This has got to be the rarest scope i have ever offered for sale PERIOD.
Its a CARTON COMET CATCHER from about the 1970 period, manufactured in japan, well known in the USA, but not so in the UK.
ITS TOTALLY COMPLETE WITH ALL THE USUAL ACCESSORIES , NICE BLUE EQUATORIAL HEAD, ETC ETC.Its so rare very few collectors have seen one.Every thing is totally mint, except the blue carry case which is only in very fine condition. the auction includes the original carry case very fine condition but not mint .2 x carton 0.968 ( 1 inch ) eyepieces.1 x carton 90 degree diagonal.1 x Carton Barlow lens1 x carton porro prism for terrestrial viewing
slow motion controls and the accessory tray ( Mint ) all as photographed.
PLEASE NOTE this includes the original tripod which is a lot smaller than a conventional one, you were supposed to sit on the floor to be level with the eye piece.
That said its a fairly simple thing to extend the tripod height, you would keep the top section and replace the single lower section.
Drawings available on request should you need them.
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