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#251 Piaget

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 04:05 PM

Here are 2 Edmund Scientific  RKE Ep's & an Edmund Barlow ... 1 RKE EP is a 15mm & the other looks like it is the coveted RKE 28mm EP , 1 bid , $15 , 5 days to go  .. https://www.shopgood.../Item/131934766


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#252 Piaget

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:28 PM

Asahi Pentax 50/600 Vintage Telescope With Tripod ... https://www.ebay.com...XsAAOSwLathZyQA


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#253 Piaget

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:37 PM

Here is a great one cheep cheep , somebody better grab it ... Tasco/ RAO 60/1000 Refractor kit , I don't see a mount anywhere ? ... $100 + $30 shipping , one of the best 60/1000 fracs ever made ... https://www.ebay.com...F0AAOSw6MFhKkaZ


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#254 Littlegreenman

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 06:33 PM

Re: the Orion the Orion Ultrascan 80, see prior page (and one day I might take the time to figure out how the MultiQuote function on CN works )

So it says. I’m surprised because the one I looked through certainly wasn’t. My Vixen ED102SS is an F6.5 and performs every bit like a very good apo. The 80mm Orion I remember wasn’t as good as my TV Pronto as far as color control. Anyway, it was no where near apochromatic. Good ED glass is like FPL-53 and approaches fluorite in optical performance. I think back in 1990, ED was just a buzzword that didn’t mean much in real life. I remember having some Orion ED eyepieces from the late 90s that were nothing extra. Then again, Orion has always ‘laid it on pretty thick’ in their advertising copy.

It's possible that specs, and by that I mean the stuff written on paper (or with pixels these days) that tells how to make something predicted an APO telescope. But not everything as-built performs according the the Platonic Ideal in the specs.

It true of cars, electronics, fast food, some recent movies...


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 06:50 PM

Re: the Orion the Orion Ultrascan 80, see prior page (and one day I might take the time to figure out how the MultiQuote function on CN works )

It's possible that specs, and by that I mean the stuff written on paper (or with pixels these days) that tells how to make something predicted an APO telescope. But not everything as-built performs according the the Platonic Ideal in the specs.

It true of cars, electronics, fast food, some recent movies...

Or perhaps are expectations are just higher today.


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 07:02 PM

Here is a great one cheep cheep , somebody better grab it ... Tasco/ RAO 60/1000 Refractor kit , I don't see a mount anywhere ? ... $100 + $30 shipping , one of the best 60/1000 fracs ever made ... https://www.ebay.com...F0AAOSw6MFhKkaZ

That's a great scope. However its missing the mount and lots of other stuff. Also as usual, no photo of the objective lens. 

Even with all the missing stuff,  this could really help complete someones kit.

And just as John pointed out. It is RAO so pretty great reputation on this achromatic if intact.


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:29 PM

I don't know if these have been seen

TAK FS-102
https://zenmarket.jp...ode=d1011815320

Vixen Polaris -90L  (90-1300) a LONG tube..
https://zenmarket.jp...ode=c1011284613

 

The vixen is shown as restricted bidding but that restriction is a mistake. 
It's actually ship only so should be ok. Currently at $89
 

I want to declare a foul on the TAK! That is anything but a "classic" or "vintage" telescope! Not fair! Also, not affordable. LOL

 

That "Vintage Telescope 60mm Tasco with Case" on The Bay of Evil is an odd one. I was going to ask for a photo of the lens for you guys and the dude's account is so overloaded with questions that I was turned away by the system. That's a new one to me! Oh well. Take the gamble, I guess.

 

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:32 PM

I don't know if these have been seen

TAK FS-102
https://zenmarket.jp...ode=d1011815320

Vixen Polaris -90L  (90-1300) a LONG tube..
https://zenmarket.jp...ode=c1011284613

 

The vixen is shown as restricted bidding but that restriction is a mistake. 
It's actually ship only so should be ok. Currently at $89
 

The Vixen 90L has a couple or interesting things that come with it.

 

1. the legs are one piece, not adjustable length. They look to be similar to the length of the tube, 1300mm, or 51.18 inches? (Although exposed to metric more and more, I can only keep track or 80mm, 85mm, 100mm and 200mm, based on a few telescope objective diameters).

 

2.  Next to the green triangle accessory case is a black triangle. I can't tell if that is a frame for holding the case or a lid with a translucent top? If is is something to hold the the case on the tripod spreader that is the first time I've seen one. I do not see a triangle tray nor any thing else that could be a lid.


