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#26 trainsktg

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 01:03 AM

Can someone axe him to measure the glass from side to side??


I did this when this ad was first brought to our attention. His response to me was that it was 16cm 'across the tube', slightly different than his initial wording of 'across the glass'. As noted previously, the left side of the cell in the closeup picture is missing, as this would have the 'Dia.' marking on it, resolving the issue once and for all. Considering the other optical equipment he is selling, I doubt the claim of his total ignorance, and feel he is inflating the size of the scope by careful mis-wording and ommision.

He could probably get many reasonable offers with a complete and proper list of specificatiions, a history of ownership, etc.

My Dad has a Zeiss catalog that shows all of their production models from the early 1900s, and probably earlier. I will email the link to him and see if it can be identified.

One thing I must admire about this fellow, however...currently, he owns the scope...and I don't.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 01:43 AM

Well, it doesn't matter anymore.

Its gone.

Keith (and I was having such fun, too)

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:00 AM

Y'all probably scared him off. :D

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:15 AM

Well, it doesn't matter anymore.

Its gone.

Keith (and I was having such fun, too)



Gone as in, it sold, or gone as in the adds been retracted cause it aint legit ???

Rob(he probably realized his blunder, and bailed to reorganize).......Riiiight.

#30 Awesomelenny

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:23 AM

Nah, it was a BUY IT NOW to some guy that is big in buying into old stuff if you'll notice his history. Ya gotta remember, there's a buyer for everything! Also, the seller here has a 100% favorable track record too so it's more than likely legit. Whether it's a 4 incher or a 6 incher, to someone, it's something of historical value, so he got it.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:32 AM

Probably we all got atoms in our bodies that used to belong to Caesar and Napoleon- how much could we get for those? Historical value, you see....

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 12:19 PM

Probably we all got atoms in our bodies that used to belong to Caesar and Napoleon- how much could we get for those? Historical value, you see....

Jess Tauber


Well if you don't mind atomic lypo...

I'm glad he sold it, cause I sure the heck would have liked to check it out myself if I had the fundage... :crazy:

I wonder if I could get any takers for my scope if I was crazy enough to part with it :foreheadslap:

The $80,000 price tag would probably prevent that any way...
Good for me.

Rob(another Zeiss off the auction block)

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:02 AM

There's a fellow over on Amart with a non-vintage 32 inch Dobsonian for $17000. What could you get for $80k?

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:35 PM

There's a fellow over on Amart with a non-vintage 32 inch Dobsonian for $17000. What could you get for $80k?

Jess Tauber



Well...An objective that was made by a leading published master optician,(Arthur Devany, of Northrup fame), that several prominent high end APO scope makers of today says is probably the best 6" objective that can be made is in my scope.

Plus an internal hands free electric 2" focuser, And a unique hydraulic pier, that raises the 90" FL scope so the EP rests compfortably at standing Eye level. No getting in the dirt to view, EVER. Along with a GEM that can easily hold a 10"f/15 refractor with all manner of gear. With a PE of around 2 archseconds. Separate Clock control from the RA axis motor. Meaning: there are two complete separate ring gears for the RA axis. One for the RA drive, and the other for the clock.

Plus another 6"f/6.5 imaging scope with a 4 inch focuser that is the counterbalance.

All in all it is a one of a kind, historic instrument.

Easily challenging anything made today. No..surpassing in many ways anything made today

That's all.

Rob(Oh, and its green) :smirk: Was that what you wanted to know :question:

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:35 PM

Nah, a 6" scope like that can't possibly exist. Must be a scam. :shakecane:

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 08:45 AM

Nah, a 6" scope like that can't possibly exist. Must be a scam. :shakecane:

Keith



:john:


Rob(cheez boiger,cheez boiger,cheez boiger....)

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:35 PM

Pepsi, no Coke!

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:53 PM

Pepsi, no Coke!

Keith



:john:

Mtn Dew.....No Pepsi

You going out this weekend?
The latest *Stary Night* has a great article on filters, and their benefit. I thought of you right off. :grin:

I got my clock all rewired, and the extensions added. So guiding for pix will be a snap. :woot: :woot:
22 days till MSHSP-3

Rob ;)RSP-3 is coming up again too.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:02 PM

Rob,

This weekend is busy with Work (electrical type) and work (house type), but yes, I will be hydro'ing myself by staying out 'til late every good night I have.

Keith

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:44 AM

This Carl Zeiss Telescope has a 102mm Objective.
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:43 AM

This Carl Zeiss Telescope has a 102mm Objective.
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I suspected it was a 4"er. It surely wasn't a 6".
How did you come by this info, and are you the buyer?

Rob

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:28 PM

Rob,
Zeiss Jena made E-Objectives most as F15.
(with the exception of E50/540)
Text in the frontlens brassring:
Carl Zeiss Jena N.3454 f=156cm,
it is a 100mm made in the year 1910 or 1911.:cool:
Look at the Zeiss numbers collected by Jürgen Kost:
http://www.achromat....t_tele_obj.html
Click at the sitemap on Serien-Nr.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:39 PM

Rob,
Zeiss Jena made E-Objectives most as F15.
(with the exception of E50/540)
Text in the frontlens brassring:
Carl Zeiss Jena N.3454 f=156cm,
it is a 100mm made in the year 1910 or 1911.:cool:
Look at the Zeiss numbers collected by Jürgen Kost:
http://www.achromat....t_tele_obj.html
Click at the sitemap on Serien-Nr.



That's great info Gerd. Danke. I lived in Gersfeld, and the skies were pretty good there.

Thanks again...

Rob

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:39 PM

Thank you VERY much for the Zeiss sitemap :bigshock:


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