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#1 mdowns

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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:20 PM

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To begin our September thread, a longtime contributor to this forum, CHASLX200 has offered this picture of his favorite classic scope. It's his 1960 MI52,4" Unitron. Charles told me that he has been enjoying scopes since 1976. If you look close at the photo you can also see a 3" Unitron, an Edmund heavy-duty(1.5" shafts) eq, and a pier he poured to hold an Optic Craft with 60mm shafts. The Optic Craft held his 8"f8 Edmund after he rebuilt it with a sonotube. That's my kind of backyard!   Thanks, Charles.

 

 

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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:30 PM

Free Pancro coated mirror, possibly a Cave or Edmund? 8" near Sacramento.

 

https://sacramento.c...7373919136.html


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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:36 PM

Vintage 1980s Russian USSR 10x30 TOURIST Spotting Telescope  tough buggers.

 

Vintage Japanese Selsi telescope - D:60mm F:800mm  ®  laugh.gif I LoVe them!

 

8 INCH SCT BAUSCH & LOMB CRITERION 8000 nice optics   Oh, the price, well...


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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:37 PM

Apologies if this was in the last thread, I looked for it and didn't see it.  Apparently, nobody seeing the ad wants this Jason 454, in box.

 

https://dallas.craig...7351103282.html


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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:39 PM

Free Pancro coated mirror, possibly a Cave or Edmund? 8" near Sacramento.

https://sacramento.c...7373919136.html


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Posted 31 August 2021 - 10:07 PM

Apologies if this was in the last thread, I looked for it and didn't see it.  Apparently, nobody seeing the ad wants this Jason 454, in box.

 

https://dallas.craig...7351103282.html

I like those. it's ITB & a nice B at that. Reflex is appealing to me. Doesn't hurt that they perform pretty well, either. Nice find.waytogo.gif


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 03:13 AM

Sears 6339a - $75 in Amarillo, TX - https://www.facebook...48281752285828/

 

A very interesting "refractor" - Make offer in Monett, MO - https://www.facebook...99670648582375/

 

TeleVue 101 f/5.4 - Make offer in Seligman, MO - https://www.facebook...84184258583158/

 

Selsi 40x60mm Spotter - $60 in Leonia, NJ - https://www.facebook...93749244984028/

 

Eikow or Swift? - C$175 in Quebec - https://www.facebook...39915199409509/

 

Long Edmund Reflector - C$125 in BC - https://www.facebook...63497491925998/

 

1950s Monolux 60mm made by Asahi! - $50 in Biloxi, MS, I would be all over this one! - https://www.facebook...47125070260497/


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 09:37 AM

That OTA in Monett is a Cave 8" with rotating rings.  If the paint's original, it's in good shape and suggests a pre-1970 manufacture date



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 10:14 AM

That OTA in Monett is a Cave 8" with rotating rings.  If the paint's original, it's in good shape and suggests a pre-1970 manufacture date

I wasn't sure between a Cave and a Meade RG. What are the main differences to look for?



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 10:53 AM

I believe the sentence “INCH SCT BAUSCH & LOMB CRITERION 8000 nice optics.” Is what’s aptly called an oxymoron! :lol:


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 11:28 AM

I wasn't sure between a Cave and a Meade RG. What are the main differences to look for?

I don't think the meade came in an f/7, which this appears to be.  Cast tube end rings look Cave.  Meade's were thinner and stamped. Finder rings are definitely cave.  Mirror cell could be either. Distance between rotating rings looks to be for cave saddle, which was short for the 8".  Meade's was longer (and would have radius blocks to go with the flat saddle).


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 12:09 PM

I believe the sentence “INCH SCT BAUSCH & LOMB CRITERION 8000 nice optics.” Is what’s aptly called an oxymoron! lol.gif

Sorry, didn't quite catch that - you say you need more oxy? We're in space, Madame - try closing the window... 


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 12:55 PM

1950s Monolux 60mm made by Asahi! - $50 in Biloxi, MS, I would be all over this one! - https://www.facebook...47125070260497/

By Serial Number, the oldest Monolux-branded Asahi in the Registry by at least a couple of years.  I've contacted the Seller.  Our Daughter lives in Biloxi, so it'll be a local sale.  We will see...


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 03:24 PM

The C11 OTA sold for $748.50 (shipping excluded).

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165036728450

 

Cheers.

