Unitron 4" Model 166 Photo-Equatorial and Pier
Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:24 AM
So, since you all probably missed it and it will no longer show up on Ebay, here is the auction number
Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:09 AM
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:25 AM
I think this was just a matter of just being there whan he listed it. Had to be! How else could he have gotten informed so quickly otherwise?
You know, I wonder if this guy is going to end up trying to sell this soon for like $10k?
Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:36 AM
I'm a total noob when it comes to scopes like that, but from the standpoint of an admirer of aesthetics and quality, that is a BEAUTIFUL scope. One day when I retire and buy my 25x150 Fuji binoculars, I am going to lay aside a few grand for a vintage long focal-length planet-killer like this Unitron.
Yes, the man who bought that scope (and that nice collection of vintage eps that comes with it) is very lucky.
Clear dark skies...
BTW - I notice one of the ep's is a 60mm in a 1.75" format. I've never heard of that before.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:13 AM
I believe he is a true collector. Unless he has a brick and motar store where he resells vintage scopes, I have yet to see one of his purchases pop up for resale.
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:52 PM
There is a mystique and beauty to those old Unitron scopes, and that surely explains some of the attraction.....but from the reports I read, the performance is every bit as good as the aesthetics. If I ever hit the lottery, I am coming to this forum for buying advice!
Clear dark skies...
Posted 24 September 2006 - 05:25 PM
Honestly, for my money (if I had that kind of cash), I would spend several grand on that Unitron planet-killer
Easy Mike. My lust is for the aesthetics/mechanics/collectability.
The fact is my humble RV-6 that I bought for $200 in 1961 will be at least equal to or better than the Unitron for planet killing. My little 4 inch f/5 flourite that weighs only 9 lbs likely would give it a run too.
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