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SOLD Meade Starfinder EQ 10-inch f/4.5 Newtonian $325   SOLD

The mirrors are in good but not perfect condition.  The RA clock drive synchronous motor is 120 VCA and works.  Both axis of the German equatorial mount have slip friction clutches so you manually point it kind of like a Dobsonian and then the RA drive takes over and tracks the sky.  It has a homemade brass counterweight and mounting cradle with straps.  Newly painted white tube.  6 X 30 mm finder.   Two 1.25 inch OD eyepieces are included.   One high and one lower magnification.  The brass counterweight is worth $55 just at scrap metal prices.  Email us at cuas@cuas.org

Meade German Equatorial clock drive mount for 10 inch scope  $125

  The clock drive works OK and the pier support legs are removable without tools.  The cradle will hold a 12 ” diameter tube..

 

Unitron Polarex #1 Model 114 60mm = 2.4″ alt/az        $450 OBO

Unitron Polarex #2 Model 114 60mm = 2.4″ alt/az              $425 OBO

Unitron Polarex #3 Model 114 60mm = 2.4″ alt/az                 $400   OBO

Unitron Polarex #4 Model 114 60mm = 2.4″ alt/az                  $375   OBO

Bausch and Lomb Balscope 15X to 60X power Zoom 60 mm.  $66

 This is an ideal bird watching telescope. NO tripod

Vintage Gilbert Reflector  $55

This is a vintage collectors scope.  2.25 ” mirror.  22″ to Diagonal.  Diagonal = 3/4″.  26″ long tripod legs.  only one eyepiece.  zero power sighting tube finder.  Cost is NOT $17.98.  I included the old advertisement only to show the era.

Asanuma 60 mm variable zoom 20 X to 60 X = $100

Atlitude / Azimuth mount with fine adjustments on both axis; Eyepiece cover screws off; The funny thing about his telescope is that the front lens caphas reverse left hand threads while the eyepiece cover is regular right hand threads.

80 mm Refractor with 10 mm Long Eye Relief Eyepiece $55    SOLD

The tripod has collapsible telescoping legs with altitude/azimuth pointing.  The optics are very clean.  The all metal camera tripod has 1/4-20 threads and is probably worth over half what we are asking for the telescope plus tripod combination.   It will also make an excellent finder/guide scope when attached to a larger telescope.    Two eyepieces are included.   One high and one lower magnification.

60 mm Sears refractor  $50

Model #4   6333-A   900 mm fl  eyepieces 9 mm and 20 mm

60 mm SPI refractor $30

Southern Precision Instruments  #509  variable magnification X 15, X 30, X 45, X 60

       

Vintage Skilcraft 40mm reflector $55    SOLD

This is a vintage collectors scope and is the smallest reflector that I have ever seen.  Tube = 2″ diameter so mirror may be 1.5″.  Tube 24″ long.  zero power finder pointer.  Alt/Az mount.  17″ tripod legs.  one low power eyepiece and one hi power eyepiece

Vintage Skilcraft Starfinder 60mm refractor.  A real collectors item  $44


rack and pinion focusing.  Alt/Az mount.  wood tripod legs.  one 18mm eyepiece.  the green part of the tube is 24.5″ long

Galileoscope   2 inch refractor (50mm)   assembly required  $20

Planetarium Model Orrery $335

Trippensee Orrery with illuminated Sun.  Venus, Earth and Moon move around on a movable arm driven by chain and gears.  Circular base with seasonal, monthly and zodiacal calendar.   Tracks the relative positions of Venus, Earth and the moon as they orbit the sun.
5.5 in. diameter sphere representing the sun, black and white painted Venus and Moon and 3 in. diameter globe of the Earth on a tilted axis.   This is a very good condition antique made not from plastic but old time backelite.  No motors.  Planets move as arm is manually rotated.


American Educational Orrery Motorized     $125 plus $40 shipping = $165

Solar System Simulator Model 201   You will be able to show the students the relative orbit speeds of each planet and the relative position between individual planets and the sun.   Model is gear driven within the base, not chain-driven.    Internally gear-driven motor revolves planets around the sun in their relative orbits. Users can manually adjust planets according to the planet position table with the 360 degree scale on the base. Model is exceptionally quiet.

You can save the shipping if you want to pick it up in Champaign IL.
Payment can me made through out web sight at http://cuas.org/
Just click on the Donate button at the bottom of the page.
“You can easily donate with the PayPal Donate button below.”
Let me know when you have done this and I will ship it to you if you give me your mailing address.
I do not want to ship outside the USA.

Planetarium Model Orrery $100

Similar to below but this one only the earth and moon move when the arm is rotated.

Planetarium Model Orrery $335                 yes we have 2 of them

Trippensee Orrery with illuminated Sun.  Venus, Earth and Moon move around on a movable arm driven by chain and gears.  Circular base with seasonal, monthly and zodiacal calendar.   Tracks the relative positions of Venus, Earth and the moon as they orbit the sun.
5.5 in. diameter sphere representing the sun, black and white painted Venus and Moon and 3 in. diameter globe of the Earth on a tilted axis.   This is a very good condition antique made not from plastic but old time backelite.  No motors.  Planets move as arm is manually rotated.

Smithsonian star finder Planisphere with metal stand $20        SOLD

Learn the constellations or easily determine when a particular part of the sky will be visible from your observing site with this Planisphere
13 ” diameter acrylic

Transparent Celestial Star Globe $95        SOLD

Study the stars with this 16″ transparent celestial globe
This globe demonstrates the apparent relationship between Earth and the stars, planets, galaxies and other celestial objects in the universe.

10″ Mirror Set        $250

Primary 10 inch diameter 54.9 fl  F 5.6  is 1 inch thick Pyrex Aluminized ;       Elliptical Secondary 3.5 X 2.5  inches Aluminized     Never used  surfaces are VERY good but not perfect

 

Pelican Storm Case $35

Portable UV lamp with timer. $50

Use this 6W UV lamp to erase your EPROMs or expose your etch-resist coatings on PCBs or harden your UV reactive nail polish. Email us at cuas@cuas.org for contact with seller.

Solar Projection Screen Free

5″ X 5″ screen.  9″ long shaft. Attaches to 1.25 ” diameter.  local pick up only                  contact jimwehmer@yahoo.com

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