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 03:39 PM

By Serial Number, the oldest Monolux-branded Asahi in the Registry by at least a couple of years.  I've contacted the Seller.  Our Daughter lives in Biloxi, so it'll be a local sale.  We will see...

I've noticed like this Monolux, that some of the older models that are not branded Asahi don't have the 6 slot head screws (3 pairs of 2) for holding the shims (?) or the 2 smaller grub screws for adjusting the rack tube.

 

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These are lacking on the Monolux on FB, but don't confuse it with the Towa made similar looking models.

Which to add to the confusion, Monolux later sold.


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 04:17 PM

Monolux/APL 4380 60x910 kit in wood box ... Box is decent , very nice slightly dirty mount , wood tripod , diagonal & other accessories with slo-mo controls ... OBJ lens actually shown & looks clear ... no bid now , 4 days ... $19 reserve ... This could be a nice grab for someone ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/129213418


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 05:05 PM

Monolux/APL 4380 60x910 kit in wood box ... Box is decent , very nice slightly dirty mount , wood tripod , diagonal & other accessories with slo-mo controls ... OBJ lens actually shown & looks clear ... no bid now , 4 days ... $19 reserve ... This could be a nice grab for someone ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/129213418

:jump: I want the Gilbert spectroscope! :lol:


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 05:36 PM

jump.gif I want the Gilbert spectroscope! lol.gif

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 05:43 PM

Monolux/APL 4380 60x910 kit in wood box ... Box is decent , very nice slightly dirty mount , wood tripod , diagonal & other accessories with slo-mo controls ... OBJ lens actually shown & looks clear ... no bid now , 4 days ... $19 reserve ... This could be a nice grab for someone ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/129213418

That would make a nice little brother to my ATCO 1254.  The mounts looks almost identical.  And the labels on this Monolux, my ATCO, and my Shrine Manon have the same shape.  They are all APL.


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 06:13 PM

Cobalt Blue Dynamax 8 with Golden Pyramid Tripod, AND the collectible Criterion branded carry bag, AND some optical blanks? for $150 near Jacksonville, FL. The tripod is worth that alone, so this is definitely a great deal for Cloudynights Classics favorite SCT.

 

https://jacksonville...7374147398.html

12"? ZScope in Houston, and boy oh boy is it a looooong boy. Sliding tube weights? which seems a bit odd, you'd think you'd just adjust the scope's position, but with that focal length maybe accessories make all the difference. Maybe f/7? $1350 and its yours

 

https://houston.crai...7374265484.html


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 06:14 PM

I don't think the meade came in an f/7, which this appears to be.  Cast tube end rings look Cave.  Meade's were thinner and stamped. Finder rings are definitely cave.  Mirror cell could be either. Distance between rotating rings looks to be for cave saddle, which was short for the 8".  Meade's was longer (and would have radius blocks to go with the flat saddle).

Meade was always F/6 on most of their Newts and then i think like the DS scopes they were F/4.5 and some of the Starfinders.

 

I know all the RG 's were F/6.



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 06:18 PM

Cobalt Blue Dynamax 8 with Golden Pyramid Tripod, AND the collectible Criterion branded carry bag, AND some optical blanks? for $150 near Jacksonville, FL. The tripod is worth that alone, so this is definitely a great deal for Cloudynights Classics favorite SCT.

 

https://jacksonville...7374147398.html

12"? ZScope in Houston, and boy oh boy is it a looooong boy. Sliding tube weights? which seems a bit odd, you'd think you'd just adjust the scope's position, but with that focal length maybe accessories make all the difference. Maybe f/7? $1350 and its yours

 

https://houston.crai...7374265484.html

Bet that rocker box is flex city kitty. Never seen a long Dob with good motions at high powers. Looks to be F/8 or 9 and i would love it if it was steady.
 



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 08:31 PM

Astro Optical R-82 (80x1200) EQ Kit:  https://zenmarket.jp...ode=j1002473093

 

Good looking lens.  Hefty EQ mount.  Classic AO -- what more would you want?


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 08:36 PM

Astro Optical R-82 (80x1200) EQ Kit:  https://zenmarket.jp...ode=j1002473093

 

Good looking lens.  Hefty EQ mount.  Classic AO -- what more would you want?

Free delivery with pizza and wings?


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Posted 01 September 2021 - 08:37 PM

Oh yes, wings


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