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#1 Nebula27

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:22 AM

I saw a used60mm Carton f7 refractor in good conditions for sale, so I would like to know what they are worth. I didn't find many information about the refractor, does it have a standard vixen-dovetail and a standard 1.25" focusser? For wich price do they normally sell used? I heard they have superb optics, how would they compare with a cheap 80mm-90mm achromat on the moon?

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#2 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:20 PM

I saw a used60mm Carton f7 refractor in good conditions for sale, so I would like to know what they are worth. I didn't find many information about the refractor, does it have a standard vixen-dovetail and a standard 1.25" focusser? For wich price do they normally sell used? I heard they have superb optics, how would they compare with a cheap 80mm-90mm achromat on the moon?

I had a Park-Carton 60mm F/7 for a while.  It had decent optics, I would not call them exquisite  It was a cute little guy but I passed it on to someone who had a better use for it.  

 

Comparing it to a decent ST-80, based on my memory, I would put my money on the ST-80.  Compared to a decent 80mm F/11, it would be no contest.  

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:42 PM

Prices for scopes like this are all over the board. I've seen some sell for $60-$100 with the last one on Goodwill's auction site being bid up to $150. They don't show up too often so it depends on who's shopping.  In a way I'd say they are only worth whatever you think is fair.

 

How they compare with a cheap 80mm or 90mm is a question that's too general to answer. Obviously a larger scope with the same F/L will be brighter and have higher power with the same eyepiece. 

 

From the above photo you can see it will take a 1.25" VB.




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