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#1 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:30 AM

Stardust

Sometimes I wonder
Why I spend the lonely nights
Dreaming of a song
The melody
Haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
Oh, but that was long ago
Now my consolation is in the stardust of a song

 

Beside a garden wall, when stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale
Tells his fairytale
Of paradise, where roses grew
Though I dream in vain
In my heart, it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

 

Though I dream in vain
In my heart, it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

 

-Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish

 

 

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I'm locking the old thread but it will age off in a few days.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:30 AM

Stardust melody     very nice start to Demember   

thanks for doing what you do and trying to keep us  focused



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

ARCTURUS IN AUTUMN

 

When, in the gold October dusk, I saw you near to setting,
Arcturus, bringer of spring,
Lord of the summer nights, leaving us now in autumn,
Having no pity on our withering;
Oh, then I knew at last that my own autumn was upon me,
I felt it in my blood,
Restless as dwindling streams that still remember
The music of their flood. There in the thickening dark a wind-bent tree above me
Loosed its last leaves in flight--
I saw you sink and vanish, pitiless Arcturus,
You will not stay to share our lengthening night.

Sara Teasdale, 1926 (TOAOAL-II, pg. 1245)


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#4 John Rogers

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:36 AM

This Tasco reflector could make a nice project for a young one.  The price seems good for someone in New Jersey:

 

https://www.ebay.com...ED/223225388977

 

No mention of the condition of the optics.

 

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:37 AM

https://hartford.cra...6749607477.html

 

This 10 inch newtonian  has been listed here on craigs for over 2 weeks     i dont recall if it had been posted here already    I really dont know what it is meade and cave parts


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:56 AM

This Tasco reflector could make a nice project for a young one.  The price seems good for someone in New Jersey:

 

https://www.ebay.com...ED/223225388977

 

No mention of the condition of the optics.

 

John Rogers

That's what I call a hobby killer. A budding astronomer deserves bettersmile.gif


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:36 AM

https://hartford.cra...6749607477.html

 

This 10 inch newtonian  has been listed here on craigs for over 2 weeks     i dont recall if it had been posted here already    I really dont know what it is meade and cave parts

That looks like a very nice scope.  And the price is what should be expected.  smile.gif

 

I think these big guys just aren't selling, and they cannot be shipped.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:50 AM

C8 Ultima with Clave eyepieces. Would bid but with the Claves it'll probably hit a grand.

 

https://www.ebay.com...0UAAOSwuJRcAZZ3

 

28mm RKE

 

https://www.ebay.com...L0AAOSwaepcAjF4

 

That looks like a very nice scope.  And the price is what should be expected.  smile.gif

 

I think these big guys just aren't selling, and they cannot be shipped.

I would buy it for $500 if I had somewhere to put it.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

https://hartford.cra...6749607477.html

 

This 10 inch newtonian  has been listed here on craigs for over 2 weeks     i dont recall if it had been posted here already    I really dont know what it is meade and cave parts

I love the looks. Just not many are going to pay $700 for it. It seems like you gotta give away these older newts these days.  Only i seem to pay more for these beast as i really do love them and they don't pop up close to home.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:40 AM

Regarding the C8 with Clave EPs, I see another of the white-finshed Orion Plossl's like the one I recently posted about. Nice set of EPs with that scope...

 

And regarding the Circle V Cometron I called the seller, it's missing the accessory tray and he has no eyepieces or other accessories with it. 

 

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

Great deal on a 60mm Goto, (complete kit). It’s just like the one I used to have. These are very nice scopes.


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#12 Garyth64

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:45 AM

14TE Tasco

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982

 

Looks to be in good shape.  It is only the second one I ever seen. I have to say, that mine is in excellent shape, almost new condition,  and is cheaper!


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:32 PM

And regarding the Circle V Cometron I called the seller, it's missing the accessory tray and he has no eyepieces or other accessories with it. 

The Polaris mount alone is worth the price.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

The Polaris mount alone is worth the price.

Yes. Great mount. I have the c4.5 on the Polaris mount. 



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

14TE Tasco

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982

 

Looks to be in good shape.  It is only the second one I ever seen. I have to say, that mine is in excellent shape, almost new condition,  and is cheaper!

