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#351 flywing1

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:58 PM

No pic of the objective on the third (65mm) listing. 

There is, semi-hidden, smile.png , second to the last pic, top-half.


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:02 PM

There is, semi-hidden, smile.png , second to the last pic, top-half.

My apologies. I missed that! Thanks  


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#353 rfic1

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:04 PM

Personally I think the FS128 was a fair deal. You have a $400 finder, $300 feather touch focuser, $200 OTA rings and a $100 baader click lock. Subtract that from the $3600 asking price. 


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#354 CHASLX200

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:47 PM

Before I got it, I would have been interested in an FS-128, but not at that high of a price.  I seem to remember those going for around $2800 before the pandemic.

I paid 3400 back in 2003 for my 128 used. It had some extra stuff.



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:51 PM

Early? Monolux 60mm F=800mm in Columbus, OH. No manufacturer mark on the focuser, seems to be in good condition from the (limited) pics posted, no objective pic though.

https://www.liveauct...nolux-telescope

 

is this a Monolux I-7? (https://www.cloudyni...lux-i-7-photos/)

 

"Carl Zeiss telescope magnifier?" in Berlin, Germary, no idea what this is.

https://www.liveauct...scope-magnifier


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#356 Russell Smith

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 08:35 PM

Agree that the fs128 is a fair deal.
I don't think my GP DX clone is up to the challenge.
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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:08 PM

Early? Monolux 60mm F=800mm in Columbus, OH. No manufacturer mark on the focuser, seems to be in good condition from the (limited) pics posted, no objective pic though.

https://www.liveauct...nolux-telescope

 

is this a Monolux I-7? (https://www.cloudyni...lux-i-7-photos/)

Definitely seems to be the successor to the I-7 (which the running theory is the number represents the year as there was an I-6 as well with earlier serial numbers so I-7 = 1957, I-6 = 1956, etc). "They" (Old Towa) went away from this around 1958ish as they started putting the circle T on their scopes not long after that.


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:55 PM

Early? Monolux 60mm F=800mm in Columbus, OH. No manufacturer mark on the focuser, seems to be in good condition from the (limited) pics posted, no objective pic though.

https://www.liveauct...nolux-telescope

 

is this a Monolux I-7? (https://www.cloudyni...lux-i-7-photos/)

 

"Carl Zeiss telescope magnifier?" in Berlin, Germary, no idea what this is.

https://www.liveauct...scope-magnifier

Based on the Serial Number, circa 1960; and, made by ASC or AO (depending on the year).  The one I had was slightly older (#10766); and, had an Excellent Lens!


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:04 PM

NIB SkySensor kit from Joe

 

https://www.cloudyni...computer-drive/


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:09 PM

"Carl Zeiss telescope magnifier?" in Berlin, Germary, no idea what this is.

https://www.liveauct...scope-magnifier

 

 

 

 

JG,Paul,JW or Terra any ideas? Kinda looks like a partially disassembled bino with a threaded in handle or?



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:42 PM

JG,Paul,JW or Terra any ideas? Kinda looks like a partially disassembled bino with a threaded in handle or?

It's a close focus telescope/magnifier. Used for looking at something with magnification from a distance of fractions of an inch out to several feet, depending on the "diopter" attachment. This one only has a couple of the "diopter" attachments so would not be useful at all distances. Mine has 5 and is usually able to serve the purpose just fine. I use it for close examination of a lathe or milling setup when I can't get close with a regular loupe. Could be used by botanists, geologists, etc. Typical Zeiss optics; superb.

 

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:47 PM

Thanks Dave,I can imagine all kinds of uses for a tool like this and it's something I have never seen.I could have used a tool like this for all the years I was a construction manager.



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:52 PM

It's a close focus telescope/magnifier. Used for looking at something with magnification from a distance of fractions of an inch out to several feet, depending on the "diopter" attachment. This one only has a couple of the "diopter" attachments so would not be useful at all distances. Mine has 5 and is usually able to serve the purpose just fine. I use it for close examination of a lathe or milling setup when I can't get close with a regular loupe. Could be used by botanists, geologists, etc. Typical Zeiss optics; superb.

 

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Thank you! Dave, learned something new today. BTW, also learned a lot from watching your YT channel. Thx.



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 02:12 AM

Based on the Serial Number, circa 1960; and, made by ASC or AO (depending on the year).  The one I had was slightly older (#10766); and, had an Excellent Lens!

Refresh my memory ASC?, and you're saying they are made by ASC and Astro Optical? Then why are they basically just like the later ones marked Circle T?

 

Early Monoluxes were made by Asahi but they are different in details especially the construction of the focuser.



