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#51 ccwemyss

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:29 PM

Unitron 142 equatorial mount. $650 + $97 shipping. 

 

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

 

Separately selling a set of Unitron legs. $175 + $36 shipping. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...cS~-f:rk:3:pf:0

 

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#52 gelkin

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

Those tripod legs go to a 60mm mount. Not the 75mm scope that the mount is from.


 

#53 Littlegreenman

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:13 PM

Unitron 142 equatorial mount. $650 + $97 shipping. 

 

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

 

Separately selling a set of Unitron legs. $175 + $36 shipping. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...cS~-f:rk:3:pf:0

 

Chip W.

Shipping charges on some eBay sales are calculated by distance. The cost to ship the mount to me is $43, for the legs $12.30.


 

#54 Dave Trott

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:32 PM

Hey, I have one of these! Really cool little folding reflector. Holds collimation surprisingly well. Haven’t seen another since mine from 2012. Don’t think a lot of those made it over here. From a viewing standpoint I’d say it’s your typical 114mm with a little more magnification due to the longer focal length of 1200mm vs the typical 900mm. The views are pretty decent though. Right now it’s safely “folded” away. Link to mine.

 

https://www.cloudyni...-cool/?hl= toho

 

 

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Here's my video about one like this. You would never know that a 4 inch reflector could be so heavy! 

https://youtu.be/6NzubDnX_1Q

 

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#55 Geo31

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:18 PM

 

someone better get this antique scope.  What a deal. wish I lived nearby

 

https://houston.crai...6810569718.html

 

 

That’s a nice scope.  Tripod should be relatively easy to reproduce.  It’s not far from my office.  I’ve still got my BC to restore so I’m out.  Very cool scope.  Kinda sad to see it leave a family after 60 years.


 

#56 Kasmos

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:33 AM

Unitron 142 equatorial mount. $650 + $97 shipping. 

 

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

 

Separately selling a set of Unitron legs. $175 + $36 shipping. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...cS~-f:rk:3:pf:0

 

Chip W.

That's the same seller that had the 75mm OTA for $1200, then for $1000. For now, they pulled the listing.

Once you go to the link, be sure to to scroll down to see the listing.

 

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2557


 

#57 Augustus

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:28 AM

10" LX6 with addons, these are often nice scopes

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100005.m1851

 

Orange C8 with special coatings and ADM dovetail

 

https://www.ebay.com...SMAAOSwEnhcV3FY

 

12.5" Coulter Cass optics

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100005.m1851


 

#58 tim53

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

10" LX6 with addons, these are often nice scopes

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100005.m1851

 

Orange C8 with special coatings and ADM dovetail

 

https://www.ebay.com...SMAAOSwEnhcV3FY

 

12.5" Coulter Cass optics

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100005.m1851

That Cass set would make a nice project.

 

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#59 Chuck Hards

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:59 AM

Still half a day to go on this little TAL on eBay.  LINK

 

Looks to be a re-sale of one of the batch sold there last year.


 

#60 Littlegreenman

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

Al's Astro Signature Oak Tripod

This is a great tripod if you have something like a Vixen Polaris, Super, or Great versions too, etc.

$100 local pickup in West Los Angeles, seller will ship

https://astromart.co...k-tripod-447562


 

#61 terraclarke

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

Al's Astro Signature Oak Tripod

This is a great tripod if you have something like a Vixen Polaris, Super, or Great versions too, etc.

$100 local pickup in West Los Angeles, seller will ship

https://astromart.co...k-tripod-447562

It’s a shame Al’s no longer in the biz. Such a shame the various custom makers that have gone out of business overmthe last few years- Al (tripods), Ken Dauzat (rings and things), Larry Patriarca (UA Unistar/etc. mounts), Danny Crawford (rings, focusers, etc.). Sad! At least we still have Parallax, and Russell Optics to name a few.


 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

Al's Astro Signature Oak Tripod

This is a great tripod if you have something like a Vixen Polaris, Super, or Great versions too, etc.

