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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:45 AM

Time for another reset.

 

This one goes out to all the deep sky observers with classic scopes.

 

Same rules.  Please take a minute to read them.

 

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.

 

2) Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying sell for someone else. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post your own ads in the Swap & Shop forum or the Cloudy Nights Classifieds.

 

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6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.

 

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4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

 

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4" telescope. LINK

 

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8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.

 

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10) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.

Posts that do not follow these posting guidelines or are for items not appropriate for this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.

Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

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#2 Astrolite

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:25 PM

I don't know whether or not this one has been posted before. It sure is a beauty. If I could do  a local pickup on this one I think I'd spend the money. Mayflower 80mm near Seattle. 

 

https://seattle.crai...6897742037.html


 

#3 bartine

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

This is a 6 or 8" Cave reflector at an estate sale in Ohio

 

Too far away for me, or I'd be all over it.  I think they are going to ask $200 for it- 

 

https://www.estatesa...a/44035/2215830


 

#4 AstroKerr

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:54 PM

Edmund Scientific Telescope $50 out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma via eBay. Square secondary. 


Edited by AstroKerr, 31 May 2019 - 01:55 PM.

 

#5 Pete W

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

Newmarket NH, Unitron 142 with box. $700

https://www.facebook...63219721149026/

 

Missoula, MT, Sears 6344 76mm f/15 refractor in wooden box. $160

https://www.facebook...05776709793559/


 

#6 Augustus

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

SP-C8 OTA. Seller doesn't know anything about it and listed it as parts/not working but it looks fine to me.

 

https://www.ebay.com...H4AAOSw~Ftc7zlR

 

Edmund 1" GEM

 

https://www.ebay.com...r4AAOSwrJRcyn7b


 

#7 Van Do9:3

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

I don't know whether or not this one has been posted before. It sure is a beauty. If I could do  a local pickup on this one I think I'd spend the money. Mayflower 80mm near Seattle. 

 

https://seattle.crai...6897742037.html

You should go for it and see if they will ship. That's a gorgeous and complete f/15 H.O.C.

 

Is that CN'er Robert?


 

#8 pbealo

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 05:15 PM

Newmarket NH, Unitron 142 with box. $700

https://www.facebook...63219721149026/

 

Missoula, MT, Sears 6344 76mm f/15 refractor in wooden box. $160

https://www.facebook...05776709793559/

Tony at Astronomy Shoppe picked up the Unitron 142.


 

#9 CHASLX200

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 05:45 PM

This is a 6 or 8" Cave reflector at an estate sale in Ohio

 

Too far away for me, or I'd be all over it.  I think they are going to ask $200 for it- 

 

https://www.estatesa...a/44035/2215830

I would jump all day for that price. Never saw a Newt pointed in such a way.


 

#10 starman876

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 05:56 PM

I don't know whether or not this one has been posted before. It sure is a beauty. If I could do  a local pickup on this one I think I'd spend the money. Mayflower 80mm near Seattle. 

 

https://seattle.crai...6897742037.html

You have to love classic scopes like this.  That would be a beauty in any ones collection.


 

#11 Chuck Hards

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:32 PM

I don't know whether or not this one has been posted before. It sure is a beauty. If I could do  a local pickup on this one I think I'd spend the money. Mayflower 80mm near Seattle. 

 

https://seattle.crai...6897742037.html

 

That is Robert's driveway!


 

#12 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:02 PM

You have to love classic scopes like this.  That would be a beauty in any ones collection.

Ditto on that Mayflower    very nice   complete kit  ad says   so seller knows something about it,,,,,,it has that lovely color that reminds me of the 1958 Monolux  I gave away  or my 80mm Selsi           very nice     if I wasnt in the mount purchasing and learning stage I would try and have it sent to me..........but  alas..........and I don't have a Cave   never had a Newt so that estate Cave is calling out to me.......but     well   someone should grab it    and I would buy it from them when they tire or it if ever                    


 

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:51 PM

https://astromart.co...-and-accesories

 

This classic Nikon has been on sale for a while  $2750.  What a beautiful scope.

