Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21
Like Tree18Likes

Thread: Bruce sayer

  1. #11
    Nomma's Avatar
    Nomma is online now Main Sequence
    Points: 719, Level: 14
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Woodbine, ga
    Posts
    153
    Points
    719
    Level
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3x 3 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer



    Lmao
    Mike.
    100% beginner.
    Scopes: tasco galaxsee 45 on an equitorial mount. Vivitar 2inch refractor on basic tripod.
    Photography: coolpixl110 on a basic tripod.

  2. #12
    SpyderwerX's Avatar
    SpyderwerX is offline Neutron Sequence
    Points: 21,566, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    upstate SC
    Posts
    4,162
    Points
    21,566
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,735
    Thanked 1,153x 918 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    Sounds like someone left out a extra "0"!
    That was my thought exactly!
    ~Frankie~ My mind: Always on...Slightly off.
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Celestron CPC1100 SCT....Edge HD 8" + AVX...
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Atlas EQ-G (EQ6) +
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    180 Mak or SkyWatcher ST150...Orion ST80
    Baader BBHS mirror and prism diagonals
    EPs: TeleVue (NJ) Plossls ...TeleVue (NJ) Widefields... TeleVue Naglers: + 3-6 zoom...volcano top (T) Orthos & Kellners...Leitz Periplans...TeleVue, Astronomik, Lumicon & Baader filters..

  3. #13
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 74,993, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Hyperactive Geek - Silver 2rst place for Activity!
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Live: Slovakia Work: Canada
    Posts
    17,439
    Points
    74,993
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,063
    Thanked 5,485x 4,622 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    The Sayre reflectors are almost a work of art, the only way one would be for sale at $500USD is as Bryan said or it may have been acquired by the five finger discount method.
    Most likely there was a zero missing from the price.
    Then again you occasionally find someone just wanting to get rid of equipment for whatever reason
    bladekeeper likes this.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102XL f/13.2, Celestron 102 f/6.5, 2-150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Manfrotto 028B/ 055PRO, Celestron SLT, Celestron CG-5/ Argo Navis, Stellarvue M2C, Vixen SXP Binoculars: Celestron Eyepieces: A-Z

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    / camera. - Gabrielle

    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  4. #14
    Nomma's Avatar
    Nomma is online now Main Sequence
    Points: 719, Level: 14
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Woodbine, ga
    Posts
    153
    Points
    719
    Level
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3x 3 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    If I had the money to spare I might buy it it is on a selling site that provides protection
    Gabby76 likes this.
    Mike.
    100% beginner.
    Scopes: tasco galaxsee 45 on an equitorial mount. Vivitar 2inch refractor on basic tripod.
    Photography: coolpixl110 on a basic tripod.

  5. #15
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 74,993, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Hyperactive Geek - Silver 2rst place for Activity!
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Live: Slovakia Work: Canada
    Posts
    17,439
    Points
    74,993
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,063
    Thanked 5,485x 4,622 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    It may be part of an estate sale then or being sold by someone who has no idea what it is actually worth.
    Sometimes good deals happen
    I would want to see it set up and inspect it before buying if possible though.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102XL f/13.2, Celestron 102 f/6.5, 2-150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Manfrotto 028B/ 055PRO, Celestron SLT, Celestron CG-5/ Argo Navis, Stellarvue M2C, Vixen SXP Binoculars: Celestron Eyepieces: A-Z

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    / camera. - Gabrielle

    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  6. #16
    Nomma's Avatar
    Nomma is online now Main Sequence
    Points: 719, Level: 14
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Woodbine, ga
    Posts
    153
    Points
    719
    Level
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3x 3 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Yeah it wouldn't be unfortunately
    Mike.
    100% beginner.
    Scopes: tasco galaxsee 45 on an equitorial mount. Vivitar 2inch refractor on basic tripod.
    Photography: coolpixl110 on a basic tripod.

  7. #17
    DeanD's Avatar
    DeanD is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 15,190, Level: 84
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 10
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    365 Days+ Registered Achievement!2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    2,209
    Points
    15,190
    Level
    84
    Thanks
    244
    Thanked 682x 558 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Looks like even with the extra "0" it is fairly cheap. See: https://www.amazon.com/Truss-Tube-Ul.../dp/B008QI0QGG

    I think someone made a mistake...

