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#176 mikey cee

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:13 AM

It's made from all classic 30 year old components except for the Parallax rings. Brandt, Jaegers and Shrine-Manon optics. Even has had a sliding balance weight from Unitron after all these years!:smirk:Mike

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#177 mikey cee

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:51 PM

Mike....Thought I would drop in with another "Classic" picture. I didn't realize I was the last one who posted last time! :crazy: :smirk: Oh well here's another. Hope this Tasco 20TE "Observatory" model meets the qualifications! :p Mike

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#178 clintwhitman

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:58 PM

Good Place for this to Restored 1947 4" Clayton Tinsley Saturn. All original accessories
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:14 PM

How about a 16-inch Cave Astrola? Still works good.
http://usera.imageca...t/Cave_Astrola/

#180 John J

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:52 AM

A late 70's model Celestron Schmidt Camera F1.7 recently sold.

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#181 greedyshark

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:28 PM

A piece of history...Celestron Pacific C8 Serial Number 01. I really felt this belonged back at Torrance. It now sits in their lobby...and they gave me a superb CGE 1400 in return.

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#182 greedyshark

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:30 PM

...and here's the important part :bow:

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#183 Dr Morbius

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:49 PM

Now that's what I call a nice trade! :bow: :waytogo:

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:23 PM

A piece of history...Celestron Pacific C8 Serial Number 01. I really felt this belonged back at Torrance. It now sits in their lobby...and they gave me a superb CGE 1400 in return.

Charles


Was the serial number on the tube and the drive the same number?

Dude, that was one hell of a gesture you just did. I can only image the internal process that you must have gone through to make the final decision. Good call.

Are you happy with the trade?

James

#185 mikey cee

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:46 PM

Now that was "class"!! :waytogo: :waytogo:Mike

#186 greedyshark

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:26 AM

Dude, that was one hell of a gesture you just did. I can only image the internal process that you must have gone through to make the final decision. Good call.

Are you happy with the trade?


Thanks, James...and from you too, Mike. Appreciate the comments. Yep...it was a gut-wrenching decision, to say the least and one that I struggled with for a while. Over the years, I received several offers for the "01"...never pulled the trigger. I even considered donating it to the Smithsonian, but, in the end, felt that the better option was to send her home to those who would most appreciate the significance of the scope...and they do.

Yep...happy with the trade. The 14 had the best set of SCT optics I have ever seen, but my local seeing did not allow for her to stretch her legs very often. I moth-balled her for a while, but ended up selling her to a fellow out in California who stuck her in an observatory.

Charles

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:05 AM

...and a photo provided by Celestron from the Torrance lobby. My only issue...they need to do it right and put her on a vintage wedge and locking triangle tripod.

Charles

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#188 Bob Myler

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:02 PM

The C-5 (and maybe the glass case) would benefit if its tripod leg were moved just a bit back from that cliff edge...

#189 Dr Morbius

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:34 PM

Talk about close to the edge!!! :ohmy: :scared: :bugeyes: :foreheadslap:

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:07 PM

...and you know, they just had a quake there this past Sunday :question:

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