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#26 Terra Nova

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 03:31 PM

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

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

IMO, both the Questar and the Asahi went for too much. Incomplete telescopes rarely turn out to be the bargin they may appear to be.

 

The Questar only has one EP and is missing the case and everything that comes in one.  You'll see complete ones (sometimes with extras) for little more and sold by people who know how to handle and ship them. If I were to buy one I would rather be able to inspect it or get it from a trusted seller.

 

The Asahi is missing the mount and tripod legs. I've never seen a mount on it's own come up for sale and a complete kit could probably be had for about $300. I was watching it since I never had one and would kind of like to compare one to my best 60s but lately seeing what's been happening on SGW, I knew it would go too high. After all I don't need another 60mm and certainly not an incomplete one at that price.

 

Your opinion might vary


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 03:49 PM

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.

Can't give it to me for free,



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 04:22 PM

$10M - what a find!

It’s on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Isn’t that where Mad Magazine was published?



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 10:05 PM

TANGY!  Super Cool Orange & Super Fast...

 

Vixen SP-140SS F3.6 Newt OTA w/ Rings:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=s1029309225

 

About 2 days left on the auction.  Haven't seen one of these before.


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 10:11 PM

TANGY!  Super Cool Orange & Super Fast...

 

Vixen SP-140SS F3.6 Newt OTA w/ Rings:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=s1029309225

 

About 2 days left on the auction.  Haven't seen one of these before.

It’s a schmidt newt, the same scope as the 5.5” comet catcher.



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Posted 02 January 2022 - 11:20 PM

Can't give it to me for free,

He's nuts! You couldn't pay me to take that thing! Maybe in 10 million years it will be worth something but, for now, it's not even worth its weight in scrap!

 

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 12:51 AM

We've posted, discussed, yammered the BBXRT before; past years, months, recently even. It was a very capable instrument (may still be, actually), it needs to be lofted, et cetera. 

 

BBXRT Clip: The Broad Band X-Ray Telescope   Thank You, NASA

 

Only $7M in '12... Drop it on the moon or find an attach-point on Gateway if it's any kind of serviceable - a bargain.

 

Put an Orange Cele-Vix 'C-BBXRT' housing on it and some of you would make an offer.


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 10:53 AM

He's nuts! You couldn't pay me to take that thing! Maybe in 10 million years it will be worth something but, for now, it's not even worth its weight in scrap!

 

Q

The most value in the thing would be the reclaimed metals in the circuit boards. Send it to India, they’ve turned circuit board smelting into a cottage industry.


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 11:02 AM

Kas , Thanks for your expert input. I always come away better informed from your answers.

IMO, both the Questar and the Asahi went for too much. Incomplete telescopes rarely turn out to be the bargin they may appear to be.

 

The Questar only has one EP and is missing the case and everything that comes in one.  You'll see complete ones (sometimes with extras) for little more and sold by people who know how to handle and ship them. If I were to buy one I would rather be able to inspect it or get it from a trusted seller.

 

The Asahi is missing the mount and tripod legs. I've never seen a mount on it's own come up for sale and a complete kit could probably be had for about $300. I was watching it since I never had one and would kind of like to compare one to my best 60s but lately seeing what's been happening on SGW, I knew it would go too high. After all I don't need another 60mm and certainly not an incomplete one at that price.

 

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 05:12 PM

1970s Hino / Mizar H-100 F10 Newt w/ EQ + MMD-III Drive System:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=e1029587872


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 05:59 PM

1970s Hino / Mizar H-100 F10 Newt w/ EQ + MMD-III Drive System:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=e1029587872

It does not appear to have the gear that would actually engage with the RA worm shaft.



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 07:56 PM

It does not appear to have the gear that would actually engage with the RA worm shaft.

No pix of the Left Side where it actually meshes with the large gear on the slo-mo rod...



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 07:59 PM

Here's a rather refreshing ad. Just nice to know there are some out there that can do it. I'm not that good. 

Old edmund grey pier smallest size with clock drive basket case deluxe.  $30. Just South of Denver. 

made darn close to mid 1974.

 

Edmund basket weaving link


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 08:16 PM

Looks like a one leg joe.



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 08:34 PM

He's been trying to sell it for a while.  But hey!  If you have a couple dozen high altitude helium balloons, it just might be useful!!



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 08:37 PM

C8 combo.  I remember this.

