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#1 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 02:32 AM

In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon)

 

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a, Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

 

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you

 

Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, in other words

I love you

 

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#2 terraclarke

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

Attention all Questar shoppers!

 

https://www.cloudyni...-questar-minty/

 

https://www.cloudyni...estar-standard/

 

Good deals at $2200 each!


 

#3 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

When it rains is pours ?  Lots of opportunities

 

FC-76's old gray one  asked 850

FC-76  on Astromart    asking 950

FC-76 on Astromart     800

Vixen 80 fl      now at my house

Vixen  90 fl     gone but not forgotten

 

So while saving for an FS-128 that come along infrequently

and  on the lookout for a 76 to 80mm fluorite  these all pop up 

going to just be happy to have snagged the Vixen80fl-- a  keeper

 

Okay back to our originally scheduled program --  saving for the FS-128 if one ever is listed here or there


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 01 October 2018 - 01:23 PM.

 

#4 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

Attention all Questar shoppers!

 

https://www.cloudyni...-questar-minty/

 

https://www.cloudyni...estar-standard/

 

Good deals at $2200 each!

Very very nice  Who wouldn't want one in their corral?

 

Saw one from the 50's for 2900

 

  and the one here  from 1969 at 2200 is sweet    but they  all look  nice

 

I ask....Are some years better than others with Questars    like older guitars from the 50's and 60's were just somehow  better...  Are these consistent ? Was there a golden age for such a fine scope like this? Just interested can't go for one of these at this time

 

I have to stay more focused


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 01 October 2018 - 02:14 PM.

 

#5 wfj

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

I have to stay more focused

Well, you do have a focuser ...


 

#6 starman876

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:17 PM

Attention all Questar shoppers!

 

https://www.cloudyni...-questar-minty/

 

https://www.cloudyni...estar-standard/

 

Good deals at $2200 each!

Nothing better than a nice Questar


 

#7 starman876

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:20 PM

This looks like it should be an instant classic

 

https://www.cloudyni...segrain-300f15/

 

TEC 300mm Mak at F15

 

what a planet killer this should be.  


 

#8 terraclarke

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:22 PM

Nothing better than a nice Questar

I agree! I do love mine. :love:


 

#9 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:46 PM

When it rains is pours ?  Lots of opportunities

 

FC-76's old gray one  asked 850

FC-76  on Astromart    asking 950

FC-76 on Astromart     800

Vixen 80 fl      now at my house

Vixen  90 fl     gone but not forgotten

 

So while saving for an FS-128 that come along infrequently

and  on the lookout for a 76 to 80mm fluorite  these all pop up 

going to just be happy to have snagged the Vixen80fl-- a  keeper

 

Okay back to our originally scheduled program --  saving for the FS-128 if one ever is listed here or there

Well i am in a dumping mood and not jumping anymore. May have sold all my stuff again for one heck of a buy.  I made a fair offer for a FS128 not long ago but never again.


 

#10 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:48 PM

Very very nice  Who wouldn't want one in their corral?

 

Saw one from the 50's for 2900

 

  and the one here  from 1969 at 2200 is sweet    but they  all look  nice

 

I ask....Are some years better than others with Questars    like older guitars from the 50's and 60's were just somehow  better...  Are these consistent ? Was there a golden age for such a fine scope like this? Just interested can't go for one of these at this time

 

I have to stay more focused

Not me. Not at that price for a 3.5" when a 80mm Vixen can do the same if not better for 1900 smackers less.


 

#11 starman876

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:09 PM

https://astromart.co...tripod-for-sale

 

A duplex with a Zerodur mirror.

 

Looks really nice.

 

 

https://astromart.co...-mount-w-extras

 

Meade LX650 mount.  These are really a workhouse as long as you set them up right. 


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#12 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

Nothing better than a nice questar...

 

https://www.cloudyni...-questar-minty/

sold  just like that 

 

   so maybe that answers my question that I asked it good faith  whether the older ones were more desirable or better  so the 1969 sold before the the 1993  


 

#13 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:38 PM

Nothing better than a nice questar...

