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#526 apfever

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:06 PM

100% Edmund 8".

 

The major parts are easy to make out. Some finer details are the original stack of pancake weights, also has the original finder bracket. Not so easy to see is the camera bracket on the end of the long rod. The bracket is positioned so it hangs over the front of the tube in the picture.


 

#527 Littlegreenman

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 01:47 AM

When in Rome

 

See the Mizar

 

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

Just when I think I know all the companies that offered a fluorite refractor...

Well. I did know about this one before. Showa is another company few in the US are aware of. They sold a 4", I think. Correct me if I'm wrong.


Edited by Littlegreenman, 30 March 2020 - 01:48 AM.

 

#528 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:37 AM

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

Looks just like the one i bought from the sellers that lived on a boat. The mount was in the boat yard for many years.  It all cleaned up well. I replaced the tube with a Sono tube as the stock tube had damage.  This was back in 1987 and the optics were great.
 


 

#529 Matty S

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:17 AM

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

Holy peep-sights, Batman!

If that's a 50mm, or even 40mm scope, what's that finder? 20mm?


 

#530 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:23 AM

20MM i would guess.


Edited by CHASLX200, 30 March 2020 - 06:23 AM.

 

#531 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:14 AM

Just when I think I know all the companies that offered a fluorite refractor...

Well. I did know about this one before. Showa is another company few in the US are aware of. They sold a 4", I think. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Me neither        


 

#532 bartine

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:19 PM

100% Edmund 8".

 

The major parts are easy to make out. Some finer details are the original stack of pancake weights, also has the original finder bracket. Not so easy to see is the camera bracket on the end of the long rod. The bracket is positioned so it hangs over the front of the tube in the picture.

So - Maryland is now under curfew.

If I buy a vintage Edmund telecope in NY - can I claim that I have a psychological condition that is only alleviated by buying old telescopes?  


 

#533 Kasmos

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:39 PM

You mean lock down?

A curfew would mean you can't go out at night.... and use your scope.


 

#534 madeline

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 03:30 PM

So - Maryland is now under curfew.

If I buy a vintage Edmund telecope in NY - can I claim that I have a psychological condition that is only alleviated by buying old telescopes?  

I don't see why not, it sounds good to me.


 

#535 AdAstraPerAspera

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:45 PM

Unlabeled 4". Looks nice. $400 in CA. What do we have here, y'all?

https://ventura.crai...7101099052.html
 

#536 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:46 PM

Holy peep-sights, Batman!

If that's a 50mm, or even 40mm scope, what's that finder? 20mm?

I think its 50mm. 

The tasco answer man could help.

I find myself using more very small scopes out the yard.  

My old skyrover is getting a workout.


 

#537 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:49 PM

Unlabeled 4". Looks nice. $400 in CA. What do we have here, y'all?

https://ventura.crai...7101099052.html

I dont know. But I'll guess just for fun.

OTA looks unitron and the mount and especially the tripod looks goto to me.

How wrong could I be?


Edited by Russell Smith, 30 March 2020 - 04:50 PM.

 

#538 G-Tower

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:03 PM

Unlabeled 4". Looks nice. $400 in CA. What do we have here, y'all?

https://ventura.crai...7101099052.html

Unitron 150


 

#539 Esso2112

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:04 PM

I dont know. But I'll guess just for fun.

OTA looks unitron and the mount and especially the tripod looks goto to me.

How wrong could I be?

Mount and tripod are Unitron. Classic Unitron spreader. Looks like the nickel knobs on mount as well. So 50’s. That is a great deal. 


 

#540 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:07 PM

Unlabeled 4". Looks nice. $400 in CA. What do we have here, y'all?

https://ventura.crai...7101099052.html

 

 

Unitron 150

 

 

Mount and tripod are Unitron. Classic Unitron spreader. Looks like the nickel knobs on mount as well. So 50’s. That is a great deal. 

So... I get to be half correct? Yeah me.

Y'all be safe.


 

#541 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:05 PM

Unlabeled 4". Looks nice. $400 in CA. What do we have here, y'all?

https://ventura.crai...7101099052.html

I see nothing.
 


 

#542 AdAstraPerAspera

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:53 PM

Deleted already. Looks like it was posted earlier this month. At $400, I wonder why it didn't sell, or if it's a scam.

I see nothing.


 

#543 Russell Smith

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:17 PM

Maybe the seller follows this thread.
Just saying.
 

#544 Littlegreenman

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:07 PM

Maybe the seller follows this thread.
Just saying.

Somebody who follows this thread would likely know it is a Unitron, and price it "optimistically."

 

I was thinking (uh-oh). Classic scopes that are listed at a bargain price would naturally tend to sell faster than scopes priced higher. And some would sell very fast, and if the seller deletes the listing*  before someone on this forum finds it and posts it here we never learn about it. This could mean that the average selling prices of vintage scopes are lower than the average prices of scopes posted here.

 

*On eBay a sold listing becomes a "completed listing," which can be searched for.


Edited by Littlegreenman, 30 March 2020 - 09:16 PM.

 

#545 Kasmos

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:54 PM

I think its 50mm. 

The tasco answer man could help.

I find myself using more very small scopes out the yard.  

My old skyrover is getting a workout.

Tasco 6TE 50mm.The finders are probably around 15 to 17mm.

Never measured mine, but it's smaller than the ones on Mayflower 814s.


 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:17 PM

 

 

*On eBay a sold listing becomes a "completed listing," which can be searched for.

You may know but in case others don't.

A search can be done either way. Sold Listings or Completed Listings.

Completed Listings show closed listings whether they've sold or not, and Sold will only show items that have actually sold.

 

Occasionally ebay will have some kind of a hiccup and a Sold Listing won't show up. Sometimes it will later, but...shrug.gif


 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:59 PM

Antique brass eyepiece for 15.00

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

Let's see what it is and how it can be used to view wonders - Thank You, Chirp!


 

#548 Littlegreenman

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 12:43 AM

You may know but in case others don't.

A search can be done either way. Sold Listings or Completed Listings.

Completed Listings show closed listings whether they've sold or not, and Sold will only show items that have actually sold.

 

Occasionally ebay will have some kind of a hiccup and a Sold Listing won't show up. Sometimes it will later, but...shrug.gif

Assertion: eBay is just weird at times.

 

You can edit search parameters in eBay which is very useful. Boolean search functions kinda work on eBay, so you can exclude words like "Barska," "toy", "Kids," "awesome." You can set parameters for seller location, pricing, search only a list of some sellers listings or exclude some sellers. The opposite of, er, um, Cloudynights.

Non-members search functions are limited.

It's actually rather awesome that humans invented tech that does this.

 

With some help.


Edited by Littlegreenman, 31 March 2020 - 12:59 AM.

 

#549 Terra Nova

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 09:15 AM

Maybe the seller follows this thread.
Just saying.

Maybe someone contacted them and told them that it was worth 2.5 to 4.0 times what they had it listed for? Just sayin’ ;)


 

#550 apfever

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 09:48 AM

Maybe someone contacted them and told them that it was worth 2.5 to 4.0 times what they had it listed for? Just sayin’ wink.gif

In light of my recent postings about underpricing, particularly #421 in this string that took a boat load of 'likes', I'd like to say NOT ME.

For the record, if I'm not directly involved in a scope then I but(t) out. I still have no qualms with telling a person a scope is worth more or that I would pay more or offer to fix one, up front in a first contact, but only if I'm sincerely interested in getting directly involved.

 

Terra, I don't think your post was in any way directed towards me.

Just sayin' wink.gif 


Edited by apfever, 31 March 2020 - 09:51 AM.

 


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