This listing is for a Carl Zeiss 30 x 60 B Mirror Telescope Spotting Scope & Motorized Base in good, functioning condition.
I have to confess that I don't remember how I acquired this scope. I have never used it in any professional manner, just to look at the moon a couple of times. I don't know anything about the technical features or what it is really designed to do. I do not have an instruction manual, but most manuals seem to be available online these days.
The scope is in Very Good condition, with no significant wear. At most, there is a little dust in the crevices and maybe a smudge or scuff mark here and there. The power focus works perfectly, controlled by two weatherproof switches. The scope is powered by four AA batteries, which are not included. The front and rear lens caps are present (the rear lens caps fits a bit loosely), as is the nylon strap. I can honestly state, that to my knowledge, there is nothing wrong with this scope.
As you likely know, the motorized base comes off the spotting scope with a pull of a small silver lever, allowing the scope to be used manually. It is much lighter in weight that way. Be careful not to reverse the base when reinstalling. There is a small door that slides open and closed to expose the lens gear that the geared wheel of the motorized base connects with. The sliding door can be opened or closed, depending upon how one is using the scope. Hint: When using the scope, turn the front lens cap inside out to keep it out of the way of the lens--it took me a while to figure that out. There are also two different size openings to attach a tripod.
The scope is about 9 inches in length (or 23 cm). It weighs about 2 lbs. 14 ounces, including the motorized base and batteries.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I am relying on the buyer to be familiar with this brand and model of spotting scope, so please go online and learn about its features. Sorry about the lint in the photos--the black color seems to show every little bit. By the way, the only other listing I could find for this scope was on the German version of eBay for $1,200.
You can be confident in your purchase--I have been volunteering to sell books for our local Friends of the Library on "the big A" for over six years and have an excellent rating, as I do on this site. I believe in customer service--if the buyer is not happy, I am not happy.
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)