it looked like a great, and complete kit. Really a bummer if they break it up.

It all sounds totally bogus to me! Another deal from BadWill! 


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#203 terraclarke

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:51 AM

The 152 ain't grab & go... More like tote out in pieces, assemble, then take a nap -- at least for us old folks.

I likened it to wrestling an octopus! (The octopus pretty much won! :( )


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#204 jfinkler

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:59 AM

great news paul, glad it found a new home!

 

here's a later jason 454 / 313 discoverer japan with reflex finder in lakewood colorado just down the street from me, looks to be in good shape, i know this model has a real following:

 

https://denver.craig...6665902323.html



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

Talked to the folks at shopgoodwill this morning. I was told that the "stand" is included and that the listing had just been updated. I haven't seen the listing change yet but expect it will shortly. If the complete kit is auctioned (case for tripod and mount?) they will need to change the shipping cost substantially. I think the OTA and box was calculated at just $22 to the left coast. It seems to me just a bit of mix up in getting the posting changed to reflect the condition of the glass which does look pretty horrible in the photo! 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:06 AM

Awesome looking 80mm classic!

https://www.cloudyni...xen-japan-80mm/' title='Selsi 247 Refractor - APL/Vixen Japan 80mm
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#207 bartine

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

Lovely classic 6" reflector on a newer, but very nice wooden dob mount.

 

https://harrisburg.c...6666416176.html



#208 nashvillebill

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:32 PM

https://phoenix.crai...6637876524.html

 

Bushnell Sky Chief 60mm x 910.  Looks nice but $295 ???  Especially since it's an alt-az  mount.


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#209 PaulEK

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:48 PM

great news paul, glad it found a new home!

 

By the way: it is complete, with all control items and boards. And the 'seller' (who is not charging me anything) has amazing stories and other items, including a planetarium projector he designed and built himself... in high school!

 

Waiting a week is going to be difficult.


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#210 Kasmos

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:53 PM

https://phoenix.crai...6637876524.html

 

Bushnell Sky Chief 60mm x 910.  Looks nice but $295 ???  Especially since it's an alt-az  mount.

I saw that last night and thought the same. Plus no slow mo's too.

 

I planned on sending the link to Scott for an example of the mount since he has (or had), an incomplete one without the tripod.

Now I don't need to. grin.gif  


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#211 Mr Magoo

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:43 PM

Talked to the folks at shopgoodwill this morning. I was told that the "stand" is included and that the listing had just been updated. I haven't seen the listing change yet but expect it will shortly. If the complete kit is auctioned (case for tripod and mount?) they will need to change the shipping cost substantially. I think the OTA and box was calculated at just $22 to the left coast. It seems to me just a bit of mix up in getting the posting changed to reflect the condition of the glass which does look pretty horrible in the photo! 

That's a lot of fungus. What a shame.



#212 Dave Trott

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:50 PM

Here is a link to the relisted Early Unitron 128. https://www.shopgood...m/Item/56173591

 

The objective can be replaced but that scope is completely meaningless without the mount....and that is impossible to replace.


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#213 rolo

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:54 PM

Here is a link to the relisted Early Unitron 128. https://www.shopgood...m/Item/56173591

 

The objective can be replaced but that scope is completely meaningless without the mount....and that is impossible to replace.

We may be surprised at the final bidding price...


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:08 AM

Dream Classic $$$

 

Towa 305

 

Meade Brass

 

Rough 4000


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#215 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

https://www.ebay.com... telescope.TRS1

Penncrest 60mm 800mm   


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#216 BigC

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

Brass was listed two months back for $169 and didn't sell so relisting at higher price makes sense ?



#217 jfinkler

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:10 AM

takahashi fc-100 on em-100 with accessories:

 

https://austin.craig...6667698979.html


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#218 Littlegreenman

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:29 AM

Careful with the high shipping cost of the Towa; $180 from Georgia to California.



#219 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:45 AM

takahashi fc-100 on em-100 with accessories:

 

https://austin.craig...6667698979.html

Very nice  old style gray   looks to have been well cared for


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#220 CHASLX200

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:13 AM

The gray stuff was the best and i would never find one on my local CL.



#221 terraclarke

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:43 AM

takahashi fc-100 on em-100 with accessories:

 

https://austin.craig...6667698979.html

Is that member Steve_M_M’s Tak?



#222 terraclarke

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:50 AM

Cute little homage to the classic 3” Newt with a classic focuser:

 

https://www.cloudyni...ul-3-newtonian/



#223 Steve_M_M

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:06 AM

Is that member Steve_M_M’s Tak?

Yes.  I have a smaller, lighter, Tak that is getting all the use these days and  an FC-125/JP combo on the way that will take the place of the FC-100 as the living room piece :(


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#224 terraclarke

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:08 AM

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


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:38 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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