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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:48 PM

Time for a Frank discussion about moonbeams.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=1lJFRh4RmEw

 

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1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.

 

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:57 PM

https://www.cloudyni...finder-reducer/

 

Tak Mt200.  Awesome newt.  Most likely will give any APO a run for the money.  However, this one just is not worth the asking price.  



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:33 PM

https://www.cloudyni...finder-reducer/

 

Tak Mt200.  Awesome newt.  Most likely will give any APO a run for the money.  However, this one just is not worth the asking price.  

Rolled steel tube is rusting.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:17 PM

Genesis SDF + TV EQ Mount (Carton) + Case full of TV EPs - $1500 in Lakeville, CT - https://www.facebook...72392734032946/



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:05 AM

https://www.cloudyni...finder-reducer/

 

Tak Mt200.  Awesome newt.  Most likely will give any APO a run for the money.  However, this one just is not worth the asking price.  

He's been trying to sell it for quite a while.  Must've been a big SMACK! to crack that mirror-end casting, the way Tak over-builds hardware.  At $1000, it would start to get my attention, but at $1650... Nope.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:16 AM

He's been trying to sell it for quite a while.  Must've been a big SMACK! to crack that mirror-end casting, the way Tak over-builds hardware.  At $1000, it would start to get my attention, but at $1650... Nope.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:45 AM

Meade 90mm SCT spotter:

https://www.ebay.com...RMAAOSw9Upe~J0P



#8 RichA

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:08 PM

Genesis SDF + TV EQ Mount (Carton) + Case full of TV EPs - $1500 in Lakeville, CT - https://www.facebook...72392734032946/

That's a decent price.  The SDF is the first level of Genesis I'd buy today, being colour controlled enough to be considered better than achro.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:20 PM

That's a decent price.  The SDF is the first level of Genesis I'd buy today, being colour controlled enough to be considered better than achro.

We might even consider it to be an APO..


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:42 PM

Vintage ATM Stuff...

 

- Tom Duncan has a couple of interesting Finder Brackets

-- Takahashi / Vixen Green:    I'd like this one for my FC-50, but the base holes are 2mm too wide...

-- HUGE 2.7" ID:    This one has the 28mm hole spacing I need, but it could HOLD my Tiny Tak (really make it into a Finder!).

 

Edmund 40mm F7 Finder Objective:  https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=3000

 

Mystery 8" Mirror Cell:  https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=3000

 

- Ready to DPAC?  7.5" Coated Flat:  https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=3000

 

DIY Hardwood Eyepiece Case:  https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=3000   Looks like an old microscope case to me, but some of these restore really well.

 

For the Tak Owner with just about everything, a 40" Anti-Dew Heating Strip:  https://www.ebay.com...mCondition=3000


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:46 PM

We might even consider it to be an APO..

With a main objective >F11 and made using SD glass, and a fluorite element in the Petzval reducer/corrector in the rear I would! Mine has a lot less color than either of the two 4" F15 Achros I used to have. It's the same optics as the TV101, just different mechanics.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:42 PM

How about this beast... https://www.ebay.com...m4383.l4275.c10


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:43 PM

Edscorp Satellite Telescope: https://www.ebay.com...0s/293633969283


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:51 PM

Maybe we need more scopes that look down... thinking1.gif

 

 

Edscorp Satellite Telescope: https://www.ebay.com...0s/293633969283



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:57 PM

He's been trying to sell it for quite a while.  Must've been a big SMACK! to crack that mirror-end casting, the way Tak over-builds hardware.  At $1000, it would start to get my attention, but at $1650... Nope.

I won't touch it with that crack jack for even 700.
 



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:02 PM

Looks like a Tasco Lunagrosso (white tube) , no view of the tag for maker or model , probably circle T. Decent EQ mount. Accessory tray missing one hinge ...https://www.shopgood...m/Item/96693487


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:18 PM

We might even consider it to be an APO..

I compared it to a older Meade 102ED and my Tak FS102.  It wasn't as well corrected as either, imparted a slightly yellowish overall tinge to Jupiter and Saturn. but better than a standard achro.  The standard Genesis shows a blue halo around brighter objects.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:43 PM

Vintage 1960's Japanese Tokyo Hi-Power Astronomical Telescope w/ Wood Tripod & box on ebay ... https://www.ebay.com...aQAAOSwHoxe-pa1


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:59 PM

The styrofoam puts it in the 70’s. It’s another Towa rebrand, similar to a Tasco 12TE.

 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 12:42 AM

How about this beast... https://www.ebay.com...m4383.l4275.c10

Those photos have been here before . Wasn't the man in the photo, who built the scope, a friend of Caveman Clint's?

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:58 AM

Vintage 1960's Japanese Tokyo Hi-Power Astronomical Telescope w/ Wood Tripod & box on ebay ... https://www.ebay.com...aQAAOSwHoxe-pa1

Another old Towa nothing-burger. It's in nice condition but don't expect anything extra regardless of its looks. $50 max! It's already bid over what it's worth.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:16 AM

Those photos have been here before . Wasn't the man in the photo, who built the scope, a friend of Caveman Clint's?

No way i am lifting that mount head on that pier.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:06 AM

https://www.cloudyni...kahashi-mt-130/

 

Tak Mt 130.  Another great TAK scope.  However, at the cost of the larger MT 160.

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...aris-with-md-5/

 

Super polaris with drive.  


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:24 AM

https://www.cloudyni...kahashi-mt-130/

 

Tak Mt 130.  Another great TAK scope.  However, at the cost of the larger MT 160.

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...aris-with-md-5/

 

Super polaris with drive.  

If I were still buying telescopes, I'd jump for that Tak mt-130, especially if shipping were included. I always liked those.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:24 AM

Saw that Super Polaris  and has there been a lot of supers and great Polaris mounts popping up recently?


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