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#401 Piaget

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 01:09 PM

Yup , I seen that. Lotsa folks like the Can , easy to move & set up anywhere for good views ... 

It was $46 an hour ago.


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 01:09 PM

Military M49 spotting scope.  Wondering if this might be an interesting eyepiece source...

 

https://www.shopgood.../Item/132304456


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 01:31 PM

Yup , I seen that. Lotsa folks like the Can , easy to move & set up anywhere for good views ... 

Yep.  I kinda always wanted one.  I watch most of the SGW ones and for about the last year they've all been bid up pretty high.  


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 02:21 PM

As far as I know, you cannot convert cryptocurrency to USD anywhere.

Bitcoin trades. There’s a ready market. You just sell it like gold, silver, whatever.


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 04:27 PM

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#406 Bomber Bob

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 04:42 PM

Wow!  The mount & pedestal are worth more than $80.  I had just the OTA, and enjoyed it as an RFT (wasn't into DSO imaging).  Now, I'd like to have that mount...


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 06:50 PM

The Atco seems to have a name on the object that ends in "KOR"? Anyone have an idea what the rest of the name is? I also noticed that it has a 4-screw focuser housing, like the Asahi Pentax's had. Any ideas on the maker and age?

12" Meade OTA - $120 in Tooele, UT

https://www.facebook...11101149914701/

 

Tinsley Commander Drawtube Scope - $300 in Georgetown, TX

https://www.facebook...356900579567614

 

Meade 8" Reflector - $350 in Franklin, TN

https://www.facebook...43450002552038/

 

Atco 1253 (60/910) - $200 in Liburn, GA

https://www.facebook...15399000162108/


 

#408 Chuckfishes

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 06:57 PM

The Atco seems to have a name on the object that ends in "KOR"? Anyone have an idea what the rest of the name is? I also noticed that it has a 4-screw focuser housing, like the Asahi Pentax's had. Any ideas on the maker and age?

Hiyokkor.  Late 50's 


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 08:18 PM

1990 is sort of vintage i guess...  what would you do with this thing if you owned it besides sell it?

 

https://losangeles.c...7394999035.html


 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 08:32 PM

1990 is sort of vintage i guess...  what would you do with this thing if you owned it besides sell it?

 

https://losangeles.c...7394999035.html

This "NASA" stuff shows up in a major way like this about once a year but the average varies.

I feel this stuff has already been deemed worthless and occupying space by previous owners, thus sold at auction. You can bet that some sort of research was done into value and selling through a classified before going to an auction. It looks like its stored in a garage or storage unit.  The current seller is already starting to offer HYPE and Glory because they found themselves stuck with something worthless and occupying space. It is interesting (not so much now) but not the sort of thing that rings for this forum in my opinion. Some quick banter and off with its head. 

 

Of course I could be wrong about these type items and it just might have great options or parts for a decent sized market. I have my doubts. YMMV, go for it.  

 

He wants $6,000,000.00 and it has NO visible light primary optics. 


Edited by apfever, 26 October 2021 - 11:47 AM.

 

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 08:29 AM

Threadjack:  
"Some hokey-cokey money sweet as honey nothing found

There's a Bitcoin river rising the dam is coming down
A hint of degradation hanging on a sigh
Now slogans and perversions just don't raise a smile" - Shriekback, "And the Rain"

 

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Didn't know they had reformed. Hope Dave Allen is playing bass!


 

#412 RichA

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 12:21 PM

Antares 120mm f/8.3 achro refractor for bargain price.

 

These scopes were from the mid-1990s and I believe have very good objective lenses. 

Magnesium fluorite single-layer coated. 

 

https://www.astrobuy....php?view=60452


 

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 12:49 PM

Seller is a CN member and has the same ad here in US dollars. LINK
 

 

Antares 120mm f/8.3 achro refractor for bargain price.

 

These scopes were from the mid-1990s and I believe have very good objective lenses. 

Magnesium fluorite single-layer coated. 

 

https://www.astrobuy....php?view=60452


 

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 04:14 PM

Antares 120mm f/8.3 achro refractor for bargain price.

These scopes were from the mid-1990s and I believe have very good objective lenses.
Magnesium fluorite single-layer coated.

https://www.astrobuy....php?view=60452

Didn't last long at that price: Status: Sold.

Edited by 39cross, 26 October 2021 - 04:14 PM.

 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 05:48 AM

Vintage Optical Craftsman 12 inch scope.   $4,500.  I think the seller does not know much about scopes.

 

 

https://www.ebay.com...pMAAOSwFq9hBTCD


 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 06:30 AM

Big ole Criterion  RV8       needs   tlc

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...rv-8-newtonian/


 

#417 Mr Magoo

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 07:03 AM

Big ole Criterion  RV8       needs   tlc

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...rv-8-newtonian/

That tray is something I have not seen before.


