Thursday, March 20, 2014

Someone Obviously Did Better on His Startups Than I Did

A truly impressive 12" D&G refractor on a Byers mount, available at the bargain price of $595,000.

5 comments:

Billy Oblivion said...

There is a reason it's being sold.

Windy Wilson said...

For that price I would hope for a small bit of land and one of those round-topped buildings, in addition to the telescope. It is, after all, used.

dmoelling said...


Looks like an interesting guy and regrettably he must sell.

http://www.boomsy.com/Wordpress/telescopes-can-save-lives-the-story-of-ed-noffsinger/

Kirk Parker said...

Sure, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's anything wrong with it!

1. If I had a +- half-million-dollar telescope, it wouldn't take me very long to figure out I'd rather have a +- half-million-dollar sailboat.

2. My best friend bought a geniune Dobro, used on consignment, from The music store in Seaside, OR. It turns out there's a fairly well-off guy in town who likes to dabble in musical instruments, but then tires of them quickly and doesn't want to keep them around. Result: instruments for sale (on consignment) in the one-and-only music store in town, for no more than half of what they should really go for (try Craigslist, buddy...) Just add a couple more orders of magnitude of wealth, and you've got this telescope's about-to-be-former owner.

Kirk Parker said...

dmoelling,

Interesting, and sad. Looks like he's got a much more serious reason that just 'tired of it'; in my defense what I wrote was merely meant as a whimsical answer to Billy's opening comment (the only one visible at the time) implying there must be something wrong with it.