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#1 Sequimite

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:53 AM

I had this in my sights for a year and happened to look on AstroMart just after an ad went up this morning. I was the first one in asking to buy it. The guy called me and we had a great conversation. We're both 63, bicyclists and life long drummers. 

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:01 AM

Nice pick up.  I've only had excellent dealing with Crazy Dave. Great guy.



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:35 AM

Nice one!  Congrats!

 

My first TV-102 was a great little scope and would be at the top of the list if I am ever in the market for a four-incher again.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:25 PM

Congratulations!

 

You are very fortunate, the TV-102 is my dream scope and no other 4-inch scope could possibly please me as much! drool5.gif

 

Please enjoy it and never let go of it! smile.gif



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:08 PM

I saw the ad and figured it would not last. Congratulations! 

 

Clear skies, Alan


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:23 PM

Looks great, like a scientific instrument should. And what a set of optics!

 

I played trumpet professionally in my youth and still play in some local groups. There is a bond existing between fellow players of the same instrument.

 

Well, except for trumpet players. Upon meeting a fellow trumpet player for the first time, the greeting is usually, "Hi, I play better than you".

 

Steve "the lip" Allison


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#7 Sequimite

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:33 PM

I always favor "tried and true" over "latest and greatest". I told Dave my most played drums are my '65 Slingerlands. Even my Pork Pie kit, which I've used more recently, is 22 years old.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:00 AM

When looking at/into refractors Tele Vue, Takahashi, Vixen and Astro Physics are the 4 makes I check out first.

 

Other makes names of good repute are familiar, but the 4 above are like Ford, Toyota, Honda and Volvo as household brands, albeit in a geeky way.


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 10:55 AM

"I had this in my sights for a year and happened to look on AstroMart just after an ad went up this morning. I was the first one in asking to buy it. The guy called me and we had a great conversation. We're both 63, bicyclists and life long drummers."

 

It sounds like this one was meant especially for you!  Congratulations on getting a beautiful telescope.  Like others have expressed, it's one that is near the very top of my wish list.  Someday, hopefully (but so far I haven't been quick enough on the ads when they appear, lol).

 

Enjoy! waytogo.gif


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 01:21 PM

Good job. They ride real nice on a Gibraltar 5.

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#11 Sequimite

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 06:14 PM

It's definitely going on the Losmandy AZ-8; on the left since it comes with a Starbeam and the Burgess 1278 will go on the right until and unless the 102 causes me to sell it. I'm anxious to compare the two.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 11:37 PM

Is it a chrome draw tube era 102 or black draw tube? We will require photos of course:)


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Posted Yesterday, 12:01 AM

I will hopefully have it by the end of the week and will then put photos up. No idea yet about the draw tube or serial number.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:49 AM

I will hopefully have it by the end of the week and will then put photos up. No idea yet about the draw tube or serial number.

I think it's a chrome tube since it has only one focuser lock.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:47 PM

I think you may be right with one focus lock screw being in the chrome days. My TV 85 was one lock screw and chrome. I bought it new in 99 or 2000.


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Posted Today, 03:55 PM

Early model with chrome tube confirmed.

 

After I talked to Dave Thursday he had intense pain and had to go to the hospital. He was there over the weekend and they knocked out a particularly nasty and rare infection. 

 

He called today to let me know it shipped this morning. 



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Posted Today, 04:06 PM

Early model with chrome tube confirmed.

 

After I talked to Dave Thursday he had intense pain and had to go to the hospital. He was there over the weekend and they knocked out a particularly nasty and rare infection. 

 

He called today to let me know it shipped this morning. 

Glad he is okay. Perhaps it will be clear in the Great State of Washington the day it arrives:)



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Posted Today, 04:31 PM

It's clear now, but that's just a tease. I'm on a hill at 500 feet and both Vancouver Island, 35 miles away, and Mount Baker, 100 miles away are very clear. I was using 333 power on my Burgess in the field last night and it was crisp.

 

So... just a tease...




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