$100 local pickup in West Los Angeles, seller will ship

https://astromart.co...k-tripod-447562

Still have one of those tripods.  Awesome tripodwaytogo.gif


 

#63 Mike W

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

It’s a shame Al’s no longer in the biz. Such a shame the various custom makers that have gone out of business overmthe last few years- Al (tripods), Ken Dauzat (rings and things), Larry Patriarca (UA Unistar/etc. mounts), Danny Crawford (rings, focusers, etc.). Sad! At least we still have Parallax, and Russell Optics to name a few.

Terra, reminds me of the guy who has the building named after him at Stellafane across from the food tent and used to sell those tripods with two short and one long leg. Can't remember his name but when I lived in Ct. I went to his house once, and can't remember what for! Good memory huh!!


 

#64 Geo31

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:51 PM

Terra, reminds me of the guy who has the building named after him at Stellafane across from the food tent and used to sell those tripods with two short and one long leg. Can't remember his name but when I lived in Ct. I went to his house once, and can't remember what for! Good memory huh!!

Tuthill?  Isostatic mount?

 

Flanders?


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#65 Mike W

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:06 PM

Tuthill?  Isostatic mount?

 

Flanders?

Yes! Roger Tuthill Isostatic mount, thanks! Also yes Flanders pavilion, If I remember correctly he used to set up in there?


 

#66 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:27 PM

I have two   Al's astro wooden tripods and I like them alot.   I have the deluxe version with the  leg locker ( triangular piece of oak like a tray without sides  that is pushed upward)   very solid  I also have the more pedestrian model   same everything without the leg locker but the guy who had it before me made his own oak leg locker. My Tak EM -10 used to ride on the Al's Astro tripod before I found Tak legs       BTW    100 is a steal for that tripod

 

I recently bought a unistar light deluxe and it is a great little g and g mount   both the Selsi 80mm and the Vixen 80fl ride well on it...love to eventually find the bigger Unistar.....or   what was that Sling shot alt az?  Half shot   help me remember  the owner had passed away a year or two ago

 

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#67 Littlegreenman

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:34 PM

It’s a shame Al’s no longer in the biz. Such a shame the various custom makers that have gone out of business overmthe last few years- Al (tripods), Ken Dauzat (rings and things), Larry Patriarca (UA Unistar/etc. mounts), Danny Crawford (rings, focusers, etc.). Sad! At least we still have Parallax, and Russell Optics to name a few.

...and Siebert. Don Rothman, owner of Astro Parts Outlet is still in biz. He doesn't make things but has more parts and stuff than the rest the world put together.


 

#68 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:39 PM

It was posted thaT Astro Parts Outlet might be for sale ?  So  I read through his entire list     long list BTW


 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

It was posted thaT Astro Parts Outlet might be for sale ?  So  I read through his entire list     long list BTW

Going to be a lot of money to buy all that gear plus a warehouse to store it all in.  I called  Don and he does want to sell, but as a whole lot.   So if you need something on his list you better call him soon.  He might even give you a good deal.    By the way, you will need about a 4000 square foot warehouse for all his gear. 


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#70 Mike W

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:17 PM

He does have stuff that's not listed, not easy to keep a list that long updated. I just bought a Televue Circle NJ plossl from him. He told me after 27 years he is thinking about retiring?


 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:40 PM

Don and I emailed about something (don't remember what) a few months ago and he wrote that he was interested in moving on then.


 

#72 Augustus

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:10 PM

That Cass set would make a nice project.

 

-Tim.

I'd buy them, but I'm working on a huge, expensive project that will be unveiled in late March/early April.... stay tuned.


 

#73 CharlieB

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:37 PM

Gentlemen, we strayeth yet again from the topic. Let's get back to ads.


 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

A prime example of overpricing, ignorance or just plain gouging, a Meade 4" SCT OTA on San Francisco CA area CL:

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6811681209.html

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

Al's Astro Signature Oak Tripod

This is a great tripod if you have something like a Vixen Polaris, Super, or Great versions too, etc.

$100 local pickup in West Los Angeles, seller will ship

https://astromart.co...k-tripod-447562

Does anyone know if this tripod would be a improvement, vibration-wise, over the stock GP tripod?  Might be nice to alleviate the vibration, and still maintain the beauty of the wood.  

 

Also, I see no pics.  


 


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