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    12" home-made dob, Celestron 150 f5, Tak TSA102, TV 76, Celestron 800CPC, ETX 125
    Mounts:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MiniTower, HEQ5Pro
    Binos: 25x100FB, Carton 11x80, Vanguard Endeavour 1045, Takahashi 22x60, Swarovski Habicht 8x30
    Eyepieces: My favourites are my Televue 32mm plossl, Nagler 13mm T6, Nagler 3-6mm

  8. #18
    ozeclipse's Avatar
    ozeclipse is online now Bright Giants
    Points: 7,995, Level: 62
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 155
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!2 Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 35 S, 149 E
    Posts
    416
    Points
    7,995
    Level
    62
    Thanks
    211
    Thanked 252x 158 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    low profile design with Dob Driver II motors and balancing weights in Custom alt-azimuth mount. Sky Designs supplied the 20" x 1.5" Pyrex fine annealed glass blank and optical coatings. The optics were finished by Galaxy Optics for optical figure yielding 95% clear aperture and for RMS error equal to or better than 0.076. Included are: a precision JMI 2" focuser; an Orion finder-scope dove tail bracket; dew shroud and complete assembly manual. This unit is large and graceful; with exceptional rigidity, stability & good portability
    Mirror specs. All Greek to me
    Mike,
    Happy Georgia foundation day!

    It seems unlikely that information as specific as mirror accuracy could be provided if this was stolen or being sold by someone who doesn't know about telescopes or its value. I have a very good 18" Galaxy mirror. That said, 0.076 RMS is neither bad nor necessarily fantastic. It will be fine for DSO. Be very careful. It could be a fake sale/scam, ie the scope does not really exist.

    I read an account of someone who bought a Takahashi Mewlon for what seemed to be a good price, about $3000 IIRC. After paying in advance, he received a $50 kitchen appliance.

    It could be someone with lots of money who jumped in too deep and found it was too much scope and now just wants to get rid of it.

    Joe
    40 years in amateur astronomy - 1978-2018
    Astronomical interests : astrophotography, visual observing, night-scapes, solar eclipse chasing, asteroidal occultations
    Bortle 1-2 skies, 149 E, 35 S
    web site : http://joe-cali.com/astronomy
    SCOPES - ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, ED80
    CAMERAS : Pentax K1, K5, K01 / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec

  9. #19
    helicon64's Avatar
    helicon64 is offline Indy the cat
    Points: 129,187, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Most Friends Award!
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    21,853
    Points
    129,187
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    22,799
    Thanked 6,617x 5,210 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Probably too good to be true, unless it is some sort of fire sale. May be worth a look-see.
    Michael
    Obsession 18" f/4.2, Zhumell Z10 f/4.9, ES AR 152 refractor f/6.5, Celestron Skymaster 15x70's , Bushnell 10x50's
    9x50mm RACI finder, Telrad, Rigel Quickfinder, 30mm Erfle, 9mm Plossl, and full line of ES eyepieces
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is Limited. Imagination Circles the World... A. Einstein


  10. #20
    Voyageur's Avatar
    Voyageur is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 7,089, Level: 58
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 61
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts AchievementGot three Friends20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Leelanau County, Michigan (April-Oct); Barra de Navidad, MX (Nov-March)
    Posts
    1,156
    Points
    7,089
    Level
    58
    Thanks
    285
    Thanked 446x 288 Posts

    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    Looks like even with the extra "0" it is fairly cheap. See: https://www.amazon.com/Truss-Tube-Ul.../dp/B008QI0QGG

    I think someone made a mistake...
    I saw that on amazon a couple of days ago. There was a second one listed: same photo, same specs, same mis-spelling of Bruce Sayre as Sayer. Price listed was $500. The listing also asked buyers to contact them by email before placing an order, giving a coded email. That's a no-no on amazon, and sure sign of a scam, as the purpose is to circumvent amazon purchase protection. The listing said they had 9 available, what a joke. Looks like the listing got taken down, since only the one for $6999 is still there. Or maybe all 9 of them sold, ha ha ha.
    Mary


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    Vixen VMC200L, D=200mm, F=1950, f/9.75; Televue 2" Everbright diagonal. Coronado PST; AstroTech EDT 80mm, F=480, f/6. Mounts: Vixen SXW/Starbook (original); Stellarvue M2C alt-az. Eyepieces: Televue: 55mm Plossl, 22mm Panoptic, 17.3mm Delos, 13mm Nagler, c. 1980, 11mm Plossl, 7mm Nagler; Meade 15mm Super Plossl; VERNONSCOPE 2.4X
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    . Binoculars: Leica 8x32 Trinovids, circa 1997; Orion Megaview 20x80, Orion Paragon Plus mount.

 

 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Happy Birthday morrbru (Bruce)!!!
    By bladekeeper in forum Off Topic Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-10-2018, 11:37 PM
  2. NASA Remembers Astronaut Bruce McCandless II
    By combat48 in forum Astronomy News Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-23-2017, 12:31 AM
  3. Bruce Peninsula National Park Astronomy
    By HIHIBYEBYE in forum Canadian Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-01-2016, 07:38 AM
  4. Bruce Penninsula Dark Skies & Canadian Customs
    By amillego in forum Canadian Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 04:18 AM
  5. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-13-2007, 02:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:46 AM.