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#76 CHASLX200

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:09 PM

Those 70mm Vixen fluorites look so nice   and that is the nice Vixen white and Vixen green gray color scheme I like

very nice   wish it were closer

 

Even sweeter was  a very rare  one  I  saw one in a thread  here  once in  Vixen Celestron orange  on a nice granite counter top next to a bowl of oranges      great scope great presentation   I think it was in Virginia somewhere

that one is really something      edit      found it  here's the pic

That is a rare bird and would love it as a finder for my 18" if i could use 2" stuff.


 

#77 Piaget

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:18 PM

Large Celestron Telescope W/Foot Locker Chest ... This only has 2 hrs left , @ $351 now ... Cannot ID the scope model ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/120887800


 

#78 starman876

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:14 PM

Yes  I remembered that   thanks  and congrats

 knew it was yours   no doubt you have more than one telescope we like

  Can't imagine what it is going to be like when you list a few more here on cloudy nights

 

Speaking of Unitron scopes and parts  wonder how this would be as a finder for my new old Pentax 75 edhf  older Unitron finder  probably should be reunited with a Unitron though

 

https://www.cloudyni...mm-finderscope/

That is the finder that comes with the 75mm Unitrons.  A bit beat up.  


 

#79 starman876

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:15 PM

That is a rare bird and would love it as a finder for my 18" if i could use 2" stuff.

It is rare. I have hung onto it for years.


 

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:16 PM

Yes  I remembered that   thanks  and congrats

 knew it was yours   no doubt you have more than one telescope we like

  Can't imagine what it is going to be like when you list a few more here on cloudy nights

 

Speaking of Unitron scopes and parts  wonder how this would be as a finder for my new old Pentax 75 edhf  older Unitron finder  probably should be reunited with a Unitron though

 

https://www.cloudyni...mm-finderscope/

Might be a 90mm fluorite coming up next. 


 

#81 AstroKerr

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 12:49 AM

Might be a 90mm fluorite coming up next. 

 

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Fluorite. Mmm.


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#82 starman876

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:08 AM

 

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Fluorite. Mmm.

 

Hmmmmm


 

#83 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:10 AM

Astromart  5299 for AP Traveler    seller is in Munich but suggests folks could fly from North America and pick it up......maybe that is not crazy    since with an investment like this  it might be worth it to some folks   and it might be a good excuse for a trip....Don't we miss traveling somewhat? I myself will pass because one   I am still a bit fly shy presently  and two if I ever get an AP refractor  it might be the older 6 inch model

 

 

https://astromart.co...cs-traveler-edf

 

 

En Re  the Vixen 9-mmfl    ..we remember that one     F9?  it had the cool white Vixen carry handle and the original box   etc


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 06 May 2021 - 07:24 AM.

 

#84 ccwemyss

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 12:42 PM

De-forked, die-cast, Orange C-8, with two dovetail bars, flop stoppers, $200 in CT.

 

https://westernmass....7317754994.html

 

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#85 RichA

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:15 PM

Astromart  5299 for AP Traveler    seller is in Munich but suggests folks could fly from North America and pick it up......maybe that is not crazy    since with an investment like this  it might be worth it to some folks   and it might be a good excuse for a trip....Don't we miss traveling somewhat? I myself will pass because one   I am still a bit fly shy presently  and two if I ever get an AP refractor  it might be the older 6 inch model

 

 

https://astromart.co...cs-traveler-edf

 

 

En Re  the Vixen 9-mmfl    ..we remember that one     F9?  it had the cool white Vixen carry handle and the original box   etc

$5k is a tad high for one, but still reasonable.  It's an amazing scope to use, heavyish but portable.


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:03 PM

That's been posted before but I'm not sure if it was ever identified. Looks very old and cool. Hard to tell it's size (3"or 4"?), old brass EPs in the Unihex, a good chance more brass is under the paint.  Surprised it's still up. If Iwas near I'd have to go look and most likely would buy it.

 

Reminds me of a Fecker but I'm pretty sure it's not.


Edited by Kasmos, 06 May 2021 - 02:05 PM.

 

#87 Kasmos

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:15 PM

Check out the casting of the tube clamp and it's knobs and compare with the link below. Possibly a Mogey!

 

http://davetrott.com...pe-restoration/


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:17 PM

The seller misread misread the name on  the clock drive, it's  A. W. Haydon.  A. W. Haydon was a clever dude, if interested check out his Wikipedia page.  One tidbit: he sold his company to Phillips for a cool $1 million back in 1951, when that was a lotta money.

