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#26 The Planetman

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:43 PM

WEST VIRGINIA :: Z-Scope 10" Dob for $365 OBO in Fort Gay

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

I've had two of these little guys. 
A few years ago a buddy of mine in SC was looking for a small scope, so I gave it to him and he uses it for outreach. 
This is one of those scopes I kind of missed just due to the simplicity and nice optics.  One came up on here for sale about a year ago in central Texas.  Luckily I had a friend close by who picked it up for me!!  This one is not leaving the stable.... 
They are really nice little, simple scopes.  Well worth the asking price. 


 

#27 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:56 PM

While we are doing the Fluorite thing      Here's one I lusted after     the Vixen 102Fl  in Orion white     this one has everything you might want to have aboard      ft focuser  2 inch APM prism diagonal GP mount with motors ... lovely wooden ash  tripod and more.................check it out

 

https://www.cloudyni...e-a-few-extras/

 

 

 

And here's a nice Unitron    128      looks great in all the pics   click on the link for extra pics

 

https://www.cloudyni...0s-unitron-128/


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#28 Beastmaster

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:20 PM

Here’s a great deal on an orange tube 8” near Pomona. $200. Said it was cleaned recently. Little too far for me

Celestron 8" telescope w tripods

https://inlandempire...7085330974.html
 

#29 apfever

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:40 PM

that won't last long.


 

#30 AdAstraPerAspera

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:48 PM

I know this belongs here but I can't tell what it is...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233511357796
 

#31 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:50 PM

Here’s a great deal on an orange tube 8” near Pomona. $200. Said it was cleaned recently. Little too far for me

Celestron 8" telescope w tripods

https://inlandempire...7085330974.html

Good price and a Meade tripod.


 

#32 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:51 PM

I know this belongs here but I can't tell what it is...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233511357796

One of them older 4.5" Newts.
 


 

#33 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:54 PM

Here’s a great deal on an orange tube 8” near Pomona. $200. Said it was cleaned recently. Little too far for me

Celestron 8" telescope w tripods

https://inlandempire...7085330974.html

Nice kit

 as  Chas would say 

 Great deal     Neil


 

#34 CharlieB

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 04:29 PM

I know this belongs here but I can't tell what it is...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233511357796

It's an Eikow STH5000.  A rather rare scope.  The entire mirror cell slides down to its full focal length.


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 04:43 PM

Although it looks like someone cleaned the mirror with a scouring pad. Probably will need a recoat. 

 

This little 60mm Alt-Az has been up for a while. $80 opening bid and $130 BIN. Similar to an Asahi Jupiter mechanically, but other threads here have shown that all of the Asahi versions had a different finder, and speculate that this is an early Towa. Not 1940's as advertised, but probably early 50's. Looks reasonably complete. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...f4AAOSw~XFeSDC6

 

Chip W. 


 

#36 Chuck Hards

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:04 PM

I'm thinking late 50's at the earliest, early 60's more probably, Chip.


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:27 PM

WEST VIRGINIA :: Z-Scope 10" Dob for $365 OBO in Fort Gay

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

Mountain Mama!

 

Country roads,

 

Take me home!


 

#38 Kasmos

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:28 PM

I'm thinking late 50's at the earliest, early 60's more probably, Chip.

It's my belief that the un-marked scopes of this type (Asahi style focusers), with the smaller diameter objective cells, the black finders and Unitron style folding legs are likely pre-'59. My Crescent (marked Circle T), has adjustable legs, a white 24mm finder and a  larger diameter cell with a lens retainer that Stephen identifies as a '59-'61.

 

Sellers on ebay always seem to say their scopes are older than they are. So where do they pull their dates from?


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:32 PM

It's an Eikow STH5000.  A rather rare scope.  The entire mirror cell slides down to its full focal length.

If it’s complete, those are really cool Newts! Our own Scott (Compressorguy) in North Carolina had (had?) one. I almost bought it from him several years ago just before I came down with a bad case of toomanyscopesitus. ;)


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:57 PM

One of our gang is selliing a really nice Unitron 128

From the mount and tube clam I'd estimate it to be a '55-'56.

You don't see too many of this vintage come up for sale.

 

https://www.cloudyni...0s-unitron-128/


 

#41 Terra Nova

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 06:39 PM

One of our gang is selliing a really nice Unitron 128

From the mount and tube clam I'd estimate it to be a '55-'56.

You don't see too many of this vintage come up for sale.

 

https://www.cloudyni...0s-unitron-128/

Very Nice and Rare specimen! That is an old one! I figure around the same age as my model 114, around 1955. They were designated as 62mm and were the first 114 and 128 to use clamshells.


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 06:48 PM

Very Nice and Rare specimen! That is an old one! I figure around the same age as my model 114, around 1955. They were designated as 62mm and were the first 114 and 128 to use clamshells.

I would say 1955 and looks very nice for the age.
 


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:07 PM

I know this belongs here but I can't tell what it is...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233511357796

That's one of the Very Cool collapsible 4.5" reflectors -- this one is EIKOW based on the label.

 

Rare item!!


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:10 PM

Although it looks like someone cleaned the mirror with a scouring pad. Probably will need a recoat. 

 

This little 60mm Alt-Az has been up for a while. $80 opening bid and $130 BIN. Similar to an Asahi Jupiter mechanically, but other threads here have shown that all of the Asahi versions had a different finder, and speculate that this is an early Towa. Not 1940's as advertised, but probably early 50's. Looks reasonably complete. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...f4AAOSw~XFeSDC6

 

Chip W. 

It's a TOWA, circa 1960.

 

Haven't we seen (& discussed) this Sugalski 5.6" F10 Refractor before:  https://www.cloudyni...-refractor-ota/


Edited by Bomber Bob, 01 March 2020 - 07:54 PM.

 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:24 PM

https://astromart.co.../orange-c11-ota

 

Cheap C11 in south Florida. 


 

#46 apfever

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:24 PM

Nice kit

 as  Chas would say 

 Great deal     Neil

I actually thought about it.


 

#47 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:38 PM

https://astromart.co.../orange-c11-ota

 

Cheap C11 in south Florida. 

Not bad for the price if the optics are sharp.


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 08:59 PM

If it’s complete, those are really cool Newts! Our own Scott (Compressorguy) in North Carolina had (had?) one. I almost bought it from him several years ago just before I came down with a bad case of toomanyscopesitus. wink.gif

Yes, I had one back in 2012. Very unique scope with its collapsible design but it got passed along in the purge. It actually held collimation quite well and had a 3 eyepiece turret. Been 7 years since I’ve seen another one until now. Here’s a link to mine, it was a ToHo branded one.

 

https://www.cloudyni...-cool/?hl= toho


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Posted 01 March 2020 - 09:01 PM

Although it looks like someone cleaned the mirror with a scouring pad. Probably will need a recoat. 

I thought about swapping in a cheap Chinese mirror, but 1200mm is an odd focal length, not sure any one else ever made such a long focal length 114mm. 


 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 09:07 PM

I thought about swapping in a cheap Chinese mirror, but 1200mm is an odd focal length, not sure any one else ever made such a long focal length 114mm. 

 A Deluxe Space Conqueror mirror would be very close, as would a Criterion 4".


Edited by sdedalus83, 01 March 2020 - 09:08 PM.

 


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