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#51 jragsdale

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:33 AM

Celestron C8 w/Byers gears - $400 in San Pedro, CA

https://losangeles.c...7491607849.html

 

Project Shrine Manon (APL) - $50 in Northglenn, CO

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:47 AM

I like the Model 128, but I lurv the 142.  My 1950s version had an Excellent lens.  Brian is letting this one go for a very good price.

 

It got edged-out by the Astro Optical (Sears 6336), but its Jupiter / GRS images were very good:

 

Unitron 142 - Jupiter (GRS) 20180607V01A64R51.jpg Unitron 142 - Jupiter (GRS) 20180607V05A64R51.jpg

 

(IIRC, that's Io on the left, and Ganymede on the right.)

 

No guarantee this one will have the same DPAC:

 

DPAC - Unitron 152 1950s 75 IF02.jpg DPAC - Unitron 152 1950s 75 OF02.jpg

 

But if it did...


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 11:12 AM

I like the Model 128, but I lurv the 142.  My 1950s version had an Excellent lens.  Brian is letting this one go for a very good price.

My 1950s 3” F16 Unitron had a superb lens! For an achromat it excelled. Not quite up to my Tak FC-76 F8 but really nice. I will add that having had both, there is a huge difference in setup, carry-out, takedown, carry-in between the 140 (alt-az) and the 142 (eq.). If I ever were to do it over, (which I am not!), I would do the 140.


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 11:45 AM

My 1950s 3” F16 Unitron had a superb lens! For an achromat it excelled. Not quite up to my Tak FC-76 F8 but really nice. I will add that having had both, there is a huge difference in setup, carry-out, takedown, carry-in between the 140 (alt-az) and the 142 (eq.). If I ever were to do it over, (which I am not!), I would do the 140.

Well... I've promised myself, get the Collection down to just 6 & you can have a Unitron 150 with that pretty yoke mount...  I can make this promise to myself because... it'll never happen!


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 12:27 PM

Well... I've promised myself, get the Collection down to just 6 & you can have a Unitron 150 with that pretty yoke mount...  I can make this promise to myself because... it'll never happen!

Well not the 150, but I can hook you up with a 4" yoke mount......but alas you are in LA not CA

 

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 01:20 PM

Well... I've promised myself, get the Collection down to just 6 & you can have a Unitron 150 with that pretty yoke mount...  I can make this promise to myself because... it'll never happen!

JW, I’ve often entertained thoughts of a lovely model 150 as a ‘last’ telescope as well. But I couldn’t be happier with my 4” TV SDF on it’s rock-solid Gibralter fork. I’ve used my brother’s 150 on multiple occasions and I have to admit, if I had to pick one of the two, it would be the SDF without a second thought. And it’s mount is far more jiggle-proof than the Unitron fork. So it would be very hard for me to ever justify to myself a reason to get the 150. But it sure is purdy!

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 02:05 PM

Lately it seems like lots of C8s come up for sale (mostly for too much)

This Byers drive Black one looks very nice  and at a good price.

If I didn't already have a nice 8 it would be tempting

 

https://losangeles.c...7491607849.html


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 03:08 PM

Monolux 4380 - looks like it says APL on the label - $50 in Cambridge MA.  This has been offered off and on for the past few years.  Looks like the seller wants to get rid of it, it's been listed at $150 in the past.

 

There's an obvious dent in the tube, and it looks like the diagonal may or may not be missing a piece, it may be in the box, but seems like this scope and mount has spent most of its life in the box.


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 03:25 PM

Monolux 4380 - looks like it says APL on the label - $50 in Cambridge MA.  This has been offered off and on for the past few years.  Looks like the seller wants to get rid of it, it's been listed at $150 in the past.

 

There's an obvious dent in the tube, and it looks like the diagonal may or may not be missing a piece, it may be in the box, but seems like this scope and mount has spent most of its life in the box.

It's been on CL for YEARS -- I remember that hand-written Note...



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Posted 03 June 2022 - 03:45 PM

Monolux 4380 - looks like it says APL on the label - $50 in Cambridge MA.  This has been offered off and on for the past few years.  Looks like the seller wants to get rid of it, it's been listed at $150 in the past.

 

There's an obvious dent in the tube, and it looks like the diagonal may or may not be missing a piece, it may be in the box, but seems like this scope and mount has spent most of its life in the box.

Yes, it's been for sale for a long time.

Too bad about the dent, but for $50 it's a no brainer.

 

BTW, that might be the diagonal's barrel shoved in between the barlow and diagonal in the photo showing the focuser end.


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 04:00 PM

Yes, it's been for sale for a long time.

Too bad about the dent, but for $50 it's a no brainer.

 

BTW, that might be the diagonal's barrel shoved in between the barlow and diagonal in the photo showing the focuser end.

It looks later than my early ‘60s by Astro Optical.



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Posted 03 June 2022 - 04:33 PM

It looks later than my early ‘60s by Astro Optical.

A quick search here turns up an APL 4380 owned by Chuck Hands, but it has a white tube.  The note is dated 1969 so that may help pin it down, if it was a purchased as a gift at that time.


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 08:15 PM

Here’s a cheap Meade 2040 in OKC.