 

This scope looks like another one that was kicking around here on the classic site not so long ago...but maybe old scopes like this look more alike than not.

The old man and I went to see this thing. It is a home brew item. The axle shaft housings were made from welded aluminum  stock. The OTA was aluminum pipe with end rings. The focuser is a standard Edmund 1-1/4" focuser with white knobs instead of black. IF we remember correctly, Edmund had white knobs for a while but switched to black in the early 60s. (Correct us if we are in error.) The finder was something from scrap pieces with a homemade reticle illuminator. The rotating saddle and saddle plate were definitely handmade. The clock drive is seized up solid and the RA cannot be turned. The tripod is from some anique something or other that we could not identify but, it was definitely not from an optical instrument. The rest of it was just odd parts bolted together.

 

(He told us he used it on Mars last night! It was raining and Mars is still close to the Sun! Hello!?!)

 

The fellow was somewhat brisk after we made a fair offer which was far below his asking price. However, after time, we learned that he got it from NYC. The mirror measures about 5-1/4" - 5-1/2". Everything we saw and learned tells us it is very likely a project scope from the days when the Hayden Planetarium was having telescope making classes and such. The power plug, the assembly of all kinds of mismatched parts all points to that conclusion. In short, it's worth maybe $100 - $125 MAX!

 

Anyway, he claimed to have someone send him and email wanting to buy it at full price. Maybe. Maybe not.

 

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#89 Kasmos

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:32 PM

I'm convinced it is a Mogey. Check out photos 2 and 10.

 

IMO, the mount is too similar to this and the one on Dave's site to not be.

 

http://www.theskyscr...03#!prettyPhoto


Edited by Kasmos, 06 May 2021 - 02:42 PM.

 

#90 starman876

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 04:00 PM

I'm convinced it is a Mogey. Check out photos 2 and 10.

 

IMO, the mount is too similar to this and the one on Dave's site to not be.

 

http://www.theskyscr...03#!prettyPhoto

Not so sure,  the tripod looks home made.  


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 04:41 PM

The old man and I went to see this thing. It is a home brew item....

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Thanks for the report, I was curious about that scope. I wonder what the seller paid for it. My guess is he'll be lucky to break even.
 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 05:58 PM

$5k is a tad high for one, but still reasonable.  It's an amazing scope to use, heavyish but portable.

Way too much for a 4" when a 4" Tak is half the price.


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 06:08 PM

Way too much for a 4" when a 4" Tak is half the price.

I have heard that before somewhere smirk.gif


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 06:09 PM

Way too much for a 4" when a 4" Tak is half the price.

They normally sell pretty quick for that price.  I know you got your reasons for not wanting to buy one.


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:39 PM

https://astromart.co...orite-refractor

 

sp-c-102fl    seems like this may have been listed months ago   if I am not mistaken


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:58 PM

https://astromart.co...orite-refractor

 

sp-c-102fl    seems like this may have been listed months ago   if I am not mistaken

That's a pretty sweet set up, would love to have it. (That finder scope tho....)


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:15 PM

Hmmmmm

located:  -=Celestron SP-C102F (Fluorite) Refractor #1=-   -  OTA & Mount, AM, Brea CA, PUO $2.5k  (Slidey beat me)

located:  -=Celestron SP-C102F (Fluorite) Refractor #2=-   -  OTA, Zen,  $1435 Bid  /  $1615 Buyout

celestron dark version: u.g.l.y.  tag.  pass.

acquire: Vixen FL102... searching...

acquire: Vixen FL90...searching...

Fluorite. Mmm.


Edited by AstroKerr, 06 May 2021 - 10:13 PM.

 

#98 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:39 PM

classic fluorites      102fl     90mmfl   great scopes

 gotta love classics    apo classics especially are arguably the best of both worlds 

  don't see those 90,,fl Vixens often   that's the one to save for   sell others for  

   just saying   everybody should have a classic fluorite at some point in their observing life


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 06 May 2021 - 09:41 PM.

 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:40 PM

That's been posted before but I'm not sure if it was ever identified. Looks very old and cool. Hard to tell it's size (3"or 4"?), old brass EPs in the Unihex, a good chance more brass is under the paint.  Surprised it's still up. If Iwas near I'd have to go look and most likely would buy it.

 

Reminds me of a Fecker but I'm pretty sure it's not.

It is interesting but its a five to seven hour drive each way from me. I don’t see that happening just to satisfy my curiosity.


 

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:55 PM

Sears 34451

 

https://www.shopgood.../Item/121255292


Edited by norvegicus, 06 May 2021 - 09:57 PM.

 


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