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#1 mdowns

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 06:45 AM

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 To begin our January ebay thread long time member,contributor, and forum moderator Sean Cunneen has sent me this picture of his favorite classic scope.

Here's what Sean had to say about this attention graber.

 

 "Pictured is my favorite vintage optic, a 6" f15 D&G objective in a Resto-Kludge OTA riding atop a 1.5" Edmund 8" Deluxe GEM. The pier is a 7" dia and 5' high. The scope was put together as my pandemic project during the initial shutdown. The scope is fully baffled. The mount was re-worked with Bearings machined for both axis, and Criterion drives fitted. Currently the scope is driven with the original synchro motors. Future plans call for the addition of an on-step system for modern mount capability in a purely vintage package!

Eyepieces are a set of vintage Chester Brandons, for a complete "Made in the USA" package."

 

  The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions for classic/vintage scopes and associated accessories that others may be interested in. Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying to sell for someone else. We request that you do not post photos from ads. If you must have some reference to a photo in the post, post a link to the photo, not the photo itself. Concentrate on the item for sale, and not the seller.

Please post a live link to the item. Do not post "PM me for the link".Short discussions can take place about the items listed. When quoting a post, edit the quoted post to include only the part you are replying to. Do not post the entire ad text, or large blocks of it, without permission from the author. Keep on topic, please!

    Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 06:50 AM

Happy New Year!!

(I slept thru it - work in 45 mins)


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 07:16 AM

Happy New Year!!


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 09:26 AM

Nice long fellow scope project by Sean through the pandemic...

 

Happy New Year 

 

Keep looking up

 

 

 

 

 

10 inch    Red Clifford Coulter   may have been previously posted in previous thread

but here it is for the present

 

https://nh.craigslis...7420033817.html


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 09:28 AM

Happy New Year.  The post brings up an interesting question re:  Large, long refractors.  Do you prefer to sit on a chair to view objects high overhead, or stand on a step stool to view objects lower to the horizon?


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 10:53 AM

Happy New Year!

I hope it will be just as much fun as the last, I'm sure it will be!

 

Robert


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#7 Terra Nova

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 11:29 AM

Yes! Definitely! We survived 2021 and that’s a VERY good thing! ❤️

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 03:23 PM

Montrose CO Coulter Red 13inch for $300 with Telrad, 2 inch focuser, 4 eyepieces, Barlow, and collimation tools. Looks to be in as good a shape as any big Coulter Dob this old is and is a good value with the added accessories. If the mirror is good, a very good value.

< https://westslope.cr...7427142728.html >

 

I don’t know if this has been listed before or not, but in Peoria AZ, this Towa Lafayette Meteor 100mm f/8 reflector is available. Says it come with original packaging and appears to be in good shape. Don’t know if $99  is a good buy or not, but they will ship for $159.

 

https://phoenix.crai...7424121457.html >


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 09:26 PM

BITTCO 40x60mm - $50 in Beaverton, OR

Interesting looking scope, anyone know anything about this one? I've seen tripods like this on some Selsi scopes.

https://www.facebook...294625606044787

 

Towa 60/700 - $20 in Elk Grove, CA

https://www.facebook...221566816810554

 

Tinsley Saturn Spotter - $65 in Gretna, VA

https://www.facebook...338957838058646

 

Tasco 50/600 - $100 in Marietta, GA

https://www.facebook...942925893265293

 

Celestron Firstscope 80 - $150 in Chicopee, MA

https://www.facebook...297999888925360

 

Towa 60/700 - $25 in Dallas Center, IA

https://www.facebook...216789497313551


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 09:36 PM

Vixen Shuttle Scope 80s D=80mm f/6 ( sorry, just saw that it’s sold/out of stock)

https://www.ebay.com...1-127632-2357-0


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Posted 01 January 2022 - 09:52 PM

1959   Tasco power mount     no pic  but interesting

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...unt-and-tripod/



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 08:43 AM

Yard cannon on AM  $16K

 

Hybrid ZEISS, Astro-Physics 8 inch, f11 OTA


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 09:03 AM

Yard cannon on AM  $16K

 

Hybrid ZEISS, Astro-Physics 8 inch, f11 OTA

I would need a monster mount and money to hold it.


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 09:10 AM

Was on CN too, listed this morning, and it's sold.  I hope we get to see who bought it so we can live vicariously through them...

 

https://www.cloudyni...8-inch-f11-ota/


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 09:23 AM

That Red Clifford's been on/off CL couple times - not a great time for a Montrose Trip or I think it'd be gone.

 

The Laffy Meteor was just sold on SGW last month - should be nice - think it's listed on AM, CN (mentioned last Ads), CL and eBay.

 

The UK shipping possible Swift 839 is still avail =) Nice finder for the Coulter...

 

Hino Mizar 153/1310 (f/8.56)  j-b is ending in ~22hrs. Buyout  ¥22,000. I'd guess a peach.

a.k.a. (I believe), Tasco 16T? 


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 10:10 AM

Yard cannon on AM  $16K

 

Hybrid ZEISS, Astro-Physics 8 inch, f11 OTA

That belongs in a domed observatory!


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 10:35 AM

That Red Clifford's been on/off CL couple times - not a great time for a Montrose Trip or I think it'd be gone.

 

Yeah. I seriously, but briefly, contemplated buying it and making a trip up there, but the thought of driving the Million Dollar Pass this time of year quickly quashed those thoughts. But it looks like a great deal for someone.  


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 10:35 AM

Towa 60 complete kit in what looks like unused condition, $125, Norwood NC (near Charlotte). Someone needs to go save this baby.

 

https://charlotte.cr...7424081728.html



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 11:01 AM

Someone needs to go save this baby.

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 11:52 AM

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Yeah, ya know I thought when I posted this that I'd catch grief (deservedly). However, I have a spousal unit that would be... less than happy should I bring yet another piece of astro gear home. And, as we all know, "there ain't nobody happy if Mama isn't happy". grin.gif


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 12:06 PM

GW Questar went for $2056 ... Seems fair ... https://shopgoodwill.../item/136225357


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 12:10 PM

https://newyork.crai...7420070990.html



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 12:14 PM

$10M - what a find!



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 12:15 PM

Excellent GW Asahi Pentax went for $276 ... Seems fair ? https://shopgoodwill.../item/136174080



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 12:25 PM

$10M - what a find!

John Urciolo has been trying to sell the BBXRT for 20+ years. I don't imagine he'll ever find any takers at the price he's asking.


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