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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:11 AM

It's good to be back.

 

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#2 2696

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:21 AM

Orange C8,looks clean.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174177567572

10" Starfinder, pickup only in North Hollywood

https://www.ebay.com/itm/402060385114

Set of legs, not entirely sure what they're from. If I were to take a random guess they remind me of older Celestron/Vixen legs.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164059188209
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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:32 AM

Looks like SP legs. C8 is clean and lean and love them later 1970's Meade  RA finders. Priced too high. Maybe $430.


Edited by CHASLX200, 01 February 2020 - 08:33 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:48 AM

Parks 90mm MCT 

 

https://www.ebay.com...00|3000|7000|10

Takahashi 65mm Semi Apo Triplet $550 from Japan

 

https://www.ebay.com...000|10#viTabs_0


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 09:58 AM

Orange C8,looks clean.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174177567572

10" Starfinder, pickup only in North Hollywood

https://www.ebay.com/itm/402060385114

Set of legs, not entirely sure what they're from. If I were to take a random guess they remind me of older Celestron/Vixen legs.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164059188209

I just missed the legs, oh well.

 

That is not a Starfinder, it's an RG.


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#6 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:03 AM

I just missed the legs, oh well.

 

That is not a Starfinder, it's an RG.

My back is not up 2 that RG. Still love the looks.  Good deal for around $700.


Edited by CHASLX200, 01 February 2020 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:24 AM

My back is not up 2 that RG. Still love the looks.  Good deal for around $700.

As you've said before Chas, all the good stuff is always in California.......
I'd buy that in a minute if it were say about 15......hundred miles closer......
Seriously, that scope would make for a very easy restoration project. 


Edited by The Planetman, 01 February 2020 - 10:25 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:38 PM

https://tampa.craigs...7067152367.html

 

celestron C8  $375

 

https://tampa.craigs...7066487310.html

 

Orange C8 $350

 

https://killeen.crai...7041741394.html

 

Meade SN8 $100

 

https://austin.craig...7044325777.html

 

ES 12" dob  $800. Old listing, but still might be for sale.  No a classic , but a great deal.

 

 

https://detroit.crai...7064632743.html

 

Meade 16" SCT $3200. Not sure what year but a great deal for this beast

 

https://columbus.cra...7064401903.html

 

Meade 16" mirror with diagonal for $500.  Not perfect.

 

https://detroit.crai...7058865975.html

 

not sure if I saw this posted.  Cave 8" F8 Looks a lot like the one I sold.  Great scope.


Edited by starman876, 01 February 2020 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 01:54 PM

https://astromart.co...cer-wiih-sample

 

Vixen FL80  $1380.  Looks really nice.  Comes with reducer.

 

 

https://astromart.co...ctors-condition

 

Collectors C90  Almost $500.   confused1.gif


Edited by starman876, 01 February 2020 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 01:59 PM

https://astromart.co...ctors-condition

 

Collectors C90  Almost $500.   confused1.gif

Typo, just fixed it


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 03:52 PM

Typo, just fixed it

Even 390 is too much.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:02 PM

Even 390 is too much.

I dunno - that's a shiny-nice kit. Gotta be worth a few more credits than standard...


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:09 PM

I'd go $250 for the C90. 



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:13 PM

Dynamax 8"  with Golden Pyramid and wedge. Looks like may be earlier years with bolt on corrector retainer instead of the threaded ring.

Included 26mm Celestron eyepiece, maybe the silver top but ask.  Looks to be in good shape. $300 is about right for what's included along with the not so hot prodigy.

 

 

Dynamax 8 link


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:14 PM

Dynamax 8"  with Golden Pyramid and wedge. Looks like may be earlier years with bolt on corrector retainer instead of the threaded ring.

Included 26mm Celestron eyepiece, maybe the silver top but ask.  Looks to be in good shape. $300 is about right for what's included along with the not so hot prodigy.

 

 

Dynamax 8 link

I like the tray, that's cute.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:13 PM

https://astromart.co...cer-wiih-sample

 

Vixen FL80  $1380.  Looks really nice.  Comes with reducer.

I got mine from Koji, and it was pristine, collimated, & packed to be bear-proof.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:51 PM

I got mine from Koji, and it was pristine, collimated, & packed to be bear-proof.

Koji is a fine gentleman you can trust.  Makes you feel like every sale is special.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:53 PM

I dunno - that's a shiny-nice kit. Gotta be worth a few more credits than standard...

That is a really nice c90


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:55 PM

I like the tray, that's cute.

That and the tripod are only worth a hoot. My last C8 was as bad or even worse than a D8 i bet.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:14 PM

Two classic orange Celestrons - in PA

 

I used to own the C8 and it is in really nice shape - the c90 is really sweet looking mounted on top of the C8!

 

I've got no where to put it right now, or it would be coming back this way at $350 for the C8 and $100 for C90

 

https://lancaster.cr...7063320800.html

 

https://lancaster.cr...7063320800.html


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:27 PM

Looks like SP legs. C8 is clean and lean and love them later 1970's Meade  RA finders. Priced too high. Maybe $430.

Regarding the wood legs. Agree they look like SP legs. They are Vixen legs. Vixen made a variety of wood legs in different lengths and supporting capability. This set appeared to be more robust/thicker wood than common sets. Strong enough to support an 8" SCT and Super Polaris mount.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:34 PM

https://astromart.co...55-f9-refractor

 

AP155 f9 doublet $6800.   Not sure if I agree with the price considering it is a doublet. 

 

 https://astromart.co...i-epsilon-e-180

 

This Tak epsilon 180 is fairly priced at $3400


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:38 PM

I'd go $250 for the C90. 

The $390 collectors condition C90 is marked sold.

1. That was fast

(I sold an eyepiece here on CN in less than 5 minutes the other day...I'm not boasting; I'm wondering if I could have squeezed more money out of it?   mrevil.gif   )

 

2. We, or least I, don't know if it sold for the asking price or not.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:47 PM

The $390 collectors condition C90 is marked sold.

1. That was fast

(I sold and eyepiece here on CN in less than 5 minutes the other day...I'm not boasting. I'm wondering if I could have squeezed money out of it?   mrevil.gif   )

 

2. We, or least I, don't know if it sold for the asking price or not.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 09:20 PM

Two classic orange Celestrons - in PA

 

I used to own the C8 and it is in really nice shape - the c90 is really sweet looking mounted on top of the C8!

 

I've got no where to put it right now, or it would be coming back this way at $350 for the C8 and $100 for C90

 

https://lancaster.cr...7063320800.html

 

https://lancaster.cr...7063320800.html

Nice looking scopes about 40 minutes away from me....very tempting...I must say no, I must say no...




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