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#259 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 06:32 AM

Happy Birthday  Terra waytogo.gif

 

 

 

Selsi 247     price reduced   today

 

https://astromart.co...m-x-910mm-1980s


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 07:56 AM

Happy Birthday  Terra waytogo.gif

 

 

 

Selsi 247

 

https://astromart.co...m-x-910mm-1980s

I have the same Selsi 247.  It is really a great performer.  The mount is wider than the typical styled mounts that you come across.  It has become a great G&G for me.  I like the shortness of its tube.  The .965" VB can be changed to the "vixen-style) 1-1/4" VB.

I don't care for the way the tube slides into its clamp.  It looks like it has a dog print on the lens.

$250?  You don't come across these very often so it may be a good price.  (I "stole" mine for $40, with a wood box.)

 

Here's my APL Selsi 247 on a CG-5 mount:

 

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 08:07 AM

Selsi 274 60/750 kit in nice wood box. It's got that weird double V or W maker's  mark that  has never been identified as far as I know ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/131734600


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 08:31 AM

I also have the Selzi 247 as well....APL.... Came from Mike W  here in these craigs ebay etc   c/n classifieds three years ago  just the OTA  but it was    already converted to 1.25. It has a very good lens  and is a perfect 80mm grab and go. It rides mostly on the twilight but does fine on all mounts....


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 08:42 AM

Or perhaps are expectations are just higher today.

Exactly. If you have every option, well... But most of the time, I think, “this is a lot better than nothing”.

Of course you don’t want to pay to dearly and then expect something better than it is.

 

EDIT:  HAPPY 72ND!!!


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 09:58 AM

Happy Birthday  Terra waytogo.gif

 

 

 

Selsi 247     price reduced   today

 

https://astromart.co...m-x-910mm-1980s

$200 is a very good price.  My Lafayette version of this AO was near-perfect (as Chuck Hards can attest!).  Now that I have a C80P, I wish I still had it for side-by-sides...

 

(It made some jaw-dropping pix of Mars, Jupiter, & Saturn.)


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 10:06 AM

"Decorative" is a very subjective term:

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 10:58 AM

Exactly. If you have every option, well... But most of the time, I think, “this is a lot better than nothing”.

Of course you don’t want to pay to dearly and then expect something better than it is.

 

EDIT:  HAPPY 72ND!!!

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:20 AM

Russian refractor seems to have something in the middle of the lens?  What is this?

 

https://www.ebay.com...ItemCondition=4


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:25 AM

This GW posting got me wondering. Vintage brass telescope up to $121 now. It has none of the usual markings visible to show that it is an 18th , 19th or early 20th century refractor , although it is nice looking. Can anyone shed some light on or identify this scope thanks , JW ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/131667059



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:29 AM

This GW posting got me wondering. Vintage brass telescope up to $121 now. It has none of the usual markings visible to show that it is an 18th , 19th or early 20th century refractor , although it is nice looking. Can anyone shed some light on or identify this scope thanks , JW ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/131667059

Fake.  Probably.


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:35 AM

 Rich , That was my thought also , Thanks for confirmation ... 

Fake.  Probably.



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:39 AM

Russian refractor seems to have something in the middle of the lens?  What is this?

 

https://www.ebay.com...ItemCondition=4

Could it be light coming from the other end of the tube?

An interesting quote from the description:

"The lens is inspected with dosimeter, no radiation traces found"


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 12:07 PM

 Rich , That was my thought also , Thanks for confirmation ... 

Hi, the focusing section of these scopes are all same, that's the give away.


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 12:53 PM

Russian refractor seems to have something in the middle of the lens?  What is this?

 

https://www.ebay.com...ItemCondition=4

 

 

Could it be light coming from the other end of the tube?

An interesting quote from the description:

"The lens is inspected with dosimeter, no radiation traces found"

 

That is something stuck to the glass. Is that a mirror in the back seen in the third photo?  Maybe a Schmidt/Cass with a fixed secondary that fell off?  It would not be a proper Mak with a tab glued to the front.  

I'm curious.



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 01:35 PM

A Celestar C-8 in Louisville, KY:

 

https://louisville.c...7393027565.html



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 02:20 PM

8 Inch LX200 sold for $150 Can. or $115.00 U.S.  Lasted about 10 minutes.  Unfortunately,

the seller pulled the ad from astrobuysellcom


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