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#26 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:32 PM

get a Uhaul van. $20 a day plus mileage.    The scope is local to you in Tampa.  Go get that scope Chas.  It was meant for you, it has your name on it Chas. 

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#27 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:33 PM

Agree    and if later on you decide to let it go   Maybe I could get a van and bring it home to Connecticut

How's the Camaro?

Faster than the C7 was.
 


 

#28 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:34 PM

Wait.. are you saying you got yourself a new scope? Hallelujah! There is hope for this world yet!

 

Wishing you clear skies and a great first light with it!

 

Chip W. 

He gave it to me for free.  He was the guy that bought all my stuff in one shot for a killer price last year. We have dealed many times in the past.


 

#29 RichA

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:37 PM

Orange C8 in upstate CT, overpriced and the seller obviously messed up on shipping calculations

 

https://www.ebay.com...GsAAOSwIdFfnXTY

$40 to ship to CA.  That's a deal


 

#30 RichA

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:39 PM

Missed an Astroscan on Shopgoodwill (stupid connection slowed just as I sniped) and it sold for $95 or so.  But, it had a 32mm Brandon eyepiece.


 

#31 RichA

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:40 PM

$350 maybe.

I don't know.  Prices are creeping up on the C8's of late. 


 

#32 RichA

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:44 PM

TeleVue Oracle for $600 on Cloudynights.  But I'd approach it carefully, its focus pinion is bent.  However, these are good scopes.  Very good (way better than a Pronto which came after) color correction, great contrast in-part because it is cemented, only two surfaces.  I had a 70mm fluorite and compared the two, the Oracle was noticeably brighter.

 

https://www.cloudyni...le-iii-sn-1192/


Edited by RichA, 01 November 2020 - 06:28 PM.

 

#33 tim53

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:57 PM

Just saw that scope today when i picked up my 90mm refractor.  Someone had painted the mount and the finish is stripped off. Was not gonna fit in the Camaro.  Shipping would be a killer.

Rent a u-haul.  Oops.  I'm an echo!

 

Chas, you could put braking casters on that puppy and roll it in and out of the garage fully assembled.  10" isn't so big that you couldn't do that.  If you went that route, I'd recommend machine tool casters, about 4-6" wheels, so you could easily roll on grass or pavement.


Edited by tim53, 01 November 2020 - 05:59 PM.

 

#34 Augustus

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 06:22 PM

Orange C8, ETX-90, and 10" Coulter for $150 each. Good deal.

 

https://www.facebook...87214122644572/

 

Free 8" Newtonian on a GEM

 

https://www.facebook...15786205889205/


 

#35 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 06:25 PM

Rent a u-haul.  Oops.  I'm an echo!

 

Chas, you could put braking casters on that puppy and roll it in and out of the garage fully assembled.  10" isn't so big that you couldn't do that.  If you went that route, I'd recommend machine tool casters, about 4-6" wheels, so you could easily roll on grass or pavement.

Not fitting in my garage with my car in it. My house is just not setup for a scope like that. Not even for free would i take it. I lifted the OTA while i was there and said no way to that again.


 

#36 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 06:26 PM

Orange C8, ETX-90, and 10" Coulter for $150 each. Good deal.

 

https://www.facebook...87214122644572/

 

Free 8" Newtonian on a GEM

 

https://www.facebook...15786205889205/

Looks like a OC scope with the 1" shaft mount and a Dynascope RA finder. I would love the OTA.


 

#37 tim53

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 06:44 PM

Orange C8, ETX-90, and 10" Coulter for $150 each. Good deal.

 

https://www.facebook...87214122644572/

 

Free 8" Newtonian on a GEM

 

https://www.facebook...15786205889205/

The free 8" is an Optical Craftsmen Discoverer.  Very nice scope, though more than a bit undermounted.  I'd do it if it was near,


 

#38 Kasmos

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 06:57 PM

Very nice condition sand cast C8 here on CNs with sand cast wedge, diecast tripod, EPs etc.

