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#476 Garyth64

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:51 PM

Shiny Swift 831 for a top-shelf price

https://tampa.craigs...7099175529.html

I believe that is the Swift that was shown on CN  back in December.  This is the one that was sold to Stargoat, then the  seller reneged on the sale, and upped the price the following week.

 

Looks like he still has it.


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#477 CHASLX200

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 05:26 AM

I believe that is the Swift that was shown on CN  back in December.  This is the one that was sold to Stargoat, then the  seller reneged on the sale, and upped the price the following week.

 

Looks like he still has it.

Anything around my area is double the price.


 

#478 Augustus

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:06 AM

Questar

 

https://www.ebay.com...PMAAOSw92Refhxb

 

TV 10.5mm Plossl

 

https://astromart.co...e-105-mm-plossl


 

#479 Steve_M_M

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 01:39 PM

That's a cute tripod someone built.


 

#480 starman876

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 03:41 PM

https://www.ebay.com...rgAAMXQDXRRHRR6

 

Not something you see every day

 

AGA Geodiometer model 6

 

Terra should like this


 

#481 Terra Nova

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 03:57 PM

https://www.ebay.com...rgAAMXQDXRRHRR6

 

Not something you see every day

 

AGA Geodiometer model 6

 

Terra should like this

That’s very cool indeed. It was a state-of-the-art surveying instrument in its day! Amazing that something that would have cost thousands of dollars can be had for two-hundred and change today.


 

#482 AstroKerr

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 07:09 PM

Saw that back in '17 - been kicking around since 2012 - shame it's been so stripped of the electronics. Standard accuracy of 5 mm + 1mm / km - posh. Anyways, I'd guess that is rather nice glass. 


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#483 Esso2112

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 08:49 PM

Ebay ad for an Orion erect image diagonal. No big deal, but there is a Vernonscope 3x Dakin Barlow attached to it, and included. The 3x Barlow’s are a little rarer. 
 

eBay Link


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#484 John Rogers

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 08:55 PM

Here is one I picked up off eBay several years ago: 

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It is a heavy instrument.  I hope to set it up someday and see if it powers up.


 

#485 Russell Smith

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 08:57 PM

Here is one I picked up off eBay several years ago: 

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It is a heavy instrument.  I hope to set it up someday and see if it powers up.

Part of a weapon system? 


 

#486 John Rogers

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:05 PM

Part of a weapon system? 

Sorry, I should have identified it to tie it to the previous posts.  It is a  AGA Model 6 Geodiometer, that was used for state-of-the-art surveying in its day.


 

#487 Russell Smith

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:08 PM

Thank you John.  I should have done more reading. 


 

#488 starman876

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 10:27 PM

Here is one I picked up off eBay several years ago: 

attachicon.gifs-l1600.jpg

 

It is a heavy instrument.  I hope to set it up someday and see if it powers up.

I remember seeing that on Ebay some years ago.  I thought it was very interesting. Was surprised to see another one pop up. To bad the one on ebay has all the electronics missing.


 

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 10:29 PM

https://www.cloudyni...m-f90-starfire/

 

AP 178 starfire.  Only $11,500


 

#490 Terra Nova

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:52 AM

These are excellent eyepieces. Huge eye-lens, good eye-relief, sharp to the edge, and best of  widest possible field that you can get in a 1.25” system, (yes, even surpassing the tried and true 32mm Plossl). I’ve had the Orion Ultrascopic branded one for twenty years and wouldn’t part with it. They come up periodically but are getting harder to find anymore. I highly recommend this!

 

https://www.cloudyni...-made-in-japan/


 

#491 Garyth64

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:41 AM

Shiny Swift 831 for a top-shelf price

https://tampa.craigs...7099175529.html

One more note on this Swift 831.  I have the SN of this scope, 623067.  It is the one that was listed on CL back in December.  Shame on him.


 

#492 Senex Bibax

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:10 AM

I think you have solved the mystery of the item I purchased early last year. It was sold as a reflector telescope but wasn't, though it resembled one. At least it only cost me $10.00 plus a small shipping charge. After looking at images of the AGA Model 6 Geodimeter online, it looks very similar (but not identical) to the main optical tube component. Similar pivots on the outside of the tube, three collimating thumbwheels behind the mirror, and a beam splitter prism for the secondary mirror. Lots of spherical aberration as well.

 

P 20190207 171928
Base showing splined shafts, thumbwheel and pivots / mounts
Looking inside

 

Here is one I picked up off eBay several years ago: 

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It is a heavy instrument.  I hope to set it up someday and see if it powers up.


 

#493 John Rogers

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:27 AM

I remember seeing that on Ebay some years ago.  I thought it was very interesting. Was surprised to see another one pop up. To bad the one on ebay has all the electronics missing.

I guess my example is in a really nice condition compared to the current one.  It came with the original hard shell that has protected it over the decades.  The listing included free shipping and on an impulse, made a really low-ball offer.  They appeared to be a liquidation company and I guess they had been tripping over it long enough and were ready to let it go.  To be honest, I don't think my offer was enough to cover shipping from coast-to-coast, but it showed up regardless!

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:02 AM

https://astromart.co...wfinder-reducer

 

Tak Mt 200 Newt.   $2075.    I think it is priced a bit high.   Should be a great performer.


 

#495 Esso2112

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:10 PM

https://astromart.co...wfinder-reducer

 

Tak Mt 200 Newt.   $2075.    I think it is priced a bit high.   Should be a great performer.

Way too high.  It looks like it has been dropped. The mirror endcap is broken. Optics look fine, but that’s a pretty nasty break.


 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:42 PM

Intes MK67

 

https://www.ebay.com...359.m2763.l2649


 

#497 Garyth64

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:43 PM

And on that Tak.  Is that price without deducting the cost of a new end piece?

 

Inside the tube looks rusty, and the holes for the other focuser, what a butcher job.


 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:52 PM

And on that Tak.  Is that price without deducting the cost of a new end piece?

 

Inside the tube looks rusty, and the holes for the other focuser, what a butcher job.

I agree, the more I look at that listing the worse it gets.  


 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:54 PM

https://astromart.co...wfinder-reducer

 

Tak Mt 200 Newt.   $2075.    I think it is priced a bit high.   Should be a great performer.

"Very good condition" ...  Compared to what?  My Monolux 4380 after my dog knocked it over on concrete?

 

$2075 in this economy...  I don't see it.  In fairness, he should either buy a Tak replacement for the broken end piece, or knock $675 off his price.  $1400 would be more realistic.


 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:32 PM

$45 Cometron in Sacramento - hurry! 

 

https://sacramento.c...7100194493.html


 


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