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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 09:37 PM

Time to go for Baroque.

 

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 09:58 PM

https://detroit.crai...7186373916.html

 

Have no clue what this is.  No price in Detroit.   Looks like an Edsmund mount.

 

 

Brass antique telescope in Cleveland.  No clue who made it.  Is it legit?  $250


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 10:49 PM

https://detroit.crai...7186373916.html

 

Have no clue what this is.  No price in Detroit.   Looks like an Edsmund mount.

 

 

Brass antique telescope in Cleveland.  No clue who made it.  Is it legit?  $250

Can't place it.  Leather straps smack of before 1950. 



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Posted 31 August 2020 - 10:54 PM

C102F (fluorite refractor) on a Super Polaris mount.  About $1800 which is about normal. 

 

https://www.etsy.com...h_click=1&cns=1

 


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 11:01 PM

Swift spotting scope:

https://www.shopgood.../Item/102162889



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 12:39 AM

Cave Astrola 12.5" Cassegrain f/15      ~$1650, out of NM. Suggests recoat.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 05:54 AM

Cave Astrola 12.5" Cassegrain f/15      ~$1650, out of NM. Suggests recoat.

If the optics are super good then that is a good price. Not something i wanna lift onto the mount.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:52 AM

If the optics are super good then that is a good price. Not something i wanna lift onto the mount.

Coulter optics? so to me its a frankenstein Cave...


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:10 AM

https://detroit.crai...7186373916.html

 

Have no clue what this is.  No price in Detroit.   Looks like an Edsmund mount.

 

 

Brass antique telescope in Cleveland.  No clue who made it.  Is it legit?  $250

Nice old long 6” classic Newt. Looks ATM. Definitely the Edmund mount that was sold for their 6” and it’s an early one too! Traverse City is a looooong way from Detroit. Beautiful town right on the lake and not too far from the Straits of Mackinac and the UP.

 

PS: Thats a good deal on that Q7 you listed on the other thread just before it wrapped up! Great shape, recently services, and the mondo Tristand incl.!

 

https://www.cloudyni...1086-questar-7/


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:09 AM

Nice old long 6” classic Newt. Looks ATM. Definitely the Edmund mount that was sold for their 6” and it’s an early one too! Traverse City is a looooong way from Detroit. Beautiful town right on the lake and not too far from the Straits of Mackinac and the UP.

 

PS: Thats a good deal on that Q7 you listed on the other thread just before it wrapped up! Great shape, recently services, and the mondo Tristand incl.!

 

https://www.cloudyni...1086-questar-7/

That is a great deal on That Q7.   New everything listed is $20K.   

 

does anyone recognize that eyepiece in the focuser of that old Newt in Traverse city?


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:10 AM

Coulter optics? so to me its a frankenstein Cave...

Coulter I thought was making good optics in the early days?



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:48 AM

That is a great deal on That Q7.   New everything listed is $20K.   

 

does anyone recognize that eyepiece in the focuser of that old Newt in Traverse city?

It’s one of the big old WWII surplus Erfles Edmund sold in the good old days!

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:21 AM

Coulter I thought was making good optics in the early days?

They were, but to me if I am buying a Cave, I want the heart of the Cave to be an original Cave mirror


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:30 AM

They were, but to me if I am buying a Cave, I want the heart of the Cave to be an original Cave mirror

I understand.  A purist at heart.  Not many of us left waytogo.gif


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 10:36 AM

Vintage SPI Astronomical Telescope w/ Wooden Box ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/102255933


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 10:50 AM

Nice 62mm SPI, if you're close to Denver.

 

 

Vintage SPI Astronomical Telescope w/ Wooden Box ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/102255933



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 02:17 PM

Nice 62mm SPI, if you're close to Denver.

Cool scope, but no mount or legs. I'd like to know what's in the other small boxes? Looks like there's some old paperwork that might help date it.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:27 PM

https://www.cloudyni...e-1960-questar/

 

Questar 3.5   $2300  Looks nice


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:29 PM

Vintage SPI Astronomical Telescope w/ Wooden Box ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/102255933

The case layout & accessories look more like that black tube Monolux (OLD TOWA) that I tested rather than the white tube STEIN TOWA.  The Monolux had an Excellent 60x800 lens.  Too bad it's an LPO...


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:33 PM

Soviet Spyglas spotting scope telescope ZRT - 457 USSR      eBay, out of Cherkassy, Ukraine. $200 +$60 shpg. Well worn, but looks decent and fairly complete. Cased.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 04:13 PM

https://boise.craigs...7181311383.html

 

Questar Q7 with mount, tripod and eyepieces.  Only $10K.  Replacement cost over $20K 


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 04:33 PM

The case layout & accessories look more like that black tube Monolux (OLD TOWA) that I tested rather than the white tube STEIN TOWA.  The Monolux had an Excellent 60x800 lens.  Too bad it's an LPO...

Concerning: https://www.shopgood.../Item/102255933

 

LPO? scratchhead2.gif

 

This site has 50 LPO possibilities: https://www.acronymfinder.com/LPO.html

I kind'a like this one:  Low Power Operation: grin.gif

In this particular case it should probably mean: Lots'a Pieces Omitted. lol.gif


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 04:38 PM

Local Pickup Only...


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 04:59 PM

They were, but to me if I am buying a Cave, I want the heart of the Cave to be an original Cave mirror

 Cave never made Cassegrain optics. One company they bought them from was 3B Optics and they could have also purchased them from Coulter as well.  So there is really no Frankenstein Cave cassegrains when comes to the optics. The same with Cave refractors since they used Jaegers lenses. 

 

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 05:07 PM

 Cave never made Cassegrain optics. One company they bought them from was 3B Optics and they could have also purchased them from Coulter as well.  So there is really no Frankenstein Cave cassegrains when comes to the optics. The same with Cave refractors since they used Jaegers lenses. 

 

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Did Cave ever sell any 4" Casses?  I have that 4" F15 3B set sold by Edmund...  I built a cheap ESC red-tube "tribute" scope around it, but if there's a vintage Cave OTA floating around out there...


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