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#351 bremms

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:48 AM

Yep, the ad has been pulled.  Some folks do that after their sale is done.  I wish they'd leave them up, for folks researching pricing history.

 

He wanted $550 for the set, IIRC, which isn't bad for all 8 eyepieces, with original boxes.

I got $200 for three perfect with boxes.


 

#352 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:50 PM

Super nice pentax 85    that Dave has Trotted out for sale here in the classifieds

 

sorry cant post the link from this computer

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#353 rcwolpert

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:08 PM

Super nice pentax 85    that Dave has Trotted out for sale here in the classifieds

 

sorry cant post the link from this computer

 

If I were still in “buy mode”, I’d go for this one.


 

#354 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:12 PM

If I were still in “buy mode”, I’d go for this one.

Yes   I  really like this one as well

 

  I have enough 3 inch refractors now    partially because I have had trouble resisting very nice scopes like this...…

 

But unless I control this buying   I'll never save up the money for the one big refractor  I grave

like a  T128 or 120


 

#355 terraclarke

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 03:00 PM

Way overpriced!

 

https://www.cloudyni...3-achromat-f12/


 

#356 Geo31

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 04:03 PM

At first I questioned your comment, but a quick review of some auctions leads me to agree with you.  To tell you the truth, I'm kind of surprised because I thought Bardou was considered a good quality instrument and I've seen other, similar brass scope sell for so much more.  Just goes to show the importance of due diligence.  


 

#357 Augustus

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:12 PM

C8 (Celestar?) OTA

 

https://www.ebay.com...6wAAOSw3fxb7zFM

 

16" LX200. Local club has one of these scopes and the images are downright dismal, but maybe the one here is just a lemon.

 

https://www.ebay.com...2oAAOSwxyJbitc9


 

#358 wfj

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:34 PM


16" LX200. Local club has one of these scopes and the images are downright dismal, but maybe the one here is just a lemon.

 

https://www.ebay.com...2oAAOSwxyJbitc9

Think of it like a lottery ticket, where some years/brands have really poor odds (almost all bad). Of the eight C8's I've gone through, only the last was a stunner (a US-made Nexstar 8 GPS at 1/10th wave!), and a 1/6 wave Orange Tube many decades ago.

 

Last 10 inch Meade SCT I field DPAC'd was two-waves or more, and the other one the seller had that he was keeping was about 1/4 wave. (It was immediately flipped on eBay by somebody.)


 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

Bargain Questar  lol.gif

 

https://reno.craigsl...6749763873.html


 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:37 PM

Here’s your chance to own the legend- a glorious little Tak FC76, nice and complete, in great condition at a very fair price. Mine is my favorite refractor. It will truly do 100X per inch when seeing permits.

 

https://www.cloudyni...1-fc76-classic/


 

#361 pjgerb65

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:38 AM

https://portland.cra...6742155249.html

 

This is interesting a C8 on a polaris mount!


 

#362 BillShakes

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:30 AM

What is the attachment arrangement on the Polaris mounted C8? Something aftermarket? How does that work?


 

#363 deepwoods1

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:37 AM

What is the attachment arrangement on the Polaris mounted C8? Something aftermarket? How does that work?

It’s sort of a reverse Vixen plate. The OTA rides on what looks like a flipped Vixen rail that attaches to the plate of the tripod. I think it was an SP C-8?


 

#364 deepwoods1

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

Yep, the ad has been pulled.  Some folks do that after their sale is done.  I wish they'd leave them up, for folks researching pricing history.

 

He wanted $550 for the set, IIRC, which isn't bad for all 8 eyepieces, with original boxes.

I picked them up! Should be here later today. With shipping came to about $70 each. Probably a little high, yes, but I don’t need to keep hunting. 


 

#365 Augustus

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:58 AM

13" Coulter, not a bad deal

 

https://www.ebay.com...OgAAOSwEtRb8CNt


 

#366 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 11:12 AM

13" Coulter, not a bad deal

 

https://www.ebay.com...OgAAOSwEtRb8CNt

Good deal probably  lots of ap

  but pick up only in Florida    


 

#367 John Rogers

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 11:14 AM

If you really want to revisit high-tech 1970s astrophotography, then this is for you:  https://www.ebay.com...AD/202485990103

 

It was difficult enough dealing with 35mm roll film.  Can you imagine handling 35mm film chips?


 

#368 apfever

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:08 PM

If you really want to revisit high-tech 1970s astrophotography, then this is for you:  https://www.ebay.com...AD/202485990103

 

It was difficult enough dealing with 35mm roll film.  Can you imagine handling 35mm film chips?

