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#51 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 05:45 AM

For years I'd been searching for the f/4.9 flavor Stowaway, but dropped out from an A-mart auction last year when it got crazy high. As an old faht (pffft!) with many years in the hobby, I came to my senses and realized I already have too many toys underfoot.

At least it is not $10k or higher. Still 3 k more than i would pay.



#52 Gil V

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 06:57 AM

Dynacope RV-6 -- $150
https://boston.craig...6946450735.html


That’s an absolute steal. Dec slow motion, end rings, one owner, well-maintained.
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#53 apfever

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 07:38 AM

That’s an absolute steal. Dec slow motion, end rings, one owner, well-maintained.

quoted from preceding entry which has reference.

 

That IS a great deal. It's better than what I'd offer with a few RV-6 here, maybe 3 or 4 or 5, I'd have to go count. I'd be up in the $200 range plus a token amount if I were selling it and it was true to claims.



#54 rcwolpert

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 01:47 PM

That’s an absolute steal. Dec slow motion, end rings, one owner, well-maintained.

 

If that were only local, I’d be all over it. 



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 02:58 PM

Another one for $10, an Odyssey 8.

 

https://www.facebook...92579434391218/

 

and a 4" Lafayette Meteor for $40

 

https://www.facebook...52522762062416/



#56 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

https://www.cloudyni...e-motor-drives/

 

 

 

super polaris motors    restoration?



#57 AstroKerr

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 12:40 AM

1960's Unitron 60mm X 900mm Refracting Telescope 1.25 eyepieces and porro prism  - ebay, 9 days, low shpg, nice case, etc.  Game ondancey.gif


Edited by AstroKerr, 05 August 2019 - 12:42 AM.

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#58 GoodAsh

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:52 AM

1960's Unitron 60mm X 900mm Refracting Telescope 1.25 eyepieces and porro prism - ebay, 9 days, low shpg, nice case, etc. Game ondancey.gif.


More like late 1970's.

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#59 starman876

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:04 AM

1960's Unitron 60mm X 900mm Refracting Telescope 1.25 eyepieces and porro prism  - ebay, 9 days, low shpg, nice case, etc.  Game ondancey.gif

I like the Tasco slow motion cables.  Interesting modification.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:06 AM

https://www.cloudyni...e-motor-drives/

 

 

 

super polaris motors    restoration?

Worst motors you can get...Huge steps make high power viewing like an earthquake in progress.


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#61 Augustus

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:18 AM

Another one for $10, an Odyssey 8.

 

https://www.facebook...92579434391218/

Rare brown one too.

 

Polaris

 

https://astromart.co...aris-mount-head

 

White C5

 

https://astromart.co...be-celestron-c5

 

Vintage eyepieces

 

https://astromart.co...yepieces-459556

 

GOTO 80mm f/12.5 semi-apo

 

https://astromart.co...25-semi-apo-ota

 

GOTO 80mm f/15

 

https://astromart.co...-with-eyepieces


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#62 Compressorguy

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:52 AM

What ever happened to the Zeiss Traveler with the rare “B” triplet objective that sold back in May, IIRC? Seems to have faded into obscurity. How was collimation and how did it perform? Inquiring minds want to know.



#63 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:03 PM

Love both of those gotos  especially  the semi



#64 Dan /schechter

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:29 PM

What ever happened to the Zeiss Traveler with the rare “B” triplet objective that sold back in May, IIRC? Seems to have faded into obscurity. How was collimation and how did it perform? Inquiring minds want to know.

I bought it. The whole outfit is in beautiful condition. The "B" is very out of collimation. I knew I was gambling when I purchased it and even though it is in very collectible condition, I lost the gamble. The performance of the objective makes me very sad. 

The reason why I did not post was I really did not have anything nice to say. I am still sad.

 

Cheers,

Dan



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:30 PM

Nice 76mm long refractor here in the DC area - 

 

I don't need it - but if some here wanted it I'd pick it up and drop it off at the local Fedex to get packed up

 

https://www.facebook...81416152399872/


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:50 PM

Nice 76mm long refractor here in the DC area - 

 

I don't need it - but if some here wanted it I'd pick it up and drop it off at the local Fedex to get packed up

 

https://www.facebook...81416152399872/

It's on my list.

