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#51 semiosteve

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:19 AM

The  38T looks like a really interesting scope.  really like the red OTA. Bet it would be a good performer.

That sure is a pretty scope - I've never seen that model Tasco before, and I don't even recall it being mentioned here in the past couple years.


 

#52 terraclarke

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:23 AM

32mm Brandon
 
https://www.ebay.com...f8AAOSw4zdcLVS2


These are really nice eyepieces for the collector if you are interested in vintage eyepieces. I like using vintage eyepieces in vintage scopes. I have this very same eyepiece and I like using it with both my Cave/ATM 6” F4.5 Newtonian and also my Unitron 2.4” and 3” refractors.

 

*** Edit: I almost forgot, it's also cool with my orange C8!


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#53 starman876

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:37 AM

Looks like it might be a Unitron 128 mount.

 

At least Unitron of some type.  If it is a 128, it is probably worth at least 4x that amount with the legs too.  If it is a 142, then...that is a crazy deal.  

That is a very early 142 mount


 

#54 jcricket

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:43 AM

That is a very early 142 mount

I have spoken wit hte seller. I am on my way out the door to get this

Wish me luck!!!!!


 

#55 semiosteve

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

Way cool vintage EQ mount in denver area for $50. I would almost buy this just for a display piece. ANyone know what it is?

 

https://denver.craig...6770636638.html

I am reminded of that old SNL skit from the early years "What the hell is that?"....looks like the ancestor to my Unitron 152 mount


 

#56 semiosteve

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:46 AM

These are really nice eyepieces for the collector if you are interested in vintage eyepieces. I like using vintage eyepieces in vintage scopes. I have this very same eyepiece and I like using it with both my Cave/ATM 6” F4.5 Newtonian and also my Unitron 2.4” and 3” refractors.

I might add that the Brandon 32mm gives that weird floating image effect usually associated with the 24mm RKE. It's a gem.


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

That is a very early 142 mount

The legs looked too beefy to be a 128, but the mount looked a little more spindly than I remembered.  That is probably a bonafide steal then.  


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:59 AM

Way cool vintage EQ mount in denver area for $50. I would almost buy this just for a display piece. ANyone know what it is?

 

https://denver.craig...6770636638.html

I have no idea , but it looks shockingly similar to mine . 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

I have no idea , but it looks shockingly similar to mine . 

Looks a bit like a home made mount from different mount parts.


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

That sure is a pretty scope - I've never seen that model Tasco before, and I don't even recall it being mentioned here in the past couple years.

Meade was making those for Tasco when I worked there a second time between fall 1981 and spring 1982.  I didn't work on those, though.  But they're basically 826s with red tubes, with the exception of the larger RA circle on the south end of the polar axis.  

 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:57 AM

Meade was making those for Tasco when I worked there a second time between fall 1981 and spring 1982.  I didn't work on those, though.  But they're basically 826s with red tubes, with the exception of the larger RA circle on the south end of the polar axis.  

 

-tim.

Must have been fun working there and building scopes.  I bet a lot of us wish they could have had that kind of experience.


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:22 PM

It was, but I never made enough to afford one of my own at the time!


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:52 PM

I have spoken wit hte seller. I am on my way out the door to get this

Wish me luck!!!!!

Well hopefully jcricket got this, I texted the seller this morning about the location (telephone # is Placerville, CA and I'm in NorCal), it is indeed in CO and he said it was sold. 

 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:56 PM

yep, I got it. I'll post pics and a thread on it a little later. I have a few things I need to get caught up on this morning first. 

 

No marking s on it, but I ma pretty sure it is a unitron for the 76mm scopes.


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

yep, I got it. I'll post pics and a thread on it a little later. I have a few things I need to get caught up on this morning first. 

 

No marking s on it, but I ma pretty sure it is a unitron for the 76mm scopes.

Or This ?

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Did all of the 142 mounts have the threaded cw shaft?  I think you might be onto something, Tom.  I guess we will find out when Jcricket receives the package!  Congrats on that!


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

Did all of the 142 mounts have the threaded cw shaft?  I think you might be onto something, Tom.  I guess we will find out when Jcricket receives the package!  Congrats on that!

The early ones did not have a threaded shaft.  Looked like a long bolt.  It is a Unitron for sure.  I have had just about every type of mount they ever made.  Still have a lot of them.   Most of the ones that look like the one we are talking about had holes in the RA gear.  This must have been a transitional model as they started to switch over. The black setting circles also tells me it is an earlier model. They switched over to polished stainless later.  Also, the DEC locking lever vanished and they switched to large nuts.  The legs do look a bit small for a 142.    For $50 that is the deal of 2019.


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

Or This ?

That is not even close. 


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 03:05 PM

And then there is this...…….1959 HyScore 451

 

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...-201-refractor/


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:35 PM

https://washingtondc...6782997919.html

 

This guy is selling a C14 with holes in the forks for $1600


 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:36 PM

https://washingtondc...6782997919.html

 

This guy is selling a C14 with holes in the forks for $1600

And bunch of other scopes and eyepiece and will ship.  Something there for everyone.


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#72 Augustus

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:41 PM

The 6" scope he's selling is a homemade black-tubed Newt on a Super Space Conqueror GEM.


 

#73 Garyth64

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

Tasco 10TE, here on CN. RAO lens.

 

https://www.cloudyni...tro-762x1200mm/

 

Good price!


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

https://washingtondc...6782997919.html

 

This guy is selling a C14 with holes in the forks for $1600

I'm pretty sure ALL C14 (as well as C11, not sure about C9.25) have holes in the forks.


Edited by Geo31, 03 January 2019 - 07:49 PM.

 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

This Criterion DynaScope keeps getting relisted as "lowered price" at the same price (haven't seen it mentioned here):

 

https://hudsonvalley...6774962102.html

 

Pickup only, north of NYC: "I do not not deliver, ship or meet you somewhere!!!" And, "don't ask me if it's still available".

 

At $150, I suspect it will remain available for a while. It's been on CL for months. 

 

Chip W.


 


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