Pentax 65 ED Apochromatic refractor (Asahi Optical Co. Japan). Optical Tube (Rare)
This is a vintage telescope with renowned quality optics; Not many of these were manufactured.As such, it is considered to be a collectors item.
The Objective is clearly labelled as an Apochromatic refractor
Diameter: 65mmFocal Length: 700mmFocuser: Rack and pinion.Finder: 6 x 21 with bracketDiagonal. 965 Japanese standardEyepiece: Omcon 12mm .965 (Made in Japan). *This is an add-on, and did not come with the original scope.
The optics are very clean and in good condition. The cosmetics of the optical tube could do with a nice refinish.The focuser is a rack and pinion and works fine mechanically. All teeth on the rack are intact and in good condition.
The optics on this instrument as you would expect are of extremely high quality and this is of course whatPentax is renowned for with their vintage telescope lines.
Not certain of the actual date of manufacture, but best guess would be the early 1980’s.
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)