That price is nothing short of insane. Seriously. I have one in mint condition with papers, known prodigy, I'm second owner, trunk, outstanding, and honestly an item worth - seriously - 1/10 that ad. Just my opinion in my situation of how I would value such.  In all honesty (so far adhered to), they are worth a bit more and get into the 200 easy or a bit more even but I don't have the clip holder.  The holders came in sets of 3 I believe and getting one for actual nostalgic use should be as easy as a want ad asking some one to cough up for a reasonable price.  I'm not going to get a holder, I'm not going to use it, it came with a mint package deal.   That posted price is too far out for me to leave this forum as a possible source of purchase. Some one else try sincerely explaining the market to the seller with a reasonable offer and get back to us with the result.  


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#369 Tom Duncan

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:19 PM

It’s sort of a reverse Vixen plate. The OTA rides on what looks like a flipped Vixen rail that attaches to the plate of the tripod. I think it was an SP C-8?

But while the rail looks like a current Vixen spec dovetail it isn't, not usable on any Vixen spec saddle I've tried them on. 

 

However I suspect it was the inspiration for the now ubiquitous Vixen dovetail. 

 

Tom 


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#370 Bob Myler

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

Folks, here's a deal you can't go wrong with - it's FREE! - just pay shipping from Warrior, AL....

 

https://astromart.co...rman-mount-free


 

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:27 PM

Folks, here's a deal you can't go wrong with - it's FREE! - just pay shipping from Warrior, AL....

 

https://astromart.co...rman-mount-free

That's right up the road from me...  Seller is a CN member, too.

 

This gorgeous Classic isn't close by, but my oh my!  GP-C102 kit -->  https://www.cloudyni...-great-polaris/

 

Edmund 8" F5 Newtonian OTA (Red & Cream Scheme) -->  https://www.cloudyni...cope-1050mm-fl/


Edited by Bomber Bob, 17 November 2018 - 06:14 PM.

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:33 AM

Dave does it again --great Classic at a great price!

 

Edmund 4" F15 w/ original Motorized EQ -->  https://www.cloudyni...inch-refractor/

 

This is a fancier version than mine.  If you've been thinking about a 4" APO versus achro... my Edmund is the reason I won't buy one -- no need.

 

I hope a CNer bought this Uni beauty -->  https://www.cloudyni...2-rescue-scope/

 

That's the Model 152 that I rescued from a barn -- probably sat under the leakiest part of the roof!  Wouldn't take much work now to turn it into a treasure.


Edited by Bomber Bob, 18 November 2018 - 09:38 AM.

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:09 PM

Yes a Edmund Scientific 4 inch f/15 equatorial refractor is a excellent instrument if

I didn't own 3 of them I'd snap Dave's up myself as a safety net to make sure I will 

never be without one 'till I cash in my chips 40 years or so from now.

You just never know.

I got caught with my pants down twice, wrinkle gray disappeared without a trace, and

American made Converse All Stars changed ownership and lost all the nice internal

support and aren't nearly as good as they were.

Robert

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:50 PM

 

 

https://www.astromar...new-information

 

This is interesting.

I had been watching that ad for updates for quite some time, but there weren't any.  And while I would have seriously considered relocating to have such a nice setup in such a nice location, my family?  Not so much.  So I didn't make contact with the sellers.  

 

I did get a chuckle out of the early 90s computers, though.  Probably could replace them all with a smart phone or ipad with much of the same capability!  grin.gif


 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:55 PM

I assume G-Tower is posting about the zerochromat telescope

 

During my journey in amateur astronomy I stumbled upon

a book, Unusual Telescopes, Peter Manly (never actually read it)

a website: http://www.eyes-on-t...g/shs/weird.htm

... and more websites and internet finds dealing with odd, unusual, weird, or uncommon telescopes. 

A weird telescope is a telescope that is not a straight forward refractor, reflector, or cassegrain. This zerochromat seems to qualify as one. The upside to uncommon designs is they may address a problem or need, such as off axis reflector erasing the light obstruction by the secondary. The downside or trade off is often collimation nightmares, more complicated designs, and the benefits-downside trade-off not being significant. etc.

Some people tend to be conservative about what telescopes they bless with their approval, or conversely berate.

Some people, like me, just like weird.

I highly recommend Peter Manly's book.  I put it right up there in must reads with the Scientific American ATM trilogy.  And not just because my 8" Springfield is featured in it.  

 

I too am fond of weird telescopes, and if I were in the market for a zerochromat, I'd definitely consider that one.  But I have too many telescopes,  too many optics projects, and not enough time to complete them all before I croak.  ...well, I might finish the ones I've started before then, and maybe use them for several years, hopefully!


 


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