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#26 tim53

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 11:31 AM

I dunno why find that so highly amusing.

 

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I had no idea Hoover made SCTs!


 

#27 reverse_syzygy

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 11:51 AM

I had no idea Hoover made SCTs!

I had no idea Doc Brown modded SCTs 1280px-Time_Circuits2.jpg


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 11:56 AM

I had no idea Doc Brown modded SCTs 1280px-Time_Circuits2.jpg

The cassette deck and floating compass is what completes this setup!


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 12:05 PM

The cassette deck and floating compass is what completes this setup!

That telescope is the result of terminal tinkeritis. Some of the "mods" people propose are just nuts. But maybe the owner had more fun playing with the telescope than using it. To each his own.

 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 12:11 PM

I dunno why find that so highly amusing.

 

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you know you want one lol.gif


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 12:29 PM

Are you sure it's not a precision hot dog cooker, if it is can I copy it please.

A wholesaler of mine has one of those commercial jobs

that roll the dogs and do a fine cook. I'll go in there just for a hot dog, and end up leaving with

a box full of supplies that I didn't really need. Now that's smart.

Costco sells 100 million hot dogs a year in the food court and they loose money on every

one of them. Their thinking is to get you in there with a wonderful 100% beef dog and drink for

$1.50, and you will leave with $300 worth of groceries and a $1000 TV.

 

Robert 


Edited by clamchip, 02 February 2024 - 12:31 PM.

 

#32 m0bius

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 12:31 PM

you know you want one lol.gif

I really do!

 

I'm super curious about the intent the builder had. When I look at that setup, I imagine someone with a mind on fire with ideas. 

That certain specific frugality or style that is derived with syzygy of newly gained knowledgehurry up and I really think this might work ! - it calls to me. 


 

#33 John Rogers

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 12:59 PM

That C11 is either equipped with cooling fans or thrusters for reentry.


 

#34 reverse_syzygy

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 01:36 PM

It is possible that C11 has a lot of fake stick on for sales gimmick or someone's old joke.

Maybe ,but looks real enough to me. esp with what I guess are non-original holes drilled into it.

Intake and exhaust fans on either end with plexi-glass boxes to keep weather/dust out a bit?  Are thermal currents that problematic that you can't just let this sit outside for a half hour or whatever?

 

The LED display I'm guessing is temperature in Celcius (~70F room temp would make sense) at either end of the tube?   Inside OTA, and outside OTA? Perhaps simple hysteresis (or an "if/then") controller turns fans on when the delta-T between the two triggers it?  IDK

 

*I'm not knowledgable enough with SCT/C11 or scopes in general comapred to you folks, so please correct me.  But, assuming that's all real, seems like it might introduce more problems than fix easily solved ones.


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 02:09 PM

Ten ads in 35 posts, perhaps a new record? (he said with good humor)

 

I wonder who made this little guy with the Lafayette label? 4" Alt/Az newt - SGW, PU only, in Michigan.

 

 

 


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 02:36 PM

Ten ads in 35 posts, perhaps a new record? (he said with good humor)

 

I wonder who made this little guy with the Lafayette label? 4" Alt/Az newt - SGW, PU only, in Michigan.

ten ads?  Where, not this thread.  most of the posts have been about the stupid C11


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 03:27 PM

That C11 is either equipped with cooling fans or thrusters for reentry.

His wife said "Sell that thing or else!" - so he began to rummage through his workshop..

 

"I tried honey! I tried!"

 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 04:12 PM

if it wasnt so far away.. my other dream scope.. side note.. they can keep the buggy, looks as if its maxed out.
I have better thank you ..

Yes  intriguing if one was closer    


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 04:38 PM

A new record for SGW shipping! $381.53 from Jacksonville, FL to my location west of Boulder CO for this interesting Meade "Black/Blue" SCT with black tripod and wedge:

 

https://shopgoodwill.../item/190323302


Edited by Cloudy~Knight, 02 February 2024 - 04:39 PM.

 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 05:12 PM

$354 shipping to my location hahahahaha
 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 05:54 PM

Not sure about the ATM scope I have no idea except to say it looks very interesting but, the RAO objective is for sale.https://www.cloudyni...celldew-shield/


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 06:20 PM

Royal Astro 76mm on Craigslist $250 , looks to need some cleaning

 

 

https://sfbay.craigs...7713597228.html


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 06:51 PM

A new record for SGW shipping! $381.53 from Jacksonville, FL to my location west of Boulder CO for this interesting Meade "Black/Blue" SCT with black tripod and wedge:

 

https://shopgoodwill.../item/190323302

Shipping: $346.40


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 07:33 PM

I really do!

 

I'm super curious about the intent the builder had. When I look at that setup, I imagine someone with a mind on fire with ideas. 

That certain specific frugality or style that is derived with syzygy of newly gained knowledgehurry up and I really think this might work ! - it calls to me. 

A mind on fire, more like a mind in need of some meds.

 

If you want a tricked out classic newt scope: 

12.5” EQ Newtonian for imaging, Parks, Astrophysics, GalaxyOptics, JMI, EAF+ 2k in Pasadena CA

https://www.facebook...78-b8101e546e74.

 

Was this from the same seller as the C8 on the Schaefer mount?


Edited by msc8, 02 February 2024 - 07:34 PM.

 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 07:52 PM

vintage 6" mirror $30 make an offer? 

 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 07:59 PM

Shipping: $346.40

2 much.


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 08:05 PM

Here’s an interesting Goto 4” f5 achromat in Japan

 

https://page.auction...ion/w1122332201


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 08:16 PM

A mind on fire, more like a mind in need of some meds.

 

If you want a tricked out classic newt scope: 

12.5” EQ Newtonian for imaging, Parks, Astrophysics, GalaxyOptics, JMI, EAF+ 2k in Pasadena CA

https://www.facebook...78-b8101e546e74.

 

Was this from the same seller as the C8 on the Schaefer mount?

Yes. 


 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 08:33 PM

Here’s an interesting Goto 4” f5 achromat in Japan

https://page.auction...ion/w1122332201

 

200000 yen.  Expesive


Edited by starman876, 02 February 2024 - 08:34 PM.

 

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 08:47 PM

Are you sure it's not a precision hot dog cooker, if it is can I copy it please.

A wholesaler of mine has one of those commercial jobs

that roll the dogs and do a fine cook. I'll go in there just for a hot dog, and end up leaving with

a box full of supplies that I didn't really need. Now that's smart.

Costco sells 100 million hot dogs a year in the food court and they loose money on every

one of them. Their thinking is to get you in there with a wonderful 100% beef dog and drink for

$1.50, and you will leave with $300 worth of groceries and a $1000 TV.

 

Robert 

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I found this photo in one of the other forums and I just had to keep it.

It looks like a joke but it was a serious post.

You might say it's a GGT, Grab and Get Tangled.

 

BTW, the SGW Meade is $387.70 to ship to me.


 


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