Yes It looks good    I like everything about it  but that metal tripod      I have that style metal tripod on my basketcase scope scope and I do not like it at all.........Now if the mount was riding on a solid wooden tripod...?

 

some boomerang ads......................back after sometime away    Big Unitron with tall home made tripod legs   folks should remember this from last winter or spring  I wonder how those tripod legs work as they are reportedly 6 feet...?

https://newyork.craigslist.org/fc

 

t/pho/d/classic-unitron-refracting/6758692885.html

 

 

C-102   Posted previously by Agustus 6 weeks ago     the ad evaporated so I thought it was sold     and  now its   back     I could use that mount

 

https://newyork.crai...6757983695.html

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:04 PM

If I were to keep my 14TE, I would keep the metal legs for originality,  but I would put the mount on a wood tripod.

 

Also, mine is a complete kit.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:13 PM

Great deal on a 60mm Goto, (complete kit). It’s just like the one I used to have. These are very nice scopes.

Yes, it is a great deal.

 

And, Dave just dropped the price on an uncommon Carton 60EA kit to $150 --> https://www.cloudyni...n-60ea-classic/

 

Just with what Dave's selling, you could build a mighty fine collection mighty fast -- and empty out your bank account in the process!  But, it's only money...


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:35 PM

The Polaris mount alone is worth the price.

On that Cometron, not so fast about the mount.  The mount is a step Down from what is considered the typical Polaris mount. The Cometron series alone was Meades market rush, slighty more Dept. Store quality scope. Look at the plastic, focuser, finder, etc.  The mount will have the lightest of interior options, and it also has quite a bit of the RA setting circle mechanism GONE. Hardly anyone uses the advanced setting circle windows on the back of the regular Polaris mount, but they are still a significant part of the collectability and significant in function if used. The tripod is distinctly less than what was used on the C4.5 and C6 Polaris.

I don'[t know about the accessory end, but I'd bet eyepieces are not Japan series 4000, I could be wrong on that.  


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:47 PM

On that Cometron, not so fast about the mount.  The mount is a step Down from what is considered the typical Polaris mount. The Cometron series alone was Meades market rush, slighty more Dept. Store quality scope. Look at the plastic, focuser, finder, etc.  The mount will have the lightest of interior options, and it also has quite a bit of the RA setting circle mechanism GONE. Hardly anyone uses the advanced setting circle windows on the back of the regular Polaris mount, but they are still a significant part of the collectability and significant in function if used. The tripod is distinctly less than what was used on the C4.5 and C6 Polaris.

I don'[t know about the accessory end, but I'd bet eyepieces are not Japan series 4000, I could be wrong on that.  

Just shows how much I still have to learn. 

I would love to hear comments on this one as I am considering driving quite a distance to acquire it.

Now I see it does not look exactly like mine.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:21 PM

8" Ultima 2000

 

https://www.ebay.com...z4AAOSwSONcAuyk


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:20 PM

Dave Trott... If he ain't got it, you don't need it!

 

Takahashi Sky Patrol kit with Extras -->  https://www.cloudyni...shi-sky-patrol/

 

I started not to post this one, but I just got that Mizar AR-1, which is better for my small scopes.  Man!  This one looks to be in excellent condition -- it'll make you want to take up 35mm film astrophotography again!

 

1958 Criterion Dynascope 8 Mount -->  https://www.cloudyni...h-mount-2-axis/


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:38 PM

Great deal on a 60mm Goto, (complete kit). It’s just like the one I used to have. These are very nice scopes.

It is a great price, but do I need two? Do I trust shipping? Too far to drive....


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:07 PM

2080 on a Mizar GEM. Ridiculous BIN price.

 

https://www.ebay.com...ZIAAOSwK1RcAz9y

 

Questar Field

 

https://www.ebay.com...lwAAOSw76lb~zBP


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:18 AM

It is a great price, but do I need two? Do I trust shipping? Too far to drive....

You don't need it, it's not worth the drive and life is a box of chocolateslol.gif


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:19 AM

One of the best optics I ever had was a U2K...




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