Cave Astrola 8" f/5 on craigslist--Seattle-Tacoma
Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:02 PM
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:15 AM
Cave Optical, 40-3/16" F/5 May 10-1973. There was also a code: M 738212.The secondary mirror was in very good condition with intact coatings and no scratches.
The scope came with a bunch of accesories, a dual axis drive corrector,camera adaptors, two illuminated reticle eyepieces, one Lumicon nebula filter and two Televue 7.4mm and 26mm Plossl eyepieces.
I heared that the Cave's mirrors used in "faster" scopes were not as good as the mirrors in the "slower" ones but due to the great condition of the scope, I decided to buy it.I plan to use it for "deep sky" and I also believe that it will make a great restauration project.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:02 AM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:06 PM
I did not want to bargain for it. A new deck behind my house is half finished but it still could wait. The scope could not...
Posted 27 September 2006 - 02:11 PM
Posted 29 September 2006 - 01:27 PM
Posted 29 September 2006 - 05:00 PM
Actually I found the info on CN and I could have missed the scope if I had not noticed habsburg8's post. I do not go to the Craigslist too often...
Thank you John !
Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:20 PM
Thank you habsburg8 !
I'm sure John (habsburg8) is absolutely tickled that someone got to it before he did. Sounds like you got a good deal, Vic.
BTW John, how is it going with your 'new' RV-6?