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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:17 PM

Time for a renaissance.  Well, actually from the 1890's.  "Du lieber guter Teddybär" from "Der Sterngucker". 

 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:35 PM

We're slowing down. 658 in August and only 540 in September (and don't blame it on the month being a day shorter). 

 

Here's a scope I may have personally sold when I worked at the telescope shop: a 125mm x 1200mm JSO in yellow and black, at SGW in the Portland area. The store logo's colors were the same, and the owner loved to push these because of that. s/n indicates it's from '83, which is around the time I was working there. 

 

https://www.shopgood...m/Item/76975708

 

And here's something different. An alt-az mount with a curved saddle like an early Unitron 114, but it has a covered, full circle azimuth gear, and a long sector altitude gear that is between the two supports. Maybe someone here can identify it. $50 in VT. 

 

https://vermont.crai...6980624553.html

 

Chip W. 


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#3 John Rogers

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:59 PM

Meade 8" LX3:  https://www.shopgood...m/Item/76956288


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:27 PM

 

And here's something different. An alt-az mount with a curved saddle like an early Unitron 114, but it has a covered, full circle azimuth gear, and a long sector altitude gear that is between the two supports. Maybe someone here can identify it. $50 in VT. 

 

https://vermont.crai...6980624553.html

 

Chip W. 

The tripod and mount belongs with an Asahi Pentax 60 X 800 1960ish refractor but also could be used to make a swell floor lamp 


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

JSO NSC-12B Telescope w Case : SGW, Columbia Willamette, Nice, EPs, prism, etc. Come join the fight!! Bidder b********4 is a serious, PITA contender waytogo.gif and he may well win it, but not for $21.02... 

 

oh, Chip's already posted it. TY, C!! Didya know that in May '05 a JSO NSC-12B with Mizar AR-1 mount went for $1200? Sure, the mount was worth a few quid but just think of what the scope's (which t' my mind is a beefed and badgered Jason 323 ha) portion o' that was... yeah - just sayin'... It's orange.

 

Jason 323 Comet Chaser Reflector Telescope - SGW, Nice, Orange, Still has it's legs...


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#6 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:31 PM

The tripod and mount belongs with an Asahi Pentax 60 X 800 1960ish refractor but also could be used to make a swell floor lamp 

So that's what it is supposed to look like.

I was not even close.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:28 PM

Unusual Questar:  https://www.ebay.com...on/333346408109


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:42 PM

8" Criterion Dynascope on pier - Rhinebeck, NY, $350

 

https://hudsonvalley...6986154167.html


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:41 AM

Celestron / Vixen SP-C6

 

I like these scopes on the Vixen Polaris mount.  A little too much to be a great deal though...

 

https://www.facebook...6900234481411/ 



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:25 AM

Celestron / Vixen SP-C6

 

I like these scopes on the Vixen Polaris mount.  A little too much to be a great deal though...

 

https://www.facebook...6900234481411/ 

 

can't get to marketplace, price/describe?



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:52 PM

These are such cool eyepieces and really rare. I got my first one from Edmund back in 1967 and our neighbor who was a machinist made a brass adapter to bring it down to 1.25” for me. I wound up giving it to my brother who coveted it more than I, or so I thought. Wow I missed that eyepiece and searched for years to find another. A very generous CN’er came to my rescue and now I have one and I will never let it go. I love using mine in my TeleVue Genesis SDF. Anyway, here’s your chance (and Yours Truly is even cited in the ad). It even already comes with a 1.25” adapter. Go for it! If you think the RKE28 is a Spacewalk eyepiece, you aunt seen nothing yet! It’s like looking through a spaceship porthole! 

 

https://www.cloudyni...rplus-eyepiece/


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:15 PM

Vintage C8 for $125

 

https://columbus.cra...6990510281.html

 

Sears 6344

 

https://seattle.crai...6990406701.html


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:20 PM

Wonder if that's an Astro Optical Co objective. The entire kit looks to be in great shape and complete.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:56 PM

This is cool! I bet it weighs a ton. Probably made of mostly solid brass. It ways the objective is 3 1/4” dia.

