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Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby EIZO » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:06 pm

Ok this is corny, I am over 60 now but my first telescope was this one.

I would dearly love to own it one last time. Again.

I know it is classed as no good now but .....

Any help in locating one would be so much appreciated

Thanks
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby Aratus » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:41 pm

I have my original 40mm refractor, and I found some spare parts on the internet to get it going again.
There is no shame in wanting to get your first telescope back again!

Edit: I had a look around and I couldn't find any Prinz reflectors. There were plenty of refractors though.
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby EIZO » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:41 pm

They are rare, one on ebay last week I clicked bid but forgot to click confirm and missed it for £25
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:48 pm

EIZO wrote:They are rare, one on ebay last week I clicked bid but forgot to click confirm and missed it for £25


Someone had one up on Ebay with a starting bid of £150 about a month ago. It failed to sell. so you could try and contact them to see if they'll consider a private sale.

Would need collection from Burnley - it's got the wooden tripod so is fairly heavy

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Tele ... 7675.l2557
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby Aratus » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:26 pm

Again this is a refractor. Is it a refractor or reflector we are looking for? :?

These refractors are far from being 'no good'. They are well made with excellent optics. I think £150 is asking far too much though.
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:49 pm

Aratus wrote:Again this is a refractor. Is it a refractor or reflector we are looking for? :?

These refractors are far from being 'no good'. They are well made with excellent optics. I think £150 is asking far too much though.

Do'h now it's me that's not paying attention!
ETA
I assume it was this one that went for the bargain price
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prinz-Astron ... 7675.l2557
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby Aratus » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:29 pm

At least you found a Prinz reflector! - I think they might be relatively rare. As you say, £25 is a bargain. The best thing would be to set up a search on eBay - and wait - and hope.

I never understand why people don't offer postage. It drastically reduces the chances of get a buyer. It is easy enough to package it up and get a quote. If someone wants it, they will pay the postage.
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:42 pm

Gfamily2 wrote:
EIZO wrote:They are rare, one on ebay last week I clicked bid but forgot to click confirm and missed it for £25


Someone had one up on Ebay with a starting bid of £150 about a month ago. It failed to sell. so you could try and contact them to see if they'll consider a private sale.

Would need collection from Burnley - it's got the wooden tripod so is fairly heavy

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Tele ... 7675.l2557



That isn't a 500R the 500"R" is a Reflector
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:43 pm

Gfamily2 wrote:
Aratus wrote:Again this is a refractor. Is it a refractor or reflector we are looking for? :?

These refractors are far from being 'no good'. They are well made with excellent optics. I think £150 is asking far too much though.

Do'h now it's me that's not paying attention!
ETA
I assume it was this one that went for the bargain price
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prinz-Astron ... 7675.l2557



THAT is the one I missed, yes £25
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Re: Prinz astral 500R Reflector telescope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:44 pm

Thanks all

makes me wonder how many people 40-50 years ago bought scopes that are now up the attic forgotten
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