Poor timing. 



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:00 PM

Is there any way it could be collimated? Surely, there has to be a Zeiss optical expert here on CN who could help with this? Bob Luffel of Alpine Astro maybe?

 

I bought it. The whole outfit is in beautiful condition. The "B" is very out of collimation. I knew I was gambling when I purchased it and even though it is in very collectible condition, I lost the gamble. The performance of the objective makes me very sad. 

The reason why I did not post was I really did not have anything nice to say. I am still sad.

 

Cheers,

Dan



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:23 PM

I bought it. The whole outfit is in beautiful condition. The "B" is very out of collimation. I knew I was gambling when I purchased it and even though it is in very collectible condition, I lost the gamble. The performance of the objective makes me very sad. 

The reason why I did not post was I really did not have anything nice to say. I am still sad.

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

Very disappointed to here that about the lens Dan. Was really expecting and wanting to hear great news along with a massive photo laden post. I really wanted to take the plunge initially as well, considering the outstanding shape, rare accessories and the fact it was a triplet “B” objective. Just too much risk in the end without being able to look through it first for me, especially with the potential B lens collimation issues I’d read about and the shipping distance. Probably not much consolation but that still IS a very rare, beautiful, highly collectible and exceptionally fine condition scope. Zeiss ability to figure, polish and assemble such a lens back then is an astounding testament to their skill and an amazing piece of astronomical history. 


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#69 Astrolite

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Nice 76mm long refractor here in the DC area - 

 

I don't need it - but if some here wanted it I'd pick it up and drop it off at the local Fedex to get packed up

 

https://www.facebook...81416152399872/

 

It's on my list.

Poor timing. 

I'm actually trying to get that one. Already told them I would take it if additional pictures look good.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

I'm actually trying to get that one. Already told them I would take it if additional pictures look good.

Hope it goes your way. 

Good luck

 


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#71 Compressorguy

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:30 PM

Is there any way it could be collimated? Surely, there has to be a Zeiss optical expert here on CN who could help with this? Bob Luffel of Alpine Astro maybe?

My understanding is Mr. Wolfgang Busch is/was the master of collimating these vintage Zeiss triplet lens over in Europe but don’t think he’s working on them any more. Hopefully that knowledge was not lost!

 

http://r2.astro-fore...-wolfgang-busch


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#72 agmoonsolns

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

There must be someone over here in the states that can collimate it. I know it's a tough job, but there are people like Yuri over at TEC, etc. with some pretty amazing skills.



#73 Dan /schechter

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:55 AM

Very disappointed to here that about the lens Dan. Was really expecting and wanting to hear great news along with a massive photo laden post. I really wanted to take the plunge initially as well, considering the outstanding shape, rare accessories and the fact it was a triplet “B” objective. Just too much risk in the end without being able to look through it first for me, especially with the potential B lens collimation issues I’d read about and the shipping distance. Probably not much consolation but that still IS a very rare, beautiful, highly collectible and exceptionally fine condition scope. Zeiss ability to figure, polish and assemble such a lens back then is an astounding testament to their skill and an amazing piece of astronomical history. 

Thanks Scott for the effort to pick up my spirits. I am OK and am still trying to enjoy having this rare, beautiful scope. The finder scope is a real plus. However, the objective is the heart of any telescope and this one still makes me sad.

 

Cheers,'

Dan


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:29 AM

Thanks Scott for the effort to pick up my spirits. I am OK and am still trying to enjoy having this rare, beautiful scope. The finder scope is a real plus. However, the objective is the heart of any telescope and this one still makes me sad.
 
Cheers,'
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I’m really sorry to hear that Dan. frown.gif
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:41 AM

Thanks Scott for the effort to pick up my spirits. I am OK and am still trying to enjoy having this rare, beautiful scope. The finder scope is a real plus. However, the objective is the heart of any telescope and this one still makes me sad.

 

Cheers,'

Dan

Be patient Dan, I'm sure the objective is just out of alignment. Maybe Marcus from APM could be of some help.




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