 

https://www.ebay.com...5&ul_noapp=true

 

Temptation is real! crazy.gif


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:18 PM

These are such cool eyepieces and really rare. I got my first one from Edmund back in 1967 and our neighbor who was a machinist made a brass adapter to bring it down to 1.25” for me. I wound up giving it to my brother who coveted it more than I, or so I thought. Wow I missed that eyepiece and searched for years to find another. A very generous CN’er came to my rescue and now I have one and I will never let it go. I love using mine in my TeleVue Genesis SDF. Anyway, here’s your chance (and Yours Truly is even cited in the ad). It even already comes with a 1.25” adapter. Go for it! If you think the RKE28 is a Spacewalk eyepiece, you aunt seen nothing yet! It’s like looking through a spaceship porthole! 

 

https://www.cloudyni...rplus-eyepiece/

FYI: USN Spec sheet for the Mark 74 Gunsight these eyepieces came out of:

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:53 PM

Objective is SYW, Yamamoto.  Scope is missing much.  No sign of tripod accessory tray or the tray illuminator (light).  Not the original counter-weight. Missing the Sun Projection shaft and screen.  No sign of the original 5 EP's,  Barlow lens, diagonal prism, or Image erecting Prism.  The Celestron 45 degree erecting prism and EP are nice, but not original.  There is also no sign of the instruction book, book entitled "the telescope and the world of astronomy", or the Styrofoam inserts A-1, A-2, B1, and B-2.

 

 

Wonder if that's an Astro Optical Co objective. The entire kit looks to be in great shape and complete.

 

 


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:03 PM

This is cool! I bet it weighs a ton. Probably made of mostly solid brass. It ways the objective is 3 1/4” dia.

 

https://www.ebay.com...5&ul_noapp=true

 

Temptation is real! crazy.gif

It's gone. 

Did you jump Terra?


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:37 PM

I posted this ad from Toronto Craigslist a few days ago: https://toronto.crai...6989120542.html

 

The seller sent me a few more pictures: 

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The label shows 700mm x 60mm, Towa Circle T logo and a conical backed focusser. But.. this label is on the small scope. The main scope is much bigger looking. This is getting more interesting.  Might have to jump on this one....


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:55 PM

I posted this ad from Toronto Craigslist a few days ago: https://toronto.crai...6989120542.html

 

The seller sent me a few more pictures: 

 

 

The label shows 700mm x 60mm, Towa Circle T logo and a conical backed focusser. But.. this label is on the small scope. The main scope is much bigger looking. This is getting more interesting.  Might have to jump on this one....

 

Still digging it.

Is there a CARFAX equivalent for astronomical items? Oh yeah,  I'm here.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:11 PM

For me, this is so very tempting. 

 

https://astromart.co...ntroller-463693


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:21 PM

Seller says he has one other person interested. Is that you? I could defer to you in that case, otherwise I will be in the Toronto area the weekend after next (Canadian Thanksgiving) and will jump on it.

Still digging it.

Is there a CARFAX equivalent for astronomical items? Oh yeah,  I'm here.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:24 PM

Seller says he has one other person interested. Is that you? I could defer to you in that case, otherwise I will be in the Toronto area the weekend after next (Canadian Thanksgiving) and will jump on it.

NO,NO,NO.

I'm not the one.

Get it if you are interested. 

I'm still digging it. 



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:27 PM

This is the one I would love to try out.

 

 

https://astromart.co...ntroller-463693



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:38 PM

can't get to marketplace, price/describe?

Don't know why, but the last link didn't work

 

It was $300 for an SP-C6 - looks sharp, looks like kellner eyepieces

 

https://www.facebook...56900234481411/



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:50 PM

Not stuck, just re booting ...

Nope, need the drives.


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