 

https://www.cloudyni...ron-pacific-c8/


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#39 John Rogers

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 07:12 PM

Missed an Astroscan on Shopgoodwill (stupid connection slowed just as I sniped) and it sold for $95 or so.  But, it had a 32mm Brandon eyepiece.

There were 11 unique bidders on that auction, so I think others recognized the eyepiece too.   I am sorry that your bid did not go through, but grateful at the same time.smile.gif

 

Its always a risk buying on Goodwill, but it has been my experience that scopes like this have been sitting in a closet somewhere for decades and tend to be in better than average condition.  We will see.


 

#40 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:28 PM

TeleVue Oracle for $600 on Cloudynights.  But I'd approach it carefully, its focus pinion is bent.  However, these are good scopes.  Very good (way better than a Pronto which came after) color correction, great contrast in-part because it is cemented, only two surfaces.  I had a 70mm fluorite and compared the two, the Oracle was noticeably brighter.

 

https://www.cloudyni...le-iii-sn-1192/

I had an Oracle and really liked it   I sold it to help get my first fluorite 4 inch refractor     then the buyer sold it to one of us in NY state      a year later when he decided to sell it    I drove up to NY state to bring it back home here again. I like just like it    nuff said

 

 Sometimes  a scope finds you      again


 

#41 RichA

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:45 PM

Orange C8, ETX-90, and 10" Coulter for $150 each. Good deal.

 

https://www.facebook...87214122644572/

 

Free 8" Newtonian on a GEM

 

https://www.facebook...15786205889205/

Looks like a real rat's nest where they are.  I wonder what the inside of the C8 looks like?  Cheap though.


 

#42 RichA

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 11:20 PM

$25 for Edmund reflector

 

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#43 Chuck Hards

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 01:33 PM

Rare .965" Celestron LPR filter from Fred Pauli:   LINK


 

#44 bartine

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:31 PM

Didn't the DSE scopes have Discovery optics in them?

 

My first 8" dob was an Orion DSE - same scope, single stalk secondary and helical focuser

 

I had a friend with a newer C8 - It was much nicer - (computerized, goto)

 

We would do comparisons and that old Orion held its own...


 

#45 Darren Drake

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 08:32 PM

80mm Katana vintage refractor with several eyepieces for a reasonable price..

https://milwaukee.cr...7224561356.html


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#46 clamchip

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 08:58 PM

Didn't the DSE scopes have Discovery optics in them?

 

My first 8" dob was an Orion DSE - same scope, single stalk secondary and helical focuser

 

I had a friend with a newer C8 - It was much nicer - (computerized, goto)

 

We would do comparisons and that old Orion held its own...

Yes before Orion went to Chinese manufacture for their dobs.

Originally it was Pirate Instruments, a two man operation in California, Terry Ostahowski doing optics

Bill Larsen the structures. This company was to become Discovery Telescopes, and making telescopes

for Orion as well as their own line.

I've owned 2 8's and a 10 inch all excellent. Definitely a minimalist instrument, a dob is supposed to

be like this ! I enjoy the super optics. I still have a 8 inch Pirate Instruments.

Robert

 

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#47 ccwemyss

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 09:03 PM

One of the less common badges for the Towa 339. Looks like a fairly complete setup. I don't see a box. And for some reason they have disassembled the eyepiece end of the finder. $80 is a good price. 

 

Chip W. 

 

80mm Katana vintage refractor with several eyepieces for a reasonable price..

https://milwaukee.cr...7224561356.html


 

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 12:05 AM

Celestron G5. Reasonably priced.

 

https://www.facebook...06523407031224/


 

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 02:49 AM

Member bluegumby (graham) who did restoration on an old RAO 76 is selling his scope for 280USD. Restored and in great condiiton.


 

#50 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 06:32 AM

Celestron G5. Reasonably priced.

 

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I would jump at that price.


 


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