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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:31 PM

Teegul on Ebay.  Not a common scope.  Never seen one in real-life:

 

https://www.ebay.com...VwAAOSwsh1imd3C

 

A Comet Catcher, which seems to have a real following now:

 

https://www.ebay.com...wQAAOSw4SlimR-m


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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:39 PM

Teegul on Ebay.  Not a common scope.  Never seen one in real-life:

 

https://www.ebay.com...VwAAOSwsh1imd3C

 

A Comet Catcher, which seems to have a real following now:

 

https://www.ebay.com...wQAAOSw4SlimR-m

I think there are 4 Teegul 60s on Zen right now, in three different color schemes.  That’s a fun little scope. The one I really want to see is the 76. I’ve only seen an auction for the mount, no pictures of the scope.



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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:47 PM

I think there are 4 Teegul 60s on Zen right now, in three different color schemes.  That’s a fun little scope. The one I really want to see is the 76. I’ve only seen an auction for the mount, no pictures of the scope.

Given its design, I'd like to look through one. 



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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:53 PM

Given its design, I'd like to look through one. 

I tried a different search term and found a picture of the 76. It’s just an FC 76 with a different paint job.

 

Of the Dilworths, the 150 is more interesting since it has a much more capable mount. I just wonder how it performs as fast as it is.


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Posted 04 June 2022 - 12:13 PM

Teegul on Ebay.  Not a common scope.  Never seen one in real-life:

 

https://www.ebay.com...VwAAOSwsh1imd3C

 

A Comet Catcher, which seems to have a real following now:

 

https://www.ebay.com...wQAAOSw4SlimR-m

The Comet Catcher come with a Celestron 18mm ortho eyepiece. That was the eyepiece the scope was sold with.

As many have noted, an ortho with a relatively narrow fov was an odd choice to ship with a telescope optimized for a wide fov.

A 1.25" 16mm Nagler opens the view up.



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Posted 04 June 2022 - 06:48 PM

https://astromart.co...cessory-bracket

 

 

 

Sweet FC 76  classic 1990 Tak apo     all round first class optics that punch way above its weight class

Mine is a keeper


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Posted 04 June 2022 - 07:47 PM

Celestron SP-C8 - $200 in Paramus, NJ

https://newjersey.cr...7492291084.html

 

Questar 3.5 w/ Sky Prodigy Mount - $2000 in Vista, CA

https://sandiego.cra...7492061981.html

 

10" Dynascope dropped to $1500 in Beloit, OH

https://www.facebook...416655536781465

 

Tasco 7TE (RAO 60/1000) - $50 in New Castle, PA

https://www.facebook...583897653026287


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Posted 05 June 2022 - 05:18 PM

Nice!!  Mizar AR-60 F15 + EQ + Wood Tripod:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=v1053368399

 

BIN @ $70...  Wow!  Even with shipping, would be same $$$ or less than my first Classic -- 1964 Monolux 4380.

 

I've seen this model before... at Sears... in their Haint Blue...Mizar 60x800 AZ IOB:   https://zenmarket.jp...ode=h1053399236


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Posted 05 June 2022 - 08:54 PM

Vixen POLARIS-90L (D=90mm, F=1300mm, f/14.4) with original Polaris EQ mount, tall non-extendable wood tripod, and accessories (Vixen 24.5mm star diagonal, three Vixen eyepieces -- 20mm, 12.5mm, 7mm -- and what looks like a low power eyepiece with threaded for 36.4mm, with an 24.5mm nosepiece adapter), on Zen-Market:

 

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=p1053329155

 

In the long series of merged photos with the listing, the photo of the objective lens shows some fuzzy spots plus one with concentric rings of varying color -- fungus ?  If fungus, is it likely to be cleanable with little or no trace left behind, or a more serious case with likely coating damage ??

 

      -- Jim


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Posted 05 June 2022 - 10:08 PM

Vixen Super Polaris FL-80S (Fluorite Apochromat D=80mm, F=640, f/8) OTA with green trim and matching clamping tube rings, on Zen-Market:

 

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=k1053578058

 

Is missing the pivoting finder scope (only the base portion is visible), but includes eyepiece and zenith prism according to seller.  Listing contains 3 separate photos of the objective lens, which appears clear.

 

       -- Jim



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Posted 05 June 2022 - 10:39 PM

Takahashi Sky Patrol (Sky Cancer) small highly-portable Equatorial Mount, with clock drive, guide-scope, and tripod:

 

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=v1053366577

 

        -- Jim


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Posted 06 June 2022 - 05:26 AM

Vixen POLARIS-90L (D=90mm, F=1300mm, f/14.4) with original Polaris EQ mount, tall non-extendable wood tripod, and accessories (Vixen 24.5mm star diagonal, three Vixen eyepieces -- 20mm, 12.5mm, 7mm -- and what looks like a low power eyepiece with threaded for 36.4mm, with an 24.5mm nosepiece adapter), on Zen-Market:

 

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=p1053329155

 

In the long series of merged photos with the listing, the photo of the objective lens shows some fuzzy spots plus one with concentric rings of varying color -- fungus ?  If fungus, is it likely to be cleanable with little or no trace left behind, or a more serious case with likely coating damage ??

 

      -- Jim

A fine scope but IMO not worth the risk. The concentric pattern on the one blemish means whatever is growing is very consolidated. A shame, otherwise the scope is in wonderful shape.

 

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