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Criterion RV-6 mirror and focuser value?

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#1 MantisMan4700

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 01:51 PM

Hi everyone,

      I got my new NexStar 8E a few months ago. I've had a Criterion Dynascope RV-6 (6" f/8 Newtonian) since high school. I am wondering if the mirror (and a focuser I added) has any value. Can anyone recommend if the mirror or focuser has any value? Is it worth trying to sell? Actually, the whole OTA for the RV-6 is also available, if that has any value.

 

So the specifics are:  

 

** 6" f/8 mirror, needs cleaned and re-aluminized, from my Criterion Dynascope RV-6

** Orion 13031 Basic 1.25-Inch Rack-and-Pinion Telescope Focuser

** Criterion Dynascope RV-6 OTA, secondary mirror, and focuser

 

Thanks for any advice,

Bob



#2 Jim Davis

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 02:11 PM

I would put this in the classic scope forum. Yes, someone would probably want it. I just finished refurbishing an RV6, first light tonight!


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#3 MantisMan4700

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 07:09 PM

It has served me well for decades. But the tripod and mount are pretty rusted and the drive doesn't work. I was hoping that the mirror itself and maybe even the whole OTA assembly might have some value.



#4 Jim Davis

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 07:36 PM

I just finished refurbishing one for my club. Cleaning and paint go a long way.

 

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#5 kfiscus

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 09:25 PM

It has served me well for decades. But the tripod and mount are pretty rusted and the drive doesn't work. I was hoping that the mirror itself and maybe even the whole OTA assembly might have some value.

Sell the whole thing as a package.  Someone will want it all.



#6 *skyguy*

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 10:40 PM

You can buy a new GSO 6" f/8 primary mirror for $115.00 USD:

 

https://agenaastro.c...-f-8-ad011.html

 

Or, a new GSO  6" f/6 primary mirror with a 50mm secondary mirror set for $190.USD:

 

https://agenaastro.c...-set-6-f-6.html

 

So, your equipment does have value if priced accordingly.

 

Good Luck




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