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#226 39cross

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Posted Today, 08:33 AM

Meade DS-10 10" Newtonian Reflector Telescope - $225 (New Milford CT)

 

Something for our Connecticut contingent!



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Posted Today, 08:53 AM

Byers 58 mount on a pier and a Tak NJP from the same seller in CA, will ship.

 

https://astromart.co...-mount-and-pier

 

https://astromart.co...-mount-and-pier


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Posted Today, 08:55 AM

Very similar to the original Sky-Patrol/Sky-Cancer.  The 40mm OTA is a guidescope with a mount point for a piggybacked camera.  There is a polar scope in the RA axis.

That was eventually my conclusion.  If you added a motor drive you'd have a tracking camera mount.


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#229 vjstangelo

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Posted Today, 09:34 AM

Vixen Newtonian OTA.

https://raleigh.crai...7520150314.html
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#230 Dave Trott

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Posted Today, 10:25 AM

A very tiny Tak (40mm) on a very tiny Tak EQ mount.  There appears to be slo-mo adjustment only on one axis.  I'm trying to figure out if there is a polar scope inside the mount, and also how focusing would work...

 

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=u1060406487

This is the vintage Takahashi TS40 mount from 1974. In 1981 Takahashi modified the mount slightly and called it the “Sky Cancer” which is usually translated as the “Sky Patrol”. That, in turn, evolved into several later iterations, the most recent being the Teegul Sky Patrol III. With a motor, the mount is still quite functional with a modern DSLR camera. It may be funny looking but it works just fine!

 

I believe it is only the second mount made with an integral polar finder-scope, after the historic TS-65P from the previous year.

 

Here is my video about this fascinating mount:

 

https://youtu.be/CBx-xM5M4OE


Edited by Dave Trott, Today, 11:03 AM.

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#231 semlin

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Posted Today, 11:47 AM

There is a place specifically for stolen equipment. It’s in the Equipment forum. Pinned, up at the top. That’s where this should go.

 

 

i don't see an issue with posting a quick and brief heads up in here for the regulars to see.  you will never find a more focussed hive of classic refractor and used telescope market reconnaissance.

 

we do not need all the details, but a heads up to be on the lookout for something pretty distinct will register.



#232 Bomber Bob

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Posted Today, 11:56 AM

Stan dropped the price $20...  1970s TOWA 40x300 R/A Finder:  https://www.cloudyni...fractor-finder/

 

Somebody snag this before I do, cause I don't need it now; but... when I build a quality shell for my Edmund (3B) 4" Cass mirror set, this finder would be a great match. 


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#233 Esso2112

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Posted Today, 01:18 PM

100mm f/6.4 Takahashi triplet objective, if you have a clouded one to replace:  https://zenmarket.jp...ode=j1060504236

That is for the FCT-100, Fluorite triplet.  A steal of a price currently; curious to see how high it goes.  



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Posted Today, 01:22 PM

https://zenmarket.jp...ode=o1060512377

 

Same seller has the f4.6 reducer for the FCT-100 as well.  These are pretty rare.  


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#235 Jae

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Posted Today, 01:24 PM

I have that scope too, in NOS condition in original box complete. I'd value mine at over $200.  My first thought was that the posted scope is a bargain, and to get it without shipping cost a plus. I'll have to check that baffle thing. 

Yes, it's a bargain I think.  Someone should pick it up quick.

 

On mine, the Orion version, not Sears or Meade, came with a .965 to 1.25 diagonal.  When I looked up the focuser, I saw that the objective was not fully visible, effectively acting like a 65-70mm (from memory).  Not bad, but in direct comparison to the 76mm Tasco, it was noticeably dimmer. 

 

Moving the baffle down opened it up so I could see the entire 80mm lens when looking through the focuser end.


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#236 RichA

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Posted Today, 04:14 PM

True or false:  Bushnell made a 70mm APO Spacemaster? 

Adorama ad from 1989 Sept S&T

 

spacemaster II.jpg


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Posted Today, 04:19 PM

Unitron on eBay:   Unitron 140 with tripod, mount and Unitron eyepieces - opening ask is $750.

 

Looking at the pic of the objective - is that a clam at 5:00, or just a reflection?



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Posted Today, 04:25 PM

Unitron on eBay:   Unitron 140 with tripod, mount and Unitron eyepieces - opening ask is $750.

 

Looking at the pic of the objective - is that a clam at 5:00, or just a reflection?

I'm going to go with CLAM at 5.  The mark close to the edge at 3:00 might be a reflection but possible clammy too.  Ask Robert, he'd know everyting.




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