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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:31 PM

Time again for a renaissance.  Here's an old friend with a nice twist.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=oP-OWLHcIbA

 

Same rules.  Please take a minute to read them.

 

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.

 

2) Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying sell for someone else. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post your own ads in the Cloudy Nights Classifieds.

 

3) We request that you do not post photos from ads. If you must have some reference to a photo in the post, post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

 

4) Do not post the entire ad text, or large blocks of it, without permission from the author.

 

5) Concentrate on the item for sale, and not the seller.  Any listed prices must be given in Quatloos.

 

6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.

 

Here's an example of a good post:

4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

Poor post:  4" telescope. LINK

 

7) Please post a live link to the item. Do not post "PM me for link". We realize that this is an honest attempt to prevent non-CN member flippers from finding the posts, but most of the hard-core flippers are CN members already. Flippers look for bargains, they won't be outbidding you at top-dollar because they won't make any money on the item. Most of the time you are outbid, it is by a fellow Classics CN member.

 

8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.

 

9) Short discussions can take place about the items listed. When quoting a post, edit the quoted post to include only the part you are replying to. Do not quote an entire string of replies. If not quoting, make a note of what your reply pertains to, so others won't misinterpret your reply. Please keep these discussions limited to the actual items posted. If the discussion becomes protracted or the noise level gets too high, these posts will be moved to a new thread. Further comments on the item should then be made in the new thread.

 

10) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.
Posts that do not follow these posting guidelines or are for items not appropriate for this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.

Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

 

11) Keep on topic, please!!


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#2 Piaget

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:45 PM

I have enjoyed this thread.


Edited by Piaget, 31 July 2020 - 10:55 PM.

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#3 AstroKerr

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:55 PM

Piaget, on 31 Jul 2020 - 8:45 PM, said:

I spend a lot of time looking for & sharing classics so forum members can benefit , but have run out of patience with all the extraneous comments that cause this thread to be shut down. Forum members can find their own classics.

 

Well, just fyi, the thread runs by the month, my good fellow.  End of the month comes and the thread is locked and restarted. They might 'shut down' an individual, but they probably will not shut down this thread. waytogo.gif


Edited by AstroKerr, 31 July 2020 - 11:23 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:55 PM

I spend a lot of time looking for & sharing classics so forum members can benefit , but have run out of patience with all the extraneous comments that cause this thread to be shut down. Forum members can find their own classics.

I hope you are not misinterpreting the fact that this thread is restarted at the beginning of each month for thinking that it is being shut down because of extraneous comments!

 

EDIT: You beat me to the punch AstroKerr.


Edited by Astrolite, 31 July 2020 - 10:57 PM.

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#5 Piaget

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:08 PM

" I see " said the blind man to his deaf daughter ...


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#6 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:19 PM

Charlie,

 

 Love this month's musical intro...…….

  When I wish upon a star >  stringed instrument  ?   jazz guitar  ?    sweet

   thanks again

 

 

 

 

And while we are talking ads

https://www.cloudyni...reat-condition/

 

Tasco 66  parts

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...ective-in-cell/

 

 

 

Royal astro lens


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 31 July 2020 - 11:30 PM.

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#7 dusty99

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:46 PM

Tasco 66TE parts bonanza on CN: https://www.cloudyni...reat-condition/



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:09 AM

Tasco 66TE parts bonanza on CN: https://www.cloudyni...reat-condition/

Ah Dusty,

 A fellow Roger Dean Avatar guy !!!

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#9 cavecollector

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:11 AM

I am so grateful for this thread and website it has allowed me to find some real treasures (making a long drive this weekend to pick up one of the Newtonians mentioned her). I just wish people would stop complaining about things.

 

I have a quick question before posting a couple of auction links (CN newbie here), are links to non-ebay/SGW auctions ok?

 

Thank you to everyone who takes time out of their busy lives to share ads, I have found some really cool scopes thanks to you.


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#10 AstroKerr

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:08 AM

Yes, those links would be welcomed =)

 

Refractor Zeiss AS-63/840 Steinheil *Quality Q1*  $952 out of Viterbo-oh-oh-OH!  Right here on CN!


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#11 RichA

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:57 AM

Here's a weird one.  Look at the finder.

 

https://www.ebay.com...KsAAOSwQYhfIyhN



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM

 

 

And while we are talking ads

https://www.cloudyni...reat-condition/

 

Tasco 66  parts

 

A complete 66TE isn't worth $75 let alone a pile of parts. ohmy.gif


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:31 AM

Meade lx10 Deluxe Telescope - $500 (Columbia, CT) - https://newlondon.cr...7169215004.html

 

8" ?  Looks new, includes original boxes.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:22 AM

https://astromart.co...-f15-ota-485635

 

D&G 5" F15  $1100  


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#15 Marc-Andre

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:48 AM

Here's a weird one.  Look at the finder.

 

https://www.ebay.com...KsAAOSwQYhfIyhN

I got a Sears 60mm telescope for Christmas 1965 with a finder like that.  It was a long narrow tube with no optics.


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:29 AM

I'm having trouble seeing some CN ads in their entirety.  The Zeiss ad listed above, astrokerr's post- #10 of this thread, is an example.  I cannot see the large version of the pictures.  All the small pics show but when I mouse them a larger version does not show.   This only happens with some ads, not all of them. 


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:38 AM

Meade lx10 Deluxe Telescope - $500 (Columbia, CT) - https://newlondon.cr...7169215004.html

 

8" ?  Looks new, includes original boxes.

It's a 8" and 400 would be a better price.


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:02 AM

I'm having trouble seeing some CN ads in their entirety.  The Zeiss ad listed above, astrokerr's post- #10 of this thread, is an example.  I cannot see the large version of the pictures.  All the small pics show but when I mouse them a larger version does not show.   This only happens with some ads, not all of them. 

works for me. have you tried accessing the ads thru the normal classifieds route?



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:13 AM

works for me. have you tried accessing the ads thru the normal classifieds route?

Same  no-show when I access ad directly through  Classifieds.  Maybe the problem is on my end as I view CN with my tablet.  



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:14 AM

Run, don't walk (I won't tell you in which direction):  B&L 8" SCT (can't tell which one, but doesn't look like an 8001) on a celestron tripod, for $200:  https://www.facebook...664430367480460


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:46 AM

I don’t know if this Celestron Firstscope 80-AZ model #21075 is the classic one with the Polaris mount. In original cardboard box and appears well kept and complete. $35 in Dallas, GA. 
 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:52 AM

https://astromart.co...-f15-ota-485635

 

D&G 5" F15  $1100  

Where is this telescope located?  I don't have an account on that site.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:54 AM

Where is this telescope located?  I don't have an account on that site.

Alabama


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 11:00 AM

I don’t know if this Celestron Firstscope 80-AZ model #21075 is the classic one with the Polaris mount. In original cardboard box and appears well kept and complete. $35 in Dallas, GA. 
 

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It's in the EQ box, but it's the AZ model.  I think it's a later China-made version...


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:43 PM

It's in the EQ box, but it's the AZ model.  I think it's a later China-made version...

Definitely Chinoisé!


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