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#501 tim53

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:41 PM

Was gone 9 minutes after you posted.


 

#502 AdAstraPerAspera

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:46 PM

I tried. It's a fourth the price of the two that were recently sold on ebay. I don't know what they were thinking. Someone got a great deal. 


 

#503 Russell Smith

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:48 PM

Could use more and better photos, but ... https://offerup.co/dk6IHq1Me5
I'm going back outside. Clouds breaking up. The moon and venus are calling.
Wish I could see the comet from my yard.
 

#504 apfever

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:45 PM

See it to believe it.  I've been to this guy's house a couple of times over the last 10 years or so.

Not only the 'wanted' part, check out some of his trade option pictures.

 

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#505 Piaget

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 01:35 AM

Old Mayflower 20-80x 80mm refractor. Very cool scope ... Piaget https://www.ebay.com...joAAOSwKbpbmykB


 

#506 Russell Smith

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:35 AM

Astroscan with cool eyepiece. 

https://www.cloudyni...dmund Astroscan


 

#507 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:11 AM

Old Mayflower 20-80x 80mm refractor. Very cool scope ... Piaget https://www.ebay.com...joAAOSwKbpbmykB

That Mayflower is interesting. I have not seen one like that before......80mm as well

my little 60mm Mayflower is sweet


 

#508 bartine

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:39 AM

I believe this is set up for terrestrial use through a straight through zoom eyepiece at the back.

 

I had a 60mm, older version - it worked, but field of view got really narrow with that Zoom...


 

#509 Piaget

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

Vintage Edmund Scientific 3-inch F6 Newtonian Reflector Telescope with RKE 15mm $69. https://www.ebay.com...kAAOSwRYRef-N3Z


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#510 Terra Nova

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:12 PM

That Mayflower is interesting. I have not seen one like that before......80mm as well

my little 60mm Mayflower is sweet

Just because it has a Mayflower logo doesn’t mean it’s not a Tird.  Every dog has it’s day and they had theirs. I think this came after it. The price is three times what it’s worth. No thanx!


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#511 Terra Nova

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:33 PM

Weren’t these preBrandon Questar eyepieces from the ‘50s and ‘60s Erfles?

 

 https://www.cloudyni...marked-japan-d/


 

#512 Piaget

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:43 PM

Terra , I am trying to learn how to judge proper scope value , which I know very little about. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I spend most of my time involved in prehistoric artifact collecting & geology , astronomy is a new gig for me. I have been out of it for 40 years , Piaget


 

#513 Littlegreenman

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:32 PM

Vintage Edmund Scientific 3-inch F6 Newtonian Reflector Telescope with RKE 15mm $69. https://www.ebay.com...kAAOSwRYRef-N3Z

I sold one for a friend years ago. I should have bought it for myself. Nice scope to sit in a chair holding it in your lap while you scan the Milky Way.  Talk about grab and go! Instead of a mount, something to sit on.

Better than an Astroscan? The secondary is square, or is rectangular? On a stalk.  Worth upgrading the secondary and maybe the stalk.

I've seen them show up for sale at the rate of less than one a year since then.


Edited by Littlegreenman, 29 March 2020 - 05:28 PM.

 

#514 G-Tower

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:19 PM

Weren’t these preBrandon Questar eyepieces from the ‘50s and ‘60s Erfles?

 

 https://www.cloudyni...marked-japan-d/

Yes, considerably wider field too


 

#515 Russell Smith

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:21 PM

Another Towa 80mm. This one in central Texas. https://offerup.co/3GaBlb68f5
 

#516 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:50 PM

Just because it has a Mayflower logo doesn’t mean it’s not a Tird.  Every dog has it’s day and they had theirs. I think this came after it. The price is three times what it’s worth. No thanx!

Yes thanks     I had never seen one of those either


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 29 March 2020 - 05:03 PM.

 

#517 Bomber Bob

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:17 PM

Weren’t these preBrandon Questar eyepieces from the ‘50s and ‘60s Erfles?

 

 https://www.cloudyni...marked-japan-d/

Yes, and my only 1.25" eyepiece that focuses natively with my '58 Questar's finder is that OLD Jaegers 16mm Erfle.


 

#518 Russell Smith

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:25 PM

I do like table top scopes.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303500034952
 

#519 Terra Nova

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:54 PM

I do like table top scopes.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303500034952

Me too! 
 

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#520 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:54 PM

When in Rome

 

See the Mizar

 

https://astromart.co...asterpiece-rare


 

#521 CHASLX200

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:20 PM

When in Rome

 

See the Mizar

 

https://astromart.co...asterpiece-rare

I don't think roaming around Rome would be a good thing now. But is  a nice looking scope.


 

#522 Chirp1

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:23 PM

Antique brass eyepiece for 15.00

https://www.ebay.com...T-/382875374386


 

#523 Russell Smith

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:56 PM

https://www.liveauct...m/item/82364580
 

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:44 PM

Been feeling guilty not watching the ads very closely lately, obviously a lot going on. On the flip side, doesn't seem like many ads floating around right now either.

Found this reflector at auction in Kingston, NY. My money is on it being an 8" Edmund Scientific, but would like to know what the Peanut Gallery thinks.

 

https://www.liveauct...large-telescope


 

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:02 PM

SGW is practically shutting down. Only a few locations that aren't in restricted states are still posting new items. I hope the ones that are will be taking appropriate precautions.

 

It's not really worth the risk, for the modest amount they take in from these. I suspect that many people who are stuck at home will be doing house cleaning and will flood them with donations once things open up, so in the long run they won't lose out. 

 

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