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#26 Terra Nova

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:33 AM

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

That's a good deal on Albert's SP! It includes the hard to find polar scope and the Vixen RA drive and controller. And the wooden tripod for an extra $100. All in all and all together, it's a very good deal from a trusted seller! Go for it!


 

#27 Bomber Bob

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:21 AM

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

Early 70s... note the metal focuser knobs, the dust cover, and no <Z> accessories...

 

This one is interesting, as it includes invoices & such + the old Rand-McNally Moon Map...  Selsi Model 268 IOB:  https://www.shopgood...m/Item/96680083

 

If I had an orphan C/V black-tube frac, I'd be PM'ing about Albert's SP rig...  would be about $450 complete & to The Swamp...

 

PRETTY!  and  GW will ship it...

 

Bushnell Sky Chief OTA IOC:  https://www.shopgood...m/Item/96969187


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#28 Terra Nova

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:48 AM

If I had an orphan C/V black-tube frac, I'd be PM'ing about Albert's SP rig...  would be about $450 complete & to The Swamp...

 

You can always have that Meade 90mm's tube powdercoated black! ;)


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 12:21 PM

Celestron 80mm f/11 with mount and shipping on CN:

https://www.cloudyni...80mm-f11-japan/


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:16 PM

Celestron 80mm f/11 with mount and shipping on CN:

https://www.cloudyni...80mm-f11-japan/

The price may be a bit high.  


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:19 PM

The price may be a bit high.  

Agreed. About a hundred bucks too high. I don't see the single speed Chinese Crayford focuser any big improvement. I would rather have the original R&P.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 03:57 PM

Does anybody know who made this Sky Chief for Bushnell ? I cannot identify it.

 

 

Bushnell Sky Chief OTA IOC:  https://www.shopgood...m/Item/96969187


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:08 PM

Were they SYW? Or no, perhaps, BOL? It seems to me I recollect that, but I'm not sure.


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:11 PM

I think you are on the right track. It does not look like run of the mill circle T.

Were they SYW? Or no, perhaps, BOL? It seems to me I recollect that, but I'm not sure.


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:25 PM

I think you are on the right track. It does not look like run of the mill circle T.

The Sky Chief that I linked to on GW... is an old one -- a pre-1958, probably an ASC (pre- Astro Optical).

 

Looks like it has the LONG terrestrial lens assembly, with the BB-band Kellner zoom.

 

Definitely worth considering, especially as pretty as it is.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:12 PM

Finderscope as an eyepiece, nice! - https://www.facebook...20940742635870/


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:49 PM

Agreed. About a hundred bucks too high. I don't see the single speed Chinese Crayford focuser any big improvement. I would rather have the original R&P.

The original probably had more drawtube as well.


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 08:54 PM

Were they SYW? Or no, perhaps, BOL? It seems to me I recollect that, but I'm not sure.

My understanding is that BOL was just Bushnell Optical Labs. They would apply that to any lens, regardless of the maker. It supposedly meant that the optics had passed their quality control check.

 

The blue and silver color scheme is much nicer than the photos show. 

 

Chip W. 


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 08:59 PM

Clark likes the Sky chief. 


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:56 PM

I reached my high bid for the sky chief on GW at $88. I am sure someone will outbid me for this beautiful little scope.


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 10:27 PM

What do you make of this?

 

https://portland.cra...7151941855.html

 

I saw this searching for Cave Astrola scopes.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 10:54 PM

What do you make of this?

 

https://portland.cra...7151941855.html

 

I saw this searching for Cave Astrola scopes.

It’s  also listed on Astromart. A 6” f6 triplet with Flourite and LZOS optics. It’s a tempting scope, but 37lbs is heavy for a 6” scope. My 7” is only another 13lbs. Current seller got it about a year ago on Astromart. Kind of curious why he would sell it so quickly, maybe the weight, setup, or cool down time needed.   I also wonder what field curvature would be like. 


 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:06 PM

Telescope Made From Ww11 Aircraft Camera

Los Angeles, CA $400

https://letgo.onelink.me/O2PG/c2b55faf

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Industrial Telescope Stand Vintage Rare

Riverside, CA $20

Not sure what this is or what it's missing

https://offerup.co/8NuSe8xgO7

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:26 PM

That's a Pacific Instruments mount.  Similar to the Optical Craftsmen 1" shaft mount we've been talking about elsewhere.  It's missing the clock drive, which was different from the one OC used.  The rings suggest it was for an 8"

 

If I didn't have too many scopes and mounts already, I'd seriously give it a go.  Great price, and I've got a 7" Byers drive for a 1" shaft mount that would be perfect.

 

but alas, I do have too many scopes and mounts.


Edited by tim53, 02 July 2020 - 11:28 PM.

 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:41 AM

Did someone say Sky Chief?

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# 34460 & 34486

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Should I shoot for three?

 

Whoever gets it, be warned and be ready.

These have foam rubber padding in their cases that disintegrates into crumbling a sticky powder that gets everywhere including the objectives.

It's was very diificult to get it off of the objectives and the paint of the OTAs. 

 

One is a GEM and the other a Alt-Az. Based on a telescope catalog they date as 1958. No makers marks to be found.


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:53 AM

Alway go for the trifecta. 


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:42 AM

What do you make of this?

 

https://portland.cra...7151941855.html

 

I saw this searching for Cave Astrola scopes.

Way too much FC for my taste at any price.


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:43 AM

Did someone say Sky Chief?

attachicon.gifSky-Twins-Finders.jpg

# 34460 & 34486

attachicon.gifSky-Chief-Twins.jpg

Should I shoot for three?

 

Whoever gets it, be warned and be ready.

These have foam rubber padding in their cases that disintegrates into crumbling a sticky powder that gets everywhere including the objectives.

It's was very diificult to get it off of the objectives and the paint of the OTAs. 

 

One is a GEM and the other a Alt-Az. Based on a telescope catalog they date as 1958. No makers marks to be found.

Made so well  vs today with the plastic stuff you see now.
 


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:11 AM

Telescope Made From Ww11 Aircraft Camera

Los Angeles, CA $400

https://www.letgo.co...9c-47f5bdde4130

 

Thanks for the link.  I've archived the pix.  Pretty sure my 5" F5 triplet used a lens like that, but removed from the heavy assembly, and put in a standard aluminum cell.  Focal lengths look about the same.  My Dakin 4 has a similar or identical 1970s Japan-made focuser.


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#50 Terra Nova

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:44 AM

Didn't they used to sell those War surplus aerial camera lenses in the back of Popular Science back in the '60s? Or was it Edmund?? I remember seeing the ads somewhere?


 


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