February 2003
Astro Chatter
Swap Shop
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icon The SwapShop
by Larry Kalinowski

This column is for those who are interested in buying, trading or selling items. Call 586-776-9720 (cometman@mybluelight.com) if you want to put an item for sale or trade in this section of the WASP. The ad will run for six months. The month and year the ad will be removed, is also shown.

FOR SALE. Heavy duty equatorial mount, 1 3/4 in. dia. steel shafts, slow motions on RA and Dec axiis. Cradle rings have a seven inch inside diameter, suitable for a six inch Newtonian reflector but the mount will definitely handle a 12 inch scope after modification. The base has three legs which attach to a six inch outside diameter aluminum tube, used as a post to support the equatorial head. A 110 volt AC motor is included for the RA axis but needs some work. A 12v/110v drive corrector, for the RA axis, is included in the price. This mount was originally manufactured by The Starliner Co., but does not contain setting circles. Asking $400. Tel: 586-776-9720. (7-03).

FOR SALE. Vixen Super Polaris telescope mount. RA and Dec. drives controlled by hand paddle for slewing and slow motion. Polar axis alighnment scope. Asking $450. 586-468-5479. (6-03).

FOR SALE. Six inch tube Dobsonian telescope. Includes 6 inch, F8 parabolic primary mirror, 1.25 in. minor axis secondary mirror, 1.25 in. focuser with 0.96 in. adapter, 6x30 finder scope, four vane spider assembly, 8 inch diameter heavy wall Sonotube optical tube (white). Baltic birch solid core plywood construction, stained and clearcoated with polyurethane. Ebony Star with virgin teflon altitude and azimuth bearings. $375. Call Steve Greene at 586-598-1199. (6-03).

FOR SALE. Camera lens, 45 mm focal length, F2.8 Mamiya Sekor-C, multicoated, wide angle for 645 medium format camera. Uses 77 mm filter size, with caps and case. Used, excellent condition, $350. Brian Klaus, 586-731-0011. (3-03).

FOR SALE. Sound and Video boards for PC computers. Diamond Monster Sound MX300 with support for four speakers, wave table synthesizer and MP3 support, $25. Diamond Viper V770, 4x AGP, 32 MB memory, Riva TNT2 controller, 2D and 3D support, $40. Nvidia Gforce2 Ti Xtasy 5864, 2D & 3D accelerator, 64MB memory, 250 MHz processor speed, AGP bus, $50. 586-776-9720. (2-03).


The Warren Astronomical Society Paper
Volume 35, Number 2 February 2003