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For sale is my Vintage Prinz 660 3" refractor telescope, mount, tripod, eyepieces and accessories - all nicely contained in the original plywood case.
Being new to astronomy I bought lots of different types of telescopes to see what they were all about and which ones I preferred.
So now I'm thinning down as I need the space and the money is going towards my (very empty) observatory fund.
Scope details are: D 76.2mm F 1250 f/16.5 Mount can be EQ or Alt/Az modes Finder scope Wooden tripod with leg spreader/eyepiece tray 4mm & 6mm 0.968" eyepieces Moon and Sun Filters. NB: Hopefully we all know that the sun filter should never be used but I've included it for completeness Barlow 90 degree star diagonal Straight through eyepiece holder (0.968") NB: The eyepieces are very loose in this. Erect & flip image eyepiece holder (0.968") 0.968" to 1.25" eyepiece adapter NOTE: The 1.25" eyepiece shown in the picture of the erect eyepiece holder is NOT included in this sale.
This is an old item so it is showing signs of wear and tear, however the optics seem fairly good.
The 0.968" eyepieces are far too high for any real use, hence I used the included 1.25" adapter with it. (10mm is about the highest I found to be useful)
One leg bolt wingnut has a 'wing' snapped off but the leg still fits and one of the case threaded studs has been cross threaded. (see pictures)
Due to the size and weight this is collection only, from Newport, Shropshire, TF10
I do travel to Manchester some weekends, so can possibly arrange collection from M8 area or drop-off on route.
Price: £100 with payment by bank transfer please or cash on collection.
I've bought an old 80ED that had supposedly never been used. It was in its original box etc.
There's *something* on the lens that looks white-ish. About 2mm by 3mm.
Looking through from the focusing end it's jet black... Apart from that it looks ok apart from one speck of dust - also black when looking through it.
What do I do?
Also, even though the focuser action seems smooth there's a slight 'up/down' to the knob as it's turned. I wonder if it's been dropped and the rod has been slightly bent.
So I'm also worried about 'soft' lenses if that's the right terminology.
How can I check the integrity of the lenses?
Thanks in advance.
Context: I had an 8" dob about 5 years ago. Moon. Saturn. Jupiter. Star hopped to the great Hercules cluster. Failed to see Orion Nebula due to light pollution. I'm slowly gathering cheap gear together to hopefully dabble in a bit of astrophotography this winter.
I have for sale my Skywatcher Startravel 120. Objective lens 120mm; Focal length . It is in excellent condition, clean and only very minor marks. Clean optics, no fungus. The focusser is the original one and works smoothly; 1.25" and 2" adaptors. With both caps.
A very good starter scope, or good as a portable scope.
Included accessories: red dot finder; 90 degree star diagonal; 10mm & 25mm EPs; mobile phone adaptor. All in as new condition.
Please don't ask me to split this package.
Price £140.00 no offers.
It will be very well packed.
Payment: paypal or bank transfer
I can deliver by Hermes; I can get a quotation for this if you wish. Or you can make your own courier arrangement, or collect in person.
Please PM me if you would like more information.
I was thinking, does an apo produce better images than an achromatic refractor for narrow band imaging? Chromatic aberration should not be an issue for NB but I read somewhere that for apo's spherical aberration is corrected for two wavelengths vs one for achromats.
So I am fairly new to the hobby, what I mean is I have a Celestron Astromaster 114 right now but its hard to use because of the non computerized equatorial mount as well as the red dot sight is bad. I am mainly interested in looking at DSO’s because they seem very interesting. My question is should i get a refractor or sct for observing dso’s and sometimes planets? I want a computerized one with tracking so I don’t have to take a long time finding nebulae and galaxies. Also, is there a certain type of filter to see color on nebula when not using eaa and just viewing with your eyes? I am looking to spend between $600-900