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#1 sneeds

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:42 PM

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#2 Matty S

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:50 PM

idea.gif Various meticulously severed body parts collected from serial killers over the last 60-75 years?jump.gif

Or... um, maybe an cool old telescope? Ya, that's what I meant! Telescope... yep... teheangel2.gif

 

 

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#3 John Miele

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:52 PM

Trillions of air molecules?


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:53 PM

Tasco 7TE ?


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:12 PM

Another even bigger box?


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:15 PM

A 4th dimensional portal that leads to a mystical land of pristine dark skies and no clouds. 


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:21 PM

Nuthin,  Just an empty box!   Evil, ain't I  !!!!!!



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:31 PM

Just keep in mind that a certain candidate got this one wrong.

 

mys·ter·y1
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something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.    Tom

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:40 PM

A tool kit



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:54 PM

DK?

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:58 PM

A Monolux refractor


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#12 sneeds

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:05 PM

Kenko?
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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:07 PM

Something from the 1960's, from Japan by the looks of the hinges, handle, and square dovetailed box corners.

Also promoted by Tasco that shipped and promoted them back then.

 

A box full of a young boys dreams, prior to the digital age of computers, and video games at the local bowling alley.

Back when Mars was filled with Martians and canals and the prospect of Alien invasions with three legged walkers.

 

Back when little boys would read pulp fiction of the likes of Hugo Gernsback, and Edger Rice Boroughs, and Author C. Clark, and graduate to E.E. Doc Smith, Issac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury...

It was their weapon as the shadow scouts, to look for danger before it arrived, so they could sound the alarm.

 

Under the covers of their base camp, the bedroom, they read their plans and set up their equipment and peered out their second story window, with vigilance an conviction that....they were out there...

They just knew it...


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#15 GalaxyPiper

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:08 PM

Yep....attack of the tripods...called it!



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:14 PM

Didn't expect the Styrofoam!


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:48 PM

looks like a telescope.  Never expected that. 



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 03:58 PM

A 60 mm refractor that’s is great condition.



#19 Don W

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:18 PM

When are you going to tell us? I'll come back then.



#20 sneeds

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:36 PM

Ok fine.  Other than the weird rust colored stains, it looks unused.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:54 PM

Looks pretty darn similar to the 60mm x 910 mm Polaroscope I picked up over the weekend. Same colour, same finderscope bracket directly over the focuser (not to the side), same white dew shield, case is the same colour and the handle looks the same. I'm guessing yours is newer, my case was all wood and felt, no styrofoam. Slo-mo cables are different, and so is the tripod.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:11 PM

Looks pretty darn similar to the 60mm x 910 mm Polaroscope I picked up over the weekend. Same colour, same finderscope bracket directly over the focuser (not to the side), same white dew shield, case is the same colour and the handle looks the same. I'm guessing yours is newer, my case was all wood and felt, no styrofoam. Slo-mo cables are different, and so is the tripod.

You just desctibed what about 60% of the 60mm scopes look like.   The scope looks like a 700mm focal length. 


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#23 fsphotography

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:41 PM

Looks just like mine,branded YOSKO made by Yamamoto SYW. This scope comes with other brand names so yours might be different,anyway the same scope by SYW. Very nice optics and good quality build,picked mine up at a local flea market for $30AU complete. Enjoy.

 

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:07 PM

You just desctibed what about 60% of the 60mm scopes look like.   The scope looks like a 700mm focal length. 

Looks like a 60x710, maybe Perfex, Polaroscope, Yosko... only ones i've seen with black cell and grey focuser.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:32 PM

I was wrong. Darn the bad luck!  Better than clouds all the time.


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