 

https://astromart.co...120mm-refractor

 

AP star 12 ED   $3125.   Why settle for a Chinese clone when you can own this beauty.

 

https://astromart.co...to-70mm-wextras

 

What a day for classic scopes om Amart   TV Pronto with mount.  $799

 

https://astromart.co...orite-refractor

 

I take it the Tak FS 60CB is in this picture somewherelol.gif


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:43 PM

You have to love classic scopes like this.  That would be a beauty in any ones collection.

Looks identical to my HOC ATCO 1254, which gives wonderful views. One of those scopes where, on first light, even at the lower powers, you immediately think, "Oh yeah, this is gonna be good." And it just keeps going to 300x with ease. This one looks to be in fantastic condition. 

 

Chip W. 


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:26 AM

2045

 

https://www.ebay.com...gcAAOSwVc9c8nK2

 

Tuthilll modded C8

 

https://www.ebay.com...6fffa0fcc|iid:1

 

CO62

 

https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=3000


Edited by Augustus, 01 June 2019 - 09:43 AM.

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

That Mayflower 80mm H.O.C. looks incredible - I sure love my 60mm version H.O.C.  Fine instrument

 

In case these haven't been posted:

10" Cave in Hemet, CA for $300-$600, no mount

https://inlandempire...6882933588.html

 

Another Cave, this time in Orange County - not sure what price is

https://orangecounty...6890020850.html

 

And for something a bit overpriced at $1000 - Abercrombie & Fitch 15×60 telescope

https://losangeles.c...6900130145.html


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:59 AM

Both caves have been listed for a few weeks now.  The 10" in Hemet is tempting, but I don't have the room and it's off the beaten path I usually take to Joshua Tree from L.A.  I think it should be someone else's.  The scope is probably entirely an ATM, with the mirror refigured at Cave.  Too bad there aren't pics of the mount.  A good ATM mount can be better than a commercial one.

 

The other Cave it would be nice to see a price.  Someone here said they were going to see it, a couple weeks ago, but I don't think we heard anything more since.

 

This is quasi interesting, a Meade Schmidt Newt on a Super Polaris mount.  Price seems rather high, but the scope looks interesting.  Does anybody know anything about the optical quality?  Based on the blue tube (not white), I suspect it was made by Mizar for Meade, which might be a good thing.

 

https://losangeles.c...6898548107.html


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:09 AM

https://www.cloudyni...mageddirty-sct/

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:30 AM

That 6" Cave has a Meade finder like i have on my 826.


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:40 AM

That 6" Cave has a Meade finder like i have on my 826.

It's probably a late 70s Cave.  I prefer the grey-mount late 60s, though the early 70s are also typically good (in my experience, ymmv)


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 11:14 AM

Keller TX.  Silver tube alt-az 60mm refractor...mount looks like an old Bushnell?  A bit beat up, but only $20.

https://www.facebook...61814627576731/

 

Ft. Atkinson, WI.   Set of 6 Celestron silvertop plossls (Vixen) + barlow + nice wood case.  $250

https://www.facebook...61124664649515/


Edited by Pete W, 01 June 2019 - 11:22 AM.

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

$137 + shipping for the Meade 2045 Astro is a very good deal if the views are as good as the one I had.


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

A Celestron C-8 set up with a Sbig STV guide camera and other goodies in the Springfield, Ohio area:

 

https://dayton.craig...6892817380.html


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:24 PM

It's probably a late 70s Cave.  I prefer the grey-mount late 60s, though the early 70s are also typically good (in my experience, ymmv)

The pre 1974 Caves were better. They were using Meade tubes at the end.


 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:40 PM

https://boston.craig...6899784180.html

 

c-90  in a case

 

 

And speaking of Selsi's      pocket Selsi ?

 

https://www.ebay.com...utorefresh=true


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 01 June 2019 - 07:14 PM.

 


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