 

https://www.cloudyni...-questar-minty/

sold  just like that 

 

   so maybe that answers my question that I asked it good faith  whether the older ones were more desirable or better  so the 1969 sold before the the 1993  

I would rather have the older 1's before 1975 unless there is mold problems.


 

#14 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

https://astromart.co...tripod-for-sale

 

"A duplex with a Zerodur mirror.

 

Looks really nice".

 

 

Questars just look so well made    awesome craftsmanship  in a small convenient package  They look to the newbee like they just never change


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 01 October 2018 - 07:46 PM.

 

#15 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:08 PM

https://vermont.crai...6699321030.html

 

 

little white Selsi   ten dollars


 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:47 PM

https://www.facebook...12386238841362/

 

This looks like a yoke mount version of the Royal LN 3E.  Near Grand Rapids MI.


 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:54 PM

Somebody help us get back on track!!! 

sure, after participating in derailing the thread, the least i can do is pony up a good link to a good deal on a good scope.  it's not a classic nor is it vintage, but this is a lot of scope + accessories for the money for someone in the denver area:

 

https://denver.craig...6711638369.html

 

the corrector plate looks to have been inexpertly wiped of dew, so probably worth taking some care when inspecting to check the coatings.


 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:19 PM

here's another, seller says it's a 1971 tasco, looks to come with some eyepieces, a barlow, and a yoke-type pedestal tripod, asking price of $40, located in fowler, co:

 

https://www.facebook...458084771356493


 

#19 Kasmos

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:50 PM

That's a fairly rare Tasco 19T Self Storing Observatory.

If I was in CO and did Facebook I'd Jump.

Can I say that? 

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Link:

https://www.cloudyni...ng-observatory/

 

Tasco-19T-Set-up.jpg

 


 

#20 jcricket

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:34 AM

I am headed to okie tex on Friday. I will be driving right by there, it is not at all out of hte way. Hmm.......... A self storing refractor observatory. Kind of cool idea. And for $40, I waste that much on cokes and burgers other stuff.

hmm............


 

#21 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:43 AM

https://www.astromar...oublet-fluorite

Here's that  link to the FC-76  950  I mentioned yesterday


 

#22 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:48 AM

two Shrine Manons for sale

 

https://www.astromar...0-refractor-kit

 

 

https://www.astromar...anon-refractor 


 

#23 rolo

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:42 AM

That's a fairly rare Tasco 19T Self Storing Observatory.

If I was in CO and did Facebook I'd Jump.

Can I say that? 

Newrulez.gif

 

Link:

https://www.cloudyni...ng-observatory/

 

attachicon.gif Tasco-19T-Set-up.jpg

If that's an observatory scope my AP180 is the 40" Yerkessmile.gif


 

#24 Chuck Hards

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:52 AM

If that's an observatory scope my AP180 is the 40" Yerkessmile.gif

I own a 19T.  Couple of observations:

 

There is a glare stop in the end of the focuser tube that cannot be removed easily.   It is grossly undersized and does not allow full-aperture viewing.  Period.  Now that's a shame because this is not a Towa product, and the objective is fairly decent.

 

The tube is smaller in diameter than a "standard" 60mm.  It will not fit in standard clamshells unless shimmed quite a bit.

 

The focuser is very small, designed to fit inside the pier with the OTA.  It does not allow any thread-on 1.25" adapter to be used at all, that I'm aware of.

 

The finder is single-element and very poor quality.

 

The tube cannot move longitudinally in the cradle, so it is perpetually out-of-balance and some tension is needed on the altitude clamp.

 

 

I have replaced my focuser with a 1.25" model, and the finderscope with an old Criterion finder.  It is a much easier to use scope now, but of course the OTA no longer fits inside the pier.  I have the stock components still and will return it to factory condition when I sell it.


 

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:06 AM

Still collectible, I guess.


 


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