CORANADO Ca K SCOPE ON EBAY

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Re: CORANADO Ca K SCOPE ON EBAY

Post by Allcart » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:21 pm

Wow !!! this topic really ruffled his feathers. Check it out before it ends.
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Post by solarchat » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:28 pm

hmmm, generating more hits for solarchat. can't complain about that :)
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Re: CORANADO Ca K SCOPE ON EBAY

Post by astrodanco » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:48 pm

Is that the infamous Apollo selling the PST CaK?

Who really cares how rare this item is or isn't? "Rarity" only applies if you're a collector rather than an observer. Who collects old PSTs and who likes to overpay for the privilege?

Sheesh, one low rep bidder intentionally and without any other competition quickly bid the price up past the reserve, effectively stopping all further bidding from non-fools. I doubt anyone else is going to bid at this point. I seriously doubt the top bidder has any intention of following through with the purchase either. He's either a joker or a shill.

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Post by MjrTom » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Wow what an idiot!
Yeah we're really jealous! :whistle:

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Re: CORANADO Ca K SCOPE ON EBAY

Post by astrodanco » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:44 pm

Wow, look at the following review of this item's sister the Ha PST, which the same Ebay seller posted here:

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/coronado-person ... 4#pbe-rvws

Most of this is every bit as applicable to the CaK PST as it is to the Ha PST.

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Post by MjrTom » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:56 pm

Hmm interesting...

To be honest to expect to see anything more than prominences when the PST has a ~1A bandpass is being hopeful!
You get what you pay for or in the case of this auction a lot less! :lol:

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Post by solarchat » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:18 pm

Dan....


wow!
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Post by swisswalter » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Hi


that's the story for klicks ;)
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Post by sullij1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:37 am

ARRRRR - It's a brutal lot we are - ARRRRR!
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Post by sullij1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:57 am

He gotter sold! I love capitalism! :D
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Post by brianb11213 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:33 am

Hmm interesting...

To be honest to expect to see anything more than prominences when the PST has a ~1A bandpass is being hopeful!
I'm sorry to see this thread degenerating into a PST knocking thread. Sure the device has its limitations, but lots of us started in the solar game with PSTs, even if we've moved onto "better things".

I don't know the exact bandpass of the Ha PST I once owned but it was advertised as "1A" yet did show considerable detail on the solar surface (supergranulation, plage and filaments as well as spots). Sure the contrast wasn't as high as far more expensive rigs with tighter bandpasses but it was enough to be useful, if not great for outreach as it took several minutes to allow your eye to accomodate to the deep red image before it was seen to best advantage. Sure the image was sometimes a bit bright but this is IMHO a better fault than an image which is too dim to be comfortable, even when the sun is high in a clear transparent sky. Sure the "rust" issue makes buying unseen in the s/h market a considerable gamble ... nevertheless the things do seem to change hands at a considerable proportion of their new price. Sure there are design compromises in the "black box" but they don't usually have a major impact on visual observation. Sure the aperture and therefore the resolution & max usable magnification are limited ...

... but it works, reasonably well for its price point when compared with the rest of the specialist solar scope / filter market.

You won't find much praise of cheap hatchback cars at a Ferrari convention. That doesn't mean that they're crap: they may well have design and performance limitations but they do the job reasonably well at their price point. I fear that some of the "Ferrari owners" on this forum may be forgetting where their roots were or that many non-contributing newcomers to solar observation may well be reading this forum ... I certainly wouldn't want to put people off by assertions that the PST which they may have bought (for a not inconsiderable sum) is useless or worse, or that you really do have to spend well into five figures to obtain worthwhile equipment.

Sorry for blowing off but I think something needed to be said.

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Post by MjrTom » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:39 am

I completely agree with you Brian ;)

I think you may have misunderstood my sentiment, I have used many PST's and also own one at the moment for my PST mod so I think they are worth the money and perform well within their design limitations.
My point being is don't buy a cheap hatchback (PST) and expect it to perform like a Ferrari (90mm 0.5A double stack) with regards to the Gentleman's review. B)

As far as solar scopes go i'm a Ford fiesta guy but still looking at the Ferrari California :rockon:

I see the CaK scope went to some lucky winner for the princely sum of "0nly" $1000 :whistle:

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Post by brianb11213 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:10 pm

I see the CaK scope went to some lucky winner for the princely sum of "0nly" $1000 :whistle:

Yeah, completely crazy money when the list price of a new Lunt B600 CaK diagonal is US$718 (on the Lunt web site). Still, as has been remarked on in the past, that's the way eBay works ... sometimes you can pick up amazing bargains but if you don't know what an item is worth or you're foolish enough to get sucked into a (possibly artificial) bidding war, you can get soaked. Caveat emptor, as the saying goes (and it's been around long enough to be phrased in a language which hasn't been in common use for centuries).

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Post by Montana » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:01 pm

It came in a pretty box though :)

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Post by swisswalter » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:15 pm

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Post by solarchat » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:28 am

?

Andy Lunt does not make his own glass and the thought of a former member of this club posting that ridiculous sale at 4 times the original cost of a scope that we have given away through our club numerous times is very disheartening to me.
However, I do not want another tirade of disgruntled posts referencing me personally on every website in the hobby and, since this person lurks here constantly, lets just leave it alone.
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Re: CORANADO Ca K SCOPE ON EBAY

Post by theastronomydude » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:43 pm

I agree here. I started with a Lunt 60, and recently received a Coronado PST doublestack and a Coronado PST CaK. Most of what I do is outreach, and the CaK is limited, but available if someone wants to look. I hope to use the PST CaK with a DMK41 to show those images to benefit those who have trouble seeing them through the scope. The doublestack PST shows much more detail than my Lunt 60, but the 60 is brighter and easier for people to see. I think the PST's will stay in my stable for outreach for years to come, I hope. And thanks to Pedro for helping me get my PST CaK going again, and Stephen, as well as others who have consistently helped me in my solar program. My outreach would be less without his, and their, generous help.
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Re: CORANADO Ca K SCOPE ON EBAY

Post by Spectral Joe » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:22 am

since this person lurks here constantly, lets just leave it alone.

I think he may actually be posting here, again.
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Post by solarchat » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:34 am

under what username?

This is extremely important

email me at sramsden (at) solarastronomy (dot) org if anyone knows
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