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#1 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:53 PM

Turn Out The Stars

 

Turn out the stars
Turn out the stars
Let eternal darkness hide me,
If I can't have you beside me
Put out their fires,
Their endless splendor,
Only reminds me of your tenderness

 

Stop the ocean's roar,
Don't let the rivers run
Let me hear no more,
The wondrous music
of a skylark in the sun
Let it be done
Turn out the stars
Turn out the stars
Shut off their light
Stop every comet
in its magic lonely flight
Let there be light
Turn out the stars

 

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#2 petert913

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:10 PM

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#3 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:36 PM

A sad song for a cloudy weekend.


 

#4 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:25 AM

Been cloudy here since May.  That beat up scope looks a Meade Newt from around 1980. Not sure what the deal is on that tube.


Edited by CHASLX200, 01 September 2018 - 08:10 AM.

 

#5 Jimmy462

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 07:48 AM

From the previous thread here...

 

https://www.cloudyni...-ads/?p=8806254

 


 starman876 Posted Yesterday, 10:13 PM

 

Jimmy462, on 31 Aug 2018 - 9:44 PM, said:
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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not worth $175.  Maybe more like $75.

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CharlieB Posted Yesterday, 10:38 PM

 

It's a spotting scope with decent optics and a very unique focusing mechanisn.  If I were selling mine, it wouldn't be at that price.

 

Charlie

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Dave Trott Posted Yesterday, 10:45 PM 

 

I would say no more than $50, tops. These are not uncommon. I have two of them.

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...thanks for the feedback, Gents! (I couldn't post feedback after the August thread got closed down.)

 

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#6 Steve_M_M

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here's a fun ad to look through.  Totally unobtanium, but still amazing to see.  Check out the eyepiece collection!  Even some Nishimura ep's.  That 16.3mm "kowa" looks familiar.

 

https://zenmarket.jp...Code=t590262285


 

#7 starman876

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

Here's a fun ad to look through.  Totally unobtanium, but still amazing to see.  Check out the eyepiece collection!  Even some Nishimura ep's.  That 16.3mm "kowa" looks familiar.

 

https://zenmarket.jp...Code=t590262285

That would be fun to view with.  


 

#8 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:30 AM

Here's a fun ad to look through.  Totally unobtanium, but still amazing to see.  Check out the eyepiece collection!  Even some Nishimura ep's.  That 16.3mm "kowa" looks familiar.

 

https://zenmarket.jp...Code=t590262285

The Nishimura Newts were the best made in the early 60's. I would kill to find one.


 

#9 Bob Myler

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:36 PM

Here's a fun ad to look through.  Totally unobtanium, but still amazing to see.  Check out the eyepiece collection!  Even some Nishimura ep's.  That 16.3mm "kowa" looks familiar.

 

https://zenmarket.jp...Code=t590262285

 

Kina scary how the whole enchilada rides on such a TINY wood cart....


 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:58 PM

From the same seller as the Nishimura, a very reasonably priced Nikon 4" APO.  This originally started at a little less than $8k. It dropped over the weeks with no buyer.  Now it is a no-reserve auction.

 

https://zenmarket.jp...Code=u218758785

 

Edit:I post this one as it may actually interest someone.  At this price point one could use their frequent flyer miles during non-peak times and pick this up and end up with a Nikon 4" APO for a very nice price


Edited by Steve_M_M, 01 September 2018 - 01:14 PM.

 

#11 Garyth64

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:32 PM

 Tasco 7TE-5  (lens by RAO)

 

https://www.shopgood...m/Item/57036092

 

not in the best of shape, but it might be all there.


Edited by Garyth64, 01 September 2018 - 04:33 PM.

 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:27 PM

Rare vintage 6 inch mak in Chicagoland..

https://chicago.crai...6685967577.html


 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:53 PM

Pentax J-60 on Goodwill. 


 

#14 Tom Duncan

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:58 PM

Serial number 97 on that Pentax J-60.

 

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#15 Geo31

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:39 PM

From the previous thread here...

 

https://www.cloudyni...-ads/?p=8806254

 

 

 

 

...thanks for the feedback, Gents! (I couldn't post feedback after the August thread got closed down.)

 

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WOW!!!  That is SO cool!  Can  you imagine having that in your own private observatory?


 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:05 PM

From the same seller as the Nishimura, a very reasonably priced Nikon 4" APO. This originally started at a little less than $8k. It dropped over the weeks with no buyer. Now it is a no-reserve auction.

https://zenmarket.jp...Code=u218758785

Edit:I post this one as it may actually interest someone. At this price point one could use their frequent flyer miles during non-peak times and pick this up and end up with a Nikon 4" APO for a very nice price


Aaaaaaargh! :foreheadslap:
 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 05:59 PM

The Nishimura Newts were the best made in the early 60's. I would kill to find one.

There are tales of true 1/30 wave P-V optics or better.  It is a real beauty. Perhaps clean the mirrors and a clean/ regrease.


 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:15 PM

There are tales of true 1/30 wave P-V optics or better.  It is a real beauty. Perhaps clean the mirrors and a clean/ regrease.

It's them pretty mounts i am in love with.  I think that is and has been on the top of my wish list for years.  I would sell my life for one. Never seen one for sale here in the U.S..  Look at the Sky& Tele ads in 1961. Only other mount i would kill for is a older 1980's gray NJP -160.  They never pop up for sale anymore.


 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:19 PM

Rare vintage 6 inch mak in Chicagoland..

https://chicago.crai...6685967577.html

That is cool! Not nearly $1750 worth of cool, at least not for me, but it is quite nice.


 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 07:57 PM

That is cool! Not nearly $1750 worth of cool, at least not for me, but it is quite nice.


It reminds me of that mystery mak that was sold on eBay a few months ago.

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

Rare vintage 6 inch mak in Chicagoland..

https://chicago.crai...6685967577.html

That might be a very interesting Mak looks almost to nice to be home made.


 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:24 PM

The Nishimura Newts were the best made in the early 60's. I would kill to find one.

here is your chance for $10K to get one and you don't have to kill anyone.


 

#23 Kasmos

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 11:16 PM

That is cool! Not nearly $1750 worth of cool, at least not for me, but it is quite nice.

I did a quick look and was distracted by the build quality so didn't focus on the price. Cool but I agree. 


 

#24 Dave Trott

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:53 AM

Hi DMala,

 

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What a wonderful posting, Jimmy!!! I certainly hope you will start a separate thread on this topic. Please!


 

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:58 AM

Zeiss is Neiss!!

 

https://astromart.co...ated-attachment

 

The Zeiss coin scope ad has been revised. There is now much more information and a clear look at the optics. I think I have seen Zeiss 80mm AS objectives sell for this price by themselves so this appears to be a fantastic buy for someone who can take on a project. I would love to do it myself but this is just too big for me. And Don is a great guy. You can't go wrong buying from him!


 


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