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 02:15 AM

Refresh my memory ASC?, and you're saying they are made by ASC and Astro Optical? Then why are they basically just like the later ones marked Circle T?

 

Early Monoluxes were made by Asahi but they are different in details especially the construction of the focuser.

Yeah, I didn't want to say anything but I thought we debunked the early Monolux ASC connection? We certainly ruled out Asahi as the finders don't match. Hence the "Old Towa" moniker as the Towa AT2 is a ringer for most of these scopes and don't look anything like the Tasco 152 or Space Scope 151.


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 02:18 AM

Yeah, I didn't want to say anything but I thought we debunked the early Monolux ASC connection? We certainly ruled out AO as the finders don't match. Hence the "Old Towa" moniker.

Sorry I can't remember what ASC stands for.



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 03:03 AM

Sorry I can't remember what ASC stands for.

Astro Service Center


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 07:03 AM

Very nice Goto long 80 in the original boxes (one for the very nice looking EQ mount).  $1580 in Canadia

 

https://astromart.co...quatorial-mount


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 09:47 AM

Very nice Goto long 80 in the original boxes (one for the very nice looking EQ mount).  $1580 in Canadia

 

https://astromart.co...quatorial-mount

This one dates to circa 1967......It was the first model of the 8cm F/15 model that was designed primarily for teachers.    The S/N is low.  In my opinion a fair price for such a complete package.  

 

Don


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 10:11 AM

Western Massachusetts: 

 

One of our ilk has passed on, and his family is selling his 10"? Coulter 'Compact' dob for $275. It will need to be cleaned up, but looks to be in great shape. I just hope the scope lands in the hands of someone who knows how to make the most of it.

 

https://westernmass....7432674804.html

I went to look at it, as it could be a good loaner for my students. Externally, it looks to be in good condition, but the mirrors are filthy and the primary has some coating loss. I didn't buy it because it is way out of collimation (both primary and secondary), and I didn't want to spend an hour trying to align it so I could test it to see if the figure is decent. The tube has gone oval around the secondary vane, which could make it a challenge to collimate, especially if that's angled the focuser. It's not a good deal if the figure is bad, but if it's good, then it's certainly worth the effort to fix it up. I just have too many other projects to get into that. 

 

Chip W. 


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 10:54 AM

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The history is jumbled, but to simplify, ASC became AO.

 

The "Old Towas" with Serial Numbers fit into the ASC / AO SN scheme.  The "Old Towas" without SNs tend to have Asahi features, though usually MINUS the fancy finder.  A small % of the all-black "Old Towas" may even have that fancy finder.  [Remember:  That plastic Carton 60E that I bought JUST to get the Asahi-style Finder?]  Oh!!  And... a small % of the Monolux-branded all-black 60x800 fracs have a SN that fits into the SN scheme of the oldest of the real Asahi fracs...

 

IOW:  It's a confusing mess!

 

What all these have in common:  No Maker's Marks.  For the Registry, I date these as 1959 or earlier, unless there's a receipt or other info that puts them at a later date.


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 12:32 PM

Love Pentax quality   my Pentax 75 edhf is very very good

But this 125  Sdhf must be something special

 

Not questioning its value or the price as I do not have that frame of reference for this   but it is beyond my reach

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...dary-telescope/


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 12:40 PM

This one dates to circa 1967......It was the first model of the 8cm F/15 model that was designed primarily for teachers.    The S/N is low.  In my opinion a fair price for such a complete package.  

 

Don

One a semi-related note, there is a nice blog post by a former GOTO employee on how to date some of the early GOTO telescopes (before 1955) using the label/name plate on the wooden box. He used Showa ear to refer to years, so basically 1st year of Showa=1926, just add 25.  These labels differ in shape/color/format, so you don't necessarily need to understand  Japanese to recognize them (google translate app can help as well).

 

http://translate.goo.../2019/28_1.html


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 02:37 PM

Love Pentax quality   my Pentax 75 edhf is very very good

But this 125  Sdhf must be something special

 

Not questioning its value or the price as I do not have that frame of reference for this   but it is beyond my reach

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...dary-telescope/

These don't show up often on ZEN.  When they do, they're usually well-used -- dirty & scratched, missing something, etc.

 

Isan's is MINT & complete, and he pays the shipping.  $6000 for a rare-ish 5" APO...  I haven't tested any Pentax EDs (yet!), but they definitely have a following on CN.

 

*** No Pentax 125 right now, but this Borg 125ED is running about $2K:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=e1018508365


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 02:55 PM

Sold for $303 12/21/21 and it is back... shame on you, s-stars-t.  

Missing one eyepiece tube on the Unihex and no eyepieces so $500 say would be on the upper-end of bidding.


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