 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 07:15 AM

Big ole Criterion  RV8       needs   tlc

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...rv-8-newtonian/

Half of one moon pad foot is broken off. Buyer best check the integrity of the legs for cracks or other concerns. The foot pad may have been cut for some reason, it looks like a clean 'break'. 

This is a good RV-8 for preservation. The accessories are all correct with the extra weight, dec control, tray, etc. It has the correct cast DEC housing for the 8" and I believe all the 8" were supposed to have the moon pad legs as well.  Nice price for the hard to find. The mount is completely maxed out for load but useable. Experience with hand dampening will help. Some will consider it under mounted.


 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 07:48 AM

Half of one moon pad foot is broken off. Buyer best check the integrity of the legs for cracks or other concerns. The foot pad may have been cut for some reason, it looks like a clean 'break'. 

This is a good RV-8 for preservation. The accessories are all correct with the extra weight, dec control, tray, etc. It has the correct cast DEC housing for the 8" and I believe all the 8" were supposed to have the moon pad legs as well.  Nice price for the hard to find. The mount is completely maxed out for load but useable. Experience with hand dampening will help. Some will consider it under mounted.

I am soooooooooo happy that it is in Michigan! That will keep the old man from buying up yet another project that will sit in limbo forever! ARRRRRGH!!! However, it is a rather rare item so someone should grab it and give it a full restoration. Just not us! LOL

 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:45 AM

Vintage Optical Craftsman 12 inch scope.   $4,500.  I think the seller does not know much about scopes.

 

 

https://www.ebay.com...pMAAOSwFq9hBTCD

That could be a sweet scope.  I can't remember the last time I saw an OC 12.5" for sale.  Price is very high, though, as it appears the mount is the 1.5" shaft mount.  

 

Edited to correct:  The 12.5" and 16" Connoisseurs had 2" shafts and 6" thrust surfaces, so the price, though it still seems high, might not be too far off, depending on the condition of the optics and included accessories.


Edited by tim53, 27 October 2021 - 11:50 AM.

 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 12:36 PM

Wow I did not know the scope would be valued near that high a price. 


 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 12:41 PM

Seller is a CN member and has the same ad here in US dollars. LINK
 

IIRC always speculated to utilize vixen objectives...but never ever saw proof of that claim.


 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 02:13 PM

Up on Astromart Auctions and ending soon!  2 Goto Kogaku 1 1/4" eyepieces!

H 6 mm

H 12.5 mm

with box


 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 02:29 PM

Vintage Optical Craftsman 12 inch scope.   $4,500.  I think the seller does not know much about scopes.

 

 

https://www.ebay.com...pMAAOSwFq9hBTCD

 

 

That could be a sweet scope.  I can't remember the last time I saw an OC 12.5" for sale.  Price is very high, though, as it appears the mount is the 1.5" shaft mount.  

 

Edited to correct:  The 12.5" and 16" Connoisseurs had 2" shafts and 6" thrust surfaces, so the price, though it still seems high, might not be too far off, depending on the condition of the optics and included accessories.

 

 

Wow I did not know the scope would be valued near that high a price. 

That telescope in NOT worth anywhere near that price. I bought an O.C 12.5" complete on the 2" mount a couple of years ago or so. I sold the mount with a 64 pound Tinsley 12" F16 OTA, the buyer of the mount recently contacted me and then bought the OTA (about a month ago).  My price to buy it all, as well as the total selling price for mount and OTA are around $1000 for functional condition.  The mount and OTA were both in need of TLC and some refurbish but functional as was. A refurbished unit that works and looks nice should be closer to a $2000 dollar figure. A total restoration is the only way to get over 2K. With a total restoration the value can vary by buyer/seller desires. However, I don't see a $4,500 price totally restored unless exceptional accessories or Custom Concourse grade work has included.   

 

Some of the above is my opinion, but my buying and selling prices are accurately stated and dealt with knowledgable people. 

 

ASIDE from the above, I think the posted scope is a 10" with a 12" tube and 1.5" shaft mount. I have difficulty scaling pictures in my head now, so other esitmates of size are welcome. I no longer have the scope to compare details, but I'm sure my pier was much shorter and bigger diameter, and the legs more massive. The 2" was simply insane for size and bulk.


Edited by apfever, 27 October 2021 - 02:37 PM.

 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 03:16 PM

Mizar 80mm with helical focuser went for $151 ... Decent deal ... 

Here is a really cool VNTG Mizar Kaiser 80mm Refractor Telescope with helical focuser ... I think it is A fairly old model , Too bad it's PU only Arizona , I'd be all over this one ... https://www.shopgood.../Item/132232541


 


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