 

This combo was once offered as a kit (A C8 and C90 Astro) was offered by one telescope seller in 1978.  The premise was, the "C90 was free."  In reality, Celestron had just begun allowing the C8 to be sold by a handful of dealers and the price went from $999 from Celestron to as low as $695 at a dealer so for $999, the C90 was included...free!

 

https://shopgoodwill.../item/136695037


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 08:43 PM

Here's the technical specs on it.  Virtually useless for much, but maybe some parts are usable...but not for $10M.

 

https://archive.stsc...s/uit_info.html


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 08:56 PM

Bushnell Harbormaster Shopgoodwill

 

Unlike the wash of Indian brass junk, this scope is acceptable as "usable" ornament.  It's not nearly as pricey as the 80mm was/is.  However, my guess is it may go above $300.00.

 

https://shopgoodwill.../item/136502606



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 09:33 PM

Edmund Scientific Space Conqueror reflector in NY

 

https://hibid.com/lo...q=&ref=lot-list

 

Meade 390 in MA, IOB, No lens pic, starting bid $200

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373848117228

 

MEADE blue tube 310/Mizar 80M in PA, No lens pic, possibly missing other parts? starting bid $147

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154776516869


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 09:39 PM

Bushnell Harbormaster Shopgoodwill

 

Unlike the wash of Indian brass junk, this scope is acceptable as "usable" ornament.  It's not nearly as pricey as the 80mm was/is.  However, my guess is it may go above $300.00.

 

https://shopgoodwill.../item/136502606

$89.95.  It will look pretty in the den, but you won't be able to see anything with it.



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 10:15 PM

$89.95.  It will look pretty in the den, but you won't be able to see anything with it.

Mr. Lucky picked one up for $40 and likes it.... and he wonders why I said he's lucky in the Jaegers thread.

 

I'd say they are were made mostly for looks, but if it's decent I'd look into removing the image errector and mod it to use a diagonal.

After all it ain't like it's a valuable antique. wink.png

 

Mr. Lucky's Harbormaster:

 

https://www.cloudyni...bormaster-60mm/


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 10:52 PM

Mr. Lucky picked one up for $40 and likes it.... and he wonders why I said he's lucky in the Jaegers thread.

 

I'd say they are were made mostly for looks, but if it's decent I'd look into removing the image errector and mod it to use a diagonal.

After all it ain't like it's a valuable antique. wink.png

 

Mr. Lucky's Harbormaster:

 

https://www.cloudyni...bormaster-60mm/

I’d hold out for one with a standard focuser and no erecting optics. I’ve seen some(definitely 50mm, maybe 60) with foil spacers and blue coatings that are probably Vixen.



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Posted 03 January 2022 - 10:53 PM

Mr. Lucky picked one up for $40 and likes it.... and he wonders why I said he's lucky in the Jaegers thread.

 

I'd say they are were made mostly for looks, but if it's decent I'd look into removing the image errector and mod it to use a diagonal.

After all it ain't like it's a valuable antique. wink.png

 

Mr. Lucky's Harbormaster:

 

https://www.cloudyni...bormaster-60mm/

Mr. Lucky! lol.gif That one turned out to be kind of a curse. It was definitely a "Ship of Theseus" scope when I was done with it. They aren't "terrible", but I would pass on another one, even for $40.

1) Eyepiece is proprietary threads, so if you want to mod a different eyepiece (you do) you're either using a tape shim on a 0.965" EP, or machining a custom adapter.

2) Erector prism built into the drawtube is tiny, cheap and plastic, definitely limits views in all aspects. You can remove it, but it also adds additional backfocus and without it, you can't focus.

3) Wood is thin, cheap and the stain wipes off with water. I had to fully strip and refinish the legs to get that lovely sheen.

4) Brass is plated and can't be polished back to beautiful. 

 

So I ended up doing all of the above, but I ended up changing out the 60/750 lens to a 60/900 in order to still reach focus after removing the erector. I had a custom adapter machined to scale up to M42 so I could thread a diagonal or a camera on the back. There's no way to balance it if you add either of those too. The whole thing left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I sold the scope for $250, but it was A LOT of work to get there.


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 11:12 PM

Here's the technical specs on it.  Virtually useless for much, but maybe some parts are usable...but not for $10M.

 

https://archive.stsc...s/uit_info.html

That's the UIT, not the BBXRT. 




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