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#1 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:35 PM

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

Quiet nights of quiet stars
Quiet chords from my guitar
Floating on the silence that surrounds us

 

Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
Quiet walks by quiet streams
And a window looking on the mountains and the sea, oh how lovely

 

This is where I want to be
Here with you so close to me
Until the final flicker of life's ember

 

I who was lost and lonely
Believing life was only
A bitter tragic joke, have found with you, the meaning of existence

Oh my love

 

-Antônio Carlos Jobim & Gene Lees

 

 

 

 

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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1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.

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#2 Taosmath

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:11 AM

A pair of Unitron refractor OTA's :

 

102mm/1500mm plus 60mm/700mm plus a finder.

 

https://www.ebay.com...s/153323170319?



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:06 AM

Celestron 4" fluorite refractor mount. What is wrong with this listing? Oh, I count the ways.

 

https://www.ebay.com...cKj5o:rk:1:pf:0



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:17 AM

A pair of Unitron refractor OTA's :

 

102mm/1500mm plus 60mm/700mm plus a finder.

 

https://www.ebay.com...s/153323170319?

I like the statement that it is in excellent condition for it's agegrin.gif


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

Now this is MOUNT.

https://www.cloudyni...are-bisque-tcs/


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

I like the statement that it is in excellent condition for it's agegrin.gif

Just out of curiosity, anyone else seen the zebra stripe focuser knobs before?  Both the guide scope and main tube have them. My guidescope has the same knobs, but it is all black, no zebra stripe. 



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

Just out of curiosity, anyone else seen the zebra stripe focuser knobs before?  Both the guide scope and main tube have them. My guidescope has the same knobs, but it is all black, no zebra stripe. 

They are not real uncommon with some of later Unitrons, mostly 4” as I remember. Late 70s or early 80s maybe? Always with italic engraved letters or labels and shiny setting circles.


Edited by terraclarke, 01 January 2019 - 12:53 PM.

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#8 starman876

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:46 PM

That is a great mount. Wonder what the smallest scope would be that you could mount on something that size?



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:14 PM

My 40mm Unitron, perhaps?


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:59 PM

Super C8 Byers

 

https://www.ebay.com...qoAAOSwTiVcKm4D

 

Unitron counterweight

 

https://www.ebay.com...GwAAOSw8L5b-bu-

 

C100

 

https://longisland.c...6775524914.html


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:04 PM

My 40mm Unitron, perhaps?

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

https://www.cloudyni...f5-classic-950/

 

while maybe not a classic a 12.5" obsession for $950 is a classic price..


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#13 Steve Allison

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

My heart skipped a beat when I saw that Agustus had posted a Celestron C100 for sale.

 

Alas, it is not the orange tube 4 inch F/13 model I am looking for. I sold mine years ago and have pined for one ever since.

 

If anyone ever comes across one for sale, please let me know. I will pay a generous finder's fee as well as give you my undying thanks. Or just the fee, as you prefer...

 

Regards,

 

Steve


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:17 PM

My heart skipped a beat when I saw that Agustus had posted a Celestron C100 for sale.

 

Alas, it is not the orange tube 4 inch F/13 model I am looking for. I sold mine years ago and have pined for one ever since.

 

If anyone ever comes across one for sale, please let me know. I will pay a generous finder's fee as well as give you my undying thanks. Or just the fee, as you prefer...

 

Regards,

 

Steve

Cannot hurt to run a  want  ad    here     I did and ran into a Fluorite I was saving for   it did take awhile  but hey we have  time  nothing to lose etc 


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:58 PM

Cannot hurt to run a  want  ad    here     I did and ran into a Fluorite I was saving for   it did take awhile  but hey we have  time  nothing to lose etc 

I’ve run want ads here at various times for several rather odd or hard to find items that I’d looked for myself for a very long time, and amazingly had results in from a day to a week of posting the ad! They can be very effective.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:59 PM

I wanted to post a warning about the C8 with Clave eyepieces on ebay mentioned earlier in December. A club member purchased this and it turned out the scope had a terrible case of mold/fungus growing inside the tube assembly with deterioration to the coatings. One can kind of see the fungal colonies in one of the photos, but the seller tried really hard to hide the damage. He even lied when contacted about the condition of the optics and described them as only having a little bit of dust. 

 

The really sad part, many of the eyepieces (including the Clave) had so much fungus/mold growing between the glass elements, one could hardly even look through them, absolutely worthless. The poor person who purchased this brought it in for our December meeting asking for advice. Everyone pretty much said to send it back for a refund. They did, but I worry it will probably just be listed again - together or separately. Unless one is looking for a serious restoration project, this probably isn't an ideal C8 to bid on.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

I don't have the auction ID#, but it was an older black C8 from the 1980s with silver knobs (the same silver as on the old Silvertop eyepieces). If it turns up again and anyone is interested, I can probably get more information and photos from the buyer.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:41 PM

eBay Item Number
362498951770

http://vi.raptor.eba...header=1#item-2

This one?
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:17 AM

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Every one that was made in a cluster.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

An unholy creation. 10" Coulter with larger bearings and a motor drive.

 

https://www.ebay.com...1kAAOSwvytcK~9F

 

10" f/5 and 6" f/8 primaries and a 2.25" secondary. Primary is chipped on the back and probably suffers from Twyman effect.

 

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

 

Black C90

 

https://www.ebay.com...CwAAOSwNXtcK-Bc

 

Renaissance

 

https://astromart.co...m-f54-refractor

 

Ultima EPs and Barlow

 

https://astromart.co...eces-and-barlow

 

Questar Seven

 

https://astromart.co...-mount-and-pier


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:30 PM

Cool looking vintage ATM reflector on pipe mount $150: https://www.facebook...159439064300458 I am guessing its a 6" f/8


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:09 PM

Meade Japan 80mm F15, down by Tucson:

https://tucson.craig...6772643817.html

When things show up around Phoenix/Tucson, and it needs to be picked up, I can help.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:29 PM

Meade Japan 80mm F15, down by Tucson:

https://tucson.craig...6772643817.html

When things show up around Phoenix/Tucson, and it needs to be picked up, I can help.

That's a good price for a Towa 339 in excellent condition -- $200.  (If someone here buys it, I think I still have a 339 motor drive out in the shed.)


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

Celestron 4" fluorite refractor mount. What is wrong with this listing? Oh, I count the ways.

 

https://www.ebay.com...cKj5o:rk:1:pf:0

This looks like a scam...zero feedback for the seller, no specific seller-written description of the actual item at all, Ebay supplied info for a different scope, just one photo. 

 

Tom 


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:24 PM

6" f/8 ota Edmund steel tube I think 

 

https://www.ebay.com...cKpRT:rk:3:pf:0

 

What is mounted on the tube next to the focuser? Anyone know what that is?




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